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First Name: Delfin

Last Name: Marek

Birthplace: Pierce, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: El Campo, TX
Middle Name: E.

Date of Birth: 13 October 1917

Date of Death: 14 December 2005

Rank: First Lieutenant

Years Served:
Delfin Edward Marek

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Delfin Edward Marek

1st Lieutenant, U. S. Army

Silver Star

Headquarters, 3d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 223 (June 23, 1945)
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to First Lieutenant (Infantry), [then Second Lieutenant] Delfin E. Marek (ASN: 0-1062691), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with Company C, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division.
On 20 April 1945, at about 0530 hours, in Nurnburg, Germany, when his platoon was fired on at a range of fifty yards by an enemy machine gun and fifteen supporting riflemen armed with Panzerfaust, First Lieutenant Marek dashed toward the enemy. Although stunned by the explosion of a Panzerfaust that burst within ten feet of him, and barely missed by enemy bullets, he continued to within twenty yards of the enemy and killed two and wounded several of their number with his carbine in a swift exchange. Then, signaling his men to follow, he led them in a swift, vicious charge killing three, wounding four, and forcing the remaining enemy to flee.

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Texas WWII Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 316516   Created by: drjones46




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