Tec4. Ferd E. White
Enlisted: 24 February 1943, Portland, ME
3rd Platoon, B. Company 643rd TD BN.
from; Ferd White, Jr. (Son)
2 June 1924 Place:
Cape Elizabeth, ME
27 June 2017
Place: Meriden, CT
Burielplace: Riverside Cemetery, Cape
E. White (Getchell)
15 October 1949
Albert, Ferd Jr., Sherri and Roberta
Perley A. White Mother: Edith E.
Siblings: Donald, Maurice, Merle and Ruth
Conduct Medal - American Campaign Medal - WWII Victory Medal
Middle Eastern Service Medal
3 Battle Stars"Ardennes-Rhineland-Central
|Articles from Ferd White Jr.
on 643rd TD Facebook page,
WALLINGFORD, CT - Ferd Eugene White Sr., 93, (not Fern or Fred), but
Whitey to his friends from LANE Construction Corp. of Cheshire, CT,
passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at Midstate
Medical Center in Meriden, CT. Born June 2, 1924 ,to the late Perley
and Edith (Brown) White, he is survived by his wife of 68 years,
Joyce Elaine (Getchell) of Caribou, ME.
Ferd enlisted in the U.S. Army during WWII on February 24, 1943. He
was a member of the 643rd Tank Destroyer Battalion in the initial
invasion at the Battle of the Bulge, in Sherbourne, France. He was
awarded the Good Conduct Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, the
American Service Medal, and the European - African - Middle Eastern
Campaign Medal for his service. One of his great disappointments was
to be discharged from the military service as infantry, instead of
being discharged under the 643rd Tank Destroyer Battalion.
didn't find out about our father's Medals until he passed in 2017
Here are some of the things that we found out after he passed from
his foot locker and the Patriots Guard. I have never seen a Belt
Buckle like that before with two 45 Caliber shells on it?
this something issued? He did receive Expert Machine Gun and Sub
Ferd in front of M18 Hellcat (B33)
Ferd at his guard
post. He would be on guard duty here and this little German
boy would come down every time and talk with him. The only
problem, Dad didn't speak German, and the little fella
didn't speak English
Army Buddies, from left to right; George
Rickard, Ferd White, Jack Meyer, Narduzzo Mele, and Carl Shipman.