Fayette County


Pvt. George A. Zabriskie




Was With the 106th Infantry, Which Received Terrific Punishment in Battle in Germany

A message from the war department received Friday, Jan 19, stated that Pvt. George A. Zabriskie, 36, was missing in action on Dec. 17 in Germany. He was with the 106th division of the infantry. His wife lives in Fayette, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Zabriskie, reside in Stanley.

George entered the army service in August, 1943, and received his basic training with the anti aircraft force at Camp Carson, Calif., where he was transferred to the infantry. His final training was at Camp Atterbury, Ind., where we was attached to the 106th division and sent overseas in November, 1944.

Mrs. Zabriskie received a letter from him written the 14th of December, and at that time he was in Belgium. Just a day later the 106th division was hit in full force nu the Germans at St. Vith.

Another message was received by the war department Monday, assuring the family that if at any time additional information is received, they would be notified at once.

Mr. and Mrs. Zabriskie have lived in Fayette for ten years. He was employed as an auto mechanic and since 1939 has owned and operated a garage until inducted into the service.

Source: Fayette County Leader, January 25, 1945

Note: According to his Find A Grave inscription reads POW. He is part of the 106th ID which was captured by the Germans in the first few days of the Battle of the Bulge.