Tech. Sgt. Frank W. Holland graduated from Wallinford High School and before joining the Army in 1942, was a carpenter. By July 1944, he reached Europe with the 319th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division.
Pvt. 1st Class Reed A. Davis was born in 1910 in Ohio. Formerly a Machine Operator in a steel mill, he was drafted in 1944, when his son Richard was 7-years-old.
While the “Christmas Truce” of 1914 has achieved legendary status in the history of World War I, there has been little coverage of similar events involving American troops.
This week, many families around the United States will celebrate Christmas. It’s a holiday that for many, is associated with gathering loved ones close, family traditions and shared meals.
On this date in 1945, General George S. Patton, Jr. died in Germany of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
1st Lt. Aubrey H. Rion was born in 1919 in S.C. He attended Clemson University, with the goal of becoming a doctor.
Technician 4th Grade Truman Kimbro was born on Apr. 15, 1918 at Cottonwood, Tex. Kimbro was part of the 2nd Engineer Combat Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division (2ID).
Chaplain Clyde E. Kimball joined the Army in June 1941. He served in many European countries -- Belgium, England, France, Holland, and Luxembourg -- giving two or three services per day to the troops.