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McMahon Decorated USA 1946

 
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Montrey Peninsula Herald, CA Mar 15, 1946
Col. McMahon Decorated
Word comes from Frankfurt Germany that Colonel Norman J. McMahon of Carmel was recently presented with the Legion of Merit in a ceremony held there at Third Army headquarters. The award, made by Lt. Gen. Lucian K. Truscott, Third Army commander, was for “exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services during the period 12 August 1944 to 9 May 1945.” His citation, further states: “While commanding three to five field artillery battalions supporting infantry and armored divisions during the spectacular dash across France and Germany, as well as the slower and bloody fighting against the Maginot and Siegfried lines in the Saar Basin, and the Ardennes campaign, Colonel McMahon’s bold actions and sound judgment as commanding officer, 182nd Field Artillery Group, have distinguished him as an outstanding field artillery commander. His mature leadership was a constant inspiration and source of encouragement to the officers and enlisted men of his command, resulting in frequent acts of gallantry, heroism and unrelenting determination by his artillery units.” Colonel McMahon is now serving with the constabulary planning group under Maj. Gen. Ernest H. Harmon. His wife, Mrs. Mamie T. McMahon, his son, Norman J. McMahon Jr., and daughter Mary, reside on Ladera Drive, Carmel.
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