Italian tribute to the 83rd Infantry Division

Italian tribute to the 83rd Infantry Division

From 1943 until 1945 Italian soldier Elio Bizarri was a Prisoner of War in Germany. After Italy had capitulated the German Army turned on their former allies and captured any italian soldiers still behind their lines. They were offered two choices; going to back to the front lines to fight the Allies or spend the remainder of the war in a Prisoner of War camp. One of these camps was liberated by the I&R platoon of the 329th Infantry Regiment, commanded by Lt. Sam Magill. Elio Bizarri was among the Italians set free by the men of the I&R platoon. Before he passed in 2015 he wrote this letter to thank them: (more…)...
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The Association honors deceased veterans from Cuyahoga County

The Association honors deceased veterans from Cuyahoga County

As the 83rd Infantry Division returned to Cleveland for the 71st Reunion ├índ 100th Birthday, we pay tribute to the men of Cuyahoga County who were killed while serving with the 83rd. These brave men were honored during a ceremony in Cleveland at the Fountain of Eternal Life. Find the full list of veterans here. (more…)...
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