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Battle Between the Jagst and Kocher Rivers

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Battle Between the Jagst and Kocher Rivers, 4-12 April 1945

Recommendation for the Award of the Presidential Unit Citation to the 2nd Bn., 253rd Inf. Regt., 63rd Inf. Division
  • Ray Merriam, Editor
    • Merriam Press World War 2 History Series
    • Sixth Edition 2012
    • 154 6x9-inch pages
Complete collection of documents submitted for recommendation of award to this unit for their action in this critical area northeast of Heilbronn, Germany.

Two Medals of Honor were awarded for this battle.

Includes narrative of the battle, daily G-3, S-3 and S-2 reports, statements by three non-coms, and complete rosters.

Note: The unit was finally awarded the PUC in 2000—talk about slow!

  • Introduction
  • Battalion Commanding Officer's Recommendation
  • Seventh Army Commanding General's Recommendation
  • Narrative of Battle Between Jagst and Kocher Rivers
  • G-3 Reports
  • S-3 Reports
  • S-2 Reports
  • Statements
    • Statement of Sgt. Elvin J. Franklin, Co. G, 253rd Infantry
    • Statement of S/Sgt. Alfred Sueflow, Co. E, 253rd Infantry
    • Statement of T/Sgt. Richard E. Woodhams, Co. F, 253rd Infantry
  • Appendices
    • Rosters
      • Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 253rd Infantry Regiment
      • Company E, 253rd Infantry Regiment
      • Company F, 253rd Infantry Regiment
      • Company G, 253rd Infantry Regiment
      • Company H, 253rd Infantry Regiment
      • Headquarters Company, 253rd Infantry Regiment
    • Transfers and Assignments
    • Medals of Honor Awards

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