Heroes: the Army
"...I helped fight our way across Germany to the Elbe River, where the war ended for Co. F. (getting wounded once in the process)..."
Anthony A. Hunthausen
- Branch of Service: Army
- Unit: Co. F., 405th Regiment,
102nd Infantry Division
- Dates: 1942-1945
- Location: European Theater
- Rank: PFC, Purple Heart
- Birth Year: 1925
- Entered Service: Anaconda, MT
Anthony (Tony) Hunthausen Letter - dated 6 July 1989:
From: Anthony (Tony) Hunthausen, East Helena, Mont.
We could not have met in Co. F because I came into the unit about Jan. 10th, 1945. I think. I was only 18 years old at the time. I was the youngest man in the Company at the time. So young that many of my memories are like bad dreams and I havn't given much thought to them for some time either. I have a hard time recalling specifics but generally, I helped fight our way across Germany to the Elbe River, where the war ended for Co. F. (getting wounded once in the process). Because I was so young, I had to spend another year in occupation getting home on June 7, 1946. If you see Jim Hansen or Bob Herrick -- give them my best. I remember Jim, especially, he once saved my life and the life of others too.
----- Anthony (Tony) Hunthausen
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United States Army, 102nd Infantry Division
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Gardelegen War Crime
Gardelegen: April 13, 1945:
Massacre at the Isenschnibbe Barn
American Battle Monuments Commission: WWII Honor Roll
National World War II Memorial
Information and photographs were generously provided to World War II Stories -- In Their Own Words by Mr. Edward L. Souder of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The subjects of these essays are all members of Co. F., 405th Regiment.Our sincerest THANKS for allowing us to share their stories!
Original Story submitted on 19 September 2002.
Story added to website on 26 September 2002.
September 5, 2002.
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