|Birth: ||Jan. 12, 1919|
El Paso County
|Death: ||Dec. 9, 1944|
The 90th Infantry Division landed in England, 5 April 1944, and trained from 10 April to 4 June.
First elements of the division saw action on D-Day, 6 June, on Utah Beach, Normandy, the remainder entering combat 10 June, cutting across the Merderet River to take Pont l'Abbe in heavy fighting. After defensive action along the river Douve, the division attacked to clear the Foret de Mont-Castre (Hill 122), clearing it by 11 July, in spite of fierce resistance. An attack on the island of Saint-Germain-sur-Sèves failing, 23 July, the 90th bypassed it and took Périers, 27 July.
On 12 August, the division drove across the Sarthe River, north and east of Le Mans, and took part in the closing of the Falaise Gap, by reaching 1st Polish Armored Division in Chambois, 19 August.
It then raced across France, through Verdun, 6 September, to participate in the siege of Metz, 14 September-19 November, capturing Maizières-lès-Metz, 30 October, and crossing the Moselle River at Knigsmacker, 9 November.
On 6 December 1944, the division pushed across the Saar River and established a bridgehead north of Saarlautern (present-day Saarlouis)
Note: Buried: 9/21/1948, Source: City of Colo Spgs Burial Info Online 02/16/09
El Paso County
Plot: Section 9, Plot 57
Maintained by: Brad York
Originally Created by: Mariah, Joe & Connie
Record added: Feb 18, 2009
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