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Pvt Louis Leifer

Pvt Louis Leifer

Birth
Death 11 Feb 1945
Colmar, Departement du Haut-Rhin, Alsace, France
Burial Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France
Plot Plot B Row 41 Grave 4
Memorial ID 56373738 · View Source
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Louis served as a Private, 109th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Erie County, New York prior to the war.

Louis "Died Of Wounds" received in action during the war. His division the 28th was originally a Pennsylvania National Guard unit. Their division patch was the Keystone for the Keystone State. The patch was red in color and the Germans after the bloody fighting in the Huertgen Forest called the division "The Bloody Bucket". They can best be described as a 'hard luck' outfit as after the horrendous casualties they suffered in the Huertgen Forest they were moved to the a quite area in Luxembourg. They were in fact in the direct line of attack by the Germans at the start of the Battle of the Bulge. Were it not for their stand which is described in a book 'Alamo in the Ardennes" the Germans would have taken Bastogne. After the heavy fighting there they were reconstituted and send south to Alsace where they would again take heavy casualties in the final push to take the Colmar Pocket and captured the city of Colmar.

He was awarded a Purple Heart.

Service # 42096195


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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56373738
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Louis Leifer (unknown–11 Feb 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56373738, citing Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial, Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .