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FREDRICK, ARTHUR A.
To: Sergeant ARTHUR A. FREDRICK, 36406297, Company C, 22d Tank Battalion, 11th Armored Division, APO 261, U. S. Army.
Section III, General Orders Number 9, this headquarters, 23 January 1945, awards you the Silver Star. Citation is as follows:
Sergeant ARTHUR A. FREDRICK, 36406297, Company C, 22d Tank Battalion, 11th Armored Division, United States Army. For gallantry in action in connection with military operations against an armed enemy. On 7 January 1945, Sergeant FREDRICK was serving as tank commander near VIVIER DU FOUR, BELGIUM. His tank became disabled by land mines and was immediately fired upon by intense anti-tank, mortar and machine gun fire. With outstanding courage and a magnificent display of fortitude, Sergeant FREDRICK remained with his damaged vehicle and continued to direct fire against the enemy, destroying one tank. With utter disregard for personal safety he continued this gallant display of heroism until seriously wounded. His fearless devotion to duty, leadership and initiative were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Amy. Sergeant FREDRICK entered the military service from Wisconsin.
By command of Brigadier General KILBURN