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Moffatt Burriss

Moffatt Burriss

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Moffatt Burriss

  • From: Columbia, South Carolina
  • Born: September 22, 1919
  • Native of: Anderson, South Carolina
  • Unit: U.S. Army, 504th Parachute Infantry, 82nd Airborne Division

Moffatt Burriss lost his brother in a POW camp. He liberated concentration camps, and made townspeople bury the dead. He crossed the WAAL River, and fought in the Invasion of Sicily and Italy, the liberation of Holland, and the Battle of the Bulge.

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Here, Capt. Burriss tells the story of relaxing in Naples after hard fighting in Italy.

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