How I Received My Bronze Star

I was a machine gunner in H-345 (2nd Squad, 2nd Platoon). On February 6, 1945, there was an event that I won a bronze star for valor. My platoon was supporting a rifle company whose job it was to clear out a line of timber emplacements. These were like log huts, and...

Good Fortune

I was in the Second Platoon. When we were near Olzheim, we got orders to move out that morning very early. It was still very dark as we came to this ridge which was about 50 to 75 feet high. The lieutenant did not know quite which way to go so we turned left at the...

Ignored By Tigers

I think this incident occurred in February because it was very muddy. We were attacked by 3 or 4 Tiger tanks. The lieutenant who was the forward observer must have been put out of action because the first we saw of them, they were no more than 500 yards away. We...