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Robert H. Stott

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Distinguished Service Cross

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Awarded for actions during the World War II

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 Robert H. Stott (ASN: 39404072), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 333d Infantry Regiment, 84th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 23 November 1944. On that date, Private Stott, with complete disregard for his own personal safety, courageously led a squad of men through intense enemy fire to neutralize two strong enemy installations in Germany. The results obtained through his leadership and courage enabled his battalion to advance. The following day, Private Stott again led his squad against an enemy strong point. In the fierce fighting that followed, he was seriously wounded in the left eye. Despite his painful wound, Private Stott carried another wounded man a distance of four hundred yards through intense enemy fire to an aid station. Private Stott'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 84th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.

General Orders: Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 58 (February 28, 1945)

Action Date: November 23 & 24, 1944

Service: Army

Rank: Private

Regiment: 333d Infantry Regiment

Division: 84th Infantry Division