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Voor Walter J. Will zie:
http://www.ww2awards.com/person/749
*WILL, WALTER J.

Rank and Organization: First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, Company K 18th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division. Place and Date Near Eisern, Germany, 30 March 1945. Entered Service at: West Winfield, N.Y. Birth: Pittsburgh, Pa. G.O. No.: 88, 17 October 1945.

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He displayed conspicuous gallantry during an attack on powerful enemy positions. He courageously exposed himself to withering hostile fire to rescue 2 wounded men and then, although painfully wounded himself, made a third trip to carry another soldier to safety from an open area. Ignoring the profuse bleeding of his wound, he gallantly led men of his platoon forward until they were pinned down by murderous flanking fire from 2 enemy machineguns. He fearlessly crawled alone to within 30 feet of the first enemy position, killed the crew of 4 and silenced the gun with accurate grenade fire. He continued to crawl through intense enemy fire to within 20 feet of the second position where he leaped to his feet, made a lone, ferocious charge and captured the gun and its 9-man crew. Observing another platoon pinned down by 2 more German machineguns, he led a squad on a flanking approach and, rising to his knees in the face of direct fire, coolly and deliberately lobbed 3 grenades at the Germans, silencing 1 gun and killing its crew. With tenacious aggressiveness, he ran toward the other gun and knocked it out with grenade fire. He then returned to his platoon and led it in a fierce, inspired charge, forcing the enemy to fall back in confusion. 1st Lt. Will was mortally wounded in this last action, but his heroic leadership, indomitable courage, and unflinching devotion to duty live on as a perpetual inspiration to all those who witnessed his deeds.
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Bbfreak schreef:Zeker mooie foto's. Ben er 3 jaar geleden geweest en ga er deze
vakantie weer naar toe. Echt heel indrukwekkend.
Die foto van dat kruis dichtbij, staan Medal of Honor op.
Is wel een speciale geweest denk ik. Weet jij hier meer van Robin?
Hoi,
Die Soldaat wat daar begraven ligt met "Medal of Honor" op het kruis,heeft dit kruis ontvangen ontvangen nadat hij iets moedigs had gedaan(Volgens mij).Waarvoor hij precies die medaille heeft ontvangen weet ik niet.

Robin.
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robin.h
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Oeps,had het bericht van barry niet gezien,maar nu weet je het dus :wink:
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barry schreef:Voor Walter J. Will zie:
http://www.ww2awards.com/person/749
*WILL, WALTER J.

Rank and Organization: First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, Company K 18th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division. Place and Date Near Eisern, Germany, 30 March 1945. Entered Service at: West Winfield, N.Y. Birth: Pittsburgh, Pa. G.O. No.: 88, 17 October 1945.

Citation:
He displayed conspicuous gallantry during an attack on powerful enemy positions. He courageously exposed himself to withering hostile fire to rescue 2 wounded men and then, although painfully wounded himself, made a third trip to carry another soldier to safety from an open area. Ignoring the profuse bleeding of his wound, he gallantly led men of his platoon forward until they were pinned down by murderous flanking fire from 2 enemy machineguns. He fearlessly crawled alone to within 30 feet of the first enemy position, killed the crew of 4 and silenced the gun with accurate grenade fire. He continued to crawl through intense enemy fire to within 20 feet of the second position where he leaped to his feet, made a lone, ferocious charge and captured the gun and its 9-man crew. Observing another platoon pinned down by 2 more German machineguns, he led a squad on a flanking approach and, rising to his knees in the face of direct fire, coolly and deliberately lobbed 3 grenades at the Germans, silencing 1 gun and killing its crew. With tenacious aggressiveness, he ran toward the other gun and knocked it out with grenade fire. He then returned to his platoon and led it in a fierce, inspired charge, forcing the enemy to fall back in confusion. 1st Lt. Will was mortally wounded in this last action, but his heroic leadership, indomitable courage, and unflinching devotion to duty live on as a perpetual inspiration to all those who witnessed his deeds.
Hier kun je niet anders dan respect voor hebben.
Bedankt voor het zoeken! Super!
Ongelofelijk zeg. Je zou die man persoonlijk willen bedanken voor alles wat hij gedaan heeft.
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