Name: Lillard B McCollum
First Name(s): Lillard B
Last Name: McCollum
Place of birth: Tennessee, Marshall Cnty,
Company: B 3rd Squad AT 57mm gun
Unit: 526th AIB
Reported as: KIA
Date of incident: 18-12-1944
Place of incident: Stavelot
A remarkable story
Pfc Lillard B McCollum was member of a four-man crew, 3rd Squad AT 57mm gun of 526th Armored Infantry Battalion.
En route from Trois-Ponts ► Stavelot their half-track had accidently broken down. Due to this delay, they were ordered to guard an intersection near Stavelot. When a column of German tanks approached, the gun crew knocked out the first tank and stopped abruptley the unrushing Germans. Eventually soon after this incident a German 88 shell hit the base of the 57mm gun. The entire crew, Pvt Buchanan, Pvt Higgins, Cpl Hollenbeck and Pfc McCollum was killed.