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Big Eric, we had two Sgt. Williams in the Squadron, could not believe that no reinforcements were coming up...

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The Anzio Landings At the end of November 1943, it was announced that 1st Division was moving to Italy. The...

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One of the saddest experiences I had was my friend, who was also a Petty Officer, we were lying off a...

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We were making our way to the ZOO a few miles out of Town. This incident didn't endear us to our...

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When we arrived in the Carroceta Gully, half of us in the Pioneer Platoon, myself included, were detailed...

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The Kissing Cup When the General in charge of the landing on Peter Beach at Anzio in Italy finally decided...

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