Ranger Gus Schunemann – 1B
A marvelous New Hampshire man passed away yesterday, WWII Ranger Gus Schunemann. He was a 1st Ranger Battalion man who was at Anzio and Cisterna. After his capture at Cisterna, he escaped from a POW train and lived in an Italian village for 6 months until liberation. Last I knew, he's also a member of USARA. He finished his Army career as a SGM E9 and returned to this area to become an active and respected member of the Greater Manchester community.
It was my privilege to meet and chat with Gus a number of times over recent years.
He wrote a very nice memoir of his Army experiences during the War.