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WAALER, REIDAR

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In the face of heavy artillery and machine-gun fire, he crawled forward to a burning British tank, in which some of the rew were imprisoned, and succeeded in rescuing two men. Although the tank was then burning fiercely and contained ammunition which was likely to explode at any time, this soldier immediately returned to the tank and, entering it, made a search for the other occupants, remaining until he satisfied himself that there were no more living men in the tank.

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Service

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Division

U.S. Army Sergeant Company A, 105th Machine-Gun Battalion, 27th Division

Conflict

Year of honor

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World War One 1918 Christiana, now Oslo, Norway

Citation

In the face of heavy artillery and machine-gun fire, he crawled forward to a burning British tank, in which some of the rew were imprisoned, and succeeded in rescuing two men. Although the tank was then burning fiercely and contained ammunition which was likely to explode at any time, this soldier immediately returned to the tank and, entering it, made a search for the other occupants, remaining until he satisfied himself that there were no more living men in the tank.