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Diary Book 1: Sept 1944 - June 1945


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Page 08
house later used as C P. - General
visited bn commanders - tank
knocked out, Gun and truck
coming with chow for Jerries that
had hastily pulled out - dug in
as best we could amidst fallen treetops
used logs for overhead cover - improved
hole during morning with door for
roof. - moved forward about 500 yds - rain
poured - soaked to the skin - hard digging
- 88's now and then.  instructed to be ready
to move after officers reconnaisance.
A Co. to lead bn. our 2 squad plat. to take first of
a group of houses.  3rd to move on to
next two & 1st to take remaining two
- stiff resistance expected - method of
attack decided - offered to fire bazooka.
- late in aft. A Co. meeting heavy
resistance - uneasy about taking
houses after dark - waited. twilight -
volunteers wanted to remove A Co. casualties
Nelan & I decided against volunteering.
- Call for more men to help A Co. - felt
ashamed so we went. - down steep
canyon past rr tracks up precipice.
met stragglers coming back - shelling
going on worried walking back &
lying around waiting for stretcher
bearers.  Six men required on one stretcher
Page 08 Notes:

bn. = battalion
Hersh & Nelan volunteer to go after A Co casualties.