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Edward N. Ferrigno

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Silver Star

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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 Silver Star to Staff Sergeant Edward N. Ferrigno (ASN: 31380701), United States Army, for gallantry in action against the enemy while serving with 333d Infantry Regiment, 84th Infantry Division, in action on 3 March and 22 April 1945, in Germany. When his platoon, assigned the mission of clearing a portion of a German Town to establish a route of entrance for the remainder of the company, was delayed by enemy mortar and machine gun fire, Staff Sergeant Ferrigno courageously led his squad into town, eliminating the enemy resistance, and killing eight hostile soldiers and capturing 41 others. In a later action when his platoon was subjected to intense enemy fire, Staff Sergeant Ferrigno exposed himself to the hostile fire to direct mortar fire upon the enemy positions and force the German troops to withdraw. The intrepid actions, initiative and dauntless courage displayed by Staff Sergeant Ferrigno reflect high credit upon himself and the armed forces of the United States.

General Orders: Headquarters, 84th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 142 (May 30, 1945)

Action Date: March 3 & April 22, 1945

Service: Army

Rank: Staff Sergeant

Regiment: 333d Infantry Regiment

Division: 84th Infantry Division