I thought the battle at Elsenborn Ridge was what we were after, meaning that I was on the wrong date line.
My reference continues from the St. Vith engagement.
The division next ran into resistence northeast of Schoppen, as the 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st ID, cleared the Bambusch Woods;
a German drive was aborted, and the division advanced on the West Wall, 28 Jan 45, advancing through the Bucholz Forest;
(NOTE: the West Wall, also known as the Siegfried Line, was a geographical demarcation which ran north-to-south from the 1939 German border with Holland, extending to the Swiss border and is described as having been left unfinished and in a state of poor repair. It was under the command of General von Runstedt, who had some 63 divisions (at half strength) at the time. This was the western line of German defences.
The 1st ID came off the line, 5 Feb 45, and moved to a rest area at Aywaille, Belgium.
For 25 Jan 45, another reference states:
Units of V Corps advance on the Bullington-St. Vith road. So he may well have been engaged on that road when WIA.
(The 1st ID was under V Corps until 26 Jan 45.)
(NOTE: Divisions were rotated between Corps on an as-needed basis. The 1st ID was assigned to V Corps, 16 Dec 44).