Technician Grade 4 Albert A. Marinucci, 35534692,
230th Field Artillery Battalion, United States Army, is
awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action on 27 February
1945, in Germany. During an attack, the infantry force with
which Technician Marinucci's forward observation party was
serving was pinned down by fire from two enemy tanks. Despite
this severe fire, Technician Marinucci and his comrades
crawled to a ditch and began directing artillery fire on
them. Although the tanks moved toward their position, he
and his comrades continued directing fire. When the tanks
withdrew, the infantry immediately secured their objective.
Then later, when eight enemy tanks massed for a counter-attack,
Technician Marinucci and his comrades remained in a hazardous
position and directed artillery fire on the tanks, forcing
them to withdraw.