Pfc. Fred J. Nungesser Jr.

M Company, 334th Infantry Regiment, 84th Infantry Division

Fred J. Nungesser Jr. was born on September 5th, 1925 in Union City, NJ.

He was drafted into the Army in July, 1944 after he graduated from high school and was brought directly to Fort Dix, NJ. He attended basic training at Camp Wheeler in Macon, GA.
Fred deployed to Europe, arriving in Le Havre, France, in early January, 1945. From there, he was transported to Belgium where he was assigned to M Company, 334th Regiment, 84th Infantry Division. Joined by his close friend, James F. Maloney, they would be assigned to different companies.

Fred served as a heavy weapons machine gunner and operated a .30 caliber water-cooled machine gun. On February 25, 1945, he participated in the fighting at the Roer River and crossed into Germany. It was during this battle that his close friend, James F. Maloney, was killed in action. The 84th Infantry Division continued its advance through Germany, ultimately reaching the Rhine River and then the Elbe River.

Fred remained in the Army until he was discharged in 1947.