European Theater with 5th Division, Company “M” 411th Infantry
William T. Rettammel, MP
Private 1 st Class:
Joined – Enlisted in U.S. Army-May 16, 1941
In U.S. Service for 7 Months and 8days (trained in Fort Custer Michigan)
Inactive Status ERC November 24, 1941 to January 21, 1942
Date of Recall: January 22, 1942 at Fort Sheridan, IL.
Service Outside of U.S. and return dates:
Date of Departure: April 7, 1942 to Europe Theater, arrived on April 18, 1942
Departed Europe: September 1, 1945 and arrived in U.S. on September 11, 1945
Military Occupation and Specialty Number: Rifleman 745
Military Qualification(s): Exp. Infantry Badge and Combat Infantry Badge
Battles and Campaigns: Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe
Decorations and citations:
- American Defense Service Ribbon,
- European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon w/1 Silver Battle Star,
- 6 Overseas Service Bars,
- 1 Service Stripe,
- Good Conduct Medal GO 61 Hq 1612 SCU 1945 Ft. Sheridan IL.
One thought on “In Memory of My Uncle William T. Rettammel: World War II Service – European Theater”
Bob — Thanks for posting this recently. It’s a great tribute to your uncle, another member of the greatest, the WWII, generation!