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Rufus Dalton | 397th Infantry Regiment, 100th Infantry Division - Army

5:34   |   The weather was miserable as winter approached in 1944 in France. Rufus Dalton had thrown away his blanket because it was constantly wet. As his unit advanced a few hundred yards at a time, he had to tear down his mortar emplacement and carry everything forward where a new round of foxhole digging and tree cutting would commence.

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