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World War II - U.S. Army

Isadore Seigfreid Jachman

  • Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Conflict/Era: World War II
  • Unit/Command:
    Company B, 513th Parachute Infantry Regiment,
    17th Airborne Division
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: January 4, 1945
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Flamierge, Belgium

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, two 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.

Medal of Honor Recipient Isadore S. Jachman
Medal of Honor Recipient Isadore S. Jachman
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland
  • Awarded Posthumously: Yes
  • Presentation Date & Details: July 24, 1950

    Ft. George Meade, Md., presented by Lt. Gen. Leonard Derow to his parents, Leo and Leah Jachman.

  • Born: December 14, 1922, Berlin, Germany
  • Died: January 4, 1945, Flamierge, Belgium
  • Buried: Adath Israel Anshe Sfard Cemetery (MH), Baltimore, MD, United States
  • Location of Medal: National Museum of American Jewish Military History, Washington, DC

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