Biography of Dave Hacker
T/5, Co B, 53rd Armd Eng Bn, 8th Armd Div, 3rd/9th Army, USA
I was a T/5 rifleman and demolition expert in the 53rd Armored Engineer Batallion, Company B, 8th Armored Division. Saw action in ETO from January 1945 to end of war. Was in the the tail end of the Bulge and then went into Holland where the division was transferred from the 3rd Army to the 9th Army under Gen Simpson. Moved into the Rhineland through Aachen and Krefeld. Crossed the Rhine at Rhineberg, Germany with the 9th Army. Fought in the Ruhr pocket. Ended up in Czechoslovakia in Pilsen. Army of Occupation in Austria in Linz until demobilized in April 1946.
----- Dave Hacker
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