"Fightin’ ‘George’ Light Infantry"
Fightin’ "George" Light Infantry begins with the author’s
enlistment, briefly covers basic training and a short tour of duty at
Ft. Hood, Texas. Serving at Ft. Hood when the war broke out in Korea,
the author was shipped to Japan where he was assigned to "G"
Company, 31st Infantry Regiment. There he was trained by Army and Marines
for the Inchon Landing.
Fightin’ George was originally written as memoirs involving nearly 700 pages and took 12 years of remembering, gathering information from other members of the Regiment plus research at the National Archives, Army history museum at Carlisle Barracks, PA and other sources such as the MacArthur archives at Norfolk, VA. According to the author, Glenn Justice, "After being read by my children, grandchildren, and a professor of writing, English, and literature at Florida State University, they insisted a book be written."
The book contains the historical battles, the human element, and is unique in that it covers many strange, almost unbelievable things that happened in war to the Regiment and to the author as an individual. The stories are told with a flair that makes for good reading and understanding for all ages, whether or not they served in the military or for that matter, knew anything about the military. The primary purpose of George was to bring about recognition to as many people as possible, the Korean War, and the life of an infantryman day by day, night by night.
Justice states, "I believe you will enjoy this book. We have sold more copies to children and grandchildren than to the veterans themselves. Like you, I am also interested in the time period from late ’51 through the truce. I was at that time training troops and most of them went to Korea."
Fightin’ "George" book commentaries:
"I stood amazed when reading Fightin’ "George". As a Navy veteran of the Korean War, I never in my thoughts imagined you soldiers went through so much there in the hills and mountains of Korea. It is very well described in the minutest detail." – Ed Harrell, Baptist Pastor, Bainbridge, GA
"I have to confess I had to put the book down on occasion as it brought back too many memories and my eyes kind of misted over." – William Chisholm, Portland, OR
"Thank you for writing this book. These are stories that all younger people need to understand as we have been fortunate not to have endured the hardships of war. Thank you and all the "vets" and for your service to our country. The book is very descriptive and so easy to read that one need not have been in the military or combat to understand." – John J. Rivers Jr., Annandale, NJ
"This book, Fightin’ "George" Light Infantry, is the best book I have ever read about America’s soldiers who fought on the frontline. It is so descriptive! One almost feels they are there! I never realized the young soldiers had to go through so much to defend our freedom. When I started reading it was hard to put the book down to do my regular chores and get ready for work. I highly recommend, Fightin’ "George". – Myra Brown, Truck Stop Restaurant Cook, Climax, GA.