Hank Zimmerman joined the US Army during the fall of 1942 and received his boot camp training at Camp Croft, Spartanburg, South Carolina. As an airborne infantryman, he received parachute training at Fort Benning, Georgia. Zimmerman was attached to "E" Company, 506th, 101st Airborne Division during WWII. He saw action at the Battle of the Bulge, Berchtesgaden, Germany, and Marmelon, France. 

  In 1946, while in Germany, Zimmerman re-enlisted in the army and was sent for duty to 82nd Airborne, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He was the recipient of the Bronze Star for action during the Battle of the Bulge and received the Belgium Citation, American Campaign Ribbon, and European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbon. He was discharged in 1947 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. 

  Zimmerman was among US Army personnel who were interviewed by Hollywood and HBO staff members working for Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks. They were gathering information for Band of Brothers & Saving Private Ryan.

Transcript Number 119
Title: Hank Zimmerman: Remembering World War II
Interviewee: Hank Zimmerman
Interviewer: Tim Bostwick
Date of Interview: ??
Location of Interview: Brunswick County, N.C.
Description: 1 VHS Cassette Tape, (ca. 65 min.) sd., col.
Documentation: 1 Typed Transcript
Series: World War II Veterans Oral History Preservation Project
Series: Voices of Experience