Ninth United States Army
29 March 1945
TO: Commanding Officer, 23rd Headquarters Sp Trs, Twelfth Army Group
THROUGH: Commanding General Twelfth Army Group
1. 23rd Headquarters Special Troops, Twelfth Army Group, was attached to Ninth U. S. Army on 15 March 1945 to participate in the operation to cross the Rhine River.
2. The unit was engaged in a special project, which was an important part of the operation. The careful planning, minute attention to detail, and diligent execution of the tasks to be accomplished by the personnel of the organization reflect great credit on this unit.
3. I desire to commend the officers and men of the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops, Twelfth Army Group, for their fine work and to express my appreciation for a job well done.
/s/z/ W. H. Simpson
Lt. Gen., U. S. Army