Ferdinand (Fred) Henry Geyer III was born in 1925 in Pennsylvania, the only child of Ferdinand Henry Geyer and Roselle Barbara Freymond. He attended Knoxville High School and enlisted on July 21, 1943, in Fort Oglethorpe, GA

11th Tank Battalion, 10th Armored Division
Buried at Luxembourg American Cemetery in Luxembourg City, B, 6, 45

“During my last trip to Europe this year. I visited the American Cemetery in Luxembourg to pay tribute to our fallen heroes from War War II. On my way out, as the cemetery was closing, a cross that had a Tennessee inscription on it stood out to me as I’m a Tennessee resident from Chattanooga.
Took a moment to raise a Prayer to our Lord Jesus Christ for the Name of this heroic soldier and promised I would continue to pray for him and learn more from this soldier’s life upon my return to the USA. That brought me to this site.
Cross’s inscription read “FERDINAND H. GEYER III. CPL 11 TK BN 10 ARMD DIV. TENNESSEE FEB 27 1945”
God bless Corporal Ferdinand H Geyer III, God bless the armed Forces that protects us all and God bless the United States of America.

I want to share a Picture of Corporal Geyer‘s cross at the American Cemetery in Luxembourg. At the far end of the picture, right in the middle of the frame and in line with Corporal Geyer’s cross, is General George S. Patton Jr.‘s grave site. General of the Third Army.”
— Submitted by Jose Duran

  • Rank: Corporal
  • Date of birth:
  • 30 April 1925
  • Date of death: 27 February 1945
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 11th Tank Battalion, 10th Armored Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Luxembourg American Cemetery, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIV, Top Panel
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