A paratrooper is left for dead among dying enemy soldiers.

A medic survives captivity in Nazi Germany only to be liberated by the Russians.

A recon scout draws gunfire to save GIs trapped on the Siegfried Line.

These are just a few of the stories profiled in “World War II Memories: The Great Crusade in Europe,” the latest book by Joseph David Cress, an award-winning journalist for The Sentinel newspaper in Carlisle.

Cress will talk about his book at the Dillsburg Area Public Library Saturday, June 8, at 11 a.m. He will share some of the memories of seven U.S. Army soldiers and one Army Air Force airmen who fought against Nazi Germany in the closing months of World War II in Europe. Copies of his book will be sold during the event.

The Dillsburg Area Public Library is located at 204 Mumper Lane in Dillsburg.

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