Odle, Alfred E. – 4th Armored Division

Born on July 21, 1924, Frisco, Collin County, Texas, USA.

Passed away on May 1, 1982, Harris County, Texas, USA.

Army Serial Number: 38539635.

Private Alfred Odle was a member of 8th Tank Battalion, 4th Armored Division. He enlisted in Houston, Texas, on June 10, 1943.

In the night of December 21/22, 1944, near Hotte, Belgium, Alfred’s munitions truck, with the leading elements of 8th Tank Battalion (part of Combat Command B) came under German artillery fire. Thanks to his action, the truck and others were saved from destruction, but Alfred got wounded in the process (see document).