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The 532nd Anti Aircraft Artillery-Automatic Weapons Battalion and the 473rd Infantry Regiment, Italy, WWII


IN GOD WE TRUST

Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil
speaking be put away from you with all malice.
And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving
one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.

Ephesians 4:31-32
NKJV

4 Then Joshua called the twelve men whom he had appointed from the children of Israel, one man from every tribe, 5 and Joshua said to them; "Cross over before the ark of the Lord your God into the midst of the Jordan, and each one of you take up a stone on his shoulder, according to the number of the children of Israel, 6 That this may be a sign among you when your children ask in time to come saying "What do these stones mean to you?" 7 Then you shall answer them that the waters of the Jordan were cut off before the ark of the covenant of the Lord; when it crossed over the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan were cut off. And these stones shall be for a memorial to the children of Israel forever."

Joshua 4:4-7

"These pages are my stones, my Memorial."

Patrick J. Audinet Sr.



"Dear Lord, lest I continue my complacent way, help me to
remember somewhere out there a man died for me today.
I then must ask and answer: Am I worth dying for?"

1940: The words of William Stephenson, a prime mover in the development of the "Enigma" decode that helped win WWII.

This site started as a tribute to my father, Clifford Eugene Audinet, killed in WWII and the men and units he was associated with in the Italian Campaign and now ends after helping many to locate information about their fathers, uncles or brothers. This page will remain in tribute to them and to guide others seeking the truth. Hopefully others will take up the challenge and develop other sites.

pja


Because of 9/11 and current events in the world, many Heroic men and women have fallen around the globe in defense of our freedoms. Like my father and his fellow soldiers, these men and women will not be forgotten. Because it is a big job, I leave Korea, Viet Nam, and other conflicts to those who are now maintaining tribute sites. They are many and fitting. I do this here for my own peace in knowing they will be with us always. The list grows at another site www.dod.mil/ and will update more quickly than this site.

I have also added a link to the United States Merchant Marine site. So many of these merchantmen and women were lost in WWII, and even to this day, receive no recognition. Please visit the site.

DISCLAMER

Please Note: This is not the official site of the 435th AAA (AW) BN. And 473rd Inf. Regt. Assn. or any of the associated AAA units (434th, 435th, 532nd or 900th) or the 760th tank battalion. It is a personal site with a close connection to those associations and units and supports the work of making their history known and remembering their members.

Update: 02/14/2012
Added "A DRIVER'S STORY"
04/09/12
Added Robert A. Morris story to "A Soldier's Diary"

10/31/2013

Book published; "K.I.A. An Orphan Searches For His Father Through The Fog Of War". Go to Amazon.com, select books, enter Audinet.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • MY DAD -NORTH AFRICA TO ITALY - 532nd AAA-AWBn & 473rd Inf.Rgt.

  • POEMS IN HONOR OF VETERANS WE BURIED TODAY

  • ENDURING FREEDOM KIA

  • IRAQI FREEDOM KIA

  • IRAQI FREEDOM POW/MIA





    Here are some important links!
    [Confirmed as of 05/03/2013]

    Banners and emblems courtesy of theflagpole.com

    Dad's War-Excellent site for locating information sources.

    American WWII Orphans Network

    The Heroic & Forgotten Contribution Of The Merchant Marine In WWII

    A Page Honoring the 36th Infantry Division

    The WWII Memorial Page

    For contact information regarding the
    473rd Inf. Rgt. Association and
    to contact me, e-mail to
    patrick.joyaudinet@gmail.com