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Bieder Silver Star for D-Day news.

Bieder Bronze Star news.

BELOW: Walt Bieder in 2000. Unless otherwise noted, photos are by Chuck Solomon.

Bieder in front of his medal case.

The interview...



German anti-tank gun and gunner, the type Bieder took out above Easy Red. (Motion picture still)


Roster of Bieder's platoon. Walter Bieder was then a sergeant, leader of the second squad. (Courtesy of the Streczyk family)

BELOW: A visit with Walt Bieder to the First Division Memorial, Washington, D.C.

Fred Bisco.

Ben Overstreet.

Searching for Ray Curley's name, hidden by the overgrown hedge.


Low sound quality recordings

1) D-Day: taking out a machine gun nest and anti-tank gun

2) Death of Ben Overstreet, Waterworks Hill, Aachen, October 1944. Recorded at the First Division Memorial as Bieder saw Overstreet's name.

3) Sgt. Bieder

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