134th Infantry Regiment Website
"All Hell Can't Stop Us"
|"Another interlude in the routine of life in
Camp Robinson came with orders for the Regiment's participation in a
great Armistice Day parade in Memphis. The 134th executed its role, in
the rather quaint uniform combination of blouses and leggings and World
War I type steel helmets, but, with bayonets fixed and smart alignments,
the massed battalions presented a striking appearance and won the
plaudits of the enthusiastic crowd which gathered to watch. More than
that, it won for the Regiment the personal commendation of Lt. Gen. Ben
Lear, a second commendation from the Second Army Headquarters for the
police of the buildings and the area which the 134th occupied at the
Memphis Fairgrounds, and the additional commendation of Maj. Gen.
William H. Simpson, who had just recently succeeded General Truman as
35th Division commander, "for the progress shown in . . . training for
combat efficiency, and for the splendid appearance and conduct of the
troops who participated in the Memphis Armistice celebration."
134th Infantry Regiment Combat History of World War II by Butler B. Miltonberger and James A. Huston
Thanks to Rachel Peterson for this photograph