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This is the story of one regiment; or rather, it is the story of the men of one regiment. Undoubtedly, the world took little note of the 254th Infantry. To them we were merely a number, a small unit which lost itself in a multitude of small units, a forgotten integer in headlines which screamed only of corps and armies and theaters of war.
But to those of us who fought in the regiment, it was the army, the theater, the war. When our casualties were high, the war was a tough one; when we moved rapidly and the land fell to us like wheat before a reaper, the war was going well.
United States Army, World War 1939-1945, Regimental histories, 254th Infantry Regiment, 63rd Infantry Division, Campaigns, Europe
Peel, Harris and United States Army, "The trail of 254 thru blood & fire" (1945). Regimental Histories. 46.
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