Lt. Ezra Mann

Silver Star 

 

First Lieutenant Ezra B. Mann, Cavalry, Headquarters 101st Cavalry Group (then Troop “B”, 116th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, Mechanized), United States Army, for gallantry in action on 1 April 1945, in Germany. First Lieutenant Mann unhesitatingly and fearlessly, left positions of comparative personal safety on two successive occasions in order to assure himself that his men occupied positions of maximum protection commiserate with affective fire power. With complete disregard of danger, he executed a bold personal reconnaissance in the face of heavy small arms and observed artillery fire, located the positions of the enemy’s forward observers and returned to his armored car through the heavy concentration of fire. He then calmly directed the fire of his 37 millimeter gun against the enemy until they were either killed or driven off.