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Author Heller, Francis Howard.

Title Steel helmet and mortarboard [electronic resource] : an academic in Uncle Sam's Army / Francis H. Heller.

Imprint Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2009.

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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 190 pages) : illustrations
Summary "The story of an Austrian refugee who earned an American law degree in 1941, but a year later was drafted into the U.S. Army. Heller's account of those years recalls how he adjusted to military life and then how he later resumed his academic career only to be recalled to active duty for the Korean War"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents "Home is the place where-- when you come to it, they have to take you in" -- From schnitzels to barbeque -- Finis Austriae -- Fort Bragg, North Carolina -- Oahu, Territory of Hawaii -- Camp Caves, Queensland, Australia -- Goodenough Island and Hollandia, New Guinea -- Leyte, Philippine Islands -- Mindoro and Mindanao, Philippine Islands -- Okayama and Himeji, Japan -- Fukuoka, Japan -- Around the world in sixty days -- Reprise: Fort Bragg again -- Fort Leavenworth, Kansas -- Epilogue: Serendipity or good fortune.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Heller, Francis Howard.
United States. Army -- Military life -- History -- 20th century.
Heller, Francis Howard.
United States. Army -- Military life -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Austrian American.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Pacific Area.
Soldiers -- United States -- Biography.
Austrian Americans -- Biography.
Refugees -- United States -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Refugees.
Law teachers -- Kansas -- Lawrence -- Biography.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Heller, Francis Howard. Steel helmet and mortarboard. Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2009 9780826218384 (DLC) 2009008542 (OCoLC)277196208
ISBN 9780826271815 (electronic bk.)
0826271812 (electronic bk.)