Lewis Millet | Legend Series

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Lewis Millet | Legend Series

  • Millett was born on December 15, 1920
  • While still attending high school in Dartmouth, he enlisted in the Massachusetts National Guard in 1938 and joined his uncle’s old regiment, the 101st Field Artillery. In 1940, he joined the United States Army Air Corps and entered gunnery school.
  • Millett served in Tunisia as an anti-tank gunner during Operation Torch.  During an engagement there, he drove a burning ammunition-filled half-track away from Allied soldiers, jumping to safety just before it exploded
  • By February 7, 1951, Millett was serving in South Korea as a captain. When one platoon became pinned down by heavy fire, Millett took another platoon forward, joined the two groups, and led them up the hill. Wielding his bayonet and throwing hand grenades.
  • Out of about 50 enemy dead, roughly 20 were found to have been killed by bayonets, and the location subsequently became known as Bayonet Hill.

• 100% combed and ring-spun cotton
• Fabric weight: 4.2 oz (142 g/m2)
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
• Side-seamed

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