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The Death of Captain Waskow by Ernie Pyle - Veterans' Tales
At the Front Lines in Italy, January 10th, 1944 . . . In this war I have known a lot of officers who were loved and respected by the soldiers under them. But never have I crossed the trail of any man as beloved as Capt. Henry T. Waskow of Belton, Texas. Capt. Waskow was a company commander in the 36th Division. He had led his company since long before it left the States. He was very young, only in ...