Caron, Roger

Date of birth:
January 30th, 1921 (Quebec)
Date of death:
June 21st, 1950
Nationality:
Canadian (1931-present, Constitutional Monarchy)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Luitenant (Acting Capitain)
Unit:
Canadian Infantry Corps, Royal 22e Regiment
Awarded on:
December 8th, 1945
Action:
The platoon was pinned to the ground and the tank was unable to give supporting fire bexause of the closeness of the platoon to the enemy. Showing complete disregard for his own personal safety, Lieutenant Caron dashed forward under the machine gun fire and jumped into a slit trench which was occupied bij a German Officer to march with his arms raised towards the machine gun and order his men to cease fire. In this way, Lieutenant caron personally captured the two machine guns which were pinning down his platoon. Then his platoon, inspired bj his courage, dashed forward and cleaned out the whole position, capturing sixty-five of the enemy.
Details:
Royal decree no.2
Canadian Gazette of 22 dec. 1945
Ridder vierde klasse der Militaire Willems Orde (MWO.4)

Sources

  • Photo:
  • http://www.onderscheidingen.nl source maalderink p.284