Max E. McCarthy


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 ***, Sicily, *** July 1943
  • G.O. No.: HQ, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 32 (1943)

Citation: Max E. McCarthy, 36714084, Private, 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry, for extraordinary heroism in action on *** July 1943, at ***, Sicily. During an enemy counterattack with about eight tanks, Private McCarthy manned an anti-tank gun and succeeded in destroying two of the tanks. He continued firing at the remaining tanks until they closed on his position and destroyed his gin with a direct hit. Private McCarthy was seriously wounded, but his heroic actions were an inspiration to his comrades and contributed directly to the repulse of the counterattack. Residence at enlistment: Chicago, Illinois.

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