Albert L. Kurtz III

source: Olney Area High School - Olnean Yearbook (Olney, IL) - Class of 1945
CCA moved east towards the Weisse Elster River and ZEITZ, with TF on the left and TF9 on the right, German resistance increased. Task Force 15's route of advance went through a number of small towns, crossing the north-south autobahn at RODA. Lieutenant Kurtz, platoon leader from D company, had replaced Park at the point, in order to give the over-worked Park a few days rest. At RODA a panzerfaust shell killed Lt. Kurtz.
Source: The Super Sixth, Hofmann.
source: Olney Area High School - Olnean Yearbook (Olney, IL) - Class of 1940
Albert  "Duke" Kurtz

Albert L. Kurtz III

Service # O-557354

Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army Unit

15th Tank Battalion, 6th Armored Division

Entered Service From: Illinois

Date of Death: April 12, 1945

Buried: Plot K Row 21 Grave 8

Netherlands American Cemetery

Awards: Purple Heart