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Janson, Ernest

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Also received the Navy Medal of Honor. Immediately after the company to which he belonged had reached its objective on Hill 142, several hostile counterattacks were launched against the line before the new position had been consolidated. G/Sgt. Hoffman was attempting to organize a position on the north slope of the hill when he saw 12 of the enemy, armed with 5 light machineguns, crawling toward his group. Giving the alarm, he rushed the hostile detachment, bayoneted the 2 leaders, and forced the others to flee, abandoning their guns. His quick action, initiative, and courage drove the enemy from a position fro which they could have swept the hill with machinegun fire and forced the withdrawal of our troops. Also received the Navy Medal of Honor.

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Service

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U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant 49th Company, 5th Regiment, 2d Division

Conflict

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born

World War One 1918 New York, N.Y.

Citation

Also received the Navy Medal of Honor. Immediately after the company to which he belonged had reached its objective on Hill 142, several hostile counterattacks were launched against the line before the new position had been consolidated. G/Sgt. Hoffman was attempting to organize a position on the north slope of the hill when he saw 12 of the enemy, armed with 5 light machineguns, crawling toward his group. Giving the alarm, he rushed the hostile detachment, bayoneted the 2 leaders, and forced the others to flee, abandoning their guns. His quick action, initiative, and courage drove the enemy from a position fro which they could have swept the hill with machinegun fire and forced the withdrawal of our troops. Also received the Navy Medal of Honor.