Andy Pace served as a member of Gen. George Patton’s 3rd Army in World War II. He was a battalion radio operator for Headquarters Company, 58th Armored Infantry Battalion,
8th Armored Division.
“After landing at South Hampton, England, in October 1944, we sailed across the English Channel and went to Le Harv, France. Our first combat missions was a town in the middle of France,” said the 89-year-old former infantry sergeant, who now lives in Port Charlotte. “We hooked up with Patton in November 1944, about a month before the Battle of the Bulge.
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