George William Kidwiler
Class of 1942

7th Armor

European Africa Middle East

Good Conduct

WWII Victory

French Medal


"Lucky Seventh"
Trained with 8th Armored Div .at Camp Polk LA. - In Europe with 7th Armored Division
Awarded 4 Battle Stars

With Hall in Germany in front of tank In Germany on tank

With Jim Caniford Camp Polk LA 1944

Joined Army March 1943, trained with 8th Armored Division at Camp Polk, LA. Went overseas May 1944 and joined the 7th Armored Division. Fought from Omaha Beach across France, Belgium, Luxenburg and Holland. Lost our tank in Holland, but we knocked out a Tiger tank before losing ours. Fought in Battle of the Bulge at St. Vith. Crossed Rhine river and headed for Baltic Sea, when war ended. Won 4 battle stars. Saved the life of one of his tank crew members but was never recognized for his heroic deed. Came home October 1945 and was discharged in December 1945

Buried at St Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Petersville, MD Lot/Space 176