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John Holeman | A Company, 2nd Battalion, 71st Infantry Regiment, 44th Infantry Division - Army

5:09   |   John Holeman was grateful for the air support as his unit fought across France. "That's the only thing that saved our hides!" The further they went, the more the German army was made up of teenagers and old men. At the Maginot line, he had a heart stopping encounter with a mortar shell. Eventually they were stopped by the worst winter in fifty years.

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