Homer Riley (left) and Dawson Dowdy, lifetime friends, 114th Reg.
Right: Lifelong Friends Homer Riley and Dawson Dowdy, both from Headquarters Company
Current Photo- Turret from Fort 4
Two German Maginot strongpoint is finally silenced. (Below) "One OP which our observers conducted fire on Brandelfingerhoff and Monronville Farms and the woods and stream beds around was located atop this Maginot Fort Line, between Singling and Gros Rederching."157th Field Artillery Battalion, 44th Infantry Division
"Fortifications like this stood in the path when advance elements reached the Maginot Line on the march to the Rhine. 200 homeless civilians lived here after their homes had been destroyed."
Right: Hand drawn map of Fort Nine
Fort 10 (above) after the battle, courtesy of the Dawson Dowdy family