David Kenyon Webster worked as a reporter and writer after the war. The Saturday Evening Post published a portion of his memoir, but book publishers rejected his manuscript, seeking sensationalized novels of the war rather than authentic memoirs. He died in 1961 in a boating accident while shark fishing.
"Webster left this gutsy, sometimes bemused and sometimes angry memoir behind.... It bites and hangs on."--The New York Times "Beautifully written... perfectly evokes life and battle in a parachute infantry company."--Washington Post Book World