Citation of Unit
|Company "C", 424th Infantry, is
cited for outstanding performance of duty in action during Second
Army Maneuver Number 5. This Company became separated from the
remainder of the Battalion while being attacked by a superior force.
In order to rejoin the Battalion, Company "C" proceeded cross
county, approximately twenty-nine miles. During the march
behind enemy lines, the morale of the unit was superior.
Twenty nine vehicles, approximately seventy men and a cannon CP were
captured and one bazooka team destroyed a 57mm anti-tank gun.
During the march, enemy traffic and communications were completely
disrupted. The action of this unit was marked by gallantry,
fearlessness, and devotion to duty.
In addition, special recognition is made of Captain Ralph K. Lee, O-394 457, Company "C", 424th Infantry for his outstanding leadership in maintaining within his command high morale and willingness to fight. Residence at call to active duty: Clover, South Carolina.
|source: General Maneuver Order 1944-M-003|