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

5:34   |   The men of the 10th Mountain Division were taking a series of ridges one at a time, pushing the Germans further back from the city of Pisa down below. It was on the last ridge that Bill Cruickshank was wounded by machine gun fire. As if that wasn't enough, the mortar fire started.

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