BATTERY! is the story of “A” Battery, 319th Glider Field Artillery Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division during World War Two. The book is based on in-depth interviews conducted by the author with twenty surviving members of this unit, and is centered on the experiences of their Battery Commander, Captain Charles Lenton Sartain of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Using his background in clinical psychology author Covais helped the veterans to talk about their experiences in a candid, direct manner, relating many aspects of their service previously left unspoken. One hundred seventy-five never before published photographs accent the book, depicting battle field scenes, camp life, and individuals. Maps enhance the narrative. 570 pages.
C. Lenton Sartain and the Airborne GIs of the 319th Glider Field Artillery