Re: Co.B 237 Com, Eng.
Greetings, Terri !
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I didn't know Max, in fact my war was in Italy, not in ETO.
However, I can provide you with at least a little insight into the movements of his unit.
The 237th Engineer Combat Battalion was created from the 2nd BN, 49th Infantry Regiment, at Camp Carson, CO, 1Apr43;
Following training, departed Hampton Roads, VA, P/E,
arrived North Africa, 4Dec43;
arrived England, 20Jan44;
arrived France-ETO, 6Jun44, D-Day, the Invasion of Europe.
You cite that he died in the invasion, so the combat narrative would end here.
As for his awards, 2 battle stars and abronze arrowhead, each battle star stands for a single campaign, and the arrowhead stands for an invasion operation.
One star must have been earned during his time in North Africa.
The second star was for the Normandy Campaign, 6Jun44/24Jul44.
And the arrowhead, for going ashore on D-Day.
I am sorry for his loss.
I am also sorry that I am uable to provide more information.
With best regards,