"Where we joined the company was probably 6 miles behind the actual front line. So September 12 th was the day that the St. Mihiel Offensive started. The night of September 11 th we started up toward our assigned position at the front. Well, the fellows called that the big parade because the Germans didn’t seem to offer much opposition at all. In 2 days the Americans had captured as much territory as they thought it would take them 2 months. So, that was the big parade."

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