My dad is 89. He's had an amazing life and he just published his memoirs. This is an excerpt taken from his experiences at Anzio in 1944, as a World War II 21-year-old soldier.
Gizmodo is featuring him not only because he's my father [Addy is one of the legendary Gizmodo editors who helped build this site from our early morning European trenches—JD] but because the story will resonate with many readers. It's the tale of how only luck, courage and your fellowmen could save you when technology fails. —Addy Dugdale.