Second World War: Story From the 908th Field Artillery in Nazi Germany

Missouri woman tells the story of her husband, with the 908th Field Artillery witnessing a joyful reunion of brothers during the Second World War.

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While my husband was in Germany with the 908th Field Artillery during the Second World War, he saw this happen. 

There were two brothers who met. Each was in a separate unit.

One of the brothers noticed the identification of the other unit and knew it was one W.S brother was with. He went to them and asked for his brother, not knowing if he was still alive or not.

They went and got him, and when they saw each other, they put their arms around each other and wept with joy that each was still alive.

Zelma Scott
Roach, Missouri


Back in 1955 a call went out from the editors of the then Capper’s Weekly asking for readers to send in articles on true pioneers. Hundreds of letters came pouring in from early settlers and their children, many now in their 80s and 90s, and from grandchildren of settlers, all with tales to tell. So many articles were received that a decision was made to create a book, and in 1956, the first My Folks title – My Folks Came in a Covered Wagon – hit the shelves. Nine other books have since been published in the My Folks series, all filled to the brim with true tales from Capper’s readers, and we are proud to make those stories available to our growing online community.