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COMBAT STORIES FROM World War II

Clarence Higginbotham | Company E, 114th Infantry Regiment, 44th Division, 7th Army

4:07   |   Immediately when he got to the Vosges Mountains, Higginbotham and the other men were tasked with replacing the men that came before them. He was given the position of machine gunner and squad leader, and he recalls his first combat experience up in the cold mountains.

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