PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Anderson, Leroy H. (Service number: 0239452.)
Date of birth: Unknown
Nationality:  American
     
BRONZE STAR MEDAL (BSM)
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Unit: 81st Tank Battalion, 5th Armored Division "Victory", U.S. Army (81st Tank Battalion, 5th Armored Division "Victory", U.S. Army)
Awarded on: August 26th, 1944
Action: Citation unavailable.
Details: Headquarters, 5th Armored Divions, General Orders No. 9 (26 August 1944).
 
     
SILVER STAR MEDAL (SSM)
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Unit: 81st Tank Battalion, 5th Armored Division "Victory", U.S. Army (81st Tank Battalion, 5th Armored Division "Victory", U.S. Army)
Awarded on: December 6th, 1944
Action: Citation:
"For gallant conduct and superior performance of duty in Germany from 18 September 1944 to 21 September 1944. During this period the battalion commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Anderson was subjected almost continuously to attacks by a superior enemy force employing artillery, mortars, anti-tank guns, automatic weapons and small arms. Lieutenant Colonel Anderson, without regard for his personal safety, always placed himself in a position to observe action important to the safety of his command and to assure the fulfillment of the holding mission. The actions of Lieutenant Colonel Anderson were an inspiration to his command and worthy of the highest traditions of the United States Army."
Details: Headquarters, 5th Armored Divions, General Orders No. 23 (6 December 1944).
 
     
CROIX DE GUERRE (1939-1945)
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Unit: 81st Tank Battalion, 5th Armored Division "Victory", U.S. Army (81st Tank Battalion, 5th Armored Division "Victory", U.S. Army)
Details: With palm.
 
 
 
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Information source(s):   - 5th Armored Division Association.org
- Home of Heroes.com
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