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Re: 87th Cavalry Squadron (Recon) 7th Armor
Posted by: vincent pittman (ID *****4156) Date: February 20, 2013 at 11:50:55
In Reply to: Re: 87th Cavalry Squadron (Recon) 7th Armor by Walt Cross of 22575

My Dad was in first platoon Company B 48th Armored Infantry. In October 1944 the 87th Cavalry along with their tanks were supposed to support B Company attacking Meijel Holland but instead retreated. My Dad was wounded and captured by the Germans and spent the rest of the war in a POW camp. Not a glorious day for the 87th! I nor my Dad never held a grudge as I also was wounded in Vietnam. My Dad drank hisself to death from the horrors of that war. I have always wondered what would have happened if the 87th had stayed and fought instead of running!

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