Karl C. « Molotov » Warner, a.k.a. « Mollie »

There is always ‘that’ guy in the company. The one that can not discipline himself down to the military standards. The « maverick » who is always seeking for troubles, or who is not fit for the job. Then there is ‘that’ man, who definitely hates discipline and seems to be the worse soldier of the regiment when in basic training or at the barracks, but when in combat proves to be an outstanding brave man, challenging danger and […]

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Quentin R. Hardage

Quentin Rosevelt Hardage was born on 30 May 1919 in Madden, Mississipi. He was born and raised in a small farm. Addie, his mother, ran a general store there and his father, Elisha, was helping his mother at the store and was working at the farm as well. They had five children: Cecil (the older sister, born in 1907 and died in 2007), Laverne (born in 1913 and died in 1999), Edward (born in 1916 and died in […]

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Charles Scheffel

Charles Scheffel Jr. was born on 17 June 1919 in Enid, Oklahoma. His father, Charles Sr., emigrated from Germany in the end of 19th Century, and enlisted the U.S. Army to earn the American citizenship. He took part to the Spanish-American War. After his discharge, he settled down in Oklahoma in 1918. A year when thousands of young Americans were dying in the trenches of Europe, and he met his wife, Selma Amelia Ekdol, a grand-daughter […]

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Peter J. Dalessandro (MoH)

Peter J. Dalessandro was born on 19 May 1918 and passed away on 15 October 1997. He was Technical-Sergeant (Platoon Sergeant) of 1st Platoon – Easy Company – 39th Infantry. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions of 22 December 1944, near Kalterherberg, in Germany. Peter when in Fort Bragg, photo taken from the Yearbook As Platoon Sergeant, he was given the task to secure an important crossroad on the high ground […]

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The Fifth Platoon: Negro volunteers within E Company, 60th Infantry

The condition of the Afro-American soldiers within the U.S. Army has always been subject to studies, and their effort to join the fight is now well-known. There are some famous units such as 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion (which was never deployed) or the “Red Tails” (332nd Fighter Group) in the USAAF, and on a larger scale, the 92nd Infantry Division in Italy. However, these frontline units were kind of exceptional, since the U.S. Army wasn’t […]

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Lawrence « Larry » Faulkner

Enlistment and first campaigns Faulkner was born on June 9th, 1921 in Kentucky. At 17 (1938), he enlisted in the Army at Fort Thomas, and was assigned to Item company, 10th Infantry Division. In 1940, he is transferred to Fort Bragg and is affected to Fox Company, 39th Infantry Regiment as a rifle squad leader. Soon, he earned the function of platoon sergeant. He is then transferred at Easy Company because of some trouble he […]

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Emery W. Berghorn

Induction and basic training Technician 4th Grade Emery W. Berghorn was working as a mechanic for White Motor Company in Chicago, Illinois when he received his Army induction notice in January, 1942 at age 30.  He was inducted into the Army in Chicago on 29 May, 1942 and was sent to Fort Sill, Oklahoma for basic training.   Upon completion of basic training he was sent to Camp Shanks, New York from where he shipped out […]

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Dominick G. Gatto, death and funeral in Belgium, September 1944

A village of 250 inhabitants organized a solemn mass during one of the most beautiful Sunday, to show its dedication in organizing funerals for a hero, to a simple American that has been killed during the liberation of the people of Leugnies, from Nazi tyranny. Private Dominick G. Gatto, from the 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, veteran of North Africa Campaign, Tunisia, Sicily and Normandy, was driving a jeep with other members of his reconnaissance platoon […]

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