Most WWII aficionados never heard of the 295th Ordnance Heavy Maintenance Company or that they trained at Camp Toccoa and ran up and down old Curahee just like the men of Easy Company or that they trained at over eight U.S. military facilities in preparation for the war in Europe.
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Thank you to Howard for spending a great deal of time on the phone with me. We had a good time!
Track 13: 5-22-2008 - Conley Miller Interview
Spoke to Conley on the phone this evening. Conley is a super guy who loved his 295th brothers, but he didn't really like the army much and is happy it's behind him.
Note: They slept in tents.
Note: They slept in barracks. Also, they were already pretty conditioned when they arrived for phase II of basic training so it wasn't too bad on them! I guess the view from the Currahee was beautiful!
Note: Jack wasn't sure why German opposition put the bodies in the cans and labeled them.
Note: The hot "tents" he's talking about are at Camp Sutton, not Toccoa. I wanted to clarify this since my audio editing was lacking somewhat and we might have been bouncing around locations a bit.
Note: 16 guys total in Hope (Jack) and Rockett 's "Small Arms" section. They had 2 trucks with 8 men to a truck. Jack has a faded post-war image of all the boys in the truck.