Personal Narrative of Robert Venoy Reed April 6, 1944 - January 16, 1945

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Abstract: Robert Venoy Reed (1915-1984), a native of Jackson County, North Carolina, enlisted as a private in the United States Army October 13th, 1942 at Camp Croft, South Carolina. His personal narrative begins in April of 1944, before he left the United States, and concludes in January of 1945, approximately three days before his capture by German forces near Alsace, France. Reed’s Prisoner of War documents indicate he served within the 314th Infantry Regiment, which, in turn, functioned as part of the 79th Infantry Division. The 79th followed the commands of the U.S. Third Army under General Patton during the summer months and shifted in the fall and winter to the command of General Patch and the U.S. Seventh Army. At the time of his separation and honorable discharge from the U.S. Army on October 12th, 1945, Reed was a Technician, 4th grade, Medical Aidman, and he served in that capacity throughout the months included in his narrative.

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Language: English
Date: 2016

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