Burdette Woodward: his experiences in World War II, as told in his own words
On August 5, 2008 Burdette "Woody" Woodward sat down at his home in Fort Collins, CO and told of his experiences in World War II. Woody had already enlisted in the Infantry before the war broke out. One day he saw a notice asking for volunteers for a new assignment, but it gave no other details. Having enough of the likes of a 38 mile hike he had just come off of, he volunteered. The new assignment turned out to be the Amphibious Combat Engineers. They were 'first on, last off' during beach invasions and built such things as roads and bridges inland, all to clear the way for our advancing armies. ...
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