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Borne The Battle 151: WWII Weekend Part Two: Army Veteran Walter Stitt and Navy Veteran Victor Maurelli
This week’s episode focuses on two more WWII Veterans and their unique stories.
Walter Stitt was a part of General Patton’s 3rd Armored Division. As an M4 Sherman Tank Gun Loader, he saw time in Normandy, Northern France, the Rhineland Campaigns and he was one of the first tanks to cross the Siegfried Line–receiving a Purple Heart in the process. Walter later became a pastor and gave the closing remarks to the final 3rd Armored Division Association’s reunion in 2010.
Walter Stitt’s Closing Remarks
Victor Maurlli is a WWII and Korean War Veteran. He was a Navy Frogman from the early 1940s to 1955. During WWII, Victor served in Guam, Philippines, and during the Battle of Midway. Frogmen were underwater demolition-men and were the forefathers to the current Navy SEAL teams. Frogmen were responsible for diving underwater and destroying defensive barriers before an amphibious landing. Frogmen served in both the European and Pacific Theatres. During WWII Weekend, Victor spent some time with Borne the Battle and shared some of his incredible stories.
Navy SEAL History
Enjoy both of these unique stories. Many thanks to the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum for allowing us access to WWII heroes for this two-part series.
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