Glen C. Drake, who lives in Baraboo, Wisconsin jumped
with H Company, 508th PIR in the D-Day invasion. He also parachuted
into Holland during Operation Market-Garden and was one of many of the 508th
who fought in the Ardennes during the infamous Battle of the Bulge — all
pivotal events of World War II.
Growing up on a Wisconsin farm, Glen Drake
had no idea about how his World War II experiences would change his life.
They left a permanent imprint as he was required to kill a human being for
the first time. Years later, back in the safety of his home state, he suffered
the after effects of his wartime experience, still imagining once in a while
that he was under attack. His confrontations with German soldiers left him
with a hatred of them that persisted into his later years.
A Paratrooper Remembers was compiled by Drake in a series of tapes
he made for his children.
ISBN 1-878569-92-0 Publication date: February 2003.
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