MONDAY, AUGUST 14, 1944 -••" NAUGATTTCX DAII.T NEWS >ou SAY YOU'VE SEEN ME BEFORE? I wouldn't be surprised. Maybe it was at the village green at Lexington. I stood my ground—didn't fire until fired upon—but they meant to have a war, and I let it begin there. . . Maybe you've heard of a place called Valley Forge? So have I. It was a tough winter, all right. I should know. Those bleeding footprints in the snow were mine. Might be that you ran into me on the fields of Gettysburg. They made a speech about me. Maybe you forget what I did there. I was one of the guys who gave that last full measure of devotion. Yes, I remember the Alamo, too. You see, I held it, 1S7 Texans against 6000 Mexicans. We never surrendered. Then it seems there was a little trouble in France. Lafayette, I was there. And how I was there. I turned the ground red with my blood —but when the smoke cleared away, you can guess whose flag was planted on that ground. Look me up, sometime—at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier. You think it was somewhere else? Maybe it was. Maybe it was Bataan. Maybe you remember the four months we held out there with practically nothing for ammunition but guts. Yeah, I was there all right. The Infantry is always there. That's right, brother. Infantryman. Doughboy. Do-it man. That's me. I'm the guy they mean in the communiques when they say, "John Doe wiped out 3 machine gun nests single-handed." I'm the guy who came off those boats at Salerno. Who held the beachhead at Anzio. Who stormed the coast of Hitler's Fortress Europe. I'm that thin black line you see weaving through valleys and over crags on that chart where it says, "American troops advanced 10 more miles today." And when those troops start marching down the streets of Berlin, just keep an eye on me. I'll be in the front row. Look for the crossed rifles on the insignia and the crossed rivers on the map. See you in the papers, brother. On page 1. vareyeotj me • -^ ' -j •;•'••': .'•••• • - . ->'.'... U. S. RUBBER CO. (Footwear Division) PETER PAUL, Inc. W. J. MEGIN, Inc. — SPONSO RED BY — NAUGATUCK CHEMICAL Division-of U. S. Rubber Co. THE BRISTOL COMPANY J. M. RUSSELLMFG, CO., liic. NAUGATUCK LUMBER CO. NAUGATUCK SAVINGS BANK NAUGATUCK WATER CO. . . fv . <' .'if '".;' "
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