The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to First Lieutenant (Infantry) James Boodry (ASN: 0-1317876), United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving with Company B, 100th Infantry Battalion (Separate), attached to the 34th Infantry Division, on 9 and 10 May 1944, in the vicinity of Isola Bella, Italy. Lieutenant Boodry, accompanied by another man, volunteered to go on a continued reconnaissance behind enemy lines to get vital information needed for subsequent raids. While moving up, they were subjected to enemy machine gun and mortar harassing fires, as well as our own friendly artillery fire, but fearlessly continued on to a vantage point approximately 50 yards to the left rear of an enemy outpost and here they remained all day, observing and noting enemy installations. Lieutenant Boodry withdrew the following night with his comrade, and reported to his organization with vital information, which materially aided in the plans for a subsequent raid. Lieutenant Boodry's outstanding performance without regard for his own personal safety was in keeping with the highest tradition of the military services.
May 9 & 10, 1944
Rank: First Lieutenant
Company: Company B
Battalion: 100th Infantry Battalion (separate)
Division: 34th Infantry Division