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.

Sam Notkin

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

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Guerdon H. Nelson

Guerdon H. Nelson was in the field artillery ROTC at Harvard University when WW II started and subsequently went to basic training for

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Harold Rutz

Sgt Harold Rutz, 395th Infantry Regiment, M Company. Harold was wounded on Dec 16, 1944. He lost both of his

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