Stanley Masaharu Akita
100th Infantry Battalion

Military Service

Stanley Akita

Stanley is assigned to C Company and joins up with the 100th Infantry Battalion (Separate) in Italy before the Battle of Anzio.

Seasoned soldiers give him advice on how to stay alive and what to expect on the battlefield.

On Stanley's first day of combat, a mortar shell lands two feet from his head. He escapes injury.

Stanley sees his buddies wounded and killed by German bombs and shells.