The author of this book, Ivan J. Houston, a native of Los Angeles, CA, was a student at the University of California - Berkeley, when he was called to active duty in January 1944. He had hoped to become a combat pilot, but was instead routed to infantry training at Fort Benning, GA. Subsequently, Houston was assigned to the 3rd Battalion of the 370th Regimental Combat Team of the 92nd Division, with whom he would serve for the remainder of his service with the U.S. Army. The 92nd Division fought alongside the 442nd Infantry Regiment (Japanese American) as well as various British, South African, British Empire and Commonwealth forces, and the Brazilian Expeditionary Force (which was attached to the U.S. 5th Army).
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