"CONFRONT ANY MISSION"
For the duration of his war time, Fitzhugh was a private in the 83rd Chemical Battalion. The battalion was created at Camp Gordon in Georgia on March 12th, 1942, only a few months before Fitzhugh enlisted. The battalion was mainly designed to support Airborne divisions as they carried 4.2 mortars which were best used at close range. They participated in over half a dozen campaigns including Rhineland, Central Europe, Southern France, and Sicily, where Fitzhugh would be injured and killed. The battalion fired over 500,000 mortars served 508 days. They were deactivated on November 26th, 1945 at the end of the war. The 83rd Chemical Battalion was reactivated for both the Vietnam War and The Iraq, and they were always willing to "confront any mission."