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 Cyril Quinton Ahmer

Cyril Quinton Ahmer

Birth
Death 5 Sep 1993 (aged 71)
Burial Fort Mitchell, Russell County, Alabama, USA
Plot 10, 0, 116
Military , US ARMY
Memorial ID 263237 · View Source
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First Sergeant Ahmer was originally from New York.

Sgt. Ahmer and I were the only men from New York at a remote Nike-Ajax Missle Site, near Fairfield-Suisun, California, known as Co. "D", 1st Missile Battalion, 61st Artilliary during the years 1959-60-61. This was the basis for a friendship that ended when I was discharged.

He told me when World War II started he was serving a term in prison for which he would never tell me why. He and many others were approached, in prison, by Army recruiters and offered release from prison if they would serve in the military for the duration of the war. He accepted their terms.

Sgt. Ahmer was stationed in Europe for the duration of the war. He was in the infantry and did participate in a great deal of action for which at times he would have flashbacks right during some of our discussions. Once he realized what was happening he had the ability to normalize his thoughts quickly.

He was forceful with his men and had an ability for realizing the unexpected. His planning was always several steps ahead of what was happening at the moment. Many young officers learned the hard way that he new what he was talking about.

I knew him as a great guy and would have served with him in any area.



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  • Created by: Tom Morosco
  • Added: 25 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 263237
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Cyril Quinton Ahmer (31 Oct 1921–5 Sep 1993), Find A Grave Memorial no. 263237, citing Fort Mitchell National Cemetery, Fort Mitchell, Russell County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Tom Morosco (contributor 46881597) .