The Soldier

“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! 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 […]