Nuts! How to get a Free Copy of this World War II Book… Written by a Loyal 4Patriots Customer

You just never know who is going to call.

Charlene and Margo are members of our outstanding Customer Service team. Recently they were chatting on the phone with a 4Patriots customer.

They soon learned that the voice on the other end of the line belonged to a decorated war hero. That fact alone was worth celebrating. They thanked him for his service.

But as the conversation continued, they learned he is also an author. Vincent Speranza wrote the book titled Nuts! A 101st Airborne Division Machine Gunner at Bastogne. The 93-year-old gentleman was told he’d be fortunate to sell 500 copies.

He’s now at 4,000 copies and counting. The book is a first-person account of Vincent’s experiences in World War II. Both harrowing and hilarious.

Keep reading and you’ll learn how you can enter a special drawing to get a free copy of Vincent’s book.

A 19-Year-Old Private in the Battle of the Bulge

A few days before Christmas in 1944, the Battle of the Bulge was raging. The Germans had surrounded the Belgian town of Bastogne. That’s where Brigadier General Anthony McAuliffe was acting commanding general of the U.S. 101st Airborne Division.

A German messenger showed up and handed over a note from his commander. It demanded the division’s surrender. McAuliffe provided the messenger with a one-word reply: “Nuts!”

Sitting in a foxhole at the time was a 19-year-old Army private and machine gunner. He was with the 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment. That private was Vincent Speranza.

His riveting book recounts the Battle of the Bulge, as well as his life before and after the battle. In fact, Vincent shares many memories of his childhood and his military service. As well as his post-war life.

A Parachute Infantry Volunteer

Vincent was born in March 1925 in Manhattan, New York. He grew up on Staten Island in a large Italian family (six brothers and sisters) during the Great Depression.

After graduating from high school in 1943, he enrolled at the City College of New York. Later that year he was drafted into the U.S. Army.

Speranza was trained at Fort Upton in New York and Fort Benning in Georgia. He then volunteered for the Parachute Infantry.

He went overseas with Company H, 3rd Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division on board the Queen Mary. His unit landed in France, where it was stationed.

Still Jumping Out of Planes in His 90’s

There’s something else that Charlene and Margo learned about Vincent. He doesn’t merely stockpile the items he acquires from 4Patriots. He uses them regularly.

He told us that he travels to Canada each year to his fishing cabin. He wanted to fix the place up last time he went. So, he took his Patriot Power Generator 1500 in order to charge his drill.

And he told us something else we found pretty interesting. You’re never too old to jump out of an airplane.

At age 91, he planned to do his first jump in 70 years. After being advised by many folks not to do a solo jump, he chose a tandem jump instead. He jumped with his instructor, Mike Elliott, who has jumped three times with President George H.W. Bush.

Oh, one more thing about Vincent. He is still remembered today as the guy who found a working beer tap in a bombed-out tavern. Why? Because he then delivered a helmet full of beer to a comrade suffering from shrapnel wounds in both legs. Vincent’s action has been immortalized on the label of Bastogne Airborne beer.

Our Customer Service Reps Care

This isn’t the first time 4Patriots customer representatives have come across an intriguing individual with a fascinating story. It happens regularly.

In fact, our reps often share tidbits about our customer lives or comments on a company chat that the entire 4Patriots team reads on a daily basis.

Hearing about each of you brings true meaning to what we do every day here in the office.

When I read about Vincent’s story on our company chat, I thought, “We have to do something with this.” Together our team came up with the idea to give free copies of this book to our customers.

After all, we know how much you appreciate the sacrifices of our active duty troops and veterans. They do it so we can enjoy life in the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Here’s How to Enter the Drawing

So, as promised, here’s how you can enter the drawing. 4Patriots purchased 25 copies of Vincent’s book and we set up the drawing through Amazon.

Just go here to enter before August 20th at Midnight Pacific Time.

Amazon will then randomly select entrants until all 25 people have been chosen to get their own copy of the book.

From time to time, we’ll be sharing more of our customers’ stories. And coming up with other fun and exciting ways to benefit you. So stay tuned.


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