Interview Length: 2:13
INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT: So I said let's keep on going because that was the mission up there. And as we progressed we came upon several machine guns. As I think there were three of them. Luckily the first one I was able to knock out with couple of grenades. And then suddenly, a German stood up, that I remember. And he pointed a rifle at me, and I could see in the muzzle, a grenade. One of those grenade launchers. And I thought, "Oh boy, he's going to fire at me and my whole body will explode." He fired and he, thank God, was a lousy shot. He hit my elbow. At that time, I had a grenade in my right hand, and I was about to throw that and that's when I saw him and he shot my elbow. And this part I remember. I looked around for the grenade. Because the pin had already been pulled. And men were in the back of me. I didn't want them to get shot at. So I'm looking around and all of a sudden I look at my arm and it's dangling. And the grenade is firmly in the grip, the muscles get frozen. So I peeled it off and I threw it. My aim was good, fortunately. And then this is the part that I am not too sure of, but the men remember this part. I picked up the gun with my left hand, my sub-machine gun. And I started moving forward to attack the last machine gun. It must have been a bloody sight. With my arm dangling and blood squirting and I'm firing this gun. When you think back, it's crazy and sometimes you chuckle about it.
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