The 31st Infantry Association


The 31st Infantry Association


Books

We have compiled a list of all known books written about the 31st Infantry Regiment.  They are in chronological order by war and all link to a site to buy or read them. Books from Iraq and Afghanistan are not featured here yet, but will be in the future.  If you know of a book that is missing, feel free to contact us and let us know so we can add it.


World War 1

America’s Siberian Adventure, 1918-1920
by William S. Graves (Cape and H. Smith, 1931)
Written by the commander of the American Expeditionary Force in Siberia
Who is Alf Thompson
by Grace Wheaton (CityWheaton 1996)
Biography of Alf Thompson, who served as a sergeant with the 31st Infantry in the Philippines in 1917 and as a lieutenant with the 31st Infantry in Siberia in 1918-1920

World War 2

The Fall of the Philippines, United States Army in World War II, The War In the Pacific ,
by Louis Morton (Office of the Chief of Military History, US Army, 1953)
Official account of Japan’s invasion of the Philippines and subsequent combat operations in 1941-42
No Less a Hero
by Don Ingle (Coloright Printing 1990)
Author’s personal account of the battle for Bataan and subsequent captivity (author earned the Distinguished Service cross as a member of the 31st Infantry at Bataan)
Bataan, Our Last Ditch
by John W. Whitman (Hippocrene Books 1990)
Detailed, scholarly account of the Bataan campaign in the Philippines in January-April 1942 which includes many personal recollections by members of the 31st Infantry (Author served with the 31st Infantry in Korea as a platoon leader during the 1970
America’s Best
by Sinclair Browning (AMC Publishing 1995)
Account of the Battles for Bataan and Corregidor, the Death March, and subsequent captivity (includes accounts of former 31st Infantry members)
Parade of the Dead
by John Bumgardner (McFarland and Company 1995)
Doctor’s account of his service in the country-region Philippines, including Hospital #2 at Bataan and during captivity (includes members of the 31st Infantry, including some who did not survive)
Oh God, Where Are You
by Abie Abraham (Vantage Press 1997)
Author’s personal account of the battle for Bataan and subsequent captivity (author served with C Company 31st Infantry at Bataan)
Tell MacArthur to Wait
by Ralph Emerson Hibbs (Carleton Press 1988)
2nd Battalion 31st Infantry Surgeon’s personal account of the battle for Bataan and subsequent captivity in the Philippines
Baby of Bataan
by Joseph Q. Johnson (Omonomany Press 2004)
Personal account of a the battle for Bataan and subsequent captivity by a member of D Company 31st Infantry who joined the Army at age 14 and was sent to the Philippines just months before World War II began
Ghost Soldiers
by Hampton Sides (Doubleday 2001)
Account of the liberation of Cabanatuan POW Camp in the Philippines where members of the 31st Infantry were among those held by the Japanese

Korean War

The Forgotten War
by Clay Blair (Naval Institute Press 1987)
Scholarly account of the Korean War that includes discussion of the 31st Infantry’s role in some of the war’s bitterest fighting (focused mostly on the decisions and actions of senior officers
East of Chosin
by Roy E Appleman (Texas A&M University Press 1987)
History of the Chosin Reservoir campaign in which the 31st Infantry Regimental combat Team’s role is described in great detail from participants’ personal recollections
America’s Tenth Legion
by Shelby L Stanton (Presidio Press 1989)
History of X Corps’ participation in the Korean War from theInchon invasion through the Chosin Reservoir campaign in 1950
Fightin’ George Light Infantry
by Glenn M. Justice (Justpub Company 1991)
Author’s personal account of his service during the Korean War with G Company 31st Infantry in 1950-51
A Collection of Friends
by Tom Sheehan (Pocol Press 2004)
Author’s account of people who touched his life, including members of the 1st Battalion 31st Infantry in Korea
Faces of War, Korean Vignettes
by Arthur W Wilson and Norman L Strickbine (Artwork Publications 1996)
201 personal accounts of combat in Korea 1950-51, including many by members of the 31st Infantry Regiment (Arthur Wilson was a captain commanding the 31st Infantry’s Heavy Mortar Company)
Faces of War II, Red Dragon
by Arthur W Wilson and Norman L Strickbine (Artwork Publications 2003)
190 personal accounts of combat in Korea 1952-53, including many by members of the 31st Infantry Regiment
Korea’s Sleeping Ghosts
by Lee H. Miller (Word Association Publishers 2003)
Author’s personal account of combat in Korea while serving as a platoon leader with I Company 31st Infantry in 1951-52
Whatever It Takes
by Lloyd R. Moses (Dakota Press 1991)
Autobiography of Major General Lloyd R Moses who commanded the 31st Infantry Regiment in Korea in 1952 including the battle of Triangle Hill in October of that year
Friendly Fire
by Richard Ecker (Omega Communications 1996)
Author’s personal account of his service as a platoon leader with the 31st Infantry during the Korean War’s last year
Pork Chop Hill
by S L A Marshall (Battery Press 1986)
Account of the 31st Infantry Regiment’s role in the battle for Pork Chop Hill in Korea in 1953
Blood Runs Red White and Blue
by William Abbott (3rd bat 31st inf)
A personal account of Korea, Camp Crawford, Chosin and life as a prisoner of war.

Cold War Korea

The Fence-Walker
by William Holinger (State University of New York Press, 1985)
Account of a lieutenant’s service with the 1st Battalion 31st Infantry on the DMZ in Korea

Vietnam War

Jungle in Black
by Steve Maguire (Bantam Books 1992)
Author’s account of his time as Recon Platoon Leader in E Company 6th Battalion 31st Infantry, being blinded by a booby trap, and his reluctant transition to civilian life from Walter Reed Army Hospital
Your Sons, My Soldiers, Our War
by George R. Mauldin (Authorhouse Books 2005)
Author’s personal account of his service as commander of C Company 6th Battalion 31st Infantry in Vietnam in 1969
The Cambodian Campaign
by John M Shaw (University of Kansas Press 2005)
Scholarly account of the Cambodian campaign including a brief account of the 6th Battalion 31st Infantry’s role
Death Valley
by Keith William Nolan (Presidio Press 1987)
Includes the 4th Battalion 31st Infantry’s battles in the Que Son Valley in August 1969
Into Cambodia
by Keith William Nolan (Presidio Press 1990)
Includes accounts of D Company 6th Battalion 31st Infantry’s attack into Cambodia in May 1970
House to House
by Keith William Nolan (Zenith Press 2006)
Includes accounts of the 6th Battalion 31st Infantry’s role in the battle for the southern outskirts of Saigon in May 1968
Sitting in the Flames
by John Devore (2006)
Author’s account of his service as a company commander with the 6th Battalion 31st Infantry in 1967-1968 and his experiences with the Vietnam War’s aftermath
Twenty Days in May, Vietnam 1968
by John L. Mansfield
Author’s account of his service with the 4th Battalion 31st Infantry, A Company.
Vietnam: Hiep Duc LZ West
by James Logue
Author’s account of his service with the 4th Battalion 31st Infantry, A Company 1969-1970.