I have had this footage for years and have looked at it hundreds of times, it is of a soldier, assumed to be a medic, giving aid to a wounded 90th Div. soldier. I have ID'd the 90th
soldier as T.Sgt. Russell Steed of Co. F, 359th Inf. Reg.. This film was taken on July 5th, 1944, the day he was wounded, and the Morning Reports support this date. My question to you all is what are your theories on why a soldier who seems to apparently be with a 101st Airborne unit is giving aid to a 90th Division soldier during the Battle for Hill 122, or Foret du Mont Castre. The entire 101st should be in England on this date, and if they were still in France wouldn't they be up in Cherbourg already. I think that is is possibly a trooper that had hid out waiting for the Americans to liberate his area. He appears by the four photos that are posted below that he is with either the 327th GIR, 506th PIR, or 501st PIR based on the shape of the helmet markings.
So If any of you would like to take a shot at proposing some theories i'd like to hear them. I thought you helmet guys would enjoy the photos.
(these images come from the Combat Reels 90th Division / Invasion of Normandy DVD)
Edited by 90thDivHistory, 29 July 2013 - 02:53 PM.