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Buster E. Brown (14 April 1918 - 8 June 1991 in Omaha) was an American Technical Sergeant 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 Private First Class Buster E. Brown (ASN: 37034212), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 134th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 16 July 1944, in the vicinity of St. Lo, Normandy, France. On that date Private Brown, engaged in action with his platoon which was being subjected to effective fire from an enemy machine gun nest, advanced alone against the enemy position and silenced it single-handedly. On 17 July 1944, Private Brown again distinguished himself above and beyond the call of duty while engaged in an action against the enemy with his platoon. While his entire company was under a heavy concentration of mortar, artillery and machine gun fire, Private Brown, armed with a BAR, courageously advanced alone to silence a disturbing machine gun nest. He was struck by a bullet while still 150 yards from the enemy position but, disregarding his wound, continued his lone advance firing steadily into the machine gun nest until he was once again wounded. His effective firing wiped out the enemy position. The cool-headed, calculated actions of Brown in the face of enemy fire; his complete disregard for his own safety, persistence against seemingly insurmountable obstacles and dogged determination resulted in facilitating the advance of his company and the saving of numerous of his comrades' lives. Private First Class Brown's intrepid actions, 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, the 35th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.

ReferencesEdit

  1. General Orders No. 59, Headquarters, Third U.S. Army

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