Name:  Adams, Raymond E.
Date of birth: Unknown
Nationality:  American
Rank: Staff Sergeant
Unit: Comp. F, 274th Inf.Reg., 7th Army
Awarded on: August 25th, 1945
Action: Citation:
"Raymond E. ADAMS, 18 200 396, Staff Sergeant (then Sergeant), Infantry, Company "F", 274th Infantry Regiment, for extraordinary heroism in action on 25 February 1945, at Spicheren Heights, France. After taking strategic high ground, Sergeant Adams' squad, occupying the platoon's forward position, was subjected to machine gun fire which supported a two-company enemy counterattack. Sergeant Adams immediately crossed fifty yards of open terrain, firing and maneuvering as he advanced. Throwing a hand grenade into the machine gun position, he charged with fixed bayonet, killing the three-man crew. Quickly turning the captured gun on the advancing troops, he inflicted many casualties and disorganized the attack, After expending all ammunition, he destroyed the gun and led his squad against the enemy. His courageous action enabled his platoon to break the counterattack and hold its vital objective. Entered military service from Rock Springs, Texas."
Details: General Order 438, 25 August 1945
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Information source(s):   - General Order 438, 25 August 1945
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