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Lieutenant Colonel Douglas Massie, Commander, 127th Airborne Engineers Battalion

Jeremy Holm tells a story of his grandfather and the history of the 11th Airborne in a masterful way that guides the reader from Camp Toccoa to Tokyo. I know you will find this book rewarding and it will help you better understand, not only the 511th PIR, 11th A/B, but the Pacific Theater of Operations.

About LTC Massie:

Enlisted, United States Army, 1952; commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, United States Army, 1959; advanced through grades to major general, United States Army, 1982; commander division spt. command, chief of staff, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas, 1978-1980; deputy commander, United States Army Logistics Center, Fort Lee, Virginia, 1980-1981; chief Executive officer, Army Air Force Exch. Svc.-Europe, Munich, 1981-1983; commander, 2d Spt. Command, VII United States Corps, Germany, 1983-1985; president, Industrial College Armed Forces, Washington, 1985-1989; director human resources, Army Materiel Command, Washington, 1989-1991; Chief Executive Officer, Army and Air Force Exch. Svc., Dallas, 1991-1993; retired, United States Army, 1993; executive director, Arent Fox Kitner Plotkin & Kahn, Washington, 1993-1996.