- 2016 INDIES Finalist
- Finalist, War & Military (Adult Nonfiction)
This book describes South Dakotan Allen Wilson's war service as a platoon leader and forward observer in the 362nd Regiment's Cannon Company, and, after the war ended, as a member of the American occupation forces in Austria. Also portrayed are his wife Barbara's challenges as a young mother during his deployment. Photographs, maps, and cartoons accompany this personal account of the trials and triumphs for a young soldier who "answered the call."