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Citation Accompanying Bronze Star Medal

SUBJECT: Award of the Bronze Star Medal

TO: Lieutenant Colonel Alvin C. Thorson, K-100004, 2nd Field Artillery Observation Battalion, APO 758, U.S. Army.

Under the provisions of AR 600-45, you are hereby awarded the Bronze Star Medal with the accompanying citation:

ALVIN C. THORSON, K-100004, Lieutenant Colonel, Field Artillery, 2nd Field Artillery Observation Battalion, for meritorious service in action from 1 November 1943 to 9 June 1944 in Italy. As Battalion Survey Officer, Lieutenant Colonel THORSON conducted the operation of his topographic platoon in such a manner that precise survey control was available for all artillery units, in each instance before the guns were emplaced in new positions. In addition, he provided survey for artillery sound ranging and flash ranging installations. At the close of operations in the sector, he had extended survey control fifteen thousand meters behind enemy lines with sufficient density to permit immediate occupation of advance positions by friendly artillery in the event of a rapid forward movement. Lieutenant Colonel THORSON's untiring energy and devotion to duty reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered military service from Hatton, North Dakota.

W. H. H. Morris, Jr.
Major General, U. S. Army,


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