Heroes: the Army
"...We carried our assault boats to the Roer River and paddled across, and we did the same at the Rhine River..."
Harris S. Hill
- Branch of Service: Army
- Unit: Co. F., 405th Regiment,
102nd Infantry Division
- Dates: 1943-1945
- Location: European Theater
- Rank: PFC
- Birth Year: 1925
- Entered Service: Story City, IW
Harris S. Hill Letter - dated 6 June 1989:
From Harris S. Hill, Story City, Iowa.
I began army life at Camp Dodge in Des Moines on Nov.23,1942 and went to Texas to be in the 102nd, Co. F, and stayed with them until my discharge on Feb. 14, 1946. We carried our assault boats to the Roer River and paddled across, and we did the same at the Rhine River. I received the WW 2 victory medal with 2 Bronze stars, good conduct medal, Meritorious Unit award , l service strip, 2 overseas bars, ex. & Combat Inf. badge with Rifle, M-1, Pistol MM w/carbine.
----- Harris S. Hill
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United States Army, 102nd Infantry Division
102 Infantry Division
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Gardelegen War Crime
Gardelegen: April 13, 1945:
Massacre at the Isenschnibbe Barn
American Battle Monuments Commission: WWII Honor Roll
National World War II Memorial
Information and photographs were generously provided to World War II Stories -- In Their Own Words by Mr. Edward L. Souder of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The subjects of these essays are all members of Co. F., 405th Regiment.Our sincerest THANKS for allowing us to share their stories!
Original Story submitted on 19 September 2002.
Story added to website on 26 September 2002.
September 5, 2002.
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