Marc C. Dauber

Medal_of_Honor_ribbon-131x37Distinguished Service Cross
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  • Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Army, 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division
  • Place and date: Near Hamich, Germany, 18 November 1944
  • G.O. No.: HQ, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 131 (1945)

Citation: Private Marc C. Dauber, 32694428, Company L, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, United States Army. For extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in Germany. During action near Hamich, Germany, on 18 November 1944, Private Dauber assumed command of his platoon when the platoon and squad leaders became casualties.
He led a group of men into the town, silenced a German machine gun with a grenade, courageously advanced alone on a second machine gun nest and eliminated that position with rifle fire. He continued to lead his men until nightfall when the enemy counterattacked and surrounded his platoon. Although seriously wounded he defended his position with heroic determination against overwhelming odds until he was killed. Private Dauber’s inspirational leadership and supreme devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of military service.

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