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Hubert B. Riedman
U.S. Army Medical Corp.
HQ. Det 310th Med Battalion
85th Infantry "Custer" Division
May 15, 1942 - October 08, 1945
North Africa -
January 1944 - March 1944
April 1944 - June 1945
Enlisted Army Reserve Corp 389th Ord MM Company -
April 28, 1947 - September 26, 1950
Re-enlisted Army Reserve/Active Duty 369th Ord Company -
January 23, 1951 - October 7, 1951
The Daily Courier 08 April 1944
Private First Class Lawrence Riedman has returned to Turner Field at Albany, Georgia, after spending a 15 day furlough with his mother, Mrs. Veronica Riedman of North Pittsburgh Street. Mrs Riedman has another son Sergeant Hubert Riedman, who is serving with a medical battalion in Italy. The two soldiers are graduates of Immaculate Conception High School.
The Daily courier 14 June 1944
With the Fifth Army, Italy - Hubert B. Riedman, son of Mrs. Veronica Riedman, who lives at 830 North Pittsburgh Street, Connellsville, PA., has been promoted from staff sergeant to technical sergeant with the Fifty Army in Italy. He is a personnel sergeant major with the 310th Medical Battalion of the 85th "Custer" Division.
The Daily Courier 26 February 1945
With the Fifth Army, Italy - Sergeant Hubert B. Riedman, 830 North Pittsburgh Street, Connellsville, PA., is a member of the 310th Medical Battalion which restored two 13-ton prime movers to ferry wounded across flooded mountain streams in Italy as the Fifth Army fought through the Gothic Line.
Another innovation made necessary by the same floods was use of a collecting company's station. Swiftly rising flood waters had made an island of the battalion's regular clearing station.
The 310th has supported the 85th "Custer" Division since the division went into action along the Garigliano River last spring. The battalion bearers found five-mile treks through forbidden country a common place as the 85th broke through the Gustay and Hitler's lines.
The battalion, which handled more casualties than any other battalion under the army corps which embraces the 85th Division, received a commendation from the corps commander. The 310th then was commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Ralph M. Patterson of San Antonio, Texas.
The 310th has lost 13 ambulances and two jeeps in action, but its motor maintenance section has established a reputation for keeping an adequate number of vehicles in operation under the most difficult circumstances. Four of the lost ambulances were hit by shell fragments. Three others were knocked out by strafing, and six were carried away in flash floods. One of the jeep casualties was a victim of German artillery fire. The other one was stranded in an inaccessible place when a trail was washed out.
Also in the group are:
Pfc. Thomas P. Softcheck, Grindstone, PA.
Private Miho J. Frustini, Masontown, PA.
An Only Son of the 381st The Life of Andy Piter, Jr. As a member of the 381st Bomb Group in World War II, Andy served his country proudly. However, 15 days before the war ended in Europe, tragedy struck the 381st as they lost 31 men on the Isle of Man and Andy was one of them. April 23rd, 1945 - a day that will live forever in the hearts of the Men of the 381st.
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Donald J. Madar - an avid family history buff who has pursued genealogy and has visited the five Slovak villages of his roots. Special interest in his great-uncle, Andy Piter, Jr., who was a member of the 381st Bomb Group and who lost his life in a B17G crash on the Isle of Man 15 days before World War II ended in Europe. Donald has researched his uncle for the last 13 years and now brings Andy's story back to life.
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