A memorial is being dedicated in Italy to the 25 American soldiers who drowned in an Alpine lake when their amphibious vehicle sank during World War II

May 04, 2016 696

A trio of U.S. Army veterans has teamed up to establish a memorial in Italy to the 25 American soldiers who drowned in an Alpine lake when their amphibious vehicle sank during World War II.

The marble monument is being dedicated in the northern Italian village of Torbole on Saturday, the 71st anniversary of the sinking of the vehicle known as a DUKW (pronounced duck). The dead included 24 soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division and a 25th soldier from another unit.

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Source: http://www.dailyjournal.net/

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