RESIDENCE (DURING WWII)
✭ Normandy Campaign (6 June – 24 July 1944), ✭ Northern France Campaign (25 July – 14 September 1944)
File Unit: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938 - 1946
in the Series: World War II Army Enlistment Records, created 6/1/2002 - 9/30/2002, documenting the period ca. 1938 - 1946. - Record Group 64 (info)
Brief Scope: This series contains records of approximately nine million men and women who enlisted in the United States Army, including the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps.Source: aad.archives.gov/aad/
„…we were told to go back and guard the crossroads leading into the town. We quickly retreated to the town of Krinkelt in Belgium.“ S/Sgt. Samuel R. Hodges, Company L, 38th Inf. Regt. “Lt. Bill Jones from Oklahoma was our Platoon Leader. He was a considerable distance out front leading the way. There were numerous tanks around the crossroads which he presumed were Americans. When he realized they were German tanks, it was too late for escape. We all learned a valuable lesson that day, don´t ever presume anything. Lt. Jones hid behind a brick wall and watched as seven American soldiers lined up in front of a tank and were slaughtered. Then a lone soldier was lined up and shot. Hiding in an old well for a long period of time proved useless. Later that day, Lt. Jones was captured by infantry soldiers. Some wanted to shoot him on the spot, but thankfully, the leader would not permit it….
Some weeks ago we were contacted by family of S/Sgt. Edwin B. Flexer, a member of Company L, 38th Infantry Regiment. His family found our post, published on February 10, where we presented the signed card with Thanksgiving Dinner Menu of Company L. This card was printed in Fort Sam Houston in November 1941 and was signed by 40 members of Company L. It was a great surprise for everyone when Flexer family have found that S/Sgt. Edwin Flexer signed our copy almost 78 years ago. We talked with Rev. Ned Flexer, the son of S/Sgt. Edwin B. Flexer and together we would like to present you the remarkable story of S/Sgt. Edwin Flexer and his family. ROSTER PROFILE Edwin Flexer was born on July 3, 1917 in Philadelphia, state Pennsylvania. He had six siblings (three brothers and three sisters). Although Edwin lived in the city, he loved horses and spent a lot of time at a stable where he…