|Pfc. Frederick Toll, 30th Infantry Division.|
Frederick W. Toll never had a chance to reach 100 years old today. Instead, he sacrificed his life for our freedom.
He was born on October 20, 1917 in Ohio. His parents were also both born in Ohio. His father worked as a railroad painter and died in 1935. Fred had two older brothers and one older sister. By 1940 Fred was living with his widowed mother. He had completed four years of high school and was working as a clerk.
He enlisted in the army on November 17, 1942 and became a private first class in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division. The 30th ID landed at Omaha Beach on D+5. I don't know if Pfc. Toll was with his unit at that time or joined later as a replacement. The 30th ID took part in Operation Cobra, the attack on Aachen, the Battle of the Bulge and crossing the Rhine to pursue the remnants of the enemy across Germany. Pfc Toll was killed on April 10, 1945 after his unit attacked Hamelin.
His grave is at Greenwood Cemetery, Zanesville, Ohio.
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