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Pvt Plaz P Adams

Pvt Plaz P Adams

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Plaz Perry Adams, son of Alva Blain and Beattris (Boaldin) Adams, was born July 2, 1919 in Eldorado, Oklahoma. He registered for the draft October 16, 1940. At that time he was working on his father's farm in Snyder, Oklahoma. He was inducted into the Army July 3, 1942 at Oklahoma City Oklahoma. He joined Company B, 134th Infantry Regiment from the 86th Replacement Battalion on July 3, 1944, while the Regiment was at St Lo, France. He was killed in action August 2, 1944, south of St Lo in the vicinity of the Vire River. Pvt Plaz P Adams was awarded a Silver Star Medal for gallantry during the battle in which he lost his life. He is buried at Fairlawn Cemetery, Snyder, Oklahoma.

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Silver Star Medal Citation (posthumous)

Private Plaz P Adams, 38154375, Infantry, United States Army, for gallantry in action in the vicinity of * * * Normandy, France, 2 August 1944. During heavy fighting on 2 August, Private Adams was wounded in the right leg by an enemy machine gun bullet. He fell in a position which afforded him some cover, but any route of approach to assist him involved the crossing of a considerable expanse of field devoid of cover from enemy shelling. His company was being reorganized for a resumption of the attack, which had been temporarily checked by the intense enemy fire. Realizing the state of affairs, and knowing that any attempt on the part of his comrades to remove him from his position of peril would probably cost some of their lives, Private Adams called to warn them against any attempted rescue, adding that he would await darkness and make his way to the rear unassisted. Immediately thereafter, while engaged in self-aid for his wounds, Private Adams was killed by enemy fire. The gallantry in action and unselfish loyalty to his comrades in placing their welfare above his own life, probably saved the lives of some of his fellow soldiers, and reflects the highest credit upon the character of Private Adams as a member of the armed forces. Entered military service from Oklahoma.

General Orders No. 22, Headquarters 35th Infantry Division, 20 August 1944

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