Pfc. Roy M. Reynolds     

 

Mil# 35745761

Enlisted: 17 December 1942, Clarksburg,WV

 C. Company 643rd TD BN.

 

 

 

 

 

Born: 29 August 1913    Place: Parkersburg, WV

Died: 3 March 1945   Place:  Kapellen/Hemmerden Germany

 

Date of Temporary Burial:     at: American Military Cemetery Margraten

Location: Plot: T. Row: 10. Grave: 244.

Date of final Burial:     at: American Military Cemetery Margraten

Location: Plot: C. Row: 9. Grave 6.

 

Wife: Myrle L. Reynolds (Masters)   Married:  30 April 1938

Daughter: Carolyn Mea

Last known address: 717 Race St. Parkersburg, WV

 

Father: Thomas Reynolds   Mother: Mary Reynolds (Alton)

Brothers: Lester and Donald

 

 

Awards

 

Silver Star   -    Purple Heart

                      

              

 

 

 

2 March 1945

2nd platoon of C-Company was ambushed near Kapellen/Hemmerden, Germany.

Losing most of their equipment and 38 men killed, wounded or missing. Roy was killed in Action.

 

Several Soldiers of C-Comp 643rd TD BN  took shelter in the factory to the left of the burning vehicles in the picture. There were also German civilians and

soldiers in the basement of the factory. The C-Company medics had some medical supplies that they shared with the Germans and our men were sure the Germans

would have killed them if they hadn't shared the medicine with the Germans. There was a very near neighboring village called Hemmerden and the Battalion

history says the action took place at kapellen.   

 

 

 

Roy's Grave Marker

on

AMC The Netherlands, Margraten  

 

 

 

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