WARREN SCHWARTZ Company B. Fifteenth Engineer Battalion Fort Bragg, North Carolina


me. Up again today at four thirty, and I had an orange, eggs, and coffee for breakfast. Meanwhile that hard candy you sent me was coming in handy both as nourishment and a means to hide the taste of chloride in the water. I was put on guard this morning about two miles from Mott Lake on a bridge head with instructions to blow it if any enemy approached. The way we discerned friend from enemy was that our vehicles had a blue sticker on the windshield, and the enemy had red bunting across their radiators; our planes were silver, while the enemy's were black. I hadn't been there ten minutes, when I had to simulate blowing the bridge, as a jeep with red bunting bore down on me. To give me authority to stop cars, I had a white band on my arm, and a white flag. All they told me to do was blow the bridge if the enemy approached. So, in an hour or so, I had six enemy vehicles lined along the side of the road. I didn't know what to do with them, so I told them to stay there, as they had been captured. Then along came about twenty trucks of our troops, which I had to stop also, as the bridge was supposedly out, and no one could cross it. I had three lieutenants in my collection