DOUGLAS, Robert H.  
 
PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Douglas, Robert H.
Date of birth: Unknown
Nationality:  American
     
SILVER STAR
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit: Commanding Officer 1st Battalion, 394th Infantry Regiment, 99th Infantry Division "Checkerboard", U.S. Army
Action: Lt. Colonel Robert H. Douglas, 0129212, Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion, 394th Infantry, was awarded the Silver Star Medal for gallantry in action during the period 16-17 December 1944. Colonel Douglas fought his battalion in a commendable manner during the above period of time. He exposed himself to enemy fire on numerous occasions to lesd his battalion. He personally contacted commanders of isolated units to insure their withdrawal to prevent annihilation.
Details: Headquarters, 99th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 23.
 
 
 
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Information source(s):   - Rusiecki, S.M., The Key to the Bulge The Battle for Losheimergraben, Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, U.S.A., 2009
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