Forward Observation Team
Forward Observation Team

“In the not too distant future you may be visited by a few of my very good friends.  Several men have left the Battery for a trip home and subsequent discharge.  [One} was a member of what I consider a pretty good forward observation crew (Cura, Murphy and I) a tough-looking little Irishman possessed of many guts and fine sense of duty... name of Murphy, who drove my jeep and carried a radio through more than one warm session.  They are good men, these, - I know that I don’t have to ask you to make them welcome.”

Letter from Germany, June 2, 1945, shortly after the end of the war in Europe.

Pictured: The Forward Observation Team: Left to Right: Tony Pritchard, Jerry Cura, Albert Murphy