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COMBAT STORIES FROM World War II

Jim Sample | 93rd Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron (Mechanized), 13th Armored Division - Army

6:40   |   While in a staging area in Normandy, Jim Sample made friends with a French family and brought them food, which was in scarce supply. While advancing across Alsace, he thought of a novel way to tell his family where he was without the censors catching it. As he approached Germany, the roads began to fill with freed prisoners and displaced persons.

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