Sarge, What Now?

Sarge, What Now? Written and compiled by the son of a World War II infantryman who was awarded the Silver Star, Sarge, What Now? is partly autobiographical, partly historical, often irreverent and sometimes even politically incorrect. Sarge, What Now? honors the seldom understood and often under-appreciated G.I. with their own stories of humor, old scars, past enemies and the brotherhood only shared by those that “have been there, done that!” Whether you spent 30 years or 30 days in uniform, there is a story for you.

If you have a family member that served, their service had impact on you. If happenstance forced you to be part of history or you’re just a student of it, you may find a different perspective of what you think you know about the military. Not all had to fight, “All gave some, some gave all,” and in the giving touched America. These are stories told from the NCO’s (Sergeant) view point. They tell some of the relationships between officers and enlisted, between a sergeant and his troops, between the troops and their sergeants.

The author Bob Anderson, a retired Chief Master Sergeant from the USAFR says, “The story of America has been colored by the stories of her Citizen Soldiers; those that served on active duty or in the Reserve or in the Guard. They may have served in peace time or in time of war. Their service changed them forever.”

“Whether those changes were positive or negative, good or bad; their lives were never the same again. No one can tell ALL of their stories, I didn’t even try. This is just a view of some of those stories and some of the lives touched. This is part of the story of the largest ‘club’ in America; the U.S. military and its veterans.” “It makes no difference which branch of the military a veteran served in or whether they ever fired a shot in anger; whether they were a hero with a medal or a hero that simply did his or her duty—they were and are heroes in my book; and this book tells some of their stories.”