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April 4, 1942

A captain, the G-2 of the Division Headquarters, came to inspect our unit. As he inspected our car, he sat down and talked familiarly with us. He asked our names and then told us that the Second Corps had called him up by phone saying that the Bren Gun Boys, as we were known, ran in flight when they were shelled a few days back and that they were ignorant of their duties. The captain responded by saying that he could not believe such a report because he knew us to come from good families, he knew us to be efficient, and that we were “the best bunch in the whole division.”