Desforge, Joseph

Service number:
6148546
Nationality:
American (1776 - present, Republic)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Staff Sergeant
Unit:
C Battery, 7th Field Artillery Battalion, Third U.S. Army, U.S. Army
Awarded on:
April 26th, 1944
"For heroic or meritorious achievement in connection with military operations against the enemy."
paragraph 2, Section I, Circular 6, Headquarters Third U.S. Army
Bronze Star  Medal (BSM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Corporal
Unit:
1st Infantry Division "Big Red One", U.S. Army
"For gallantry in action. Sergeant (then Corporal) Desforge exposed himself to heavy artillery fire and laid and maintained an important communication line from his battery to a forward observation post. This line enabled a coordinated attack upon the enemy and compelled the enemy's eventual withdrawal."
Silver Star Medal (SSM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Staff Sergeant
Unit:
C Battery, 7th Field Artillery Battalion, U.S. Army
"For exemplary behavior, efficiency and fidelity."
Good Conduct Medal - Army

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