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CMOHS.org - Sergeant NIETZEL, ALFRED B., U.S. Army

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NIETZEL, ALFRED B.

Rank: Sergeant
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company H, 16th Infantry Regiment
Division: 1st Infantry Division
Born: April 27, 1921, Queens, NY
Departed: Yes (11/18/1944)
Entered Service At: Jamaica, NY
G.O. Number:
Date of Issue: 03/18/2014
Accredited To:
Place / Date: November 18, 1944, Heistern, Germany
 
 


NIETZEL, ALFRED B. Photo
 
Citation

Nietzel is being recognized for his valorous actions in Heistern, Germany, Nov. 18, 1944. When an enemy assault threatened to overrun his unit's position, Nietzel selflessly covered for the retreating members of his squad, expending all his ammunition and holding his post until he was killed by an enemy hand grenade.