65th Reconnaissance Troop Mechanized

Al Brazle

65th Reconnaissance Troop (Mechanized), 65th Infantry Division US Army

Along  with George Scharein, Rex Barney, Ken Heintzelman, George Archie and Harry Walker,  Brazle was later assigned to the 65th Reconnaissance Troop (Mechanized) of the 65th Infantry Division at Camp Shelby, Mississippi and arrived in Europe in January  1945. They breached the Siegfried Line in mid-March, crossed the  Rhine at the end of the month, the Danube in late-April and reached Austria in May 1945.