Jesse Gerald Taylor

​259th Infantry, Company C

Shared by his son Chip Taylor

"I recently discovered some paperwork on my grandad's military history which led me to start researching everything I could find from his division, the 65th. So, of course, I was really excited to find this page. My grandad, Carl F. Walker, was a 2nd lieutenant (and at some point 1st lt) in company A of the 259th infantry. He's listed as platoon commander/infantry unit commander. He went to ocs at ft Benning until Sept 1944. He received a purple heart for the battle near saaurlautern because of a mine explosion March 18, 1945 (they had to amputate a lge). I know he received 2 bronze stars but not sure for what. We have the purple heart but not the bronze stars. He met my grandma at the hospital in Atlanta after he was shipped back. He died in 1993." 

   Morton Snow

259th, Company L

Shared by his son Gary Snow

   William J Roberts Jr

261st Infantry, HQ Company

Shared by his son Jon Roberts

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   Stanley W Hojnacki

​260th, Company C

Shared by his son Ken Hojnacki


Group picture notes:

"My father with some of his buddies, presumably also from Co C 260th. Not sure where it was taken. My father is in the middle of the second row; the man second from left in last row is Lyman Johnson, a MSgt, I believe."


​Linz, Austria picture notes:

"Here is Dad in Linz, Austria with captured boats on the Danube. An iron cross pennant from one has been donated to the museum at Camp Shelby."

   Jesse Gerald Taylor

​259th Infantry, Company C

Shared by his son Chip Taylor

"He was severely wounded just days before the war ended and spent months in the hospital, eventually discharged (medical" at Camp Atterbury, Indiana in September 1945."

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