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"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."

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