Memories of My Experiences As An Artillery Soldier During World War II

by Byrd Leroy Lewis



Book Details

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Publication Date : 12/30/2008

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 339
ISBN : 9781436359184

About the Book

Looking back after fifty-five years, I started writing my memories of World War II in 1995. One by one, I recorded stories of my experiences to save for my two young grandsons. When they become adults, I wanted them to know some of the experiences that I had as a young man at the age of twenty. I related my experiences from the time that I was inducted into the army until I was discharged three years later. Therefore, my book relates the memories that I have of World War II while serving with the 250th Field Artillery Battalion — our training at Camp Maxey, Texas, our further training in England and Wales, our landing on Utah Beach, our fighting across France and Germany, and our waiting in Salzburg, Austria, for seven months to be sent home.

About the Author

Byrd Leroy Lewis, a native of Oklahoma, served in the army for three years during World War II in the European theater of Operations. Later, he attended South-Western State University at Weatherford, Oklahoma, where he completed both a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education and a Master of Teaching Degree. While teaching high school mathematics and biology classes in the Artesia Public Schools in Artesia, New Mexico, he completed a Master of Science Degree from Highlands University at Las Vegas, New Mexico. Later, he did post graduate work at Eastern New Mexico University at Portales, New Mexico. In 1986, he retired from teaching. He and his wife Lovetta continue to live in Artesia playing golf, playing Bridge, and traveling.