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Sgt. Douglas E. Cupp, Company F, 116th Squadron

Silver Star


On 1 April 1945, in Germany, when one of his officers, who was out on patrol, notified his commanding officer by radio that he was wounded and stated that sniper fire was so heavy that it would not be possible for anyone to come to his assistance, Sgt. Cupp immediately volunteered to go to the rescue and with complete disregard for his personal safety, proceeded to the scene under heavy enemy mortar and sniper fire. He rendered first aid and called for his tank to come forward to evacuate the wounded officer. His action was a source of inspiration to all and increased the morale of the squadron. He entered military service from Long Island City, New York.

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