Anzio? Italy? Photo of Dad & Motorcycle
#11

Great post guys and dolls!

 

Wish I had a photo(s) of my dad on his Harley during the war. That is how he wound up in a hospital in Italy when he and his bike were hit by mortar fire. Ouch! But he wound up okay (thank God) and went onto fight in France and Germany. Those guys sure endured a lot of hardship and heartbreak.

 

Mary Ann, I could picture our dads flying through the rugged terrain together. Makes my heart skip a beat. :heartpump:

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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#12

I just found this link wonderful .

There is a video and photo by James W. CARROLL

He was the first scout of the 628th

Tank Destroyer Battalion attached

to the 5th Armored Division to enter

Belgium

 

 

http://www.ordi-web.net/harley.htm

 

 

 

Véronique

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#13

Wow! Thanks Veronique! You can feel the joy and love the Belgian citizens showered upon this GI! His Harley looks just like a beautiful flower float in a parade.

None of us ever fully appreciate freedom until it's taken from us. Mr. Carroll got to be a harbinger of it's return and - clearly the people of Belgian showed him their gladness & gratitude. :freedom:

 

Mary Ann

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#14
I loved the short 40 second clip. What a joyous moment.
Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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#15

I just found this link wonderful .

 

http://www.theliberator.be/indexmenu.html

 

Vee

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#16

Yep, I think I heard something about ANZIO, Rocky

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