Yes, I know: it should be a 48-star flag... The 115th A.A.A. Gun Battalion, 1943 to 1945

THIS is not the story of just another battalion. It is the story of the 115th Antiaircraft Artillery Gun Battalion (Mobile). For some twenty-six months we have lived together under all sorts of conditions -- initial meetings -- training period -- overseas prior to the invasion -- and then on the continent. There have been occasions during each of these periods, some serious and others humerous, which have enabled us as a Battalion to make History. While we as individuals will not last indefinitely what we have accomplished as a Battalion will remain on the pages of History. Although war is coldly impersonal, with each one of us there linger the memories of many vivid and highly personal experiences. We have recounted on the following pages what might be called the skeleton or framework of events of our Army career in the 115th. Each one, we know, will want to complete the story as he has seen it, designed and colored by his own experiences and reactions.

David W. Hopper
Battalion Commander

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... Battalion commanding officer Col. David W. Hopper writes a brief introduction. I find it to be remarkably insightful.
Updated Tuesday June 07, 2005 09:11:16 PDT
The original text of The Story of the 115th A.A.A. Gun Battalion, published by the unit in 1945, is in the public domain. So how, you may ask, can I claim that the contents of these web pages are protected by copyright?

The answer is that it is my own transcription of the text and images into electronic format, and compilation into these web pages that is copyrighted. In addition, the web design, art, and annotations, plus all material from my father's personal albums are copyrighted original works. I reserve all rights to how all these materials are used. You may not copy them or store them in any retrieval system without permission.