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Robert Kashiwagi: Hiding behind dead cows
Fighting amid dead bloated farm animals, Robert Kashiwagi recalls the smells.
"If you would picture about maybe, I think about 25 cows all killed by artillery, maybe in dead for about maybe 10 days, all bloated, stomach all swollen, and then you were hiding behind those dead cows and, our, our machine guns is popping those cows and then the stench starts coming in. And you could, we could never get over that smell, the stench. As we were advancing against the enemy, and hiding behind those dead cows, and then, and then have that enemy shooting those dead cows, or not that they aimed at it, but the shells were popping around and exploding and that stench was with us for a long time. And that was a terrible, almost suffocating odor."