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Oral History Interview: Joseph Hamburg of Urbana

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Joseph Hamburg served in the Army infantry in Europe, participating in the Normandy campaign and the battle for the city of Brest in the Brittany region of France. He also served in the army of occupation in France and Belgium.

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    I have is Joseph hamburgers November 14th 2007 or 308
    X Factor band Illinois my name is Brent Cochran and videographer
    where is Henry Ratcliff
    Robert what’s your date of birth May 25th
    25th 1914 1914 n. U joint
    join the army where you drafted are you doing with that I was drafted in Grand Rapids how do u

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    how do you feel about being drafted
    I didn’t even checked I wasn’t one of these
    skunk judges on judging other thing like that I was ready
    the goal of the only thing that bothered me was that my wife was 5
    was 5 months pregnant and I wouldn’t have love
    to have been present at his birth which I was in labor
    able to and I ask for a deferment of 70 miles

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    and I was denied so I accepted
    suppose that night when the army in May of
    43 how’s your wife Angela how did you feel about you
    she wasn’t very happy but she accepted to the shed new the third
    million seller men Aladdin
    under the same circumstances as I was the
    when into the service and she shakes after lifting

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    make the best of it weird to live in the time that you were drafted
    I live in Champaign Illinois did you have the opportunity
    opportunity choose which service your going into work today just tell you you’re going alright I didn’t
    I didn’t have that I didn’t volunteer for this particular service solo
    I had to go where ever they decided it was at third
    discretion and I
    I didn’t really know when I was after

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    after my induction into the army at Camp Grant
    we were put on a train
    the destination of love which we didn’t know
    Nolan we didn’t know we travel to travel all day
    through the night until the following morning hand
    and we were in Texas and we were greeted
    greeted at the station

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    buy some officers and I immediately saw the insignia
    neon their colors and when I saw the cross rifles I knew I was in the
    was in the infantry how do you feel about that well
    I was a little surprised what the accepted as the
    you know after all the infantry is the queen of battles Luna Bella
    it’s the pits allowed to be a part of the infantry
    because I did a lot of very important work at any rate

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    the ascent to camp Wolters
    welders Texas just a short distance from Fort Worth
    worth it was the largest
    infantry replacement training center IRTC
    in the country I didn’t know that at the time
    timer to find out later is divided into different battalions
    and I knew it wasn’t

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    wasn’t going to be easy acceptable in the
    get a figure is given. The series of
    casts and
    how to say yeah what qualifications you had then they wanted to know what
    no what your IQ was and they wanted to know

    some of the other qualifications you might have that you weren’t even aware of

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    and it so happens that the one of the two
    the test was listening to a series of sounds
    followed by a series of other sounds
    you were supposed to designate
    the second son was the same or if it was different
    I have no idea what that was for what I meant but I was told
    so later on that I scored very high on that and

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    and I was being mp3 trained as a rifleman
    my 4 month I love my special day with me radio operator because they
    they really said are you a ham radio operator because you did so well on the test
    I said no and I was pleased because I thought that was
    that would be kinda nice and it turned out to be nice
    so long with my basic training as a rifleman
    prolong with all the other mp3 rifleman in also

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    what’s trained as a radio operator learning the Morse code
    code so forth and they have a special way of teaching you know they say
    there’s no right way and the army way I’m sure you heard
    you heard that expression but I want to tell you
    the army method of teaching I thought was excellent for example I’ve never
    I never fired a weapon of my life and when we were
    giving a rifles for the first time and

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    what train how to use them were trained about the nomenclature
    how to disassemble a tends to assemble at Anza
    is that let method of teaching is so good that the
    I think that any person live with a little white pill with AV node
    trouble learning how to handle a rifle and
    we got soul
    efficient with that that we took great pride and see if we could

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    disassemble and reassemble it in the dark and we would do that
    what do that are on our thoughts at night turn the lights off take the rifle
    rifle apartment by touch tell what each friend we had to learn the moment
    Fletcher we could tell by the touch what he was
    was not was to be assembled into your weapon and
    and it was miraculous to me and when I came
    came time to go to the firing range I never shot a weapon before my life

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    first time I made marksman Manhattan
    subway weeks later we went to the range for second time in eye
    made sharp shooter and I was pretty proud of that fortunately I never
    I never have fire my weapon during my combat experience in a very happy about
    happy about that how old were you Thunder you infect your house
    I was 29 how did that affect your basic training experience Nevada how did I
    how did it how did that affect your basic drinks .3 treated the same way this new guy

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    the same and I was in the train
    cleaning company with mostly
    young latin I would say 18 19
    20 and the training was pretty Ricky
    reckless records and I never fell out of a hike and
    and so it goes hikes marching with food with pretty tough going uphill
    particularly and never had

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    never had any trouble of going through the
    infiltration course so far
    what you had to protect your weapon
    weapon and crawl on the Hudson
    the sand can get very hot in Texas in the summertime
    what time and crawl under barbed wire live machine gun
    gun was firing over head and you have to keep your body pretty flat to the ground

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    the ground so you were really close and I went through that never that it was
    landing ship trailer exercise
    I remember one incident
    when do we had to go up a hill which was
    which was pretty steep in full field pack
    helmet rifle and all of the sudden
    somebody yells out gas in a mediately

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    you have to take your gas mask out and put it on it and continue
    climbing that remembers least 8 pill
    well when we got to the top of that to everyone was exhausted
    just exhaustion fever give me a few moments to rest with
    which we did it when I got it was a landing ship trailer left
    after that we went through that that wasn’t so bad was climbing up a rope
    upper rope ladder from love a little boat onto a mock ship

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    ship when I got back to the barracks is lunch time
    hi I didn’t eat lunch that day I just have something very very lonely
    red light but the iron the respect of all these young
    youngsters pool a lot of me were a
    college graduates for the Sleep Center in the ASTP that was a
    program for students and we had that here at the University of Illinois
    and the days start to call me

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    old man but they respected me I never once
    fell out of any force marcher or any disease
    exercises that we had to perform in the basic training for a number
    reminders pretty pretty difficult
    who wrote the song proud of that and
    I think that takes care of that ass back
    but not when you left Texas did you go to England when you left Texas where did you go

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    tango I’ll I was lucky green light
    greenlight training FB after the
    d 13 week training cycle lanyard
    when you’re at the mercy of the army you don’t know what’s going to happen to you
    the just so happens that on the very last day of her
    basic training it was a Saturday
    saturday in UCWeb with that with a buddy of mine we would go into town have dinner

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    go to a movie and so forth I suddenly felt
    sick I just I wasn’t well I wasn’t myself
    and I’m never telling my friend
    as we are walking to the bus we were going right by the
    dispensary is that s where you going off I said hello
    Harold you know what I really feel pretty tough I think I’m going to see
    things that can help me I went in and the nurse

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    damia
    cursory examination for the thermometer in my mouth
    hello sir what temperature is she said that
    soldier I want to go back to your barracks get your toilet articles for so forth
    Forest Hill going to the hospital I said what she said
    so that they don’t tell you what’s wrong with you so I
    I was in the hospital I found out African to give me a private room with us

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    a steamer so I guess right away I had pneumonia
    why was in the hospital for about 3 weeks
    at that time is it in have the technology or the
    drugs to not pneumonia does very quickly
    NT Wright while I was on my husband
    Hospital bump in the ward are first sergeant in the platoon
    2 liter of town with my first sergeant in all is the follow up

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    fallout stripes in the middle of diamond in the middle
    came to see me and I was kind of surprised
    surprised they sent him but we need your signature here you are on orders to go to Fort
    Fort Benning Georgia for advanced infantry training and you have to be deleted
    deleted because your sick I was very happy
    free happy about that because I know of other
    Giada’s after basic training you love me if they were sent the Benning

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    finding the next thing was overseas and I was during the app
    the African Kente another friend of mine I have been experiencing
    Branson d1.5 think he was killed on the one of the beaches band
    battle of Cassino or something like that solo
    as a result of that I had I
    my training cycle was over and the third
    there there everyone listen chef Tupperware number of me and we

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    we didn’t have too much to do when we would play ball
    paintball war Hardkiss Doolittle
    marching drill just for the fun of it so forth
    and the one day of the
    force actress in Hamburg I would you like to go to Henry school
    I said what does having problems he gave me an idea
    I said I think that being good I did he said I do to you said you

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    get yourself together in one is different part of the Campa Blast 3
    3 weeks you have training to become
    NCO of the noncommissioned officer
    so I really enjoyed that it was a tie
    at the time of year when early
    early autumn and the weather was good and the one eye
    when I was through and after the 3 weeks it came back in the short leg

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    shortly after that I was promoted to Pfc
    that’s a big thing in a while you’re just a lowly private and
    you get the PFC stripe you take a level rising but it everyone
    and the sergeant
    Hamburg I want to be sure to have those stripes sewn on
    underwear and I don’t want you to put them away European absinthe
    Casino and you be proud of that which I did and

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    and the still continued
    duh duh I was the same as a result of that I was assigned to the country
    which I was happy about this
    but then the iPod radio code train to use radio code
    and after short time
    what time the first action call me in the order you ruins it
    Hamburg just been promoted to corporal

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    why was proud of that I had my stripes sewn on and
    define I was there for almost a whole year
    ss member vocabulary teaching so far
    and the then I received orders
    borders that I was being shipped to
    CVS close to port of embarkation I knew that was
    in preparation of going overseas

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    Mya
    in the meantime I left upper very important part of my life
    while we were on a field problem
    problem during my basic training the Wii
    what way out in the wilderness someplace nurse look a lot of areas were the wilderness
    in Texas and we were bivouacked
    because it was there training

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    training program of different several days
    we get STAAR shelter halves in Hannibal which resulted in the pup tent
    Compton to mentor a pop dance one night
    I had to fall asleep in Elizabeth around close to midnight I see her
    I see headlights turning right into the opening of the pub
    the pup tent and her voice is Hamburg
    yes sir yes sir front center I came up and said

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    I know my wife
    wife was just about ready for delivery so he said hamburger
    proud father of a bouncing baby boy I said wonderful
    who said we’re going to love you to go in the camp get your uniform
    Farm Animal cake you in the Jeep that you can make telephone call which I did

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    did but that time it was 2 o’clock in the morning I called my mother in law
    and she gave me all the particular solution
    I was extremely happy my wife with saw
    futsal write my mother lies and who does he look like
    she’s so he’s beautiful 50 most beautiful

    what kind of symmetry does four and a half months old

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    console I got my first furlough is born
    middle of September and I got my 40 in January
    Amanda it was wonderful to be home again even for short time
    and to become acquainted with my new son who just wanna have fun solo
    solo and then
    I was lucky if I got my orders to the border Port of Tampa
    complication I was lucky to get ahead

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    another word for Lowes the land road they give me time
    the time between the time you left camp to go to your destination nude
    head I got a 10 day leave for which I was very happy I got to spend
    spend that ur home with seven head already is he was
    the 6 month old in
    and the from that I was a series of 0.37
    federal camps in them over to England for March

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    mark rating and finally Dover to France
    that’s another story how did that feel when you found out
    finally going to France how do I flinch when you left England to head the fray
    how was that well when I left England to go to France that first
    the first time I knew that we were going to the battlefield
    I knew that right away. We were put on
    ships and then go we got off the ship we were on the Sun

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    the landing crafts and the one we got to
    sure you’re the ship science hello to go
    to go to close to the shore because of being grounded
    Verizon Center Cincinnati Atlantic craft texture to the shore
    but this this was
    Atlanta to Utah Beach
    July 14th 1944

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    and of course nobody was firing at us
    these b****** have been secured and the headlights
    Allied forces have been able to penetrate does the duck the halls
    whole front from east to west was approximately 50 miles
    and the area that stadia occupied was about 15
    10 to 20 miles deep so there really was a lot
    salata real estate did the Allied forces own

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    can you hear can you hear the comet going on in this interview how where
    I wear a fun but once in a while you could hear you little rumbles
    that we were we were right near a little
    little town named new CD is IG NY
    and I could never tell her
    how big that Tom was Norwegian allowed to go in town
    sound to visit with the natives and

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    hand up but I do know that we were bivouacked in the area just right outside of
    side of a double park the reminder be a lot of the Westside Park in Champaign
    and the Normandy is known for its dairy
    dairy products and other day there they were lot of dairy products
    and I’m alluding to the fact that you see me you really didn’t mean
    being very much too baby I didn’t know that we were about to
    15 miles from st. Louis Missouri capital city

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    is Normandy that was the reason that the progress
    address of the Allied troops was being ham Pertwee Lou Reed I couldn’t move
    booty just went 1520 miles and the ugly
    temporal setting with the control of the Romans and so forth
    couldn’t do it very easily
    how to cure did you feel when you were there did you
    you feel like you’re in a combat zone or did you feel like you’ll have everything this actually win the division

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    who was in the rear of the company that we were maybe 15 or 20
    20 miles away from the real action and we we went over it
    free replacements mp3 trained Eastwood
    foothills protective especially if he had one and we’re just waiting to be a science
    and we had no idea where we’re going and we had
    we have no duty to perform so we we would just let me play a little boy
    little ball on one of the very

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    wonderful things was the daily newspaper that the armed services
    Mrs president called the Stars and Stripes where you are in the service of Montreal
    with that well we got that paper we devoured earth
    cover to cover up because that police the progress of the war
    what is going on and
    we were just waiting to be a sign
    love that I landed there on July 14th but I

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    really wasn’t signed to a division of the first week of August
    so I was. Of a couple of weeks during that time
    what time were you feeling really ready to get in go wherever you happy that you’re well
    well I was preparing myself for an event adventure
    eventually I was just hoping that I would be with a
    whats a good outfit to wear to your buddies would be friendly and I was home
    I was hoping that I would be assigned as I knew it

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    new RB signed as a dream but as a radio operator and
    luckily I was signed to the 2nd Infantry Division
    9th Infantry Regiment 3rd
    battalion headquarters and I got to know the fellows
    they were all really not nice guys
    will take care of a hamburger pictures of Robeson all that and I felt the cure because
    because for such a long time I was attached and undersigned and now I

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    how I found a hole when I report it to the
    sup company commander
    who is the captain I reported my Sennheiser
    amber I see you’re a corporal you said our table of orders doesn’t call for
    4 nc all with your grave
    grade I said last time I had gotten to know
    the mode of fellas I said capital pussy

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    but I want to sleep here
    dentist what don’t worry about that then and I did get the SE as a
    radio operator handle
    and the sea will very happy in your new unit why do people fear comfortable nude
    your new unit yes I did and I knew the dangers that exist in the
    and all this experience of these other
    men in the office were pretty is low season for Less

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    the last time they had been in right from the very beginning and they would tell you things
    things that will help you along and it is so you the real
    Serena McKenna feel very comfortable
    when when did University move out move more towards the front
    the front line when did you first had toward the front lines that vary
    evening at the that I was assigned that is
    let evening another

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    fella in the communication sex and I think
    wireman that’s telephone and I was
    why was the radio operator they handed me enough CR 300 which was
    Furby have a radio that I had a sling over my back
    will I carry my weapon and he said
    Hamburg we have to go to the command post
    when was dark and he said I know

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    I know it is he said just walk along with me and the
    if any flowers are shut up by the Germans
    just stand still and be absolutely motor
    motionless because you have no idea how bright does flowers are
    and1 did go up shortly after we started out and I just lit up
    set up the whole countryside and we stop
    and finally if the

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    lost its a full power as it was coming down to
    the earth and we were able to proceed and we finally got
    Torah I was a little farm house in the world
    and when we entered the woods a black cloth hanging in the doorway
    doorway height is a light because then if you were exposed to much like
    select your target so loud
    I was so they had sort of a little love

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    excavation something like the solar and I went down there and put
    Dr phones on and I didn’t have to do it I just miss
    listen and I just heard a lot of huh alot of activity
    Debbie going on that was all the radio signals which I couldn’t understand
    understand because they were so fast so many I have no ID
    no idea but I was told that this the listener monitor so far
    and that was my first experience in combat

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    to go back to win the flare was shot how how did you feel hurt your standing there waiting for the light to go off
    I felt exposed to be surprised
    I’ll break that was I just felt expose anyway
    when I finally have subsided we are able to go forward
    I thought that are on the way to that from outside
    encountered my first dead GI which
    Lozada bad experience

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    f*** you learn to love yourself
    and the hectic septic Handa
    I am
    I want to mention one thing about the city Sydney the town
    just a little side light experience
    40 years later when I f*** my wife while we were on a
    a little trip to Europe alone on the sightseeing tour

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    f****** real Honda sightseeing bus we visit the invasion area
    and we were on the support lane beautiful highway and I was looking out the window
    at the window and all of a sudden I see a good size psilocin Musi
    UCT highest ranked NY yogurt capital of the world
    I said Merle take a look this is where I’ll end this is where you talk because I gotta feeling
    excited and we didn’t have time to go into
    toddler was just like to see what it was like

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    do you remember
    remember the first time you saw German soldier
    first German soldier I saw was a prisoner of war and the
    I was very happy about that the
    is there human beings and the whole earth number 1
    are one of the story of a wise guy says he was cursing a sin
    Union 11 cinemas

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    rhetoric about General Eisenhower
    is it that guys called in the salt kind of trouble speaking
    little English thats thick German accent
    after that I saw a lot of German prisoners and the light
    like the feeling you have when you see them marching
    I haven’t seen them as prisoners
    colors that change the way you look at them as combatants I didn’t hear

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    after after seen them up close is prisoners like that in Phoenix people how did that make
    that make you feel about them when it was in a conflict
    there he loses a hand in the
    they have feelings and then the other at the mercy of
    city of their governments of the leaders in the Air Force
    Air Force Air Force to do what they have to do that doesn’t mean
    listen mean the day were sympathetic to the Nazi cause for example

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    sample July I really didn’t have any ill feelings towards them
    and I remember when I was on the hospital ship going from Earth
    Normandy back to England
    they have prisoners of war who were wounded wear ride along side of
    find all of the GIS and they were given the same treatment
    why you think they were given this is a very same medical treatment and I want to tell you
    does the medical department of the army did a magnificent job

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    p****** hug
    Seth thats another story was with hairy situation that you
    you felt like I need a drink sleep being attacked by the enemy did you ever have a well
    we were in Normandy is
    end action actually for several days
    and then we were pull up put in reserve and
    that means you don’t see any action then during that time

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    the
    US seller in the Special Services Department of Motor Vehicle
    very very good about sending entertainers and write up at the front
    Dinah Shore shemale

    steely and I remember all of the GI is we didn’t have church
    the tears we turned our helmets over and set on the door helmets

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    with our rifles salon stylist in The Godfather
    what that was great and that’s the only entertainer that you really got to see
    anyway after short time is
    in the Normandy we were
    told that we were going to another destination and we were
    we were put on transport trucks and
    it was the second Infantry Division the 29th Infantry Division

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    fishing who fought alongside the second part of the war
    and a battalion of Rangers
    we order order to go to the port city of breasts
    Brest France and to capture the
    capture the city which was being held by an elite paratroop division
    that duh but not use to be
    tubing defeated they were Kraft outfit

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    and the it was there
    it was the latter part of the heartless
    but I would get weak forever alone I think I finally got there early
    early of the following morning and we didn’t go in
    go into the attack mode until later on
    and the dream of horses
    occupy the city which they have the high ground

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    highground there actually we were looking down our throats will we attack we were at
    turbo disadvantage Betty Wright
    29th of August
    hi sticking a foxhole with
    with my buddy is everything in the Army is buddy system
    lambda fortunately with the hedgerows
    Rose mofford of a wonderful shelter

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    from enemy fire and they vary in size
    I remember we was a word
    Duggan behind head rozerem a be a 2 feet high
    sometimes there were 3 or 4 feet high this particular Head Road what some bars
    darkside ever seen it was about 10 feet high lol 5 feet
    fake sick so that was pretty good cover
    so my buddy and I were dating f*** soles and then

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    things the germas certain shell
    has a head at 8 millimeter cameras mounted on tagged
    text which was one of the best weapons
    in the German army and
    panda gets fired as shell
    but this long about this big around hello muscle
    the muzzle velocity of 3000 feet a second mountain m1 rifle

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    takes a 30 caliber bullet which is
    about this morning maybe about as big as a little
    little finger has a muzzle velocity of 20/952
    so you can imagine when I shut like that
    it is so fast when you hear the muzzle blast
    less than a second later
    the shell is there nude has exploded so what you hear

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    you hear is boom boom the second boom is the Explorer
    slow motion and play service Charlotte
    Ellis and fortune lady husband
    behind the hedgerow with a hit on the other side of the hedge row and suddenly
    my left arm went numb and I thought of
    photos from the ocean and the
    involuntarily I start to shake my arm hoping that it would

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    the feeling would come back and then my buddy who is sticking with a soda
    hamburger dip I looked online
    this is this is a you get ahold of hair in a hole here
    Handa is that was the extent of my guy didn’t know how
    House series was but I find out later after surgery that
    they had the the bullet or the shrapnel

    00:41:55

    injure the median nerve and my arm ascetic
    the cast from here to here hug with a diagram show
    show UA with which to see the doctor if any one this one to know one
    you know what’s wrong could see what a love and
    when when you found out when you realize you’re wounded
    do you feel scared or relief store
    I was terribly surprised

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    IAAI I can’t describe
    describe my emotions and I wasnt relieved
    I was worried what’s going to happen to me and right away
    right away at after the when the shelling stop the first sergeant always go
    always goes around the other side anybody hit anybody
    my body says yes I do hamburgers have Harry’s Hamburg go back
    go back the aid station and I started back

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    I didn’t know where the aid station was I had asked when will GI is on the way in
    give me some directions and finally I got there and the

    before that point and you had any friends wounded
    what does it all were any of your friends ever wounded before before you heard you
    did you experience no no no
    Twitter I fit in that section in the communication section that was here

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    what was hit now what happens software that I have I’ve no knowledge but I
    no longer with me being wounded with her

    leader who was this first to tell him he was struck in the left
    left and I remember sitting in the ambulance with her first was
    who was the Tennessee think I’ll be able to come back pussy up
    Seattle 5th after I get out of the hospital had no idea the extent of my injury

    00:44:15

    he said I was sure I never saw him after that or did I
    never get back to my office what was your experience in the house
    hospitals in the 8th station I have nothing but the highest respect
    for the cymatics the whole night
    old medical department of the army all away from the mess
    the mass unit that I went to hug her that was
    that was the summer before the mast movies so you had no idea

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    idea what it was like but after seeing the movie abyss very similar that every
    Kansas City everything intense I was put on a gurney Anna Hathaway
    the way all night enterable
    horrible pain before I was taken to surgery because they had somebody
    wounded men anda
    I remember this is the treatment
    treatment that we got the efficiency and the I 10

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    the tension and the speed
    weed with which they did things it was really heartwarming honest
    astounding
    I remember when I was finally
    taken into the operating room golf everything
    cancer I was in my soul in my uniform
    uniform with my boots on everything leggings

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    anda immediately the nurse
    nurse on one side sheet successors and cut my sleeves off
    hello weathered my alarm Saturday shave it
    Panda the doctor on the other side
    Bed Head the Sun the same thing with this Arlington Texas
    Skype slave auction so far Panda
    he has a needle in his hand

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    and then he slapped my
    the inside of my arm just like this and these
    somebody said make a fist which I did I said what what
    what’s that little for is over this is only anesthetic
    Dennis Levitt have a cousin you gotta be kidding I told you think so
    tell them to tell remember
    remember as he stuck the Midland Ari Melber City LA

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    I didn’t even get to finish say the number one and I was out like
    sounds like a light that was sodium pentathol that that was
    can anesthetic of shorter duration of the after they put Dillards
    little sleep then they give you the heavier dosage
    picture of that up of anesthetic
    static so I like saying I know I will
    will couple was 90 in the morning

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    sunday shining birds were singing I was on us
    Kansas cop
    first thing I do is look to see if my mom was so bad it was in this cast
    Castle mansion what’s a diagram of what happened
    the Horde boy came along I don’t think it was morning
    70 R 18 years old nas one and one sister young kid was
    Deli in the Army and he was ugly

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    emetic you like a nurse taking care of patient
    aMDA what is all that I have to wake and he came over
    how you doing soldier I said okay I’m at home in some pain
    which I was for a long time and I said I’m hungry
    hungry owl footprint get some breakfast with you eventually dead
    aMDA he ran his hands over my
    my face which was I had a pretty good growth of Barrington

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    are you need a sunshade soldiers is a fake show up and he did he came
    came back later and shave man brought me breakfast
    Panda from there on in it was
    getting ready to Beshine
    Keisha back to the hospital in England
    huh la continue the little further
    whether you have any questions I could go on and on and on

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    when you were in England what was the experience like that in the in the hospital did you have an account
    contact your family that timer I was able to write letters Etsy Laconte
    contact I have I was sent to a general Hospit
    Hospital which uses the elite that’s what they have their own
    all the facilities that you need nothing first class hospital and I was there
    I was there for about 3 months they perform the bus free more surgeries on my
    on my r1 and the hermits

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    went through a period of the therapy physical
    physical therapy when they remove the cast my arm was about
    this big around but they said don’t worry about it on guitar
    get back to normal size and I have the highest respect for the
    medical department of the army they does a magnificent job
    Panda after earth
    after I stay in the hospital old is sodame several days

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    days after I got to the hospital big second of officer
    who was a major in full uniform quemadura war
    Lorde calls out the names of four people of which mine was won
    does one of them and said gentleman happy to
    award you with your Purple Heart solo
    we all stand there and the Sun was a Mac
    cinecast and he handed me my Purple Heart which I took in the

    00:51:15

    cooking this and then you start back
    I couldn’t return this solute
    but he understood anyway
    after that it was a series of rehabilitation centers and interviews
    who is supporting salon until live
    finally round up the
    with the replacement depo

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    Denver VA Belgium Hulu
    what about the time in the Battle of the Bulge took place New York process
    Russell C troops going to the front end
    I had a job in their classification
    sketch the section which I was happy about and we just pray
    just process troops going through
    Panda finally

    00:52:25

    Anna Mae the eighth of a year the war ended
    analyst the process of going home
    new homes through the points system rewards points
    if you reach the certain level of points you got to go home and
    and the my last place of silence was in Rams
    Rams francaises champagne capital of the world at the little ribs
    red school house where the peace treaty was signed and that was widely

    00:53:00

    Clayton experience for me were you there when the peace treaty was signed
    no no what’s a fair die after work I got there I think it was then that
    hello maybe
    maybe September hand
    I would never marry a bong from there and then when the
    the lovable. You needed the became a t4i
    4 I’m ever had a 4.0 and I was on my way home so

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    I was relieved of duties iron sent to lab
    another headquarters in Findlay
    down to Marseille France in the shift up at home
    Handa
    separated from the Army at Camp Grant again in Illinois
    where I was Masood into the army and the
    got them home and to see my young son

    00:54:10

    run again who was at that time to the half years old
    and that was the first time you that was not real happy really the first time I seen him and me
    year and a half and you remember what you did your first the few weeks home
    how you spell huh
    visiting with family and visitor with friends
    make preparations to
    things to leave the community we move move to Minneapolis

    00:54:45

    swear my in laws were from in the hole service
    venturi week we came back have back to Champaign
    Spanaway Ben Hur ever since what was life like when I return back to normal for
    when did it return when life return to normal when you got back into it
    noir leather guess
    awful lot of servicemen the dead that I’ve come back
    and the littlest hook up their lives

    00:55:20

    where they had left the moon just continued on those that were lucky enough
    enough to come back ir
    can answer your questions I forgot
    said I want you to read this particular thing
    thing that I prepared to give people
    some insight on this is already
    related to detail in the sea

    00:55:55

    everything is it safe to let up to attend the
    the importance of a anyway this is what I wrote
    this is just a couple of minutes it is important first of all
    Baltimore to recall
    when to talk about all the preparations and planning that took place
    place prior to the actual version by the supreme commanders
    of this massive invasion army

    00:56:30

    this fighting force was comprised of three United States divisions
    two British divisions in 1 Canadian division it was a green
    reeds at the United States General Dwight d. Eisenhower would be the supreme commander
    commander of the entire allied nation army consisting of
    listing of 1500000 soldiers
    5300 ships and boats evolved
    Devol description + 2500 landing craft

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    in the early morning of June 6th 1944
    4000 ships carried a hundred fifty thousand American
    American British Canadian and Polish troops
    across the English Channel to France in the air 11
    11000 fighter planes bombers and transports 45
    Titan support by the end of the day 15000 allied soul
    did soldiers would be dead or wounded this represented

    00:57:40

    the largest amphibious landing in world history
    history and it was indeed the beginning of the Allied
    liberation of Europe the American forces
    cyst on the Normandy coast at Omaha Beach Utah Beach
    the name of that which I believe are from the year to all Americans
    and the British Army is assaulted
    gold sword and sword beaches in the Canadian

    00:58:15

    Canadian forces landed on Juno Beach these were all codename
    old names of the different areas of invasion I would like
    I would like to point out that D Day took place
    63 years ago
    superior
    . Representing
    3 full

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    34 generations of people
    I am estimating that a good many of them or neither born
    where to young tree called assist Oregon vent
    and I know I must be difficult for them to grasp the mega
    magnitude of this military action in any rate
    great invasion proved to be successful and by the end of the day

    00:59:25

    end of the day all five beaches were secured
    and by the evening the anime
    anime with Sun dragon back away from the Normandy coast
    and from that point in my related
    my involvement in the war
    thinking of you like the same
    about your crush any ain’t no reason

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    I can’t say I love her but the medics
    is the world really wonderful


    just happy to be here
    very much good job

    01:00:35

    if I’ll be on it
    Usher


    what will taking dude
    do other things with one side

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