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Private First Class Chester M. Sharpe Class of 2006

					Distinguished Flying Cross

United States Army

Bronze Star with "V" Device

Chester M. Sharpe. 35240785, Private First Class (then Private), 367th Infantry Regiment, for heroic achievement in action on 6 April 1945 and 7 April 1945, in the vicinity of Heilbronn, Germany. When fire from a hostile machine gun harassed the battalion during its crossing of the Neckar River, Private Sharpe, a wireman, alertly observed the location of the opposing weapon. Exposing himself to enemy action, he moved to a vantage point and opened fire with his rifle, silencing the hostile emplacement. After the river crossing was completed, Private Sharpe repeatedly braved intense artillery and sniper fire to repair severed wire lines, and by his unremitting efforts contributed markedly to the success of his company’s operations. Entered military service from Dayton, Ohio.

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