Missed by a Hare

Into the end of March 1945, the 87th was rushing across Germany in an effort to cut off the retreat of the German forces. Somewhere along this route, the powers to be thought it would be great if our company could have a chance to move to an area where we could clean...

Goldbrick Hill, Germany

Immediately following the Battle of the Bulge my Division, the 87th, had plunged far into the Siegfried Line. We had outrun our supplies and the totally ruined roads of Belgium and Germany did not permit our adequate re-supply. We were, therefore, in a comparatively...

The Rhine River Crossing

The Germans had positioned many anti-aircraft guns in the hills along and above the Rhine Valley. Our tanks couldn’t be sent over until we silenced these weapons on the hills above us. By morning, the second wave made it over so we were given the job of marching...

Good Fortune

I was in the Second Platoon. When we were near Olzheim, we got orders to move out that morning very early. It was still very dark as we came to this ridge which was about 50 to 75 feet high. The lieutenant did not know quite which way to go so we turned left at the...