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Carl Vernon Sheridan
Birth: Jan. 5, 1925
Death: Nov. 26, 1944

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Private, Bazooka Gunner in the US Army in Company K, 2d Battalion, 47th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action at Frenzenberg Castle, Weisweiler, Germany on November 26, 1944. His citation in part reads "The only approach to the heavily defended position was across the courtyard and over a drawbridge leading to a barricaded oaken door. Pfc. Sheridan, realizing that his bazooka was the only available weapon with sufficient power to penetrate the heavy oak planking, with complete disregard for his own safety left the protection of the buildings and in the face of heavy and intense small-arms and grenade fire, crossed the courtyard to the drawbridge entrance where he could bring direct fire to bear against the door. Although handicapped by the lack of an assistant, and a constant target for the enemy fire that burst around him, he skillfully and effectively handled his awkward weapon to place two well-aimed rockets into the structure. Observing that the door was only weakened, and realizing that a gap must be made for a successful assault, he loaded his last rocket, took careful aim, and blasted a hole through the heavy planks. Turning to his company he shouted, "Come on, let's get them!" With his .45 pistol blazing, he charged into the gaping entrance and was killed by the withering fire that met him. The final assault on Frenzenberg Castle was made through the gap which Pfc. Sheridan gave his life to create." (bio by: Don Morfe) 
 
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Druid Ridge Cemetery
Pikesville
Baltimore County
Maryland, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Jan 25, 2003
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Carl Vernon Sheridan
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- Lazer
 Added: Nov. 26, 2014
God bless you!
- Darlene T.
 Added: Nov. 26, 2014
Thank you for your service to our country. Rest in peace, sir.
- Solitarieone
 Added: Nov. 26, 2014
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