Covert, Walter W.

​Walter Covert served as a half-track driver with the 19th Armored Infantry Battalion, part of the 14th Armored Division. Despite the fact that Covert did not arrive at the combat zone until December of 1944, he saw considerable action as his unit fought its way across Germany, including twice when his vehicle was disabled. He was injured in March of 1945, taking shrapnel in his leg, some of which he has lived with his entire life. Following the German surrender, Covert served in the occupation army before returning home in March, 1946.