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"Landed at 6:30 PM. Water up to our necks. Our boat almost got it manuevering [sic] into shore. Plenty of hell on the beach." (Diary, June 6, 1944)

   Edward Duncan Cameron
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Edward Cameron in uniform, Swanage, England [1944]
War: World War, 1939-1945
Branch: Army
Unit: 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
Service Location: Camp Croft, South Carolina; Swanage, England; Normandy, France; Belgium; Germany; Italy; European Theater
Rank: Private First Class
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For PFC Edward Duncan Cameron, known as “Dunc” to his family, D-Day was simply the beginning of a long slog through the European Theater. A rifleman who served with the Army’s 1st Infantry Division, he arrived in France after being stationed in North Africa, Sicily, and England. Though his unit weathered significant losses during the invasion, the rigors of combat only intensified as they moved through France and Belgium toward Germany. Wounded in action in September, 1944, Cameron wrote to his father, "The last few weeks before I got hit were the roughest we had encountered and that includes the beach-head."

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»Original poem by Edward Duncan Cameron, "D-Day"
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 Official Documents (4 items)
Telegram informing Cameron's parents of his wounding [10/7/1944] Letter informing Cameron's mother of his improvement after being wounded and treated Training certificate [5/29/1943]
Enlisted record and report of separation, including Honorable Discharge  
  
 Personal Correspondence (42 items)
Letter to "Muzz" from Edward Cameron [3/11/1943] Letter to "Muzz" from Edward Cameron [3/14/1943] Letter to "Muzz" from Edward Cameron [n.d.]
Letter to "Muzz" from Edward Cameron [6/7/1943] Letter to Dad from Edward Cameron [6/28/1943] Letter to "Muzz" from Edward Cameron [7/1943]
V-Mail to Mother and Dad [7/1943] Letter to "Muzz" from Edward Cameron [7/23/1943] Letter to "Betts" from Edward Cameron [7/25/1943]
V-Mail to "Muzz" [8/7/1943] Letter to Dad from Edward Cameron [8/8/1943] Letter to sister from Edward Cameron [8/25/1943]
V-Mail to "Muzz" [8/25/1943] V-Mail to "Muzz" and Dad [8/18/1943] V-Mail to "Muzz" [8/24/1943]
Photocopy of a V-Mail to "Muzz" [8/25/1943] V-Mail to "Muzz" and Dad [8/28/1943] Letter to "Muzz" and Dad [9/5/1943]
V-Mail to "Muzz" and Dad [9/10/1943] Photocopy of a letter to "Betts" [9/10/1943 V-Mail to "Muzz" and Dad [9/1/1943]
V-Mail to "Muzz" and Dad [9/17/1943] V-Mail to "Muzz" and Dad [9/26/1943] V-Mail to "Muzz" [9/27/1943]
V-Mail to "Muzz" [9/27/1943] V-Mail to "Muzz" [10/3/1943] V-Mail to "Muzz" and Dad [11/11/1943]
V-Mail to "Muzz" [11/10/1943] V-Mail to "Muzz" [11/11/1943] V-Mail to "Muzz" [11/13/1943]
V-Mail to "Muzz" and Dad [11/15/1943] V-Mail to "Muzz" [11/17/1943] Letter to "Muzz" and Dad [11/28/1943]
Letter to "Muzz" and Dad [12/26/1943] Letter to "Muzz" [1/2/1944] Letter to Dad [10/17/1944]
Photocopy of V-Mail to "Betts" [n.d.] Letter from Cameron's father to "My Dear Boy" [9/8/1944] Letter from Cameron's father to "My Dear Boy" [9/23/1944]
Letter from Cameron's father to "My Dear Boy" [9/27/1944] Letter from Cameron's father to "My Dear Boy" [10/1/1944] Mother's Day card with 26th infantry insignia [n.d.]
  
 Diaries (2 items)
Handwritten diary of Edward D. Cameron Transcription of diary of Edward D. Cameron 
  
 

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