U.S. Army 1943–1946


Harry Westcott was drafted into the Army in 1943, shortly before his 19th birthday. He was assigned to the 75th Infantry Division and became known as the “guy that carried the radio,” accompanying the company’s lieutenant as he coordinated information within the division. Westcott took part in the Battle of the Bulge, and other campaigns to drive the Germans out of France and Belgium. He earned a Bronze Star and the French Legion of Honor.


Harry Westcott plays the bugle


Harry Westcott, “the guy with the radio”


Harry Westcott on R&R with a dog


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