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Novak, John

Date of birth:
December 12th, 1917 (Philadelphia/Pennsylvania, United States)
Date of death:
August 6th, 1994 (Newton/New Jersey, United States)
Nationality:
American

Biography

John Novak was also entitled to wear the Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon and recieved after the war the Army of Occupation Service Medal with "GERMANY" Bar Device.

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Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Staff-Sergeant
Unit:
10th Armored Infantry Batallion, 4th Armored Divison, U.S. Army
Action:
Was awarded Bronze Star for heroic action near Voellerdingen France 4th December 1944. He drew fire from a German patrol that was trying to sneak up on his repair crew as they were trying to recover a light tank in disputed territory. He killed 7 of the enemy and saved the lives of his repair crew.
Details:
With "V" for Valour.
Bronze Star  Medal (BSM)
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Second Award received as an oak leaf cluster for on the ribbon of the first Bronze Star.
Bronze Star  Medal (BSM)
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Received with five bronze stars.
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
With clasps for "M1 Rifle", "Pistol M" and "DRIVER".
Marksman Badge

Sources

  • Photo 1: Todd Jaretsky
  • Photo: Todd Jaretsky (photo: January 1945, Frisange Luxembourg)
  • - Article The Herald-News (Pasaic, NJ)
    - Decorations via Todd Jaretsky

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