394th IR

John H. Long

T/5 John H. Long, I Co. 394th Infantry Regiment Written by Jennifer Holikhttp://wwiiresearchandwritingcenter.com Photo source: All photos courtesy Jack Long. Map source: 99th Infantry Division Unit Records, National Archives, College Park, MD. John Harris Long was born on 18 September 1918 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the son of Walter and Kezia Long. He married Helen Butler…

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They made their flag!

(Lt. Sam Lombardo, platoon leader, I Co. 394th, last man on the right.) This flag was made, east of the Rhine river at Remagen. Men “liberated a sewing machine” and used a white german surrender flag and a pillow case. The flag was finished the night before 2nd platoon of Co. I crossed the Danube…

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James L. Huntley

James L. Huntley C Company, 394th IR Born James Lowell Huntley on 30 June 1925 in Bessemer Michigan. His childhood was spent during the Great Depression in Bessemer MI, enjoying the outdoors with his .22 rifle and helping around the farm with the animals. His mother and father barely scraped by to feed the family…

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Ralph R. Appleby

Entered the Service from: California Died in action: 16-Mar-45 Buried at: Plot F Row 11 Grave 49 Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery Awards: Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster Ralph was older by ten to 12 years than most of his buddies, they called him “the old man”. A tall, husky, Canadian farm boy, who served, naturally,…

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Cecil R. Palmer

(The Following is the story as recorded by Cecil R. Palmer in December 2005. – Source: K. Palmer) My name is Cecil R. Palmer, and I am a veteran of WWII. I served with the 99th Infantry Division, 394th Infantry Regiment, Company F, of the United States Army, serving from December 3, 1942 until November…

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