Joseph E. Kehoe

Pfc. Joseph E. Kehoe of the 44th armored infantry battalion, who was killed in action in Germany Feb. 9, has been awarded posthumously the silver star medal and the purple heart.
Commanding officer wrote: "Your son was killed by enemy machinegun fire while attempting to go to the aid of a wounded comrade. Nothing i can say will describe this action better than his citation".
The citation reads: "For gallantry in action in the Vincity of Dahnem, Germany, on Feb. 9, 1945. Seeing a wounded comrade who had fallen in direct line of fire from a nearby enemy machinegun. Kehoe with utter disregard for his own safety, started crawling to the aid of the wounded man. In so doing, he was instantly killed, but his heroic action and unselfish sacrifice for his fellow soldier reflects the highest credit upon himself and the U.S. Army".
Silver Star
Awarded for actions during the World War II
Joseph E. Kehoe, United States Army, is reported to have been awarded the Silver Star under the below-listed General Orders, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving with the 6th Armored Division during World War II.
General Orders: Headquarters, 6th Armored Division, General Orders No. 46 (1945)
Action Date: World War II
Service: Army
Division: 6th Armored Division

Joseph E. Kehoe

Private First Class, U.S. Army

44th Infantry Battalion, 6th Armored Division

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Date of Death: 9-Feb-1945


Awards: Purple Heart, Silver Star