Co A, 344th Battalion, Tank Corps.
Montrebeau Woods, France
4 October 1918

robertsCpl. Roberts, was a driver in the newest war machine, the “Tank.” He was moving his tank to a better defensive position to protect another allied tank that had been disabled by enemy artillery.

The tank slid into a 10 feet deep shell hole, filled with water, and was immediately submerged. Cpl. Roberts looked at his gunner, and said:  “Well, only one of us can get out, and out you go,”

Then the young corporal, a muscular man, grabbed his gunner and forced him against the flow of water and out the escape hatch.

Cpl Harold Roberts’ body was later recovered from his submerged tank.

There is no greater love than that of a soldier toward his brother.




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