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Catalog Number A001.009.002
Object Name Record, Military
Collection Jachman, Isadore S.
Scope & Content Citation for Medal of Honor for Isadore Jachman:
Sergeant Jachman, Company B, 513th Parachute Infantry regiment distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty at Flamierge, Belgium, on 4 January 1945. When his company was pinned down by enemy artillery, mortar, and small arms fire, two hostile tanks attacked the unit, inflicting heavy casualties. Sergeant Jachman, seeing the desperate plight of his comrades, left his place of cover and with total disregard for his own safety dashed across open ground through a hail of fire and seizing a bazooka from a fallen comrade advanced on the tanks, which concentrated their fire on him. Firing the weapon alone, he damaged one and forced both to retire. Sergeant Jachman's heroic action, in which he suffered fatal wounds, disrupted the entire enemy attack, reflecting the highest credit upon himself and the Parachute Infantry.

Signed by President Harry Truman.
Subjects Medals
Awards
Heroes
People Jachman, Isadore S.
Search Terms Medal of Honor
Flamierge, Belgium
Accession number 2001.009