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Second Lieutenant George W. G. Boyce, Jr., USA (July 23, 1944)

George W. G. Boyce, Jr. was born in New York City and was living in Town of Cornwall, New York when he joined the United States Army. Very little information is available about his life before his military service.

On July 23, 1944 on New Guinea during the Battle of Driniumor River as a Second Lieutenant with the 112th Cavalry Regiment, Boyce saved the men of his platoon from a Japanese grenade by smothering it with his own body.

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Second Lieutenant Dale E. Christensen, USA (July 16-19, 1944)

Dale Eldon Christensen was born in Cameron Township, Iowa on May 31, 1920. He was living in California when he volunteered for service with the United States Army on October 15, 1940. His enlistment was in the Medical Corps for assignment to the Philippine Department.

His wartime service wasn’t in medicine however or in the Philippines. He was later commissioned as an officer and led men in combat as a platoon leader with Troop E, 2nd Squadron, 112th Cavalry Regiment.

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