Arthur f kuerker

S SG Arthur F. Kueker

  • Branch: Army
  • Hometown/City: CO
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  • Conflict: WWII
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    R E S T R I C T E D
    HEADQUARTERS 90TH INFANTRY DIVISION
    APO 90, U.S. ARMY
    31 JULY 1944
    GENERAL ORDERS
    No. 31

    I. POSTHUMOUS AWARD OF SILVER STAR. Under the provisions of AR 600-45 and Circular 66, First U.S. Army, cs, the Silver Star is awarded posthumously to the following named enlisted man for gallantry in action in northern France:

    S Sgt Arthur F. Kueker, 18070999, Inf, United States Army. On June 14, 1944, Sgt Kueker and one man advanced against a mortar and a machine gun position that were holding up their unit with intense fire. Sgt Kueker and his companion, without thought of personal safety, worked their way to a point from which they knocked out the mortars with hand grenades. Then, having no more hand grenades, they turned upon the machine gun position and assaulted it with their bayonets. In the ensuing action Sgt Kueker was killed. By his gallantry and aggressiveness, Sgt Kueker made possible the continued success of his unit. Entered service from Colorado.

    (GO 31 Hq 90th Inf Div 31 July 44, contd)
    By command of Brigadier General McLAIN:

    JOHN C. WHITCOMB,
    Col, Inf,
    Actg CofS.
    OFFICIAL:
    RAY C. SCOTT
    Lt Col, AGD,
    Adj Gen.

    Distribution: "B"
    TAG, Attn: Decorations and
    Awards Br, Munitions Bldg, Wash DC---3
    CG ETOUSA----------------------------2
    CG FUSA, Attn: G-1 Misc Sec, APO 230-1
    Ea Officer concerned-----------------2
    Ea EM concerned----------------------2
    Ea Orgn concerned--------------------2
    G-1 Sec------------------------------1

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