Somewhere in Italy Privates Albert Campbell and William McGovern were in a position that had been infiltrated by German tank formations. Their platoon was cut off. Mortar fire was falling near by and Nazi machine guns opened up. They waded the Sele River, hid out for a night and a day, then started cautiously in the direction of U.S. artillery fire. After that they:
Almost walked into a machine-gun nest. The five sleeping Germans manning it slept on.
Followed a telephone wire right into a German command post. Nobody heard them.