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Edward Stapleton - World War II

Edward (Pat) Stapleton saw extensive action with the 143rd Infantry Regiment of the fabled 36th Infantry Division in Italy and Southern France during the Second World War. Stapleton first saw action at Anzio, participated in the liberation of Rome, and later was shipped to southern France, where he fought in the Vosges Mountain campaign before advancing into Germany.

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Sergeant Edward (Pat) Stapleton taken late in World War II.

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Pat and Arlene Thompson were married just days before he shipped to Europe.

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Pat uses a field telephone somewhere in Italy.

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Pat relaxes with several of his buddies during the Italian campaign. Pat is in the center.

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Captain John O'Malley being congratulated after the war. O'Malley, injured in Italy, was one of many company commanders Stapleton's unit went through during the war.

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Captain Harold Hancock, Stapleton's last company commander.

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This is an excerpt from the 36th Division's Quarterly newspaper, The Fighting 36th Historical Quarterly, graphically showing a German rail car filled with dead Jews, a sight which Stapleton vividly recalls.

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The Fighting 36th Historical Quarterly

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Fall 2002

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Stapleton joins a group of 36th Division veterans long after the war. Stapleton is in the front row, second from the left.

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