HQ Company, 141st Infantry Regiment, 36th Division
I met Buddy and his lovely wife Katie at a 36th reunion in the early 1990s while trying to find men that knew my dad. They both befriended me and we exchanged addresses. Months later I wrote to Buddy and asked if he would sell me the German hat that he mentioned he brought home from the war. About one week later a package arrived on my desk at work. To my amazement, when I opened it, there was an Africa Korps hat and a copy of the map that Buddy carried at Salerno. I called to ask how much he wanted for them and they said that they were gifts!!! They invited my wife and me to come and visit. As it turned out, they had a beautiful house on lake Fork, where we spent many hours fishing. They are a wonderful couple. Buddy and Katie donated two monuments to the 36th Division; one on Sulphur Springs and one in Dallas. I am pictured with Buddy at the dedication of the Dallas monument. Unfortunately as with all of these wonderful vets, Buddy has since past. Katie and I still keep up. Again what wonderful people my hobby has allowed me to meet.
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