Honor Roll - 70th Reconnaissance Troop

Medal Listings

BSM: Bronze Star, SSM: Silver Star
italics: posthumous award

Beaver, John D., 70th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop, BSM
Coberley, William V., 70th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop, BSM
Eldridge, Charles E., 70th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop, BSM
Hamm, T. J., 70th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop, BSM
Heck, Virgil D., 70th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop, BSM
Hillyard, Frank J., 70th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop, BSM
Koefod, Paul E., 70th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop, BSM
Minihan, William J., 70th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop, BSM
Mitchell, William G., 70th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop, BSM
Nadler, William A., 70th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop, BSM
Newman, Robert P., 70th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop, BSM
Stewart, Marlin A., 70th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop, SSM
Turner, Gene, 70th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop, BSM

Write Ups

Virgil D Heck, 37 484 409, Bronze Star, Technician Fifth Grade, 70th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop, for heroic achievement in action on 20 March 1945 near Heilegenwald, Germany. While on reconnaissance in an armored car, Technician Heck and the crew encountered enemy equipped with a 20mm gun and two machine guns. Although wounded in the ensuing fire fight, he continued to man the turret gun until ordered to withdraw. Taking an exposed position, he gave the driver directions to back the car to cover. The driver misunderstood and backed the vehicle the wrong way. Still standing exposed in the turret and disregarding the hostile fire, Technician Heck re-directed the car successfully to safety. His courageous action saved the vehicle from damage and the crew from probable death or capture. Entered military service from Hubbard, Nebraska. (Source, General Order 33, 70th Infantry Division, dated 29 April 1945)

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