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    CONNECTICUT MEN

    35th - Santa Fe - Division

    Oc tobe r 1945

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    35th DIVISION C O M ES HO M EB r in g i n g h om e t h e m i l l i on t h so ld ie r to

    r ea ch t h e U . S . s in ce V - E D a y , t h e 35 t h

    ( S a n t a F e) I n fa n t r y D i vi s i on a r r iv e d i n

    N e w Yo r k a boa r d t h e su per - l in er Qu een

    M a r y , Se pt . 10. T h e m a i n b o d y h a d b e e n

    p r e c e d e d b y one of i t s u n i t s , th e 137 t h

    I n fa n t r y Re gi m en t , w h i ch la n d ed a t C o m

    m on we a lt h P i e r , Bos t on , Au gu s t 31.

    H e r s ides c o v e r e d w i t h ga u dy ba nn e r s ,

    t h e Q u e e n M a r y wa s f a r f r om he r u su a l

    p r i m self as sh e st ea m ed in t o N e w Yo r k .

    S he c a r r i e d m e n of t he 134 t h a n d 320 t h

    I n fa n t r y Re gi m en t s ; t h e 12 7t h , 161st ,

    2 1 6 t h , 2 1 9 t h F i e ld Ar t i l l e r y B a t t a l i on s ;

    t h e 60 t h E n gi n ee r B a t t a l i o n ; t h e 1 1 0 t h

    M e d i c a l B a t t a l i o n ; t he 35 t h C a v . R e c on .

    T r oo p ; t h e 3 5 t h C I C D e t a ch m e n t ; t h e

    19 4t h P . I . T e a m ; H q . B t r y . , 35 t h A r t i l -

    l e r y . Als o a boa r d t h e Qu een M a r y were

    t h e 35 t h M e d . Co ., Q . M . C o. , S ig n a l Co .,

    t h e 73 5t h O r d . M t n . C o. , M P C o. , a n d

    H ea d q u a r t er s a n d S p eci a l Tr oop s .T h e 137 t h Re gi m en t , a f ter la n d in g a t

    Bos t on , s t a ged t h r ou gh C a m p M y l e s

    S t a n d i s h , n ea r T a u n t on , M a s s . F r o m t h er e

    Con n ect icu t m en were sen t t o F or t

    De ve n s , M a s s .

    T h e m a i n b o d y a r r i v i n g on th e Que e n

    M a r y was sent for s t ag in g to C a m p K i l m e r ,

    N e w Br u n s wi ck , N . J . , fr om wh er e Co n n ec t

    i c u t t r o o p s were r ou t ed t o F or t De ve n s .

    T h e p oi n t score for d ischarge was low

    e r e d w h i l e t h e d i v i s i o n w a s e n r o u t e t o

    t he U n i t e d S t a t es . Con se qu en t ly , a t F or t

    De ven s t h e m en wen t t h r ou gh a sc reen in g

    pr ocess . T h o s e w i t h h igh po in t scores we r e

    p r e p a r e d f or d i s ch a r g e . T h e r e m a i n d e r

    we r e g r a n t e d t h e i r 30 da y f u r lough s ,

    wh ich wer e t o e xpi r e fr om Oc t . 4 t o 15.

    Th e 35t h , as P r es id en t Tr u m a n ' s o ld

    D i v i s i on , r e c e ive d a ga la r e c e p t ion in N e wYo r k . O n h a n d t o ser en ad e t h e fighting

    m en wer e T o m m y Do r s e y a n d h is or

    c h e s t r a a n d s i n g i n g s t a r M a r t h a R a y e ,

    as w el l as a s er vice ba n d .

    Ab oa r d t he Qu een M a r y o n t h e t r i p

    ac r oss t h e At l a n t i c wa s a gr ou p of B r i t is h

    d i g n i t a r i e s , he a de d by F l e e t A d m i r a l S i r

    J a m es Som er v i l le , ch ie f of t h e B r i t i s h

    m i l i t a r y m is s ion t o t h e U . S., a n d Ge n er a l

    S i r H a r t in gs I s m a y, pe r son a l m il i t a r y a d

    vis er t o P r i m e M in i s t e r Cl em en t At le e .

    I n c on t r a s t t o t he t im e r e qu i r e d by s low-

    m ov i n g t r a n s por t s , t h e Qu een M a r y

    m a d e t h e voy a ge fr om S ou t h a m p t on t o

    N e w Yo r k i n fou r a n d a h a lf da ys .

    U n d e r p la n s o r ig in a l ly a n n oun c e d by

    t he Ar m y , t he 35 t h Di v i s io n wa s to r e

    a s se m ble , a f t e r th e m e n h a d c om p le t e d

    t h e i r f u r loughs , a t C a m p Br eck in r i d g e , K y .

    C O N N E C T I C U T S E R V I C E M E N ' S

    C O M M E M O R A T I V E B O O K L E T

    Vol. I Oct. 1, 1945 No. 17

    C A R L E T O N B. CLYMA, Editor

    T h i s booklet on the homecoming of

    the 35 th (San t a Fe) Div i s ion f rom t he

    E u r o p e a n war was pr epar ed for th e men

    by the Office of t he G over n or, as an a dd i

    t i o n to the souven i rs and memorab i l ia

    of those who se rved in the Eu r opea n

    Thea te r o f Opera t ions .

    Th e court esies an d assis ta nce of pub lic

    re la t ions off icers , a t the ports and at the

    F or t De v e n s ' R e ce p t io n S t a t i o n g r e a t l y

    f ac i l i t a ted the ga t her ing of the ma te r i a lfor th is booklet . Th e group pictu res ar e

    f rom S igna l Corps pho tographs . T he cover

    pictu re is from th e N ew Yo r k D a i l y N e w s .

    Th e Ba t t le L og her ein was pr epa red by

    th e Office of T ech ni cal I nfor ma t ion, A r m y

    Gr oun d Forces .

    A l im i t ed num ber of copies are ava i lab le

    for d is t r i bu t i on to Connec t icu t men of the

    D i v i s i o n . Th ey can be secur ed b y wr it t en

    request to the Office of the Governor, State

    C a p i t o l , H a r t for d .

    Repr oduc t ion o f o r ig ina l ma te r ia l i spermiss ib le on ly wi t h w r i t t e n a u t h or i z a t i on .

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    35th DIVISION BATTLE LO G

    Om a h a Beach 3 5 th D i v i s io n s a i l ed

    fr om E n g l a n d J u l y 4, 1944 a n d fr om J u l y

    5-7 its t r o o p s pou r ed in t o Om a h a Be a ch ,

    nea r Col l ev i l l - su r -Mer e , mis s ion be in g

    S t . Lo , ga t ewa y t o F r en ch in t er ior . J u s t

    before d a w n J u l y 11, fol lowing bar ra ge by

    200 d iv is ion guns , th e d ou gh boy s dr ove

    for wa r d . Close in - figh t in g r es u l t ed u n t i l

    L a Meau f fe was r ea ched , t he n deep ly e n

    t r e n c h e d N a z i s ' defense s t i f fened. H ow

    ever , Ya n k a r t il le r y a n d dou gh boys finally

    dr ove Ger m a n s f rom t own . E le m en t sp u s h ed on t o "P u r p l e H e a r t C or n e r " a n d

    t ook k e y defense t ow n of C h a t e a u S t .

    G i l l e s .

    S t . LoElements la u n ch ed dr iv e n or t h

    of S t . L o , im me dia t e object ive b e i n g t a ll ,

    f o r b i d d i n g H i l l 122, d om in a t in g t h e t own .

    Dr iv e c a r r i e d t o E m i l ie wh ich f e l l i n

    h ous e-t o-hou se com ba t . B e t w e e n J u l y

    15-17 Na z i s coun t er a t t a cked 12 t imes ,n e t t in g only 100 yards . J u l y 18 divis ion

    la u n che d fierce, coordin a t ed as sa ul t wi t h

    a i r power a n d t a n k s on H i l l 122. At da y 's

    end , 35 th con t ro l led H i l l 122, r oa d t o S t .

    L o wa s open a n d 134t h In t elli gen ce a n d

    Reconna issa nce P la t oon ent ered ci t y .

    D iv i s i on p l u n g e d across Ch e r b ou r g p e n i n

    su la a n d t h r ew b a ck cou n te r a t t a ck w h i ch

    th r ea t en ed A vr a n ch es . T o eas t i t r e c a p t u r e d

    gr oun d ne ar Mo r t a i n a n d rescued 30t h

    D i v i s i on ' s fa me d "lost b a t t a l i on ".

    Across Fra n ce D iv i s io n t ook l o n g

    s t r i n g of towns in d r ive spea rh eaded by

    4 t h Ar m or ed Di vi s ion . S t i l l s t r e a k i n g

    ac ros s F r a n ce, i t crossed Loi n g , Seine,

    Loi r e , Ma r n e a n d Me u s e Ri ve r s a n d by

    middle o f Sep tember t ook N a n cy . O n De c.

    5 i t sent i t s f i r s t s h o t in t o Ge r m a n y ,

    fol lowing day i t t ook Sa ar geum ines a n d

    crossed Sa a r . Adv a n ce e n d e d w h en V o n

    Ru n ds t ed t la u n che d Ba t t le of Bu lge .

    B a s t o g n e P l u n gi n g in t o a ct ion De c.

    27, it b e a t off a t t a ck s b y four di vis ion s a n d

    wipe d ou t th re a t to r i gh t flank of Ba s t ogne

    h igh wa y . Di v i s ion swu ng t o Sou t h where

    bu lge b rea k t h r ea t ene d a n d he lped to s t em

    i t , t h en out fit sp ed 292 mi les n or t h t o joi n

    N i n t h Ar m y . O n re ach ing Rh ein ber g , th e

    3 5 t h b e c a m e las t of N i n t h Ar m y elem ent s

    to r ea ch Rh in e , l a t e r c r us h in g Na z i s p i n n ed

    i n Wes e l p o c k e t a n d d r i vi n g in t o R u h r .

    Aft er 1 3 -d ay a s s a u l t , i t cr u s h ed V i l l e r s ,

    Lu t r eb ois f e l l a ft er fierce five-day fight a n d

    Lu t r e m a n ge wa s t a k e n J a n . 11.

    H o l l a n d Di vi s ion t he n sped t o A l

    sace t o h elp t igh t en defense ; f r om th ere i t

    j u m p ed n on -s t op near ly 300 mi les to

    M a a s t r i ch t , H oll a n d , r el i evin g 155t h B r i t

    i s h Br iga de F e br u a r y 6 a n d t a k in g pos i

    t ions in Ge r m a n y a long Roer Ri ve r f r om

    An n e n da ll sou t h t o Kr a u d or f .

    Germ an y J u m p -off for R h i n e ca m e

    F e b . 23, u n i t crossed Ro er a t H il fa r t h a n d

    r o l l e d 30 mi les a lon g flank of Sie gfri ed

    Li n e i n less t h a n a week , t a k in g 23 t own s

    i n tw o d ay s . D iv i s io n c o n v e r g e d on D r u p t ;

    by Ma r ch 11 , th e 35 t h comple t ed r edu c

    t ion of Wese l Sector a n d s t ood beforeWes el Br id ge a n d t he Rh in e . Th u s t h e t a sk

    o f s p ea r h ead in g N i n t h A r m y t o final cr u sh

    i n g of G e r m a n y f e l l t o a cr a ck I n fa n t r y

    out fit t h a t h a d t r a ve le d 1300 miles t h r ou gh

    F r a n ce, Be lg iu m , Lu xe m bou r g, H ol l a n d

    a n d in t o Ge r m a n y. Th e di vis ion t ook

    R e c k l i n g h a u s e n Ap r i l 3 a n d a week l a t e r

    H er n e f e l l . F ol l owi n g ca pi t u la t ion i t wa s

    on d u t y i n t he M a y e h a r ea , J u n e 23.

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    35th DIVISION STORIESE D I T O R ' S N O T E : Memor ies of the E u r ope a n exper ience w i l l b l u r wi t h the pass ing of years .

    Accur acy w i l l di m in is h . D e t a i l s w i l l become vague a n d ha l f forgot t en . T o record , in b lack an d whi te

    here an d now, the mood, th e impr ess ions , the exci t in g events of th e wors t da ys an d th e best i s the

    pur pose of these s tor ies . Conn ect i cut men of th e 35th were ask ed for t h e ir own s tor ies a n d in th e ir

    own words t hey are here so r ecord ed:

    An der son , Ar n o l d W. , C p l . , C o. G. ,

    32 0t h In f. , H a m d e n .

    "T h e G e r m a n gir ls l i v i n g n e a r K o b l e n z

    l i n e d u p a lon g t h e st reet s e a r ly in t h e m or n

    i n g wh en we left t o see u s off. T h e y wer e

    s or r y t o see u s go. B u t I t h i n k t h a t wa s

    m a in ly b e c a u s e t he F r en ch were comi n g in

    t o t a ke over t he t ow n . "

    An der son , R i ch a r d K , T / 5 , 32 0t h In f. ,

    Br idg ep or t .

    " I d i d n 't t h i n k m u ch of t h e F r e n ch .

    T h e y see med t o be ba ck wa r d . T h e y wer e

    sl ow t o r eb u il d . B u t we cou ld get good

    cognac a n d wi n e t h e r e ."

    Arc io la , C a r m e n J . , P fc , C o. A . , 134th

    In f., We s t p or t .

    " I foun d out t he reas on wh y we bea t th e

    gr ea t G e r m a n A r m y one d a y i n F r a n ce .

    I t was on t he 8 t h of October in F as seu x,

    a bou t 40 m ile s fr om N a n cy . We wen t u p

    t h er e to r elie ve th e 1 37t h I n fa n t r y. T h e t ow n

    was su pposed t o h a ve been secured . F or

    some r e a s o n t h e K r a u t s wa n t ed i t ba ck.

    Th e y c ou n t e r a t t a c k e d f our da ys in a r ow.

    F ou r of t h e i r t a n ks ent e red th e t own a n dca pt u r ed one of t he p la t oons a n d cut off

    our C P wh ich was ge t t in g r ea dy to su r

    ren der . Som eh ow t h r oug h t he gut s a n d w i l l

    of th e m en we fou gh t t h em off a n d h el d t h e

    t own . T h e n one of our t a n k de st r oyer s

    c a m e u p a n d k n ock ed out t h r ee t a n k s a n d

    we f in a l l y dis orga n ized t h em . Th e n we

    were r e l ieved . Th e p la t oon wh ich was

    c a p t u r e d wa s r e sc ue d by the t a n k de s t r oy

    er s . "

    Ar m str on g, Geor ge E . , P f c , C o. M . .

    137 t h In f. , Wa t e r b u r y.

    " I wa s t h r il le d wh en I st ood gu a r d for

    t h e P r e s i d e n t l a s t J u l y a t B r u s s e l s . I s a w

    th e P r e s ide n t , a l t hou gh he d id n ' t get close

    b y me . E v e n t h ou gh I st ood gu a r d five

    h our s, I d id n ' t m i n d i t a b i t ; i t wa s a

    pleasu re . I s aw Gen er a l Eis en h ower a n d

    a l l h i s s t a f f . "

    Berk ins , P a u l D . , T / 4 , 35 t h Si g.

    Co . , M t . C a r m e l .

    "S t . L o was t he wors t , b e c a u s e we were

    gre en . T h e Ge r m a n s h a d m ore pla n es , m en

    a n d m a t er ia l i n t h er e t h a n t h e y eve r h a d

    l a t e r on. We di dn ' t ha ve a h el l of a lot of

    l a n d a n d t h ey could eas i ly ha ve pu sh ed usba ck in t o t h e wa t er ."

    B r u n e t , J ose ph A. , T / 5 , 35 t h Si g. Co . ,

    Me r id en .

    "Th er e was one n igh t wh en I r ea l l y

    t h ou gh t I was going t o get i t . I wa s d r iv in g

    across t h e b r idge over t h e Rh in e r iv er i n

    M a r c h . A J e r r y p l a n e c a m e over a n d ou r

    ack a ck h i t a bar ra ge ba l loon. Th e gas in

    t he ba lloon exp loded a n d l i t u p t h e wh ole

    br idge ar ea a n d g a v e a w a y ou r con vo y

    w h i c h was su pposed to be secre t . Th en th e

    J e r r i e s r a i s e d h el l wi t h us . I was scared as

    h e l l . I r ea l ly t h ough t I was going to get

    i t t h a t n i g h t . "

    C a l l a h a n , J a m e s E . , P v t . , A n t i - T a n k

    Co . , 32 0t h In f. , H a r t fo r d .

    "T h e pr ecis ion bo m bi n g of our A i r

    F or ce im pr es se d me m ore t h a n a n yt h i n g

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    T H E S S C R I S T O B A L , D O C K I N G A T B O S T O N , A U G U S T 31, 1945

    else over t h er e . On e t ow n we wen t t h r ou gh

    wh ic h wa s a bou t t h e size of H a r t fo r d wa s

    l ev e l l ed i n fifteen m in u t es b y 700 bom ber s,

    a ccor d in g t o wh a t t h e people t old u s th er e .

    T h e G e r m a n pe ople's h ome s wer e m u ch

    cle a n er t h a n a n y ot h er cou n t r y i n E u r op e .

    T h e Ge r m a n s t r ea t ed t h e G I bet t er t h a n

    t h e F r e n ch m a yb e it wa s becau se t h ey

    were conqu er ed . I n ever sa w a t om a t o or

    a n ear of cor n gr ow i n G e r m a n y ."

    C u s a n o , E m m i d d i o C , S gt ., C o. E . ,

    13 4t h In f. , H a m d e n .

    "We we r e t r y i n g t o ke ep t h e r oa d t o

    Ba st ogn e open on N e w Yea r s Da y . Th er e

    wer e t wo ot h er comp a n ies , G a n d E , a n d

    we cam e u p over t h is ba ld h i l l . I t h a d been

    s n owi n g. T h e h i l l w a s w h i t e w i t h bodies

    m a k i n g s i lh oue t t es on t he h or izon . Th e

    J e r r i e s were du g i n t he woods a bou t 200

    ya r ds bey ond . As we came u p over t h e

    crest of the h i l l t h ey open ed u p on u s a n d

    e ve r ybody h i t t h e snow. A l i e u t e n a n t m a de

    mot ions t o me to t a ke th e comp a n y d own

    a long t h e r igh t flank wher e th ere was

    p le n t y of cove r . So I j u m p e d u p a n d s t a r t e d

    t o y e l l a n d r u n d ow n t h e flank a n d ev e r y

    bo d y got u p a n d followed m e. W e clea r ed

    o u t t h e woods a n d we lost cont a ct w i t h

    p a r t of the o ther companies . C a p t a in

    I r e l a n d a sk ed me t o t a ke a cont a c t p a t r o l

    a n d e s t a b l i s h c o n t a c t w i t h t he o th er com

    pa n ie s . We m a de c on t a c t w i t h t h e com

    pa ni es a n d got b ot h pa r t ies t oget h er a n d

    d u g i n . O n t h e m or n i n g of t h e 3 r d , I t ook

    a p a t r ol ou t a n d k i l l e d t h r e e K r a u t p a r a

    t r ooper s. O n t h a t p a t r ol we fou n d out

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    w h e r e t h e J e r r y m a ch in egu n s a n d m or t a r s

    wer e a n d zer oed i n ou r a r t ill e r y on t h e m .

    N e x t m or n i n g we a t t a ck e d a n d w i p e d ou t

    t h e J e r r i e s i n t h e woods . I wa s h i t i n t h e

    h a n d a n d we n t ba ck t o t h e h os pi t a l . T h e y

    ga ve m e the S i l v e r St a r f o r those th r e e

    d a ys of a ct i on . "

    Dob eck , F r a n k , P f c , 35 t h M P P l a t oon ,

    Ke n s in gt on .

    "T h e y br ou gh t us u p t o t h e f ron t l in es

    as in fa n t r y r ep la cem en t s, bu t wh en we got

    t h er e t h ey m a de u s M P ' s . We t h ou gh t we

    wer e get t in g a good de a l . Th e y t ook t hr ee

    of u s n ew fel low s a n d p u t u s gu a r d i n g a

    b r i d g e w i t h s ix of t h e old er M P ' s a n d s ix

    e ng ine e r s . D u r i n g t h e d a y we h ea r d sh ellscom in g i n . T h e cor por a l , wh o we f igu r ed

    k n e w a l l a b ou t it , t ol d u s t h ey wer e l a n d in g

    a bou t t wo m iles a wa y a n d t h er e wa s n ot h

    i n g t o wor r y a bou t . T h a t n ig h t a l l t h e

    o lde r guys we n t t o s l ee p in th e cu lve r t s

    a n d fox h oles . B u t one of t h e ne w gu ys a n d

    I wen t t o s leep in a she d a n d th e ot h er gu y

    wa s s t i l l gu a r d in g t h e br id ge. P r e t t y soon

    a bo u t 12 or 1 o 'c lockt h er e was a h el l

    of a bla st . 'H e y, d id yo u h ea r t h a t ? '

    I s a i d t o t h e g u y w i t h m e. 'Ye a h , ' he s a i d ,

    ' bu t don ' t wor r y , t he corp ora l sa id t h ey ' r e

    l a n d i n g t wo m ile s a wa y. ' P r e t t y soon t h er e

    was an oth er b la s t . B y t h a t t im e t he

    corpor a l wa s l ooki n g for us . H e fou n d us

    a n d t o ld us t o ge t t h e h el l in t o th e cul ver t .

    Th e n ext m or n in g we sa w f i f ty sh r a pn e l

    ho les in the sh e d . L u ck y we were l a y i n g

    dow n on t h e f loor !"

    F a b i a n , N ich ola s A. , P f c , H q . Co. ,

    1st B n . , 134 t h In f . , F a ir f ie ld .

    "T h e best t im e i n m y l ife wa s wa lki n g

    u p t h e ga n gpla n k a t Sou t h a m pt on ,

    E n gl a n d , t o com e h om e ."

    Foster , H o l l i s J . , C a p t . , M . D . , 13 7t h

    In f . , N e w B r it a i n .

    " I t w a s i n t h e R u h r P oc k e t t h a t I h a d

    one of t h e m os t u n u s u a l in j u r y cas es. T h e

    boy sh ou ld h a ve been dea d bu t was on ly

    s l i g h t l y h u r t . A bu ll et fr om a G e r m a n

    bu r p gu n wen t in t o h is h elm et a t t h e

    m id dl e of h is for eh ea d a n d cam e out

    t h r ou gh t h e h el m et a t t h e ba ck of h is

    h ea d, bu t t h e bu l l e t d id n ' t go t h r ou gh

    h is h e a d . De f le c te d go ing in , i t we n ta r ou n d t h e r ig h t si de of h is h e a d . H e h a d

    a gr a z in g wou n d of t h e sca lp , r ecovere d,

    a n d l i ve d t o f igh t a n o th e r d a y . "

    F u n i c e l l a , Sa ver io , P f c , Co. D . , 32 0t h

    In f., S t a m for d .

    " I w a s i n t h e B a s t o g n e d e a l i n t h e B u l g e

    b a t t le i n J a n u a r y . I n ev er s a w so m a n y

    d e a d J e r r i e s before a s I s a w d u r i n g t h a t

    b a t t l e . T h e bodies wer e p a r t ly covere d b y

    t h e sn ow. Th os e of s om e of ou r m en wer e

    i n t h e sa me sn ow, t oo ."

    G o r f a i n , Al e x A . , P f c , M . D . , C o. F . ,

    137t h I n f . , N e w B r it a i n .

    "Ab ou t 1800 ya r ds i n f ron t of t h e l in es

    i n G r a m e cy F or es t we cou ld see a

    w ou n d e d m a n . W e h a d some n ew m en i n

    t h e lin es a t t h e t im e. B y m or n in g, t h r ou gh

    glasses, i t s t i l l l o o k e d l i k e a Ya n k . T h e y

    ca l l ed for volu n t eer s so I went out . I t wa s

    d o w n a h i l l t ow a r d t h e en em y a n d a cross

    a n open f ie ld t o get t o h i m . I t h ou gh t

    t h ey w ou l d get m e on t h a t d ow n h i l l , b u t

    we h e l d fire a n d t h e y d i d . I gues s t h e y

    k n ew. Wh e n I got t o h im i t wa s a K r a u t ,

    bo t h l egs b r oke n by sh r a pn e l . Wh i l e I

    wa s f ix i n g h i m u p , a K r a u t a id m a n ca m e

    ou t a n d h el p ed . H e wa n t e d t o give u p a n dcom e over to our l ines w i t h t he wou n de d

    m a n b u t t wo S S m en cam e a n d m a d e h i m

    go back w i t h t h e m . T h e y w ou l d n ' t t a k e

    t h e wou n d ed m a n ba ck t o t h e i r l in es . I

    s a i d I n eed ed h a lf a n h ou r t o get h i m t o

    our s a n d i t was agr eed. I wen t ba ck, got

    he lp , im pr ovis ed a l i t t e r a n d we t ook h i m

    i n a n d sen t h i m ba ck t o a h os p it a l. H e

    l i v e d ok a y. I t ' s t r u e I r efus ed a c i t a t ion

    bu t t h a t ' s becau se t h ey d i d n ' t giv e one

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    t o t he me n wh o br ough t h im in w i t h m e .

    T h e y were in ju s t as m u ch da nger . Wecou ld n ' t t r u s t t h ose K r a u t s . "

    H a n s e n , E d w a r d , T / 5 , R e g t l . H q . ,

    3 2 0 t h I n f . , Sp r in g d a l e .

    "Th ose la r ge t owns over th ere i n

    G e r m a n y a n d F r a n ce wer e p r e t t y w e l l

    b ea t e n u p . U n d e r t h e con d i t i o n s t h ey w er e

    l i v i n g , t h e F r e n ch people d i d p r e t t y w e l l .

    I sa w m ore sn ow i n t h e Vosges m ou n t a in s

    t h a t I h a d eve r see n i n N e w E n g l a n d . T h em u dd ie st he l l -hole I ever sa w wa s F r a n ce ."

    H a n s e n , M a r t i n A. , P vt . , Co. F . , 134t h

    In f. , Wa t e r b u r y.

    "T h e 88 ' s imp re sse d me mos t wh i le I

    wa s t he re . T h e y fired dir ect fi re at us a n d

    t h ey were f as t . Th e y wer en ' t as accur a t e as

    t h e y were fas t , t h ou gh . Th e y d id n ' t h a ve

    t o be ve r y a ccur a t e b e c a u s e t h ey t h r ew a

    lot of i t a t us . T h e ir 120 m or t a r is a p ip ,t oo."

    Hof fm an , Os wa ld E . , P f c , B t r y . B . ,

    161st F . A. , N e w B r i t a in .

    " I was on de tached serv ice fo r a shor t

    whi le a t a ' D P ' (Dis pl a ced Pe rs ons) ca m p

    i n M a r ie n t h a l , Ge r m a n y, a n d it wa s t h e

    mos t in t er es t in g wor k I h a d ever d o n e i n

    t h e Ar m y . T h e D P ' s wer e r ol l i n g a l o n g t h e

    r oa ds a n d clogg in g t h e m u p , h in d e r i n g ou r

    t r oops. W e got t h e m a l l in t o t h e ca m p

    a b o u t 7,000 of t h em . Th e y wer e a bou t t h e

    sor r ies t t h in gs I sa w t he re . N on e of t h em

    k n e w wh a t wa s goin g t o h a p p en t o t h e m

    n ext . T h e y us ed t o ga n g u p on Ge r m a n s ,

    l o o t e d t h e i r h o m e s a n d k i l l e d t h e i r c a t t l e

    for food. T h ey l i k e d u s ve r y m u ch . I wa s

    i n t h e m i l i t a r y g o ver n m en t f or a w h i l e , t o o.

    T h ey c a m e to me w i t h t h e i r com p la in t s

    a n d I h a d t o be a M r . An t h o n y t o s olv e

    some of t h e i r p r o b l em s . "

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    Kin gsbu ry , H a r r y W . , P f c , An t i - t a n k

    C o . , 137t h In f . , N e w B r it a i n .

    "Ab ou t m id n ig h t one n igh t we pu l le d

    ou t of S t . H i l a i r e . I hopped on one of the

    l a s t t r u ck s . G e r m a n pla n es h a d bee n

    bom b i n g us for sever a l n igh t s . D ow n t he

    r oa d a t a Y-f or k t ra ff ic wa s ja m m e d , a

    m i x -u p over t h e r igh t r oa d t o get t o bi vou a c

    a r ea s. I h op pe d off, got some cor rec t

    di r ect ion s for ou r com p a n y a n d t h ey

    m ov e d ou t . N ob od y wa s a r ou n d t o t a k e

    car e of out f i ts t h a t k ep t com in g so I ju s t

    t oo k car e of t h e m , gi vi n g t h e m t h e dope

    on wh er e t o go even t h ou gh i t wa sn ' t m y

    job . I d id t h a t a bou t fou r hou rs u n t i l

    M P ' s s h owe d u p a n d t oo k over . D a y sl a t e r I h ea r I 'm b e in g r eco m m en d ed f or a

    S i l v e r S t a r for ga ll a n t r y, for n ot se ek

    i n g sh el t er a n d for re sour cefuln ess . I

    don ' t be l ieve i t u n t i l one d a y I get t h e

    ci t a t ion a n d la t e r t h e m ed a l . Becau se I

    won a m ed a l I get p ick ed t o give a br oa d

    cas t t o N e w E n g l a n d , b u t I ca n 't find

    a n yb od y wh o h e a r d i t t h a t C h r i s t m a s D a y .

    L a t e r I w as i n t h e o u t f i t p i ck ed a s h o n o r

    g u a r d for P r es ide n t T r u m a n wh en he

    c a m e over . I t oo k some good p h o t o s .

    N on e c a m e ou t . G e r m a n film."

    Kn u d sen , F r e d e r i ck H . , T / 5 , M . D . ,

    13 4t h In f . , H a m d e n .

    " I ' l l a lwa ys r em em ber t he ch i ld r en of

    E u r op e . T h e y h a d n ot h i n g. T h e y wer e

    dr esse d in ra gs . T h e y were d ir t y a n d

    h u n gr y , a n d l i ve d in p ig pen s. N on e of t h e m k n e w w h a t a b a r of ca n d y look ed l i k e

    u n t i l we c a m e over th er e . Yo u wou ld n ' t

    wa n t to r a i se ch i ld r en over th er e . Am er ica n

    c h i l d r e n s h ou ld be t h a n k fu l t h e y a r e ove r

    he re , n ot over t h er e . "

    L a F a u c i , E u gen e C , P f c , M . D . ,

    137t h In f . , Wa t e r b u r y.

    " I fou n d t h a t m ost G I ' s t a lk m os t ly

    a bout wome n a n d t he o th er people t h e ysee . T h a t was t r ue in t he yea r a n d a ha l f

    I wa s i n F r a n ce , H ol l a n d , L u x e m b ou r g

    a n d G e r m a n y . "

    Lopres t i , J ose ph V. , Sgt . , C a n n on Co. ,

    320 t h In f . , Br id gep or t .

    "Th er e ' s a lo t of th in gs to r em em ber a n d

    th ere ' s a lo t of t h in gs you wa n t t o forget .Wh a t a lwa ys a m a zed me was th e wa y t h ey

    ca n m ov e a n a r m y a r ou n d a s fa st a s t h e y

    do. N o sooner yo u get f r om one pl a ce t o

    an o th e r , r i g h t a w a y y o u a r e r i g h t i n t h e r e .

    S t . L o wa s r ea l ly rou gh , a n d t h a t h edge r ow

    fighting wa s p l e n t y r ou g h . "

    M a r a n , E d w a r d C , P f c , H q . 3 r d B n . ,

    134t h In f . , N or w ic h .

    " I s a w fence post s m ov i n g d u r in g t h en i g h t i n a B e l g i a n v i l l a g e n e a r B a s t o g n e

    for s ix n i gh t s . I was ou t pos t ed ne ar a

    cem et er y for t h a t lon g a n d t h e fence p o s t s

    were wa lk in g a n d eve r y m on u m en t in t h a t

    cemet er y seemed to be a s t a n d in g for t for

    t h e G e r m a n a r m y. T h r ou gh ou t t h e d a ys

    a n d n ig h t s , t h e r e w as a co n t in u o u s b a r r a g e

    of a r t ill e r y fr om b ot h side s. Ou r a r t il le r y

    m a d e a v e r y n i ce p i c tu r e w h e n i t b u r s t i n

    t he t r ee t ops . "

    M a r c h a n , R a y m on d J . , P f c , C o. I . ,

    134 th In f . , Br i s t o l .

    " I r e me mbe r one t im e whe n I was g la d

    m y r i f l e ja m m ed . We were going t h r ou gh

    th es e woods r i g h t a f t e r c r os s in g t h e Rh in e .

    Th er e were t wo of us in th e lea d , as lea d

    scou t s . We sp o t t ed four Ge r m a n squ a ds

    d igg in g i n t he i r m a ch i n egu n nes t s . Ap p a r

    e n t l y t h ey d id n ' t h ear us comin g . W h e n we

    sp o t t ed t h em , we spr ea d ou t . We c a m e

    u pon one sq u a d. Th e fel l ow wi t h m e m a d e

    a n o i s e I guess he br ok e a br a n ch , or

    som et h in g. Wh e n t h ey h ea r d t h a t , t h ey

    sw u n g t h eir m a ch in egu n a r ou n d a n d a im ed

    i t a t us . B u t t h ey d id n ' t fire. We t h r ew ou r

    rifles u p to fi re . M i n e ja m m ed . So, t h e

    five Ge r m a n s g a v e u p ! M a y b e if m y r i f l e

    d id go off t h e y w ou l d h a ve fired. I ' m ju s tas gl a d it d id n ' t go off!"

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    Marine l l i , Ch a r le s C , S /S gt . , Co . B . ,

    320 t h I n f . , S ou t h in g t on .

    "T h e wor k ou r pla n es a n d a r t il l er y d i d

    ove r th e re wa s t e r r i f ic. Th e t owns of M u n

    s t e r a n d Wes e l d i dn ' t h ave a bu i l d i n g

    s t a n d in g whe n we got th e r e . As am a t t er of fact , t h er e wa s h a r d ly a wa l l

    s t a n d in g in e i t he r p la c e . "

    M a rsza le k , St a n le y F . , P vt . , Co. G . ,

    134 t h In f. , Wa u r eg a n .

    "W h a t I e n j o y e d wa s t h e G e r m a n cou n

    t r y a long th e R h in e . I t ' s be a u t i f u l th e r e .

    I d id n ' t h a ve m u ch t o do w i t h t h e Ge r

    m a n s a t a n y t im e, b u t I sa w a l ot of t h em .

    We h a d r ou n de d u p t h ous a n ds a n d t h ou sa n ds of t h e m in t o a pr is on ca m p wh i ch

    s t r e t ched a long th e Rh in e . W e sa w t h em

    th e r e a n d we n t r igh t a long . We ign or e d

    t h e m . "

    Ma tu sk o, J oh n , P f c , C o. M . , 13 4t h

    In f . , Br id ge por t .

    " I ' l l ne ve r forge t wh a t we sa w a t th e

    G a r d e l e n a t r oci t y ca m p n ea r H a n ov e r ,

    G e r m a n y . R e t r e a t i n g before t h e a d v a n c eof our a rm ies th e G er m a n s were h er din g

    h u n d r e d s o f c i v i l i a n s la ve labor ers , mos t ly

    R u s s i a n s , ah ead of t h em to pr even t us

    fr om li be r a t in g t h em . B u t we c a m e on too

    fast a n d t o get r i d of t h e s lave s t h e

    Ger ma n s c rowded h un dr eds of t h em in t o a

    b i g b a r n , cove r ed t h e m a n d t h e b a r n w i t h

    ben zin e a n d set t h em af ire . M a y b e t he re

    were t hou sa nd s of t h em in th ere , a n d t h o s e

    wh o got ou t of t h e b u r n i n g b a r n a n d r a n

    for i t were mowed dow n w i t h poin t bl a n k

    ma ch in egu n fire. T h a t ' s t h e wa y i t m u st

    h a v e been a n y w a y ; it look ed l i k e t h a t

    wh en we got th ere ab out 48 hour s a f te r i t

    ha ppe n e d . We sa w th e h a l f - bu r ne d bodies

    l a id out in lon g r ows. Th e Ge r m a n s h a d

    b u r i ed t h em i n p it s , a n d t h e first Am e r ic a n

    t r o o p s t h a t c a m e i n m a de th e Ge r m a n s

    d i g t h e m ou t a ga in a n d giv e t h e m a d e c e n tb u r ia l. At t he t im e I sa w i t a l l I f e l t t h a t

    I could shoot eve r y G e r m a n I s a w. "

    Morgi o , Geor ge A. , P f c , A n t i - T a n k C o . ,

    134t h In f . , We s t H a ve n .

    "Wh i l e la yi n g min efields n ea r M e t z on

    S e p t e m be r 28, the Ge r m a n s o p e n e d up on

    u s w i t h t h eir 88's a n d I was h i t i n t h e

    sh ould er a n d leg. J u s t a s I was le a vin g t o

    go t o a h osp i t a l i n th e r e a r , t h e J e r r i e s

    br oke t h r ou gh . T h e y d id n ' t ga in m u ch

    t h ough . Ou r m en checked t h em beforet h ey got ve r y fa r ."

    Moseley, An t h on y J . , C p l . , C o. B . ,

    320 t h In f . , N e w Lo n d on .

    "T h e t h in g wh ich ma de t h e bigges t

    im pr e ss ion on m e wa s our hom e c om in g

    i n N e w Yor k h a r bor . J u s t seein g our S t a t

    ue of L ib e r t y a ga in a n d k n owi n g bet t er

    n ow wh a t i t s t an ds for a n d the re cept ion

    we got i n th e h a r bor was a t h r il l I ' l l ne verf o r ge t . "

    N a l l y , Geor ge P . , P f c , Co. A. , 134t h

    In f., N e w H a v e n .

    "Th ose Ger m a n s sur e a re li a r s . La s t

    w i n t e r in Lu xe m bou r g, d u r in g t he Bu lge

    ba t t l e we wer e be ing bo th e r e d by s n ipe r

    fire, so our ser gea nt , t hr ee oth er gu ys a n d I

    we n t ou t t o t r y t o find t h e m . We finally

    sp ot t ed t h em l a yi n g dow n . On e h a d ab u r p gu n a n d t h e ot h er h a d a r i f l e . W e

    cap t u r ed t h em . Th e gu y w i t h t h e b u r p

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    S obolew sk i , An t h on y , S /S gt . , C o. A. ,

    13 4t h I n f., H a r t fo r d .

    " W e c a m e p r e t t y close t o be in g c r us he d

    t o de a t h b y G e r m a n t a n k s one d a y a ft er

    t h e J er r ies h a d ca pt u r ed u s. I t was i n

    F a s s e u x , F r a n ce , n ea r N a n cy on Oct obe r

    t he 8t h . T h e i r t a n k s over r a n our pos it ion s

    w h i l e we wer e h old in g out i n t h e t ow n a n d

    t h ey ca p t u r ed ou r p la t oon . T h e y li n ed u s

    u p on a h igh r idge. Th er e wer e a bou t 15

    of us. One K r a u t wa s goin g t o t a k e a t a n k

    a n d r u n over u s. As he c a m e u p t o u s, we

    r a n b e h i n d a t r ee. J u s t t h en one of ou r

    t a n k des t royers sn ea ked u p a n d k n ocke d

    out th e t hr ee t a n k s . I t a l l h ap pen ed w it h in

    a ha l f hou r a ft e r we wer e c a p t u r e d . I t wa sj u s t l i k e i n t h e m o v i e s . "

    S p r i n g , La wr en ce R ., T / 4 , C o. I . ,

    134t h In f . , E a s t L y m e .

    "T h e d a y I got h it is t h e d a y I r em em

    ber best . I t wa s N ov . 10, in t h e Gr a m ecy

    Wood s , n ea r N a n cy , F r a n ce . We wer e

    goin g i n on a t t a ck a n d com in g u p a lon g

    side a w o o d e d a r e a un de r h e a vy a r t il le r y

    fire. I t wa s a ccur a t e fire, a n d i t c a m e i n

    h ea vy for a bou t 20 m in u t es , a n d 20

    m i n u t e s of t h a t is a lo n g t i m e . I got h i t i n

    t h e legs a n d t wo of m y bu d di es got i t .

    We los t h a l f t he comp a n y before t h e

    ba r r age l i f t ed . I was in t he h osp i t a l for

    th r e e m on t hs . I ' l l g ive those nu r se s a l l t he

    cred i t in t he wor ld . Th e r e a r e no wor ds to

    express how good t h ey ar e t o y ou . "

    S tojak , J os ep h S., P v t . , C o. M . ,

    134 t h In f . , Br a n for d .

    " I t h ou gh t m u ch bet t er of t h e Ge r m a n

    people a s f a r a s t h e i r ha b i t s of pe r sona l

    clea n lin es s a n d s a n it a t ion wer e concer n ed

    t h a n I d id of t he oth er E u r op ea n peoples.

    G e r m a n y ha s be a u t i fu l , we l l k ep t fa r ms

    a n d gar den s, b u t a s far as I a m concer n ed

    I pr efer Co n n e ct ic u t ."

    T om m a si, Mi ch a e l G . , P f c , Co . C ,

    134t h In f . , Mi d d l e t ow n ." I r emem ber t he t im e we cau ght a coup le

    of chi cken s a n d de cide d t o fr y t h em . We

    wen t in t o a cellar of a hous e i n M a r v e y ,

    ne a r B a s t ogne . Th a t wa s som e t im e in

    Decem ber of la s t yea r . J u s t a s soon as we

    were r ea dy t o eat t h em , a n 88 l a n de d a n d

    t he re was ch ick en a l l over t he pla ce. T h a t

    was t he first chi cke n wh ich flew i n mor e

    dir ect ions t h a n one at t h e s am e t im e af t er

    i t h a d b een cooked . So, we se t t led for

    a n ot h er can of C -R a t i on s . "

    Tr e t iak , St ep h en A. , P f c , M . D . , 32 0t h

    In f., An s on ia .

    " I wa s im pr e sse d by the c ond i t ion s

    a mon g t he Ger m a n s ' Ru s s i a n s la ve

    la bor e r s whe n we l ibe r a t e d t h e m a t

    Gl a ba u ch i n Ge r m a n y. T h e ca m p wa s

    filthytoo d ir t y to t a lk about . Th er e were

    n o s a n it a r y fa cili t ies . P l e n t y of t h e R u s

    s i a n s h a d T . B . A lot of t h e m h a d be en

    bea t u p ; a l l of t h em were m is t r ea t ed . T h e

    food was b a d a n d th er e was n owher e ne ar

    en ou gh of i t . T h e y were ja m m e d i n t o t h eb a r r a c k s a n d t h e i r cond i t ion was more

    p it i fu l t h a n I ca n t e l l you ab out . Af t e r

    seein g t h a t ca m p , I don ' t t h in k t h e G e r

    ma n s ar e h u m a n bei n gs. "

    T u ck er, A l v i n F . , S/S gt . , Co . A . , 137t h

    In f., E a s t H a r t fo r d .

    "W e t h oug h t t h e F r en ch t own of St .

    J ea n wou ld be easy t o t a k e, bu t t he re

    were 400 Ger ma n s i n i t nea r th e Ge r m a nbor de r . Th e y c oun t e r a t t a c ke d , ge t t ing a l l

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    bu t 26 of t h e 90 m en of A a n d C C om p a

    nies t h a t wen t in . On ly one l ieu t en a n t was

    left w i t h u s. We h i d i n a b a r n . T h e on ly

    t h in g t h a t s a ve d u s a f t e r t ha t w a s t h e

    fa l l of d a r kn ess , comin g jus t in t im e .

    I was so sur e I 'd be t a k en t h a t I t h r ew

    a wa y two Ge r m a n p i s t o l swe h ea r d

    t h ey sh ot pr ison er s ca r r yi n g Ge r m a n

    a r m s . T h e y r e t u r ne d w i t h t a n ks , fi r in g

    88 ' s , g rena des a n d bazookas in t o th e bu i l d

    i ngs . Wh e n n i gh t fe l l we went ou t the back

    door a n d got a wa y as t h ey c a m e i n t h e

    f r o n t .

    "T h a t wa s T h a n k s g i v in g D a y of la st

    y e a r , t h e bes t T h a n k s gi vi n g t h er e ever

    w a s . N e x t d a y t h e cooks wa r m ed overt h e r oa s t t u r ke ys f r om t h e da y be for e

    t he r e was pl en t y of ev er yt h in g wi t h so

    few t o ea t i t , a l l t h e fixings fr om cr a n

    b e r r y sauce t o c a n dy . T h e c h a p l a i n , w h o

    a l w a y s c a m e r ou n d af t er a n a ct ion , spoke

    t o u s . I ' l l ne ver forget i t . "

    T u r n e r , Alb er t J . , P f c , Co . B . , 134t h

    In f . , Wa l l in gfor d .

    " O n the 15 th of J u ly , we ju m p e d on

    H i l l 122 n ea r St . L o. We wer e r u n n in g in t o

    h e a vy m or t a r a n d a r t il l e r y fire a n d i t

    p in n ed u s down for a bout th ree a n d a ha l f

    hou r s . We m oved ab out 300 to 400 ya r ds a

    d a y . F i n a l l y we got to the top of the h i l l

    w i t h ab out one - t h i r d of th e comp a n y l e ft .

    T h a t was th e wors t four da ys we h a d over

    th e re . I 'm sure g la d to be ba ck h o m e a ga in ."

    Y a t e s , George F . , P f c , M . D . , 32 0t h

    In f . , S t a m for d.

    " I w i l l r e m e m be r l onge s t t he s u f f e r i ng

    of ou r in fa n t r yt h e cond it ion s u n de r

    wh ich t h ey h a d t o l ive , th e t e r r ib le wea t her ,

    t h e l ong i n t e r va l s w he n K - R a t i on s wa s t h e

    on ly food. H o w h a r d it wa s for t h em t o

    s leep a n d h ow ofte n a n d h ow s t ea di l y t h ey

    were u n der fire . I was wi t h t he 106t h

    D iv i s i on u n t i l J u l y . Th ey t ook a n a wfu l

    sh el la ckin g in t he Ba t t le of th e Bu lg e

    whe re we los t t wo r egi m en t s . "

    Z a j a c , F r a n ci s A. , P v t . , An t i - T a n k C o. ,

    320t h In f . , Me r id en .

    " T h e w e a t h e r over t h er e is t e r r if ici t 'sa lwa ys r a in in g. I t gave m e a g r e a t s a t i s

    fa ct ion t o see G e r m a n y t or n u p . An ot h e r

    t h i n g wh ich s t ood out i n m y m i n d wer e

    th e br i ck bu i ld i n gs th e re . I s a w on ly one

    wooden house i n G e r m a n y . K i d s com e ou t

    of a d i r t y h o u s e a n d a re c lean . Th e y look ed

    ve r y cute . I t m a de me h omes ick to see

    t h e m b e c a u s e i t r em in de d me of m y l i t t le

    gi r l b a c k h om e. "

    Z a r r e l l a , D om i n i ck V. , T / 4 , M . D . ,

    32 0t h In f. , Wa t e r b u r y.

    "An yb od y wh o was in t he med ics w i l l

    r em em ber a lwa ys our in fa n t r y soldier s '

    su ffer ing. N o m a t t er h ow ba d cond i t ion s

    wer e, our in fa n t r y d id wond er s. T h e y

    a l w a y s t ook t h e i r ob jec t ives . One of th e

    r o u g h spo t s was Gr a m ecy For es t , nea r

    N a n cy , in F r a n ce . Th e Ger ma n s were

    firing poi n t bl a n k a t our in fa n t r y a n d

    a n t i - a i r c r a f t se l f -prope l l ed 88m m's . I t

    wa s t ou gh goin g for a wh ile a n d we lost

    qu it e a few m en , bu t we finally got

    t h r ou gh ."

    Ze lsk i , St ep h en J . , T / 5 , M . D . , 32 0t h

    In f., Wa t e r b u r y.

    " I ' l l a l w a ys r e m e m be r Ba s t ogne a n d

    so w i l l a n yb od y else t h a t wa s t h er e. Th e

    w e a t h e r w a s b i t t e r c ol d , ou r m e n w er e

    l i v i n g i n foxholes , m a n y of t h e m su ffere d

    frozen fee t . If you t oo k off you r shoes , y ou

    coul dn ' t get t h em ba ck on. I t was h el l

    g e t t i n g t h e w o u n d e d o u t w i t h h e a v y

    a r t il l e r y a n d sc re am in g m e e m i e s com in g

    i n . T h o s e m e e m i e s comin g in ma ke a no i se

    j u s t l i k e a s i ren . Th ey a r e no t a s accur a t e

    a s a r t i l le r y, bu t i t ' s t h e a wfu l s crea m t h a t

    ge t s you . "

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    THE C O NNEC TIC UT M ENT h e n a m e s of the officers and men f rom the Div i s ion were compiled from available official r ecords a n d

    by personal interview. Omiss ion of the na me s of some of th e men of th e Di vi si on is possible despit e every

    effor t made t o secure comple te ros te r s :

    A K O W S K I , N el s on J . T / 5 4 R o s e St . , N or wi ch

    A N D E R S O N , Ar n ol d W . C p l . 66 Gi l b e r t Av e . , H a m d e n

    A N D E R S O N , R i c h a r d K . T / 5 5030 M a i n St . , Br id gep or t

    A N T I C O L I , F lor en zo H . S /S gt . c/o N r es k o, Wa t er t ow n

    A R C I O L A , C a r m e n J . P fc. 45 F r a n k l i n St . , Wes t por t

    A R M S T R O N G , G e o r g e E . P fc. 1902 B a l d w i n St . , Wa t e r b u r y

    A V O L E T T A , P et er A. P fc . 21 Spen cer Ave . , Wa t er bu r y

    B A R N E S , K e n n e t h I . P fc. Bo x 18, Wes t G r a n b yB A R T H O L O M E W , Clifford C . T / 5 R F D 2, B r a n for d

    B A R T O N E , Ni ch ola s F . P fc . 100 W o o d S t ., Wa t e r b u r y

    B A T I G N A N I , Ser a fin o P fc. 507 F r on t St ., H a r t fo r d

    B E A R D S L E Y , Geor ge J . C p l . 147 E a s t Ave . , Br id gep or t

    B E C K E R , E l b e r t A. , J r . P fc. 280 P a r k Av e ., To r r i n gt on

    B E C K E R , P et er O. P fc. A m i t y R oa d , B e t h a n y

    B E N E D E T T O , Me n n a t o T . P fc. 32 Ch es t n u t St . , Wes t H a v e n

    B E R K I N S , P a u l D . T / 4 3154 Wh i t n e y Av e . , M t . C a r m e l

    B E S S E T T E , W i l l i a m F . P fc. Ro u t e 1, S ou t h Co ve n t r y

    B I R M I N G H A M , J oh n R . C p l . 60 Wi n s h i p S t ., H a r t fo r d

    B L A N C , F e li x H . B . C p l . 60 L ov e l y St . , U n io n vi ll e

    B O U R N I V A L , F e r n a n d J . P fc . 376 M i l l S t ., Wa t e r b u r y

    B O W E N , J oh n J . P fc. 61 W i l l i a m St . , West H a ve n

    B O Y L E , Ra p h a e l W. 2n d L t . 76 S. Ri ve r St . , Th om ps on vi l l e

    B R A D L E Y , H om e r L . P fc. 640 T u n xi s H i l l R d . , Br id gep or t

    B R A N C H A U P , R a y m on d P . P fc. 488 S ou t h S t ., B r is t ol

    B R A T T , Do n a ld G . C p l . Wes t Suff ie ld

    B R I C U G L I O , Le o P fc. 135 Be d for d S t ., H a r t fo r d

    B R O W N , I r v i n g S. C p l . 19 Ar ch S t ., An s on i aB R U N E T , J osep h A. T / 5 42 Res er voir Ave . , Me r id en

    B R U N O L I , F r e d J . P fc. E d d y St ., Av on

    B R U S I C K , W i l l i a m P fc. 4 R od Roa d , Ke n s in gt on

    B U T L E R , D a v i d C. 1st L t . 122 D a r b y St . , Bl oomfi el d

    C A L L A H A N , J a m es E . P v t . 166 K e n s i n gt on St ., H a r t fo r d

    C A N F I E L D , G e o r g e M . P fc. 32 S a le m R d . , E a s t H a r t fo r d

    C A R B O N I , Sa m u el S. P fc. 252 Sp r in g St . , N e w H a v e n

    C A R E Y , G e o r g e P . S /S gt . 39 H ou s t on St ., N e w H a v e n

    C A S S E L L A , Mi ch a e l P v t . 144 Cen t er St . , Sou t h in gt on

    C E C C A R E L L I , Ar m a n d A. P fc . 188 Ol d St r a t sf ie ld R d . , Br id gep or t

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    C E G E L K A , L e o M . P v t . 141 W e s t S t . , S e y m o u r

    C H A R R O N , D on a l d P fc. R F D 1, Oa k d a le

    C I O L K O S Z , F r a n k L . P fc. 92 Ri d ge St ., Wi n s t e d

    C O P P O L A , Lou is P fc. 20 Ol d T u r n p i k e R d . , Sou t h in gt on

    C O R M I E R , Ge r a l d R . P v t . 60 Woodbr i d ge Av e . , E a s t H a r t fo r d

    C O W L E S , George F . P v t . 118 Me r id e n Ave . , Sou t h in gt on

    C U R R Y , W i l l i a m E . C p l . 288 B l u e H i l l s Av e . , H a r t fo r d

    C U S A N O , E m m id d io C. Sgt . 71 Th om p s on St . , H a m d e n

    C Z A P L I C K I , St a n ley F . P fc . 12 M a i n S t . , P e q u a b u c k

    D A V I S , N e i l F . P v t . St a t e St . , N e w H a v e n

    D e L U C O , Vin cen t J . P fc. 74 Re t r ea t Ave . , H a r t for d

    D E L V E C C H I O , Alexa n de r A. P v t . 28 Ge r r i s h Ave . , E a s t H a v e n

    D e M A R I A , J oh n N . P fc. 29 So. Vie w St . , Me r id e n

    D E S S , F r a n k A . P fc. 87 U n i on S t ., B r i s t ol

    D O B E C K , F r a n k P fc. 198 Rob bi n s R d . , Ke n s in gt on

    D R A P E A U , Ge r a ld F . Sg t . 167 As h le y St ., H a r t fo r d

    D R Y S G U L A , St a n le y W . P fc. 1064 B r oa d St . , H a r t for d

    D U G A N , E d w a r d T . P fc. 34 H ob s on St . , E a s t H a v e n

    E L L I N G W O O D , H a r r y L . T / 4 20 F i l l e y St . , Win ds or

    E L O V I T Z , Alb er t P fc . 733 Ma d is on Ave . , Br id gep or t

    E R N S T , G u s t a v P v t . 52 N a u b u c Av e . , E a s t H a r t fo r d

    E S P O S I T O , Sa lva t ore .V P fc . 257 F r a n k l i n St . , N e w H a v e n

    E S T I C K , J oh n F . P v t . 253 C l i n t on Av e . , Br id ge p or t

    F A B I A N , N ich ola s A . P fc. 26 F r a n k St . , F a ir fi el d

    F A I E L L A , P h i l ip P . T /S g t . 47 Th omp son S t . , Br idg epor t

    F A R G E R O G E , Eu gen e B . P fc . 49 C l i n t on Ave . , N e w H a ve n

    F A R K A S , J oh n E . P fc. 195 Wo r d i n Ave . , Bridgeport

    F A U L K N E R , J oh n H . C p l . 119 H e n r y S t ., N or w i ch

    F E R R A R O , J ose ph J . P fc. 52 H e n r y St ., N e w H a v e n

    F L E G E R T , Ar t h u r A . T / 5 R F D 1, W i l l i m a n t i c

    F O E L L , H e n r y J . T / 5 5 St ow Ave . , Mi d d le t ow n

    F O L E Y , J a m es O. P fc. 27 R o s e St . , B u r l i n g t on

    F O N T N E A U , P a u l J . P fc. 88 M a i n S t . , W e s t H a v e n

    F O R Y A N , J oh n F . T / 4 135 P la in vi ll e Av e ., U n i on vi l le

    F O S T E R , H ol li s J . C a p t . 9 Veg a St . , N e w B r i t a i n

    F O U R N I E R , Gor d on C . S /S gt . 102 S p e n c e r St . , Win s t ed

    F O W L E R , D a v i d F . S /S gt . 24 C h a t h a m Ave . , M i l fo r d

    F R O S O L O N E , Lou is P fc. 345 Mu n s on St . , N e w H a v e n

    F U N I C E L L A , Sa ver io P fc. 380 E l m St . , St a m for d

    G O R F A I N , Ale x A. P fc. 25 C i t y Ave . , N e w B r i t a i n

    G U I L M E T T E , P a u l E . P fc. 270 N a u b u c Av e ., Gl a s t on b u r y

    H A N S E N , E d w a r d T / 5 192 Kn ick er bock er St . , Spr in gda le

    H A N S E N , M a r t i n A . P v t . 70 Ga r d e n C ir cl e , Wa t e r b u r y

    H E N R Y , H ow a r d E . P fc. 128 R i ch a r d St ., N e w H a v e n

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    H O F F M A N , Os wa ld E . P fc. 213 C h e r r y S t ., N e w B r i t a i n

    H O L M Q U I S T , N i l s P fc. 461 St a t e St . , Br id ge por t

    H O P P S T E I N , M e l v i n W . P fc. J a m es S t . E x t . , D a n b u r y

    H O R N E Y , Da n ie l J . , J r . T / 5 Br i d ge p or t

    H U B E T S E L , J oh n P fc. 724 H a n cock Ave ., Br id ge por t

    H U L L , W i l l i a m F . P fc . 73 E l t o n S t ., T or r i n gt on

    H U N T , A l l e n L . T / 5 37 B u e n a Vi s t a R d . , W e s t H a r t fo r d

    J A S O N , F r a n k G . T / 4 130 H a v e n S t ., N e w H a v e n

    J O H N S O N , E r n es t A. P v t . C-23 3, Ch a r t er Oa k Te r r a ce, H a r t for d

    K A P U S T A , E d w a r d A . P fc. 18 H a l l ock S t ., D e r b y

    K A R A B I N , J oh n M . P v t . 28 L e d g e R d . , P la in vi l l e

    K E L L E Y , J a m es J . P fc. R F D 1, N or fol k

    K I N G S B U R Y , H a r r y W . P fc. 42 Ce d a r S t ., N e w B r i t a i n

    K I R K , F r a n ci s P fc. 8 P r o s p e c t St . , Be t h el

    K L O S K O W S K I , E u gen e J . P fc. 336 Ke n s in gt on R d . , Ke n s in gt on

    K N U D S E N , F r e d e r i ck H . T / 5 68 N o r t h S t ., H a m d e nK R I E R , S t a n le y R . Sg t . 314 Sk iff St . , H a m d e n

    K R U Z E K , F r a n k S. P fc. 221 So. C ol on y S t ., Wa l l i n gf or d

    K U B I S H , J u l i u s S/ S gt . 180 H il lcr es t Ave . , N e wi n gt on

    L A C A V A , N ic h ol a s J . P fc. 39 Au s t i n S t ., D a n b u r y

    L a F A U C I , E u ge n e C . P fc. 37 L a m on t S t ., Wa t e r b u r y

    L a F O U N T A I N E , J oh n T . S /S gt . N or t h Gr osven ord a le

    L a P O I N T E , J oh n A . C p l . R F D 1, M y s t i c

    L E W I S , St a n le y B . P v t . R F D 1, H i gg a n u m

    L O P R E S T I , J osep h V. Sgt . 55 P a r a l l e l St . , Br id gep or t

    L U D W E , Wa lt e r J . P fc. 36 Col u m bu s Ave ., N e w H a v e n

    L Y N C H , St ep h en E . , J r . Sgt . 39 Ke n n e t h St . , H a r t for d

    M A N F O R T E , An t h on y P . S /S gt . H e ck er Ave ., N or ot on He ig h t s

    M A R A N , E d w a r d C . P fc. 5 T r e a d wa y Av e . , N or w i ch

    M A R C H A N , R a y m on d J . P fc. 15 Qu a k er La n e , B r is t ol

    M A R I N E L L I , Ch a r l e s C . S /S g t . Q u een S t . , So u t h in g to n

    M A R S H A L L , Le igh t on P fc. 33 Cr escen t St . , Sh el t on

    M A R S Z A L E K , S t a n le y F . P v t . Wa u r e ga n

    M A R T E L , Li on e l E . C p l . 3 Wa l t e r P la ce, F ore st vi l le

    M A T U S K O , J oh n P fc. Br id ge p or tM c C A N C E , P r es sl y F . P fc. N or t h St . , Mi d d le b u r y

    M c D O N A L D , T h om a s J . 1st. Sgt . Ra ls ey R d . , S t a m for d

    M c L E A N , Ch a r le s S. 1st L t . 110 La fa ye t t e S t ., N or w i ch

    M I K O , An d r e w P fc. 832 Be ech wood Ave . , Br id gep or t

    M I L L E R , Ar t h u r R . P fc. 66 Sh er id a n St . , Br id gep or t

    M I T C H E L L , J ose ph G . P fc. 21 Ru s s el l St . , H a r t for d

    M O R A N , P a t r i ck W . Sg t . 64 C or n h i l l S t . , Br id ge p or t

    M O R G I O , G e o r g e A . P fc. 98 Ad m i r a l S t ., W e s t H a v e n

    M O S E L E Y , An t h on y J . C p l . 419 M on t a u k Av e . , N e w Lo n d on

    N A L L Y , G e o r g e P . P fc . 165 L a m b e r t on S t . N e w H a v e n

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    N E U M A N N , H ow a r d R . P fc. 93 P r o s p e c t A ve . , W e s t H a r t fo r d

    N O E , F r ed er ick J . P fc . R F D 5, W e s t H a ve n

    N O L I N , Al p h e H . T / 4 R F D 3, B ox 196, Br id ge p or t

    N Y S T R O M , H a r ol d E . P fc. 54 R o o s e v e l t D r i ve , M i d d l e t ow n

    O K E N , Ab r a h a m C p l . 400 Ac t on St ., H a r t fo r d

    O ' L O U G H L I N , Ch a r les J . P v t . 74 Ca bot St ., H a r t fo r d

    O P E N C H O F S K I , H e n r y J . P fc. J ew et t C i t y

    O U R F A L I A N , Pet e r T / 5 230 H o l ly S t . , Br idge por t

    P A C I A , E d w a r d J . P fc. C a n a l St ., Mi l l d a l e

    P A N K O W I T Z , Wa l t er A. Sgt . 40 H er be r t S t . , Mi l for d

    P A P P , J ose ph B . P v t . 3 F r a n k l i n St . , Wa ll in gfor d

    P E A L , Wi l l i a m A. P v t . 19 S c hoo l St ., Wa t e r b u r y

    P E E L E , Od en B . Sgt . 101 M c K i n l e y St . , N or wi ch

    P E R R O N E , An t h on y G . C p l . 42 Ru s s el l St ., H a r t fo r d

    P E T R E L L A , E r cole P fc. 17 Ni ch ols St . , Da n b u r y

    P E T T I E , P et er F . P fc. 83 F l a x H i l l R d . , So. N or wa lkP I N C H E R A , H e n r y T . Sgt . 177 St a n di sh St . , H a r t for d

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