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COMBAT STORIES FROM World War II

Tom Hanlon | 2nd Battalion, 350th Infantry Regiment, 88th Infantry Division - Army

5:05   |   The units on the Italian front were all connected with long telephone lines quickly strung out on the ground. Tom Hanlon had the job of finding breaks in the line and repairing them. Sounds easy, but on his second outing, he wound up covered with something unbelievable thanks to a German mortar round. (This interview made possible with the support of MS. KETURAH THUNDER-HAAB.)

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