John Settineri

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 Colleville-sur-Mer, France, 6 June 1944
  • G.O. No.: HQ, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 81 (1944)

Citation: Captain John Settineri, O-490121, 16th Infantry, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action against the enemy on 6 June 1944, in France. On D-Day, Captain Settineri voluntarily and with inspiring valor waded and swam far into the bullet-flayed and mined waters of the landing beach on nine separate occasions to rescue wounded and drowning comrades. Disregarding completely his own personal safety, he carried the injured men through intense artillery, mortar and machine gun fire to a place of safety and rendered medical treatment. By his unselfish devotion to duty and fearless courage, Captain Settineri saved many lives and acted in keeping with the highest traditions of the Armed Forces. Entered military service from New York.

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