We are proud to have 4 Medal of Honor recipients in the 90th Division. We present each here to recognize them for their heroic contributions.
Medal of Honor Recipient
FOSTER J. SAYERS
Private First Class, U.S. Army, Company L, 357th Infantry, 90th Infantry Division.
Entered service at: Howard, Pa.
Birth: Marsh Creek, Pa.
Place and date: Near Thionville, France, 12 November 1944.
Killed in action.
G.O. No.: 89, 19 October 1945.
He displayed conspicuous gallantry above and
beyond the call of duty in combat on 12 November 1944, near Thionville, France.
During an attack on strong hostile forces entrenched on a hill he fearlessly ran
up the steep approach toward his objective and set up his machinegun 20 yards
from the enemy. Realizing it would be necessary to attract full attention of the
dug-in Germans while his company crossed an open area and flanked the enemy, he
picked up his gun, charged through withering machinegun and rifle fire to the
very edge of the emplacement, and there killed 12 German soldiers with
devastating close-range fire. He took up a position behind a log and engaged the
hostile infantry from the flank in an heroic attempt to distract their attention
while his comrades attained their objective at the crest of the hill. He was
killed by the very heavy concentration of return fire; but his fearless assault
enabled his company to sweep the hill with minimum of casualties, killing or
capturing every enemy soldier on it. Pfc. Sayers' indomitable fighting spirit,
aggressiveness, and supreme devotion to duty live on as an example of the
highest traditions of the military service.
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