134th Infantry Regiment
"All Hell Can't Stop Us"
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Front Row: William N.Dame, James M. Sasser, Capt.
Sylvan M. Stillman, Lt. George W. Schade, Sgt. James E. Baker, Jacob O. Doerner
Middle Row: Murray Goldstein, Jesse J. Manhart, Adam Leier, Jimmie W. Caplinger, Lonnie Colbert, Hubert P. Bradford, Henry A. Geasland, Louis L. Hollingshead
Back Row: Michael Campobasso, Leo N. Fierst, Charles H. Lenz, William H. Parker, Jr., Bryl B. Haynes, Edward C. Conrey, (Russian), Mamerto O. Espada
PLEASE NOTE: This photo, from the collection of Pfc. Jimmie W. Caplinger, has the names of the men written on the back. Although 8 names are listed for the back row there are 9 men pictured. If anyone can identify these soliders please contact webmaster.
Pfc. Jimmie W. Caplinger originally served as a rifleman
in Company B, 134th Infantry Regiment. When the Company medic was killed in
action during the Blies River crossing and battle for Habkirchen, Germany in
December 1944, Pfc. Caplinger stepped into that role. He was awarded a Bronze
Star Medal for heroic action during that battle. Although never offically
trained as a medic, he had at one time been a hospital orderly and was
officially transferred to the Medical Detachment in January 1945.
Thanks to Linda Ommart, the daughter of Pfc. Jimmie W. Caplinger, for this photograph and information about her father. She would like to hear from anyone who remembers serving with him. Please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org