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First Lieutenant Harvey J. Zeigler, Jr Class of 2015

Distinguished Service Cross

United States Army

Distinguished Service Cross

First Lieutenant Harvey J. Zeigler, Jr, 505th Parachute Infantry, United States Army. For extraordinary heroism in action against the enemy on 6 June 1944 near Ste. Mere Eglise, France. An American truck loaded with ammunition, accidentally hit an American road block and mine field. The accident dislocated the mine field and damaged the road block. The enemy was maintaining rifle and artillery fire on the truck, which caught fire. With complete disregard for his own safety First Lieutenant Zeigler left his position of cover and personally re-laid the mine field and reconstructed the roadblock under intense enemy fire. A short while after this action the truck exploded. The personal bravery and valor exhibited by First Lieutenant Zeigler reflect great credit upon himself, and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the armed forces.


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