Heroes: the Army
"...I joined Co. F, 3rd platoon of the 405th Reg. I was in the 3rd platoon all the while until the 30th of Nov. 1944 when I was wounded..."
Jacob Strecker, Jr.
- Branch of Service: Army
- Unit: Co. F., 405th Regiment,
102nd Infantry Division
- Dates: 1942-1945
- Location: European Theater
- Rank: Sgt., Purple Heart
- Birth Year: 1925
- Entered Service: Freeland, MI
Jacob Strecker: Letter - dated 11 May 1989:
From: Jacob Strecker, Jr., Auburn, Michigan
It was a nice surprise to learn of the 102 Inf. Div. Assn. I often wondered what happened to those fellows I started out with the last part of Nov. 1942. Then I joined Co. F, 3rd platoon of the 405th Reg. I was in the 3rd platoon all the while until the 30th of Nov. 1944 when I was wounded. From there I went to England until my discharge in Feb. of 1946. In 1988 I made a trip to Paris, Tx., and Camp Maxey. I find a small part is now used as a National Guard Hqtrs. The rest has been sold. I didn't recognize any part of it. Are any of the real old timers still around that I started out with in 1942 -- if so, I' d like their addresses.
----- Jacob Strecker
Mr. Jacob Strecker, Jr.
December 13, 2003
Co. F., 405th Regiment, 102d Division, [2nd Btn]
World War II Veteran
United States Army
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United States Army, 102nd Infantry Division
102 Infantry Division
History of the 102nd Infantry Division
Attack on Linnich, Flossdorf, Rurdorf - 29 Nov -- 4 Dec 1944
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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