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One of the war's famed Engineer Light Ponton Companies was born on paper in Washington, D. C. on 14 January 1943, a full five months before its first soldier opened the door of the orderly room at Camp Hood, Texas.
Never then realizing what a great part he would play in World War II the 549th Engineer knocked the dirt from his spikes and got ready for the great race across the States and half way 'round the world. It was indeed to be history · and now the curtain opens on the big show ...
549th engineer light ponton company, World war 1939-1945, Regimental Histories
Connor, Audley F. and United States Army, "549th engineer light ponton company" (1946). Regimental Histories. 8.
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