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Edgar L. Arnold (2 April 1913 in Cheyenne - 17 February 2011 in Omaha) was an American Company Commander in the United States Army during World War II. He also was a recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross which was awarded for having distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism against an armed enemy in circumstances which do not justify the award of the Medal of Honor.


Distubguished Service Cross citationEdit

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Captain (Infantry) Edgar L. Arnold (ASN: 0-1286417), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while Commanding a Company of the 2d Ranger Infantry Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 7 June 1944, in France. Captain Arnold personally led his Ranger company in an attack against enemy installations in the face of small arms fire and accurately directed enemy artillery fire. Despite this heavy enemy fire, Captain Arnold continued to lead the assault and inspired his men to advance with him though they were suffering heavy casualties. Captain Arnold's gallant leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.[2]


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  2. 2.0 2.1 "Edgar L. Arnold". Military Times. Retrieved September 13, 2020. 
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