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Guess I better check in as requested. PFC Joseph A. Fournier 7th Inf Reg. 3rd Inf Div. Just a plain Garden Variety Infantry Rifleman. One of many. I am on the left. Somewhere in Germany.

 

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Fantastic. Thanks for your prompt attention Private First Class Fournier! :drinkin: Love the photo!

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Fantastic. Thanks for your prompt attention Private First Class Fournier! :drinkin: Love the photo!

 

Marion:- Remember you asked for more!!

 

Here's 3 very tired,very old,very war weary 19 year old kids after 3 months combat

(Me on right. Would give much if the other two were here to see the photo BUT.....)

 

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P.S. Tell Pfc. Fournier to "Blouse his pants in the boots".

What is he a Zoot-Suiter with the cuff on his pants??

 

Sgtleo

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Guess I better check in as requested. PFC Joseph A. Fournier 7th Inf Reg. 3rd Inf Div. Just a plain Garden Variety Infantry Rifleman. One of many. I am on the left. Somewhere in Germany.

 

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Hey Joe, kinda looks like Italy also. That a tommy gun you got? Scout huh !!

Makes no never mind what Sgtleo says about your pants. Lotsa mud huh. Roque

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Hey Joe, kinda looks like Italy also. That a tommy gun you got? Scout huh !!

Makes no never mind what Sgtleo says about your pants. Lotsa mud huh. Roque

 

Roque:-

 

I was yanking Joe's chain but seriously we found that if you "Bloused your Pants"

it kept a lot of the mud out. If it was less than 4 inches deep it wasn't too bad.

 

God!! how I hated the feel of mud in my boots when I had to Double Time or for

that matter even walk - Yuck.

 

Sgtleo :rolleyes::rolleyes:

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Roque:-

 

I was yanking Joe's chain but seriously we found that if you "Bloused your Pants"

it kept a lot of the mud out. If it was less than 4 inches deep it wasn't too bad.

 

God!! how I hated the feel of mud in my boots when I had to Double Time or for

that matter even walk - Yuck.

 

Sgtleo :rolleyes::rolleyes:

 

Yeah Sgtleo I KNEW you were kidding, cause we talk the same language. And you are right about your pants leg stuck inside your boot. Where I wuz the mud was more than 6 in.

deep. Hell the tanks got stuck in it. You should see the pic. of me when I came around a

haystack. We had just come off the line and man I had to go. Get Joe again on his

pants legs. Pull rank. Roque

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O.K., give me 40 lashes. Same damn shirt and pants I wore for over 4 weeks. Quartemaster finally showed up with some clean clothes much later. At least I could scratch at the "mechanized dandruff " we all had by then with out

a problem. Only thing that would pass inspection was my weapon. I know you two are just pulling my chain and dont mind it as it is in the least. If we cant poke fun at each other we belong behind the lines. But, if someone

from behind the lines poke fun at us, God help them.. There is a certain "comrady in combat troops" that is unexplainable to others..

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O.K., give me 40 lashes. Same damn shirt and pants I wore for over 4 weeks. Quartemaster finally showed up with some clean clothes much later. At least I could scratch at the "mechanized dandruff " we all had by then with out

a problem. Only thing that would pass inspection was my weapon. I know you two are just pulling my chain and dont mind it as it is in the least. If we cant poke fun at each other we belong behind the lines. But, if someone

from behind the lines poke fun at us, God help them.. There is a certain "comrady in combat troops" that is unexplainable to others..

 

 

 

*************JOE ! AMEN TO YOUR REPLY*************

 

If SGTLEO-j3rdinf--rriojas22-- would have been together in ww11, Damn,damn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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*************JOE ! AMEN TO YOUR REPLY*************

 

If SGTLEO-j3rdinf--rriojas22-- would have been together in ww11, Damn,damn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Rocky:-

 

Earlier today when I was yanking Joe's chain, so help me, I wondered

just what would have happened if we were all three in the same unit.

 

The only thing I could come up with is that we would have had more medals

than Audie Murphy or we would have been in the stockade - not sure which.

 

God help the Krauts if they faced us!!!!

 

Sgtleo :machinegun::machinegun:

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Rocky:-

 

Earlier today when I was yanking Joe's chain, so help me, I wondered

just what would have happened if we were all three in the same unit.

 

The only thing I could come up with is that we would have had more medals

than Audie Murphy or we would have been in the stockade - not sure which.

 

God help the Krauts if they faced us!!!!

 

Sgtleo :machinegun::machinegun:

 

 

WELL PEOPLE!! YOU FINALY HAVE READ OF THREE COMBAT DOGFACES TALK THESAME

LANGUAGE. SGTLEO, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN BOTH. SAY SOMETHING JOE !!!!

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The General is budding in... Rocky here's your haystack photo...

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Arden (Mepaw), can we get a photo of you for our site? If you are unable to upload a photo, can you get a copy to me? I'll be happy to upload it for you.

 

If there are any other WWII vets out there, make sure you post a photo of yourself, and as above, if you are unable, get one to me and I will happily do it for you. :drinkin:

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I sure notice one thing common in the 3 of us. Not a ounce of fat back then. C and K rations are great for keeping ones weight down plus a bit of exercise.. And O.K. guys on to pulling your chains. Where in hell are your steel pots ? Forget where you put your weapons? Roque, get your hands out of your pockets. This wouldnt look good on the Parade Ground that way . You also are wearing a dirty and unpressed uniform. But I bet your weapon was clean .

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Joe, no place to plug an iron in the fox hole, just came off the line and you are right about

the pot. Gimme a break Joe, I just wanted a rest from it. Just went around haystack to pee.

Not wearing combat boots, those were--- mud pacs---. Sgtleo,my pants legs bloused. Just

too damn much MUD!!!!!! ROQUE Joe you got that right, weapon clean so was the ammo.

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:pdt40: :pdt40:

 

Joe:-

 

You were right about the "Pot". Funny thing an ASTP 2nd Lt. was walking by

and chewed me long wide and deep for not having it on. HOWEVER, our Bn.

Co. was around the corner of that tent and he told the Lt. that he was NEVER

AGAIN to speak to one of the NCOS that ran his Bn. that way if he wanted to

stay in the Bn. (he had been a Capt. when I entered the Bn. so we went back

a long, long way).

 

Also, the RECs had all the chow that would fatten you up and we weren't back

far enough to get any!!!

 

Roque:-

 

Looking at all that mud. I have to wonder just how long you were waiting for

the chance to go behind something,anything to get a relief. Man it looks like

you could have come up here and got rid of our water shortage. Also I will take

your word for it but would rather inspect your weapon myself to see if it was A-OK!!

 

Sgtleo - Will await your spears in return for this post(LOL) :bluejumper::bluejumper:

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WHEN THE SGT. TALKS THIS PFC SHUTS THE HELL UP!!!!!!!!!! If you inspected my piece,

you would put me on KP there might have been a speck of mud on the butt, but the barrel

shined like a jewel in a goats' ass. Roque

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Marion et alia:-

 

Here's an example of WW II Humor that might have happened!!

 

For you sadistic but for us a real scream.

 

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Sgtleo - I'm the one with the paper bag(LOL) :rolleyes::rolleyes:

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:cuss::cuss:

 

Marion or Anybody:-

 

I have some photos of the Hedgerows(Bocage) that show a good

cross-section of what a Bitch they were to penetrate and an actual

photo of a Buddy who unfortunately went to the other side of the grass.

 

Also have the Rhino Tank - took a smart engineer Sgt. to come up with it -

to get through without exposing lightly armored belly of the tank.

 

Don't be shy Yes or No - your choice I don't want to hog things!!

 

Sgtleo :armata_PDT_23::armata_PDT_23:

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The General seconds that motion! :drinkin:

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Fred: (Sarge Leo): Come on guy put on the pics. Dieing to see them. Any first hand WW 2 pics are a must. I find it funny that you, me and Roque can "pull each others chain" and not get all riled up as we know its in jest. Other

forums it would start a war. I think it is because we each knows what each of us went through and it was the same damn thing day in day out for us. We had been trained in only one thing and we did it well or we wouldnt be here. (plus a lot of luck and Gods help).. We were dirty, ground pounding Infantry Dogfaces and damn proud of it.

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SonofanMP and Everybody Else Interested

 

 

You asked - You got them.

 

This is a very accurate representation of the Hedgerow(Bocage in French).

 

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Hedgerow Tank Devised to Cut through - by a GI Sgt - Awarded Medal for Idea that saved Lives.

 

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Me on the left and one of my very close Buddies on the right. KIA.

Only way in in is opening behind us and Krauts had those Zeroed in - Deadly

OK J3rdinf I know I don't have my "Pot" on!!

 

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Sgtleo :direct::direct:

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Joe did you notice !!!!! DRY GROUND!! Some people have all the luck. Roque

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:armata_PDT_19::machinegun:

 

Roque:-

 

Take another close look at my boots. That ain't shoe polish on them!!!

 

Sgtleo :heartpump::heartpump:

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