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Pvt. William McGee

Date of Award: February 26, 1946
Conflict: World War II
Branch: U.S. Army

Pvt. William McGee portraitWilliam McGee, born and raised in Indianapolis, entered the Army in Indiana and served with the Medical Detachment of the 304th Infantry, 76th Division. The Medal of Honor was awarded to him for his actions near Mulheim, Germany, on March, 18, 1945. After two of his fellow service members detonated mines which grievously wounded them, McGee entered the minefield and saved one of the soldiers before being mortally wounded himself.

Citation: “Although suffering intensely and bleeding profusely, he shouted orders that none of his comrades was to risk his life by entering the death-sown field to render first aid that might have saved his life. In making the supreme sacrifice, Pvt. demonstrated a concern for the well-being of his fellow soldiers that transcended all considerations for his own safety and a gallantry in

Last Updated: July 11, 2023
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