- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Lieutenant Colonel
- 134th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division "Santa Fe", U.S. Army (134th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division "Santa Fe", U.S. Army)
Lieutenant Colonel Alford C. Boatsman O-244530, Infantry, United States Army, for heroic service in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States in the vicinity of *** [Morhange], France on 15 and 16 November 1944. During the course of an attack with the mission of occupying the town of *** [Morhange], Colonel Boatsman, Executive Officer, 134th Infantry, accompanied assault elements of the regiment despite concentrations of enemy fire of all types, and was among the first to enter the town. He immediately took charge, formulated and carried into execution plans for surveillance of the hostile civilian population, traffic organization and coordinated action with civil affairs personnel. His prompt, decisive and courageous actions were immeasurably responsible for the smooth and coordinated occupation of the town, without disruption through civilian hostility.
Entered military service from Nebraska.
This award was obtained in the form of a second Oak Leave to be attached on the ribbon of the first award.
Headquarters 35th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 55 (5 December 1944).