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Technical Sergeant August J. Castro Class of 2011

Silver Star Medal

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Silver Star Medal

AUGUST J. CASTRO, Technical Sergeant Then Staff Sergeant), INF, Company B, **** Infantry Regiment, for gallantry in action against the enemy, on 7 December 1944, in the vicinity of Saarlautern-Roden, Germany. Leading a squad of five men, Technical Sergeant CASTRO moved across one hundred yards of open terrain raked with machine gun and small arms to make a frontal assault on an enemy strongpoint. Although two men were hit, Technical Sergeant CASTRO resolutely advanced with his remaining men to the window through which the Germans were firing. After throwing two grenades, he led his men through the window, killing the three Germans he found inside. Technical Sergeant CASTRO and his men then boldly fought their way through the house, capturing ten enemy soldiers and eliminating the stubbornly-resisting outpost. Technical Sergeant CASTRO'S vigorous leadership and heroic devotion to duty reflect great credit on him and exemplify the highest traditions of the military service. Entered military service from Ohio.

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