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Juneau vet recalls days in 'Devil's Brigade'

...mountains, firming up the Anzio invasion and leading the way into Rome, there securing bridges over the Tiber River. On Mount La Difensa on Dec. 3, 1943, the troops made a steep, nighttime approach in a sleet storm and surprised the Germans, Wahto...

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July Fourth parade honors WWII, Iraq war veterans

...so formidable that German soldiers called it the "Devil's Brigade." The unit's first big battle was on atop Mount La Difensa in 1943. U.S. troops had taken the mountain from the Germans but lost it. Wahto's outfit was dispatched to...

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Three vets view war

...fought mostly in Italy, and the brutal mountain training proved critical during the unit's first major clash atop Mount La Difensa in 1943. U.S. troops had taken the mountain from the Germans only to lose it in a bloody fight. Wahto's outfit...

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