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First Name: Louis

Last Name: Polasek

Birthplace: East Bernard, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Dickinson, TX
Middle Name: P.

Date of Birth: 04 April 1925

Date of Death: 25 November 1975

Rank: Private First Class

Years Served:
Louis P. Polasek

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Louis P. Polasek

Private 1st Class, U. S. Army

Silver Star

Headquarters, 30th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 142 (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 Private First Class Louis P. Polasek (ASN: 38541394), United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving with the 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division, in action in Germany, on 13 April 1945.
Private Polasek voluntarily accompanied his Squad Leader through intense machine gun and small arms fire to the rear of a group of concrete houses occupied by the enemy. They fired for one half hour, killing eight of the enemy and capturing eleven, thereby completely overrunning them and silencing their fire. Private First Class Polasek's gallant actions and selfless devotion to duty, without regard for his own safety, were in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.

Origin of Nickname/Handle:

Texas WWII Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 316530   Created by: drjones46




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