PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Alexander, Merrill S. (Service number: 0-1169838)
Date of birth: Unknown
Nationality:  American
     
SILVER STAR MEDAL (SSM)
Rank: Captain
Unit: 230th Field Artillery Battalion, 30th Infantry Division "Old Hickory" U.S. Army
Awarded on: May 25th, 1945
Action: Citation:
"For gallantry in action from 19 January to 20 January 1945 in Belgium. Two enemy tanks of a group of seven with supporting infantry broke through friendly lines and fired at Captain Alexander in his exposed position while he was transmitting important fire miss over his radio. Despite added artillery and nebelwerfer fire, he gallantry remained at his post. Captain Alexander again refused to leave his position on the following day when self-propelled artillery shelled the positions around him."
Details: Headquarters, 30th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 131 (25 May 1945).
 
     
BRONZE STAR MEDAL (BSM)
Details: Citation unavailable.
 
 
 
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Information source(s):   - HEWITT, R. L., Workhorse of the Western Front, The Battery Press, Nashville, United States, 1980.
- General Orders No. 131, Headquarters 30th Infantry Division (25 May 1945)
- The 30th Infantry Division Veterans of WWII
- 30th Infantry Division Old Hockory
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