Roger Boas recalls vividly his combat role in General Patton’s favorite division in World War II, where Boas earned the prestigious Silver Star. He also recounts with poignancy his difficult post-war adjustment to civilian life.
John A. Kerner, MD
Captain of the 35th Infantry Division and author of Combat Medic: World War II
Roger Boas experienced eleven months of ferocious combat as a forward observer during World War II. Victory in Europe found Boas awarded a Silver Star for bravery and suffering from an undiagnosed case of “battle rattle,” today called PTSD. It took Boas years to recover. This well-written and candid memoir offers testimony to wartime loyalties and peacetime struggles for healing through faith, family, work, and public service as experienced by an Army Strong veteran of the Greatest Generation.
Author, Americans and the California Dream series
Interview on KZSU, Stanford 90.1, “Modern Tek News"
Interview on WMST-AM’s “Mid-Mornings on Main”
Roger Boas’s book holds a number of other messages for today’s warriors and the rest of us . . . Right On, Roger! And thanks for writing this book.
Sheila K. Johnson, Ph.D
Author of Japan Through American Eyes; Board of Directors, Japan Policy Research Institute
Interview with Roger in Jewish Journal: A soldier speaks of war, 70 years later, by Francoise Skurman
2016 Silver Medal Award in the memoir category from the Military Writers Society of America.
Read review here.
Interview on “This Week in America with Ric Bratton”