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Conflict Period:
World War II 1
Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Private First Class 1
Birth:
1925 2
New York 2
Death:
30 Nov 1944 1
Near Metz France 1
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Person:
Irving Reich 2
Level of Education: 4 years of high school 2
Marital Status: Single, without dependents 2
Birth:
1925 2
New York 2
Death:
30 Nov 1944 1
Near Metz France 1
Cause: Killed in Action 1
Residence:
Place: Nassau County, New York 2
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World War II 1

Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Private First Class 1

World War II 2

Branch:
Army 2
Rank:
Private First Class 1
Enlistment Date:
15 Jul 1943 2
Army Branch:
No branch assignment 2
Army Component:
Selectees (Enlisted Men) 2
Army Serial Number:
32985021 2
Enlistment Place:
New York City New York 2
Enlistment Term:
Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law 2
Source of Army Personnel:
Civil Life 2
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Race or Ethnicity:
White 2
Source Information:
Box Number: 0593 2
Film Reel Number: 2.257 2

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Here's all the information I've been able to compile on his service: Assigned ASTP, BTC, TIS 5th Training Regiment, Second Company Issues glasses 8-28-1943 Fort Benning Georgia, Basic Training, August, 1943 Received orders to leave Fort Benning for Haverford on 11-16-1943 Completed Army Specialized Training Program (ASTP) in Basic Engineering at Haverford College, Haverford, PA 3-4-1944 Discharged from Haverford College ASTP curriculum, 3-8-1944 Assigned 95th Infantry Division, 378th Regiment, 1st Infantry Battalion, Company B – Rifle Company 7-4-1944, aka The Victory Division Training locations: Fort Benning Georgia (2nd Company, 5th Regiment, ASTP) Indiantown Gap Military Reservation, Pennsylvania (part of 95th) On training maneuvers in West Virginia, May 2-19, 1944 Travelled to Boston and boarded the USS Mariposa on 08-06-1944 and docked at Liverpool England on 08-14-1944 and housed around Winchester England Division boarded transports in Southampton to cross the channel Division lands in France on 9-15-1944 and bivouacked from 10-1 through 10-14 near Norriey-Le-Sec preparing to enter the combat line 95th assigned to XX Corp. Third Army under Gen. Patton, 12th Army Corp. on 10-10-1944 The Division now a part of Lt. Gen. Patton's Third Army, a part of the 20th "Ghost" Corps entered the line on 10-19 in the Moselle River bridgehead sector, east of Moselle and south of Metz. They patrolled the Seille River near Cherminot and were tasked with fighting off German army attempts to cross the river Letter to home, dated 11-21-1944, mentions he got the stationary to write on from a fort they just took some Jerries out of Combat Chronicles states that Metz was captured on 11-22-1944, pushed towards the Saar on 11-25 and entered Germany on 11-28. KIA 11-30-1944 Rank, PFC

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