2nd Raider Battalion (Company F)
Private First Class
Bougainville, 1st November 1943
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ROLL OF HONOUR:https://www.specialforcesroh.com/index.php?threads/studer-john-william.59658/
Silver Star : The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Private First Class John W. Studer (MCSN: 341647), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with the Second Marine Raider Battalion during a landing attack on Bougainville Island, British Solomon Islands, on November 1, 1943. Observing that concealed sniper fire was retarding the advance of his platoon, Private First Class Studer unhesitatingly rose from cover and proceeded to an open space in order to draw enemy fire and disclose hostile positions. Injured and thrown to the ground by withering enemy opposition, he struggled to his feet and again made himself a target for the Japanese gunners, enabling his platoon to locate and kill the snipers, although he himself was fatally wounded. Private First Class Studer's outstanding initiative and heroic devotion to duty contributed immeasurably to the successful advance of our forces in this vital area and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.