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In August of 2003 at the Frederick Co. Airshow, the I&R Platoon was invited by their sister outfit the 4th ID Military Police Pltn. to visit a small museum in Ellicot City, MD.  It was a hot weekend and we were pretty tired and sweaty, but made the trip nonetheless.  All of us were surprised to pull up a private residence, where we were greeted by an eager Butch Maisel.

Butch took us immediately downstairs to his basement and flipped on the light.  To our astonishment was a collection of 4th Infantry Division memorabilia spanning from the 18th C. through today.  His interest in the 4th infantry division was out of admiration for his father, Frederick C. Maisel.  As he recounted the stories of his father, we all then knew that this was not only a museum to the fighting 4th, but a memorial to his father.  So inspired were our men, that the unit designation from 22nd. IR to the 8th IR was made.

All of us were humbled by this experience and for this we dedicate our unit to the memory of Captain Frederick C. Maisel, Co. I Commander, 8th Regtiment, 4th Infantry Division, UTAH Beach D-Day.

 
Military Service Record of Major Frederick Charles Maisel, Jr.

R.O.T.C. University of Maryland, College Park MD

June 6, 1941-Appointed to 2nd. Lieutenant United States Army/Serial #0418335

June 1941 to January 1942-Ft. Benning, Georgia

...............................1/42 to 5/42 - K Co. 4th RCN Bn. 2nd. Lt. Platoon Leader
...............................6/23/42 to 8/20/42 - Hq. 3rd. Bn. 8th Inf. 1st. Lt. Bn. S1 & Act. Commander
...............................8/20/42 to 12/31/42 - Hq. 3rd. Bn. 8th Inf. 1st. Lt. Bn. S4
...............................1/17/43 to 4/10/43 - I Co. 8th Inf. 1st. Lt. Co. Executive Officer

April 11, 1943 to September 21, 1943 - Fort Dix, N.J.

...............................4/10/43 to 5/1/43 - I Co. 8th Inf. 1st. Lt. Co. Executive Officer
...............................5/10/43 to 9/43 - I Co. 8th Inf. Captain Co. Commander

September 22nd, 1943 to November 30, 1943 - Camp Gordon Johnston, Florida

...............................9/22/43 to 11/30/43 - I Co. 8th Inf. Captain Co. Commander

December 1, 1943 to January 10, 1943 - Fort Jackson, South Carolina

...............................12/1/43 to 12/31/43 - I Co. 8th Inf. Captain Co. Commander
...............................12/31/43 to 1/10/44 - Captain, 3rd. Bn. S-3

January 18, 1944 - Departed from United States for Europe

February 1, 1944 - Arrived in Great Britian

February 1, 1944 to June 5, 1944 - Various Allied Bases on Souther Coast of England

...............................2/1/44 to 3/31/44 - Hq. 3rd. Bn. 8th Inf. Captain Bn. S-3
...............................3/31/44 to 6/5/44 - I Co. 8th Inf. Captain Co. Commander

June 6, 1944 to June 22, 1944 - Normandy Invasion

...............................6/6/44 - D-Day I. Co. 3rd. Bn. 8th Inf. 4th Div. Captain Company Commander
...............................   “     - Wades ashore 0730hrs at UTAH Beach
...............................   “     - Crossed exit #2 and moved inland
...............................   “     - Lead assault team against a German 88 Battery at Germain which 
                                            earned him the Silver Star.

...............................   “     - Bivouacked near Les Forges

June 7, 1944 Hq. 3rd. Bn. 8th Inf. Captain Bn. S-3 thru 6/22/44
...............................6/7/44 - Heavy fighting near Fauville
...............................   “     - Relieved 82nd. Airborne at St. Mere-Eglise
...............................   “     - Jumped off from St. Mere-Eglise thru Neuville-au-Plain and past 
                                            Magneville and saw severe fighting in the hanger area north of this 
                                            town.
June 9, 1944 - Managed to take hanger area after heavy losses and gain position in the orchard just
                       north of the hanger by nightfall.

June 10, 1944 - Moved east of la Lande and north toward the le Ham - Montbourg Highway
...............................   “     - Reached highway by 1300hrs after heavy fighting.

June 11, 1944 - Wounded from bomb explosion (awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received)
...............................   “     - Continued on toward Montebourg

June 12, 1944 to June 18th, 1944 - Fought in the area southwest of Montebourg

June 19, 1944 - Drove Germans out of Montebourg and gained new position southeast of 
                            Valogne.

June 20, 1944 - Moved east of Valogne and west of Tamerville
...............................   “     Reached the southern edge of the Bois de Roudou/southwest of 
                                          Rufosses.

June 21, 1944 - Pushed thru the Bois de Roudou to hill 178 and onto the Delasse-Bourdonnerie
                         highway.

June 22, 1944 - Attacked northward toward la Glacerie
..............................   “     Sent back to direect tank support
..............................   “     Severely wounded by an 88mm shell near the intersection of hill 178 and 
                                        Bois de Roudou.
..............................   “     Treated at an aid station and sent by a litter jeep back to beach hospital.

June 28, 1944 - 305th Station Hospital Ward #114

June 29, 1944 to August 30, 1944 - 97th General Hospital Wards 22 and 23

August 30, 1944 to September 8, 1944 - 188th General Hospital

September 10th to September 24th - Sailed on the U.S.A.H.S. Blanche F. Sigman from Europe to 
                                                          the United States.

September 26, 1944 to September 28, 1944 - Stark General Hospital, Charlestown, South Carolina.

September 28, 1944 to December 10, 1944 - Newton D. Baker General Hospital, Martinsburg, 
                                                                      West Va.

December 10, 1944 to December 26, 1944 - Redistribution Station, Asheville, North Carolina.

December 1944 to October 1945 - In and out of Walter Reed Hospital, Washington D.C. and 
                                                       Regional Station Hospital, Fort Meade, Maryland.
May 1945 to October 1946 - Field training instructor for the Maryland State Guard/Md. Military
                                              District 2nd Army.

October 12, 1947 - Promoted to rank of Major

August 14, 1947 to October 12, 1947 - Terminal Leave

April 1, 1953 - Termination of Reserve Appointment

Continental Service - 5 years 7 months 13 days
Foreign Service - 8 months 4 days

Citations

Silver Star Medal, Bronze Star, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Presidential Unit Citation, Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, European Theater Service Medal with the Normandy Bronze Arrowhead, World War II Victory Medal, American Theater Service Medal, American Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Ranger “R”

Frederick C. Maisel Jr.'s Military record has been published here with the expressed permission of his son Butch Maisel, any use of this beyond the personal enjoyment of the the reader without the expressed permission of the Maisel family is strictly prohibited.

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