Richard, Robert & Roy
The Houseman Triplets served in B
Company, 3rd Ranger Battalion. Richard & Robert were identical, twins,
Roy was an added bonus!
The Triplets are pictured above at
age 19. They joined the Rangers at Nemours, North Africa in May 1943.
Robert was among those captured at Cisterna. Roy and Richard were
transferred to the FSSF (First Special Service Force) after the disaster
at Cisterna, when the 1st, 3rd & 4th Ranger Battalions were inactivated.
Roy was severely wounded at Anzio,
and brother Richard carried him off the battlefield to an aid station.
Roy and Richard took part in the capture of Rome while with the FSSF.
The three were inseparable triplets
and were known to all Rangers as "The Fighting Houseman Trio," a title
Roy wishes to remember his brothers:
Richard Houseman who passed:11 March 1967
Robert Houseman who passed: 10 March 1994
Posted in loving memory to his
brothers Robert & Richard
by surviving triplet brother, Roy
16 May 2006 - Roy Houseman