BRADSHAW, Archer L.  
 
PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Bradshaw, Archer L.
Date of birth:  Unknown
Nationality:  American
     
     
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS (DSC)
Rank: Second Lieutenant (Second-lieutenant)
Unit: 415th Infantry Regiment, 104th Infantry "Timberwolf" Division, U.S. Army
Action: For extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations in Germany on 25 February 1945. Lieutenant Bradshaw crossed a mine field, charged an enemy position and forced the surrender of an enemy machine gun crew. With two other men, Lieutenant Bradshaw advanced and forced the enemy from trenches, bunkers and haystacks. After setting fire to a haystack, Lieutenant Bradshaw and his companions outflanked the enemy concealed therein and forced them to surrender. Lieutenant Bradshaw killed two, captured nineteen of the enemy and wiped out numerous enemy installations which had temporarily halted his platoon. The extraordinary heroism and courageous actions of Lieutenant Bradshaw reflect great credit upon himself and are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service.
Entered military service from Oregon.

Details: Awarded posthumously, date unknown.
 
 
 
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