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Offline Cpt. Cranston

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Battle Awards - First Platoon
« on: October 25, 2012, 08:13:32 PM »
29TH INFANTRY DIVISION
116TH REGIMENT, 1ST BN
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Soldiers of the 29th Infantry Divison,

     Two weeks ago, on Sunday the 7th of October, 2012, the 29th Infantry Division engaged the enemy on the battlefield, where two intense battles were fought over the streets of Stavelot. Dog Company, First Platoon met with the 113th Cavalry, and the level of skill and amount of training put in by the men of First Platoon was made very apparent to their enemies. The 113th Cavalry put a valiant fight but were overcome by DP1 in both engagements and, in such a manner, First Platoon secured overall victory for the 29th Infantry Division. First Platoon walked away with very few losses.

     During the first round the 29th Infantry Division was tasked with crossing the Stavelot river and punching through the 113th Cavalry's defences. 2Lt. Browning's well conceived plan proved most effective, and the execution was flawless. Systematically, they pushed up; they cleared out pockets of enemies with sleek precision. First Platoon continued in this fashion until all opposition had been eliminated. The 29th Infantry Division suffered only one casualty.

     During the second round, the 29th took up the defence of the city. Manning their assigned positions, First Platoon made sure to make the 13th Cavalry pay very dearly before giving them any ground. Despite casualties, the 113th Cavalry displayed ferocity and determination. They never gave up and used everything at their disposal to try and turn the tide of the battle. Just as in the first round, several soldiers went above and beyond. Once the fighting settled, the 29th Infantry Division had lost only two men to enemy fire.

     First Platoon went up against a formidable foe. The 113th Cavalry is a respected unit in Darkest Hour. Still, First Platoon refused to back down and came out victorious in the end. The result of the battles that took place over the streets of Stavelot on October 7th, 2012 is the culmination of their combined efforts over the past month and a half, and is a testament to the high standards and fighting capabilities of the 29th Infantry Division.

     For your actions over the past few weeks, I proudly award these medals for your courageous actions in battle. Well done gentlemen.


Second Lieutenant Benjamin G. Browning
2Lt. Browning was in charge of the planning and preparation of First Platoon. It is thanks to him that the 29th Infantry Division saw victory on Stavelot. For leading First Platoon to victory in an Official Scrimmage, 2Lt. Browning is awarded the World War II Victory Medal and the Legion of Merit. Additionally, this was 2Lt. Browning's first scrimmage with the 29th Infantry Division earning him the Combat Infantry Badge.



Staff Sergeant Yassin Demane
For participating in a official scrimmage in which the 29th Infantry Division were victorious, SSgt. Demane is awarded the World War II Victory Medal. Additionally, this was SSgt. Demane's first scrimmage with the 29th Infantry Division earning him the Combat Infantry Badge.




Sergeant Kit G. Lamb
For participating in a official scrimmage in which the 29th Infantry Division were victorious, Sgt. Lamb is awarded the World War II Victory Medal. Additionally, this was Sgt. Lamb's first scrimmage with the 29th Infantry Division earning him the Combat Infantry Badge.



Corporal Richard Buckley
During the defense of Stavelot, Cpl. Buckley held the left flank as the enemy drew closer. Waiting until the right moment, Cpl. Buckley primed and threw two grenades in rapid succession. His grenades dealt a devastating blow to the enemy, sucessfully demolishing their advance in his sector. Ending the round with 5 confirmed kills, Cpl. Buckley is being awarded the Bronze Star. For participating in a defence round of a official scrimmage where the 29th Infantry Division were victorious, Cpl. Buckley is awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal. Additionally, this was Cpl. Buckley's first scrimmage with the 29th Infantry Division earning him the Combat Infantry Badge.



Private, First Class Iztok Golob
For participating in a defence round of a official scrimmage where the 29th Infantry Division were victorious, PFC Golob is awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal. Additionally, this was PFC Golob's first scrimmage with the 29th Infantry Division earning him the Combat Infantry Badge.



Private, First Class Jan M. Johnson
For participating in a official scrimmage in which the 29th Infantry Division were victorious, PFC Golob is awarded the World War II Victory Medal. Additionally, this was PFC Johnson's first scrimmage with the 29th Infantry Division earning him the Combat Infantry Badge.



Private, First Class Christian K. Sommer

During the attack of Stavelot, PFC Sommer was wounded while clearing out Lake Road. Determined to keep going, PFC Sommer managed to clear the area dispite his wounds. He stayed at the front for the remainder of the round and participated in a fire fight by church where he was wounded yet again by a sub-machine gun. The sub-machine gunner was dispatched and the round ended shortly afterwards. For carrying out his duty with excellence, killing two enemy soldiers despite being wounded twice, PFC Sommer is being awarded the Purple Heart. For participating in a official scrimmage in which the 29th Infantry Division were victorious, PFC Sommer is awarded the World War II Victory Medal. Additionally, this was PFC Sommer's first scrimmage with the 29th Infantry Division earning him the Combat Infantry Badge.




Private, First Class Christian A. Runing
For participating in a official scrimmage in which the 29th Infantry Division were victorious, PFC Runing is awarded the World War II Victory Medal. Additionally, this was PFC Runing's first scrimmage with the 29th Infantry Division earning him the Combat Infantry Badge.



Private, First Class Kuba A. Janicki
For participating in a official scrimmage in which the 29th Infantry Division were victorious, PFC Janicki is awarded the World War II Victory Medal. Additionally, this was PFC Janicki's first scrimmage with the 29th Infantry Division earning him the Combat Infantry Badge.



Private, First Class Edward D. Flanagan
For participating in a official scrimmage in which the 29th Infantry Division were victorious, PFC Flanagan is awarded the World War II Victory Medal. Additionally, this was PFC Flanagan's first scrimmage with the 29th Infantry Division earning him the Combat Infantry Badge.



Private, First Class Sebastian J. Ekstrand
For participating in a official scrimmage in which the 29th Infantry Division were victorious, PFC Ekstrand is awarded the World War II Victory Medal. Additionally, this was PFC Ekstrand's first scrimmage with the 29th Infantry Division earning him the Combat Infantry Badge.



Private, First Class Julian J. Michael
For participating in a official scrimmage in which the 29th Infantry Division were victorious, PFC Michael is awarded the World War II Victory Medal. Additionally, this was PFC Michael's first scrimmage with the 29th Infantry Division earning him the Combat Infantry Badge.



Private, First Class Cedric F. Martens
For participating in a official scrimmage in which the 29th Infantry Division were victorious, PFC Martens is awarded the World War II Victory Medal. Additionally, this was PFC Marten's first scrimmage with the 29th Infantry Division earning him the Combat Infantry Badge.



Private, First Class Kristian K. Månsson
For participating in a official scrimmage in which the 29th Infantry Division were victorious, PFC Månsson is awarded the World War II Victory Medal. Additionally, this was PFC Månsson's first scrimmage with the 29th Infantry Division earning him the Combat Infantry Badge.



Private, First Class Mark A. Hartley
For participating in a official scrimmage in which the 29th Infantry Division were victorious, PFC Hartley is awarded the World War II Victory Medal. Additionally, this was PFC Hartley's first scrimmage with the 29th Infantry Division earning him the Combat Infantry Badge.



Private, First Class Richard R. Lushman
For participating in a official scrimmage in which the 29th Infantry Division were victorious, PFC Lushman is awarded the World War II Victory Medal. Additionally, this was PFC Lushman's first scrimmage with the 29th Infantry Division earning him the Combat Infantry Badge.



Private, First Class Mirko I. Viljamaa
For participating in a official scrimmage in which the 29th Infantry Division were victorious, PFC Viljamaa is awarded the World War II Victory Medal. Additionally, this was PFC Viljamaa's first scrimmage with the 29th Infantry Division earning him the Combat Infantry Badge.



Private, First Class Sander P. Kruithof
For participating in a official scrimmage in which the 29th Infantry Division were victorious, PFC Kruithof is awarded the World War II Victory Medal. Additionally, this was PFC Kruithof's first scrimmage with the 29th Infantry Division earning him the Combat Infantry Badge.



Private, First Class Lee A. Leeroy
For participating in a official scrimmage in which the 29th Infantry Division were victorious, PFC Leeroy is awarded the World War II Victory Medal. Additionally, this was PFC Leeroy's first scrimmage with the 29th Infantry Division earning him the Combat Infantry Badge.



Private, First Class Joris Corrion
For participating in a official scrimmage in which the 29th Infantry Division were victorious, PFC Corrion is awarded the World War II Victory Medal. Additionally, this was PFC Corrion's first scrimmage with the 29th Infantry Division earning him the Combat Infantry Badge.






First Platoon has made us all very proud. They fought hard and are worthy of all our respect
Respectfully,

Daniel P. Cranston
Captain
29th Infantry Division
116th Regiment, 1st Battalion
Dog Company
Commanding Officer




« Last Edit: October 25, 2012, 08:41:10 PM by Cpt. Cranston »

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Re: Battle Awards - First Platoon
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2012, 08:20:49 PM »
Congratulations guys way to go all of you!
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Re: Battle Awards - First Platoon
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2012, 09:51:14 PM »
Congratulations DP1, good work!
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Re: Battle Awards - First Platoon
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2012, 09:52:39 PM »
Good work guys

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Re: Battle Awards - First Platoon
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2012, 10:55:09 PM »
Great work, Congrats to one and all!!!
Great representation of the 29th!

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Re: Battle Awards - First Platoon
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2012, 04:51:41 AM »
Wow, this sounds like it could be the 29th's best official scrimmage with winning both rounds and losing only THREE men. That's just fantastic, great job DP1.
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Re: Battle Awards - First Platoon
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2012, 07:16:49 AM »
Good job chaps.
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Re: Battle Awards - First Platoon
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2012, 08:41:58 AM »
Congratulations lads.
 
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Re: Battle Awards - First Platoon
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2012, 09:06:38 AM »
Congrats guys...and to the men who were'nt able to fight in the scrimm we couldn't have done it without you cheers  :)
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Re: Battle Awards - First Platoon
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2012, 09:39:26 AM »
Congratulations! Good job!
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Re: Battle Awards - First Platoon
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2012, 10:11:38 AM »
Exceptional work all, congratulations!

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Re: Battle Awards - First Platoon
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2012, 11:32:37 AM »
Good job all in DP1  ;)
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Re: Battle Awards - First Platoon
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2012, 01:44:07 PM »
Excellant job DP1!

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Re: Battle Awards - First Platoon
« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2012, 02:18:37 PM »
Good job Dog 1! A strong showing indeed.
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Re: Battle Awards - First Platoon
« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2012, 06:36:04 AM »
Great job DP1! Congratulations and enjoy the shiny awards together with the experience of a official scrimmage!

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