Philip Streczyk

Medal_of_Honor_ribbon-131x37Distinguished Service Cross
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  • Rank and organization: Sergeant, 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. 31 (1944)

Citation: Sergeant Phillip Streczyk, 32182713, 16th Infantry, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action against the enemy on 6 June 1944, in France. In the face of vicious enemy fire, Sergeant Streczyk led his section across the beach. He cut through the enemy wire, led his platoon through a minefield and up a steep hill overlooking the beach and by his action opened a beach exit. He then led his section in an attack on an enemy emplacement, the fire from which had prevented the establishment of a vitally needed beachhead in that sector. In a vicious fight, Sergeant Streczyk set the example for his men in leading the attack. The destruction of this enemy strongpoint contributed materially to the success of the invasion effort. The valor, initiative and disregard for his own safety exhibited by Sergeant Streczyk reflects great credit on himself and is in keeping with the highest traditions of the Armed Forces. Entered military service from Massachusetts.

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