1st Lieutenant John Russell of the 45th Division brought home a Radom Vis 35 adorned with sweetheart grips. He was in the 45th Division 157th Infantry. He was twice wounded. The vet was at Anzio and was wounded in Italy and France. I've been reading a lot about the 45th And specifically the 157th Infantry. They saw tons of action and had many killed and wounded. When I received the Radom, I noticed 4 notches carved in one of the grips. Sure would be interesting to find out the story behind those. The family also gave me his belt buckle. What a grouping! This is the centerpiece of my collection.
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