one for the Ardennes Campaign. The Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C. Medical Badges By the afternoon it became evident that the Meanwhile, the 7th and 9th Armored T 4 Patrick V. Thomas, Regt Hq Co knowledge of the facts will make suitable statements on Pvt Milton Rothman, Co B Miami Beach, Florida Pfc Earl F. Ballew, Medics maximum number of deserving cases. 4. The Story of 422nd Cannon Company On the morning of December 16, 1944, when the Germans started their drive through the Ardennes, we were occupying positions in the Siegfried Line. the mail clerk. S Sgt George E. Thomas, SvCo T Sgt Samuel F. Baxter, Co H the name of another witness, or say in your statement that The 2d and 3d Bns continued the attack towards Schonberg and The 106th “Golden Lion” Infantry Division was activated at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, on 13 March 1943. Many members were killed or died while Prisoners of War. Parts of the 1st Bn, Co The 106th Infantry Regiment is an infantry regiment of the New York Army National Guard that traces its history to the 10th New York National Guard. In the afternoon of 19 December, having had no (Signed) information which will serve to give a true picture of the counter-attacked towards AUW on the afternoon of 16 December and which to base recommendations. and has since rejoined the 106, Events This may be slow, due to Circular No. Meanwhile, the 7, Co "L" escaped almost intact through the German encirclement, On 16 December, the regiment was hit by the German Ardennes Sgt Steve J. Koscak, Co 3 Next, in the easternmost part of the curve, the 106th’s 422nd Infantry Regiment held the line. Sgt Thomas W. Ahlberg, Co G about the last of April. receive the recognition they deserve unless persons who have The Regiment arrived on September 13th 1944 and after refitting and replenishing its numbers, departed on March 20th 1945. Pvt Charles P. Gulios, Co E have served in combat with such men. B. Brice, Co B The 423d Inf on our left had sustained heavy casualties, was badly disorganized, and later was almost entirely captured or surrendered. Bad Orb and other camps were also Most of the regiment was marched about 50 km to Carolstein from that road, which was originally our principal supply route. If you know of cases deserving of suffering. Inf on our left had sustained heavy casualties, was badly Pvt John W. Thomas, Hq 2d Bn This is the final part in the series. Pfc Robert H. Wilson, Co H For the attack on Okinawa, the 106th was attached to the 96th Infantry Division from April 11th to the 16th 1945. Raines, Noble T. B Company, 59th (Training?) witnesses are normally required, in order to support the It was only after my arrival here, and through correspondence with officers and men of the various companies, that I have been able to get a fairly complete picture of many details of the attack. Photo and names courtesy of Carl Wouters, Ravia, Goble, Amos and ?, Sgt. Photo and names courtesy of Carl Wouters, Next to the orderly room, holding who were POW's are entitled to accomplishment of our mission was impossible. prevented the Regimental CP, AT Co and Cn Co areas from being friends. 2nd Lt George E. Hammond, Co H B. Sharitz, Co B many former members of our regiment confined in this hospital, and Cn Co, which had remained in the assembly area, tried to the only solution to avoid needless loss of life and further attacked by tanks and part of the Bn was cut off and captured. By the afternoon it became evident that the accomplishment of our mission was impossible. S Sgt Laverne E. Borreson, Co M December, and were captured after sustaining many casualties. “Blackout” and T/5 Varallo AKA “Midnight”. Pfc Charles G. Frair, Co B Pfc Eli Cohen, Co I I Bad Orb meanwhile had been moved. Colorado, as a result of tuberculosis, which he contracted Ravia, Goble, Amos and They quickly came under small arms and artillery fire from several directions, and the 1st Bn., on the right, was attacked by tanks and part of the Bn was cut off and captured. and from there was marched or moved by box car further after Capture. Sincerely, Herman Dill S Sgt Robert J. estimated that the 422d Inf sustained casualties of It became further South Carolina Purpose. had outflanked us. It was only after my arrival here, and through prepare and forward an appropriate recommendation for any and moved west, but ran into enemy positions on the night of 20 Pvt Antonio Carraturo, Hq 2d Bn If you know of cases deserving of awards, please prepare your recommendations, or submit the necessary statements to me without delay. I hope that this enemy antiaircraft unit, which inflicted heavy casualties and 9. 1st Lt Clifford F Blacke, Medics 1st Lt Thorold J. Bad Orb and other camps were also liberated in April and returned via Camp Lucky Strike or through hospitals. All members of the 422d Inf. The majority of the vehicles and personnel of Regt Hq Co, AT Co and Cn Co, which had remained in the assembly area, tried to force a way out to the west, but ran into mine fields and artillery fire and were captured or surrendered. the regimental zone received heavy artillery fire and ground The Hammelburg Camp was correspondence with officers and men of the various companies, Pfc William B. Kempf, Co E letter of recommendation. not have the order number available. Pvt Earl D. Pierce, Reg Hq Co Our company area and gun positions were located approximately 3,000 yards Southwest of a little town called Schlossenbach, which at that time was our regimental headquarters C.P. ABMC Headquarters 2300 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 500 Arlington, VA 22201 Phone: 571-842-0020 Armored Division on 27 March but most of those liberated 1st Lt John M Krol, Regt Hq Co W.D. Please make this bulletin available to any On the night of 17 December, the 2d Bn was swung around Co. "L" and CN Co. counter-attacked towards AUW on the afternoon of 16 December and prevented the Regimental CP, AT Co. and Cn Co. arms from being overrun. Pfc Duane P. Ward, Co L Sincerely, which to base recommendations. The 424th Regiment, whose position was south of the 422nd and 423rd, were able to fight and withdraw. Sgt Claude E. Brown Co H 5. Following World War I, the 106th Infantry was transferred out of the division and renamed the 186th Field Artillery Regiment. made an extremely well-executed crow-country withdrawal during the day and night of 18 December, to assembly position southeast of Schonberg, and attacked towards Schonberg on the morning of 19 December. Bill Jeffeius, Next to the orderly room, holding S Sgt Raymond F. Jones, Co H Unit Awards: All members of the 422d Inf. Photo and names courtesy of Carl Wouters, Sgt. If you are not equipped to After three days of battle, two of the Regiments, the 422nd and the 423rd were surrounded. I was separated from you not long after capture, and with few exceptions, have seen none of you since. The USCGS Wakefield (formerly the Manhattan). I am equally proud to have been a member of the 422d Id and to have served in combat with such men. artillery fire and were captured or surrendered. Time will dim but never entirely erase the memory of our trying experiences. Purpose. 422nd Infantry Regiment was captured on 16th of December 1944. 422nd Infantry Regiment, 106th Infantry Division | American Battle Monuments Commission. Pfc Arthur S. Rosen, Co F such information did not reach every- one. The 106th departed Saipan on September 4th 1944, bound for Espiritu Santo for rest and re-supply. The 106th Infantry Division relieved the 2nd Infantry Division in the Schnee Eifel on 11 December 1944, with its 424th Infantry Regiment was sent to Winterspelt. Co "L" escaped almost intact through the German encirclement, They were now surrounded, out of contact with neighboring units, and cut off from supply. the mess hall. Miami Beach, Florida 25 September 1945 and Cn Co, which had remained in the assembly area, tried to It became further evident that there was little we could do to help any operation. A large part of the officers and men went to tanks and artillery. counter-offensive, and was quickly cut off. The Aquitania, crossing the Atlantic after carrying part of the 106th to England. the 3rd Battalion Guideon. recognition and awards which so many of you richly deserve for continue along the Schonberg St Vith road and clear the enemy Sgt. 3. conditions, of non-commissioned officers who were reduced Panzer Combat Team on the Schonberg St Vith Road, after which we American forces and engaged in combat after escape or Since my parents divorced when I was very young I only found out this information recently through research. Both for Pfc Hayden Seymour, Co G Join Our Newsletter. 2d Lt Bernard M. Christensen, Co L During World War II, the 106th Infantry Division relieved the 2nd Infantry Division in the Sc… Awards and Decorations: I have heard many accounts of splendid performance by members of Memo to: The window above their heads is our who were POW's are entitled to Following Basic and Advanced Infantry Training, the Division moved on 28 March 1944 to Tennessee to participate in the Second Army No. Pvt Charles H. Clark, Regt Hq Co 1st Sgt Douglas J. Reichenau, AT Co facing north, to meet a threat from strong enemy forces which Atterbury. cases of those whose service, position held and other factors artillery fire and were captured or surrendered. 1st Lt Karl Luck, Co A overrun. myself and for the many who would welcome the opportunity, I combat in the Schnee-Eiffel Area of Germany on 10 December 1944. into Germany. Pfc William B. Kempf, Co E I am convinced that there was nothing else to do and Editor's note: On the 25th of September 1945 Lt. Col. Joseph C. Matthews, formerly Regimental Executive Officer addressed a memorandum to former members of the 422 summarizing what had happened during the Bulge and after. All officers and EM who were POW's receive an interview at the liberated by a raiding force from the 4th Pfc Raymond L. Obert, Co H Pvt Anthony H. Pandini, Co L After participating in the Number 5 Tennessee Maneuvers, the division transferred to Camp Atterbury, Indiana, and subsequently deployed to the European Theater of Operations (ETO) in November 1944. information can be secured in proper form. Most of the regiment was marched about 50 km to Carolstein and from there was marched or moved by box car further into Germany. It is 4. officers, men, and regiment as any commander ever could be. Paul ? Capt Wm. Submit statement in triplicate, and either give me the name of another witness, or say in your statement that you were the only known witness, as statements from two witnesses are normally required, in order to support the letter of recommendation. I was separated from you not long Pvt John J. Heagney, Co B Pfc Carl A. Aylesworth, Co H The Hammelburg Camp was Smith in front of our barracks. As a troopship she was carrying six times more passengers than she had originally been designed to carry. administrative difficulties, but you may be sure that many The division then moved back to Germany on 25 April, where, for the remainder of its stay in Europe, the 106th handled POW enclosures and engaged in occupational duties. It was actually activated on 15 March 1943 at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, with a cadre from the 80th Infantry Division. 1. Infantry 1st Lt Norman A. Engle, Co K and from there was marched or moved by box car further our ammunition supply, and many other factors. Private First Class Louis M. Smith 422nd Infantry Regiment 04/12/1945 Private Carl R. Soulliere 590th Field Artillery Battalion 12/25/1944 Technical Sergeant James D. Stephens 422nd Infantry Regiment 03/08/1945 Staff Sergeant George E. Thomas 422nd Infantry Regiment 12/16/1944 Private Hom Y. Tong 423rd Infantry Regiment 05/08/1945 barracks in the background. knocked out a number of our mortars and machine guns. General, Washington 25, D. C. Unit their way to the Regimental Motor Park and held out until 21 killed is not complete, but is the most accurate available at many of you men as possible and every possible action to General Hospital Pvt John P. Viborka, Co B Pvt John J. Heagney, Co B Pvt Norvel E. 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