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Luring the ending days of World War

Two, the 34th Infantry Division,

in which I served, was in the city of Biella Italy .

When victory in nEurope finally came

the church bells rang continiously for

long periods of time, from every hamlet,

every town, every city.

When victory over the Japanese, VJ day,

came we were also in northern Italy at

a town called Udine near the Yugoslavia

border. Once again the bells pealed for

very long periods of time.

The following poem was written to all

the men who served, living and. dead, at

that particular time in history.

Bless them all! They were a wonderful

group of men, I feel deep in my heart

that they were among the finest this

country has ever produced.

Oris M. Gentry