By Harold J. Meyer
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Thus, I have found it easier to write some of the pages that follow because I served under (not with) Colonel Samuel Tankersley Williams in Bamberg, Germany, from May 1949 until mid-1950, at which time he returned stateside to an assignment with Army Field Forces at Fort Monroe, Virginia. May Day 1949 found mea second lieutenant, infantryrailroading from Bremerhaven to Bad Tölz, Germany, where the First Infantry Division headquarters was located. There, I reported to Lt. Col. George D. Patterson.
Harold J. "Jack" Meyer Page iv © 1990 by Harold J. 1984. Binding materials have been chosen for durability. Meyer. Includes bibliographical references and index. ArmyBiography. Title. 0092-dc20 [B] 90-35952 CIP Page v Contents List of Illustrations vii Preface ix Acknowledgments xi Chapter 1 The Susan B. Anthony 1 Chapter 2 Tea-Pot 13 Chapter 3 Lt. Sam T. Williams 19 Chapter 4 France, 1918 29 Chapter 5 The Old Army 43 Chapter 6 Normandy, June 1944 59 Chapter 7 Normandy, July 1944 79 Chapter 8 Humbled Sam 91 Chapter 9 Hanging Sam 101 Chapter 10 A Star Returns 121 Chapter 11 Vietnam: 19551960 135 Chapter 12 Taps 147 Chapter 13 Sam Remembered: A Khaki Legend 149 Chapter Notes 169 Bibliography 173 Index 177 Page vii Illustrations Maj.
It was a challenge for the more than three thousand candidates who began the course. Less than sixty percent would survive the three months of climate, Cosmoline, chiggers, and continuing uncertainty of their future. Page 23 Sam, as a member of the Eighth Company, continued to assist those less wise in martial affairs and later acknowledged that the course was not particularly difficult for him. He worked extensively as an assistant instructor because he himself had recently learned about the subjects being presented to the candidates.