Tec4. Ferd E. White      

 

Mil# 31319798

Enlisted: 24 February 1943, Portland, ME

 3rd Platoon, B. Company 643rd TD BN.

 

 

 

 

Info/Pictures received from; Ferd White, Jr. (Son)

 

 

 

Born: 2 June 1924    Place:  Cape Elizabeth, ME

Died:  27 June 2017      Place:  Meriden, CT 

Burielplace:  Riverside Cemetery, Cape Elizabeth, ME

 

Wife: Joyce E. White (Getchell)    Married: 15 October 1949

Children: Albert, Ferd Jr., Sherri and Roberta

 

Father: Perley A. White   Mother: Edith E. White (Brown)

Siblings: Donald, Maurice, Merle and Ruth

 

 

Awards

 

Good Conduct Medal - American Defence Service Medal - WWII Victory Medal

 

                                                                                        

 

 European African Middle Eastern Service Medal

   3 Battle Stars"Ardennes-Rhineland-Central Europe"

                                         

 

 

 

 

Article from Ferd White Jr. on 643rd TD Facebook page,

WALLINGFORD, CT - Ferd Eugene White Sr., 93, (not Fern or Fred), but Whitey to his friends from LANE Construction Corp. of Cheshire, CT, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at Midstate Medical Center in Meriden, CT. Born June 2, 1924 ,to the late Perley and Edith (Brown) White, he is survived by his wife of 68 years, Joyce Elaine (Getchell) of Caribou, ME. 
Ferd enlisted in the U.S. Army during WWII on February 24, 1943. He was a member of the 643rd Tank Destroyer Battalion in the initial invasion at the Battle of the Bulge, in Sherbourne, France. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, the American Service Medal, and the European - African - Middle Eastern Campaign Medal for his service. One of his great disappointments was to be discharged from the military service as infantry, instead of being discharged under the 643rd Tank Destroyer Battalion.
 

 

Ferd in front of M18 Hellcat (B33)

 

 

Ferd at his guard post. He would be on guard duty here and this little German boy would come down every time and talk with him. The only problem, Dad didn't speak German, and the little fella didn't speak English

 

 

Army Buddies, from left to right; George Rickard, Ferd White, Jack Meyer, Narduzzo Mele, and Carl Shipman.

 

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