Magazine article America in WWII

The Big Sleep in France

Magazine article America in WWII

The Big Sleep in France

Article excerpt

I HAD MY BASIC infantry training at Fort Hood, Texas, in December of 1944. While we were out in the field for a few days on bivouac, several officers came out and told us our training was over. They told us a little about what was happening at the beginning of what would be known as the Battle of the Bulge. The next day, some of our group were flown overseas. I was one of the others who were given enough money to find transportation to the East Coast. I caught a bus part way and eventually spent a short time at Fort Meade, Maryland, and at Camp Shanks, New York.

From there I sailed on the Queen Mary to Glasgow, Scotland, and then down to Southampton, England. Before long I was crossing the English Channel to Le Havre, France. It was from Le Havre that I was sent to the front lines in France. Things got rough the second I was there. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.