My uncle, Sgt. Louis Digaetano, was a Pathfinder with the 326th Airborne Engineer Battalion and was wounded during the Battle of the Bulge on 1/1/1945 and susequently died of his wounds 5 days later.
My late father, Frank Digaetano, documented his brother's Army career and found and visited the foxhole where he was wounded. I also believe it was he who erected a small statue in tribute to his brother and foxhole companion, Fernando Pena. Pvt. Pena was killed at the same time. There as a discussion in Trigger TIme in 2014 between PIerreG and KlondikeFox about my uncle.
During one visit to the my father recovered two bullets and many small cylinders that have small holes on one end. Can anyone identify what they are?
Any more information about my uncle or the Pathfinders would be most welcomed. I also have a picture of my uncle and his buddies with the plane they flew on and if anyone is interested I will post it so we can identify all of them.
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