In Memory of My Uncle William T. Rettammel: World War II Service – European Theater


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:

  1. American Defense Service Ribbon,
  2. European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon w/1 Silver Battle Star,
  3. 6 Overseas Service Bars,
  4. 1 Service Stripe,
  5. Good Conduct Medal GO 61 Hq 1612 SCU 1945 Ft. Sheridan IL.
William T Rettammel – early 1945 Germany.
William T. Rettammel, 3rd from left – with follow soldiers in Germany, early 1945.
Left photo – William T. Rettammel in Germany 1945. Right photo – William T. Rettammel (left) with Army buddy in 1945.
William T. Rettammel – Left photo – second from right in Germany early 1945. Photo Right – William T. Rettammel, MP with German soldier prisoners in Germany early 1945.
In Memory of My Uncle William T. Rettammel: World War II Service – European Theater

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