Organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore, also open to AAS members.
Home Front to Battlefront: GIs in World War II
Author Frank Lavin discusses the US Army in Europe during WWII, told through his father's experience.
Carl Lavin was a high school senior when Pearl Harbor was attacked. The Ohio native enlisted when he turned eighteen, a decision that would take him with the US Army from training across the United States and Britain to combat with the 84th Infantry Division in the Battle of the Bulge through V-E Day and Occupation. Home Front to Battlefront is the tale of a foot soldier who finds himself thrust into a world where he and his unit grapple with the horrors of combat, the idiocies of bureaucracy, and the oddities of life back home--all in the same day.
Home Front to Battlefront contributes the rich details of one soldier's experience to the broader literature on World War II. Lavin's adventures, in turn disarming and sobering, will appeal to general readers, veterans, educators, and students of the war. As a history, the book offers insight into the wartime career of a combat rifleman, from enlistment to training through overseas deployment. As a biography, it reflects the emotions and the role of the individual in a total war effort that is all too often thought of as a machine war in which human soldiers were merely interchangeable cogs.
AmCham Author Series featuring Former US Ambassador to Singapore Frank Lavin
Monday, April 9
AmCham Office, Stamford American Auditorium
1 Scotts Road, Shaw Centre #23-03
$25 for AAS members
Registration is required. Please register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.