Walter Zehl’s story provides a rare, first-hand glimpse into a German soldier’s adventures, fighting in World War II. Walter’s numerous brushes with death are chronicled and how he used resilience, forged in adversity, to conquer all. But this autobiographical narrative is much more than a war story. It describes Walter’s early life in prewar Germany and tells of his daring escape over the border to West Germany, immigration to America and his struggles in pursuit of the American Dream. For those who aspire to write their own oral history, a step-by-step guide is included as an added bonus. This guide contains valuable tips and insights sure to bolster the success of any oral history project.