I gave my Dad your regards and he sends the same to you.
You were correct on all terms. I guess each soldier has his own story. I am now going to type his military story, or profile, for others in the family to see (also for his review). I know I can't provide the stories he could tell if he would, but at least when complete it - it should provide us all with information we've craved for so long. (I will send you a copy.) He did go in with the 45th, that corresponds with his 4 month period. As I said the only numbers he could recall was the 45th. I finally reviewed some maps I found and it follows the 45th even down, along with his memories, to the point of the other German companies being brought in and when, as he said, turned the heat up. He said they were assigned to different companies, even the British (as you said). I have my brother on the path of Dad's DD-214, I told him where I last saw it.
I know there are many others who appreciate all the help you give. I hope they all let you know how much it was apprediated.
My son is a Major in the Army now, he is with special forces. He was in and has now returned from Afghanastan. He was presented with a bronze for his part in Operation Anaconda rescue. He wants me to forward your address to him. He was stationed in Germany for a while and traveled quite a bit while there. He visited some of the places Dad was in. He would probably be able to give you more details than I could pertaining to Dad. He said a lot of things have changed, so he planned on filming it for Dad.
Well, thanks again. I hope to speak to you again soon!