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WWII 32nd Station Hospital | WWII Africa to Caserta Italy | Willard O. Havemeier WWII
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Sgt. Walter Butler was our supply sergeant the entire time our unit operated overseas.  He out-lasted several supply officers because he was well trained and did his job very well.  He was in charge of supplying the needs of enlisted men: uniforms, etc. He was also in charge of medical supply which required a great deal of work. We called him "Whimpy"; he and I have secrets which are known only to us.



Captain William C. Sommermeyer who was our supply officer.  He did a splendid job under very difficult circumstances in that our supply depot was 100 miles away on treacherous two lane roads which required a 2 1/2 ton truck to make this trip almost every day.

 


 CWO Thomas J. Haggerty had various administrative assignments which included  assistant
registrar and assistant unit adjutant.  He was a terrific baseball player and very good friend of mine.  He was fun to have as a boss and had a good sense of humor.

 

Local boys shining shoes for our men.
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Arab funeral procession.  The body is placed on a rack carried  by bearers who are preceded by professional chanters; their chanting had some kind of rhythm which we could imitate after we were there a while. We could hear them blocks away.
 


In the Bazaar

Local Craftsmen: Furniture Maker and Metal Worker



 


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