Sergeant Mallory enlisted in the US Army in 1943. As a member of General Patton’s Third Army, Mallory participated in the infamous Battle of the Bulge. Shortly after that pivotal battle Allied forces needed to move troops and equipment into Germany. All the bridges across the Rhine River had been destroyed except for one. Mallory’s unit was assigned to silently paddle across the Rhine. They moved in the dark of night in small boats to the enemy side of the river. There they set up a defensive position to protect the engineers who were building the new pontoon bridge. When the Germans surrendered in 1945, only 38 of the original 200 soldiers in Ken’s company remained. Some of his awards include the Asiatic Pacific Battle Star and the Distinguished French Legion of Honor medal. Sergeant Mallory’s Grandson is a family season ticket holder for over twelve years