Army & Navy - Case History

At the southern end of the Japanese line on Leyte last week a division of U.S. troops hacked a path to Hill 1525, an enemy key position. Their work was expert—and with reason. The 32nd Division was one of the best in the Pacific, and it had learned its art in the hardest possible way.

There was a time when the 32nd was less distinguished. Its story was a case history of the hard way in which many another U.S. outfit has grown battlewise.

War for the 32nd (Red Arrow Division) started early in...

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