Ira C. Crytzer, Jr.
I Company, 3rd Battalion, 517th PIR
I have attached a picture of my father, Ira C. Crytzer,
Jr. Also, I have attached a picture of my mother, Mildred Elizabeth Campbell (Crytzer)
when she was working in Washington, DC, during the war, for the Department of
the Navy. The reason I am sending this to you is this: My Dad was in the 517th,
from Camp Toccoa through the Berlin Occupation. A private, in I Company. He
fought through (and jumped into) the Champagne Campaign, the Bulge, and then
through Germany. Later, he returned to the Virginia Military Institute,
graduated in 1948, and then flew in B-36 Bombers during the Korean Conflict as
an Air Force officer.
received September 2006
from Fritz Crytzer