Commando
By Sally Dugan
Popski's Private Army
By Vladimir Peniakoff

John Robertson

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Staff member
  • SURNAME
Petzold
  • FORENAME
Alfred C.
  • UNIT
509 Parachute Infantry Regiment (Company F,2 Bn)
  • RANK
Technician Fifth Class
  • NUMBER
33062612
  • DATE OF DEATH
10th November 1943
  • AGE
  • GRAVESITE
Sicily-Rome American Cemetery,Nettuno,Italy Plot J Row 11 Grave 56
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
from Baltimore,Maryland
born 1915 Maryland
4 years high school
nurse in civilian life
entered service 16.6.1941 Baltimore,Maryland
award Silver Star
KIA Italy
 

DATE OF DEATH:

10-Nov-1943

AWARD:

https://www.specialforcesroh.com/index.php?threads/petzold-alfred-c.39159/

CITATION:

Silver Star : The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Technician Fifth Grade Alfred C. Petzold (ASN: 33062612), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, on the night of 11 November 1943, near Venafro, Italy. During the assault of enemy positions on Mount Groce, two soldiers became wounded and were in need of immediate medical treatment. His medical kit exhausted, Technician Fifth Grade Petzold voluntarily assisted the wounded men under heavy artillery and mortar fire through an enemy mine field to the battalion aid station. Having accomplished his perilous mission, Technician Fifth Grade Petzold tripped an enemy mine and received fatal wounds as he was returning to his position. His courage under fire and consideration for his fellow soldiers exemplify the finest traditions of the military service.

WEB LINKS:

https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/33599
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