Alton Knappenberger: One Man Army

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The brutal fighting during the Second World War on the Italian peninsula would fade in popular memory against the dramatic fighting in France after D-Day. However the Italian front remained an important part of the greater strategy, and had its share of heroes. One of those heroes was Alton “Knappie” Knappenberger, an infantryman in the 3rd Infantry Division, who in his brief service performed acts of incredible heroism

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