Booker, Robert D., Pvt

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Private
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
746-Automatic Rifleman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1942-1943, 746, 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry Regiment/B Company
Service Years
1942 - 1943

Private



One Overseas Service Bar


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Home State
Nebraska
Nebraska
Year of Birth
1920
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Callaway, Nebraska
Last Address
Fondouk, Tunisia

Casualty Date
Apr 09, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Tunisia
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Rose Hill Cemetery - Callaway, Nebraska
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Unknown

 Official Badges 

34th Infantry Division


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenCongressional Medal Of Honor SocietyMedal of Honor
  1943, World War II Fallen [Verified]
  1943, Congressional Medal Of Honor Society
  1943, Medal of Honor [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 
 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry Regiment
  1942-1943, 746, 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry Regiment/B Company
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1943 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Tunisia Campaign (1942-43)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Congressional Medal of honor recipient. Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Army, 34th Infantry Division. Place and date: Near Fondouk, Tunisia, 9 April 1943. Entered service at: Callaway, Nebr. Born: 11 July 1920, Callaway, Nebr. G.O. No.: 34, 25 April 1944. Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at risk of life above and beyond the call of duty in action. On 9 April 1943 in the vicinity of Fondouk, Tunisia, Pvt. Booker, while engaged in action against the enemy, carried a light machinegun and a box of ammunition over 200 yards of open ground. He continued to advance despite the fact that 2 enemy machineguns and several mortars were using him as an individual target. Although enemy artillery also began to register on him, upon reaching his objective he immediately commenced firing. After being wounded he silenced 1 enemy machinegun and was beginning to fire at the other when he received a second mortal wound. With his last remaining strength he encouraged the members of his squad and directed their fire. Pvt. Booker acted without regard for his own safety. His initiative and courage against insurmountable odds are an example of the highest standard of self-sacrifice and fidelity to duty.

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