Lynn Hummel: War is hell and never over for many vets
“With Mercier was a just-arrived replacement from Company F. Without Spiers or Winters knowing it, the young officer — gung-ho and eager to prove himself — had attached himself to the patrol. As he followed Mercier up the north bank of the river, he stepped on a Schu mine (a German anti-personnel landmine loaded with TNT) and was killed. He had been on the front line barely twenty-four hours.”
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