Robert Main Bronze Star citation

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
HAS AWARDED

THE BRONZE STAR MEDAL

TO
SERGEANT ROBERT MAIN

CITATION:

Sergeant Robert Main, 36716581, Infantry, Company “D”, 411th Infantry Regiment. For heroism in action. On 13 November 1944, in the vicinity of * * * , France, Sergeant Main, in the support platoon of an attack, advanced courageously with his machine gun in the face of terrific enemy mortar and small arms fire. Realizing it was necessary to crawl to a more advantageous position for firing, he, with utter disregard for his life, brilliantly dashed to an exposed position to place accurate fire on the enemy. In the course of his movement enemy fire blasted the machine gun from his shoulder forcing his crew to take cover. Oblivious of the impending danger that confronted him, he valiantly picked up the gun, placed it in a new position and continued firing. He remained at his post operating the gun single-handedly until the hostile strongpoint had been completely neutralized. As a result of Sergeant Main’s magnificent valor in the face of devastating fire a dangerous enemy emplacement was reduced and the attacking troops were materially assisted in the successful completion of their mission. Residence: Chicago, Illinois.

Author: Real American Heroes

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