Sgt. William Heller's
World War II Memoirs
  3rd Infantry Division
1943-1945

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"Men who have offered their lives for their country know that patriotism is not fear of something;
it is the love of something."

Adlai Stevenson-1952 speech to American Legion

I dedicate these pages to the memory of my Dad,
Bill Heller (1910-1972),
and the brave men and women,
who sacrificed so much for our freedom. 

S/Sgt. William Heller
36 682 818
U.S. Army 1943-45
3rd Infantry Division
3rd Signal Company
15th Infantry Regiment

It is with pride that the men of the 3rd Infantry Division point to their record of combat, of campaigns, of landings, and of victories. The route from Casablanca to Berchtesgaden is strewn with the wreckage of the shattered Wehrmacht. Never did the 3rd Infantry Division falter, or fall back in its thirty months of combat. All of this is indeed glorious, and in Army language can be said  to be, "...in keeping with the highest traditions of the service."*
* From 'The History of the Third Infantry Division in World War II' ©1947,1999 Battery Press

   

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A photographic journey of the U.S. Third Division in WWII

The images and story of five combat photographers
traveling with the U.S. Third Infantry Division from
the Anzio Beachhead to Hitler's Berghof in WWII.

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