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  1. Walking toward the guns
    15 Oct, 2016
    Walking toward the guns
    The Preface from Courage: Roy Blanchard's Journey in America's Forgotten War   Within the ranks of khaki-clad American soldiers was nineteen-year-old Roy Blanchard. Smartly, he marched away from Paris and toward German lines on a narrow road, in line with nearly 4,700 fellow soldiers of the 126th infantry regiment. Four men made up a row, twenty-five rows of men made up a platoon, and one-hundred yards separated each platoon. Most of these men were teenagers like Roy, drawn from the American

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