To the Last Man
A Memoir

by Lloyd K. Walund

published by Lloyd K. Walund Family

  • A personal account of the Red Bull Division

    Some years ago, Lloyd Kenneth Walund began writing a memoir of his experiences as a United States Army combat infantryman of the 34th Infantry Division in World War II and its military campaigns in North Africa and Italy. The original handwritten and typed pages of the “manuscript” suggest that the work had been in progress for several decades following the end of the war. At some point, having decided that his manuscript represented his thorough and complete recollection of his experiences, he collaborated with some members of his family to transcribe from his existing handwritten and typed manuscript, a document from which multiple copies were printed and distributed to each of his children and to a few other relatives.

    Years after he shared his story, Lloyd passed away at the age of eighty-five. It is the wish of Lloyd’s family to share his book, To the Last Man, with a larger audience. The greatest tribute to Lloyd’s service that can be offered, is to present his story, in his words.

    An easy but compelling read, the account of Lloyd Kenneth Walund’s World War II service, To the Last Man, is a deeply authentic personal memoir, reflective of the culture of the time and the vernacular of the farm country from which members of the 34th Infantry Division were mustered. Lloyd completed school only through the eighth grade, but his writing is an eloquent and truthful account of the horrors of combat he experienced, and his recollections contain insights into how the man who would later become husband, father, and devoted American citizen, developed his sense of humor, his patriotism, and many of the values he carried with him and demonstrated throughout his life.

226 pages, 6¼ x 9¼ inches, 6 b/w photos, 20 hardcovers per case

ISBN 10: 1591523273
ISBN 13: 9781591523277

June 2023

  • An authentic, eloquent account of Lloyd K. Walund’s wartime horrors and the values that shaped his life.
  • To the Last Man chronicles Walund’s experiences as a combat infantryman in World War II.
  • Transcribed from Walund’s original handwritten manuscript.





To the Last Man
A Memoir

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Lloyd K. Walund was born in Leola, South Dakota, in 1920, and grew up in farm country in Forbes, North Dakota, during the Great Depression. He left school after completing the 8th Grade, served in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and, like many of his generation, he enlisted in the Army to serve the United States during World War II. As a member of the 34th Infantry Division, he spent nearly 600 days in combat in Northern Africa and Europe.

Upon his return to the United States, Lloyd opened and operated the Club Cafe with his brother in Sheridan, Montana, where he met and married Dororthy Jane Burnett. Lloyd and Dorothy later moved to Anaconda, Montana, where Lloyd was employed with the Anaconda Company until his retirement. Lloyd and Dororthy raised seven children. He passed away at the age of eighty-five in 2005.

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