Bastogne Pathfinders Bronze Star Award Ceremony
Berchtesgaden, Germany
May 1945


photo from LTC Trevor J. Bredenkamp
(A Co, 1st BN, Commander and Unit Historian, ROK, 1998-1999)

Pathfinder Bronze Star Ceremony

According to Jack Agnew [HQ, REGT (Demolition, "Filthy 13", Normandy; and Pathfinder,
Resupply of Bastogne)],
this is a photo of the ceremony where those who participated in
the Pathfinder Mission to resupply the Battle of the Bulge/Bastogne were awarded the
Bronze Star Medal.

The Pathfinder Mission consisted of two C-47s, each carrying 10 Pathfinders.
All 20 of the Pathfinders who jumped into Bastogne were from the 506th PIR.

Plane#1:
1LT Shrable Dean Williams, HQ, REGT
SGT James E. "Jake" McNiece, HQ, REGT
SGT John Roseman, A Co, 1st BN
SGT Cleo Mertz, C Co, 1st BN
SGT Leroy E. Schelenburger, B Co, 1st BN
CPL John W. Dewey, HQ, REGT
T/5 George H. Blain, HQ, 1st BN
PFC John J. "Jack" Agnew, HQ, REGT
PFC George H. Slater, B Co, 1st BN
PVT William E. "Bill" Coad, HQ, REGT

Plane#2:
1LT Gordon O. Rothwell
, HQ, 3rd BN
CPL Richard M. "Red" Wright, E Co, 2nd BN
CPL Lavon P. Reese, E Co, 2nd BN
PFC Carl L. Fenstermaker, E Co, 2nd BN
PVT Lachlan Macpherson "Mac" Tillman, D Co, 2nd BN
PVT Charles H. Partlow, D Co, 2nd BN
PFC Martin Majewski, HQ, REGT
PFC Mathon M. Ferster, HQ, 1st BN
PVT Floyd Thomas, A Co, 1st BN
PVT Irvin L. "Irv" Shumaker, H Co, 3rd BN





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