30th Infantry Division

"Old Hickory"

England 
February - June 1944

Normandy 
June - July 1944 

Rhineland 
September - December 1944

Omaha Beach 
June 10 -15 1944

Northern France 
August 1944

Ardennes - Alsace 
December 1944 - January 1945

Central Europe 
February - May 1945

G Co. /120th Infantry Regiment

Living History Unit

The 30th Infantry Division (nicknamed Old Hickory in WWI) landed at Omaha Beach on June 10, 1944 and entered combat five days later. The division took part in every major campaign in the ETO's Western Front: Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes - Alsace and Central Europe.

Notably during WWII, the 30th Infantry Division twice decisively engaged and defeated Germany's elite tank divisions of the 1st and 2nd SS Panzer at Mortain, France, and the 1st SS Panzer Division, specifically Kampfgruppe (Battle Group) Peiper's spearhead for the 6th SS Panzer Army, at the Battle of the Bulge. The 30th ID was a key element in the spearhead to break through the Siegfried Line.

The 30th ID spent 282 days in almost constant combat. The division suffered 3,435 killed in action and 12,960 wounded. Six Medal of Honors were awarded to Old Hickory soldiers, 65 Distinguished Service Crosses, 1,718 Silver Stars, 6,319 Bronze Stars and 20,000 Purple Hearts.

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