12 September 1944, COL Lanham CO 22nd Infantry Regiment,
4th Division (first Army unit that entered Germany) talks with
MAJ. GEN. Raymond O. Barton, C.O. 4th Infantry Division
and the first US General inside Germany.
One of the most famous personalities was that of Ernest Hemingway,(front)
who travelled with the 22nd Regiment throughout the war. Here he is standing
with Col. Lanham, Commanding Officer of the 22nd.
I am tired and sick of war. Its glory is all moonshine.
It is only those who have neither fired a shot
nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded
who cry aloud for blood, for vengeance, for desolation.
War is hell.
William T. Sherman
History of the 4th Infantry Division
Following D-day, the 4th Infantry Division was
one of the most active, and decisive infantry divisions in the European
Theater of Operations (ETO).
There are several fine Websites that describe the history of
Revive-It 4th Division
Other Resources for Study
If you Survive
If You Survive: From Normandy to the Battle of the Bulge
to the End of World War II,
One American Officer's Riveting True Story
-- by George Wilson
A Soldier's Journal
A SOLDIER'S JOURNAL;With The 22nd Infantry Regiment in World War II
----- by David Rothbert
STRAC, 4th Infantry Division
Publisher: Army & Navy Publishing Place of Publication: Baton Rouge Date of Publication: 1962 Edition: Divisional History from World War 1, through early Vietnam.
War Stories; Utah Beach to Pleiku
4th Infantry Division in WWII, Cold War, and Vietnam
---By Robert O. Babcock.
Hell In Hurtgen Forest
The Ordeal And Triumph Of An American Infantry Regiment (Modern War Studies)
---Robert S. Rush
4th Infantry Division, WWII to STRAC (DVD)
Video on history of the 4th Division from WWII to inclusion to the Strategic Army Command