Edward Morenzoni
Company C, 423rd Regiment
106th Infantry Division

Edward Morenzoni was inducted into the service in May, 1943 and assigned to the Army Specialized Training Program. He then was assigned to Company C in the 423rd Infantry Regiment, 106th Infantry Division.

 

In October, 1944, Morenzoni's division arrived in England and he and others were assigned to go to France. Morenzoni and his division were at the "Siegfried Line" in late 1944 when German forces attacked as the Battle of the Bulge got under way.

During the fighting, Morenzoni's division became trapped in a valley with no communication or supplies, and with 88 millimeter German shells trying to destroy the division's tanks. The Germans took Morenzoni prisoner on Dec. 19, although he subsequently was reported as missing in action.

On Good Friday in March, 1945, Morenzoni was freed and began the trip to Camp Lucky Strike in France. He later traveled to Fort Devens in the states and on Dec. 20, 1945 - 366 days after he was captured - returned home.

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James D. West
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