This Day in History: 1944-09-16

The 1st Battalion was tasked to capture Trebbio and Monte Altavelio. Despite a determined enemy counter-attack at Trebbio both positions were taken at the cost of only 10 wounded. The action, led by Lieutenant Carney, was described as a ‘wild Donnybrook in the dark’. Included in the casualty list was a ‘Madame Chianti’, a farmer’s wife wounded while protecting her wine barrels against Tunisian muleteers.  Click here to read an account of the campaign.