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2nd Lt. Henry Schneider Jr.


Born: 25 November 1919 - Maywood, Illinois

Parents: Henry Schneider Sr. & Sophie Schander-Schneider

Siblings: 3 sisters, 2 brothers

Home:

    - 317 South Twenty-Fifth Avenue - Bellwood, Illinois

Education:

    - St. John Lutheran School

    - Proviso Township High School

        - Class of 1937

            - left after two years

Inducted:

    - U.S. Army

         - 17 February 1941

            - entered as an enlisted man

            - rose in rank to Staff Sergeant

            - battlefield commission

Serial Number: O&2006500

Training: 

    - Unknown

Unit: 712th Tank Battalion, 2nd Armor Division

Overseas Duty:

    - landed in France - 27 June 1944

        - Omaha Beach

Attached to:

    - 82nd Airborne

    - 8th Infantry Division

    - 90th Infantry Division

        - fought with this division for remainder of war

Engagements:

    - Battle of Le Mans, France - 28 June 1944

    - Close of Falaise Pocket, France - August 1944

    - Tank battle near Landres, France - 8 September 1944

    - Battle of Maizi-res-les-Metz, France - October 1944

    - Metz Offensive, Germany - November 1944

    - Battle of the Bulge - Deployed to Rippweiler, Luxembourg - 7 January 1945

    - elimination of German units west of Rhine River - March 1945

Killed in Action:

    - 20 March 1945

        - hit by fire from German sniper

Buried:

    - Lorraine American Cemetery, St. Avold, France

        - Plot: E  Row: 10  Grave:  26

Medals:

    - Purple Heart

    - Bronze Star




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