Brooks, Frank W. – 705th Tank Destroyer Bn

Born on August 1, 1921 in West Virginia, USA.

Passed away on October 5, 2008, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA.


Married to Delaine Brooks.

Frank was a 1st Sergeant in C Company and was later promoted (battlefield commission) to 1st Lieutenant in B Company after the Ardennes Offensive. 

After WWII, he would remain in the Army and served in Korea. 

He would leave the Army as a Major.

The 705th Tank Destroyer Battalion was rushed to the Ardennes when the German offensive started. They ended up being surrounded with the 101st Airborne and other (parts of) units in Bastogne where they provided valuable armor/mobile artillery support.

On July 3, 1945, Major General Maxwell D. Taylor, Commander of the 101st Airborne Division and Major General Holmes L. Dager, Commander of the 11th Armored Division, awarded the 705th Tank Destroyer Battalion, the Presidential Unit Citation.

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