99th Infantry Division


Battle Babies

The 99th Infantry Division, nicknamed “Battle Babies” and compromised of the 393rd, 394th, 395th Infantry Regiments and supporting units, spent approximately 151 days in combat during World War Two.

Unbeknownst to its commanding general at the time, Maj. Gen. Walter E. Lauer, the division would play a strategic role in the war and would gain the honor of having the most decorated platoon of the US army during World War Two.

After the war, the Division founded its own Association and for many years the veterans and their families got united at the many conventions that were held. Due to the dwindling attendance over the years, the decision was made to hold the final convention in 2011.

John Anthony Conner

SSgt John Anthony Conner  a member of the 324th Engineer Combat Regiment. (Source: Nephew) We are currently researching John’s experiences

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Sam Notkin

The GI from Sandymount    (Sam Notkin – 393rd Infantry Regiment, Company A)  It was the spring of 2009 when

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