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"You're happy you're home, but you're sad for your brother and your friends that you left over there and -- it's hard to explain." (Audio Interview, Part 2, 6:43.9)

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   Raymond E. Kellogg
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War: World War, 1939-1945
Branch: Army
Unit: 504th Military Police Battalion
Service Location: Texas; Louisiana; North Africa; Sicily, Italy; France; Germany
Rank: Technician Five
Place of Birth: OH
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While participating in the invasion of Sicily and the Battle of Anzio, Raymond Kellogg would experience the horror of a brutal war. At Anzio, his buddy Hal was killed when a shell landed in the foxhole Kellogg himself had just vacated. During the same battle, he witnessed another soldier go mad and run wildly towards the German lines. And later, after the war, he would learn of his brother's death in Germany and would travel by jeep to visit his brother's grave. Kellogg vividly brings to life the story of how an ordinary soldier experienced the Italian campaign.

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A few words from General Eisenhower; the invasion of Sicily. (05:04) A run-in with General Patton. (01:44) Lack of fighting spirit among the Italians. (01:22)
Action at Anzio; losing his buddy Hal. (07:10) Getting word that his brother had been killed. (01:52) 
  
 
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