Second Lieutenant Albert C Mack

Name Albert C Mack
Rank Second Lieutenant
Army Serial # O-1321049
State Pennsylvania
Date of death 1945-01-09
Plot, Row, Grave C, 16, 46
Cemetery Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, Henri-Chapelle, Belgium, Google Maps
Role MOS 1542 Infantry Unit Commander
Unit F Company, 329th Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division
Awards Purple Heart
Remarks The following information was taken from an article published January 31, 2011 in The Express. The article, written by Adam Guerra can be found here.

Albert Clarence Mack was born in Lock Haven. He attended Immaculate Conception, both for grade school and high school. After graduating, he took a job at the paper mill, working there right up until his decision to enlist.

On April 26, 1941, Mack enlisted in the U.S. Army. He was sent to Fort Benning, Ga., for basic training, and stayed on for advanced individual training. He was still at Fort Benning when Pearl Harbor was attacked in December of that year.

Mack went through Officer Candidate School and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in June of 1943. Upon graduation, he was sent to Camp Atterbury, Ind. He was attached to the 329th Infantry Regiment, part of the 83rd Infantry Division, which was officially activated in August of 1942 with the official nickname of the "Thunderbolt" or "Ohio" Division. The 83rd Division was the first unit to complete its training at Camp Atterbury. Elements of the unit, including Mack, then went on to train at Camp Gruber, near Muskogee, Okla.

The official after-action report for the division states that the 329th Infantry Regiment launched an attack at the town of Petit-Langlir that morning. Initially, resistance was light, but as the infantrymen attacked the town itself, they encountered tanks and artillery from the SS Panzer Division, a veteran German tank unit. During the fighting, Mack was killed while leading his platoon.

2nd Lieutenant Mack was a member of K and F Company. The morning report for July 15, 1944 on page 41 lists him joining K Company together with several other officers on July 15, 1944. Page 85, for July 25, 1944 lists him as lightly wounded in action and transferred to the 77th Evacuation Hospital on July 23, 1944.

The morning report for January 11, 1944 lists him as killed in action on January 9, 1945, while serving in F Company. We note that he is listed as a First Lieutenant in the July morning reports while listed as a Second Lieutenant in the January morning report. All pages can be seen below.

General Order 23 lists his commendation for a Purple Heart for wounds received in action on July 21, 1944.
Documents - Citation Purple Heart, GO #23
- Morning report July 15, 1944. K Company, 329th IR.
- Morning report July 25, 1944. K Company, 329th IR.
- Morning report January 11, 1945. F Company, 329th IR.
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