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Retired Army Lt. Col. Mark J. Reardon is a senior historian at the US Army Center of Military History. Commissioned as an Armor officer in 1979 upon graduation from Loyola College of Baltimore, he served in the United States, Korea, Germany, Haiti, and Saudi Arabia. He was first assigned to the Center in 2002 as an active duty officer. Soon after retiring from the military in 2006, he rejoined the Center as a civilian historian, and he is now acting chief of the Center's Contemporary Studies Branch. Reardon is the author of Victory at Mortain: Stopping Hitler's Panzer Counteroffensive (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2002); coauthor of American Iliad: A History of the 18th Infantry Regiment in World War II (Bedford, Pa.: Aberjona Press, 2004); and From Transformation to Combat: The First Stryker Brigade at War (Washington, D.C.: US Army Center of Military History, 2007). He contributed several chapters to two 2009 Center publications, A History of Innovation: U.S. Army Adaptation in War and Peace and Tip of the Spear: U.S. Army Small-Unit Actions in Iraq, 2004–2007.   

Defending Fortress Europe
The War Diary of the German 7th Army in Normandy, 
6 June-26 July 1944
by Mark J. Reardon 
  • 19 maps
  • 41 photos
  • 352 pages
  • Softcover, 6" x 9" format
  • ISBN 13: 978-0-9717650-3-0

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