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Monte Cassino

Discussion in 'North Africa and the Mediterranean' started by denny, Nov 11, 2015.

  1. Sheldrake

    Sheldrake Member

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    What exactly was the transfer? The 391st Infantry were part of 98th Division - which served in the Pacifc Theatre.
     
  2. Ron Goldstein

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    As Denny has already readily acknowledged on his first posting , Casino, as in Italy, should be spelt CASSINO and it is fairly obvious that he would have corrected this, had he been able.to do so.

    As someone who was actually there in 1944 and winces every time he sees this miss-spelling, could one of the Moderators kindly put this to rights ?

    Many thanks !

    Ron
     
  3. Otto

    Otto Gearing up. Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Thread title corrected, thanks Ron.
     
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  4. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WWII Veteran Patron  

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    Now you know why I love this site ! :D:D:D:D:D:D:D

    Many thanks

    Ron
     
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  5. rkline56

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    When I visited there quite a few years back I got to walk the grounds with a vet who had been there during the battles maybe pushing up the valley later but not at the main front. He didn't go into much detail, understandably and I did not ask him for many details as I could only imagine the horrors of trying to push up those donkey trails.

    Most of my fellow touristas were deathly afraid on the road to the monastery. The bus was huge, the driver was very good, it was no easy task navigating those switchbacks.

    It was a clear beautiful day. Not hard to imagine the ease with which artillery fire directors would have called down fire all across the valley.

    There's a very eerie aura around that hallowed ground.

    Thanks for sharing the photos, Sheldrake.

    Thank you, Mr. Goldman, thanks to your brothers and all of your buddies who preserved our freedom.

    Cheers and good night.
     
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