S: the war years of m/sgt huel n.d. williams
BC: Made for Bruce Ralph Williams by Georgia Williams Nash - 2012
FC: The War years | of M/sgT HUEl n.d. williams
1: M/Sgt Huel N.D. Williams 38176982 Battery D 740th AAA Bn
2: Memories of Home | This is the picture Daddy carried with him throughout the War.
3: When time stood still and memories sustained them
4: Tom O'Brien from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, & Daddy in Balbec, France, October, 1945. | Best Buddies
6: The Lavillaugouet's Nicole, brothers, & Mom | Dad & Tom visited & dined with this family during their free time while in Paris. | new Friends
7: Nicole, Francis, Alain | Daddy wrote, "O'Brien and I looking very stern. In the background is one of the many wine joints in the City of Paris. By the way, this isn't the better part of town." | Nicole
8: Dad wrote,"Just a few drinks too many. Notice the sickly grin."
9: April 20, 1945 | holland | DiVincenzo's Bar | R & R
10: With all his combat gear | He rested when and where he could.
11: V Mail letter from Daddy to Mom
12: Uncle Nick, Aunt Kassie, Mom & Aunt Evelyn | waiting | Always looking for information about the War
13: Home | Time to begin again
14: Together once more | And she was glad to have him home!
15: 1946 | 1951 | Georgia | Bruce & Grandma Annie | a growing Family
16: Letter to the Editor Ark Democrat Gazette Father's Day - 2012
18: Handmade cards received from Nicole and her family after returning home
19: Friends are a gift
20: This is a speech delivered by the representative of the people of Wildert, Belgium to the members of the 740th AAA Gun Bn upon their departure from that community: OFFICERS AND SOLDIERS OF ALL RANKS After the brilliant Victory which the Allied Army has had in Europe over our common enemy, the population of Wildert do not wish to see you leave without expressing their gratitude and admiration towards the American Army. You have left your beautiful country, your parents, your friends, all which is so dear to you. You have crossed the ocean to defend the liberty of millions of people who loved their freedom, to extirpate the Nazism which has done such a terrible lot of harm on European civilization. For five long years we had to suffer of that same enemy. I need not tell you here about the horrors of their occupation. You know all about it. While we were suffering and powerless, we we resisted morally and we said you may make us suffer and tremble, but you will not break our will. Not without standing that, we have kept on working for you. We, the underground movement of Wildert "The White Brigade, have had the honor of having during three weeks an American flyer between us, while the Germans were still here. This is just an example. Much more work has been done for the Allies. For us, they were the same Allies of 1914-1918. | Then came our liberation. What a joy for us. We are free. We saluted the entrance of your splendid troops with their tanks and all their magnificent material. But the way was not yet finished. The Germans started another attack, with the most terrible of arms which they had over used: the V-Weapon.
21: Now your duty calls you away from here. We wish you the best of luck and when the bells of the Great Victory will ring, we hope that you will remember a little village of a small country very far away, where there are friends who think such a lot of you. May God Bless you all, men of justice and humanity, that He may land you on the path of righteousness, and that, on the end of a perfect day, you will find all your family and friends in the best of health. Will you take this letter and these flowers as a symbol of friendship and gratitude. LONG LIVE AMERICA - LONG LIVE AMERICA Wildert, 13 May 1945. | It is that moment you came to our village. We stood in admiration for you. From that moment, we stood next to one another to share all the danger and which brought you closer to us. But Germany has lost the last battle. Thanks to you and your great Chief General Armstrong.
22: This was a German POW camp in early 1945. This was the last assignments Daddy had before returning home. | CONTINENTAL CENTRAL ENCLOSURE #23 Bolbec, France
23: Drawings done by one of the German prisoners held in Cage 16 at Bolbec. This man also drew pictures of Mother for Daddy. This prison held up to 40,000 prisoners, but there is no official government record of it's existence.