Tag: 60th Infantry Regiment

November 8th, 1942: When the 9th Infantry Division entered War

Context On 8 November 1942, the first American ground troops started the fight against Nazism in the European-Middle Eastern Theater of Operation. A large scale landing is planned to happen on the coasts of North Africa, from the western coast of Morocco to the eastern part of Algeria. This coordinated operation has never been tempted […]

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 […]

Private Karl C. Warner

A.k.a. “Molotov”, 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 […]

Monceau-Imbrechies Memorial, Belgium

There’s a ridge called ‘Hill 270’ by the American troops back in September 1944. This ridge separates the village of Monceau-Imbrechies from Macon, located north of the ridge. On that particular ridge happened the first clash of the liberation of Belgium, on September 2nd, 1944. There, in the late morning of this summer day, the soldiers of […]

Staff-Sergeant Bruce H. Schmeal

Antitank Company – 60th Infantry Regiment Bruce H. Schmeal was born on June 10th, 1918, in Hackettstown, NJ. His parents, Harold and Josephine, have two sons (Bruce H. and William G. Schmeal) and five daughters (Doris, Betty, Rose, Helen and Lois Schmeal). He attended Hackettstown schools where he was active in several sports. Prior to […]