Hi All ,
During my trip to Folsom,California in April 2006 i had the chance to meet Glenn Schmidt , BAR-gunner and veteran of the 42nd 'Rainbow' Infantry Division. I was invited at his house and he told me everything about what he experienced during the war. Since he was a replacement he was only deployed in the winter of 1944.
He got deployed in the Alsace near Hatten. It was there were he was taken POW and was transported to Bad Orb, one of the worst of the Nazi prisoner of war camps.
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