Andy Andrews graduated from high school in 1943, with a class of 250 men – all of who went on to join the armed services one week later. After completing his 17-week basic training course with the United States Army, he became a machine gunner. (RELATED: 7 Minutes To Live: The Extraordinary Story Of D-Day Veteran Andy Andrews)
In this interview obtained by The Daily Caller, Andrews describes how his squad’s job was to “mop up” remaining German soldiers.
After D-Day Andrews and his squad pushed forward in France and eventually Germany, rooting out German soldiers from villages and the countryside. “The Germans would retreat so fast that they’d leave 15 to 20 men in a little wooded area to delay the Americans. So, we had to mop up,” he said.
Andy survived life on the Western Front for 10 months under harrowing conditions. He was wounded by shrapnel from a grenade, and watched his best friend die in his lap.
Watch his extended interview to see what he endured throughout his time in Europe during WWII.
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