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Adams, Albert J.

American (1776 - present, Republic)


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Second World War (1939-1945)
Private 1st Class
Headquarters Company, 21st Armored Infantry Battalion, 11th Armored Division "Thunderbolt", U.S. Army (Headquarters Company, 21st Armored Infantry Battalion, 11th Armored Division "Thunderbolt", U.S. Army)
Private First Class Albert J. Adams, Headquarters Company 21st Armored Infantry Battalion, 11th Armored Division, United States Army. For gallantry in action in connection with military operations against an armed enemy. On February 21, 1945 near Sevenig, Luxembourg, while a member of a patrol attempting to contact an adjacent division, Private First Class Adams was severely wounded when the patrol was fired upon by enemy machine guns from pill boxes. Despite his injuries, Private First Class Adams continued to operate his pack radio, and called for smoke from artillery, which enabled the patrol to withdraw successfully. Private First Class Adams refused to be evacuated until he had guided a night patrol to the area to search for a missing man, again under enemy fire. His gallant courage and complete devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army. Private First Class Adams entered the military service from the State of Washington.

Headquarters, 11th Armored Division, General Orders No. 91 (1945).
Silver Star Medal (SSM)