|courtesy of E. Wiltshire|
George was drafted in March 1943. After his basic military training he was sent to England and assigned to B Company 116th Infantry. He trained with the unit for the planned amphibious landing on the coast of France and took place in those landings on 6 Jun 1944. He survived that and continued to fight with unit until killed in action near Saint-Lo, France on 13 Jul 1944.
PFC Retzler rests forever in the Normandy American Cemetery.
George's brother, Anthony Jacob Retzler, was also drafted and served from 1943-1946. Their sister, Catherine M. Retzler, was a nursing cadet graduating 1 Mar 1944.