It is the tale of a group of young men, most of whom were in the late teen age years of their lives. We were thrown together by chance through the action of local draft boards who had designated each of us as fit for military service. Each had received his basic infantry training at camps in his own region of the country. Upon completion each was assigned to duty with 76th Infantry Division, then atationed at Camp Mc Coy, WisconsinWithin the Division all were assigned to the 2d squad, 2d platoon, of G company, 385th Regiment. Fortunately we had not the slightest hint that one day in the near future we would be assigned the task of attacking and capturing the German bunkers that constituted the Siegfreid Line.Enemy Generals commanding those troops that manned the defense positions were assured in emphatic tones by Der Fuhrer that "German troops can never be shot out of these positions." Later our 1st and 2nd Battalions were members of the 17th Armored Group task force with the mission of penetrating the enemy Kyll River defense lines in a planned drive to reach the Rhine River, trap enemy forces west of that river and to seize an intact bridge over its waters. Unfortunately stiff German resistance slowed our drive. However by drawing in enemy forces to thwart our effort, we could possibly have aided the 9th Armored Division, 1st Army Sector, to break through weakened enemy lines, reach the Rhine and seize the bridge at RemagenKoblenz was the ultimate goal of Onaways task force, Remagen lies approximately 25 miles north of Koblenz.