Honor Untarnished

A West Point Graduate's Memoir of World War II

General Donald V. Bennett(retired) with William R. Forstchen

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What the bestsellers Flags of Our Fathers was to Iwo Jima and Duty to the mission of the Enola Gay, Honor Untarnished is to the World War II tour of duty of young graduate of a West Point.

Whether it was fighting Rommel's fierce Afrika Korps hitting the beaches of Normandy on D Day, surviving the Battle of the Bulge, or just being in the next room during the infamous "slapping incident" of Blood-n-Guts General George Patton, Donald Bennett experienced the fiery crucible of World War II and survived to tell about it.

As a recent graduate of West Point, First Lieutenant Bennett was given the charge of training inexperienced and scared recruits, and leading them into battle against the Axis forces. From orientation at Fort Sill, Oklahoma through the fiercest battles of the war right up to the liberation of the death camps and our complicit confrontation with the Soviet Union over Eastern Europe, Don Bennett, not yet thirty, preserved the honor of the corps, and the liberty of the free world.

Lindbergh, Patton, Bradley, and Eisenhower are just names in a history book to most-but to Don Bennett they were personal acquaintances.

This is the story of D Day, the Bulge, and the rest of the war. It differs from many recent books on similar events ... because Don Bennett was actually there!

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Childhood and Early Years
 
 
I was born on May 9, 1915, in the small town of Lakeside, Ohio, located a dozen miles or so outside of Toledo. Lakeside was like a thousand other towns of the Midwest in those years, one foot still firmly planted in the nineteenth century, the other foot just beginning to edge into the twentieth.
When I was about a year old, we moved to Genoa, and then several years later to Oak Harbor.
Where I grew up had only one church, Methodist, which my family went to every Sunday. The local school had three hundred or so students, from

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General Donald V. Bennett(retired) with William R. Forstchen

General Donald V. Bennett (retired), a graduate and former commandant of West Point, won the Distinguished Service Cross and two Purple Hearts for his service in World War II. He is retired and lives in Montreat, North Carolina, where he occasionally lectures on "the Greatest Generation."

Dr. William R. Forstchen is Professor of History at Montreat College, author of the Lost Regiment series, and We Look like Men of War and coauthor (with Newt Gingrich) of 1945 and a new Civil War alternate history.

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Honor Untarnished
A West Point Graduate's Memoir of World War II
General Donald V. Bennett(retired) with William R. Forstchen

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June 2003
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ISBN: 9781429970792
ISBN10: 1429970790
304 pages
$7.99
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