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First Name: August

Last Name: Roznovsky

Birthplace: Granger, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Granger, TX
Middle Name: V.

Date of Birth: 10 June 1920

Date of Death: 04 June 1999

Rank: Staff Sergeant

Years Served:
August Vincent Roznovsky

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


August Vincent Roznovsky

Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Force

Silver Star

Headquarters, Far East Air Forces, General Orders No. 1277 (June 27, 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 Staff Sergeant August V. Roznovsky (ASN: 6289095), United States Army Air Forces, for gallantry in action near Tarakan, Borneo, Netherlands East Indies, on 8 April 1945.
Sergeant Roznovsky was a surgical technician in the crew of a Catalina aircraft dispatched to rescue the crew of a B-25 down in Japanese-controlled waters. When a P-38 pilot sighted a dinghy and led the rescue plane to the area, the Catalina had to fly within 200 yards of enemy guns. They set up an intense barrage of enemy anti-aircraft and machine-gun fire, badly damaging the Catalina and wounding Sergeant Roznovsky and a gunner. Although he was bleeding from a severe face wound, Sergeant Roznovsky remained at his post. He took charge of the injured gunner and made the rescued airman comfortable for the return trip, before giving directions for the administration of first aid to himself. The exceptional courage and devotion to duty displayed by Sergeant Roznovsky in disregarding his own suffering to insure the well-being of others exemplify the highest traditions of the United States Army Air Forces.

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Texas WWII Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 316539   Created by: drjones46




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