Manage episode 337579710 series 2865702
Charles MacDonald was twenty-one yeas old when he assumed command of Company I 23rd Infantry in October 1944. His company had been in combat sense D plus 1 and MacDonald had never been in combat. MacDonald learns his job in a trial by fire that tests him in every imaginable way. In the eight months he was in command he fought in Battle of the Bulge and lead his infantry company across Germany in the last months of the war. This story of a young infantry company commander leading men is battle during World War 2 is one of the most brutally honest accounts of leadership and combat ever written.