Posted By:Esther Ziock Carroll
Post Date:May 23, 2013 at 19:03:30
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The true story of Sgt. Cecil J. Cash
197th AntiAircraft Artillery
Automatic Weapons Battalion

By: Esther M. Ziock Carroll 2 May 2012
A III part series ~ With background sound

PROLOGUE: 17 December marks the anniversary of what was considered to be the worst WAR CRIME committed against American soldiers in the western European Theatre of WWII. Much has been written & published about this incident but only a very few authors have included mention of my relative. So I am writing his story & giving him the full recognition he deserves. This story provides a detailed account of T/4 Sgt.Cecil J.Cash's tragic demise when he along with 80+ other American soldiers were brutally murdered by Nazis on the second day of the Battle of the Bulge 17 December 1944. This is the TRUE story of Sgt. Cash of the 197th Anti-Aircraft Artillery, Automatic Weapons Battalion. Sgt. Cash of St. Francois County, Missouri, USA, is my step-father by way of being the first husband of my mother Pearl Martin Cash Ziock Foree of Washington County, Missouri. Sgt.Cash's military history begins at Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis & covers his two year tour of duty through five states, two continents, & six countries. The story includes excerpts from Sgt. Cash's personal correspondence with his wife as he forges his way through France, Belgium & Luxembourg with thousands of other American soldiers liberating Europe from Hitler's evil Nazi Regime & bringing an end to the Holocaust & the Third Reich.

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