Cliston R. Prim’s Silver Star citation

The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the SILVER STAR MEDAL to


for service as set forth in the following


“For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity as Platoon Guide serving with the First Marine Division in action against enemy Japanese forces on Cape Gloucester, New Britain, January 10, 1944. Braving an intense barrage of fire from well-entrenched hostile position concealed in dense jungle undergrowth, Sergeant Prim and a companion fearlessly went forward in an effort to rescue a wounded comrade. Forced to dig a hole with his bare hands to protect himself from the devastating fire as he worked his way forward, Sergeant Prim was not only successful in this heroic action, but silenced and captured a hostile machine gun that had been inflicting heavy casualties on his unit. His daring aggressiveness, relentless fighting spirit and self-sacrificing efforts in the face of grave peril were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.”

For the President,
/s/ James Forrestal

Born: Alexandria, Ky…. Home of record: Cincinnati, Ohio

Author: Real American Heroes

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