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SOLDIER'S MEDAL


Criteria: The Soldier’s Medal is awarded to any person of the Armed Forces of the United States, or of a friendly foreign nation who while serving in any capacity with the Army of the United States, distinguished him/herself by heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy. The same degree of heroism is required as for the award of the Distinguished Flying Cross. The performance must have involved personal hazard or danger and the voluntary risk of life under conditions not involving conflict with an armed enemy. Awards will not be made solely on the basis of having saved a life.

It is interesting to note that, with one possible exception, the awards of the Soldiers Medal made to men of the 508th were all authorized by the same General Order.
 

SURNAME

GIVEN

RANK

COMPANY

YEAR AUTH

G.O.

Bennett

Edwin E., Jr.

2/Lt.

?

1944 82nd GO 35

Chase

Ernest W.

Pvt.

Co B

1944 82nd GO 35

Fecteau

Roland W.

Sgt.

Co B

1944 82nd GO 35

Mills

Robert K.

Pfc.

Co B

1944 82nd GO 35

Mitchell

Robert Mazyck

1/Lt.

Co I

1944 82nd GO 35

*O'Keefe

William R

T/4

Hq 1st

? ? ?

Taylor

John R.

Pfc.

Co B

1944 82nd GO 35
             
* Source: Devil Digest, June 17, 1943