On December 2, 1944, Mike Timko was leading his squad near the German border and saw a German standing by a pine tree. When he saw the German, Mike yelled “Jerry” to his men. He aimed the gun at the German when a shell explosed near by the american troops.
Mike was wounded in the shoulder while the man next to him got hit in the chest. Mike crawled under a tree and applied sulfa drugs and morphine he had on him and then passed out. It was really dark when he awake, he could hear voices close by. Miked call the “Medic” because of his wounds.
A man approached him in a long coat with another guy. There were two Germans. One was a medic and the other was a regular infantry man. The medic stopped the bleeding in Mike shoulder and patched him up. The two Germans picked him up, put him in a coat and dragged him to a cabin or a shack.