VETERAN'S BOOK
SERVING THE PIECES
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Ed Walsh
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316
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A soldier in Patton's 4th Armored Division in WWII
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The 242nd Field Artillery Battalion, a crack artillery unit of the US Army during WWII, was activated at Camp White Oregon in August 1942. Edward Walsh served with the unit from Camp White to Fort Sill, Oklahoma in training and in combat in Europe. The 242nd sailed from New York for Europe in 1944 and entered combat in September after deploying from Utah Beach, firing its 105 mm cannon when and where they were needed in support of General Patton's Third Army. Walsh recounts his experiences in training and in combat with the 242nd on its journey to VE Day.

About the Author
Born and raised in Seward County Nebraska, Edward Walsh left the family farm in 1942 and became a member of the 242nd Field Artillery Battalion. Following the war, he attended Nebraska Technical School and operated a service station for 25 years. Married with two sons, seven grandchildren, and six great grandchildren, Edward, now 85, wrote the account of his military service at the request of his family. With the help of his wife Jeanne and grandson Vince, two different 242nd websites were created. Today, Ed corresponds via email with those interested in the 242nd and its members.
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