On the 11th
June, 1944 near the town of Gueutteville, France, I was crossing from
enemy territory to friendly lines, I approached a German officer.
I then quietly
killed the German with my trench knife.
I had dropped by
parachute deep into hostile territory on the morning of D-DAY, 6th
June 1944, and led 7 men for 5 days through the country side covered with
We never hesitated
to engage any opposition encountered and left many German dead behind.
When we reached the
enemy’s main line of resistance (MLA) it became necessary to eliminate the
last obstacle by deception rather than rifle fire.
For my actions I
was awarded the second highest medal, the Distinguished Service Cross.