Hemcher, George J. – 4th Armored Division

Born in December 18, 1918, Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA.

Army Service Number: 20325752.

With special thanks to George Hemcher Jr. for the photos and information.

George Hemcher was member of an M7 “Priest” gun crew in B Battery, 66th Armored Field Artillery Battalion (66th AFA Bn) of the 4th Armored Division. He enlisted January 12, 1941 in Wayne, Pennsylvania.

During the Ardennes Offensive, the 66th AFA Bn mainly was with Combat Command A of the 4th Armored Division and was involved in giving artillery support for its units in the battles for Martelange, Warnach, and holding the opened corridor into Bastogne.