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February 19, 1944


JAMA. 1944;124(8):514-516. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850080042016

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CAPT. NORMAN FRIEDMAN AWARDED DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS  Capt. Norman Friedman, formerly of Hattiesburg, Miss., has been awarded the Distinguished Service Cross "for extraordinary heroism in the face of intense enemy fire on New Georgia Island." The award was made by order of the commanding general of the armed forces in the South Pacific at a ceremony held within the perimeter of the Empress Augusta Bay beachhead on Bougainville Island. Dr. Friedman was cited for his actions on New Georgia Island, where during the battle for Munda air field he was exposed to enemy fire in an effort to give medical assistance to wounded men. On Dibela Hill he was struck and momentarily stunned by shell fragments as he advanced to the aid of a casualty. He continued forward, reached a mortally wounded officer, and then went to the aid of men in the vicinity who were less

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