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Sergeant of the Guard at Nuremberg

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An native of Morris County, Kansas, Jim Sharp entered the Army in 1944 and took combat infantry training at Ft. McClellan, AL. Sent to Europe, he was a replacement infantryman during the Battle of the Bulge for Co. B, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division. During his combat service he earned three battle stars and was wounded near Uslar, Germany.

Following the unconditional surrender of Germany Jim helped arrest civilian members of the Nazi leadership and bring them in for questioning. He was then chosen as one of the "Select Guards" for the 4-Power International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg. While on duty he was able to obtain the autographs of nine of the Nazi leaders on trial. Softcover, 136 pages.


Jim has also written another book about his time in the Army, Diary of a Combat Infantryman in which he talks about his part in the Battle of the Bulge and the later invasion of Germany, where he received a Bronze Star for heroism for his actions at the Battle at Wellsberg.



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