Anzio Monument Dedicated

A monument honoring American and allied troops of World War II, who served on Anzio Beach Italy in 1944, was unveiled this afternoon at Boy Scout Camp Pouch in the Sea View section of Staten Island.

The monument, surrounded by about 10 miniature American flags and between a large American flag and POW flag, joins three other memorials in the Until We Meet Again Garden at the camp.

“Unfortunately not too many people know about Anzio,” said John Boller, president of the Anzio Beachhead Veterans. “Most people don’t know it played an intricate part in the overall war effort.”More than 70,000 allied casualties took place during the campaign.

The 45th Division was one of the participant in that engagement. I’ve mentioned it here many times.

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