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Author Heller, Francis H. (Francis Howard), 1917-2013.

Title Steel helmet and mortarboard : an academic in Uncle Sam's Army / Francis H. Heller
Published Columbia : University of Missouri Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 190 pages) : illustrations
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
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
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Subject Heller, Francis H. (Francis Howard), 1917-2013.
United States. Army -- Military life -- History -- 20th century.
Austrian Americans -- Biography.
Law teachers -- Kansas -- Lawrence -- Biography.
Refugees -- United States -- Biography.
Soldiers -- United States -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Austrian American
World War, 1939-1945 -- Refugees.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Pacific Area.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Personal narratives.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009008542
ISBN 0826218385
0826271812 (electronic bk.)
9780826271815 (electronic bk.)