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