Thanks Dad! My Dad’s Day at Anzio

I am reposting this today as a remembrance of all my Dad gave throughout his life and a thank you to those who have also served in our armed forces.


Washington Trip 058” During the early morning hours of 22 January 1944, troops of the Fifth Army swarmed ashore on a fifteen-mile stretch of Italian beach near the prewar resort towns of Anzio and Nettuno. The landings were carried out so flawlessly and German resistance was so light that British and American units gained their first day’s objectives by noon, moving three to four miles inland by nightfall.”    U.S. Army Center of Military History by Clayton D. Laurie

My Dad remembered that day a bit differently. Though my Father related almost none of His combat experience from the war he did share about that day. In those early morning hours as the boat was bringing Dad’s unit ashore, they were hit by a bomb or a large artillery shell. He remembers one moment being on the deck writing on a tablet and the next moment waking up in the water. At first He remembered…

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