The hippo is unpredictable and aggressive with old scars and fresh, deep wounds providing signs of daily fights that are accompanied by much bellowing, neighing and snorting.
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"American parachutists...devils in baggy pants...are less than 100 meters from my outpost line. I can't sleep at night; they pop up from nowhere and we never know when or how they will strike next. Seems like the black-hearted devils are everywhere..."
taken from the diary of a German officer killed at Anzio
PRO DEO ET PATRIA
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Hippo -- great find, thanks for sharing.
We were the kids who would jump off a bridge if our friends did it.
GH thanks for the post. The 173rd- the best of the best. God Bless all you guys.
" Get out of that door you Goddamn piece of shit" and than I felt the kick of the boot on my skinny ass and the small of my back- it broke my grasp of the tower door and out I went screaming like a little girl
Hippo, thanks for posting this, brought bacl a lot of memories.