in order for it to be readable but some was left as he had written
Pat served in the Third Battalion 124th Infantry Regimental Combat
Team Company I. He and John Billington from Camden, New Jersey
were given the position of head scouts. They held that position
from July 16 1944 until John was killed June 2 1945. Being 30
years old when he was drafted he mentioned some calling him 'The
Old Man'. John carried the nickname of 'Combat'.
may or may not be in any order, they are written as he remembered
them more that 30 years later. He had in his possession a copy
of the unit journal
and casualty report written by LtCol
George D. Williams. Having a rank no higher than PFC. I have no
idea why he would have these in his possession except I recall
he worked at Camp Shelby as a night watchman for a while and someone
may have copied it for him then. It is obvious his copy was made
from worn, dog eared originals. A lot of materials were donated
to the University of Southern Mississippi and are available for
research there. We also intend to make all the materials we can
available to other museums. Killroywashere.org will be given copies
will occasionally add comments for explanation.
My comments will be in italics and underlined.
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