Nebesney (DSC), Joseph, T/5

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Last Rank
Technician Fifth Grade
Last Service Branch
Medical Corps
Last Primary MOS
657-Medical Aidman
Last MOS Group
Medical Department (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1945-1945, 657, HHC, 1st Battalion, 398th Infantry Regiment
Service Years
1943 - 1945

Technician Fifth Grade

One Overseas Service Bar

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Everson, Pennsylvania
Last Address
Everson, Pennsylvania

Casualty Date
Apr 05, 1945
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Central Europe Campaign (1945)/Battle of the Ruhr Pocket
Location of Interment
Saint Joseph Roman Catholic Cemetery - Everson, Pennsylvania
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Grave #3, Nebesney Plot

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
The National Purple Heart Hall of HonorWorld War II FallenWW II Memorial National Registry
  1945, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
  1945, World War II Fallen [Verified]
  1945, WW II Memorial National Registry

 Ribbon Bar

Combat Medical 1st Award

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1943, Basic Training (Fort Jackson, SC)
  1943, U. S. Army Medical Training Center (Fort Sam Houston, TX)
 Unit Assignments
398th Infantry Regiment
  1943-1944, 657, HHC, 1st Battalion, 398th Infantry Regiment
  1944-1944, 657, HHC, 1st Battalion, 398th Infantry Regiment
  1944-1945, 657, HHC, 1st Battalion, 398th Infantry Regiment
  1945-1945, 657, HHC, 1st Battalion, 398th Infantry Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Southern France Campaign (1944)/Operation Dragoon
  1944-1944 Ardennes Alsace Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of the Bulge
  1945-1945 Central Europe Campaign (1945)/Battle of the Ruhr Pocket
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Tech 5, U.S. Army
398th Infantry Regiment, 100th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 5 April 1945
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Joseph P. Nebesney (33429268), Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 398th Infantry Regiment, 100th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 5 April 1945, in the vicinity of Heilbronn, Germany. When hostile fire inflicted heavy casualties on the platoon to which he was attached as aid man, Technician Fifth Grade Nebesney unhesitatingly advanced to the assistance of the wounded. He was fired upon and wounded by opposing riflemen who ignored his Red Cross brassard but he disregarded the injury and treated many casualties. Although wounded twice again, he still refused to abandon his efforts, and was making his way to the side of a wounded soldier when he was killed. The heroism and gallantry which Technician Fifth Grade Nebesney displayed in sacrificing his life for his comrades exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 100th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
General Orders: Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 585 (October 6, 1945)
Home Town: Everson, Pennsylvania
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Battle of Heilbronn where T/5 Nebesney gave his life.
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