Boy Soldier: Recollections of World War II
2020 FAPA Award Winner, Gold: BIO/Autobiography/Memoir
In 1945, aspiring seminarian 18-year-old Charles Palmeri enlists in the Army and lands in France. Assigned to the 42nd Infantry, Rainbow Division, Charles and his squad fight their way across Germany, facing fanatical resistance from battle-hardened Nazi troops, only to arrive at the gates of hell: the Dachau concentration camp. Told for the first time, read what Charles saw and what he thought about what he saw in the final, dangerous, desperate days of World War II.