134th Infantry Regiment
"All Hell Can't Stop Us"
S/Sgt Clayton J. Gries, top row far left. T/4 Glenn Burnell (Burt) Crofford, top row 3rd from left in front of shutters. Identities of other soldiers unknown
S/Sgt Clayton J. Gries
S/Sgt Clayton J. Gries was Killed in Action by enemy small arms fire on November 14, 1944, near the city of Morhange in Lorraine, France while leading the First Platoon, Company K in an attack on enemy positions. He is buried in Randolph, Nebraska. Thanks to Mr. Rick Lenzen for this picture. Mr. Lenzen is S/Sgt. Gries' nephew. Not much is known about the picture, other than that it was taken in France sometime during 1944 and that it is of S/Sgt Gries' platoon.
T/4 Glenn Burnell (Burt) Crofford
T/4 Glenn Burnell (Burt) Crofford was a cook in Company K. His granddaughter remembers him saying that there was a 200 percent turnover in Company K and that he was the last survivor of the original Company that left Omaha. He witnessed his first dead American soldier when he landed on Omaha Beach a month after D-Day. He passed away on June 6, 2012. He was 94 years old. Thanks to Lynnette Rodriguez, T/4 Crofford's granddaughter, for identifying him in this picture.
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