Archive for February, 2012

Last week, we featured a couple of our soldiers’ varied reactions to war’s end.  In this edition of Letters From War Wednesday, let’s take a look at Captain Wayne Sandefur’s note home following Japan’s surrender. Sandefur served with distinction at the battles of Zig Zag Pass and Woodpecker Ridge as the commanding officer of Company [...]

Following the 152nd Infantry, 38th Infantry Division’s hard-fought victory at Zig Zag Pass, the unit was deployed to the Sierra Madre mountain range along the northeastern coast of Luzon in the Philippines. Captain Wayne Sandefur’s Company L was assigned to take Woodpecker Ridge, part of the Japanese’s Shimbu Line. For his heroics at Woodpecker Ridge, [...]

In this edition of the 90th Infantry Division Pic of the Week, we feature a shot of soldiers spanning the flooded Moselle River.

Time again for the Weekly History Wrap Up. Civil War history can mean increased business, so use it. I love old photographs. How about some vintage World War II shots from Corpus Christi Naval Air Base? Lynn “Buck” Compton, Easy Company Lieutenant featured in Band of Brothers, has died in Washington. And lastly, the great [...]

Continuing with our “Airing of Grievances” from the Citation, 3rd Battalion, 358th Infantry, 90th Infantry Division, newspaper from World War II, take a gander at this timely request. “WHAT TIME YA GOT? – …Most of us have wrist watches and pocket watches which we have carried through many months of combat, so that by now [...]

In this Letters From War Wednesday, dated May 1942, we feature a short note home from Private William Huff, training at Class 12, Aviation School of Technology, Long Island City, New York. “Having a few minutes to spare, I will write you the letter you deserve and which I should have written sooner. “…I am [...]

Back during World War II, the 3rd Battalion, 358th Infantry, 90th Infantry Division produced a unit newspaper dubbed, Citation. In a section called, Citation Letter Box, the newspaper printed short notes from GIs. The June 9, 1945 edition was printed at Waldmunchen, Germany, while the group occupied the city at war’s end. In commemoration of [...]

Thank you for joining us for the 90th Infantry Division Pic of the Week. Today we feature a shot of American infantrymen on the move in Gottsmannsgrun, Germany.

Check out what’s “new” in the world of “old” with the Weekly History Wrap Up. This week marks an important Revolutionary War anniversary in South Boston. A pre-Revolutionary War, 252-year-old home, is on the move in Bellmont, Massachusetts. Since I was a kid, I’ve always loved Civil War reenactments. But how about a Civil War [...]

Learning of the official end to World War II brought varied reactions from our soldiers. Sergeant Hobert Winebrenner was serving with the 358th Infantry, 90th Infantry Division in Northern Europe. “I can well remember the day my war ended,” Winebrenner wrote in BOOTPRINTS. “I’ll never forget it! Along an anonymous lane, I sat in the [...]

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