Rhodes, William W

Rank: Private

Unit: 42d Cavalry Recon Squadron, 2d Cavalry Group (Mecz)

Awards: Prisoner of War Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Europe / African / Middle East Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Belgian Croix de guerre Medal

Campaign: WWII

Died: 29 January 1945

Cause of death: Prisoner of war

Location of fatality: Ahn, Germany

Notes: Captured on the west bank of the Moselle River near Ahn, Germany, with Pvt. Bob Alcorn, T/5 Albert M. Shousky, Pfc. Leo F. Cycon, and Pfc. Paul Hastings, by a raiding party of 15 Germans who had crossed the iced over river with ladders on the night of 29 January 1945.

 

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