Bringing a soldier home

The story of the repatriation of the remains of Boston College alumnus Jack Farrell, Jr., 66 years after he died in Europe while fighting in World War II, is told in a new book co-authored by veteran journalist Joseph M. Pereira and John (Jack) Wilson, a BC graduate who also is Farrell’s nephew. The authors lay out the story of a bloody conflict in the Hürtgen Forest along the Germany-Belgium border that would go on to be “the worst defeat the Americans suffered in Europe during World War II.” All Souls Day: The World War II Battle and the Search for a Lost U.S. Battalion (Potomac Books) is part investigative journalism, part military history, and part memoir. Read more on BC News.

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