Veteran’s Day

Nov 12, 2022

I wrote about my Grandfather’s experience in World War II a few years ago. We talked for hours about a few significant days in his life, but at the time it was hard to find any information about it online. Well I searched again this year and found this, a substantial write-up about the Battle of Metz and Fort Driant.

This paragraph describes the main conflict my grandfather saw in the war and described to me in detail:

Irwin broke off the attack the following day and replaced elements of his battered 11th Infantry with fresh troops from his 2nd and 10th Regiments; the two units renewed the assault on October 7. This time, the Americans attempted to fight their way into the underground entrances to the fort but made no better progress; they soon were bogged down.

Also interesting:

The 26th Division alone reported 3,000 cases of trench foot during the November offensive, Patton said.

Which was what eventually sent my Grandfather back to America.

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