By: JAHI JAMES
Sgt. Gerry H. Kisters
Gerry H. Kisters was born March 2, 1919 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was a Second Lieutenant (then Sergeant) of the U.S. Army, 2d Armored Division. On July 31,1943, near Gagliano Sicily, a detachment of 1 officer and 9 enlisted men, including Sgt. Kisters, advancing ahead of the leading elements of U.S. troops to fill a large crater in the only available vehicle route through Gagliano, was taken under fire by 2 enemy machineguns. Sgt. Kisters and the officer, unaided and in the face of intense small arms fire, advanced on the nearest machinegun defenses and succeeded in capturing the gun and its crew of 4. Although the greater part of the remaining small arms fire was now directed on the captured machinegun position, Sgt. Kisters voluntarily advanced alone toward the second gun defenses . While creeping forward, he was struck 5 times by enemy bullets, receiving wounds in both legs and his right arm. Despite the wounds, he continued to advance on the enemy, and captured the second machinegun after killing 3 of its crew and forcing the fourth member to flee. The courage of this soldier and his unhesitating willingness to sacrifice his life, if necessary, served as an inspiration to the command. He received a medal of citation that tells his inspiring story. Gerry kister died in 1986 a brave man.
The film ‘Remember the Titans’ directed by Boaz Yakin filmed in the year 2000. in this essay I will describe how a character changes throughout the movie. the character I have chosen is Gerry Bertier the captain of the titans football team, in the movie Gerry changes from races to against racism. At the start of the film Remember the Titans, Gerry Bertier rushers to a fight against black people ...
Cpl. Arthur O. Beyer
Arthur O. Beyer was born May 20, 1909. Beyer is recognized for his bravery. On January 15, 1945 His platoon, in which he was a tank-destroyer gunner, was held up by antitank, machinegun, and rifle fire from enemy troops dug in along a ridge about 200 yards to the front. “Noting a machinegun position in this defensive line, he fired upon it with his 76mm gun killing 1 man and silencing the weapon. He got off of his vehicle and, under direct enemy observation, crossed open ground to capture the 2 remaining members of the crew. “Another machinegun, about 250 yards to the left, continued to fire on him. Through withering fire, he advanced on the position. Throwing a grenade into the defense, he killed 1 crewmember and again captured the 2 survivors. “He was subjected to concentrated small arms fire but, with great bravery, he worked his way a quarter mile along the ridge, attacking hostile soldiers in their foxholes with his carbine and grenades. He had destroyed 2 machinegun positions, killed 8 of the enemy, and captured 18 prisoners, including 2 bazooka teams. Cpl. Beyer’s bold behavior and unhesitating determination eliminated the German defense line and enabled his task force to gain its objective.”Beyer received a ctiation that tells this exact amazing story. Arthur O. Beyer died in February 16, 1965.
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