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Book details
  • Genre:BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • SubGenre:Personal Memoirs
  • Language:English
  • Pages:398
  • eBook ISBN:9781618425898

That's The Way The Ball Bounces

A Nonplused Soldier's Mundane Exploits During WWII

by Milton Cook

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Overview
That's The Way The Ball Bounces is a mmoir of a teenage soldier's somewhat unusual service as a Military Policemen in the Army Air Force during WWII. After basic training in Miami Beach, the MP Company was stationed for over two years at the headquarters of a Replacement Depot in the English Midlands. The company was billeted in a dormitory-like barrack with two men per room. After the war, what remained of the company spent two months in Germany. This is both a personal and a social history of the then Army life and Military Police duties.
Description
That's The Way The Ball Bounces is a mmoir of a teenage soldier's somewhat unusual service as a Military Policemen in the Army Air Force during WWII. After basic training in Miami Beach, the MP Company was stationed for over two years at the headquarters of a Replacement Depot in the English Midlands. The company was billeted in a dormitory-like barrack with two men per room. After the war, what remained of the company spent two months in Germany. This is both a personal and a social history of the then Army life and Military Police duties.
About the author
Milton Cook is a long time retired Mechanical Engineer who was employed in both the Aerospace and Commercial Industries. In the first, he was involved in the design and testing of both commercial and military aircraft and the Apollo and Minuteman programs. Then, as Chief Engineer of an Engineered Pump Company Unit, he authored several ASME paper and other published reports. A double veteran, he served first in the U.S. Army Air Force during WWII. Then later, and up to and including the early part of the Korean War, he was an Electronics Technical in the U.S. Navy.
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