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posted 6/8/2015 11:08:50 AM  Reply w/Quote
hello I am Charles L hicks great grandson and I am looking for information on him. I know he was a tank driver in the 714th tank battalion CO D as listed on this site, as well as on his dd214. My grandmother has told me he was with Patton and that he was in hell on wheels but I believe she is mistaken. I also have a map that he got after the war that shows the 12th armored divisions movements.I would like to know if there is anyone that knew him I could talk to, as well as find out what battles he was in and anything else I can learn about his time during the war. thanks chris

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Hello, Please contact the Unit Representative,
Julie McCarty: jmccarty@gvtc.com
Julie can put you in touch with men who may have known Charles Hicks.

The 12th Armored was attached to Patton's 3rd Army for about 10 ? days. The 12th ARmored
made a dash to the Rhine, leading Patton's Army. They crossed the Rhine at Worms on about March 27th. (For this period they were known as the Mystery Division).

Lastly, "Hell on Wheels" is the nick name of the 2nd Armored Division.

The nickname of the 12th Armored is "The
Hellcats."

Mike Woldenberg