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1479792314 Hard Times, War Times, And More Hard Times; Paperback 2013 by London L. Gore (Author); London L. Gore is a World War II veteran serving front-line duty in a Sherman tank with the 5th Armored Division after the Utah Beach landing. Living through the shelling on the battlefi eld was like being in a never-ending thunderstorm surrounded by unrelenting lightning strikes. After the war, London returned to the Carolinas and worked at timbering and right-of-way clearing. He met and married Ellen and settled in Sumter, South Carolina. Their marriage of fi fty-one years produced two wonderful daughters, four grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ellen passed in 2003 of natural causes. London remarried and he and his current wife, Mary, reside in Shallotte, a small community in southeastern North Carolina. In this book, he shares a lifetime of memories from childhood to present to include many of his wartime tales.