The subject of the 34th Division jogged some memories from 60 years ago when I was but a grade schooler in SW Minnesota. My own recollection is that it was called the Red Bull Division because of the image on its shoulder patch. The 34th was more than the Iowa National Guard. The following information is taken from the 1979 HISTORY OF JACKSON COUNTY, MINNESOTA: On 14 January 1941, President Roosevelt issued executive order #8633 calling all units of the 34th Infantry Division to active duty on 10 February 1941. Jackson's Co. E was part of the Minnesota 135th Infantry Regiment which was part of the 34th Division. They trained at Camp Claiborne in Louisiana, went to Ft. Dix in NJ for embarkation, further trained in Ireland and Scotland and then went to North Africa(Tunisia). After that to Italy with battle campaigns at Maples-Faggia, Anzio, Rome-Arno, and, as Louie Turner has mentioned, North Appennines and the Po Valley. From there to Germany. They were demobilized on 03 Nov. 1945 at Camp Patrick Henry in Virginia. The 135th Minnesota Regiment was reassigned to the 47th (Viking) Division. It was reactivated in Jan. 1951 for Korea.
I don't recognize the names in the original message from Italy.
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