Combat Engineer tells the well-known stories of the Bulge and Remagen from a new and different perspective, that of Colonel H. Wallis Anderson, Army Corps of Engineers.
A tribute to an unsung American hero
This biography weaves through Anderson’s life as a Pennsylvania railroad engineer and as an army combat engineer. Throughout, he endured tragedy and triumph as a shining example of the uniquely American concept of a citizen-soldier.
Isolated and under the harshest winter conditions, Anderson and the combat engineers under his command confronted and thwarted the advance of the most powerful force in the entire German Army: the Waffen-SS.
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"Not your typical war story about the heroic foot soldier... this book showcases the specific leadership qualities of H. Wallis Anderson that had such a profound effect on the morale and effectiveness of his combat engineering units ..."
Amazon review excerpt
"...a deeply moving story of an American citizen and hero, an honest and unusually realistic look at what it was like to serve on the ground in World War II, and a fascinating description of the role of a combat engineer."
Joe Weisberg, Emmy Award winning creator, writer, and producer of The Americans, and author of An Ordinary Spy