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First Name: Stephen

Last Name: Novak

Birthplace: USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Austin, TX
Middle Name: A.

Date of Birth:

Rank: Staff Sergeant

Years Served:
Stephen A. Novak

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Stephen A. Novak

Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army

Silver Star

Headquarters, 1st Infantry Division, General Orders No. 64 (November 23, 1943)
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Staff Sergeant Stephen A. Novak (ASN: 33031346), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with an Armored Battalion of the 1st Infantry Division.
When two members of his platoon were seriously wounded during an attack upon the enemy, Sergeant Novak proceeded in his tank to these men despite heavy artillery and anti-tank fire and evacuated them to the rear. He then returned to a forward area and vigorously re-entered the battle. As a result of his courage, Sergeant Novak has been reported as Missing in Action.

Sadly, this veteran was not found listed on any 'tablets of the missing' or in any cemetery listing, domestic or foreign.

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Texas WWII Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 316163   Created by: drjones46




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