War advice carried by 101st soldier in WWII

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War advice carried by 101st soldier in WWII

Post by Niner » Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:28 pm

A WWII 101st Airborne soldier, Jim "Pee Wee" Martin, who is still living and on facebook, and has been in the news in recent years for a geriatric commemorative Normandy parachute jump, posted a copy of this handout from his pre invasion days that was handed out by his battalion/regiment for almost biblical instruction. He still has his copy, which he says he carried with him throughout the war. What's interesting is that this "instruction" was composed before anyone ever first reading it had ever been in any combat at all. There is better than 50/50 chance the advice giver had never been in combat either.
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Re: War advice carried by 101st soldier in WWII

Post by Niner Delta » Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:50 pm

This is the reality of combat.

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Re: War advice carried by 101st soldier in WWII

Post by DuncaninFrance » Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:50 am

Ummm, 4 pieces of toilet paper me thinks :roll: :roll:
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