Captain William Annesley Kromer was killed on 30 December 1944 while leading his infantry company in an attack on the village of Moircy. He was the commanding officer of A Company, 345th Infantry Regiment.
Having just completed a 350 mile redeployment from the Saar battlefront to the south, Captain Kromer’s company was the lead element in the Third Army’s counterattack against the German offensive in the western sector ten miles from Bastogne. Captain Kromer was a very special man, a courageous leader, a fearless soldier who left his mark on every man who served with him. Captain Kromer was only 27 years old when he was killed and though he was very young, he had earned the admiration and respect of every man who served in combat with him.