AP4 vs 352nd "The battle of Demyansk" Write up and Awards

116th
The Seal


29TH INFANTRY DIVISION
116TH REGIMENT, 1ST BN
ABLE COMPANY


Official Awards for Meritorious Service Before and During AP4's Deployment
October 15th, 2016




First Sergeant Chris R. Cyr
First Sergeant Cyr has participated in his second official scrimmage and is therefore eligible to receive his WWII Victory Medal for being a part of a two round scrimmage in which both rounds were a victory.


WWII Victory Medal

Staff Sergeant Nickolas Hartstock
For participating in his first official scrimmage, SSgt. Hartstock is being awarded his 1st Combat Infantry Badge. In addition to this for taking part in a two round scrimmage in which both rounds were a victory he is also receiving a WWII Victory Medal. Lastly for leading AP4 to victory in an official Scrimmage SSgt. Hartstock is also receiving his Legion of Merit.


Combat Infantry Badge, 1st AwardWWII Victory MedalLegion of Merit

Sergeant Alexander Novak
Sergeant Novak has participated in his second official scrimmage and is therefore eligible to receive his WWII Victory Medal for being a part of a two round scrimmage in which both rounds were a victory.


WWII Victory Medal


Sergeant Jeffry Veld
Sergeant Veld has participated in his second official scrimmage and is therefore eligible to receive his WWII Victory Medal for being a part of a two round scrimmage in which both rounds were a victory.


WWII Victory Medal


Sergeant Andrea Peroni
Sergeant Peroni has participated in his first official scrimmage and is therefore eligible to receive his first Combat Infantry Badge. In addition, for being a part of a two round scrimmage in which both rounds were a victory he shall also receive a WWII Victory Medal.


Combat Infantry Badge, 1st AwardWWII Victory Medal

Corporal Marc A. Nicolaï
Corporal Nicolaï has participated in his first official scrimmage and is therefore eligible to receive his first Combat Infantry Badge. In addition, for being a part of a two round scrimmage in which both rounds were a victory he shall also receive a WWII Victory Medal.


Combat Infantry Badge, 1st AwardWWII Victory Medal

Technician, 5th Grade Zachary J. Boelter
Technician, 5th Grade Boelter has participated in his second official scrimmage and is therefore eligible to receive his WWII Victory Medal for being a part of a two round scrimmage in which both rounds were a victory.


WWII Victory Medal


Technician, 5th Grade Mathias V. Olsen
Technician, 5th Grade Olsen has participated in his first official scrimmage and is therefore eligible to receive his first Combat Infantry Badge. In addition, for being a part of a two round scrimmage in which both rounds were a victory he shall also receive a WWII Victory Medal.


Combat Infantry Badge, 1st AwardWWII Victory Medal

Private, First Class Ezequiel M. Alan
PFC Alan has participated in his first official scrimmage and is therefore eligible to receive his first Combat Infantry Badge. In addition, for being a part of a two round scrimmage in which both rounds were a victory he shall also receive a WWII Victory Medal.


Combat Infantry Badge, 1st AwardWWII Victory Medal

Private, First Class Robin Andersson
On the defense round PFC Anderssons squad was tasked with holding the western gun battery. After a small brief skirmish, the German team launched an attack on his squads position with most of their forces. Sending most of his squad to a more safe location west of the objective, PFC Andersson stayed alone in the cap. During the course of the enemy attack PFC Andersson killed 6 enemies and although they were able to capture the objective, it was quickly recaptured when his squad counter-attacked from their positions. Not stopping, PFC Andersson lead his squad north to clear out the remaining attackers, where he personally killed 2 more enemies bringing his total count up to 8. For his actions, which almost single handedly won the round, PFC Andersson is being awarded the Silver Star. PFC Andersson has also participated in his first official scrimmage and is therefore eligible to receive his first Combat Infantry Badge. In addition, for being a part of a two round scrimmage in which both rounds were a victory he shall also receive a WWII Victory Medal.


Combat Infantry Badge, 1st AwardWWII Victory MedalSilver Star

Private, First Class Alexander S. Asboe
PFC Asboe has participated in his first official scrimmage and is therefore eligible to receive his first Combat Infantry Badge. In addition, for being a part of a two round scrimmage in which both rounds were a victory he shall also receive a WWII Victory Medal.


Combat Infantry Badge, 1st AwardWWII Victory Medal

Private, First Class Jeffrey D. Boomhauer
PFC Boomhauer has participated in his first official scrimmage and is therefore eligible to receive his first Combat Infantry Badge. In addition, for being a part of a two round scrimmage in which both rounds were a victory he shall also receive a WWII Victory Medal.


Combat Infantry Badge, 1st AwardWWII Victory Medal

Private, First Class Imran I. Holmes
During the defense round after the Axis team captured the lumber yard, PFC Holmes stayed hidden close to the river. From his position he was able to provide his team with vital intelligence on the opposing teams movement. When the Axis launched their attack on the western gun battery, PFC Holmes repositioned himself to assist first squad. Quickly dispatching 3 of the Axis that had been harassing squad 1. He linked up with them and they launched a counter attack on the lumber yard recapturing it and cutting off the Axis escape route. Who were then eliminated by second squads counter attack from the west. For his actions, PFC Holmes is being awarded the Army Commendation Medal. PFC Holmes has also participated in his first official scrimmage and is therefore eligible to receive his first Combat Infantry Badge. In addition, for being a part of a two round scrimmage in which both rounds were a victory he shall also receive a WWII Victory Medal.


Combat Infantry Badge, 1st AwardWWII Victory Medal Army Commendation Medal

Private, First Class Maarten Kooiman
PFC Kooiman has participated in his first official scrimmage and is therefore eligible to receive his first Combat Infantry Badge. In addition, for being a part of a two round scrimmage in which both rounds were a victory he shall also receive a WWII Victory Medal.


Combat Infantry Badge, 1st AwardWWII Victory Medal

Private, First Class Aljoša Krajnc
PFC Krajnc has participated in his first official scrimmage and is therefore eligible to receive his first Combat Infantry Badge. In addition, for being a part of a two round scrimmage in which both rounds were a victory he shall also receive a WWII Victory Medal.


Combat Infantry Badge, 1st AwardWWII Victory Medal

Private, First Class Thomas G. Millin
PFC Millin has participated in his first official scrimmage and is therefore eligible to receive his first Combat Infantry Badge. In addition, for being a part of a two round scrimmage in which both rounds were a victory he shall also receive a WWII Victory Medal.


Combat Infantry Badge, 1st AwardWWII Victory Medal

Private, First Class Kennet R. Pedersen
PFC Pedersen has participated in his first official scrimmage and is therefore eligible to receive his first Combat Infantry Badge. In addition, for being a part of a two round scrimmage in which both rounds were a victory he shall also receive a WWII Victory Medal.


Combat Infantry Badge, 1st AwardWWII Victory Medal

Private, First Class Jonathan E. Plumbley
PFC Plumbley has participated in his first official scrimmage and is therefore eligible to receive his first Combat Infantry Badge. In addition, for being a part of a two round scrimmage in which both rounds were a victory he shall also receive a WWII Victory Medal.


Combat Infantry Badge, 1st AwardWWII Victory Medal

Private, First Class Arjan Schelhaas
PFC Schelhaas has participated in his second official scrimmage and is therefore eligible to receive his WWII Victory Medal for being a part of a two round scrimmage in which both rounds were a victory.


WWII Victory Medal

Private, First Class Adam T. Schraff
PFC Schraff has participated in his second official scrimmage and is therefore eligible to receive his WWII Victory Medal for being a part of a two round scrimmage in which both rounds were a victory.


WWII Victory Medal

Private, First Class Adam K. Stachurski
PFC Stachurski has participated in his first official scrimmage and is therefore eligible to receive his first Combat Infantry Badge. In addition, for being a part of a two round scrimmage in which both rounds were a victory he shall also receive a WWII Victory Medal.


Combat Infantry Badge, 1st AwardWWII Victory Medal

Private, First Class Milton M. Streamhill
PFC Streamhill has participated in his first official scrimmage and is therefore eligible to receive his first Combat Infantry Badge. In addition, for being a part of a two round scrimmage in which both rounds were a victory he shall also receive a WWII Victory Medal.


Combat Infantry Badge, 1st AwardWWII Victory Medal

Private, First Class Thanos T. Tsimarakis
PFC Tsimarakis has participated in his first official scrimmage and is therefore eligible to receive his first Combat Infantry Badge. In addition, for being a part of a two round scrimmage in which both rounds were a victory he shall also receive a WWII Victory Medal.


Combat Infantry Badge, 1st AwardWWII Victory Medal

Private, First Class Steven V. VanDongen
PFC VanDongen has participated in his first official scrimmage and is therefore eligible to receive his first Combat Infantry Badge. In addition, for being a part of a two round scrimmage in which both rounds were a victory he shall also receive a WWII Victory Medal.


Combat Infantry Badge, 1st AwardWWII Victory Medal

Private. Miikka K. Nieminen
Pvt. Nieminen has participated in his first official scrimmage and is therefore eligible to receive his first Combat Infantry Badge. In addition, for being a part of a two round scrimmage in which both rounds were a victory he shall also receive a WWII Victory Medal.


Combat Infantry Badge, 1st AwardWWII Victory Medal

1Lt. Kelly J. Fritz
Commanding Officer
Able Company HQ
1Lt. Fritz

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  • edited November 2016

    116th
    The Seal


    29TH INFANTRY DIVISION
    116TH REGIMENT, 1ST BN
    ABLE COMPANY


    Official Writeup For AP4's Deployment
    October 15th, 2016




    On Saturday, October 15th, 2016 at the stalwart soldiers of Able Company, Fourth Platoon, led by SSgt. Hartstock, deployed against the combined Axis forces of the 352nd Volksgrenadier Division. The two teams clashed in a pair of conflicts in the unforgiving swamps and local village on the edge of Demyansk. Each team had 45 minutes to attack and secure the areas against a well equipped defending team of equal size.


    Attack Round

    At the start of the round three scouts were sent out to skirmish with the Axis setup in ambush positions on the south bank of the river. After the scouts had thinned out the Axis defenses close to the river the rest of the Platoon moved into position to attack. Squad 1 led by Sgt. Peroni was initially tasked with advancing on the eastern flank to secure the gun battery located there. At the same time Squad 3, led by Cpl. Nicolai was tasked with securing the lumber yard. While Squad 2, led by PFC Andersson was to setup on the north bank of the river and provide cover for Squad 3.

    Squad 1 took heavy casualties early on, when an Axis defender, who had positioned himself to ambush them from a bush, opened up at close range with a MKb42. Which forced them to slow down and regroup. During this time Squad 3 with support from Squad 2, quickly secured the lumber yard and quickly advanced and captured the western gun emplacement as well. Having lost the western battery, the Axis retreated from the eastern battery allowing Squad 1 to move up and secure it.

    Having secured the first set of objectives the Platoon was ordered to secure the command post. Squad 3 moved in and secured the main bunker and proceeded to clear the trenches and bunkers to the east. Meanwhile Squads 1 and 2 cleared the fortifications towards the west. Having secured the whole trench line Squad 3 held their positions to the east. Squads 1 and 2 advanced South toward the west swamp. Squad 1 held their position and Squad 2 continued south to search for any Axis that were waiting to counter attack.

    After Squad 1 captured the west swamp. Squad 3 advanced south from their positions and quickly secured the east swamp. Having secured all the objectives, the Platoon left a few members to defend the swamp objectives and proceeded further south to search for the remaining Axis. They remaining were quickly found after they opened up on the Platoon with a MG42. Though a few additional casualties were taken, the Axis were quickly dispatched and victory was secured.


    Defense Round

    Squad 1 was tasked with holding the eastern gun battery and the trenches east of the command post. Squad 2 with holding the western gun battery. Squad 3 was ordered to setup a light defense at the lumber yard and command post.

    During the Axis initial assault at the lumber yard the members of third Squad assigned to hold it inflicted light casualties to their force. Those that were able to retreated and regrouped with the rest of their squad at the command post, allowing the attackers to secure the lumber yard. After the Germans secured the lumber yard they sent a small force to skirmish around the eastern gun battery; however, Squad 1 was able to easily repel their force.

    At the same time the as the skirmish was going on at the eastern gun battery the Axis launched an attack with the majority of their forces from the lumber yard towards the western gun battery, which was being defended by Squad 2. After taking heavy casualties the Axis were finally able to capture the western gun battery, but the survivors of Squad 2 setup near an abandoned house to the west of the objective and were able to keep them trapped with the help of Squad 3 who were setup in the trenches to the south.

    With the Axis primary attack stopped by Squad 2. Squad 3 was then ordered to counter-attack from their positions and recapture the lumber yard, which they were able to easily do with the help of PFC Holmes who had been attacking the enemy from behind throughout the course of the battle. While Squad 1 was recapturing the lumber yard, Squads 2 and 3 counter attacked and recaptured the western gun battery. The remaining Axis attempted to regroup in the small village to the west of the lumber yard; however, they were quickly surrounded and eliminated.

  • Good job guys, especially Andersson and Holmes congrats!

  • Congrats everybody, stunning great work!

  • Goodjob guys, awesome job from all of you

  • Congrats guys!

  • Congrats everyone, hell of a job well done!

  • Nice work chaps. You all definitely earned those medals.

  • Great job out there, congratulations to all!

  • Sounded like a good fight, congratulations everyone!

  • Congratulations lads.

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