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The Resource Waiting for peace : the journals & correspondence of a World War II medic, compiled and edited by Karen Berkey Huntsberger

Waiting for peace : the journals & correspondence of a World War II medic, compiled and edited by Karen Berkey Huntsberger

Label
Waiting for peace : the journals & correspondence of a World War II medic
Title
Waiting for peace
Title remainder
the journals & correspondence of a World War II medic
Statement of responsibility
compiled and edited by Karen Berkey Huntsberger
Title variation
  • Journals & correspondence of a World War II medic
  • Journals and correspondence of a World War two medic
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Richard Berkey was a third year pre-med student at Indiana University when he received a letter from the draft board. He withdrew from college in November 1942 and answered the Army's call. Equipped with more courage and compassion than medical supplies, he served as a combat medic with the 14th Armored Division, 68th Armored Infantry Battalion in France and Germany. During 1944-1945, he treated casualties in the field, lost friends from his unit and hometown, was wounded in action and was awarded a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. His journals reveal a sober and reflective young man, while his letters home are filled with humor and tenderness. The voices of Richard's family and friends intertwine with his own framing a portrait of an American family during the defining event of the twentieth century
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Huntsberger, Karen Berkey
Dewey number
940.54
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Berkey, Richard
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
Label
Waiting for peace : the journals & correspondence of a World War II medic, compiled and edited by Karen Berkey Huntsberger
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prelude to service -- Embarkation -- France! -- En route to the front -- December 1944 -- Wounded and worried -- Relief -- February 1945 -- March 1945 -- The final push -- It's over -- Looking back and moving forward -- July 1945 -- August 1945 -- September 1945 -- Waiting to go home
Control code
20390082
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
382 pages
Isbn
9781937303471
Lccn
2015902784
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Waiting for peace : the journals & correspondence of a World War II medic, compiled and edited by Karen Berkey Huntsberger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prelude to service -- Embarkation -- France! -- En route to the front -- December 1944 -- Wounded and worried -- Relief -- February 1945 -- March 1945 -- The final push -- It's over -- Looking back and moving forward -- July 1945 -- August 1945 -- September 1945 -- Waiting to go home
Control code
20390082
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
382 pages
Isbn
9781937303471
Lccn
2015902784
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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