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When he arrived in Camp White, Oregon, on that spring day in 1943 few men of the 299th Engineer Combat Battalion realized the vigor and perseverance concealed beneath the pleasant face and sto.cky body of Lt. Col. Milton A . Jewett.
His easy going movements and slow speech gave no hint of his abilities which later were recognized by the highest quarters and ultimately led to the award of the Distinguished Service Cross.
Colonel Jewett, we never had the time nor the place to express to you our sentiments. Therefore, we are devoting this page to you and with it our best wishes for a future as fine as your army career.
-The Officers and Men of the Famous 299th
United States Army, Engineer Combat Battalion 299th, World War 1939-1945, Regimental histories
Thayer, Dale R. and United States Army, "The Famous 299th" (1950). Regimental Histories. 10.
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