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CMOHS.org - Sergeant WAALER, REIDAR, U.S. Army

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WAALER, REIDAR

Rank: Sergeant
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company A
Division: 105th Machine-Gun Battalion, 27th Division
Born: Norway
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: New York, N.Y.
G.O. Number: 5
Date of Issue: 12/31/1920
Accredited To:
Place / Date: Near Ronssoy, France, 27 September 1918
 
 


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Citation

In the face of heavy artillery and machinegun fire, he crawled forward to a burning British tank, in which some of the crew were imprisoned, and succeeded in rescuing 2 men. Although the tank was then burning fiercely and contained ammunition which was likely to explode at any time, this soldier immediately returned to the tank and, entering it, made a search for the other occupants, remaining until he satisfied himself that there were no more living men in the tank.