Private First Class Willard Dominick
A Soldier’s Sketchbook-Served: 1942-1945
—U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center —
February 10, 1943, our helmets are good protection against shrapnel, but not good against bullets. The fiber liner makes a good sun helmet, and the shell has many good uses. We carry water in them, we use them as wash pans and basins, and we even use them to heat canned rations in. What I was doing was illegal. You were not allowed to have a camera or take photographs, not allowed to have a diary or a sketchbook…the officers knew I was doing this and they overlooked it. I think my sketches
(Inscription under the photo in the upper left) Private First Class Willard Dominick (center) and buddies from the 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, New Caledonia, 1944
(Inscription under the photo in the upper right)
A page from Willard Dominick’s sketchbook. My Stretch in the Service, 1942.
Erected by U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center.
Location. 40° 12.444′ N, 77° 9.612′ W. Marker is in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker is on Army Heritage Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carlisle PA 17013, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sergeant First Class Randall D. Shughart (here, next to this marker); Corporal John D. LaWall (a few steps from this marker); "Old Abe" (within shouting distance of this marker); Staff Sergeant Fred A. Rella (within shouting distance of this marker); Hesco Barriers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); HESCO in Afghanistan (about 300 feet away); Specialist (SPC) Charles Posey III (about 300 feet away); HESCO in Iraq (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carlisle.
Categories. • War, World II •
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