Chet Rohn – Liberator, Half-Track Machine Gunner from World War II - In this amazing episode, Pete A. Turner has the honor to have a conversation with Chet Rohn, a World War 2 veteran. While winning the war, Chet and his units fought in the Battle of the Bulge, and freed concentration camps.
Chet's war began well after D'Day, his first big fight was arriving to break through at the battle of the bulge. One humorous note, Chet was assigned a WW1 water-cooled machine gun. BUT, it was so cold, he couldn't use water to cool the weapon...so he had to fire the weapon in quick burps of rounds.
Chet Rohn was a machine gunner on a 1/2 track in the 11th Armor Division of General Patton’s Third Army. Chet talks about the challenges of simply living through the coldest nights and deadly days with his buddies.
But perhaps the most horrifying experience he shares with us, is when he participated and lived through the liberation of the Mauthausen concentration camp where he witnessed the Nazi atrocities inflicted upon innocent civilians and tells their story to the world.
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