You're in the Army Now- Mel Montgomery in the Battle of the Bulge 1944

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Mari Realty 9000937
 
You're in the Army Now, 1943 enlisted man, Mel Montgomery, father-in-law of Mari Montgomery of Mari Montgomery Realty fights in the Battle of the bulge
You're in the Army Now!

The year...1943
The war...World War II


The bombing of Pearl Harbor had already taken place December 7, 1941.

My father-in-law
, Melvin Boyce Montgomery, then 18 years old decided to enlist in the Army to fight for his country and honor and served in the
103rd Infantry.  103rd Infantry Patch----You're in the Army Now, 1943 Mel Montgomery, father-in-law of Mari Montgomery of Mari Montgomery Realty fights in the Battle of the bulge

Mel enlisted as a young man, and took an exam to be a "signalman." He made a perfect score.  They sent him to Fort Campbell, KY to train to be a signalman.  He found out while he was there, that he could audition for the Army Band.

Being a long time musician, he auditioned.  He made it!  He was assigned to Patton's 3rd Army.  Pattons 3rd Army Patch--You're in the Army Now, 1943 enlisted man, Mel Montgomery, father-in-law of Mari Montgomery of Mari Montgomery Realty fights in the Battle of the bulge Somehow in the mix, the instruments disappeared and were replaced with guns, akin to the plowshares honed into swords.

Before he knew it, he was on a truck going across Europe.  READ MORE

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 Mari Montgomery Realty, Keller Williams Mega Associate Office,Huntsville TX Real Estate,Conroe Homes for Sale, Lake Livingston

 

 

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Comments (2)

Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for telling us about Melvin Boyce Montgomery. My father in law was at Pearl Harbor at the time of the attack.

Congratulations on being in the Member Spotlight today.

Aug 21, 2013 11:22 PM
Mari Montgomery
Mari Realty - Huntsville, TX
Mari Realty

Hi Roy,  thanks for your kind words.  WWII was an era all unto itself.  So many extraordinary folks had extraordinary experiences.

Aug 22, 2013 05:27 AM