Victor P. Brosokas

Medal_of_Honor_ribbon-131x37Distinguished Service Cross
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  • Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division
  • Place and date: Near Arcole, Algeria, 9 November 1942
  • G.O. No.: Allied Force HQ, General Orders No. 32 (1942)

Citation: Victor P. Brosokas, O-388976, First Lieutenant, Inf., Headquarters Company, 16th Infantry. On 9 November 1942, near Arcole, Algeria, Lieutenant Brosokas distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy. When the advance of his Battalion and an attached Artillery Battalion was stopped by determined anti-tank, machine gun, and small arms fire on the outskirts of Arcole, Lieutenant Brosokas without hesitation, of his own volition and at the risk of his own life, volunteered to go forward with Lieutenant Simeon A. Box, 1st Engineer Battalion, in a half-track vehicle. With this vehicle they overran and destroyed with hand grenades two strong enemy machine gun positions flanking the road. They then proceeded through the town machine gunning all resistance encountered and returned, through severe rifle and machine gun fire, to immobilized column. It was the bold action of Lieutenant Brosokas which contributed largely to the withdrawal of the enemy and permitted the column to proceed.

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