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Sgt Anthony A Tempesta

  • Birth 10 Mar 1919
  • Death 27 Mar 1945 Germany
  • Burial Yeadon, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 92063381

*Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Anthony A. Tempesta (33082666), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 743d Tank Battalion, attached to the 30th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 11 October 1944, in Germany. Staff Sergeant Tempesta displayed marked personal bravery in a combined infantry-tank attack upon a German village. During the day's engagement, while continuously exposed to hostile fire, he directed the fire of his tank in destroying two anti-tank guns and six vehicles mounting 20-mm. guns. In addition, Staff Sergeant Tempesta inflicted heavy casualties upon infantry ranks and made dangerous reconnaissance missions on foot to locate enemy strongpoints. Upon learning that all officers had been wounded, he voluntarily assumed command of the entire company and successfully led his tanks in the accomplishment of a difficult mission. Staff Sergeant Tempesta's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 30th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 29 (February 17, 1945)


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  • Created by: Jeff Hall
  • Added: 17 Jun 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 92063381
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Anthony A Tempesta (10 Mar 1919–27 Mar 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 92063381, citing Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Jeff Hall (contributor 47296194) .