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November 12, 2006

November 13, 2006: Patton's best weapon, part 1

The 558th Battalion mobile Field Artillery was a well-kept secret from publicity during WW2. Assigned to General Patton's Third Army, it fought at the front nonstop from July 1944-April 1945. Much feared by the German Army, these guns were 155mm canons mounted on an M-3 tank chassie and were accompanied by an ammunition carriage and spotter plane. Only 72 were manufactured. My children were inspired by a very close relative that served as a 1st Sgt. throughout. He never spoke much about his deeds. He did live an exemplary life, as a good husband and father. He was respected.

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