Prince Veroes, Manuel Antonio

Date of birth:
June 16th, 1914 (Aroa/Yaracuy, Venezuela)
Date of death:
2003 (Barquisimeto/Lara, Venezuela)
Service number:
32 437 710
Nationality:
Venezuelan

Biography

Manuel Antonio Prince Veroes lived in New York since 1925 and served with the Americal Division between 1942 and 1945.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 3rd, 1944
Combat Infantryman Badge
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
February 5th, 1945
Philippines Liberation Medal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1945
Awarded with bronze campaign stars for "BISMARCK ARCHIPELAGO" and "SOUTHERN PHILIPPINES" and a bronze arrowhead.
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Staff Sergeant
Awarded on:
November 3rd, 1945
Honorable Service Lapel Button / Honorable Discharge Emblem
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Corporal
Unit:
Americal Division, U.S. Army
Citation:
"For meritorious service in connection with military operations against the enemy, at Cebu, Philippine Island, on 3 April 1945.
Corporal Prince on the above date served as forward observer for an 81 mm platoon. He directed the fire of his mortars in firing a smoke screen which aided the evacuation of wounded and screened the movements of our men and blinded the enemy, causing them to deliver ineffective sniper fire. By his excellent direction of fire he aided in the saving of the lives of six men. He demonstrated excellent leadership and coolness under sniper fire.
The skill and devotion to duty displayed by Corporal Prince reflects great credit upon himself and is in keeping with the highest standards and traditions of the United States Army.

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