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Maukonen, Carl E.

Service number:
0-1175506
Nationality:
American (1776 - present, Republic)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
1st Lieutenant
Unit:
230th Field Artillery Battalion, 30th Infantry Division "Old Hickory"
Awarded on:
May 25th, 1945
Citation:
"For gallantry in action on 15 April 1945, in Germany. When two vehicles loaded with four hundred rounds of high explosives were set on fire by hostile artillery fire, they presented a hazard to other vehicles parked in the area. Lieutenant Maukonen, amid the enemy artillery fire, curtailed the fire on the blazing vehicle until the trucks in the immediate vicinity could be moved. Then noticing that the kitchen truck was burning, he labered unceasingly, despite the danger of enemy shells and exploding shells from the burning ammunition vehicles, until the fire was completely extinguished."

Headquarters, 30th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 131 (25 May 1945).
Silver Star Medal (SSM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
1st Lieutenant (Lieutenant)
Unit:
230th Field Artillery Battalion, 30th Infantry Division "Old Hickory"

Citation unavailable.
Bronze Star  Medal (BSM)

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