"A gripping story of a warrior's survival and ultimate victory against all odds."General Norman Schwarzkopf
"From surviving Hitler's holocaust to his heroism in Vietnam to commander of all U. S. Special Forceshis story is one of hope and honor."W. E. B. Griffin
Major General Sid Shachnow was ten-years old when he escaped the notorious Kovno concentration camp in Nazi-occupied Lithuania. Later, he traveled to post-war Germany and he earned a living as a courier for his mother's black market business. His family eventually came to America where he struggled to get an education, held down three jobs and courted the girl of his dreams whom he would marry and raise four daughters.
Major General Shachnow began his career in the U.S. Army as a driver for various officers in Europe, all of whom spotted potential in the young private and encouraged him to become an officer. After nearly forty years of service to his country, Major General Shachnow could look back on a career and a life with pride, sadness and a sense of duty spawned from freedom, both lost and earned.
Major General Sid Shachnow is a Holocaust survivor who entered the U.S. military and became a highly decorated general and head of all U.S. Special Forces. He lives in Virginia.
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