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Nash, Freeman J.

Nationality:
American

Biography

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Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Private 1st Class
Unit:
507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, US Army (507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, US Army)
Action:
Citation:
Private First Class Freeman J. Nash, 38007288, 507th Parachute Infantry, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action against the enemy on 10 June 1944 in France. When Private First Class Nash's unit was committed to a frontal assault on a strong enemy position, Private First Class Nash dashed to the front of his unit and, with complete disregard for the heavy machine gun and artillery fire, set an inspiring example to his comrades. As the attack progressed, Private First Class Nash became the point of the assault echelon. In the face of almost point blank machine gun fire which had pinned him to the ground, Private First Class Nash fearlessly rose from time to time to study the enemy positions and shouted back the necessary corrections for mortar fire which materially contributed to the success of the attack. The personal bravery, initiative and daring exhibited by Private First Class Nash reflect the highest traditions of the United States Army.
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)

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