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Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 3:13 pm | Updated: 4:51 pm, Fri Feb 15, 2013.

Seventy years ago on Feb. 14, Ed Deaton stood under a clear sky on the barren landscape of North Africa and watched the enemy’s final approach.

“I ran back around that little knoll we had hunkered behind, to revise my earlier report,” said Deaton, 92, of Cody – who was serving as corporal in Battery F., 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment.

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3 comments:

  • sawsmary posted at 10:09 am on Mon, Feb 18, 2013.

    sawsmary Posts: 1

    Thank you for sharing this story and poem. Please, if you have more first hand accounts of history, share them. So much of history is ls lost as the Greatest Generation passes on.

     
  • Don Cleveland posted at 2:44 pm on Fri, Feb 15, 2013.

    Dead-Eye Posts: 3

    Mr Deaton,
    Thank you for your many years of service to our country.
    May God continue to bless you.

     
  • bwheels20 posted at 11:32 am on Fri, Feb 15, 2013.

    bwheels20 Posts: 1

    Thank you Ed for sharing your heartfelt story, inspiring to know there are good people on both sides.