Beyer, Arthur Otto, Cpl

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
511-Armorer
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1944-1945, 603rd Tank Destroyer Battalion
Service Years
1941 - 1945

Corporal


One Service Stripe



Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Iowa
Iowa
Year of Birth
1909
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Beyer, Arthur Otto (MOH), Cpl.
 
Contact Info
Home Town
St. Ansgar, Iowa
Last Address
Buffalo, North Dakota

Date of Passing
Feb 16, 1965
 
Location of Interment
Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery - St. Ansgar, Iowa
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Unknown

 Official Badges 

Honorably Discharged WW II


 Unofficial Badges 




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


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Awarded for action as a Corporal, Co. C, 603rd Tank Destroyer Battalion, US Army, near Arloncourt, Belgium, January 15, 1945. His citation reads: "He displayed conspicuous gallantry in action. His platoon, in which he was a tank-destroyer gunner, was held up by antitank, machinegun, and rifle fire from enemy troops dug in along a ridge about 200 yards to the front. "Noting a machinegun position in this defensive line, he fired upon it with his 76mm gun killing 1 man and silencing the weapon. He dismounted from his vehicle and, under direct enemy observation, crossed open ground to capture the 2 remaining members of the crew. "Another machinegun, about 250 yards to the left, continued to fire on him. Through withering fire, he advanced on the position. Throwing a grenade into the emplacement, he killed 1 crewmember and again captured the 2 survivors. "He was subjected to concentrated smallarms fire but, with great bravery, he worked his way a quarter mile along the ridge, attacking hostile soldiers in their foxholes with his carbine and grenades. When he had completed his self-imposed mission aghainst powerful German forces, he had destroyed 2 machinegun positions, killed 8 of the enemy, and captured 18 prisoners, including 2 bazooka teams. Cpl. Beyer's intrepid action and unflinching determination to close with and destroy the enemy eliminated the German defense line and enabled his task force to gain its objective."

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award


 
 Unit Assignments
603rd Tank Destroyer Battalion
  1944-1945, 603rd Tank Destroyer Battalion
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Northern France Campaign (1944)/Operation Cobra
  1944-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 Ardennes Alsace Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of the Bulge
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