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Pattons Lost Platoon: Based on a True Story from WWII Gary Gibich

Pattons Lost Platoon: Based on a True Story from WWII

Gary Gibich

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Amazon.com 2010 Breakthough Novel Award Quarterfinalist (Formerly titled A Cavalrymans Journey) A remarkable adventure based on the true story of Robert Hamsley and his men as part of Pattons 3rd Army during WWII. From horseback to tank commander,MoreAmazon.com 2010 Breakthough Novel Award Quarterfinalist (Formerly titled A Cavalrymans Journey) A remarkable adventure based on the true story of Robert Hamsley and his men as part of Pattons 3rd Army during WWII. From horseback to tank commander, Ham is soon faced with the onerous decision to disobey the Generals standing orders--For the fist time in fifty years the entire story can finally be told. Action, Drama, Humor, Tragedy, Triumph and Redemption. Patton himself was a Cavalry Officer, but little has been written about the role of the Cavalry in WWII, a very important role. Robert Hamsley is a young man swept into the events of WWII in the mounted U.S. Cavalry, through the dismount into full mechanization, and finally as a tanker and young Lieutenant in General Patton’s 3rd Army. The words “heroic” and “humble” have been used by many to describe Ham, but in his words “I was just doin’ my job.” After almost fifty years the grateful people of the French village of Plelo finally found the “Hero of Plelo” and saw to it that he was awarded the French Legion of Honor for his, and his men’s deeds.