Articles tagged with “6th armored division”

2nd Lt Max Lebida - "We are seeing action but there's nothing to be worried about"

2nd Lieutenant Max Lebida of HQ Company 50th Armored Infantry was killed in action on August 5th 1944 in the vicinity of Le Cloitre, France. Max was bron in Kanna, Poland in 1909, moved with his parents to the United States where he attended the Centrall Fall Highschool in Centrall Falls, Rhode Island. After highschool he attended Rutgers Prep and Brown University.  "Max was born in Poland, but his record of achievement in worthy of any native son," said Lanning

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

John R Morton - Hard Hat!

Anchorage Daily News August 21, 1996  John R. Morton, 77, died Aug. 14, 1996, at Kodiak Island Hospital of a lingering illness. A funeral service was held Aug.17 at the American Legion Hall in Kodiak. Burial with full military honors, a 21-gun salute and a fly-by of local pilots, took place at the Kodiak City Cemetery.  Mr. Morton was born in June 24, 1919, in Boonville, Mo. A highly decorated veteran of World War II

Lester Raymond Fleming

I am Lester Fleming of Mattoon, Illinois, a former military man with the 6th Armored Division, 44th Infantry Battalion, I was discharged as a staff sergeant. I entered the military through the draft. I took my training in Camp Fanning, Texas. I believe it was 16 weeks. I was appointed a squad leader along with 3 other men. During the training, marching also weaponry, inspection, several times we would meet out in the desert on

Memories of General Grow and General Patton by Cyrus R. Shockey

I was drafted 16 June 1941. On 4 July 42, I was commissioned a 2nd Lt in Cavalry at Ft Knox, Ky. Two weeks later, I reported to the 6th Armd Div at Camp Chaffee, AK and assigned to Hq and Hq Co. In October 1943, I was assigned as Aide to General Grow at Camp Cooke, California. I served as senior Aide until the General was reassigned from the Division in May 1945. General Grow also had

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