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Rank and organization: Sergeant, 11th Armored Division.

1 January 1945.

Citation: For gallantry in action in connection with military operations against an armed enemy. On 1 January 1945, Sergeant Fraley participated in the attack at... When his platoon was pinned down by intense, direct machine gun fire Sergeant Fraley, disregarding the intense fire, advanced over open terrain to destroy the machine gun which was holding up the attack. Sergeant Fraley was killed while making this attack. The bravery with which Sergeant Fraley unhesitatingly sacrificed his life was an inspiration to his men, and his conduct was in accordance with the highest traditions of the United States Army.

Photo of Sgt. Edwin Fraley taken in 1944 with his parents Cecil and Carrie Fraley. Fraley died 1/1/1945 and received the Silver Star.