“Wild Men of Texas” win Italy

Thursday, Dec 16, 1943

The “wild men” of Texas were causing headaches for the Nazis in the battle for Italy. The 36th Infantry Division of the Fifth Army included a large contingent of Texans, some from National Guardsmen. According to the New York Times today (p.7) , a prisoner-of-war told Allied that a Nazi commander even warned his troops about the Texans” “deadly lore in field craft.” Schooled in the Texas War for Independence, the 36th Infantry was a force to reckon with.

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