In honor of veteran and hero Ed Shames, one of the last surviving paratroopers from the 101st Airborne Division, I’d like to share this book coming in October from Osprey Publishing and to thank him for his service to freedom.
Based on extensive interviews with the surviving veterans, including Ed Shames, No Victory in Valhalla relives the dramatic struggle of the famed “Screaming Eagles” paratroopers in some of the toughest fighting of World War II. Famously profiled in Band of Brothers, the division as a whole was awarded Unit Citation for its heroic defense of Bastogne – a first in the history of the US armed forces.
For more inspiration from our extraordinary veterans check this out…
Jim Martin who wrote the forward to No Victory in Valhalla and has decided to commemorate the 70th anniversary by jumping out over Normandy at age 93!
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