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Colorado infantry makes third beach landing of World War II 
By Army National Guard Maj. Adam Morgan, Colorado National Guard Historian 
 
157th Infantry troops are delivered to the beaches of Anzio Jan. 22, 1944. (CONG archives)

On Jan. 22, 1944, in an effort to end the costly stalemate at Monte Cassino, Colorado's 157th Infantry took part in the amphibious landing at Anzio.

The successful invasion of Anzio was a crucial stepping stone in the liberation of Italy.

1/18/2015