And since they're in control, they're the most dangerous. I heard many stories from my peers about how cool life was in some of the other army bands they were in. Nah, I'm really not. When U.S. Brigadier General Charles Canham, who was at the time the deputy commander of the 8th Infantry Division, arrived to accept the surrender of German troops in Brest, the commander of the Brest garrison, General Hermann-Bernhard Ramcke asked the lower-ranking man to show his credentials. Camp George G. Meade, Maryland, was its designated mobilization station for reactivation. He was born Because it's about time someone starts telling you the real story. The Crozon Peninsula was cleared on 19 September, and the division drove across France to Luxembourg, moved to the Hürtgen Forest, 20 November, cleared Hürtgen on the 28th and Brandenberg, 3 December, and pushed on to the Roer. Much thanks, brother, for the kind and thoughtful message. It's probably a good thing I didn't have the presence of mind to say, "Look here, Army Boy; I am a MUSICIAN. In preparation for becoming a "triangular" division, the 8th Infantry Division was reactivated on 1 July 1940 at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, without its Reserve units and assigned to the I Corps I was still looking for him back in upstate New York. I mean, what the fuck; there was NO mention of any of this combat shit at the School, and wasn't that a military institution? Cleland Jul 75 Jun 77. Still available via the U.S. Government Printing Office. Fighting through the hedgerows, it crossed the Ay River, 26 July, pushed through Rennes, 8 August, and attacked Brest in September. There was little food or water, and some prisoners had resorted to cannibalism. That would be a piece of cake. We went out and had drinks, and over a nice buzz he reassured me that I'd be playing my horn all day and have the lifestyle of a carefree world traveller in my free time. Sandhofen. And this was the scenario at all four of the army bands I was in. He passed away September 13, 2008 at the age of 56 from Carcinoid Tumor of the liver. Because of my college, I was a squad leader in basic, and for the most part I got along fine. 5th Battalion, 3rd Air Defense Artillery. With all the gung-ho, oo-rah Neanderthals leaving us alone to allow us to do what God intended us to do, which is to play top quality music? Please see the blog postings for updated information. Shortly after its arrival, the division captured the French cities of Rennes[4] and Brest. Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski. 26 April 1945: XVIII (Abn) Corps, Ninth Army, 12th Army Group, but attached for operations to the British Second Army in the British 21st Army Group. Apr 1, 2015 - 4th Infantry Division Band photos while in Vietnam. I'm a musician. 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