Walter Berlin

Transferred from “C” Company on December 6, 1944, to assume “temporary” commnad of “A” Company. He remained commander of the Company through the end of the war. Promoted to Captain on January 28, 1945.

Walt was wounded while with “C” Company. He was again wounded at the hairpin curve battle outside of Amonines, Belgium, on December 21, 1944, with shell fragments in his right leg but remained on duty.

He received the Distinguished Service Cross for his actions during the Ectz-Hoven battle, December 10-12, 1944. Berlin served as a battalion commander in Korea and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. In addition to the Distiguished Service Cross and Purple Hearts, he also earned several Silver Star and Bronze Star medals. He died on February 23, 1993, and is survived by his widow, Bea, of Cocoa Beach, Florida.

(Source: The Spearhead Doughboy, June 2002, pg7)

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