MORALEZ, Frank  
Name:  Moralez, Frank
Date of birth:  Unknown
Nationality:  American
Rank: Private First Class (Pfc) (Soldier 1st class)
Unit: 413th Infantry Regiment, 104th Infantry "Timberwolf" Division, U.S. Army
Action: For extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against the enemy. On 31 November 1944 in Germany, an enemy tank, supported by infantry, moved into positions held by the platoon in which Private Moralez was an assistant squad leader. Realizing the futility of his position and the danger of his comrades, Private Moralez faced the enemy fire to secure a more advantageous position. From this position, he exchanged fire with the enemy tank. His fourth rifle grenade found its mark and the tank was forced to withdraw, but not before it had fired a direct hit on his position taking his life. The heroic efforts of Private Moralez undoubtedly saved the lives of many fellow soldiers. The extraordinary heroism and courageous actions of Private Moralez reflect great credit upon himself and are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service.
Entered military service from Minnesota.
Details: Awarded posthumously, date unknown.
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