Pfc Lloyd E. Brady 36046917 US Army KIA. He was born on October 3, 1915 the son of Joseph Harrison Brady and Emma Evaline Wright Brady of Stratton, Illinois. His widow was Joan K. Brady of 20 Tredworth Road Gloucester England. He entered the US Army on September 12, 1941, at the age of 25. At the time of his enlistment he was 5 foot 8 inches tall had gray eyes and Brown hair. He most likely served in another combat unit before joining the 63rd Division. On March 20, 1945 he was assigned to E Company from the 71st Reinf BN. He served in E Company253rd Infantry regiment, 63rd Infantry Division for the next 15 days. During this time he took part in the crossed the Rhine on March 28, the captured of Heidelberg on March 30. Crossed the Neckar River and the Jagst River, E Company253rd Infantry regiment, received the majority of the German resistance during this time.  He died on April 4, 1945, on hill 233 near the town of Untergriesheim Germany around the age of 29. At the time of his death E Company was holding back a strong close quarter combat counterattack by the 17th SS of Infantry and Tanks. Had E Company not been able to hold back this attack the SS would have pushed 2nd Battalion, 253rd Infantry, in to the Jagst River. His body was interred at Lorraine Military Cemetery France. He was awarded the Bronze Stare Medal, Purple Heart Medal, The American Theater of operations Medal, The European African Middle Eastern Theater of operations Medal, the American Defense Medalthe World War Two Victory Medal,  and the Combat Infantry Badge.


1- The Battle of Buchhof and Stein am Kocher

2- U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947


4- U.S., Headstone and Interment Records for U.S. Military Cemeteries on Foreign Soil, 1942-1949

5- 1920 United States Federal Census

6- 1930 United States Federal Census

7- 1940 United States Federal Census

8- The Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940