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Private First Class George C. Blake Class of 2008

Silver Star Medal

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Silver Star Medal

George C. Blake, Private First Class, Infantry, Company “K”, 66th Infantry, for gallantry in action against the enemy on 2 April 1945, in the vicinity of Norville Les Vic, France. Private First Class Blake seeing many of his comrades wounded by artillery and small arms fire, dismounted from his 1/4 – ton truck, and under intense artillery and mortar fire carried the wounded to his truck and evacuated them to a medical aid station. Private First Class Blake returned and remained in the field during the night to administer first aid and evacuate the wounded. Private First Class Blake’s courageous action and devotion to duty exemplifies the highest tradition of the Armed Forces. Entered Service from Worthington, Ohio.

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