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St. Julien P. Rosemond
Born (1912-07-20)July 20, 1912
Died July 29, 1985(1985-07-29) (aged 73)
Place of birth Lake City, Florida
Place of death Dade County, Florida
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Captain
Service number 0-328203
Commands held Headquarters Battery, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion, 101st Airborne Division
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Distinguished Service Cross

St. Julien Palmer Rosemond (20 July 1912 in Lake City, Florida - 29 July 1985 in Dade County, Florida) was a American Captain 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.

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Distinguished 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 (Field Artillery) St. Julien P. Rosemond (ASN: 0-328203), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Artillery Liaison Officer, Headquarters Battery, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 11 June 1944, in France. In the assault upon Carentan, the infantry battalion was pinned down by the intense enemy machine gun and rifle fire. Captain Rosemond as artillery liaison officer, in spite of this heavy enemy fire, moved to a forward position and directed artillery fire upon the enemy. He, though exposed to direct enemy fire, remained at his position until he accomplished his mission. Captain Rosemond, on the occasions of enemy counterattacks, repeatedly moved to a forward position in the face of heavy fire to direct artillery fire. The personal bravery, initiative and devotion to duty exhibited by Captain Rosemond exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 101st Airborne Division, and the United States Army.[2]

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