Originally posted by Coolguy I agree. My grandfathers both were SS volonteers and also survived the war. The first one was a gunner in a Stug. III G and the other was an MG gunner. The stug. got 3 confirmed tank kills and over a dozen of infantry kills before the were immobilized in Antwerp by a mine, had to bail out and were captured.
My grandfather got drafted into the Wehrmacht in 1945 for the defence of Hamburg..... he managed to surrender to the americans with all of his friends and survived.
One of my Uncles was a Major in the SS.... my aunt got a letter in 1943 that simply said "missing in action on the eastern front". Or in other words..... dead. Killed by russians not americans though.:lol:
I assume all of you guys have read "The Forgotten Soldier" by Guy Sajer?
If not, drop what you are doinf right now, and go get it.