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Schneider, 2nd Lt. Henry Jr.

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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 
– outstanding courage and leadership 
Serial Number: O&2006500 
Training: 
– Unknown 
Unit: 712th Tank Battalion, 3rd Army 
– brother also served in the 3rd Army 
Overseas Duty: 
– left United States – March 1944 
– landed in France – 27 June 1944 
– Omaha Beach 
Attached to: 
– 82nd Airborne 
– 8th Infantry Division 
– 90th Infantry Division 
– fought with this division for the remainder of the 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 a German sniper 
Memorial Service: 
– Saint John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church – Bellwood, Illinois 
– 6 May 1945 
Buried: 
– Lorraine American Cemetery, St. Avold, France 
– Plot: E Row: 10 Grave: 26 
Medals: 
– Purple Heart 
– Bronze Star 

 

 

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