Name:  Aben, Peter Johannes Cornelis "Cor"
Date of birth: April 1st, 1919 (Venray, the Netherlands)
Date of death:  July 13th, 2012 (Venlo, the Netherlands)
Nationality:  Dutch (1815-present, Kingdom)
Rank: Dienstplichtig Soldaat (Enlisted Private)
Awarded on: April 22nd, 1948
Action: Recommendation:
He has distinguished himself in the face of the enemy on May 10th, 1940, being posted to Kazemat 121 (bunker) near Venlo, by operating the lighht machinegun under heavy fire and, undeterred and together with his commanding officer, having taken the machinegun out of the bunker to an open position outside in order to obtain a better field of fire and inflicting heavy losses on the enemy.
Details: Royal Decree No. 77.
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Information source(s):   - HEUVEL, C.C. VAN DEN e.a., Verzetsherdenkingskruis, Samsom Uitgeverij, 1985.
- MEIJER, H.G., Bronzen Leeuw, Bronzen Kruis, De Bataafsche Leeuw, Amsterdam, 1990.
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