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Friend Writes-- (CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1) j just where they were. Raum. Our mission was to find Charlie Miss "Well, we left our paper and pen right there* expecting to re- i tan shortly. We reached the town of Raum about 1:15 'and took it Mrs. and night Will were ; without firing a shot. So thought we would move on up the next town, or rather the of it, and see if we could see activity going on. "Between these two towns \vere over- ; some woods we had to go Will T. A. and the endge of them was about about a mile from Raum. We reached the edge of the woods (the whole platocn) and stopped to study study the terrain. Texas was the to spot them. There was over a hundred of them, dug in, against our 28 in vehicles. ''Tex opened fire first and then Lee ; we a]] d i d / A t that all he]) they , had at us j hac , just knocked off Art ,, j erry right in front of Tex and he was mowing 'em down left right, when suddenly he turned me and said, 'A!, I'm hit. They got me.' j ! hc was kidding, he j had such a pleasant look on his I face. But in just a few his face changed and he fell in the road. ',regular ' j "Nof realizing the 'danger, him being my best buddy, I jump- J e d 'out of "my M-8 and over in the d i c h . * over in the ditch .,, .th, Germans Couldn't hit us. R. L. ' "They spotted us and hit us. They . were. so. close, though, that Mr. ' t h a t rd bette i' move. So I about 50 yards fur- i. ther - The y were still shooting at !i S°. T stopped'to get a" look at ill i " Iri the meantime the whole j P n pulled-.,back to Raunv and with Tex. You'see. I.^FSs were||oi?|ibt : for them so they had tb" ; ;jSj.ilf· back.. At this time Tex s was unconscious. He was hit right in the middle of his I dressed his wound with his and my first aid kit and stayed with him until he died. "It was hard for nu: to leave him there b u t me beitl S still alive, to Waco '· thanks to Gcd. l had to get out of there while dle ' could so I took off crawling. I to crawl all the way back to on my stomach with bullets making a pattern all around me. I made

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  1. The Mexia Weekly Herald,
  2. 03 Aug 1945, Fri,
  3. Page 6

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