These events took place in November 1944, therefore please do not be offended by any offensive language.
This was written by Pfc Deane Edward Marks, Light Machine-Gun (LMG) Platoon/HQ2/11th Airborne Division. From “No One Smiled On Leyte,” published in the “Voice of the Angels” newspaper, Matt Underwood, Editor.
“…It was still raining. We had no idea where we were going. Someone mentioned Ormoc, wherever that was. We heard that somewhere ahead, part of the C/511th was surrounded by the Nips. We didn’t have any idea what the hell was going on. After a day or two of walking, we arrive where the C/5511 had been. Now, I see my first dead man, he was a trooper. Now I realize what was going on. It was real, real. Somehow the mud seemed wetter, the rain colder and the stomach emptier.
“…every now and then…
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