Robert Henry Reynolds

BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Army

HOMETOWN
Bangs, TX

HONORED BY
Betty Reynolds Ellis, Daughter

ACTIVITY DURING WWII

HE SERVED AS A HALF-TRACK MACHINE GUNNER IN THE 441ST ANTIAIRCRAFT ARTILLERY BATTALION ATTACHED TO THE THIRD INFANTRY DIVISION. HE ARRIVED ON THE BEACHES OF NORTH AFRICA IN JUNE 1943. THE NEXT 2 ½ YEARS HE AND HIS BATTALION CUT THROUGH EUROPE AS THEY FOUGHT IN THE SICILIAN CAMPAIGN AND MADE MAJOR CONTRIBUTIONS AT THE BATTLE OF ANZIO, ITALY. THEY CONTINUED ON THE ATTACK TO ROME, WERE A PART OF THE D-DAY LANDINGS IN SOUTHERN FRANCE AND THEN MOVED NORTH INTO THE VOSGES MOUNTAINS IN THE FAR-NORTHEAST FRONT OF THE RHINE RIVER VALLEY. THE PUSH INTO GERMANY BEGAN IN THE COLD HARD WINTER OF 1944 AND ENDED DEEP IN THE HEARTLAND AT HITLER’S CHALET ABOVE BERCHTESGADEN. HE FOUGHT THROUGH MANY FIERCE BATTLES AND WAS AWARDED THE BRONZE STAR, THE DISTINGUISHED UNIT BADGE, A EUROPEAN-AFRICAN-MIDDLE EASTERN CAMPAIGN MEDAL WITH 6 BRONZE STARS AND BRONZE ARROWHEAD AND A GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL.