If you fired too soon, "it's like saying 'Here I am."' When fighting in a dense forest, "everybody looks for [spare or extra] Tommy Guns" (Thompson sub machine gun).
A "handy, close fighting weapon" with "lots of knockout power" from its heavy 45 caliber slugs.
Foote was "blown into the air by a German mortar shell" that literally "landed in his hip pocket." Foote was severely wounded and had to be evacuated to a hospital. Higgins formed a strong defensive position on a hill and dug in.
Some 50 volunteers attempted to fight their way back to the American lines. Higgins initially wanted to fight his way out of the trap but ruled against it because they didn't want to leave their wounded behind. Meanwhile food, medicine, ammunition and time was running out. Susumu Ito was a forward observer with the 442nd's field artillery battalion (522nd FAB).
The 442nd fought for yards at a time through dense woods shrouded with fog and rain.
Only a handful of Nisei's that were still able to walk made contact with the Lost Battalion.
"I did not witness the first contact that was made by our riflemen but I did see several of the 36th Division fellows crawling out of their deep foxholes and with their bearded, bewildered look greet us with delight and relief," noted Ito.
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