Remember the Heroes – Gordon Schneider

Gordon Schneider enlisted in the U.S. Army in Portland, Oregon at the age of 17 and was shipped to Liverpool, England on the U.S.S. Wakefield. Gordon was wounded twice in action outside of Percy, France in 1944. In December of that same year, he rejoined the 9th Infantry Division and participated in the Battle of the Bulge. In 1945, he was part of the first battalion to cross the Rhine River. His regiment was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation. He was also stationed at the original Nazi concentration camp in Dachau, Germany. After serving for two years he returned home to Portland. He currently resides in Arlington, Texas.

by: Matthew Linguist and Rhett Swarb

8 Comments

  1. Reblogged this on Matt's Game Review and commented:

    First true story in awhile is the best I’ve ever been a part of

  2. Nancy

    Absolutely incredible…….

  3. Lisa Schneider

    We all like to think our Dads are heroes. In my case, that’s no exaggeration. Thank you for making this!

    1. Nancy

      Some time we don’t understand why our parents are who they are until we learn about where they have come from…..and then we find out how blessed we are…..your father must be as proud of you as you are of him….I know that I am truly proud of my son Matthew Linguist….

  4. Freeda Gilbert

    I personally know his guy but didn’t know about his war experiences. he is a wonderful person

  5. Kevin Veith

    hi Im kevin veith Gordon’s grandson and lisa’s nephew

    in the past I have seen websites be removed from the net or change address

    would it be possible to obtain a downloadable copy of this

    1. Yea if you send me an email I’ll send you a copy if it will fit if not Mr. Lindsey at the center has a copy on a hard drive

      1. kevin veith

        I found the vcl copy from your website (http://matthewlinguist.wordpress.com/) while looking for your email address, thank you

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