Valor awards for PFC Frederick C. Murphy (1918-1945) US Army. Medal of Honor (posthumously) for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action above and beyond the call of duty....in a dawn attack 18 March 1945, against the Siegfried Line at Saarlautern, Germany. ...Private First Class Murphy saved many of his fellow soldiers at the cost of his own life. He was also awarded a Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He left behind his wife, Virginia, who would give birth to their daughter just weeks…

Valor awards for PFC Frederick C. Murphy (1918-1945) US Army. Medal of Honor (posthumously) for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action above and beyond the call of duty....in a dawn attack 18 March 1945, against the Siegfried Line at Saarlautern, Germany. ...Private First Class Murphy saved many of his fellow soldiers at the cost of his own life. He was also awarded a Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He left behind his wife, Virginia, who would give birth to their daughter just weeks…

Valor award for CPL Edward G. Wilkin (1917-1945) US Army. Medal of Honor (posthumously) for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action.... on 18 March 1945....during his unit's assault of the Siegfried Line in Germany. Through his superb fighting skill, dauntless courage, and gallant inspiring actions, Corporal Wilkin contributed in large measure to his company's success in cracking the Siegfried Line. One month later he was killed in action while fighting deep in Germany.

Valor award for CPL Edward G. Wilkin (1917-1945) US Army. Medal of Honor (posthumously) for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action.... on 18 March 1945....during his unit's assault of the Siegfried Line in Germany. Through his superb fighting skill, dauntless courage, and gallant inspiring actions, Corporal Wilkin contributed in large measure to his company's success in cracking the Siegfried Line. One month later he was killed in action while fighting deep in Germany.

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Infantry cross the River Seine across the wrecked road bridge at Vernon, 27 August 1944. © IWM (BU 199)Crossing the Seine and the advance to the Siegfried Line 24 August – December 1944: British troops crossing a temporary bridge over the River Seine at Vernon as General Montgomery’s 21st Army Group launched a drive which in a week covered 200 miles to reach the Scheldt River in Belgium.

Infantry cross the River Seine across the wrecked road bridge at Vernon, 27 August 1944. © IWM (BU 199)Crossing the Seine and the advance to the Siegfried Line 24 August – December 1944: British troops crossing a temporary bridge over the River Seine at Vernon as General Montgomery’s 21st Army Group launched a drive which in a week covered 200 miles to reach the Scheldt River in Belgium.

US XIX Corps, Across the Siegfried Line, October 1944 | EUCMH

US XIX Corps, Across the Siegfried Line, October 1944 | EUCMH

WWI, 22 April 1917; "Siegfried Line -Trenches named after mythological German personages" - The Washington Herald

WWI, 22 April 1917; "Siegfried Line -Trenches named after mythological German personages" - The Washington Herald

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Germany's+Siegfried+Line+on+British+Pathé

US XIX Corps, Across the Siegfried Line, October 1944 | EUCMH | Page 2

US XIX Corps, Across the Siegfried Line, October 1944 | EUCMH | Page 2

Siegfried Line - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Siegfried Line - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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