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Diary Book 1: Sept 1944 - June 1945
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about half mile of steep climbing over rocks - slipping falling - trying to keep hand of wounded on stretcher - up narrow creek of steep canyon. used rope to raise litter to top of canyon. carried litter until we met jeep. - 88's mortars & screaming meemies one landed directly on litter demolished wounded & bearers - one with wound left in fox hole found later shot thru head. - A Co. men kept coming back (those who could) all night & mixed up retreat - No organization - badly beaten. held litter on jeep - (2 litters & several walking wounded in jeep) moved cautiously - couldn't see road - pitch black. aid station at least 2-3 miles to rear in abandoned house - couldn't return to Co. area that night watched wounded being treated - changed socks & leggins - slept in aid station - plenty rations & D bars 1st night's sleep in long time - rode jeep to Bn CP - much traffic on rode - tank stuck in mud - rain. found out C is moved out about midnight & were in fight now - couldn't be contacted - stayed at message center - ate plenty rations - made coffee - field on way to C Co. covered by snipers. - Couldn't reach them with much needed ammo & food all that day.
Page 09 Notes: Bn CP = Batallion Command Post