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WW2 Records; 328 Field Artillery Battalion
///Sgt Condon Davis' name appears in the army files for the 328th Field Artillery Battalion's General Order No. 10. He was issued the Good Conduct Medal, which was usually issued after 12 months of service. This General Order was 2 or 3 pages long and included several names from various batteries within the 328FA. NOTE; his Army Serial Number matches the enlistment records from Footnote. This is a portion of the memo.///
HEADQUARTERS 328TH FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION
APO 85, U.S. Army
10 July 1944
GENERAL ORDERS NO. 10
2. Under the provision of AR-600-68 and for exemplary behavior, efficiency and fidelity, the following named enlisted men are awarded the Good Conduct Medal:
Sgt. Condon E. Davis, 34283191
By order of Lt. Col. BURT0N:
JAMES T. HENSON, SR.
Pisa - Pushing forward outside of Pisa, between Pisa and Florence.
"The 328 Field Artillery were south of the Arno River and the Germans were north. We were firing 5 miles on a windy days. Each night we would change positions along the east-west river, but they left their camouflage nets in position. The Germans thought more artillery had been moved up. Sgt Cole could see the Leaning Tower of Pisa from his observation post and could see the Germans using it for their O.P. One day, Sgt Cole saw 2 camels grazing near the Leaning Tower. They reasoned the Germans brought them with them from North Africa.
Dad could spot the railroad depot on the north side of town. One day he saw a railroad car with several people standing around it. The town was being bombed by Air Corps bombers. The next morning he saw that same railroad car lying upside down and on TOP of the railroad depot.
Also, outside Pisa, they were digging a latrine and dug up some sugar, olive oil and very good wine. Davis got drunk on the wine and so did the guards."
(Portion of Notes taken during interview with Newton F. Cole.)