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CMOHS.org - Staff Sergeant SPURRIER, JUNIOR J., U.S. Army

Recipient Detail

 

SPURRIER, JUNIOR J.

Rank: Staff Sergeant
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company G
Division: 134th Infantry, 35th Infantry Division
Born: Russell County, Ky.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Riggs, Ky.
G.O. Number: 18
Date of Issue: 03/15/1945
Accredited To:
Place / Date: Achain, France, 13 November 1944
 
 


SPURRIER, JUNIOR J. Photo
 
Citation

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty in action against the enemy at Achain, France, on 13 November 1944. At 2 p.m., Company G attacked the village of Achain from the east. S/Sgt. Spurrier armed with a BAR passed around the village and advanced alone. Attacking from the west, he immediately killed 3 Germans. From this time until dark, S/Sgt. Spurrier, using at different times his BAR and Ml rifle, American and German rocket launchers, a German automatic pistol, and handgrenades, continued his solitary attack against the enemy regardless of all types of small-arms and automatic-weapons fire. As a result of his heroic actions he killed an officer and 24 enlisted men and captured 2 officers and 2 enlisted men. His valor has shed fresh honor on the U.S. Armed Forces.