Everett L. Booth


Medal_of_Honor_ribbon-131x37Distinguished Service Cross
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  • Rank and organization: Captain, U.S. Army, 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division
  • Place and date: Near Langerwehe, Germany, 23 November 1944
  • G.O. No.: HQ, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 47 (1945)

Citation: Captain Everett L. Booth, O1286068, 16th Infantry, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action against the enemy on 23 November 1944, in Germany. While on reconnaissance after capturing and consolidating a hostile strongpoint, Captain Booth, observing the approach of an enemy infantry force supported by a self-propelled gun, dispatched his runner to obtain artillery support and alone occupied an exposed position to delay the German advance. As the enemy neared his position, Captain Booth opened fire with his sub-machine gun and took a heavy toll of the hostile ranks. Although slowed by his fire, the enemy continued advancing. A German grenade blasted Captain Booth’s weapon from his hands, but he secured a rifle and continued firing, delaying the enemy until effective friendly artillery dispersed the hostile assault. Entered military service from Indiana.

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