"Before & After"
Portraits of Col. Dorrance Roysdon
|Ft. Polk, Louisiana - 1942
||Normandy, France - 1944
||The photo at right was taken after Col. Roysdon
had led 3AD troops for three days during the battle and holding
of Hauts-Vents, Hill 91, in July, 1944. At that time he was commander
of both Combat Command B and the 33rd Armored Regiment. Of Col.
Roysdon, William B. Lovelady, LTC (ret), wrote in a 1975 3AD
Association Newsletter: "I can see the Colonel now [at Hauts-Vents]
marching up the hill through the woods with the line of skirmishers,
shouting at the top of his voice and waving his Tommy Gun. The
scene has always reminded me of the pictures I have seen and
stories I have heard of Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders
taking San Juan Hill."