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Sergeant Charles W. Newell
Company D, 242nd Infantry Regiment, 42nd Division
US Army
Hatton, France - 11 January 1945

Sergeant Newell was awarded the Silver Star Medal for  gallantry in action, on 11 January 1945.  Sergeant Newell volunteered to clear a path to a barn in order to evacuate 50 men from a house which was subjected to heavy 88mm, and machine gun fire from an enemy tank.  Upon exciting from the barn, Sergeant Newell and two other soldiers encountered a number of Germans, many of whom they killed and wounded, and the remainder of whom fled, clearing the way for the escape from the building of our men. 

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