1St Sergeant Kenneth N. Sprecher. 35119398, Parachute
Infantry, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism
in action against the enemy on 11 June 1944, in France.
While his company was pinned down by intense enemy machine
gun fire, First Sergeant Sprecher’s Company Commander
was knocked unconscious by the concussion from a mortar
shell. Under the heavy enemy fire, First Sergeant Sprecher
reorganized the company and personally led a bayonet charge
upon the enemy thereby gaining the objective, The personal
bravery and fearless leadership exhibited by First Sergeant
Sprecher reflects great credit on himself and is in keeping
with the highest traditions of the Armed Forces. Entered
military service from Ohio.