PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Atkinson, Jack S.
Date of birth: Unknown
Nationality:  American
     
SILVER STAR MEDAL (SSM)
Rank: Private 1st Class
Unit: Company H, 415th Infantry Regiment, 104th Infantry Division "Timberwolf"
Awarded on: May 25th, 1945
Action: "Pfc. Jack S. ATKINSON, Company H, 415th Infantry, took up an exposed position in a second-story window and inflicted heavy losses with accurate fire from his machine gun on counter-attacking troops. The enemy detected his position, but he refused to abandon his gun although under a barrage of sniper, bazooka, panzerfaust and machine gun fire. As a result of his coolness in the face of grave danger, Pfc. ATKINSON single-handedly repulsed a serious threat to his unitís position."
 
 
 
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