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De Trez, Michael

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ISBN 10: 2960017668 / ISBN 13: 9782960017663
Librería: Articles of War Ltd (Silver City, NM, Estados Unidos de America)

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2004, D-Day Publishing., paper covers, 8 1/2 x 11, glossy page stock,VG COND., 167 pages, massively illustrated in B&W and color.---------------------------------------Doc McIlvoy was with the 505th PIR, 82nd Airborne Division since the first day of its existence, except for a period of two days while being missing in action in Normandy. Through the story of Doc McIlvoy is retold the story of the 505th Medical Detachment. As a Battalion Surgeon and later as a Regimental Surgeon, Dan McIlvoy instituted many new methods of evacuating casualties. Many of his suggestions for improving care of the wounded and evacuation, were adopted by the Army Medical Corps. Throughout his entire service Major McIlvoy supervised the treatment of several hundred battle casualties and he was responsible for saving great numbers of lives and limbs of members of his command through great initiative, skill and untiring devotion to duty.Among the revealing stories of heroism in World War II is that of Colonel Vandervoort, who led his battalion of paratroopers to victory on D-Day despite the fact that his ankle was broken when he dropped on Sainte-Mère-Eglise. His coolness, outstanding courage and initiative, his dogged determination contributed to the success of the missions he was given and its superior tenacity reflected the highest traditions held by United States Army Officers. Throughout the war, he had a reputation of being a commander who could take on any job and do it well, no matter how though the opposition or how limited his own means were. He had also the reputation for being such an able fighting force that he could accomplish his combat tasks with a minimum of casualties.Colonel Vandervoort's role in the D-Day campaign was immortalized when actor John Wayne portrayed him in Hollywood's epic "The Longest Day", based on the best seller by Cornelius Ryan. His name is still a legend today. Vandervoort was described by General Matthew B. Ridgway, then Commander of the 82nd and later to become Army Chief of Staff, as "one of the bravest, toughest battle commanders I ever knew." Oliver B. Carr, a lieutenant who fought under Vandervoort's leadership in Normandy stated: "he had the respect of every man in the outfit. He was very brave and was very calm in situations where it was extremely hard to remain calm.". N° de ref. de la librería 33254

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Título: The Way We Were # 3 - DOC McILVOY AND HIS ...

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Doc McIlvoy is the third volume in Michel DeTrez's World War 2 paratrooper portrait series titled 'The Way We Were'. Major Dan McIlvoy was a medical officer in the 82nd Airborne Division's famed 505th PIR. As a proud member of this unit from its first day of existence, he was only apart from it for two days, while being MIA in Normandy. The saga of the 505th Medical Detachment is retold through Doc McIlvoy's own story. As a battalion surgeon, and later as a regimental surgeon, Doc McIlvoy instituted many new methods of caring for, and evacuating, the unit's many casualties. Many of these innovations were later adopted as standard operating procedure by the US Army Medical Corps. Throughout his history of service, Doc McIlvoy supervised the treatment of hundreds of combat casualties, and with his great initiative, surgical skill and devotion to duty, he was able to save the limbs and lives of a great number of his wounded comrades.

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