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S/Sgt. Gerald E Adams

134th Infantry Regiment - Company B

S/Sgt Gerald E Adams

This picture is from a group photo of Company B, 134th Infantry Regiment taken August 15, 1943 at Camp Rucker, Alabama

S/Sgt Gerald E Adams was wounded in action by shrapnel three times, first on July 28, 1944 but he remained on duty. He was next wounded August 12, 1944 and returned to duty the following day.  He was killed in action November 16, 1944 and is buried at Willoughby Village Cemetery in Willoughby, Ohio


Bronze Star Medal
Bronze Star Medal Citation

Staff Sergeant Gerald E Adams, 35534985, Infantry, United States Army, for heroic service in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States in the vicinity of Fossieux, France, 1 October 1944.  The First Battalion, 134th Infantry, was engaged in activity against the enemy in the vicinity of Fossieux.  Enemy forces were located within the village, and it was of vital importance that information be obtained as to the enemy strength, disposition and armament.  Sergeant Adams volunteered for the mission as a member of a ten-man patrol led by an officer.  That night, during the hours of darkness, he entered Fossieux and stealthily made a reconnaissance of the vicinity.  While so engaged, Sergeant Adams, assisted by the other patrol members, captured three enemy soldiers and gagged them to prevent an outcry that would warn other enemy in the vicinity.  No casualties were incurred on this mission, and all patrol members returned to the battalion command post with the necessary information.  The courage and resourcefulness of Sergeant Adams in the successful accomplishment of a dangerous mission, reflect credit upon his character and upon the military service.  Entered military service from Ohio.

General Orders No. 47, Headquarters 35th Infantry Division, 25 October 1944


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