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Diary of an Combat Infantryman

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Jim Sharp was born and raised in Morris County, Kansas and graduated from White City High School. In 1944, at the age of 19 he entered the U.S. Army and received combat infantry training at Ft. McClellan, Alabama. He was then shipped overseas to the European Theater of Operations and landed in LeHavre, France. The Battle of the Bulge was raging, and he was sent to the front lines immediately and assigned as a combat infantry replacement in Co. B, 18th Infantry Regt., 1st Infantry Division.

He earned 3 battle stars for action in the Battle of the Bulge, Rhineland and Central Europe, earned a Bronze Star for heroism at the Rhine River crossing, and was wounded near Uslar, Germany.

Following WWII, he was selected for Special Guard Duty at the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials for German leaders of the Third Reich. He was assigned as Sgt. of the Guard in both the Courtroom and the Prisoner Cell Block and had many and varied interactions with the Nazi's on trial. Softcover, 146 pages.

His recollections of those months in Nuremberg have been put into another book published by Ag Press, Sergeant of the Guard at Nuremberg. He has also written a book about his home county entitled, Black Settlers on the Kaw Indian Reservation

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