Recipient Detail



Rank: Staff Sergeant
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company B
Division: 513th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Born: Berlin, Germany
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Baltimore, Md.
G.O. Number: 25
Date of Issue: 06/09/1950
Accredited To:
Place / Date: Flamierge, Belgium, 4 January 1945


For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty at Flamierge, Belgium, on 4 January 1945, when his company was pinned down by enemy artillery, mortar, and small arms fire, 2 hostile tanks attacked the unit, inflicting heavy. casualties. S/Sgt. Jachman, seeing the desperate plight of his comrades, left his place of cover and with total disregard for his own safety dashed across open ground through a hail of fire and seizing a bazooka from a fallen comrade advanced on the tanks, which concentrated their fire on him. Firing the weapon alone, he damaged one and forced both to retire. S/Sgt. Jachman's heroic action, in which he suffered fatal wounds, disrupted the entire enemy attack, reflecting the highest credit upon himself and the parachute infantry.