Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on July 24, 1944 · Page 5
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Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut · Page 5

Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Monday, July 24, 1944
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MONDAY, JULY 24, 1944 O. K., you guys who write those history books. : ' Here are some notes for that volume titled World War II. • 'j T Look up the papers and see who hacked their way through those "impassable" jungles on Buna and wiped the smiles off those "invincible" Japs who planned to dictate peace in the White House. That's right, brother. The Infantry, U. S. Ask yourself who crawled through those modern conveniences on Attu— including cold running water and hot flying lead — to fight men they couldn't see—and ratted them out when every other effort failed. Right again, brother. Infantry. , v Who faced German 88's at 200 yards at Salerno—and held—under conditions that would make hell look like Sunday at the shore? You hit it. Infantry. ^Vho shot it out with crack Nazi troops so close they could spit in their eye. —r.and did — at the skirmish of the stone walls on Hill 609—and cracked open the road to Bizerte? Infantry. Doughboys. The guys who spell it with rifles. ! Sure. Give the Marines their due. Don't sell the Air Forces short Don't sink the Navy. AH the arms and services count—plenty. .; We r just ask you to write a few of these things between the lines and in the footnotes because we of the infantry wrote them out in blood. And, brother, there's plenty more where they came from. We've got chapters to add—and we write a bold hand. You'll see our footnotes on the^beaches of Prance. You'll find us crossing out t's in the Hills of Bataan. You^ll recognize our style in Flanders* Fields. We'll make our X with crossed rifles all the way/across the world. And when that last word is written, take a good look at the period after * "peace." It was put there by a bayonet, in the hands of a guy named Joe. -4p yettreye on ,. . the dot^boydoesiti • *^ ' w • • . .• .:..-'. , w -_ - SPONSORED BY - U. S. Rubber Co. (Footwear Division) Naugatuck Chemical Division of U. S. Rubber Co. Middlebury Lumber Co. , Middlebury, Conn. ••'.[ fbe Bristol Company ; J. Megin, Inc. Prter Paul, Inc. J. M. Russell Mfg. Co., Inc. Naugatuck Lumber Co. Naugatuck Sayings Bank Naugatuck Water Co. 1 • ". ' •: '<''' *

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