Colonel French L. MacLean, United States Army (Ret.), has written 12 books on World War II including a two-volume set on Stalingrad, a two-volume set on the Luftwaffe,?D?itz? Crews, and recently?American Hangman, the amazing story of US Army MSgt. John C. Woods. During his dozen years in the army in Germany, he met numerous war veterans to include winners of Germany? highest decorations and participants at Kursk. He served as operations officer in the 5th Battalion of the 18th Infantry Regiment in the 3rd US Armored Division ?pearhead?in combat with the Iraqi Republican Guard during Operation Desert Storm. He participated first-hand in the fighting, recalling as a Bradley Fighting Vehicle commander, ? had a great gunner and superb driver!?/span>

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