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Martin Anderson


Silver Star Citation

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Awarded for actions during the Russian Civil War

By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Corporal Martin Anderson (ASN: 2986458), United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Corporal Anderson distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company H, 339th Infantry Regiment, 85th Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near Bolsheozerka, Russia, 23 March 1919, while keeping his Lewis gun in action, although exposed to heavy enemy fire.

General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 9 (August 1, 1920)

Action Date: March 23, 1919

Service: Army

Rank: Corporal

Company: Company H

Regiment: 339th Infantry Regiment

Division: 85th Division, American Expeditionary Forces