From the Publisher
II veteran serving front-line duty
in a Sherman tank with the 5th
Armored Division after the Utah
Beach landing. Living through
the shelling on the battlefi eld
was like being in a never-ending
thunderstorm surrounded by
unrelenting lightning strikes.
After the war, London returned to the Carolinas and worked
at timbering and right-of-way clearing. He met and married
Ellen and settled in Sumter, South Carolina. Their marriage
of fi fty-one years produced two wonderful daughters, four
grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ellen passed in 2003
of natural causes.
London remarried and he and his current wife, Mary, reside in
Shallotte, a small community in southeastern North Carolina.
In this book, he shares a lifetime of memories from
childhood to present to include many of his wartime
experiences of World War II.