Sergeant Walerian Rutkiewicz


Unit : 2nd Parachute Battalion, 1st Polish Independent Parachute Brigade Group

Service No. : 30635

Awards : Military Medal


During the action of a group of the 1st Polish Parachute Brigade Group at Driel on the 22nd September, this Sergeant took part in the defence of the group against repeated German attacks, during which he displayed outstanding courage. On one occasion, when a German Spandau team was causing casualties to the defence, he personally stalked and killed the crew of the German machine gun, thereby saving the lives of many of his comrades. His courage and devotion to duty throughout the operations were most marked.


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