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Harley Newton Kiger

Born 09/06/1922, Steele, North Dakota
Gender Male
Parents Newton & Junia Kiger
Schools Attended

Completed 8th Grade at Wendigo School, Grand Rapids, MN

Branch of Service Army
Additional Identifiers
Service Timeframe 3/20/1943 - 10/20/1945
War/Conflict World War Two 1939-1945

Bastogne, Belguim
Principal Units and Locations

6th Armored Division, Under General Patton's 3rd Army

Military Awards and Decorations

Bronze Star

Harley Kiger in World War II in the European Theater, 1943


He was assigned to the 6th Armored Division, a section of General Patton’s 3rd Army.

He was awarded the Bronze Star and other medals for his service.

His rank was Technician 5th Class.

Mr. Kiger was born in Steele, North Dakota to Newton and Junia Kiger.

“I started on November 1943 at Camp Cambell, Kentucky. Then to Camp Davis, North Carolina for the final preparations to go over seas. At this time we went to Camp Kilmer, New Jersey to the Port of Embarkation on April 18th, board the Dutch Liner New Amsterdam and sailed out of New York harbor. On April 28, dropped anchor at Greenock, Scotland, then by train to the Stonehenge, England, there for a few days then to the L.S.T. loading for the trip to the beachhead in France, which was Normandy. A day later we were on our way to Germany, across France then to the fight at Bastogne, Belgium. Moving again to Clair Vaux, then south to the river to meet the Russians at the border of Czechoslovakia, the end of the war, and finally back home.”