A Bty, 29th Field Artillery (WWII)

Awarded the Distinguished Service Cross
December 1, 1944


His Citation Reads:

On 1 December 1944, Corporal James R. Flannigan was serving as a radio operator of a forward observer party...accompanying a rifle company of the 8th Infantry Regiment during an assault on enemy positions in the HURTGEN FOREST, Germany. When the company was cut off and surrounded by strong enemy forces, Corporal Flannigan voluntarily carried a message through the enemy lines, killing one German and capturing another as he fought the way to the Battalion Command Post.

This award was recommended by CPT John C. Ausland.

Award Ceremony

CPL Flannigan is presented the DSC by General Blakeley




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