"We had handled some official messages for regimental commanders, brigade commanders, and for the division commander, but very few because there was a complete disbelief that you could send a message through the air by the Americans in the division and in the entire American Army. They had no knowledge, no belief, and no confidence whatsoever in radio. For that reason when they had a message to send back, they’d send it by a runner, even if they lost one, two, three, four runners, they kept using runners and losing them, either to disability or death. If the telephone went out, they’d still use runners, they wouldn’t go to radio."

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