Anthony F. Zuk (1917 – 30 June 1944) was an American Staff Sergeant in the United States Army during World War II. He posthumously received the Distinguished Service Cross for his actions on 30 June 1944.
Biography[edit | edit source]
Anthony Zuk was born in 1917 in New Jersey. He joined the United States Army and served as a Staff Sergeant during World War II. He posthumously received the Distinguished Service Cross for his actions on 30 June 1944. He is buried in Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial and his grave can be found in plot F, row 19, grave 41.
Awards[edit | edit source]
- Distinguished Service Cross on 10 September 1945 (posthumously) as Staff Sergeant in Company F, 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division
- Purple Heart
- American Campaign Medal
- World War II Victory Medal
Distinguished Service Cross[edit | edit source]
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Staff Sergeant Anthony Zuk (ASN: 32002366), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Squad Leader, Company F, 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 30 June 1944. When his company was halted by an intense barrage of enemy fire, Staff Sergeant Zuk volunteered to lead his squad in an attempt to eliminate some of the enemy strong points. Due to his outstanding skill in leadership, his personal courage and bravery, three enemy machine gun emplacements and one anti-tank gun position were reduced. This heroic deed which cost him his life, enabled the company to drive on to its objective without further loss of men.
References[edit | edit source]
- "Anthony F. Zuk". Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56651816. Retrieved February 2, 2020.
- "Anthony F. Zuk". Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=33378. Retrieved June 16, 2017.