Sanford, Glenn G.

Glenn Sanford was born on 18 October 1921 in Gurley, Madison County, Alabama.He was inducted into the US Army on 17 September 1942 and trained to be a construction machine operator in a combat engineer company. Private Sanford was assigned to Company B, 319th Engineers, 94th Infantry Division. The division trained in Tennessee in 1943 and then moved to Mississippi for large scale training. The entire division shipped to Europe on the RMS Queen Elizabeth, arriving in Greenock, Scotland on 11 August 1944. The 94th then landed at Utah Beach on 17 September 1944. The 94th Infantry Division operated under the 12th Army Group, Ninth Army, XIII Corps. Through the Brittany Region of France and into the Saar-Moselle Triangle of Germany, the 319th Engineer Combat Battalion “cleared the way” to support the 94th Infantry Division. On January 10, 1945 the 94th Division officially became part of the XX Corps of the U.S. Third Army under General George S Patton, Jr. While operating engineer equipment under heavy enemy fire, Tech/5 Glenn Sanford was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for heroism. Tech/5 Sanford was discharged from the Army on 15 December 1945 after returning from the European Theater.