Fifth Infantry - W.W. II - European
|On May 8, 1945 the German Army
officially surrendered. On that day the 5th Infantry found itself
the farthest East of any American Infantry unit, at the bridgehead it fought
for and won across the Inn River at Ernsthofen, Austria. In the U.S. you
trained hard, in the European Theatre of Operations you fought hard.
You have engaged in every type of military operation save a retreat.
In rain, sleet, and snow, despite fatigue and peril, you have taken every
objective. You have upheld splendidly the traditions of the Fifth
Infantry. You have loyally supported me at all times and I appreciate
You are good soldiers
Sidney C. Wooten
Courtesy of Ken Young
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