"I pledge allegiance to the Flagof the United States of America,
And to the Republic for which it stands, One Nation Under GOD,
Indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all."

76TH
Infantry Division
"Onaway"


A New Guestbook has been added at the bottom of the page.
I hope that you will leave a message about the site.
Thanks for visiting.
17 May 2009


UNIT HISTORIES
PERSONAL STORIES
OTHER SITES
MEDAL OF HONOR
William D. Mcgee
MEDAL OF HONOR
Herman C. Wallace
REUNION PICTURES

This site is dedicated to my great uncle PFC Hollis A. Cloyd. He was born 19 March 1919 in Lufkin, TX. He served with "I" Company, 138th Infantry of the Alaskan Defense Command from June 1942 until June 1944 at Ft. Glenn, Umnak Island, Aleutians. The unit was brought back to the states where it was deactivated at Camp Shelby, MS. He was then reassigned to 3rd Platoon of G Company, 304th Infantry Regiment of the 76th Infantry Division at Camp McCoy, WI. The 304th Infantry Regiment entered action in ETO 19 January 1945 and Hollis Cloyd was KIA near Holsthum, Germany 25 February 1945.

It is also dedicated to the men of G Company, 304th Infantry Regiment who served with him, and became his extended family. And most of all, to the entire 76th Infantry Division, heroes one and all. They all have the "Spirit of 76" in their hearts. With courage and conviction, they faced the enemy and never waivered.


Richard Schappel / France Cook / Richard Dawley / Harold Lindberg
Veterans of G Company, 304th Infantry Regiment

On September 23rd to 26th, 1999, I attended the joint reunion of the 304th Infantry Regiment Association and the 76th Division Association in Nashville, TN. I have become an associate member of each Association in honor of my great uncle Hollis A. Cloyd. In the group picture above are the members of G Company, 304th Infantry who knew my uncle and attended the 76th Division reunion on the night of Sept. 25th. In the pictures below are their corresponding pictures in late October 1944 at Camp McCoy, WI, two weeks before shipping out for Europe. From left to right:
Richard (Bert) Schappel, HQ Co. of G Co., Oak Ridge, TN, he told me that he remembered Hollis as being a fine soldier;
France Q. Cook, 3rd Platoon of G Co., Philadelphia, PA, who was with my uncle when he was mortally wounded;
**France passed away 10 December 2002. France will be missed by many friends and family.
Myself;
Richard Dawley, 3rd Platoon of G Co., Mt.Holly, VT, who had fond memories of Hollis and was only 2nd reunion he had attended, he was in the foxhole next to Hollis when he was killed;
Harold (Lindy) Lindberg, 2nd Platoon of G Co., Mesa, AZ, remembered Hollis from the picture I had sent and was his first reunion attended.
Some of the Greatest people I know.



76th DIVISION ASSOCIATION
76th Division Information Page.


DIVISION AND REGIMENTAL HISTORIES

-- Click on 76th ID Shield --
WE RIPENED FAST
The Unofficial
HISTORY
Of The
SEVENTY-SIXTH INFANTRY DIVISION

WE RIPENED FAST
GUEST REGISTRY
REGISTER HERE VIEW REGISTRY HERE

Attention Veterans of the 76th Division

(Use this registry for 76th Division additions, memories, awards, documents)


-- Click on 304th Inf. Shield --
VETERANS OF TWO WARS
HISTORY
Of The
304TH INFANTRY REGIMENT

VETERANS OF TWO WARS
GUEST REGISTRY
REGISTER HERE VIEW REGISTRY HERE

Attention Veterans of the 304th Infantry Regiment

(Use this registry for 304th Infantry Regiment additions, memories, awards, documents)


-- Click on 385th Inf. Shield --
385TH IN THE ETO
HISTORY
Of The
385TH Infantry Regiment

385th IN THE ETO
GUEST REGISTRY
REGISTER HERE VIEW REGISTRY HERE

Attention Veterans of the 385th Infantry Regiment

(Use this registry for 385th Infantry Regiment additions, memories, awards, documents)


-- 417th Infantry History is being researched and hopefully we can add something soon. --
417TH INFANTRY IN WWII
HISTORY
Of The
417TH Infantry Regiment

417th INFANTRY IN WWII
GUEST REGISTRY
REGISTER HERE VIEW REGISTRY HERE

Attention Veterans of the 417th Infantry Regiment

(Use this registry for 417th Infantry Regiment additions, memories, awards, documents)


History of the 76th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop (Mechanized)

Troop History
Compiled By George E. Arnstein
Troop History
From National Archives
The Early Years
By Bob Geberth, 1996
Recon Manual and Pictures Reflections
By Bob Geberth


PERSONAL STORIES AND REMEMBRANCES

PFC HOLLIS A. CLOYD
A Personal Story and Memorial (3rd Platoon, G-304-76)

THE FAR FAR SIDE
Harold Lindberg's Story (2nd Platoon, G-304-76)

FIRST CASUALTY, CO. G, 304TH REGIMENT
By Sgt. Richard (Bert) Schappel

L COMPANY, 417TH REGIMENT
By James Richard Knight

KONIGSTEIN MISSION
301st Engineer Combat Battalion
by Lt. Merrill Butler

GEORGE DENVER HOLMES
"A" Battery, 302ndField Artillery Battalion
By Connie Robanske, Family of George Holmes

MEMORIES of the 385th INFANTRY REGIMENT
from 1943 through 1946

By SSgt David C. Weber, G Co. Radio Operator,
385th Infantry Regiment

"MY TIME IN THE ARMY 1943-1946"
By Frank "Pepper" Martin
Anti-Tank Co., 304th Infantry Regiment

U.S. TROOPSHIP BRAZIL
Pictures


REUNION PICTURES

Photo Album - 76th Division Reunion, 2001

Photo Album - 76th Division Reunion, 2001 (Page 2)

Joint Reunion of 76th Division and 304th Regiment Scrapbook - 2000 (Page 1)

Joint Reunion of 76th Division and 304th Regiment Scrapbook - 2000 (Page 2)


LINKS TO OTHER WORLD WAR II RELATED SITES

VARNUM CONTINENTALS
Museum Housing 76th Division Artifacts and Memorabilia
Varnum House Museum
57 Pierce St., East. Greenwich, RI, 02818

PATTON'S GHQ HOMEPAGE

SUPER SIXTH
The Story of Patton's 6th Armored Division in WWII

DAD'S WAR
A Great Site for Use in Researching the History of a World War II Veteran

VFW HOME PAGE


NEW GUESTBOOK

Guestbook


OLD GUESTBOOKS

GUESTBOOK 1

GUESTBOOK 2


2,868 HITS ON ORIGINAL SITE PLUS COUNTER





© 1999-2014 Gerald Brown
No part of this website may be used without the written permission of the Webmaster and the 76th Infantry Division Association