Tuesday, November 30, 2004 00:27
Your site has great content.
I have been researching information on the 55th Armored Inf.Bn. My great-uncle, Richard Jack Adams was in the 55th.
He never spoke of things he saw during the war. Back in the 1980's we were on a family camping trip and I played Blackjack with him. He told me he played it when he was in the Army. Then he teared up. I didn't ask any questions, and he never said another word about it.
My Aunt says he once told her that a fellow soldier was "blown up" in battle while standing right beside him. He said the soldier was a good friend. He never told her anything else.
After researching this site, I can see why he never wanted to talk about what he saw.
He passed away in February 1997.
Thank you to all the people who worked to put this site together and a special "Thanks" to the soldiers that fought with the 11th Armored Division!