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Richard Delle Rose | C Company, 67th Armored Infantry Battalion, 13th Armored Division

3:32   |   A month after the Allies began retaking Europe, Richard Delle Rose was drafted and sent to Fort Sill for basic training. He was a good shot so they put him in the infantry component of the 13th Armored Division. He was a lucky man on the way over. He avoided seasickness and got double bunk space. (This interview made possible with the support of DOUGLAS & PHYLLIS SEIBERT In Memory of Victor L. Seibert, 8th Air Force, KIA December 29, 1945.)

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  • Richard Delle Rose  |  WWII  |  C Company, 67th Armored Infantry Battalion, 13th Armored Division  |  4:38

    Late in the war, Richard Delle Rose finally entered combat when his unit left Le Havre and moved toward the enemy's heartland. Put under General Patton's command, they made good time while contending with German 88's and delaying tactics. (This interview made possible with the support of DOUGLAS & PHYLLIS SEIBERT In Memory of Victor L. Seibert, 8th Air Force, KIA December 29, 1945.)

  • Richard Delle Rose  |  WWII  |  C Company, 67th Armored Infantry Battalion, 13th Armored Division  |  4:03

    Richard Delle Rose recalls how the actions of a platoon sergeant made the men in the company uneasy. He was advancing across Germany and into Austria when the war ended. The men in his unit became responsible for a camp full of displaced persons and they made good friends among them. (This interview made possible with the support of DOUGLAS & PHYLLIS SEIBERT In Memory of Victor L. Seibert, 8th Air Force, KIA December 29, 1945.)

  • Richard Delle Rose  |  WWII  |  Multiple Units  |  1:58

    After the war ended in Europe, Richard Delle Rose was scheduled to go the Pacific and returned home for a 30 day leave. During that leave, the atomic bomb was used on Japan and the war was truly over. He still had some time to serve, but trips into Los Angeles made it an easy hitch. (This interview made possible with the support of DOUGLAS & PHYLLIS SEIBERT In Memory of Victor L. Seibert, 8th Air Force, KIA December 29, 1945.)

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