About the Book
Sgt. James S. Russell served in the U.S. Army from 1951-53, including a stint in Korea. He served in the Corps of Engineers, armed with a truck, a government-issue typewriter, and a good sense of humor. When fifty year later the Library of Congress asked veterans to write up and provide memories of their military experiences, Russell's eight-page summary grew into this book – an entertaining, at times poignant, history of one young man's wartime service.