Holzinger, Warner, born as Werner Willi, 31-03-1916 in Rosenthal, Silesia,
from, Karl Frederick Holzinger 1871 /1940 and Sofie L Holzinger 1881/ 1937. He came to the US with his parents and 3 older siblings in 1921. He was naturalized as a US citizen on 26-09-1940. One book states that he was from Reedsburg, Wisconsin; but every source document that I found has him living in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, and he drove a dairy truck before the war.” He joined Troop B of the 85th
Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron of the 5th
under General Courtny Ricks Hodges
and he would be the first Amis to cross the German border at the Siegfried line. “Just after six p.m. on the warm, clear Monday evening of September 11, a jeep carrying a five-man American patrol from Troop B of the 85th Reconnaissance Squadron crept north on the river road from Vianden in northwestern Luxembourg. Thickly timbered hills pitched and yawed in all directions, and blue shadows bled into the dells. The jeep lurched to a halt near the jackstraw wreckage of a blown bridge across the narrow Our River. Staff Sergeant Warner W. Holzinger, a German-speaker from Reedsburg, Wisconsin, scrambled down the bank, followed by a rifleman and a French interpreter hired by the troop in Paris.