Articles tagged with “69th Tank Battalion”
Charles "Bob" Hogg relaxes on the living room sofa of hist split-level home in Munhall, adjusts his wire-rim glasses and smiles. The 70-year-old's brown eyes shine as he speaks proudly of his community, his family, his church, his country. But as he prepares to talk about his trip to Europe next week, he changes. The World War II veteran shakes his head sadly and says "We were butchers". On Dec. 16, Hogg will be in Bastogne, Belgium
Pvt. Clifford S Vanderpool, 34, previously reported missing in action is now listed as killed in action according to War Department Notification received by his wife, Mrs Erma D Vanderpool. He formerly had been employed by the Reed Ice Cream company before entering the service in April 1944 and had been overseas with the 15th Tank Battalion since October 1944.
Colonel Bedford H. Forrest was killed in action in France November 26, according, to word received by his mother Mrs. Mattie S Forrest of Saluda.Colonel Forrest, who was 34 years of age was serving with the Sixth Armored Division of General Patton's 3rd Army and had been in the army since 1941. He was graduated from Command and General Staff school at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas in January of 1944 and left for overseas a month
Graduate of University of Florida, Bryson enlisted as a private in the US Army 10 Nov 1942 at Camp Croft, SC. Upon completion of his basic training he was selected to attend OCS (Officers Candidate School). He graduated as a 2nd Lieutenant thus joining General George S. Patton's 3rd Army, 6th Armored Division, 69th Tank Battalion, as a maintenance officer and tank commander. He participated in the 'break-out' along the coast road to free Brest