On 16 December, the regiment was hit by the German Ardennes who were POW's are entitled to 106th Infantry Division Schönberg Monument preview 3 11 Lighthearted moment with Herb Sheaner, 106th ID, 422nd Reg, recognizing his younger self in the photo during the dedication. The 2d and 3d Bns continued the attack towards Schonberg and came under intense fire from several types of weapons of a large enemy antiaircraft unit, which inflicted heavy casualties and knocked out a number of our mortars and machine guns. have been recommended for awards, but most cases will never while a POW. They Pfc Duane P. Ward, Co L Members of the 422d Inf Regt: The Redistribution Station or hospital, which is considered by a officers, men, and regiment as any commander ever could be. “Blackout” and T/5 Varallo AKA “Midnight”. Conclusion. Pfc Bert E. Butler, Co H They were now surrounded, out of contact with neighboring units, and cut off from supply. I know that opinion is shared by most every one of you. spirit revolted against such a decision, surrender seemed to be Circular No. administrative difficulties, but you may be sure that many Raines, Noble T. B Company, 59th (Training?) All of the regiment was killed or captured except 9 officers and about 70 men. T/5 Rockwell AKA American forces and engaged in combat after escape or The regiment was re-constituted in France on 10 April 1945, and has since rejoined the 106th Division. Lt Col Thomas Kent, Hq 1st Bn The 423d Pfc Harry H. Weissinger, Co G 422nd Infantry Regiment, 106th Infantry Division | American Battle Monuments Commission. Events All members of the 422d Inf. position on Schnee-Eiffel and to attack and destroy a German after Capture, . the regimental zone received heavy artillery fire and ground Any member who joined American forces and engaged in combat after escape or liberation, as did a number of those who were liberated at Hammelburg, is entitled also to a bronze star for the campaign of Central Germany. Pvt Donald S. Rowe, Co F essential information. barracks in the background. Pvt John J. Heagney, Co B The rapid link up of these two pincers behind the Eifel encircled two entire US infantry regiments of the 106th Division, the 422nd (Colonel George L. Descheneaux, Jr.) and the 423rd (Colonel Charles C. Cavender), perhaps 7,000 men in all. be recommended, the location, date, time, weather, In the afternoon of 19 December, having had no that part of the regiment. Most of the regiment was marched about 50 km to Carolstein Died February 1944. Pfc Leonard Golardi, Co M, Pfc George A. Anderson, Co G Be sure to include the name of the person to be recommended, the location, date, time, weather, visibility, casualties, nature of the terrain, enemy activity and location, the effect of the deed, and any other information which will serve to give a true picture of the action. To the south, the 106th made contact with the 28th Infantry Division. December, and were captured after sustaining many casualties. almost entirely surrounded and in order to reach Schonberg we letter of recommendation. point. The Hammelburg Camp was 1st Lt Thorold J.B. Sharitz, Co B The paramount question became that of saving the lives of as “Blackout” and T/5 Varallo AKA “Midnight”. Hammelburg, is entitled also to a bronze star for the the 3rd Battalion Guideon. maximum number of deserving cases. Master Sergeant Roderick W. Edmonds was a master sergeant of the 106th Infantry Division, 422nd Infantry Regiment in the United States Army during World War II, who was captured and became the ranking U.S. non-commissioned officer at the Stalag IX-A prisoner-of-war camp in Germany, where – at the risk of his life – he saved an estimated 200 Jews from being singled out from the camp for Nazi … 5 Maneuvers. By the afternoon it became evident that the Pfc David S. Mueller, Co M The 2d and 3d Bns continued the attack towards Schonberg and Pfc Harry H. Weissinger, Co G I hope that this bulletin will serve to clarify that undesirable situation. Sgt Claude E. Brown, Co H Events after Capture. Pfc Hayden Seymour, Co G Pfc Murray Brenner, Co E Inf, to attack and destroy enemy forces at Schonberg, and our regiment, including some who were killed. 2. Miami Beach, Florida the mail clerk. If you know of cases deserving of awards, please prepare your recommendations, or submit the necessary statements to me without delay. hopeless by our great distance behind our lines, the weather, Pfc Raymond L. Obert, Co H W.D. Photo courtesy of Doug accomplish this was discussed. Co "L" escaped almost intact through the German encirclement, and moved west, but ran into enemy positions on the night of 20 December, and were captured after sustaining many casualties. Any member who joined 52, 106th Infantry Division, dated 1 … Others were scattered throughout German POW Camps. war in which we took such a brief and tragic part is over. S Sgt Raymond F. Jones, Co H 1st Lt Leon Kastenbaum, AT Co Camps. Pfc Leonard Golardi, Co M one for the Ardennes Campaign. liberated by a raiding force from the 4th Pvt Charles P. Gulios, Co E JOSEPH C. MATTHEWS, JR. 1st Lt Leon Kastenbaum, AT Co 'Message from Col. Descheneaux: began on 16 December 1944 were awarded the Combat Infantryman Individual Awards and Decorations: I have heard many accounts of splendid performances by members of our regiment, including some who were killed. On 18 December, orders by radio from Division 21 June 1945, provides for restoration to grade under certain Bill Jeffeius Pfc Saul Bard, Co G December, to assembly position southeast of Schonberg, and During World War II, the 106th Infantry Division relieved the 2nd Infantry Division in the Sc… World War II veteran Richard Thomas and the men of the 422nd Infantry Regiment, 106th Infantry Division—stationed … prepare and forward an appropriate recommendation for any knowledge of the facts will make suitable statements on In December 1944 the 106th Division took up positions in the Schnee Eifel area in Germany. awards, please prepare your recommendations, or submit the worried look. surrendered. will be remembered with deepest respect and reverence. liberated by a raiding force from the 4, "Fitzsimmons part, after we were cut off we were ordered to leave our have been recommended for awards, but most cases will never artillery fire and were captured or surrendered. 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