Private Robert Kennedy


Unit : 12th Parachute Battalion.

Army No. : 14530615

Awards : Military Medal


During the attack on Putot-en-Auge on 19th August 1944 this soldier by his cheerful conduct and courageous bearing under fire was an example to his section throughout the assault. His section were clearing a strongly defended house with Private Kennedy on his own initiative hearing sounds upstairs without waiting for help rushed to the top floor alone and captured some Germans who might have been a potential danger. Later, hearing calls in German coming from a house not yet cleared, his platoon commander called for volunteers to come with him. Kennedy was at once at the platoon commanders side and helped to clear the house. Later under heavy shellfire and though himself wounded he helped to carry away his more seriously wounded comrades and only allowed himself to be evacuated after they had been brought to safety.


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