Bender, Stanley, S/Sgt

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1939-1945, 745, 7th Infantry Regiment
Service Years
1939 - 1945

Staff Sergeant

One Service Stripe

Three Overseas Service Bars

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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Bender, Stanley (MOH), S/Sgt.
Contact Info
Home Town
Carlisle, West Virginia
Last Address
Oak Hill, West Virginia

Date of Passing
Jun 22, 1994
Location of Interment
High Lawn Memorial Park - Oak Hill, West Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section A, Lot 360, Grave 7

 Official Badges 

Honorably Discharged WW II

 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 was in the United States Army and served as a Staff Sergeant in Company E, 7th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on August 17, 1944 at La Lande, France. His citation reads in part "He walked deliberately a distance of 40 yards, without cover, in full view of the Germans and under a hail of both enemy and friendly fire, to the first machine gun and knocked it out with a single short burst. Then he made his way through the strongpoint, despite bursting hand grenades, toward the second machine gun, 25 yards distant, whose two-man crew swung the machine gun around and fired two bursts at him, but he walked clamly through the fire and, reaching the edge of the emplacement, dispatched the crew. Signaling his men to rush the rifle pits, he then walked 35 yards further to kill an enemy rifleman and returned to lead his squad in the destruction of the eight remaining Germans in the strongpoint. His audacity so inspired the remainder of the assault company that the men charged out of their positions, shouting and yelling, to overpower the enemy roadblock and sweep into town, knocking out two antitank guns, killing 37 Germans and capturing 26 others. He had sparked and led the assault company in an attack which overwhelmed the enemy, destroying a road block, taking a town, seizing intact three bridges over the Maravenne River, and capturing commanding terran which dominated the area."

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Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments
7th Infantry Regiment
  1939-1945, 745, 7th Infantry Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
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