Posted 6 years ago
This image was a studio shot most likely taken stateside during the Divisions train up for the war. This young soldier is a corporal of the quartermaster corps and proudly displays his 5th AR Division patch.
The Victory Division entered the fight in late July 1944, landing in Normandy. Late in 1944 it fought in the Hurtgen Forest. The Division suffered about 3,000 casualties.
It was deactivated in October 1945.
The 5th Armored Division Association held its 66th and FINAL Reunion a few weeks ago in Bangor, ME.
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