"The Lightning Division"
Major General Edwin P. Parker, Jr.
309th Infantry Regiment, 310th Infantry Regiment,
311th Infantry regiment and supporting units.
During the second attack on Schmidt, they worked
alongside the 82nd Airborne.
December 13 - 16, 1944 (interrupted by the
Battle of the Bulge) and January 30 - February 9,
Schmidt, Schwammenauel Dam, Kesternich,
Lammersdorf, Rollesbroich, Paustenbach,
Simmerath, Bickerath, Stauch and Steckenborn.
Jonah E. Kelley, S/SGT., 311 IR, Medal of
Honor, near Kesternich on February 6, 1945