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Camp Polk, LA: January 2-April 20, 1944

The Angels' time at Camp Polk was not one they remembered with fondness. It was cold, rainy and the post's armored units clashed with the paratroopers who knew they were the superior soldiers. Fights broke out and the Angels' leadership took their men out on long marches and field problems in the freezing rain and mud. Defense Department inspectors also made sure they had all their shots and dental work done, so the young Angels gladly packed up to board the train on April 20.