David.Gettman January 19th, 2008
SECOND UNITED STATES CAVALRY – A HISTORY
Compiled, edited and published by Historical Section, Second Cavalry Association
Maj. A. L. Lambert and Cpt. G. B. Layton, 2d Cavalry
27 Feb – 1 March, 1945
A patrol of 12 men and one officer from B Troop departed from Girsterklaus (map 34) at 1930 and proceeded along the road to Hinkel (map 34). Lt. Sliger, in charge, set up ambush parties along both sides of a road triangle just west of the RR. As the last two men were moving into position just off the northern side of the triangle, one of them stepped on a small object which exploded just as he stepped away from it.
Concussion was sufficient to knock three of them off their feet, but fragmentation was slight. Two men, including the one who stepped on the object, received tiny fragments and were returned to duty after treatment. A third received a fragment about half the size of a dime in his back and was evacuated though the wound was not, apparently, serious. Continue Reading »