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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse20 Feb 2019 9:02 p.m. PST

…40 Germans in 60 seconds.

"First Sergeant, Leonard A. Funk, despite his small stature, joined the paratroopers of the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the U.S. Army and went on to become one of the most decorated airborne soldiers in World War II.

His grueling trials reflect the absurd and dangerous casualty rates in World War II where many soldiers didn't come out as well as Funk's unit.

During the Battle of the Bulge in January 1945, his unit of headquarters soldiers advanced 15 miles (24 kilometers) in a raging snowstorm and waist-deep drifts. The company executive officer became a casualty, and Funk immediately took command…"
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Legion 421 Feb 2019 7:08 a.m. PST

Good Shoot'n Cowboy !!!!!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse21 Feb 2019 10:55 a.m. PST



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