Kerner recounts the chaos of ferrying wounded soldiers from an advancing front line back to the secure main encampments in the rear. It was a situation where the threat of encounters with enemy soldiers attempting to link up with their own troops could occur at any moment, with "shoot first ask questions later" consequences.
Kerner's saving of lives, often with improvised methods, supplies, and shots and shells flying overhead, is a gripping account of one man's noble humanity in the middle of horrifying inhumanity.
|Publisher:||Creative Arts Book Company|
|Product dimensions:||5.94(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.69(d)|
Table of Contents
|Chapter 1||Called Up||1|
|Chapter 3||On Leave||17|
|Chapter 4||The Voyage Over||21|
|Chapter 8||Battalion Surgeon||57|
|Chapter 9||Child Birth||71|
|Chapter 10||The Men of The Second Battalion||77|
|Chapter 12||Letter to Dorothy||93|
|Chapter 13||Le Mans||95|
|Chapter 15||Travel Across France||107|
|Chapter 22||To Meet The Russians||181|
|Chapter 26||Lucky Strike||239|
What People are Saying About This
In this fascinating memoir, Kerner has catalogued his amazing,
often harrowing and disturbing experiences in World War II in a gripping
and moving, yet straightforward and understated manner. It is a
remarkable achievement by a man whose life is marked by achievement.
Fred Gellert Professor of Reproductive Medicine and Biology, USF
This book is a fascinating record of some wonderful—and not so
wonderful experiences, as told by a keen and sensitive participant.
author of Rittenhouse Square
Combat Medic is a page turner... It is a miracle that I have
this manuscript to read, that you lived to write it.
USF, Fromm Institute
Here in Combat Medic we see a bright and talented young
physician transformed into a front line battlefield medic in the
greatest battle of WWII, the Normandy Invasion. In this personal
reflection, his heart and courage are played out with genuine humanity.
United States Senator