When Will it End

by Martin Tucker



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 01/03/2000

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 232
ISBN : 9781585007264

About the Book

My bout with religion started in kindergarten at age 5 and continued through grade school. At times, the attacks were fostered and encouraged by my teacher, Miss Gruber. In later years, it was determined that she was a member of the German-American Bund. Most of my questions about religion and the hatred it bred as I matured were never answered.

My stressful life to survive the Great Depression was followed by World War II. I earned a Silver Star for engaging in five (5) major battles, including the Normandy Beaches and Battle of the Bulge -- the two most memorable for Americans and the world.

The brunt of anti-semitism that dogged me in the Army, forced me into an anti-religion confrontation. As a result, I coined a phrase, 'If you believe in prayer, pray that religion doesn't kill you.' When Will It End.

I received General Patton's gift to the 5th Infantry Division, of which I was a part, for a bloody job well done, after taking the City of Rheims -- never before divulged to the public.

Through the war, the warmth I felt that helped diminish the fear, the death, the constant horror, was the girl I left behind while not knowing if she would have me when I came home. Our seven-year relationship finally found us at the altar -- not without insurmountable circumstances that we managed to conquer.

About the Author

Martin Tucker was born and reared in Northeast Philadelphia, Pennsylvania of Russian immigrant parents of February 11, 1917. He couldn't speak a word of English when he started school but battled his way through the early yeas. It was the Great Depression years that forced him to drop out of school so that he could earn enough money to help keep his family alive. The impressionable, invisible scars of the Army and the horrors of World War II are still imbedded in him, never to leave.