Tom Bourne’s memoir, George and Me, is over 150 pages long. The viewer may choose to download the entire book, or to select individual chapters. Mr. Bourne’s chapters are short and page breaks do not necessarily coincide with chapter endings; there will be some overlapping.
Of special interest to some will be Combat Company, which is appended to Mr. Bourne’s book . This is a reprint of a small book which was originally published shortly after the war ended. It was written by an editorial board of active duty soldiers, shortly after V-E Day.
Tom Bourne was born in Bronxville, NY, and graduated from high school in Vermont in 1942. He entered Yale, but withdrew in the spring of 1943 to enlist in the U.S. Army. After the war, he returned to Yale, graduated in 1949, and for many years pursued a career as an architectural and hardware consultant. Below is the story of his war.