Update from Producer Lowther on the 756th Tank Battalion
Chicago & Texas Interviews
I am writing this email on the plane to finalize my Texas Interviews with members of the 756th Tank Battalion. Unfortunately the second leg of my trip to Oklahoma City was postponed, not due to the tornado, but because the veteran had sustained an injury. I will hopefully be able to see Lt. Brown in a few weeks. Also his grand daughter, who is a teacher, was in the elementary school that was devastated in Oklahoma City. She is okay but as you know some students did not survive this unfortunate disaster. Please send you prayers to this family and the people of OKC.
The two interviews I conducted were very successful and the Veterans were happy to accommodate me. These were 2 day interviews with each Veteran. My first stop was in Georgetown Texas just north of Austin With Sgt. Guild. He was a Liaison for B Company, and his tour started in North Africa. Sgt. Guild was not in a tank, but was Capt. Redle’s right hand man for all communications with division headquarters. It’s unbelievable all the organization necessary to have a successful fighting force. It was also part of Sgt. Guild’s job to make sure the supply train functioned at it’s best to accommodate the fighting force. I have to stress that everyone who was in the war had a part in the outcome. Even a piece of paper passed by a clerk could have made the difference in whether or not we won the war. Think about it!"