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Every man a hero : a memoir of D-Day, the first wave at Omaha Beach, and a world at war

by Lambert, Ray (Author), DeFelice, Jim, 1956- (Author)

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"Seventy-five years ago, he hit Omaha Beach with the first wave. Now Ray Lambert, ninety-eight years old, delivers one of the most remarkable memoirs, a tour-de-force of remembrance evoking his role as a decorated World War II medic who risked his life to save the heroes of D-Day."--Publisher's desc... Full description

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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: 0-hour+15 / by Jim DeFelice
  • Prologue: Why we remember
  • Early days
  • Echoes of war
  • Infamy and England
  • Lighting the torch
  • My life in my hands
  • Husky
  • (Some) rest for the weary
  • A mighty endeavor
  • Beyond despair
  • Deliverance
  • Breakout
  • The rewards of peace
  • Legacy
  • Collaborator's note: Bringing Ray's story to the page / by Jim DeFelice
  • Appendix A: The combat medics of World War II
  • Appendix B: Battle fatigue, psychoneurosis, and PTSD in World War II
  • Appendix C: Further reading.
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