Soldiers' Stories

Men of the Greatest Generation tell their stories and war experiences. Help us to honor their memory by reading the new “Soldiers’ stories”.

Feb 14
The Infamous „Flak Alley“ Leuna and Merseburg – April 1945

In mid-April 1945, the 2nd Infantry Division approached the great industrial area of…

Feb 14
The Most Tragic Night of the 2nd Recon Troop – December 29, 1944

December 1944 – 1st Lt. Samuel J. Fooshee, a very liked and respected officer of…

Feb 03
IN MEMORY OF PVT JOHN C. VILLARREAL – KIA Feb 3, 1945

Today we would like to honor the memory of a young member of Company G, 23rd Infantry…

Dec 15
MISSING IN ACTION – PFC John A. Straw

December 14, 1944, the second day of the attack of the 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd…

Apr 15
T/5 Raymond H. Conner – Company A, 2nd Eng. Combat Bn.

We are pleased to present you the story of this wonderful M1 helmet with the insignia…

Mar 05
Combat Medic – T/3 Oscar C. Peterson

“One day we treated 125 wounded in 4 hours. Once we had that many casualties, the aid…

Feb 11
S/Sgt. Edwin B. Flexer – KIA August 1st, 1944

Some weeks ago we were contacted by family of S/Sgt. Edwin B. Flexer, a member of…

Dec 21
S/Sgt. Samuel R. Hodges and the Battle for the Twin Villages

„…we were told to go back and guard the crossroads leading into the town. We quickly…

Apr 08
2nd ID´s helmet liner found in Montmédy, France

In the last few years, members of our project team have been trying to collect the…