- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Staff Sergeant
- Company F, 253rd Infantry Regiment, 63rd Infantry Division "Blood and Fire", U.S. Army
- Awarded on:
- August 16th, 1945
"For gallantry in action while serving with Company F, 2d Battalion, 253d Infantry Regiment, 63d Infantry Division, in action on 6 April 1945, in the vicinity of Buchhof, Germany. After the platoon leader and the other noncommissioned officers had been sounded, Sergeant Crews immediately took command of the disorganized platoon, appointing subordinate leaders, and reorganizing the platoon. Sergeant Crews established a defense which repelled repeated attacks by a numerically superior enemy which had forced the withdrawal of the rest of the company over a period of six hours. This gallant action and outstanding leadership of Sergeant Crews reflect the highest credit upon himself and upon the Armed Forces of the United States."
Headquarters, 63d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 537