Beyer, Arthur Otto, Cpl

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Ordnance (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1944-1945, 603rd Tank Destroyer Battalion
Service Years
1941 - 1945


One Service Stripe

Two Overseas Service Bars

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Beyer, Arthur Otto (MOH), Cpl.
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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
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Honorably Discharged WW II

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

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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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Combat Infantryman 1st Award

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