Mapleton Senior Citizens Learn about WW II
The Mapleton Senior Cit i zens held their monthly meeting Thursday, March 13th a t the Mapleton City Center. They served a del icious meal. Chairman Mary Denna then int roduced WW I I Veteran Keith Davis, who told some of his exper iences dur ing the war. Keith told about his 16th Field Ar tillery Observation Battalion going ashore on Utah Beach in Normandy. The beach aaas secure and the f ighting was a few miles inland. He was in the area of St. Mere Eglis and told about f ight ing in the hedge rows and then f ighting at the Nazi Submar ine base at Brest , France. He continued to share how they fought the ir way to ST. Lo and then to Par is and then about the “Battle of the Bulge” in Belgium.
He told about the f rozen bodies, the Buzz Bombs, German Fire power in Bastogne. Fight ing over the Schneifel mountains to Koblenz on the Rhine River. He shared about being at the Liberation of the f irst concentration camp liberated on the Wester n Front, “Ohrdr uf Concent ration Camp”.
He shared about meeting the Russian Army in Czechoslavakia and about VE Day when the Nazis surrendered on May 8, 1945.
Mapleton Seniors meet every 2nd Thursday at 11: 30 at the Civic Center for lunch and a program. Call Chairman Mary Denna at ( 801) 4721491 for more information.
Senior Chairman Mary Denna & Veteran Keith Davis