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Charles A. Chambers


Soldier's Medal

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The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Soldier's Medal to Master Sergeant Charles A. Chambers, United States Army Air Forces, for heroism at the risk of life not involving conflict with an armed enemy at Giebelstadt, Germany, on 9 July 1947. Upon witnessing a crash landing of a B-29 aircraft and realizing that some of the crew members were trapped, he heroically and voluntarily, at the risk of his life, entered the wreckage, despite the imminent possibility of explosion because of leaking gasoline. His efforts resulted in the rescue of several of the trapped men who were unable to extricate themselves, and reflect great credit upon Sergeant Chambers and the military service.

General Orders: Department of the Army, General Orders No. 18 (March 25, 1949)

Action Date: July 9, 1947

Service: Army Air Forces

Rank: Master Sergeant