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Louise Eichinger Ryan
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posted 1/15/2014 6:23:45 PM    Click here to view the profile for Louise Eichinger Ryan  Click here to email Louise Eichinger Ryan  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
My dad, Louis Raymond Eichinger was transferred to Company D, 43rd Tank battalion, and stayed in D until the end of the war

MikeWoldenberg
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posted 1/15/2014 9:52:16 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Hello, Please click on the BOOKS AND WRITTEN EXPERIENCES in the green area on the left. Then scroll down to the Unit HIstory of the 43rd Tank Battalion. Go to the chapter on
Company D. I found on page 115 or 116 that Louis Eichinger's tank was hit 3 times on April 1st (Easter
Sunday). He was lightly wounded. There
may be more references in that chapter.
At the end of the chapter, there is a
company roster. Sgt. Louis Eichinger is
on that roster.

I would like to add the following comment.
By chance, this book belonged to Lt. Charles Ippolito and his family. I had it copied for our website.



MikeWoldenberg
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posted 1/15/2014 9:57:13 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Could it be that you referred to
the book "The Unit" when you were
actually referring to the
book UNIT HISTORY OF THE 43RD TANK
BATTALION?

I will look to see whether your
father is mention as capturing
100 prisoners.



MikeWoldenberg
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posted 1/15/2014 10:14:29 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Eichinger and Brewerton discovered 150
enemy troops along the canal and the company captured them that morning. This was on
January 12th in the area of Herrlisheim.
See page 113.

Louise Eichinger Ryan
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posted 1/16/2014 4:58:01 PM    Click here to view the profile for Louise Eichinger Ryan  Click here to email Louise Eichinger Ryan  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Thank you Mike. Yes I meant Unit History, etc. when I referenced the book "the unit". The story about capturing 150 Germans was one of only a few stories dad told us about with his experiences in the war. I wish I had asked him more questions - but I was young and "in my own world" as most kids.