Victor K. Hada
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Private First Class Victor Hada (ASN: 36468392), United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving with Company K, 3d Battalion, 442d Regimental Combat Team, attached to the 92d Infantry Division, near the vicinity of Azzano, Italy, on 5 April 1945. When a member of his squad was wounded in a heavy mortar concentration, Private First Class Hada, motivated by his selfless devotion to his comrades, left his covered position and sought to rescue the man, although he had to crawl through the impact area to do so. In his gallant attempt, he was mortally wounded. His sacrifice of his own life in an attempt to aid his comrade is in the highest tradition of the Untied States Army and is deserving of highest praise.
Rank: Private First Class
Company: Company K
Battalion: 3rd Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team
Division: 92nd Infantry Division