CET History

A Soldier's Story - George E. Eckstein

Special | 18m 49s

Loading Player...

George E. Eckstein served valiantly in WWII and won two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Medal, among other awards. His unit, the 112th Calvary received the Presidential Unit Citation Award for their bravery in the jungles of New Guinea and the Philippines. George Eckstein was a BAR, Bronte Automatic Rifle, gun man. Mr. Eckstein never fully recovered from all of his war wounds.

Aired: 08/31/07 | Rating: NR

More Specials

Browse all Specials

More History Shows

Browse all History Shows

Sign into PBS

By creating an account, you acknowledge that PBS may share your information with our member stations and our respective service providers, and that you have read and understand the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Confirm Your Local Station

To help you find your favorite shows and great local content, we've selected a PBS station in your area.

Please confirm that WETA is your preferred local station, or choose another station below.