A personal account of an Average Joe’s infantry days before, during and shortly after the furiously fought battle for Italy.
Although rejected by the Coast Guard and the Navy in 1942 due to bad eyesight, Leon Weckstein was drafted into the Army where it was discovered that he had an uncanny ability to perceive enemy movement and camouflage. His talent left him to manning forward observation posts and directing artillery and mortar fire.
THROUGH MY EYES describes the author’s experience as he was ordered to bring artillery fire on the Leaning Tower of Pisa, which had come under suspicion as being used by the enemy to direct their deadly fire power. Declining to do so, the young staff sergeant literally saved the historic landmark.
His “front-row seat” to the war also allowed him to watch and report the suffering of the U.S. infantry as they struggled to disgorge the elite Wermacht from their heavily fortified pillbox position in the rugged Apennine mountains.Read the First 20 Pages Here!