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Alexander, Merrill S.

Service number:
0-1169838
Nationality:
American (1776 - present, Republic)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Captain
Unit:
230th Field Artillery Battalion, 30th Infantry Division "Old Hickory"
Awarded on:
May 25th, 1945
Citation:
"For gallantry in action from 19 January to 20 January 1945 in Belgium. Two enemy tanks of a group of seven with supporting infantry broke through friendly lines and fired at Captain Alexander in his exposed position while he was transmitting important fire miss over his radio. Despite added artillery and nebelwerfer fire, he gallantry remained at his post. Captain Alexander again refused to leave his position on the following day when self-propelled artillery shelled the positions around him."
Headquarters, 30th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 131 (25 May 1945).
Silver Star Medal (SSM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Citation unavailable.
Bronze Star  Medal (BSM)

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