Floyd HOPFENSPERGER

 

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ARMY SERIAL NUMBERO-538738
AGE- yo
DATE OF BIRTH--
STATEKimberly WISCONSIN
FAMILY--
RANKSecond Lieutenant
FONCTIONInfantry
JOB before ENLISTEMENT--WISCONSIN
DATE of ENLISTEMENT--
COMPAGNIECompany G
BATTALION2nd Battalion
REGIMENT263th Infantry Regiment
DIVISION66th Infantry Division
"Black Panthers"
DATE OF DEATH2 february 1945hopfensperger floyd tombe
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHBouvron
CEMETERYBRITTANY AMERICAN CEMETERY de St James

Map St James American Cemetery

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
J1519
DECORATION
Purple HeartPhoto FDLM
 

  

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Grave of 2nd Lieutenant Floyd W HOPFENSPERGER

STORY

Floyd was originally from Kimberly, Wisconsin, USA.

He attended the famous military school of St Norbert College and on June 6, 1943 he joined the 66th Infantry Division of the Black Panthers.

The division arrived on St Nazaire's pocket on 1 January 1945 to relieve the 94th Infantry Division.

On February 2, 1945, under the command of Captain Avrett, he executed an infiltration mission to Bouvron.

At 9:30 am, the Second Lieutenant and his men were shot by MG. The situation becomes critical and the Squad with one wounded is trapped in a ditch.

To cover his stuck men, Floyd heroically loads the German machine gun nest that threatens them. He will lose his life.


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The ring and grades of Lieutenant Floyd w. HOPFENSPERGER, found in 2011 during excavations on the former front line of the 66th Infantry Division in Fay de Bretagne.


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PROGRAMMERFrédéric & Renaud