(See D. McCawley, pp. 14-19, November 2008 Proceedings)
Gerhardt B. Thamm—McCawley, you will do well writing history. You have the talent for recording what others cannot. You can communicate with others who have endured the brutality of ground combat. With "A Hard Heart" you have touched this old Soldier's soul. You made me look into your mirror where I saw the frightened stare of a German boy soldier, and it made me cringe—once again. Continue, and you will excel in your task, telling what others can only recall in their deepest subconscious. Bravo Zulu.
The writer is the author of the 2000 book Boy Soldier: A German Teenager at the Nazi Twilight.
(See C. Hooper, pp. 22-26, November 2008 Proceedings)