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Our Texas friend, Aggie alum, dedicated follower of the site and 90th Infantry Division veteran, Joel Harrell, informed us of an interesting update to the story of World War II Medal of Honor recipient, Turney Leonard. Leonard graduated from Texas A & M University in 1942 and joined the U.S. Army shortly after.  He served [...]

Germany’s Hurtgen Forest saw some of the most brutal fighting of World War II.  In fact, for the U.S., it still stands as the longest running battle in history, spanning from September 1944 to February 1945.  U.S. First Army casualties topped 33,000. Tom Franks, from Wawaka, Indiana, fought in Northern Europe with Company I, 121st [...]

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