FC: Johnnie Holmes Patton's Black Panthers
1: In Memorium | 1 | 2 | 3 | 1. The 761st Tank Battalion under Pattons'control and earned 9 Silver Stars, 62 Bronze Stars, and 296 Purple Hearts 2.Johnnie was partially raised in Chicago because his aunt was involved in Alcapones bootlegging business. 3.General Patton awarding Ernest A. Jenkins of the 761st Tank Battalion with one of 8 Silver Stars awarded to this Battalion. | 3
2: Later on in life Holmes retired to live his life in Chicago after working various industrial jobs. One of these jobs he pestered the employer everyday till he got a job there.
3: During their service the 761st at one point saw 183 of straight days of combat which included the worst of the Battle of the Bulge and the fierce Belgium winter.