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Anzio veterans share memories

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“We all have a bond that is closer than blood, and we will have that as long as we live.” — Clyde Easter, Anzio Beachhead Veteran

By Shaina Stockton

HILLSVILLE — The 1944 Allied landing at Anzio, Italy, was only supposed to last for a few weeks, but instead troops were stranded on the beach for four months, as wave after wave of enemy soldiers stormed the beachhead in opposition.
Seventy years later, veterans of that battle are still gathering. This year, they met in Hillsville — possibly for the last time.


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