393rd IR

Frank Liddell

Ssgt Frank Liddell B Co. 393rd Infantry Regiment Frank was born on the 28th of¬†December 1919, in rural Duluth, a small town in Gwinnett County, Georgia. He was the fourth of eight children, and grew up during the Great Depression on a farm, which had been in the family since 1820. During the Depression, while…

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Robert J. Elsaesser

Pfc Robert J. Elsaesser, 99th Infantry Division, K Co., 393rd Infantry Regiment Robert J Elsaesser was born 1924 in Paterson, NJ, and the youngest of six children. His Parents were German immigrants from Stuttgart, Germany. Robbert went to Central High in Paterson and right after he graduated he was drafted and left for bootcamp, he…

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George A. Weeks

393rd Inf Reg B Company, 99th Infantry Division (Oct. 7, 1918 – Oct. 7, 2011) George Anthony Weeks, born Oct. 7, 1918, in Weeks Mills, the son of Edward T. and Sadie (Kenney) Weeks. George graduated from the Weeks Mills one-room school and then from Erskine Academy in 1937, right after graduation George worked a…

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Samuel Notkin

The GI from Sandymount This is the story from Samuel Notkin, A Co. 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th Infantry Division. We received this story from Yseult Thornley from Dublin, Ireland who had the pleasure of getting to know Samuel or “Sam” since he was living also in Ireland. It was the spring of 2009 when I…

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James G. Ellis

Pfc James G Ellis, 393rd Infantry Regiment of the 99th Infantry Division. James son of Mr Paul B Ellis Sr and the late Jean Kennerly Ellis got killed during the first days of the Battle of the Bulge, December 17. He came from Greenwood South Carolina and had three brothers, two of which also served…

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Roy E. House

Roy E. House Pfc Roy E. House, 99th Infantry Division, B Co., 393rd Infantry Regiment Many years ago while searching the 99th Infantry Division area for traces from the fierce battle that took place during the last big offensive of the German army, a shoe was found in a small dugout. The shoe still very…

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