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Mediterranean Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Dec 27 1943, Page 3

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Mediterranean Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - December 27, 1943, Naples, Naples 1943 the stars and stripes Page 3 on tote Mimi tet its Day it was by Lehman stars and gripes staff writer it was night before Christ but on Mountain they didst know what time it was or what Day it the fog sat on the Mountain top with them and la thick in the Valley in the last the Sun had come through the fog for two but there want any Sun this Day and this night there we rent any the Only Light came from the flashes of artillery bursts on their Hill and on the Hill ahead held by the germans shortly after dusk it began to rain shortly before the battalion jumped off in an when the paratrooper private had fought the Mountain for seven Days was brought Down to the Aid station with Trench he told How it was up Well be missing Christmas this he but were planning on a Good one for next going to get that Hill ahead us tonight and then the fills after that Well get Vit Tore and Cassino and Rome and Well keep on we wont have Turkey up there because you cant Send men up on a Hill like that just to carry Turkey but Well have ours in a couple of Days when they re Melfe the boys Arent com some of them singing Christmas carols in the trenches and one of them to hang up my sock for Christmas but All id get in it is the there will be Christmas he said while Peter regimental Aid Man from tile blankets from his it be the same Christmas them nor foray of use weve f that we up there Are try this Wilbea Christmas fit never e is an Mph one of the mud choked Crossroads leading on Christmas Eye lie stood on Lifs directing r tray alien he was re italian Shack sur rounded by where he and his Ferow maps make their front line its warm he weve got All the Christmas seems like any other Day but weve been Able to get a bottle of were pretty Safe by Bill Mauldin they dont know about our custom of celebrating the holy occasion with when i was wounded up at1 the front and sent to the Hospi they assigned me Here when i got but now Ive got a Transfer in to my old outfit there up there capt7 Bayne says hell be glad have me you want to about he go Back Atri East sure to get 5 in 1 rations up be if hey have cold vegetable the town of Way was plastered and German artillery 6ef6re the germans Jafie town planted full of mines on the via Mai Street to Rome a soc of the towns worst hit by the War Ori the nigh before Christmas Robert Al division signal of finer Friori got an the colonel ha4 of Christmas a rash of Candy arid other men and had also done Well when mail sacks Cox passed a Christmas of surplus from the states be taken to the Chik Reri of Mig with the compliments of division i on the morning five packing boxes were crammed full of Christmas including two dozen bars of John Wanamakers hard water fruit chocolates and a red and White Peppermint stick As the prize the presents were All according to Orie sol who observed that fruit cakes get Mould if you try to save the pilgrimage to Mignano was led division Allied military government who hails from Texas when party reached the stood main Street arid bellowed Carat Rielli caramelli1 some of par6rits4kame out of the caves above the out of the bombed and within five a minutes Over 200 of them were crowded around the Olive drab Santa helping to pass put cakes prize Peppermint stick Mph new 6rleans James i a great says Hoamg Fereri fun Poutot it than the during Cherhill Sigrit the cd Tripany been when Guy Rogers Chiron Riding officer of Burovi Ghems men Down the charges of who has Learned to Cut hair in addition to his other duties put up the bar Ber chair was on 24 and the men of the company were in the Rogers Cut Heads of hair and in the aider noon v its my Christmas present to the As dusk fell Over the Valley Trade by the German held the men of co e came out of their Foxholes to fill their can with water and stretch during Day none of them had moved except Witler eare for the germans Down their e was original in from Al but few of the original menace around most of the soldiers in the company Are Tex whose parents men like who once was a ranch like Juan former truck like Eleuterio a state Highway they re member happier christmases Iii their Home we fight these Days so next Christmas we do not said Teu this to our people Back Home and wish them a merr Christmas from before the Light had gone Down one of the mexicans started Down a thin path leading to the water cans carrying his canteen in one hand and a k ration Box in the in sight of the singing silent night holy tie Cofo tse scenes of France to the s3 t0tif in the regimental s3 Andrew executive officer from thought Back 26 years to an earlier Christmas he spent in combat As a 15yearold Corporal of the it was like said the raining and in Stead of caves and we were in the those stories of an armistice9 for Christmas in which germans americans got but it want that Way in my eve we went it took from ten Days to two weeks to get there and when you got there it was All mud and there was the same feeling with us then that there is to make this 4the last Christnia of the War and to break the germans break them in a stable above the blasted town of san the battalion had established its Aid casualties for Christmas eve were but there was one Tough Case a Scalp and Whilia Avelino e Abl Azov of Chi worked on the the medical Aid men stood around watching the Battlefront a Iiralo Wien ablaze had finish he spoke for the first born in the he celled his Loyola to Juniver sity of Chicago an was a general practitioner for 16 years in Ini is he Soldi Ana a Little like the place it happened so Many years there is the smell x of 4anti the which we to store some of Bur and i Here is who fought up on Moi Tein he wounded Mke Many but he is going to i can prom ise you that when is All he willbe theman to look to and to thank Claude Morgan a regimental the first battalion of his regiment was far away to get Turkey to them except by Hunan pack which is now being overtaxed hauling up k rations and ammunition and the Captain was a worried until the battalion commander agreed that he risk men to carry Bulky Marmite containers with hot the Captain was planning to Send up some d ration chocolate bars extra Candy and cigarettes to the Talion fighting on the question what is the first thing that Yon expect to do when you go Home asked of five soldiers in an my Max Montgomery Calvin d mid ixe take the kind of vacation that Ete Rooe dreams in Jost Start oat with no nest nation in i shall not myself Acy time Leo seas0nof the year Cass say Antonio Biver get and i will new York is an easy on a wife Howard Patrick Glen Illust quarts and j i shall try to catch up of sleep in a All the fun that i have of Freh
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