This thread is devoted to discussion of the book Old Hickory Recon - Memories of the 30th Infantry Division (1943-1945) by Marion M. Sanford, as told to Jeff Rogers. The book covers Mr. Sanford's service with the 30th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop (Mechanized) during WWII. Originally, the thread presented various recollections by Mr. Sanford that evenetually evolved into a book. The book is available through Kindle and Slipdigit, administrator of this forum. This is actually Slipdigit, posting for Old Hickory. He is a bit under the weather, but wants to get involved with the forum while he is recovering from his illness. Old Hickory, Mr. Sanford, is a fine gentleman with whom I attend church. As indicated in his name, he served with the US 30th Infantry Division during the war, and was on the continent from June 10th to the end of the war. He was in the Recon Company of one of the regiments-he has told me which, but I let that slip my mind and he can verify it later.* Old Hickory is the nickname for the 30th Infantry Division. Mr. Sanford, as I stated above, is having some health problems, but has made arrangements to tape his memories and good friend will be transcribing them. I will post them here as I get them. Later, when he gets home and has access to a computer, Mr Sanford will joining the forum to talk with us himself. I know you will look forward to what he has to say; I have certainly enjoyed talking with him over the past few years. *Edit - He was in company sized mechanized recon troop attached to the divisional HQ.