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The life of an armored crewman was exciting and traumatic. Wet and cold during monsoons, hot, dirty, and sweaty during the dry season. The stories told by each person are as they remember the event. Some stories cover the same time period and cover an event from different advantage points. These men partied hard, lived hard, and in some cases died hard. These men were a collection from every walk of life; Career soldiers, enlisted, drafted. The 1/1 is the most highly decorated combat unit in the United States Army and with good reason. A group of men tossed together who became Brothers for life. They were a€œThe Mean Green Fighting Machine.a€I was left with a guilt trip and the belief that I had stayed with my platoon that this would not have happened. Instead of ... When he went to get up, the Bouncing Betty exploded up form the ground and blew. The blast killed ... 12/7/1970, Joe Edward Crenshaw, Mobile, AL, Landmine, 6W/112 12/7/1970, Carmine 155 Dragoons.

Author:Grant Coble
Publisher:AuthorHouse - 2005-01-21


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