Adkins, Alfred – 4th Armored Division

Born on December 23, 1924, Millard, Kentucky, USA.

Army Serial Number: 35772244.

With special thanks to George Adkins for the photos and information.


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Alfred was a gunner in a Sherman tank crew of B Company, 8th Tank Battalion, 4th Armored Division (Joined on December 1, 1944). On December 23, 1944, B Company moved down the only road into Chaumont. After a heavy firefight with the German paratroopers supported by assault guns, B Company was forced to pull back taking serious losses. On December 25, 1944, another assault was launched and this time Chaumont was taken.