Via was not unique in rarely talking about the war. Few of us did until quite late in life except at reunions among those who shared the same or similar experiences. War is so unique as compared to other life experiences that there is little common ground except with someone who has been there. I my case I lived through the war a second time in writing the memoir to the extent that at the end it seemed that the story was about someone else, not me. That deflated most of the bad memories or at least made it easier to talk about them.
Re the picture, this board will very rarely accept or transmit a photo so that it can be opened by most computers. Suggest send it to my eMail address.
The last Railsplitter reunion, the 66th, was in St. Louis in 2011. After that the Railsplitter Society was disbanded. Due to deaths and infirmities attendance had diminished and there was not enough of us left capable of doing the work necessary to keep it going.
There is an 84th Division Facebook internet site which is still active: https://www.facebook.com/groups/81750034670/
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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)