Filthy Thirteen (Google eBook)

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Casemate Publishers, Dec 1, 2005 - History - 256 pages
3 Reviews
Primarily products of the Dustbowl and the Depression, and never ones to salute an officer, or take a bath, the Filthy 13 attained legendary status within the Screaming Eagles for its hard drinking, and savage fighting skill - and that was only in training. The Filthy Thirteen tells the story of one of America's most brutal fighting outfits.
  

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Review: The Filthy Thirteen: From the Dustbowl to Hitler's Eagle's Nest - The True Story of the 101st Airborne's Most Legendary Squad of Combat Paratroopers

User Review  - William Bagshaw - Goodreads

The only reason I give this 5 stars is because I can't give it 6. Read full review

Review: The Filthy Thirteen: From the Dustbowl to Hitler's Eagle's Nest - The True Story of the 101st Airborne's Most Legendary Squad of Combat Paratroopers

User Review  - Andy Van Der Plaats - Goodreads

Finished reading the book and found it to be an excellent read. Author doesn't pull any punches when he talks about the war, or about the trouble he had once he tried to return to civilian life. Read full review

Contents

Introduction Jake McNiece
1
Creating a Legend
9
Fuel for the Myth
43
A Bridge in Normandy
73
Surviving Holland
119
Rescue of a Division
153
End of the War
185
GetTogether
207
Epilogue The Moral of the Story
227
A Soldiers Prayer by Jack Agnew
243
Notes
245
Bibliography
281
Index
285
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About the author (2005)

Jake Mc Niece was born and raised in Oklahoma during the Depression. In 1942, He joined the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division to fight the Germans. After the war he traveled the country pursuing different lines of work until he finally married, settled down, and made a career with the U.S. Postal Service. He has entertained audiences with humorous accounts of his war experiences for years. Richard E. Killblane was raised in Oklahoma where he came to know Jake Mc Niece. Richard graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1979 and earned his Master of Arts in history from the University of San Diego in 1992. He served as an officer in the infantry and Special Forces and attained the rank of Captain. He is a veteran of Central American counter-insurgency operations and Operation Just Cause (Panama) He is a published author and currently servesas the Transportation Corps historian.

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