He was in transportation and engineering, and drove a truck onto Omaha Beach the day after D-Day. He didn't have to go in on the first day, thank goodness, or I might not be here today myself! He actually claims to have never seen any real action, save one close call. Most of his time he spent building bridges.
As they took command of previously German-held territory, he was ordered to dispose of enemy equipment. While we were watching The Longest Day he spotted one of those old roadsters and told me how him and his buddies pushed several of those cars over a cliff just to get rid of 'em. Sans passengers, of course!