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Atkinson, Jack S.
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- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Private 1st Class
- Company H, 415th Infantry Regiment, 104th Infantry Division "Timberwolf"
- Awarded on:
- May 25th, 1945
"Pfc. Jack S. ATKINSON, Company H, 415th Infantry, took up an exposed position in a second-story window and inflicted heavy losses with accurate fire from his machine gun on counter-attacking troops. The enemy detected his position, but he refused to abandon his gun although under a barrage of sniper, bazooka, panzerfaust and machine gun fire. As a result of his coolness in the face of grave danger, Pfc. ATKINSON single-handedly repulsed a serious threat to his unitís position."