Another WWII tribute photos & history
At SSMN's suggestion and after seeing what a fine job he did compiling the WWII experiences of his uncle, I will post what I have been able to compile of my grandfather's experiences. Interestingly enough, SSMN had a photo of the out processing of soldiers at Camp Lucky Strike. We think the unidentified seated officer is my grandfather! (More on that later.) And with SSMN's permission, I will repost that photo - what say you Steve?
Like SSMN posted, these photos are copy write protected and may not be used in any form without my express written consent.
Please feel free to comment and offer any ideas or stories that you care to contribute. So many of the folks involved are gone - we just don't have them to ask. Any help and/or related stories would be appreciated!
The 353rd 3rd Battalion arrived in the destroyed town of LeHarve, France January 21, 1945, after 10 days at sea aboard the troopship SS Bienville from their secret point of departure – Camp Miles Standish, Boston, Mass. The unit was trucked 45 miles up the coast to Camp Lucky Strike – one of the “Cigarette Camps” (Note: on the map it is misspelled as “Camp Lucky Stick”). The unit would return here after the war to process home bound and Pacific bound soldiers.
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