Centurion King - The Battle for Okinawa
Author: Richard Herzfeld
Format: Kindle Edition
Publisher: Clayton Bushnell
Release Date: November 24, 2013
World War II Survivor's Harrowing Experiences
Far removed from the Hollywood scene, this is what combat really was like. Starting out with 252 men in our company on April 1st, 1945, there were only 36 of us left alive on the morning on April 27th.
We were ordered to scout the top of the Urasoe-Maeda escarpment. As Sitting Bull said at the Battle of Little Big Horn ̶ “This is a good day to die.”
Centurion King was my radio call sign during the Battle for Okinawa. I was one of the lucky ones that survived the war. The fact that I did not die on the escarpment and lived to tell this story is nothing short of a miracle.
As far as I am aware, this is the only first-person-written account of the first month of the Battle of Okinawa.