Staff Sergeant Robert C. Winebrenner. Staff Sergeant
(then Sergeant) Robert C. Winebrenner,
35 607 807, Company A, 289th Infantry for heroic achievement
in connection with military operations against the enemy
on 24 January 1945, in Belgium. During the attack on Braunslauf,
Company A was pinned down by a heavy concentration of fire
at a road junction in the route of the attack. Despite the
heavy enemy tank, machine gun and small arms fire, Sergeant
Winebrenner went forward to within 100 yards of the junction,
set up his machine gun and opened fire upon the enemy positions,
thereby diverting enemy fire and enabling his comrades to
advance upon their objective. For five hours he maintained
fire that enabled his company to capture their objective.
This display of self sacrifice and devotion to duty is of
the highest order and warrants commendation. Entered service
from Barberton, Ohio.