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This is a history of the 119th Infantry Regiment from June 13, 1944, when it landed on the coast of France, to its actions around the Elbe River, and the formal collapse of Germany on May 8, 1945. Each man who fought in the Regiment had his personal memories. If all the memories of our men, living and dead, could be gathered together here, a complete, exact story of our suffering, sacrifice, courage, and victories could be told.
The passing of time, however, leaves only the War Department records and the memories of our survivors. An attempt has been made to fortify the official record with the lore of the Regiment. If any deviation from actual fact has been made in the attempt, it can only be attributed to the telling and retelling, and the fatigued minds of the handful of us left.
United States Army, World War 1939-1945, Regimental histories, 119th Infantry Regiment, 197th Field Artillery Battalion
United States Army, "Combat history of the 119th Infantry Regiment" (1946). Regimental Histories. 49.
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