H Company,
36th Armored Infantry Regiment
3rd Armored Division
Pfc. Bernard (Barney) Zbylot, Half-track Driver, H Company, 36th Armored Infantry Regiment.

Pfc. Zbylot reached England in July 1944 and entered France in July 1944.

He was in wounded in action (WIA) near Aachen, Germany  on 18 September 1944.  He received shrapnel wounds to the right side of his chest and thigh.  He was evacuated and reached the 55th General Hospital on 26 September 1944, and was eventually shipped back to the United States.

Pfc. Zbylot was decorated with the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and Combat Infantryman Badge.  He was also awarded the WWII Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Europe/Africa/Mediterranean Theater Medal with two stars (Rhineland Campaign and Northern France Campaign), as well as the American Campaign Medal.

Bernard Zbylot passed away in 1966 due to complications from the wounds he received in World War II.

His family requests that they be contacted by anyone that might remember him. 

(Photos and information provided by Bernard Zbylot's great-nephew, Steve Grogan, and are used by permission)
Pfc. Zbylot with helmet and M-1 rifle - Fort McClellan, Alabama, April 1944.
Pfc.  Zbylot - Fort McClellan, Alabama, April, 1944.
Pfc. Zbylot - Photo was taken while home on furlough at his childhood home in Bondsville, MA.
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