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DECORATION AND AWARDS BRANCH,
MILITARY PERSONNEL DIVISION, AGO

Initials [illegible]
Date 11/3/44

RECORD OF AWARD OF DECORATION BY AGENCY OTHER THAN WAR DEPARTMENT

Last Name
WOODWARD
Organization
FA
Headquarters
1st United States Army
Type of Award
Distinguished-Service Cross
Oak-Leaf Clusters
By Command of
MAJ. GEN. W. B. KEAN

First Name
ROBERT

Middle Initial
W.
Station or APO
230
Number

Serial No.
0389219
Foreign
CO No. Section
39 II
Posthumous
NO
Posthumous
Amended Revoked

Grade
Capt.
Others
Date
31 July 1944
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CITATION

For extraordinary heroism in action against the enemy on 6
June 1944, in [crossed out][illegible][end crossed out]. Captain Woodward, while on the beach on [crossed out][illegible][end crossed out], dis-
covered an enemy [?mate?] from which heavy fire was being delivered on
the troops moving across the beach. Exposing himself fully to the view
of the enemy at less than 300 yards range, Captain Woodward jumped into
a tank, required it to be moved forward and then directed its fire on this
emplacement. He then left the tank and, though completely lacking cover
from the intense enemy fire, [crossed out][illegible][end crossed out]proceeded through the barbed wire and up
a sharp slope directly towards the fortification. Captain Woodward fired
his pistol into successive [illegible] openings and forced the surrender of
23 of the enemy. Captain [crossed out][illegible][end crossed out] Woodward's initiative, personal bravery and
daring set an inspiring example to his men and is in keeping with the
highest traditions of the Armed Forces.

Entered military service from Massachusetts.

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