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Lieut Byron E Fisher
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Birth: Jul. 15, 1921
Death: Mar. 13, 1945

WW2 Navy Cross Recipient

KIA Iwo Jima

27th Marines, 5th Marine Division

1st Lt. Byron E. Fisher - U.S. Marine Corps
Hometown / City: , OH New Philadelphia
Conflict: WWII.Branch: U.S. Marine Corps.


Navy Cross Citation
Awarded for actions during the World War II

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Second Lieutenant Byron Earl Fisher (MCSN: 0-30288), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for extraordinary heroism while attached to Company H, Third Battalion, Twenty-Seventh Marines, FIFTH Marine Division, during action against enemy Japanese forces on Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, 13 March 1945. Participating in an attack against hostile forces entrenched in pillboxes, caves and spider traps, First Lieutenant Fisher gallantly led his platoon down a ravine to overrun the enemy position. Despite severe wounds received when the enemy launched a furious counterattack before his position could be consolidated, he promptly and without consideration for his own safety helped put a captured Japanese machine gun into action, thus aiding materially in repelling the enemy. By his dauntless initiative, indomitable fortitude and cool decision in the face of fanatic opposition, First Lieutenant Fisher contributed materially to the success of the operations, and his conduct throughout upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
General Orders: Commander in Chief Pacific Forces: Serial 35174 (October 25, 1945)

Action Date: March 13, 1945

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Company: Company H

Battalion: 3d Battalion

Regiment: 27th Marines

Division: 5th Marine Division
 
 
Burial:
East Avenue Cemetery
New Philadelphia
Tuscarawas County
Ohio, USA
 
Created by: Jeff Hall
Record added: Apr 18, 2013
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Lieut Byron E Fisher
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