Jordan, Bruce, PFC

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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
746-Automatic Rifleman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1945-1945, 746, 1st Battalion, 148th Infantry Regiment
Service Years
1943 - 1945

Private First Class


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Home State
Alabama
Alabama
Year of Birth
1923
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Excel
Last Address
Luzon, Phillipines

Casualty Date
Feb 02, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Philippines
Conflict
WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
Location of Interment
Excel Cemetery - Monroe County, Alabama
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Row 17, Grave 4

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord


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 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
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Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 
 Unit Assignments
37th Infantry Division1st Battalion, 148th Infantry Regiment
  1945-1945, 37th Infantry Division
  1945-1945, 746, 1st Battalion, 148th Infantry Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1945-1945 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Southern Philippines Campaign (1945)
  1945-1945 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Southern Philippines Campaign (1945)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Not Specified
   
Comments/Citation
Distinguished Service Cross Citation

For extraordinary heroism in action in Luzon, Phillipine Islands, on 1 and 2 February 1945. As Company A, 145th Infantry Regiment was advancing southward along a road near Plaridel, a concealed enemy machine gun opened fire and seriously wounded one of the leading platoon scouts. Private Jordan, an automatic rifleman, volunteered to go to the aid of the injured scout and, with two companions, courageously advanced under concealment of jungle growth to a point opposite where the wounded man lay. Then, as his companions fired at the surprised Japanese, Private Jordan ran to his comrade, rolled him over on his back, and, under withering crossfire, successfully brought the scout to safety. The following day, while attacking a strong enemy defense system of pillboxes, automatic weapons, and rifleman, Private Jordan was providing left flank security for the advance. Unnoticed by the Japanese, he worked his way to the flank of a strongly entrenched enemy machine gun emplacement and singlehandedly charged the position, fearlessly firing his automatic rifle as he advanced, within ten yards of the objective, he was seriously wounded by a burst of enemy fire, but, lying on the ground, he persistently continued to pour a devastating stream of fire into the emplacement until he had killed the five man crew and neutralized the weapon. He later died from the wounds sustained in this gallant performance of duty. By his indomitable fighting spirit, cool determination, and unwavering courage in the face of overwhelming odds, Private Jordan destroyed a strong enemy position which was endangering his company's advance, and set an example of gallantry that will forever remain an inspiration to those with whom he served.
   
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