Edward Snyder 

The Daily Republican
(Monongahela, Pennsylvania)
17 April 1945
The 603rd TD battalion was attached to the 6th Armored Division, with which it would serve for the duration of the campaign in North-West Europe.

Silver Stars were awarded the following for gallantry in action per G. O. 29, Headquarters, 6th Armored Division, 10 March 1945.

First Lieutenant Edward Snyder, B Company

For gallantry in action in the vincinity of Wardin, Belgium, on 3 January 1945. During an enemy counterattack, he displayed great courage and resourcefulness in aggressively supporting the attack, continually racing from flank to flank to fire on enemy tanks. When orders to withdraw were given, he remained in position to cover the withdrawal of our tanks and infantry, and under heavy enemy artillery and mortar fire, left his tank destroyer to assist in evacuating a wounded soldier. Entered the military service from Pennsylvania.
There was much more than appeared on the record. Never to be forgotten, for instance, was the day in the Han-Sur-Nied area when the 603rd TD Bn., commanded by Lt. Col. Clarence D. McCurry, Memphis, Tenn., ran into enemy tanks. The platoon of 1st Lt. Edward Snyder, Bentleville, Pa., kayoed ten and touched off a battalion spree that boosted the total to over 30 in two weeks

Edward Snyder

First Lieutenant, U.S. Army

Service # O1822324

603rd Tank Destroyer Battalion

Entered the Service from: Pennsylvania

Died: 27-Mar-45

Buried at: Plot C Row 8 Grave 84

Lorraine American Cemetery

St. Avold, France

Awards: Silver Star, Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster,

Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster