Private Jack Stambaugh, B/1/6
STAMBAUGH, Jack R., 330350
Awarded the Navy Cross for action at Tarawa
Bowie, Texas; rifleman, Co. B, 1st Battalion, 6th Marines
For extraordinary heroism, self-sacrifice, and devotion to duty while repulsing an enemy counterattack at night and giving his life gallantly for a comrade. He observed four enemy attacking a wounded and isolated Marine. On his own initiative and without regard for his own safety, he went to the aid of his comrade and killed all four enemy with his rifle and bayonet, suffering a sword wound which caused his death before aid could reach him.
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