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Luxembourg Again

For the next three weeks, the 23rd mostly enjoyed Luxembourg. Many soldiers and officers found friends among the Luxembourgeosie. It wasn’t long before the native "moyen" replaced "hello" and the girls seemed to grow less lumpy and fat. EAGLE TAC, General Bradley’s Twelfth Army Group forward CP moved in and the social competition became more severe. Perhaps in deference to General Bradley, the Germans started pumping some large caliber railroad shells into the city. Finally on 22 October assignment came down from V Corps of First Army. It was another "cover job." The 23rd was destined to play a distant hand in the grinding autumn operation to seize control of the Roer River east of Aachen. At least it was supposed to make it easier for the 4th Infantry Division to participate in this operation.

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