|W T Banks
106th Infantry Division
605th Antiaircraft, HQ Battery
wore the Golden Lions patch on his right shoulder. It (the patch) is in
the case with the flag that was draped on his coffin. I still feel that
if he had that patch, he must have been somehow associated with that
unit. He was not given to talk so no stories to go on.
He was in 605th AAA. He was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, which means he was in contact with the enemy.
From John Shaffner, 106th Division Historian, "soldiers were allowed to wear their former unit patch on their right shoulder."
The campaigns below were the 5 Battle Stars he received. The Ardennes, is also where the 106th was, and the scene of the Battle of the Bulge.
"W T" did not stand for any names.
W T Banks
Headquarters Battery 605th Antiaircraft
Date induction 22 June 44
Administrative NCO 502
Combat Infantryman badge 4 March 45
Battles and Campaigns
Northern,, France,, Ardennes,, Rhineland,, Central Europe,, GO 105 WD 45
Decoration and Citations:
EAME Campaign Ribbon with 4 Bronze Starts, Good Conduct Medal, Army of Occupation Ribbon (Germany) Victory Ribbon 3 Overseas Bars
Courtesy of Chris Pollman, nephew of W T Banks
|Page last revised 02/07/2015|