Soldiers of 105th CA (AA) Battalion being decorated in Sicily, Italy. About a dozen members of the Battalion march abreast, across a grass field, towards the officers. Brigadier General Clift Andrus, artillery Commander of the 1st Infantry Division, pins silver stars and other decorations on the soldiers. The 105th CA (AA) Battalion is seen drawn up in formation in the background.
The 105th CA AA was a battalion, not a regiment. It was attached as a separate battalion to the First Infantry Division for the North Arican and Sicilian campaigns and then to the Thirty-sixth Infantry Division for the Italion campaign. My source is over 100 letters written home by my father during those campaigns.
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