Franklyn Johnson was a replacement officer and then platoon leader of an anti-tank platoon with the 18th Infantry Regiment of the 1st Infantry Division in World War II. His story illustrates those of many soldiers of that and every war: the training, the camaraderie, the apprehension, the fighting, the boredom, and then more fighting. He initially saw action firsthand with the Big Red One in Tunisia in North Africa. He made two amphibious assault landings: one at Gela, Sicily, in 1943, the other on Omaha Beach at Normandy in 1944. After each battle there was always the hope of going home, instead there was always one more hill.