The following pages are a replication of a
"booklet" compiled by Eugene Barton which contained both his writings
and sketches made during his time in Service Company, 508th PIR.
"Gene", also known as "Tex" due to his home state, took on the role of
roving reporter and sent a number of reports and sketches so that the
folks in Brownsville might share what he, and perhaps their sons,
were experiencing in these foreign locales.
Most of the text are his "letters" home which actually were news reports
sent to a local Brownsville, Texas newspaper. You will note that
many of these pages conclude with "---30---" which seems to have been the same
as "---End---" in the news reporter industry.
All pages have been reproduced, as much as possible, to
resemble the sheets as he originally created them. One unfortunate
exception is the poor quality of the many photographs as the copy we
received was the "copy of a copy of a copy...", etc.
Nonetheless, we feel that you will enjoy reading
NOTE: Mr. Barton died in Brownsville, TX on
April, 13, 1999 at the age of 77.