Veteran's History Project: Robert J. Books
Robert J. Books
PFC U.S. Army
EDITOR'S NOTE: This story is one of many American Veteran accounts published in The Sidney Sun-Telegraph. The writer, who is from Sidney, is conducting the interviews as part of the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project.
Robert J. Books (Bob) had received his draft notice just before graduating from high school. The Selective Service Board allowed him to finish his schooling, but within a week his parents took him to North Platte so he could board a troop train. He had been drafted into the Army and was going to Fort Leavenworth,...