Monday, July 10, 1944. The 145th is in bivouac about 1 mile north of Picauville, attached to VIII Corps and 1102nd Engineer Combat Group.
The Battalion has been in France for two days, and has already suffered two casualties.
Cpl. Jesus Medina, Company “C” was shot by sniper while on guard, suffering a severe wound in leg. Another man from Company “C” was evacuated as a combat exhaustion case.
The first operation engaged in was that at La Haye du Puits where the battalion as Corps Engineers, was placed in support of the 8th Division.
Information from the unit history prepared by Robert Greenwalt.