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Isadore Jachman

American Jewish Recipients of the Medal of Honor

Rank: Staff Sergeantjachman2

Service: U.S. Army

Unit:Company B, 513th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 17th Airborne Division

Birthdate: December 14, 1922

Place of Birth: Berlin, Germany

Date of Death: January 4, 1945

Battle or Place of Action: Flamierge, Belgium

Date of Action: January 4, 1945


For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty at Flamierge, Belgium, on 4 January 1945, when his company was pinned down by enemy artillery, mortar, and small arms fire, 2 hostile tanks attacked the unit, inflicting heavy casualties. S/Sgt. Jachman, seeing the desperate plight of his comrades, left his place of cover and with total disregard for his own safety dashed across open ground through a hail of fire and seizing a bazooka from a fallen comrade advanced on the tanks, which concentrated their fire on him. Firing the weapon alone, he damaged one and forced both to retire. S/Sgt. Jachman’s heroic action, in which he suffered fatal wounds, disrupted the entire enemy attack, reflecting the highest credit upon himself and the parachute infantry.

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