|Rank and organization:||
Staff Sergeant, Company B,
513th Parachute Infantry Regiment
|Place and date:||Flamierge, Belgium, 4 January, 1945|
|Entered service at:||Baltimore, Maryland|
For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty at Flamierge, Belgium, on 4, January, 1945, when his company was pinned down by enemy artillery, mortar and small arms fire, two hostile tanks attacked the unit inflicting heavy casualties. Sergeant Jachman seeing the desperate plight of his comrades, left his place of cover with total disregard for his own safety dashed across open ground through a hail of fire and seizing a bazooka from a fallen comrade advanced on the tanks, which concentrated their fire on him. Firing the weapon alone, he damaged one tank forcing both of them to retire. Sergeant Jachman's heroic action, in which he suffered fatal wounds, disrupted the entire enemy attack, reflecting the highest credit upon himself and the parachute infantry.
This exhibit was prepared by Seymour "Sy" Brody, of Delray Beach, Florida, editor of JWV's "The Jewish Veteran," and author of Jewish Heroes of America and its sequel, Jewish Heroes and Heroines of America, © 1996. The illustrations are by Art Seiden of Woodmere, New York, a professional artist with over 300 books to his credit.
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