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Mary Francis
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From: Centerfield UT USA
Registered: 11/20/2012
posted 11/20/2012 7:26:28 PM    Click here to view the profile for Mary Francis  Click here to email Mary Francis  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
I am looking for info in the 66th Armored Infantry Battalion, US Army.

My Grandfather Dean McInelly served in this Battalion. It says he received a Bronze medal for his actions, I have never heard about it.
Also are there any pictures and info on their Missions?

THanks

Mary Francis

MikeWoldenberg
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From: University at Buffalo (NY)
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posted 11/23/2012 10:04:01 AM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Hello Mary Francis, I have looked in several Rosters and
can not find Dean McInelly in the 66th Armored Infantry
Battalion. These Rosters are incomplete, so the next step
is to ask the Unit Representative to the Hellcat News to
place an announcement in the newsletter. Contact
George O'Bryan, 618 282 6079. His email is
geoo@htc.net.

I am pretty sure that Dean McInelly was not in Company C.
There is a comprehensive book about Company C by
Emery: C-66. It does not mention your grandfather. You might listen to some Oral History
Videos on this website. Click on the column for Battalion.
This sorts all of the 66th together.
Consult the Hellcat News Archive. My computer software is outdated and I am unable do this for you.
If I find out anything more, I will contact you.

Mike Woldenberg

MikeWoldenberg
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posted 11/23/2012 10:17:29 AM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Mary Francis, Also check the left side of this page:
DEATH OF AN AMERICAN COMBAT COMMAND.

This will tell you about a key battle at Herrlisheim.

Also, you might go to the National Archives in College
Park, Maryland. Get some help to look up the 66th
of the 12th Armored Division. There you will find rosters and lists of all sorts, containing names. Some of these will be General Orders. These contain the names and citations for medal winners.

Mike


harry dhans
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posted 1/5/2013 11:30:24 PM    Click here to view the profile for harry dhans  Click here to email harry dhans  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
where did you get the information from that he was in the 66th? any other info available. Did it say Infantry? So far I can't find him listed either. maybe a few more clues would help. Harry, 12th Armored Museum

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posted 8/10/2014 11:23:54 PM  Reply w/Quote
I got it from his Application from his Headstone Application, It says PFC 66 Armored Infantry B. WW2 BSM D. I assume its company D (?)
Mary Francis

Bob Scherer
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posted 2/23/2015 10:17:20 PM    Click here to view the profile for Bob Scherer  Click here to email Bob Scherer  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Mary Francis,
The VA headstone would not indicate his company. The B. and D. would mark the year he was born and the year he died. The "BSM" shows, as you said, that he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal. I know it's been a while since your first post. Have you had any success in your search? You can contact me at rwscherer@verizon.net if you would like more help. Good luck!
Bob Scherer