Len Lomell

by Steven M. Gillon
Len Lomell
  • ISBN-13: 9780593471616
  • Author(s): Steven M. Gillon
  • Subject: History
  • Publisher: Penguin Random House Group
  • Imprint: Dutton
  • Publication Date: 04-05-2023
  • Format: p/b

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The stirring, fascinating, action-packed story of Len Lomell, an Army Ranger who performed incredible, heroic actions on D-Day-and throughout WWII-ultimately winning the Distinguished Service Cross, a Silver Star, a Bronze Star. Lomell, who lived in New Jersey for the rest of his life and died in 2011, was later praised by Stephen Ambrose as the most important single person in the success of D-Day after General Eisenhower. Lomell, who enlisted in the Army in 1942, became an Army Ranger, and was soon sent to England to prepare for the D-Day invasion. At Point du Hoc, Lomell and his men were given a mission-to scale the steep cliffs, and disable the big German guns at the top, guns that could otherwise destroy the rest of the D-Day landing fleet. Despite incredible odds, it was a mission that Lomell completed almost single-handed. Steve Gillon was able to interview Lomell personally many times, and has taken those interviews, his research, and his incredible, action-packed writing skill
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The stirring, fascinating, action-packed story of Len Lomell, an Army Ranger who performed incredible, heroic actions on D-Day-and throughout WWII-ultimately winning the Distinguished Service Cross, a Silver Star, a Bronze Star. Lomell, who lived in New Jersey for the rest of his life and died in 2011, was later praised by Stephen Ambrose as the most important single person in the success of D-Day after General Eisenhower. Lomell, who enlisted in the Army in 1942, became an Army Ranger, and was soon sent to England to prepare for the D-Day invasion. At Point du Hoc, Lomell and his men were given a mission-to scale the steep cliffs, and disable the big German guns at the top, guns that could otherwise destroy the rest of the D-Day landing fleet. Despite incredible odds, it was a mission that Lomell completed almost single-handed. Steve Gillon was able to interview Lomell personally many times, and has taken those interviews, his research, and his incredible, action-packed writing skill

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