The Devil’s Brigade fought in Italy, taking the fortified German stronghold at Mt. La Defensa in one night, followed by assaults on Monte Sammucro, Monte Casino, and others. There were 1800 original members of the force.
During the mountain campaign, they suffered 1400 casualties, including 511 deaths. In the assault on Mont LaDifensa
my Dad was volunteered to be a first aids-man. (You, you and you). He received two hours training.