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Frank "Lindy" Fancher | Troop A, 32nd Cavalry Squadron, 14th Cavalry Group

6:29   |   They had to take the hill. Patton needed to cross the Moselle River where the German guns were targeted and Frank "Lindy" Fancher's platoon was pinned down. He was so mad that he grabbed a 30 cal machine gun and some ammo belts and charged the hill. When it was over, the crossing was secure and Fancher had won a battlefield commission.

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