Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. (1918- ) USA WW II. In uniform five years serving in the European Theater and earned a Purple Heart at Huertgen Forest where he was wounded in the left thigh by a shall fragment while leading an infantry platoon during an attack on Germany’s Siegfried Line. Best remembered for his role as Inspector Lewis Erskine in the TV series “The F.B.I.” (1965-74).

Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. (1918- ) USA WW II. In uniform five years serving in the European Theater and earned a Purple Heart at Huertgen Forest where he was wounded in the left thigh by a shall fragment while leading an infantry platoon during an attack on Germany’s Siegfried Line. Best remembered for his role as Inspector Lewis Erskine in the TV series “The F.B.I.” (1965-74).

Valor awards for PFC Frederick C. Murphy (1918-1945) US Army. Medal of Honor (posthumously) for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action above and beyond the call of duty....in a dawn attack 18 March 1945, against the Siegfried Line at Saarlautern, Germany. ...Private First Class Murphy saved many of his fellow soldiers at the cost of his own life. He was also awarded a Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He left behind his wife, Virginia, who would give birth to their daughter just weeks…

Valor awards for PFC Frederick C. Murphy (1918-1945) US Army. Medal of Honor (posthumously) for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action above and beyond the call of duty....in a dawn attack 18 March 1945, against the Siegfried Line at Saarlautern, Germany. ...Private First Class Murphy saved many of his fellow soldiers at the cost of his own life. He was also awarded a Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He left behind his wife, Virginia, who would give birth to their daughter just weeks…

Dead of British VII Corps, Breaching the Siegfried Line. September 1944.

Dead of British VII Corps, Breaching the Siegfried Line. September 1944.

Siegfried Line - This scene shows a typical Hurtgenwald defense line such as that occupied by the German 89th Infantry Division while fighting against the US 9th Infantry Division in September 1944.

Siegfried Line - This scene shows a typical Hurtgenwald defense line such as that occupied by the German 89th Infantry Division while fighting against the US 9th Infantry Division in September 1944.

Valor award for CPL Edward G. Wilkin (1917-1945) US Army. Medal of Honor (posthumously) for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action.... on 18 March 1945....during his unit's assault of the Siegfried Line in Germany. Through his superb fighting skill, dauntless courage, and gallant inspiring actions, Corporal Wilkin contributed in large measure to his company's success in cracking the Siegfried Line. One month later he was killed in action while fighting deep in Germany.

Valor award for CPL Edward G. Wilkin (1917-1945) US Army. Medal of Honor (posthumously) for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action.... on 18 March 1945....during his unit's assault of the Siegfried Line in Germany. Through his superb fighting skill, dauntless courage, and gallant inspiring actions, Corporal Wilkin contributed in large measure to his company's success in cracking the Siegfried Line. One month later he was killed in action while fighting deep in Germany.

United States Army troops passing through dragon’s teeth on the Siegfried Line in 1944.

United States Army troops passing through dragon’s teeth on the Siegfried Line in 1944.

US XIX Corps, Across the Siegfried Line, October 1944 | EUCMH

US XIX Corps, Across the Siegfried Line, October 1944 | EUCMH

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