Always think of my dad on D-Day. Found this board and joined today when a Google search showed a thread on here on his outfit, the 980th Field Artillery Battalion (155mm Long Toms). A couple of days before D-Day he was an ambulance driver and clerk when they handed him a first aid booklet and said “Snyder, you’re now a combat medic”. He never did think he was really qualified but none of these guys really got any training. He did get a Bronze Star for Valor for evacuating guys under fire so I know he did his job. The combat training came in handy years later when he pulled into an Iowa farmyard (he delivered D-X fuel) just after a guy had gotten seriously mangled in a corn auger. The ambulance crew that got there later said my dad probably saved the guys life.
I have bunch of photos to scan and share on the 980th
and also a batch of “liberated” German photos. Not sure where they came from, probably somewhere in France, Belgium or Germany. I posted a couple of things in a 980th
thread in the research forum and am wondering if that is the best place for 980th
related pictures. Also where would one post the German photos when I get them scanned?
Picture below is Cpl. Marvin L. Snyder, father of ISUnorth.
Edited by ISUnorth, 07 June 2012 - 02:46 AM.