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Offline Lt. Col. Wilson

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Battle Awards (24 Aug 2007).
« on: August 25, 2007, 12:31:46 AM »
29TH INFANTRY DIVISION
116TH REGIMENT, 1ST BN
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Gentlemen,

Tonight has been a night to remember. The 29th Infantry Division was deployed against the 26th Infantry Division in Falaise, and was victorious both rounds. Round one had the 29th on the Allied team, with the 26th on Axis. Deaths seemed to weigh each other out from both teams, with the 29th staying slightly in the lead, and even losing it at one point. We regained by taking out two opponents, and kept going from there, eventually getting to the point where every enemy was eliminated. With the newly instilled sense of pride and achievement, our boys wasted no time in the second round. A very short round left us with no deaths on our team other than an accidental team-kill.

Our opponent certainly put up a worthy fight and were very respectful and dignified. They were the epitome of a "good sport," and I do hope they feel the same about us. This would not have been possible without their willing participation, and regardless of the result they benefitted with unity.

Charlie Company also feels a sense of unity tonight, as we see first hand what months and years of training are for, and even those of us who did not participate, including myself, feel the same sense of achievement as our brothers in arms. For no matter in what platoon or squad you reside, we are all the blue and grey.

One of the most proud things I noticed tonight was the leadership ability of those in command. Second Lieutenant Nishimoto has displayed to me a perfect definition of what OCS is for, and his seasoned battlefield experience was ever prevelant in tonight's battle. He knew exactly when to hold, when to move up, when to regroup, and what the enemy was up to. It seemed like I would think of something I would do, and almost immediately after he would do it - I am very proud of how far he has come, and the results of tonight's scrimmage are a perfect example why.

First Sergeant Caruso was a "sophisticated bulldozer" tonight. Somehow he managed to plow through enemies in his way and not take any damage, but still be responsible for countless others. His leadership after the platoon leader was KIA was simply remarkable, and the epitome of the rank First Sergeant. If I had not already made him a First Sergeant, I would have promoted him based on his display tonight. He was able to control teams across the entire map, even micromanaging when necessary, yet lead himself and his squadmate perfectly...almost as if he were at five places at once. The ability to think to this exponent is seldom seen in its defining character like tonight, and it proves what months and months of training and experience can do for a seasoned NCO like First Sergeant Caruso.

All of the members of tonight's scrimmage are awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, 1st Award (assuming they do not already have it) and the European-African-Middle-Eastern Campaign Medal for victory in an official scrimmage.


Second Lieutenant Lucas G. Nishimoto
As ellaborated upon above, this Lieutenant not only sets an example for all future officers, but displayed proven capability on the battlefield tonight. His plan was practiced, patched, and orchestrated beautifully, ensuring victory for his team and our unit. His leadership on the field as well as the leadership theory he designed for the scrimmage itself were both remarkable, for which I am awarding him the Legion of Merit.

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First Sergeant James A. Caruso
During the entire scrimmage, one soldier was the overwhelming driving force in both our attack plans. This man was my old comrade in arms First Sergeant James A. Caruso. After the main leadership as well as the large attack force received heavy casualties, FSgt. Caruso took charge of all men remaining on the field. After decimating 5 Germans, he began to redistribute the remaining soldiers accordingly and deployed them throughout the map in skirmishes. When the final Axis soldier was cornered, FSgt. Caruso manuevered the balance of the assault force into a killing position and won the round. For his extreme prowess with the Browning Automatic Rifle as well as his astounding leadership under fire I am hereby awarding him the Silver Star and the Soldier's Medal.

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Corporal Julio R. Commander
The entire attack strategy for both rounds relied solely on one team defensively positioned overlooking the 88 Field. Corporal Commander was in charge of this group and knew full well that his team had the burden of being the backbone of the entire operation. During the first round, Cpl. Commander received several injuries from random grenades thrown in his direction. Though his position was known he stayed put knowing that if he displaced, the entire flank would fall into enemy hands. His brilliant leadership of his men resulted in a virtually impenetrable wall of defense completely sealing that flank from the enemy. Because of his steadfast courage in the face of danger and his calm sense of leadership on the field I am hereby awarding him the Purple Heart and the Soldier's Medal.

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Corporal Keith A. Olson
The first round led to an eventual cornering of the final enemy on the field. Corporal Olson was the only one near the this man's position to keep him busy long enough for FSgt. Caruso's team to move in for a killing strike. What they didn't know was that Cpl. Olson was heavily wounded by an enemy grenade bringing him down to 43 health. Regardless, he moved into position dodging bullets and even another grenade in the process. For his fearless and almost terrifying behavior in the face of danger I am hereby awarding him the Purple Heart.

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Corporal Liam E. Quinn
Corporal Quinn was put into the roster as the squad leader for the large strike force that had the burden of cutting through the map at lightning speed directly into the belly of the beast. Prior to this, Sgt. Ladydorfer was in charge of this team. Cpl. Quinn was dropped into this mix three days before the official scrimmage and he did an amazing job leading them through the thickest fighting on the map. He showed virtually no fear which he displayed to his men as they ripped their way through the center of the map. Without his quick thinking his men wouldn't have been as effective with anyone else. Because of his exemplary leadership on the battlefield I am hereby awarding him the Soldier's Medal.

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Private, First Class Collin W. Ayers
Private, First Class Ayers is something to behold when he has a BAR in his death grip. In both rounds, he tore through the enemy lines better than a kick-ass fighting game with action missles! All together, PFC Ayers claimed 6-7 kills in both rounds and took home 3 souls of those men. For his almost evil display of merciless killing I am awarding him the Bronze Star.

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Private, First Class David G. Cunningham
During FSgt. Caruso's takeover in the first round, he needed an escort to ensure that he would make it through the match unscathed. PFC Cunningham never left his side as they made their way towards enemy lines. After claiming the lives of a few Germans on the way, PFC Cunningham pulled off what is considered the most insane kill in the history of the 29th Infantry Division. He jumped down only to have an MG-42 opening up on him from no more than 3 feet away. At this range, an MG is normally considered lethal and inescapable. Dispite this, PFC Cunningham turned to look the devil in the eye and fired a single shot which struck the MG in the face. Because of his overall prowess on the battlefield as well as his amazing kill shot I am hereby awarding him the Bronze Star.

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Private, First Class David M. Hall
Once the first round was out of the way, you could feel a tense urge to kill in the air. This feeling was coming from one person: PFC Hall. He proceeded to his teams position overlooking the 88 Field and took up a shady hollow nearby the enemy entrance. What ensued was one of the most spectacular ass kickings ever witnessed in the North American continent. PFC Hall scored 8 kills in one round comletely decimating the other team and virtually ensuring our victory. Because of his astounding skill in battle I am hereby awarding him the Silver Star.

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Private, First Class Christopher R. Cyr
For victory in battle, and participation in an official unit scrimmage, Private, First Class Cyr is being awarded the European-African-Middle-Eastern Campaign medal and the Combat Infantry Badge, 1st Award.

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Private, First Class Joshua M. Strauss
For victory in battle, and participation in an official unit scrimmage, Private, First Class Strauss is being awarded the European-African-Middle-Eastern Campaign medal and the Combat Infantry Badge, 1st Award.

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Private, First Class Zach A. Altrichter
For victory in battle, and participation in an official unit scrimmage, Private, First Class Altrichter is being awarded the European-African-Middle-Eastern Campaign medal and the Combat Infantry Badge, 1st Award.

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You have all served bravely and made the entire company proud.

Respectfully,

:wilson-white:

Captain Timothy C. Wilson
29th Infantry Division
116th Regiment, 1st Battalion
Charlie Company
Commanding Officer
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Offline Pvt. Milberger

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Re: Battle Awards (24 Aug 2007)
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2007, 12:41:17 AM »
Good work everyone
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Re: Battle Awards (24 Aug 2007)
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2007, 12:42:05 AM »
Good job everyone well-deserved!

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Re: Battle Awards (24 Aug 2007)
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2007, 12:50:46 AM »
Congratulations all of you, well done in the scrim.

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Re: Battle Awards (24 Aug 2007)
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2007, 12:54:03 AM »
Good job everyone!

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Re: Battle Awards (24 Aug 2007)
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2007, 12:58:39 AM »
Congrats on winning the scrim!!!


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Re: Battle Awards (24 Aug 2007)
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2007, 01:02:40 AM »
Congratulations everyone! Woot!  ;D

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Re: Battle Awards (24 Aug 2007)
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2007, 01:32:39 AM »
congratz guys well done :)

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Re: Battle Awards (24 Aug 2007)
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2007, 05:18:44 AM »
Im not surprised. Well done all  :)
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Re: Battle Awards (24 Aug 2007)
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2007, 06:48:58 AM »
Well done guys. This was one intense battle.
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Re: Battle Awards (24 Aug 2007)
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2007, 08:47:11 AM »
congratz to everyone on a job well done. And thanks everyone for the support.  ;D
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Re: Battle Awards (24 Aug 2007)
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2007, 09:59:13 AM »
congratz on the win!!  ;D

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Re: Battle Awards (24 Aug 2007)
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2007, 10:04:17 AM »
well done guys

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Re: Battle Awards (24 Aug 2007)
« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2007, 10:15:14 AM »
Very good. Congrats!

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Re: Battle Awards (24 Aug 2007)
« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2007, 10:51:07 AM »
Congratulations everyone you are all great soldiers!

Captain Robert S. Cottrell
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1st Battalion - Charlie Company,
3rd Armored Division,
36th Armored Infantry Regiment
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