Pfc. Andrew "Andy" M. Rymer 

Mil# 34778305

Enlisted: 7 July 1943, Camp Croft, SC

A. Company 643rd TD BN.

 

 

 

Info/Pictures received from;

Dr. John Rymer (Andy's First Cousin) and Charlie Vaughn

 

 

 

Born: 19 May 1925    Place: Charlotte, NC

Died: 13 April 1945     Place: Zerbst, Germany

Temporary Burial place: American Military Cemetery Margraten (Netherlands)

Location: Plot: EE. Row: 12. Grave: 293.

Final Burial place: American Military Cemetery Margraten (Netherlands)  

Location: Plot: L. Row: 17. Grave: 2.

 

Father: Jule S. Rymer   Mother: Lottie E. Rymer - Baughman

 

 

 

Awards

 

 Purple Heart 

 

 

        

I had on November 5th, 2013 a Skype conversation with Andy's first cousin Dr. John Rymer and his friend Charlie Vaughn. John told me a few things about Andy. His great sense of humor and that Andy was a great guy to deal with. Also about his great friendship with his two Aunts where he very fond of was. Additional they did send me Pictures/Letters and the letter that Ssgt. George Caldwell did send  to Andy's Aunt Mamie.

 

 

 

 

This book is dedicated to Andrew "Andy" Rymer the last man killed in action from A-Company, 643rd Tank Destroyer Battalion. Andy died when his M18, Hellcat was hit with a Panzerfaust rocket on Friday, April 13, 1945 at the Elbe River Crossing.

Book written by Lester King..... about the 2nd Platoon, A-Company,  643rd Tank Destroyer Battalion.

 

Andy and his two Aunts "Mamie and Jemima" in front of his parents  home.

 

 

Andy and his Parents (1944)

 

 

      

 

 

Letter written by SSgt. George H. Caldwell       to Andy's Aunt  Mamie

 

 

 

             Mia, Elly and Tiny at Andy´s grave ....                                                     Flowers at Margraten Cemetery                                                                  Tony and Mia

 

Tony and Mia where the first Adopters of Andy's grave ... These days Daughter Tiny is still caring Andy's grave

                                                            

Andy´s Temporary grave at American Military Cemetery Margraten, The Netherlands .... location: EE-22-293

 

 

 

Andy's Grave 

American Military Cemetery Margraten, The Netherlands

 

 

 

 

 

Andy's name is on the War Memorial

 Oakdale Cemetery Hendersonville, NC

 

 

Andy's remembrance stone on Oakdale Cemetery

 

 

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