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702nd Tank Battalion “Red Devils”

Rolling On

 

The 702nd Tank Battalion was activated February 9th, 1943, at Camp Campbell, Kentucky at Cadre Strength.  The unit entered the Tennessee Maneuvers on November 16th 1943.  It arrived at Camp Phillips, Kansas on January 19th, 1944 and trained with the 79th  Infantry Division.  The Battalion departed Camp Shanks, N.Y. and arrived in Liverpool, England on April 30th, 1944.  It landed over Utah Beach on August 6th, 1944.  The unit was assigned to the 80th Infantry Division, Third Army and assisted in closing the Falaise Gap as it’s first action.  It was awarded four Battle Campaigns and ended the war in Austria.  Inactivation took place on September 19th, 1945.  Unofficial casualties were 341, of these 68 were Killed In Action, 255 Wounded and 18 Missing.

 

Thirty-eight of our comrades remain buried in or near the ground upon which they gave their last measure of devotion to their God and country.  They are as follows:

 

 

Name

Rank

Cemetery

Grave Location

Jones, Uriel

Pvt

Brittany

B-15-14

Fletcher, Merle R.

Cpl

Brittany

Wall Of The Missing

Teel, Chester E.

PFC

Brittany

Wall Of The Missing

Hansen, Wilford F.

1 Lt

Epinal

B-28-44

Kochie, George M., Jr.

T/5

Epinal

B-3-68

Ault, Harold H.

T/Sgt

Lorraine

C-23-88

Brisson, Raymond J.

PFC

Lorraine

A-19-57

Carpenter, Earl H.

PFC

Lorraine

E-4-17

Cormier, Emery J.

Sgt

Lorraine

K-38-21

Estes, Robert D.

T/4

Lorraine

J-44-30

Ford, Francis P.

Capt

Lorraine

C-17-78

Hackney, Milton

Pvt

Lorraine

C-23-90

Loughead, Bernard

T/5

Lorraine

C-15-52

McGuffin, Virgil W.

Pvt

Lorraine

B-23-47

McKinney, Joseph D.

PFC

Lorraine

J-20-27

Miller, Roy W.

Cpl

Lorraine

C-22-39

Murphy, Joseph F.

Sgt

Lorraine

C-16-50

Palmer, Francis A.

PFC

Lorraine

C-22-68

Smith, Albert L.

S/Sgt

Lorraine

F-12-41

Stanley, George L.

PFC

Lorraine

C-28-81

Sullivan, Ralph W.

T/5

Lorraine

C-13-51

Tomashunas, Frank M.

Cpl

Lorraine

C-16-99

Crompton, Warren J.

PFC

Luxembourg

H-13-59

Dineen, Joseph P.

PFC

Luxembourg

C-4-3

Friel, Maurice E.

2 Lt

Luxembourg

C-6-23

Hamilton, Raymond C., Jr.

Cpl

Luxembourg

H-8-66

McCall, Andrew A.

T/5

Luxembourg

B-3-49

Prahar, Michael P.

Cpl

Luxembourg

B-5-41

Sanders, Henry A.

T/4

Luxembourg

B-10-19

Steffey, Wayne W.

PFC

Luxembourg

E-4-57

Gross, William H.

Pvt

Luxembourg

Wall Of The Missing

Hale, Andrew J.

Pvt

Luxembourg

Wall Of The Missing

Karmazin, George J.

PFC

Luxembourg

Wall Of The Missing

Lucas, Joseph F.

T/5

Luxembourg

Wall Of The Missing

McConnell, Christopher L., Jr.

T/4

Luxembourg

Wall Of The Missing

Clark, William, E.

2 Lt

Normandy

Wall Of The Missing

Grunert, Theodore, Jr.

PFC

Normandy

Wall Of The Missing

Krause, Joseph, D.

T/5

Normandy

Wall Of The Missing

 

 

 

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