2LT Edward C. Dahlgren

2LT Edward C. Dahlgren

Birth
Perham, Aroostook County, Maine, USA
Death 31 May 2006 (aged 90)
Caribou, Aroostook County, Maine, USA
Burial Mars Hill, Aroostook County, Maine, USA
Memorial ID 14483833 · View Source
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World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served during World War II as a Sergeant in Company E, 142nd Infantry, 36th Infantry Division. On February 11, 1945, he led the 3rd Platoon to rescue a unit which had been surrounded in an enemy counterattack at Oberhoffen, France. After spotting enemy troops crossing a field toward the surrounded platoon, he ran into a barn and opened fire with a submachine gun. He killed six German troops, wounded several others and stopped the advance. Starting for the next house, he destroyed the machine-gun position and killing its two operators. Rejoining his unit, he advanced house to house destroying enemy positions securing the objective and captured more than 40 enemy soldiers. Due to leadership and courage displayed, his heroic attacks were responsible for repulsing an enemy counterattack and saving an American platoon from great danger. President Truman presented Dahlgren with the Medal of Honor, at a White House ceremony August 23, 1945. He left military service after the war with the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. His other medals included the Silver Star, three Bronze Stars, a Purple Heart and the French Croix de Guerre. He was awarded the French Legion of Honor in a ceremony in April 2006.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 3 Jun 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14483833
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2LT Edward C. Dahlgren (14 May 1916–31 May 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14483833, citing Pierce Cemetery, Mars Hill, Aroostook County, Maine, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .