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Carroll “Peck” Leitch served in World War II with Battery B of the 698th Field Artillery in Northern Europe. His unit manned the behemoth 240mm “Black Dragons.” Leitch survived the war and returned home to marry and raise a family. Later in life, he shared his story as told in the book, EVERYTOWN, USA. Sadly, [...]

Learning of the official end to World War II brought varied reactions from our soldiers. Sergeant Hobert Winebrenner was serving with the 358th Infantry, 90th Infantry Division in Northern Europe. “I can well remember the day my war ended,” Winebrenner wrote in BOOTPRINTS. “I’ll never forget it! Along an anonymous lane, I sat in the [...]

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