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WOUNDED BY FRIENDLY FIRE
Pvt Frank W. Ramirez


E & E Reports
21 August 1944
HQ ETO P/W and X Detachment
Military Intelligence Service


Frank W. Ramirez

     I was captured on 6 June while I was giving aid to one of our men who had broken his leg.  All of my possessions were taken from me. and after I had been taken up into the line to be questioned by an officer who seemed to know more about me than i did myself, I was marched to a collecting point ten miles in the rear.  The next day while we were being moved from here in trucks we were strafed by Allied planes.  I was hit in the arm, but I made a break from the column and ran about two miles. Then my arm was bleeding so badly that I entered the first house that I saw.  The women there bandaged my arm; but while they were doing so the man went out and returned with a German sergeant who was guarding an American lieutenant.  The sergeant took us to an enclosure from which on 12 June we were moved to the hospital in Rennes.

   JUMPMASTER NOTES:  Pvt Ramirez was a native of Mexico and had not yet become a U.S. citizen when he joined the army.  He was held as a POW until he was released from Stalag 221.  He was in Hammond General Hospital, Modesto CA from October 1944 recovering from his wound until his discharge from the Army in May 1945

Frank died on July 15, 1986 in Newnan. GA.

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