This organic unit of the U.S. 28th Infantry Division was called to active federal service on 17 February 1941, 10 months prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor. The regiment first entered the continent of Europe on the Normandy beaches following the D-Day landing. The regiment participated in the capture of Paris and was involved in the bitter fighting in the Huertgen Forest and the Battle of the Bulge. At one point the regiment was reduced to 300 men.
Worn Zippo with diagonal lines and original engravings: the U.S. 112th Infantry Regiment insignia on the front and on the other side «good luck, post 212 V.F.W.» – this Veterans of Foreign Wars post is the one from Bradford PA.