71st Infantry Regiment

71st Infantry Regimental crest

"If your officer's dead and the sergeants look white, Remember it's ruin to run from a fight; So take open order, lie down, and sit tight, An' wait for supports like a soldier."-Rudyard Kipling, "The Young British Soldier"

Photo Gallery

Tech/5 Lloyd E. Berry, Medic, 71st Infantry Regiment

For more info on Lloyd Berry go to Home of the Brave

Cpl. John C. Alrich, Co. A, 71st Infantry Regiment

Read John Alrich's essays - NEW YEARS 1945

2nd Battalion, HQ Co. 71st Infantry Regiment - Ft. Lewis, Washington - 1943

Pfc John Krotkosky (middle row standing, 2nd from right)

(photo courtesy of James Horvath, great-nephew of John Krotkosky)

(L-R) S/Sgt. Willard E. Bost and T/Sgt. Kenneth R. Nash - February 1944, Deritter, Louisiana.

Both men later fought in Operation Nordwind, January 1, 1945 as infantrymen in Company A, 71st Infantry Regiment, 44th Infantry Division.

(L-R) Kenneth Nash and Willard Bost today.

(Photos courtesy of Kenneth Nash's daughter Becky)

Pvt. James B. Wessinger, Company I, 71st Infantry Regiment, 44th Infantry Division. Drafted at the age of 31 from South Carolina and arrived ETO January 1945. Awarded the Bronze Star, Combat Infantryman's Badge, and campaign ribbons.

( Photo courtesy of his son Bill Wessinger)

PFC  Paul Eugene Pollock, Company M, 71st Infantry Regiment, 44th Infantry Division. KIA 24 October 1944.

(Photo courtesy of his neice Dana Mullins)


NEW PHOTO - 11/03/03 - Taken by US Army Signal Corps

"The 44th Infantry Division (Co. K 71st Infantry Regiment) goes to the rear after 144 days in combat to rest, re-train, and re-equip)

(Photo courtesy of MSG Louis A. Silazis USA ret.)


New Photo - 11/03/03 - Taken by US Army Signal Corps

American Soldiers from Co. K, 71st Infantry regiment, one sleeping and one reading await transportation to another area. The sleeper is Pfc. Walther Smith of Fairfax Oklahoma, and the Reader is Pfc. John A. LeBar of Stroudsburg Pennsylvania. - Gros Rederching France 03/16/45.

(Photo courtesy of MSG Louis A. Silazis USA Ret.)

S/Sgt. Leon Ganiel, Company L, 71st Infantry Regiment, 44th Infantry Division heading for Fort Lewis Washington to secure west coast defense plants, Lt. Crowley, Company B is looking over his right shoulder. Date - 03/23/42

(Photo courtesy of Leon Ganiel)



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