"Into the Reich" photo autographed by Clarence Smoyer & Buck Marsh
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"Blitz Doughs" of the 36th Armored Infantry Regiment hitch a ride aboard a 3rd Armored Division M4A3E8 Sherman as it crosses the Erft Canal during the drive on Cologne, late February 1945.
This photo is autographed in black marker by two 3rd Armored Division heroes featured in the bestselling book Spearhead: Clarence Smoyer and Buck Marsh.
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Malcolm "Buck" Marsh
Buck served as a "Blitz Dough" with A-Co., 36th Armored Infantry Regiment, having joined the company during the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944. He would go on to fight during the battle of Cologne, drive across the Rhine, and at Paderborn where he rode the Pershing tank of signer Clarence Smoyer into battle. Buck is a main character in the bestselling book Spearhead.
One of America’s most celebrated tank gunners, Clarence came ashore at Normandy soon after D-Day and served in Shermans before being awarded one of 20 Pershings shipped to the ETO. He claimed five enemy tanks in battle and is the hero of the bestselling book Spearhead. In 2019, he was awarded the Bronze Star with "V" for Valor.
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- Enjoy this short news story about Clarence receiving the Bronze Star after nearly 75 years.