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on December 20, 2000
I have read "See Naples and Die" with admitted prejudice. That prejudice is rooted in the fact my father, like Bob Ellis, served in the 10th Mountain Division. Like Ellis he too was a machine gun operator and served in the same campaign in Italy. Although my father, like Ellis, was never given to braggadocio "war stories" what he did share with me and what I learned therefrom has allowed me to read and comprehend Ellis' memoirs keenly.
The manner, in which Ellis has written and shared his experiences, is a lasting tribute in itself. The fact that he has taken the additional step of sharing his diary and personal letters is priceless and without selfishness.
Having the opportunity to compare what Ellis has written against the reminisces of what my father told me is no less than incredible to me. The parallels are uncanny and events, as related by both parties, validators of each. This includes but is not limited to training at Camps Hale and Swift, transport onboard the USS West Point (SS America), and the brutal combat in Italy. The author and my narrator never met and were widely dispersed in the 10th having served in different regiments. Incredibly their stories are the same.
"See Naples and Die" now has its permanent place in my personal library alongside the only other book I own relating to the 10th - the Army's official publication circa 1946 entitled "History of the 87th Mountain Infantry (10th Mtn. Div.) Italy 1945."
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