Heldreth, Walter, Pvt

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Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1943-1945, 745, 3rd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division
Service Years
1942 - 1945


Three Overseas Service Bars

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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
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Last Address
West Milford

Date of Passing
Feb 01, 1998
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Honorably Discharged WW II

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   1943-1945, 745, HHC, 2nd Battalion, 325th Glider Infantry

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 HHC, 2nd Battalion, 325th Glider Infantry Details

HHC, 2nd Battalion, 325th Glider Infantry
Infantry Unit
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2nd Battalion, 325th Glider Infantry
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Last Updated: Mar 20, 2020
Memories For This Unit

Best Friends
Father said that you wanted no buddies because it hurt to much when they were killed or seriously wounded.

Best Moment
End of War


Worst Moment
Wounded by German 88mm shrapnel on June 20, 1944 in Germany.
Confronting German tank at point blank range in a jeep when turning a corner. Tank turret was pointing in opposite direction allowing my father to escape.

Chain of Command
Colonel Harry Lewis, Regimental Commander
Captain Dick Gibson, B Company Commander (Carried CPT Gibson from battlefield when CPT was wounded)
BG James Gavin chewed my father out for not having his helmet on after dropping CPT Gibson at the aid station. Helmet lost while carrying the captain to safety


Other Memories
Surviving a glider landing in Europe in which most of the people on board the glider were killed on impact.

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4 Members Also There at Same Time

Plebanek, Frank Anthony, PFC, (1943-1948) Private First Class
E Company

Plebanek, Frank Anthony, PFC, (1943-1948) IN 745 Private First Class
Closen, Francis Edward, PFC, (1940-1944) IN 607 Private First Class
Plebanek, Frank Anthony, PFC, (1943-1948) Private First Class
G Company

Spiker, Delmont Mathias, Sgt, (1942-1944) IN 745 Sergeant
Kearns, William Lee, PFC, (1942-1944) IN 745 Private First Class

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