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PFC Andres Lucero

PFC Andres Lucero

Birth
New Mexico, USA
Death 16 Aug 1969 (aged 51)
Burial Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA
Plot V, 1538
Memorial ID 3873552 · View Source
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On 27 Jan 1942, Andres Lucero (B: 1917, New Mexico) of Santa Fe County, enlisted as a Private at Fort Bliss, Texas. He was described as single, 5 feet 5 inches, and 132 pounds (WWII Enlistments). Andres served during World War II from 27 Jan 1942 to 7 Nov 1945. He was with Company A of the 263rd Infantry Regiment, 66th Infantry Division.

The 66th Infantry Division arrived in England during Nov and Dec 1944. In late Dec the division crossed the English Channel to Cherbourg, France on 2 Belgium steamships. One of the ships was sunk by a German torpedo. The 66th relieved the 94th Division in the Brittany-Loire area on 29 December 1944. Its mission was to contain the enemy in the St. Nazaire and Lorient pockets by carrying out daily reconnaissance patrols, limited objective attacks, and the maintenance of harassing and interdictory fires on enemy installations. They repulsed a heavy German attack near La Croix on 16 April 1945. Enemy troops in the Lorient and St. Nazaire pockets surrendered to the Division upon the end of hostilities in Europe on 8 May 1945. The 66th moved to Germany for occupation duty in the Koblenz subarea on 20 May 1945. On 26 May 1945 the Division left for Marseille, France in preparation for redeployment to the Pacific. It sailed for home 27 October 1945.

(Info provided by truchasnm #47143330)


Inscription

PFC CO A
263 INFANTRY
WORLD WAR II
BRONZE STAR MEDAL


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  • Imported from: US Veteran's Affairs
  • Added: 4 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3873552
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Andres Lucero (27 Aug 1917–16 Aug 1969), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3873552, citing Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA ; Maintained by US Veterans Affairs Office (contributor 5) .