Friday, September 01, 2006

Signal Corpsmen During Battle

Signal Corpsmen During Battle by Mead Schaeffer

This was a cover from Saturday Evening Post of 9 Sept 1944.

Like so many contributions to the WWII era, we could not have won the war without Signal Corpsmen. Their job was vital in and around combat. Many were close in to the action and countless died in the performance of their duty. It was not unknown to the enemy that if you shot the guy with the radio, artillery and air support may not be brought against you.

Signal Corpsmen had to lug around huge radio sets that didn't work all that well. They operated in the heart of stress trying to get things done that would help bring the situation under control. Without their efforts and contribution unknown numbers of Americans may have died due to the chaos of war.