Robert G. Scherer

Robert G. Scherer's 1942 Yearbook photo

Robert G. Scherer
Hackensack High School Yearbook Photo


Entered service March 1, 1943…

Trained at Sheppard Field, Texas; Lincoln Air Base, Nebraska; Carleton College, Northfield, Minn.; Camp Phillips, Kansas…

Assigned to Co. F., 324th Infantry, 44th Division. Served: Landed at Cherbourg, France on
September 2, 1944…

Arrived at Luneville….

Entered combat October 15, 1944….

Later attached to 2nd French Armored Division, pushed through to Strasbourg November 22….

First Americans to reach Rhine River…

Visited Nice on 7 day pass….

Enjoyed V-E Day in Paris….

Embarked at LeHavre June 22, 1945 for United States…

Awards: Received diploma at completion of basic engineers coarse, A.S.T.P.; Expert Infantry Badge
June 16, 1944;  earned Combat Infantry Badge November 1, 1944; Purple Heart for wounds received November 16, 1944; Three Battle Stars….

Date of discharge December 4, 1945.

New Milford in World War II
Teresa M. Martin
Copyright May 30 1947



The background photograph is when Cheering Parisians line the
Avenue de L'Opera leading to the famous Opera House in the background as they celebrate the official announcement that the war in Europe is over in Paris, France on May 8, 1945.


Researched Veterans
World War II