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Larry Martin’s WWII in Their Own Words: Bob Dietsch

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Saturday, May 17, 2014, 10:00am


Bob Dietsch, Army Combat Engineer

Bob was a Army Combat Engineer with the 19th Combat Regiment in Italy. He fought with General Montgomery's 8th Army at Anzio, Monte Cassino, Rapido River. As a combat engineer he would disarm booby traps (boncing Betty, shoe bomb) and dig up land mines, build bridges while under attack from artillery, mortars, airplanes and small arms. Bob has a lot of his own memorabilia including German weapons, helmets, many booby traps and German propaganda that was dropped on them.

There will be a Q & A with Larry Martin following the taped interview and some war memorabilia will be on display. Families are welcome, but parental discretion is advised.

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