A Russian in the American Army - WWII

The Fighting 4th Infantry

by Karl Thomson


Book Details

Read this fascinating novel about a Russian boy brought to the U.S.A. as a ten year old.  

Alexander Vetov, born and educated in Russia, then Holland and finaly in New York City, he came to love and embrace the U.S. as his home. As soon as he could, he joined the Mighty Fighting 4th U.S. infantry. Alexander almost married in England before D-Day.  He was still a teenager when he made sergeant. As a sergeant, he landed on Utah Beach on D-day and continued fighting across France, rising steadily in rank, he led his men until the war’s end. Allex did get into big trouble at times for bypassing the chain of command when he studied the battlefields and instinctively acted.  Understanding the enemy, he did not always wait for orders from aboce and made daring advances against German troops.  But more and more throughout the war and beyond, Alex proved himself to be one of the smartest and most thorough fighters and intelligence figures among U.S. specialists. This is a big book but worth the tome ro read.


About the Author

Karl Thomson

Karl Thomson was born in the 1930s into a Scottish family with deep Texas roots. In the 1960s he moved to Alaska to fly a bush plane and raise his family there. In 1970, he returned to Texas and began his own business as a gunsmith. Over the years, he developed his writing career and was eventually asked to write for the American Gunsmith Magazine, which he did for several years in the 1990s. His love of history and collection of family papers led him to write this fictionalized version about The Mighty Fighting 4th Infantry in World War Two.