Suggested By Sheila Simpson: April 2007
14 May 1946:
Silver Star Given Lieutenant Fearn Field Posthumously
The Silver Star has been awarded posthumously to Lieutenant Fearn Field, his parents, Captain Richard S. Field, United States Navy (retired) and Mrs. Field , of Rockville, Maryland, learned yesterday.
A native of Washington and a graduate of West Point in 1943, Lieutenant Field was killed-in-action in Germany on March 6, 1945 after volunteering to join a small, lightly armed, rescue force in search of trapped men.
The award was made for his gallantry in action. His citation reads in part: “When the force was ambushed by strongly entrenched enemy employing heavy machine gun fire, Lieutenant Field gallantly advanced single handedly against the enemy, fighting courageously until sustaining fatal wounds in the ensuing action. His great fortitude, intrepid determination and unflinching devotion to his men and hi duty reflect highest credit upon himself and the military service.”
Lieutenant Field was the son of Richard Stockton Field, Captain, United States Navy.
1ST LT USA AGF 7TH FA OBSERVATION BN FA
- DATE OF DEATH: 03/06/1945
- BURIED AT: SECTION 11 SITE 136 CL
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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