Articles tagged with “50th Armored Infantry Battalion”

A soldier's story

The following story was published on the website of the Hoosick Township Historical Society: Frank Cipperly, a local man, is one of five soldiers highlighted in the book “Five GI’s In Battle World War II” by George Hudson Wirth. The book was published in 2001 by GHW Books, Northbrook, IL. The Cipperly family has lived in this area since the early 1800's. Frank’s mother were born in the USA. His father was of German or

Allen W Rucker - 50th Armored Infantry Battalion

Allen Willis Rucker, Jr. moved with his parents to Lexington, MA as a young boy. In 1938, he was enrolled in the 8th grade at Valley Forge Military Academy in Wayne, PA. He went to Valley Forge for the five remaining years of his secondary education, becoming an outstanding cadet, and graduated in June of 1943. He enrolled at Harverd Univeristy, but enlisted in the U.S. Army, entering service after he graduated from high school

Andy Giambroni receives high French honor

A Red Bluff man will be honored by the country of France on Friday when he is decorated with the title of Chevalier or Knight of the Legion Medal of Honor at a ceremony at the Elks Lodge. Dr. Andy Giambroni, known to many for his 50 years of service as a veterinarian in Tehama County, will be honored for his service not only to his country, but to France, his wife Bev Giambroni said

Bernard Paul Posey - It was a terrible war

The search for deceased and missing US soldiers went on for years after the end of WWII. Many men and vehicles were left at the battlefields, often found by accident by locals.Pvt. Bernard Paul Posey of A Company 50th Armored Infantry Battalion was one of the men who was temporarily missing in action before being declared killed in action. Pvt. Posey is mentioned in an investigation into the remains of another US soldier that were found in the driver's seat

Days Not Forgotten

I had tied in with the l0lst Airborne Division. At that time we were spread out mighty thin. We lost more than half the men in our company, including all of our officers. First Sergeant Rimmer was acting company commander. All the men in the outfit were being pushed to the limit. We were cold, tired and hungry. For eight days, our half-track with our sleeping bags couldn’t reach us forcing us to take shelter

Growing up, no one talked about daddy or the war

My dad, Roy E. McDowell was born October 19, 1914 in Buffalo, Kentucky, a farming community. His parents, John and Mamie Miller McDowell, had 9 children. Daddy had 3 older siblings, Ruth, Ethel, and Walter, followed by 5 younger brothers and sisters, Mary Ruby, Russell, Elsie, Jane, and Charles. They were a typical hard working farming family. He went to school at Walters School, a rural, one-room schoolhouse. He went to church at South Fork

John Napoleon - 50th Armored Infantry Battalion

John Napoleon enlisted in the New York National Guard in 1940, to escape life as a Depression era farmer in Rochester, New York. He enlisted for a period of one year, and following Pearl Harbor he elected to not renew his enlistment in the Guard and then enlisted in the regular army where he was assigned to the newly formed 6th Armored Division and the 50th Armored Infantry Battalion. He participated in both the VIII Louisiana

S/SGT Harry L Pillow's helmet

February 2014 a post appeared on Mark Bando's Trigger Time Forum in which a regular forum member requested more information about a helmet he found in the vicinity of Bastogne, Belgium. The helmet belonged to Staff Sergeant Harry L Pillow of B-Company, 50th Armored Infantry Battalion. Sergeant Pillow was killed in action on January 14, 1945 near Arloncourt, North East of Bastogne. After some heavy fighting in the first week of January 1945, the 50th Armored

To this day, I don’t like snow!

A forced march as part of the 3rd Army thrust, fate placed us outside the City of Bastogne. A Christmas time night infiltration through the city had us replacing our comrades of the 4th Armored who were withdrawn towards Metz, France. We took our place alongside the brave men of the 101st Airborne Division. As New Year’s dawned, we were dug in scarcely a mile east of Bastogne, after having infiltrated to this forward position

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