I was notified by Elsa Silbert today that her husband, Bill Silbert ( Silberberg in WWII)passed away earlier this week. Bill was a Lt. in 358/A who was assigned to the unit late in the Normandy Campaign and was directly involved in the battle of Ft. Koenigsmacher near Thionville on Nov.9-11, 1944. Bill was later captured with a portion of his platoon in January, 1945 and was a POW for approximately three months.
Bill and Elsa attended the Moselle Commemoration last June and Bill was the main speaker at the ceremonies dedicating the new park and monument at the Fort.
We will miss you.
Norm Richards, Assistant Historian 90th Division Asociation
Always a sad news to here off the passing of another Tough'Ombre. Lt. Silbert joined A/358th Inf. on late July/early August 1944. He led his platoon (2nd platoon) during the attack on Silly en Gouffern, on Aug, 19th 1944. At the end of the morning, the village had been taken and the assault went on in the Forest, where they met a stronger enemy resistance (a Sherman was even KOed).