World Battlefronts: Farewell to a Texan

One night last week, in the battle-scarred Italian mountains, Scripps-Howard Correspondent Ernie Pyle watched as the bodies of U.S. fighting men were brought down from the heights. His report:

The Captain. In this war I have known a lot of officers who were loved and respected by the soldiers under them. But never have I crossed the trail of any man as beloved as Captain Henry T. Waskow of Belton, Tex.

Captain Waskow was a company commander in the 36th Division. He had been in this company since long before he left the States. He was very young, only in his middle 20s,...

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