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Memory: World War 2 Story
Date:
Spring of 1945
Location:
The Plains of Czchecolsavakia
City and Locale:
Pilson Czech Republic
Memory Category:
War Story
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grandpataylor
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I was out standing guard one night in Czech Republic and I was listening to the BBC and they came over with "The War had ended."รƒโ€šร‚? In that town of Pilson, the VIP's decided that they wanted to entertain the troops and they rounded up a real circus with lions and tigers and horses. I got on a detail with another GI with our jeep and we were supposed to go round up supplies for this circus.

We went to slaughterhouses for meat for the tigers and lions and also got into one warehouse that was all full of chocolates; even a breadhouse. We had authority to confiscate if they didnรƒฦ’ร‚ยขรƒยข?ร‚ยฌรƒยข?ร‚ยขt give up their supplies. The army would give them vouchers to later redeem what we used for the troops, but most probably never did anything with it.

Bob Hope came in there one time and put his show on. He was real good in concert and I sat down not to far from the stage and there must have been about 10000 GI's in that town square.

The last two or three days of the war I was

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Memory: General Patton In WW2
Date:
Spring of 1945
Location:
All about Europe
City and Locale:
Nernberg Germany
Memory Category:
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I saw general Patton several times in passing in World War 2because I was in a special service (a recon service) under which he was thegeneral. One time I remember seeing himwas a nice spring day in Nurnberg Germany. We were waiting for orders to go forward andour batalion was there for cleanup. Itwas a week or two before the war ended.

It was at this time that I had a jeep, and having a jeep waslike being a taxi driver; you had to take everyone everywhere.

I came along this part of the road where it had been bombedout and there was only about 1 lane open for about 1/2 mile. I took my sweet old time. It was that nice spring day and I thought Iwould take it a little slower than we usually were paced.

It was then I heard an air horn (bleep bleep). They used to use air horns with the coloredtroops got assigned driving trucks and I thought it was one of them. But pretty soon I got to a wide part of theroad and what went by me was a

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Memory: Parisian Hookers
Date:
Spring of 1945
Location:
Our Post in Paris
City and Locale:
Reims France
Memory Category:
War Story
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During World War 2 I ended up in Rheims, France. We were supposed to walk around and monitor this region or block and me and my buddy get around this one area on the block and come across this large institutional building. And there was a whole bunch of girls running around there. We found out that these girls were all diseased hookers. And every time we would walk over to that place we got hooted at. Everybody's got to make a living some way. There were different classes of whores over there. There were these pro stores (prophylactic) stores. By 10 O'Clock at night there would be a huge line there.

Zigg Zigg fucky fucky two pack cigarette, some of the hookers would yell at you. Packages of cigarettes were substitutes for cash. One night, a buddy and I were sitting out at Rainbow corner in Paris and we were watching this fancy looking girl with a fur collar around her. What the hell was she up to?รƒโ€šร‚? She was just standing out on the corner. One of these diplomats . . . Read More..
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