|Staff Sergeant Leland
|United States Army
Staff Sergeant Leland C. McFarren, 35599932,
Infantry, 736th Tank Battalion, United States Army. For distinguishing
himself by gallantry in action on 25 February 1945 in Germany.
When his tank was set on fire by enemy artillery, Sergeant
McFarren although seriously wounded in both legs succeeded
in removing one of the injured members of the crew despite
the fact that the tank’s ammunition was exploding, and
the area was under heavy artillery, mortar and small arms
fire. Sergeant McFarren’s outstanding and heroic courage
and disregard for personal safety reflect the highest credit
on himself and the finest traditions of the armed forces of
the United States. Entered military service from Ohio.