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Stanley, Oren Leonard

Date of birth:
January 25th, 1919
Date of death:
May 28th, 2014
Canadian (1931-present, Constitutional Monarchy)


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Second World War (1939-1945)
"A" Company, The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa (MG), 3rd Canadian Infantry Division ("A" Company, The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa (MG), 3rd Canadian Infantry Division)
On 8 June 1944 at approximately 1200 hours the position occupied by Sergeant Stanley’s Platoon was heavily mortared and machine gunned and was directly attacked by enemy tanks. Heavy casualties resulted and the position was in imminent peril of being overrun when Sergeant Stanley with conspicuous gallantry, devotion to duty and utter disregard to his own safety and the fire of the enemy went about freely encouraging his men and manned a gun whose crew had been disabled exchanging shot for shot with enemy tanks at close range with such effect that the enemy was repulsed and the position held. It was without doubt largely due to his cool efficiency courage and fine example under the fiercest fire that this isolated position was held and the enemy driven off.
Military Medal (MM)