Preserving The Oral HistorIES of Combat Veterans

COMBAT STORIES FROM World War II

Bill Cruickshank | 86th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division - Army

4:37   |   Bill Cruickshank's father secured him an appointment to West Point but, after only a month there, the Army decided it needed eighteen year olds right now in the war. Everyone born before a certain date was sent home and exposed to the draft. Then, another opportunity opened up for the avid skier. There was a new unit of ski troops being formed.

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