Despite receiving a number of rejection slips

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Despite receiving a number of rejection slips, Salinger continued to write and submit stories. He sold  his first Holden Caulfield story (eventually revised and titled "Slight Rebellion Off Madison") to the  prestigious  New Yorker  magazine in 1941, but it was not published until 1946. During the war, Salinger served as an enlisted man, reaching the rank of sergeant, and continued  writing. He received counterintelligence training and landed on Utah Beach, Normandy, on D-day  (June 6, 1944). Sergeant Salinger participated in five campaigns in Europe, witnessing some of the  heaviest fighting in the war. He carried a portable typewriter in his jeep, serving his apprenticeship  through commercially successful (if mostly forgettable) stories published in popular magazines such  as  Cosmopolitan, Saturday Evening Post,  and  Esquire.  "I'm Crazy," appearing in  Collier's
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2011 for the course ENGLISH 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Texas State.

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