Monday, July 26, 2010

Medal of Honor Monday: Isadore S. Jachman

"For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty at Flamierge, Belgium, on 4 January 1945, when his company was pinned down by enemy artillery, mortar, and small arms fire, 2 hostile tanks attacked the unit, inflicting heavy casualties.  S/Sergeant Jachman, seeing the desperate plight of his comrades, left his place of cover and with total disregard for his own safety dashed across open ground through a hail of fire and seizing a bazooka from a fallen comrade advanced on the tanks, which concentrated their fire on him.  Firing the weapon alone, he damaged one and forced both to retire.   S/Sergeant. Jachman's heroic action, in which he suffered fatal wounds, disrupted the entire enemy attack, reflecting the highest credit upon himself and the parachute infantry." 

From S/Sgt. Jachman's Medal of Honor citation, awarded in June 1950.
May you be at peace,

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