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Unit History of the 81st Chemical Mortar Battalion in World War II By Walt Cross
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This is the unit history of the 81st Chemical Mortar Battalion in World War II. Although it is edited and annotated for clarity, this is essentially the unit history men of the 81st Mortar Battalion... More > received at the end of the war. The history was edited, annotated, and illustrated by Master Sergeant Walt Cross, U.S. Army Retired. It contains many never or rarely before published photographs of men of the unit. Walt is a graduate of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy and holds degrees in both history and science. He is a combat veteran of Battery A, 1st Battalion, 7th U.S. Artillery of the 1st Infantry Division and holds many decorations for both service and valor. Published by Dire Wolf Books a veteran owned publishing company.< Less
Fortune Favors the Brave; the 334th Infantry Regiment in World War II By Walt Cross
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THIS IS THE UNIT HISTORY OF THE 334TH INFANTRY REGIMENT OF THE 84TH INFANTRY DIVISION IN EUROPE DURING WWII. THESE ARE STORIES OF REAL SOLDIERS, REAL BATTLES, REAL HISTORY AND HEROES.
Red Tracers; the 482nd Anti-Aircraft Artillery in WWII By Walt Cross
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THIS IS THE UNIT HISTORY OF THE 482ND ANTI-AIRCRAFT ARTILLERY BATTALION'S SERVICE IN WORLD WAR II. THE 482ND WAS PRIMARILY ATTACHED TO THE 9TH ARMORED DIVISION DURING THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE AND THE... More > CAPTURE OF THE REMAGEN BRIDGE. DURING ITS SERVICE THE 482ND AAA BATTALION RECEIVED THE PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION FOR HEROISM AND GALLANTRY IN ACTION.< Less
Red Tracers; the 482nd Anti-Aircraft Artillery in WWII By Walt Cross
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THIS IS THE UNIT HISTORY OF THE 482ND ANTI-AIRCRAFT ARTILLERY BATTALION DURING WWII. THE 482ND FOUGHT TO DEFEND BASTOGNE AND ST. VITH IN BELGIUM. THE BATTALION WAS THE FIRST AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY... More > UNIT AT THE CAPTURE OF THE RHINE RIVER BRIDGE AT REMAGEN. BY THE TIME IT WAS OVER THE UNIT HAD EARNED A PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION FOR GALLANTRY AND HEROISM.< Less
Fighting the 2nd Vietnam War at Oklahoma State University By Walt Cross
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"Fighting the Second Vietnam War at Oklahoma State University" is actually two books in one. Part I is the personal account of an American soldier in Vietnam and his experiences serving in... More > the First Infantry Division in 1969. Part II follows this same Vietnam veteran and his second career at Oklahoma State University outlining the discrimination he encountered as a retired soldier and Vietnam veteran causing him to fight a second Vietnam War. Sometimes peace never comes, even when the guns fall silent. 417 pages.< Less
The 963rd Field Artillery Battalion in World War II By Walt Cross
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The 963rd Field Artillery Battalion during World War II was a non-divisional unit assigned to the XIX Corps. It consisted of four 155mm howitzer batteries, a service battery and a headquarters. The... More > heavy guns were towed by tractor and occasionally by truck. During its European service it provided artillery support to many different U.S. Army divisions and other units. It has a service record to be proud of and is the envy of many other Army commands. This unit history, although edited for clarity, is primarily taken from the unit history written by members of the 963rd at the conclusion of hostilities. Every effort has been made to preserve the essence of that history.< Less
Plane Busters the 390th AAA Battalion in WWII By Walt Cross
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This is the unit history of the 390th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion from training in California to combat in Europe during World War II until victory. This story features the excellent writing of... More > Captain David B. Scott Jr. The dry witted humor of Captain Scott runs throughout the narrative but does not detract from the seriousness of the unit's combat record. The 390th carved it a place in history with its courageous and effective combat skills against the aerial might of the Luftwaffe. Military reading at its finest.< Less
1754 A Sailor Comes to Virginia By Walt Cross
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A history and genealogical profile of Thomas Moss, a British sailor who came to America in 1754 and joining the Virginia Regiment of Militia, and served under a colonel named George Washington in the... More > French and Indian War. Sitting out the American Revolution, he served again on the American side of the War of 1812.< Less
Out West with Custer and Crook By Walt Cross
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This is the life story of Colonel Verling K. Hart, a Civil War veteran of the U.S. 19th Infantry who later served with General George Armstrong Custer in the 7th U.S. Cavalry and with the 5th U.S.... More > Cavalry under General George R. Crook. Verling served with Custer and alongside Lieutenant Henry Moore Harrington in Company C, 7th Cavalry during the 1873 Yellowstone Campaign and in the Black Hills Expedition of 1874. Missing the fight at the Little Big Horn by only a few months, Verling was assigned to the 5th Cavalry. He served under the command of General Crook marching, fighting, and building forts until his death in the line of duty. After Verling's death his widow Juliet, inherited the town of Buffalo, Wyoming, but would have to fight for her rights. Although this book stands alone, it also completes Walt Cross' trilogy of the Old West comprised of "Custer's Lost Officer", "From Little Big Horn to the Potomac" and this latest addition.< Less
A Strange Look at Custer By Jack Strange & Walt Cross
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A history-in-drawings book by American Illustrator Jack Strange. The book contains more than 340 pen and ink, black and white drawings of Custer, officers and men of the 7th U.S. Cavalry, Indian... More > chiefs, warriors, and scouts, as well as friends, foes, and contemporaries of the famous American soldier. In addition, the book features a personal look at Custer and his times. Narration by historian Walt Cross and the artist. 330 pages.< Less