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1St Sergeant Kenneth N. Sprecher
Class of 2004

Navy Commendation Medal

United States Army



1St Sergeant Kenneth N. Sprecher. 35119398, Parachute Infantry, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action against the enemy on 11 June 1944, in France. While his company was pinned down by intense enemy machine gun fire, First Sergeant Sprecher’s Company Commander was knocked unconscious by the concussion from a mortar shell. Under the heavy enemy fire, First Sergeant Sprecher reorganized the company and personally led a bayonet charge upon the enemy thereby gaining the objective, The personal bravery and fearless leadership exhibited by First Sergeant Sprecher reflects great credit on himself and is in keeping with the highest traditions of the Armed Forces. Entered military service from Ohio.

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