Newspaper articles about 17th Armored Engineer Battalion veterans, afhabetical order:
Names F up to and including Z
TOM HARRELL ARRIVED HOME LAST FRIDAY Tom Harrell arrived home last Frl day after receiving an honorable discharge from the United States Army at the Separation Center Forst McPhearson, Georgia June 27, 1945. Tom was a Pfc with Hq. Co. 17th Armd Engr. Bn. and was inducted TTflhrnn vu OR 1fil tt . 3 seas 2 years 8 months and 1 day MO aim 1 Qd.y, leaving the States on October 19,1942, and returning June 20, 1945. Battles and campaigns engaged in were Central Europe, Fr. Morocco, France Ardennes and Rhineland. He was awarded the American Defense Ribbon, European African , Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with seven Bronze Stars and the Good Conduct Ribbon. without a scratch. He is the son of Mr. G. Harrell of Melvin. and Mrs. A. Tom was one of the few and lucky American soldiers to complete the whole European war and come out without a scratch. He is the son fo Mr and Mrs A. .G. Harrell of Melvin.
Pfc. McConnell, Hurt In Action Pfc. Richard F. McConnell, son of Mrs. Nellie McConnell, 87 Grand this city, has been wounded in action in Luxumburg. ‘ He was attached to the 17th Engineer’s Combat Battalion serving in Gen. Patton’s Third Army. Pfc, Mc Connell has been overseas since July 1944. A graduate of Long Branch high school in June 1943, he has been in the Army since Aug. of the same year. ‘
On Wednesday, July 7, 2010, our beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, Paul Wesley McGrew, passed away peacefully and with loving family in St. George, UT. Paul was born Oct. 9, 1924 to William & Jesse McGrew in Pittsburgh. Paul is survived by his wife of 63 years, Dorothy, and his four sons Paul, Michael, Edward and David. Paul was also blessed to have 11 grandchildren, Kim, Phillip, Carole, Christopher, Jonathan, Erik, Evan, Ian, Samantha, Taylor and Logan. He also has countless friends and family that are blessed to have known him during his life. We would like to honor Paul for his service to our country as a veteran of WWII. As Americans we are truly in debt to Paul and other veterans for their service and sacrifice. Thank you. Paul loved the outdoors, bowling and golf. We would all be so fortunate to have 2 holes in one in our lifetime. The competitiveness and humor provided by the McGrew Family Card Games will be cherished memories for life. Friends received Friday 5-9 PM at the Griffith Mortuary, Inc., 5636 Brownsville Rd., Broughton-Curry South Park Twp. Additional visitation Saturday from 11 AM until time of services at 1 PM at the funeral home under the direction of the McGrew family. Even though this is a time of great sadness, we all must be reminded that we will see him again. We will greatly miss you, but your memory lives on within each of us. www.griffithmortuary.net
ARRIVES IN NORTH AFRICA Mr. and Mrs. Charles Zimmerman, of Wiconisco, have received word that their son, Cpl. Charles F. Zimmerman, has arrived safely in North Africa. He is serving with the 17th Engineer’s Batalion, of the 2nd Armored Division. Cpl. Zimmerman received his training at Ft. Benning, Georgia.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Zimmerman, of Wiconisco, received word from their son, Charles, that he is now in Sicily and seeing a lot of action. He stated that it is almost over in that section and that he is enjoying good health. He took part in the African campaign and has been in service two and a half years with the crack 2nd Armored Division known as “Hell on Wheels.” He trained at Ft. Benning, Georgia. His present address is: Cpl. Charles F. Zimmerman, 33010883 Co. A, 17th Engr’s Bn., A. P. O. 252 co Postmaster New York City, N. Y.
Discharged With 32 Months Overseas Service Charles F. Zimmerman, Technician Fifth Grade, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Zimmerman, Center street, Wiconisco, was given an honorable discharge from the military service of the United States, at the Separation Center, Fort Dix, N. J ., June 29, 1945. He was inducted February 12, 1941 at Harrisburg and spent 32 months overseas. He was a member of the 17th Arm’d Engr. Bn. of the 2nd Arm’d Division which has won fame as the “Hell On Wheels Division.” Zimmerman saw service in the battles and campaigns of Algeria, French Morocca, Central Europe, Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Sicily and Tunisia. He holds the American Defense Service Medal, European, African Middle Eastern Service Medal, WArrowhead and the Good Conduct Medal.