424th Regiment, Company D
106th Infantry Division
Men are standing atop a German pillbox
Photo taken 03/18/1945 at Burk-Basson, Germany
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(Best read of handwriting notes of Alan Shaver and roster entries)

1st Row, l-r:
Charles W. Dopp, Anthony Barredo, Jr., Alan Shaver, Chimill (maybe 1st Lt Salvatore T. Chilleme), Marlin, Smith (maybe William), Dizmarski, Lauro Diaz, Haddak (maybe TSgt Thomas C. Haddock), Butter (maybe George or Leroy)

2nd Row, l-r:
E. J. Hodge, Cpl George H. Warner, Cpl Eric B. Engdahl, Cpl Roy E. Sharp, Flynn, Grndina (maybe Pfc John P. Grudzina), Pvt Kenneth E.. Austin, Pfc George B. Sestak, Balagna, Bruning

3rd Row, l-r:
J. M. Surrat, McClelry, Sutich (maybe SSgt Daniel H. McxCleery), SSgt Andrew G. Yakupchina, Pvt Harvey Williams, Nat Patterson, Burke (William E. or William J., George (?)Koffman, Kline, Pfc Carl F. Ludowitz, Meager, Pfc Benjamin A. Sobel
Source: Contributed by Dennis Shaver, son of Alan Shaver, 106th Division, 424th regiment, Company D.
Every Battalion in an Infantry Regiment had a heavy weapons Company.   CO. D,  424th Regiment of the 1st. Battalion was a Heavy Weapons Co.. 
This kind of information can, sometimes, be helpful to folks doing research on a Soldier.  
Example; the colored ribbon on an overseas cap (blue means infantry)  identifies the type of outfit a Soldier served in.  Shoulder patches, stripes, hash marks, ribbons, battle stars,  etc.  on a uniform tell a story about a soldier's uniform.   
Veterans can be reluctant to say a word about their service time; yet, if a researcher has knowledge about these things it will tell them something.  One look at a Veterans uniform could tell quite a story about the person who wore it.

Contributed by Floyd Ragsdale, 106th Division.  6/2009
Page last revised 09/19/2016
James D. West