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Rank and organization: Private First Class, 11th Armored Division, United States Army

21 February 1945. 

Citation: Private First Class Albert J. Adams, Headquarters Company 21st Armored Infantry Battalion, 11th Armored Division, United States Army. For gallantry in action in connection with military operations against an armed enemy. On February 21, 1945 near SEVENING, LUXEMBOURG, while a member of a patrol attempting to contact an adjacent division, Pfc. Adams was severely wounded when the patrol was fired upon by enemy machine guns from pill boxes. Despite his injuries, Pfc. Adams continued to operate his pack radio, and called for smoke from artillery, which enabled the patrol to withdraw successfully. Pfc. Adams refused to be evacuated until he had guided a night patrol to the area to search for a missing man, again under enemy fire. His gallant courage and complete devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army. Pfc. Adams entered the military service from the State of Washington. 


Charles S. Kilburn
Brigadier General, U.S.A.