In August 1944, Lieutenant John Markowitz of Carteret led an assault on a heavily fortified German position in Saint-Malo, France. After a stubborn defense, the Germans surrendered and handed over their flag, which Markowitz and 40 members of his company proudly signed. Days later, Markowitz, who had been promoted to captain, described the battle on an NBC radio program called The Army Hour. In September, he sent the flag home to his family. The following month, Markowitz, 24, was killed in a...
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