Guest Post – gpcox – Technical and Ground Force Coordination

Judy Guion was kind enough to have me back to her blog, greatestgenerationlessons.wordpress.com, for another article. I sincerely hope that her readers and mine will be pleased with the result. Thank you all for your support.

"Greatest Generation" Life Lessons

I’m pleased to present this Guest Post from gpcox addressing how the Technical and Ground Forces all worked together to create success in their endeavors, which ultimately won the war. Without cooperation between all seven departments, nothing could have been accomplished.

As readers of my blog, pacificparatrooper.wordpress.com are aware, my father, Everett “Smitty” Smith was a sharpshooter trained as a paratrooper and gliderman with the 11th Airborne Division in WWII, this put him in the Ground Force.  But, neither he nor the rest of the soldiers would have gotten very far without the Technical services as each department of the Army worked to support the other.  Should one fail in the chain, a devastating domino effect might hinder or stop the rest.

The Technical Services of the Army Service Force during WWII was comprised of seven departments: The Corps of Engineers, The Signal Corps, Ordnance Dept., Quartermaster Corps…

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About GP Cox

Everett Smith served with the Headquarters Company, 187th Regiment, 11th A/B Division during WWII. This site is in tribute to my father, "Smitty." GPCox is a member of the 11th Airborne Association. Member # 4511 and extremely proud of that fact!

Posted on February 12, 2013, in Uncategorized, WWII. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. What a lovely blog. I can’t wait until I have time to go back and read them all. I love to read about people’s experiences during war, and I love to see people’s memories written down and shared before it is too late.

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