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Kehoe, Robert R.

American (1776 - present, Republic)


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Second World War (1939-1945)
1st Sergeant
Special Operations, Office of Strategic Services (OSS), U.S. Government
Awarded on:
Awarded for:
Operation Jedburgh
"For extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Office of Strategic Services, in action against enemy forces from 9 June 1944 to 20 August 1944. First Sergeant Kehoe was parachuted into France to set up as a radio operation and assistant in a three-man team which was charged with the organization, arming and directing of French resistance forces. Despite the grave personal danger to himself, he maintained scheduled radio transmission with London headquarters and made possible the sending and effective use of resistance forces numbering more than 4,000. He actively participated in sabotage activities and in joint American-French actions which cleared the Paimpol Peninsula. His actions contributed immeasurably to the success achieved by the French resistance forces in their support of the allied armies. First Sergeant Kehoe's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army."

Headquarters, European Theater of Operations, U.S. Army, General Orders No. 32
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
Second World War (1939-1945)

With Gold Star
Croix de Guerre (1939-1945)