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Edward J. Land

Home of record: Jefferson Louisiana


Distinguished Service Cross

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Awarded for actions during the World War II

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Staff Sergeant Edward J. Land, United States Army, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 773d Tank Destroyer Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 20 August 1944. Staff Sergeant Land'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, his unit, and the United States Army.

General Orders: Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 94 (1944)

Action Date: 20-Aug-44

Service: Army

Rank: Staff Sergeant

Battalion: 773d Tank Destroyer Battalion