I have accumulated quite a collection of photos, letters, and information about WWII, as well as an extensive list of the many Town of Highland residents who were part of the Armed Forces during WWII.
My dad Art Austin was with the Fifth Army in North Africa and Italy. Dad worked at 5th Army Headquarters and I have a few stories about his time in Italy. In the photo below, my dad (on the left) was presented with the Legion of Merit emblem by Lt. General Mark W. Clark. The Battle for Salerno occurred in September 1943.