Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Our Army at War #186

Our Army at War #186 (On Sale: September 5, 1967) has a nice "Sgt. Rock" cover by Joe Kubert.

Inside we have "3 Stripes Hill" by Robert Kanigher and Joe Kubert, a reprint from Our Army at War #90 featuring "Sgt. Rock." Sgt. Rock recalls his days as a private in Easy Company. Rock was part of a team that included a Private First Class, a Corporal, and a Sergeant. Each man covered for one another and joked that the only way to get promoted was for the man in front of him to be killed.

Rock's unit is ordered to hold Baldy Hill from the German army. A plane takes out the Private First Class, earning Rock an instant promotion. Next a grenadier kills the corporal. Finally, the Sergeant dies taking out an enemy tank. Rock holds the hill by himself until the rest of Easy Company can arrive. Rock is promoted to Sergeant, but it cost him the lives of his team.

The backup story "My Life for a Medal" is by Robert Kanigher and Neal Adams and was reprinted in Sgt. Rock Special #8.

Edited by Robert Kanigher

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