We Were Soldiers Too

We Were Soldiers Too : Serving as a Reagan Soldier During the Cold War

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This is a personal account of military service and the historical events that were happening during President Reagan's time in office as the world faced the possibility of nuclear war.
On the verge of World War 3 and nuclear war, "We Were Soldiers Too" is about the difficult job of serving in the infantry during a very critical time of the Cold War.
The author was in the US Army from November 1980 until March 1988 which coincided with President Reagan's time in office.
He quickly went from a naive seventeen year old boy to a dedicated die hard soldier ready to sacrifice his life for his country.
Serving as the first line of defense for a Soviet invasion in Germany, he found himself assigned the responsibility of defending an area in the Fulda Gap with only one objective, to hold the advancing Soviets until reinforcements arrived.
An assignment that likely would have been at Ground Zero of a nuclear war.
We travel back to Fort Knox with the author and experience firsthand the infantry transition from the slower, heavy armor vehicles to more technologically advanced armor like the Abrams tank and the Bradley Fighting Vehicle.
We learn how soldiers fared in Schofield Barracks, the most physical assignment of many of their careers, and, for the author.
Read what other veterans think of "We Were Soldiers Too"
"Everyone should read this book. I was an Army Brat and then joined I only served 4 years this book is accurate about how i feel when called at school and other places. WOW good read" Linda
"I too am a Cold War Reagan Soldier and I Enjoyed this Book very much. I think Bob did a great job by putting in writing how we all feel. We were highly Trained and Ready to meet any Challenge and Subdue any Threat. We were part of the Strongest Army in the history of the United States. We were and Still are ....Soldiers. I am Proud to have served with such fine members of the Military." Curtis Nazelrod
"As a fellow U.S. Army soldier who spent most of a 10 year career in Germany, along with a few other not so pleasant deployments, a lot of those thoughts and experiences struck home. This is not a super slick completely watered down version written third hand, nor is it an inelegant poorly written mess of a memoir. It is a fellow soldier's word, thoughts, and actions compiled from an era that a lot of Americans aren't that familiar with. Well worth the read and time spent." Florida Native
"As retired Navy, I was skeptical about reading about the Army. I'm glad I did. I learned a tremendous amount of history, by someone who lived it. Every day. It was a very tense part of American history, that for the most part, was pushed aside. The duty was real, the heartache was real, and the commitment was real. This book brings that out. I highly recommend this book. A must read." Tom M
"An excellent illustration of the lives and sacrifices of our Cold War enlisted service members. I recommend it to all. It brings back memories of those days and what we did during that era." Edward A. Chesky
"I highly recommend this for anyone to read, especially for anyone that has served this great Nation. I suspect that my fellow Cold War Veterans will be able to relate to a lot of what this author writes about." Tracy A Stephens
"An excellent book about those men who served during the Cold War. Excellent insight into how the Army prepared for a possible Soviet invasion. I highly recommend this book." Gary E. Earls"
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Product details

  • Paperback | 250 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 218g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1508645299
  • 9781508645290
  • 1,957,982

About Bob Kern

Bob Kern is a native Hoosier. Born and raised in Bedford, Indiana, like many boys in the 70's, he dreamed of joining the military.
His dream came true at the age of seventeen when he enlisted in the US Army never dreaming that shortly thereafter, he would find himself thrust in the middle of the Cold War.
Bob was in the US Army for over 8 years and during those years he was quickly educated about the military life that civilians never see or hear about.
Since his honorable discharge in 1988, he has repeatedly thought about sharing his story with others to shed light on a time in history that hasn't gained as much attention despite the importance of the time period to US peace.
Bob decided to write and publish the story of his military career so that others may have an inside view of what it was like to be in the military at that time.
Due to the overwhelming support and response from other Cold War Veterans, the sequel to We Were Soldiers Too is currently being written.
Bob is the father of five children - Natalie, Bambie, Amber, Bob, and Rob. He resides in Bedford, Indiana with his wife Marsha and his three granddaughters; Sage, Jade, and Harmonie.
Bob enjoys connecting with US veterans and sharing his stories with others.
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