RESIDENCE (DURING WWII):
✭ Normandy Campaign (6 June – 24 July 1944), ✭ Northern France Campaign (25 July – 14 September 1944), ✭ Ardennes-Alsace Campaign (16 December 1944 – 25 January 1945), ✭ Rhineland Campaign (15 September 1944 – 21 March 1945), ✭ Central Europe Campaign (22 March – 11 May 1945)
🎖Bronze Star Medal, 🎖Purple Heart
Captain Halland W. Hankel was one of the first U.S. Army Ranger Instructors and also an extraordinary Company Commander. His exemplary leadership, along with the heroic defense of his men from Heavy Weapons Company M, 38th Infantry Regiment, contributed in December 1944 to the successful defense of Krinkelt-Rocherath and the cessation of the German offensive in the northern sector of the front.
Eileen Hankel Burton, Daughter
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/