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194th GIR
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17th Airborne WW II
Medal of Honor Recipients

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S/Sgt Isadore S Jachman
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The 194th Glider Infantry Regiment
Trooper Pictures

T/Sgt Clinton M Hedrick Medal of Honor Recipient

T/Sgt Clinton M Hedrick
194th GIR Co I (MOH)
KIA 28 March 45

Pfc Lyle Newkirk

Pfc Lyle Newkirk
194th GIR
Company A

T/Sgt Anthony M Naro

T/Sgt Anthony M Naro
194th GIR Co A
KIA


Capt Jack R Klinger Co B Commanding Officer - (Source: Carol Woolbright)

Capt Jack R Klinger
194th GIR Co B
KIA 7 Jan 1945

Sgt Anthony Maricola - Bronze Star Recipient

Pfc Anthony Maricola
194th GIR
Company B

Pfc Paul Arnold Raustadt - 194th GIR Company B

Pfc Paul A Raustadt
194th GIR
Company B


Pfc John D Steele Sr - 194th GIR Company B (Source: Bill Steele)

Pfc John D Steele Sr
194th GIR
Company B

1/Lt Delbert L Townsend - Silver Star Recipient - Retired a Colonel

1/Lt Delbert L Townsend
194th GIR Co B
Silver Star Recipient

Pfc William R (Billy) Walker - 194th GIR Company B parachute qualified (Source: Joe Conway)

Pfc William R Walker
194th GIR
Company B


Sgt James W Foster

Sgt James W Foster
194th GIR
Company C

Pfc George J Fruhman - Bronze Star Recipient (Source: Todd Olsen)

Pfc George J Fruhman
194th GIR Co C
Bronze Star Recipient

Pfc James M Kelly (Source:James F Kelly - nephew

Pfc James M Kelly
194th GIR Co C
DOW 29 March 45


Pfc Frank Rea Sr

Pfc Art Latimer
194th GIR
Company C

Pfc James V Louth

Pfc James V Louth
194th GIR
Company C

Pfc Frank Rea Sr

Pfc Frank Rea Sr
194th GIR
Company C


Pvt Levert L Smith Jr

Pvt Levert L Smith Jr
194th GIR Co C
KIA 24 March 45

Cpl Eugene Todd

Cpl Eugene Todd
194th GIR
Company C

T/4 Bill Tom

T/4 Bill Tom
194th GIR Co C
medic


Pfc Elwood Wesley - Light Mortar Crewman (Courtesy of his son: Tim Wesley)

Pfc Elwood Wesley
194th GIR
Company C

Sgt William Wolford

Sgt William Wolford
194th GIR Co C
Squad Leader

Pfc Jack N Cook - Light Mortar Crewman

Pfc Jack N Cook
194th GIR
AT Squad


Pfc Victor Keyes

Pfc Victor Keyes
194th GIR
Company D

Pfc James Josef Rheinberger

Pfc James J Rheinberger
194th GIR
Company D/G

Pfc Michael P Umhofer - 194 Company D

Pfc Michael P Umhofer
194th GIR
Company D


Pvt Jacinto U (Joe) Lopez  - 194th GIR Company E - WIA/Bronze Star Recipient (Source his son: Robert Lopez)

Pvt Jacinto U Lopez
194th GIR Co E
Bronze Star Recipient

S/Sgt Gerald P Meehan - 194th GIR

S/Sgt Gerald P Meehan
194th GIR
Company E

S/Sgt James E Bucy

S/Sgt James E Bucy
194th GIR Co F
KIA 19 January 45


Pvt Guy Monroe Jr- 194th GIR

Pvt Guy Monroe Jr
194th GIR
Company F

Pfc Frank Greathouse - 194th GIR - Bronze Star Recipient

Pfc Frank Greathouse
194th GIR Co H
Bronze Star Recipient


Pfc Raymond Fortier - WIA 28 March 1945 assaulting Lembeck Castle

Pfc Raymond Fortier
194th GIR
Company I

1/Lt Thomas Mc Kinley 550 AB/194 Company I - Silver Star & Bronze Star Recipient (Source: Jamieson C Mundy)

1/Lt Thomas Mc Kinley
550 AB/194th GIR Co I
Silver Star Recipient

Sgt Raymond S Lesher

Sgt Raymond S Lesher
194th GIR Co K
KIA 24 March 45


2/Lt Alex Lloyd Atkinson - WIA Our River Luxemburg (Courtesy of his nephew Noel Parsons)

2/Lt Alex Lloyd Atkinson
194th GIR Co L
Weapons Platoon

1Sgt James E Mosley

1/Sgt James E Mosley
194th GIR Co L
KIA Mar 45

Pfc Carl G Smith Sr  (Courtesy: Dennis S Miller)

Pfc Carl G Smith Sr
194th GIR Co L
KODY 18 June 45


Pfc Eugene W Anderson

Pfc Eugene W Anderson
194th GIR
Hq

Pvt Adolph H Ferdina

Pvt Adolph H Ferdina
194th GIR
Hq

Pvt Ebb R.(Dick) Gibbs

Pvt Dick "Ebb" Gibbs
194th GIR Hq Co
Mortar Gunner


Pfc Clyde F Harris - 194th GIR/325th GIR (Courtesy: Tyler Harris)

Pfc Clyde F Harris
194th GIR/325th GIR
Hq

Pfc Kenneth L Madison

Pfc Kenneth L Madison
194th GIR
Hq Recon

Pfc Enzo A Mangiantini

Pfc Enzo A Mangiantini
194th GIR
Hq 1


Pfc John J Schumacher

Pfc John J Schumacher
194th GIR
Hq 1

Cpl Robert N Burridge

Cpl Robert N Burridge
194th GIR MD
Medic


Pvt Thomas B Liddell

Pvt Thomas B Liddell
194th GIR
Company Unknown

Pfc Robert Lee Brann

Pfc Robert Lee Brann
194th GIR
KIA 4 January 45

Corporal Byron Seward

Cpl Byron E Seward
194th GIR
KIA 4 April 45


Pvt Robert W Schermer - 194th GIR

Pvt Robert W Schermer
194th GIR
KIA 4 January 1945

Pfc Charles Davis - 194th GIR/325th GIR

Pfc Charles Davis
194th GIR/325th GIR
Company C

Pvt Paul W Duncan - 194th GIR

Pvt Paul W Duncan
194th GIR
KIA 7 January 1945


Pfc Harry Ray Hickenbottom - 194th GIR (Courtesy of his grandson -  Rob Hickenbottom)

Pfc Harry R Hickenbottom
194th GIR
KIA 19 January 1945

Pfc Wendell P Jones - 194th GIR

Pfc Wendell P Jones
194th GIR
KODY 23 April 1945

Capt Myron H (Bud) Kyle - Silver Star Recipient (Courtesy of his grandson - Steven Wolf)

Capt Myron H Kyle
194th GIR Hq2
KIA 4 January 1945 (SS)


1/Lt Robert J Sheehy Sr - Silver Star Recipient (Courtesy of his granddaughter - Terri Hooper)

1/Lt Robert J Sheehy Sr
194th GIR Hq2
Silver Star Recipient

Capt Leonard J McGee - (Courtesy 17th Airborne Assoc)

Capt Leonard J McGee
194th GIR RHQ
KIA 24 March 1945

1/Lt Ralph Epps - 194th GIR Chaplain Assistant - Anti-Tank Company

1/Lt Ralph I Epps
194th GIR
Anti-Tank Company


2/Lt John Konrad Kern

2/Lt John K Kern
194th GIR Co G
Platoon Leader

Pfc Max H Fortney - 194 Service Co

Pfc Max H Fortney
194th GIR
Service Company

Major Frederick Clark Buckwalter - Bronze Star Recipient - 194 GIR (Source: Wendy Lyons)

Maj Frederick C Buckwalter
194th GIR
Bronze Star Recipient


Capt Jethro H Irby Jr - 194th GIR Surgeon

Capt Jethro H Irby Jr
194th GIR
Surgeon

Capt Harold Vood - 194th GIR 1st Battalion Aid-Surgeon

Capt Harold Vood
194th GIR 1st Btn
Aid Surgeon

Lt Col Clark N Bailey - Executive Officer 194 GIR

Lt Col Clark N Bailey
194th GIR RHQ
Executive Officer





books
R E L A T E D   B O O K S

Ambrose, Stephen E D-DAY June 6,1944: The Climatic Battle of WW II. 6/93, Simon & Shuster ISBN: 0671673343
Badsey , Stephen & Chandler, David G (Editor)  Arnhem 1944: Operation "Market Garden" (Campaign No.24) 1993 96p. ISBN: 1855323028
Breuer, William B Geronimo! American Paratroopers in WWII. New York: St. Martin Press, 1989 621 p. ISBN: 0-312-03350-8
Brooks, Kevin & Rich Donald J Glider Infantryman: Behind Enemy Lines in World War II (Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History Series). TAMU Press, Nov 22, 2011, 320 p. ISBN:1603444246
D'Este, Carlo  Patton: A Genius for War 1024 pp ISBN: 0060927623
De Trez, Michel  At the Point of No Return : Pictorial History of the American Paratroopers in the Invasion of Normandy 7/98, D-Day Pub, 200 p. ISBN: 2960017617
Gassend, Jean-Loup Operation Dragoon: Autopsy of a Battle: The Allied Liberation of the French Riviera August-September 1944 Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. (May 28, 2014), 560 p. ISBN: 076434580X
Gavin, James M.  On to Berlin : Battles of an Airborne Commander, 1943-1946 ISBN: 0670525170
Golden, Lewis Echoes From Arnhem Penguin ISBN: 0718305213
Hicks, Anne The Last Fighting General: The Biography of Robert Tryon Frederick Schiffer Pub Ltd, 320pp, ISBN: 0764324306
Kormann, John G  Echoes of a Distant Clarion: Recollections of a Diplomat and Soldier Vellum (P), 520 p. ISBN: 0979448832
MacDonald, Charles B  A Time For Trumpets: The Untold Story of the Battle of the Bulge Wm Morrow & Co (P), 720 p. ISBN: 068151574
McKenzie, John  On Time, On Target Novato, CA: Presidio, May 15,2000. 304 p. ISBN: 089 141 714 1
Ryan, Cornelius  A Bridge Too Far 670p. ISBN: 0684803305
Wildman, John B All Americans 82nd Airborne. Meadowlands Militaria, 6/83 ISBN:091 208 1007
The Center of Military History The War in the Mediterranean: A WWII Pictorial History Brasseys, Inc., 465 p. ISBN:1574881302


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