Brasher, Joe Lawrence, T/4

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Technician Fourth Grade
Last Service Branch
Armor
Last Primary MOS
735-Full-Track Driver
Last MOS Group
Transportation Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1944-1945, 735, 3rd Armored Division/Combat Command "A"
Service Years
1942 - 1946
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate

Technician Fourth Grade


One Service Stripe



Three Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Arkansas
Arkansas
Year of Birth
1916
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Copperas Cove, TX
Last Address
Strong, AR

Date of Passing
Nov 18, 1996
 
Location of Interment
Killeen Memorial Park - Killeen, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Honorably Discharged WW II 3rd Armored Division


 Unofficial Badges 

Armor Shoulder Cord Cold War Medal Louisiana Veterans Honor Medal




 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Retired.  Worked as the Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds for Louisiana State University - Shreveport, LA for many years.
   
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Northern France Campaign (1944)/Operation Luttich
Start Year
1944
End Year
1944

Description
Operation Lüttich was a codename given to a German counterattack during the Battle of Normandy, which took place around the American positions near Mortain from 7 August to 13 August 1944. (Lüttich is the German name for the city of Liège in Belgium, where the Germans had won a victory in the early days of August 1914 during World War I.) The offensive is also referred to in American and British histories of the Battle of Normandy as the Mortain counter-offensive.

The assault was ordered by Adolf Hitler, to eliminate the gains made by the First United States Army during Operation Cobra and the subsequent weeks, and by reaching the coast in the region of Avranches at the base of the Cotentin peninsula, cut off the units of the Third United States Army which had advanced into Brittany.

The main German striking force was the XLVII Panzer Corps, with one and a half SS Panzer Divisions and two Wehrmacht Panzer Divisions. Although they made initial gains against the defending U.S. VII Corps, they were soon halted and Allied aircraft inflicted severe losses on the attacking troops, eventually destroying nearly half of the German tanks involved in the attack. Although fighting continued around Mortain for six days, the American forces had regained the initiative within a day of the opening of the German attack.

As the German commanders on the spot had warned Hitler in vain, there was little chance of the attack succeeding, and the concentration of their armoured reserves at the western end of the front in Normandy soon led to disaster, as they were outflanked to their south and the front to their east collapsed, resulting in many of the German troops in Normandy being trapped in the Falaise Pocket.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1944
To Year
1944
 
Last Updated:
Nov 25, 2009
   
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