Dahlgren, Edward Carl, 2LT

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1942-1945, 1542, 1st Battalion, 142nd Infantry Regiment
Service Years
1942 - 1945

Infantry

Second Lieutenant



Three Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Maine
Maine
Year of Birth
1916
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Dahlgren, Edward Carl, 2LT.
 
Contact Info
Home Town
Perham, Maine
Last Address
Caribou, Maine

Date of Passing
May 31, 2006
 
Location of Interment
Pierce Cemetery - Mars Hill, Maine
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Unknown

 Official Badges 

Honorably Discharged WW II 36th Infantry Division


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Congressional Medal Of Honor SocietyMedal of Honor
  1945, Congressional Medal Of Honor Society
  1945, Medal of Honor [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served during World War II as a Sergeant in Company E, 142nd Infantry, 36th Infantry Division. On February 11, 1945, he led the 3rd Platoon to rescue a unit which had been surrounded in an enemy counterattack at Oberhoffen, France. After spotting enemy troops crossing a field toward the surrounded platoon, he ran into a barn and opened fire with a submachine gun. He killed six German troops, wounded several others and stopped the advance. Starting for the next house, he destroyed the machine-gun position and killing its two operators. Rejoining his unit, he advanced house to house destroying enemy positions securing the objective and captured more than 40 enemy soldiers. Due to leadership and courage displayed, his heroic attacks were responsible for repulsing an enemy counterattack and saving an American platoon from great danger. President Truman presented Dahlgren with the Medal of Honor, at a White House ceremony August 23, 1945. He left military service after the war with the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. His other medals included the Silver Star, three Bronze Stars, a Purple Heart and the French Croix de Guerre. He was awarded the French Legion of Honor in a ceremony in April 2006.

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award


 
 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 142nd Infantry Regiment
  1942-1945, 1542, 1st Battalion, 142nd Infantry Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1945-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Ardennes Alsace Campaign (1944-45)
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