Holtz, PFC Robert M.

Holtz

PFC Robert Martin Holtz 
Born: 3 February 1926 – Oak Park, Illinois 
Parents: August & Ella Holtz 
Siblings: 1 brother, 1 sister 
Home: 
– 1803 South Fourth Avenue – Maywood, Illinois 
Education: 
– Garfield Grade School 
– Proviso Township High School 
– Graduating Class: 1943 
Occupation: Western Electric Company – apprentice – tool & die maker
Selective Service Registration: 3 February 1944
Contact Person: Ella Holtz – mother
Enlisted: 
– 5 April 1944 
– U.S. Army Air Corps – transferred to the infantry 
Serial Number: 36963879 
Training: 
– Sheppard Field, Texas 
– Camp Howze, Texas 
Unit: 409th Infantry Regiment, 103rd Infantry Division, 7th U. S. Army 
Overseas: 11 September 1944
Arrived: 20 October 1944 – Marseilles, France
– 8 November 1944 – arrived at Docelles, France
– relieved the 3rd Infantry Division
Engagements:
– 9 November 1944 – attacked St. Die
– 16 November 1944 – drove through heavy fire to take St. Die
– 23 November 1944 – captured Diefenbach, Germany
– 4 December 1944 – captured Selestat, France
– 15 December 1944 – German offensive never materialized in the area he was in
– Battle of the Rhineland 
-14 January 1945 – held positions along Sauer River
– 15 March 1945 – attacked Ziegfried Line
Killed in Action: 
– 21 March 1945 
– Rhineland, Germany 
Buried: Lorraine American Cemetery – St. Avold, Lorraine, France 
– Plot: A Row: 27 Grave: 28 
Medals: Purple Heart 

 

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