The deeds and trials of the 12th Infantry Regiment are more than mere footnotes to the life and work of J. D. Salinger. They are ingrained in his person and in the stories he crafted. Salinger the man and the events of war are as inseparable as the author and the works that he penned.
Note: The more I read Slawenski's bio on JDS, the less critical I am of his withdrawal from public life.
“For Rupert—with No Regrets
Note: I can't find any reference to this title on the Internet, but rather "For Rupert—with No Promises." I think Slawenski merely got the title wrong.
There is a certain poetic justice to the lack of information regarding Salinger’s later years. The author always believed that readers’ interest should be confined to his work and that information unrelated to his published books or stories belonged to his private life alone.