“No physical courage and no brute instinct can take the place of Divine help which alone can sustain him. However horrible the incidents of war […]
Soy – Hotton Road
The following account was drawn from a book written in 2006 by Robert K. McDonald, called, The Hotton Report. It tells of the importance of […]
What Was Axis Sally Doing?
While resting in an Italian based camp prior to the launch of Operation Dragoon, CPL Charles E. Pugh of the 596th Parachute Engineer Company, tuned […]
Funzafire! USO and Warm Food
The capture of Rome was incredibly important to the Allies. It was hoped that the capture of the Italian capital might draw German troops away […]
Anniversary of VE Day!
https://www.history.com/news/v-e-day-around-the-world On May 8, 1945 – known as Victory in Europe Day or V-E Day – celebrations erupted around the world to mark the end […]
Roman Holiday, Visiting the Pope
Later in June, the 517th was taken off the line, getting some much-needed rest and joining the IV Corps reserve. The Mediterranean High Command had […]