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CHARLES ARMSTRONG SCHANCK

Citation for Award of Bronze Star Medal
HEADQUARTERS III CORPS
Office of the Commanding General
A.P.O. 303, U.S. Army

GENERAL ORDERS 5 February 1945
No. 20

AWARD OF BRONZE STAR MEDAL

picture of charles schanckBy direction of the President, under the provisions of Circular 6, Headquarters of the Army, 26 April 1944, the Bronze Star Medal is awarded to: Major CHARLES A. SCHANCK, K100034, Field Artillery (United States Coast and Geodetic Survey), Headquarters, *** Field Artillery Battalion, United States Army.

CITATION
BRONZE STAR MEDAL

Major CHARLES A. SCHANCK K100034, Field Artillery (United States Coast and Geodetic Survey), Headquarters, 288th Field Artillery Observation Battalion, United States Army. For meritorious service in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States in Luxembourg and Belgium from 22 December 1944 to 27 January 1945. As Battalion Survey Officer, Major Schanck so directed and executed the installation of survey control for the artillery units of the III Corps as to meet the most exacting requirements for speed and accuracy. His insistence on keeping his survey well ahead of the guns often led him to positions among front line infantry units where he came under enemy small arms fire. His technical skill and courageous aggressiveness were a real contribution to the effectiveness of the entire III Corps artillery. The outstanding achievements of Major Schanck won him the praise of all artillery commanders and are exemplary of the highest traditions of the armed forces of the United States.

 

 

 

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