Albert I. Nendza

Medal_of_Honor_ribbon-131x37Distinguished Service Cross
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  • Rank and organization: Private First Class, U.S. Army, 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division
  • Place and date: Near ***, Algeria, 8 November 1942
  • G.O. No.: HQ, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 18 (1943)

Citation: Albert I. Nendza, 12014288, Private First Class, Company C, 16th Infantry, on two occasions did at ***, Algeria, on 8 November 1942, distinguish himself by extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy. He, of his own volition and without command, disregarding his personal safety, crossed an open field which offered no cover, under heavy fire, and captured four hostile snipers; this act of heroism permitted the unhampered advance of his platoon. A short time later, again on this own initiative, Private First Class Nendza crossed three hundred yards of open terrain covered by close enemy fire, and captured at the point of his bayonet a machine gun nest, thereby saving his comrades by the danger of ambush. Medal No. 8269.

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