John E. Housley

Wall of Valor

Private John E. Housley

U.S. Army

335th Infantry Regiment

84th ID Europe

29 November 1944

Private John E. Housley, 335th Infantry, United States Army. For gallantry in action against the enemy in Germany, 29 November 1944. When his company was subjected to heavy enemy artillery, mortar and small arms fire during an attack, Private Housley, performing duty as a medical aid man, with complete disregard for his personal safety under fire, administered first aid to a large number of casualties as no other aid men were available. In the performance of his difficult task, Private Housley was seriously wounded while crawling approximately 200 yards under machine gun and sniper fire to aid a wounded soldier. The superior performance of duty, courage and unselfish actions displayed by Private Housley, without doubt, resulted in the saving of many lives and reflect the highest credit upon himself and the military service.

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