The Army sent the 82nd Airborne, along with General George Patton’s armored divisions, to take the island of Sicily, off the coast of Italy. British forces also assisted the Americans in the Sicily campaign. Moffatt Burriss, a veteran of the 82nd Airborne, recalls his experiences fighting the Italian forces, in the mountains of Sicily.
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