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Alexander, Marshall

Date of birth:
November 23rd, 1918 (Terre Haute/Indiana, United States of America)
Nationality:
American

Biography

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Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
1st Lieutenant
Unit:
Company B, 32nd Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron
Awarded on:
June 30th, 1945
Action:
Synopsis:
"For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against a hostile force. First Lieutenant Alexander distinguished himself by intrepid actions on 10 April 1945 while serving with Company B, 32d Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron (Mechanized). Lieutenant Alexander was in command of a patrol into Berg, Germany, when the patrol came under attack from enemy hidden in ambush, wounding Lieutenant Alexander and killing or wounding other members of the patrol. In spite of bullet wounds in his arm and his leg, Lieutenant Alexander continued to lead his men in the fierce action that followed and directed them in effecting a forced withdrawal without further casualties. His unquestionable valor in close combat is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflects great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army."
Details:
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 156 (June 30, 1945)
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)

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