March To Bad Bad Mergentheim. April 1945

APR 9, 1945

Отличные новости. После последней операции, от взвода I&R осталось 2 человека и 1 колесо от Джипа. Естественно, что рекогносцировку Бад Мергентхайма поручили нам, ведь, как известно, никогда нет, в 4-ой Пехотной дивизии, взвода более свободного от дел, чем 1-ый Взвод Роты Эйбл 22-го Пехотного полка.

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WWII veteran awarded Bronze Star

DORAL, Fla. — Sixty-six years after he volunteered to run through an open field under enemy fire to save an injured soldier, Jean “John” P. Beaugard was finally awarded a Bronze Star.

Now 85, Beaugard says he was overwhelmed by the Thursday afternoon ceremony at U.S. Southern Command in Doral.

Beaugard, of Vero Beach, served in the U.S. Army’s 80th Infantry Division. In the summer of 1945, a fellow soldier — nicknamed Frenchy — was injured and couldn’t get to safety. Beaugard and three others volunteered to go get him.

Lt. Gen Ken Keen presented the medal to Beaugard, who he called a “shining example of the citizen soldier” who served his country. It was the first Bronze Star awarded at the Southern Command’s new facility that opened in December.