Jack W. Stanley

Private First Class, U.S. Army

34837831

10th Armored Infantry Battalion, 4th Armored Division 

Entered the Service from: Camp Blanding, Florida
Died: 28 March 1945

Age: 20
Buried at: Parkerson Baptist Church, 
Eastman, Georgia  31023 USA

Awards: Silver Star, Purple Heart

Citation:

The Silver Star Medal is awarded to Private First Class Jack W Stanley, 34837831, (missing in action), Infantry, 10th Armored Infantry Battalion, U S Army, for gallantry in action against an armed enemy of the United States, 28 March 1945, Hammelburg Germany. When an overwhelming number of enemy tanks attacked their task force, the assault gun tank of which PFC Stanley was gunner moved into an exposed position from which it could lay smoke and blind the attacking armor most efficiently. While exposed the assault  gun tank received a direct hit which wounded PFC Stanley.  He nevertheless continued firing until a second enemy round wounded him so seriously, that he could no longer participate in the fight. Private First Class Stanley's actions reflect great credit upon himself and the armed forces of the United States.

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