- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Staff Sergeant
- Company K, 3rd Battalion, 259th Infantry Regiment, 65th Infantry Division "Battle-Axe", U.S. Army
- Awarded on:
- May 16th, 1945
"For heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States at Neumarkt, Germany, on 20 April 1945. Sergeant ADLER, a Company "K" squad leader, leading his squad in clearing houses in Neumarkt, was pinned down by intense fire from an enemy machine-gun nest to his front. Leaving his men under cover, Sergeant ADLER inched his way toward the enemy gun. Discovering their position, he informed his scout, and began an advance to wipe out the nest. When within twenty-five yards of his objective, he was fatally wounded by machine-gun fire. Sergeant ADLER gave his life protecting his comrades, and by his heroic devotion to duty enabled his squad to annihilate the enemy machine gun nest, thus contributing greatly to company's advance"
General Orders No. 23, Headquarters 65th Infantry Division (16 May 1945).