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Stuart S. Stryker
Birth: Oct. 30, 1924
Portland
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA
Death: Mar. 24, 1945, Germany

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Portland Oregon, he served as a Private First Class in E Company, 513th Parachute Infantry Regiment, US Army. On March 24, 1945, the aircraft carrying Company E of the 513th was dropped in the wrong landing zone near Wesel, Germany. PFC Stryker was a platoon messenger runner, when the unit Company E reached a point about 250 yards from a large building used as an enemy headquarters and manned by a force of Germans with rifles, machineguns and 4 field pieces. During a frontal assault the unit was pinned down by intense fire from the house and was so badly stricken that it could not return fire. PFC Stryker voluntarily left a place of comparative safety and armed with a carbine ran to the head of the unit. In full view of the enemy under constant fire, he exhorted the men to get to their feet and follow him. Inspired by his fearlessness, they rushed after him in a desperate charge and twenty-five yards from the objective PFC Stryker was killed by the enemy fusillades. His efforts so encouraged his comrades that other elements of the company were able to surround the house, capturing more than 200 enemy soldiers, their equipment and freeing 3 members of an American bomber crew held prisoner there. For his actions in the face of the enemy, he was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor on December 11, 1945. 
 
Burial:
Golden Gate National Cemetery
San Bruno
San Mateo County
California, USA
Plot: Section B Grave 719
GPS (lat/lon): 37.63376, -122.43324
 
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Record added: Jul 13, 2001
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Stuart S. Stryker
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