Floyd Kenneth Lindstrom

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Floyd Kenneth Lindstrom

Holdrege, Phelps County, Nebraska, USA
Death 3 Feb 1944 (aged 31)
Anzio, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Burial Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, USA
Plot Block 230 Space 778
Memorial ID 9655 · View Source
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World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the United States Army during World War II as a Private First Class in the 3rd Infantry Division. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery near Mignano, Italy, on November 11, 1943. His citation reads "For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at risk of life above and beyond the call of duty. On 11 November 1943, this soldier's platoon was furnishing machinegun support for a rifle company attacking a hill near Mignano, Italy, when the enemy counterattacked, forcing the riflemen and half the machinegun platoon to retire to a defensive position. Pfc. Lindstrom saw that his small section was alone and outnumbered 5 to 1, yet he immediately deployed the few remaining men into position and opened fire with his single gun. The enemy centered fire on him with machinegun, machine pistols, and grenades. Unable to knock out the enemy nest from his original position, Pfc. Lindstrom picked up his own heavy machinegun and staggered 15 yards up the barren, rocky hillside to a new position, completely ignoring enemy small arms fire which was striking all around him. From this new site, only 10 yards from the enemy machinegun, he engaged it in an intense duel. Realizing that he could not hit the hostile gunners because they were behind a large rock, he charged uphill under a steady stream of fire, killed both gunners with his pistol and dragged their gun down to his own men, directing them to employ it against the enemy. Disregarding heavy rifle fire, he returned to the enemy machinegun nest for 2 boxes of ammunition, came back and resumed withering fire from his own gun. His spectacular performance completely broke up the German counterattack. Pfc. Lindstrom demonstrated aggressive spirit and complete fearlessness in the face of almost certain death". His Medal was posthumously awarded to him on April 20, 1944.

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