useful reference http://flowerbooklk.com/?p=650 Isadore Seigfreid Jachman was born in Berlin, Germany on December 14, 1922. When he was two years old, he emigrated to the United States with his parents, who settled in Baltimore, Maryland. He became a naturalized US citizen and then volunteered to fight for his adopted country in the United States Army on November 17, 1942.
One of the missions of the 82nd Airborne Division – the “All-Americans” – in the Battle of Normandy was securing crossings over the Merderet River on the Cotentin Peninsula. The Merderet had to be secured to both protect the flank for the beachhead at Utah Beach, plus open up the path to Cherbourg at the peninsula’s north tip. Cherbourg was a key target because its port was vital for keeping the growing Allied army in Normandy supplied.
On June 9, 1944 along the Merderet, two 82nd Airborne soldiers met the challenge of separate Nazi counter attacks single handedly and placed their names among our nation’s greatest heroes.