My dad was in the 473rd but I can’t remember what regiment he was in before. He wouldn’t discuss the war with me. He said his first regiment was all shot up so bad they had to form another one. Maybe his was one the unlucky ones at the rapido river crossing. He saw a lot of bad stuff and refused to share. Don’t know for sure if he was at rapido but I do know he was in North Africa, Rome Arno , Naples Foggia, and Po Valley. Wish I could have got more out him.Va said a lot of his and other soldiers records were destroyed in a fire at the place where records are kept.