|Date and Place of Birth:||1914 Drexel Hill, PA|
|Date and Place of Death:||December 10, 1944 Germany|
|Military Unit:||23rd Tank Battalion, 12th Armored Division US Army|
|Area Served:||European Theater of Operations|
Arthur Greims had played college baseball on the same team as Bill "Swish" Nicholson. But while Nicholson put in an all-star performance with the Chicago Cubs, Greims battled the Nazis in Europe.
Arthur W. Greims Jr., was born in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania in 1914.
Greims attended Washington College in Pennsylvania where he played
football and baseball. He was part of the 1934 football team that was
undefeated that year, and he played baseball with future major leaguer
Bill "Swish" Nicholson.
Greims withdrew from college at the beginning of his junior year and on April 1, 1942, he entered military service. He served in Europe with the 23rd Tank Battalion, 12th Armored Division. On December 8, 1944 the 12th Armored went into combat for the first time. Second Lieutenant Greims died from wounds received in combat two days later on the 10th. He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart and is buried at Lorraine American Cemetery in Saint-Avold, France.
John Lord, a classmate of Greims at Washington College, dedicated a Pin Oak tree in his memory. His tree is identified by a plaque bearing the initials AWG and was planted near the gymnasium at the college.
Date Added: July 28, 2012
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