My father became a member of the HSSK post 240 in Milligan, Nebraska as soon as he returned from the service. He was drafted into the Army in 1941 and became a member of the newly formed Tank Destroyer Battalion Co A, They departed the states for the European-African-Middle Eastern Theatre of Operations in April of 1943. He saw action in the Italian Campaign and landed on the beaches of Southern France in Aug 1944. He became a POW shortly after arriving in France and was liberated by the Russian Army in Feb of 1945.. He returned home in April of 1945 and was discharged from the service in July 1945. He resumed his love for farming and was an avid gardener after retirement. My father passed away in Jan of 1991.