On June 18th, I was honored to meet and interview World War II Veteran Stanley Saltz in Delray Beach, Florida. PFC Saltz served with the 75th Infantry Division as a combat engineer. Stanley Saltz was primarily responsible for finding and disabling mines and boobytraps.
Stanley participated in the Battle of the Bulge, the Rhine River crossing, and the liberation of the notorious concentration camp, Dachau. The most memorable memory for PFC Saltz is his rescue of a German police dog on Christmas Eve during the Battle of the Bulge. After patching up the wounds of the dog, Stanley named his new friend “Santa” and swears that Santa saved not only his but the lives of his squad countless times.
For his service PFC Saltz received the Bronze Star, Combat Infantry Badge, and the French Legion of Honor. Stay tuned for a video excerpt of the oral history interview.