Co. K, 335th Infantry, 84th Division Railsplitters
[ Post a Response | Co. K, 335th Infantry, 84th Division Railsplitters ]
Birk, Gereonsweiler, Lindern, Marche-en-Femenne, Rochefort, Bure, Grupont, Tellin, Chanly, Givet, Devantave, Ourthe, Roer, Hoven, Krefeld, Rhine, Weser, Eisbergen, Hannover, Restorf-Pevestorf, Elbe: LEST WE FORGET!
Re: my Dad
Posted by Glenn Hastings on September 19, 2016, 8:16 pm, in reply to "Re: my Dad
Yes, I did read your book and shared it with my family a few years back. It was amazing. I treasure it. What I read up to Nov 29 was exactly the same story I was told by him. My Dad said they were in a turnip field. Sugar beet or turnip, had to be the same. Alls I know, is he said not many from his platoon made it. I never asked him specifics and he never said. But I do know it was bad. He said once captured, he and a few others that were still alive were forced to clean up the bodies, before being taken away by the Germans. As a Caucasian, blue eyes, blond hair young man, the Germans treated him "better " than many of the others. Better, still is a terrible condition to be in as a Prisoner of War.
And from Nov 29th, his story goes in a complete different direction than yours. All the years, he never heard from any survivors from Co I.
I think you do a great honor to the families of all that reach out to you, regardless if front Company K, the 335th, or the 8th division.
This board is dedicated to the memory of CAPTAIN LEONARD REED CARPENTER, Company Commander, November 19, 1944 - March 27, 1945.
BOARD HOST: Allan W. Howerton (E-mail: Allanhowerton@aol.com)