The Daring Dozen

This account appeared in the Daily Courier, Connellsville, Pennsylvania on Wednesday, March 22, 1944. Corporal Franklin Robbins was soon to become a hometown hero.



Roy Wood, Harry Reynolds, Frank Tucker, Franklin Robbins, James Adams, Lawrence Knight, Lester Kincaid.

Also present, but not named in the article, were Sergeant Carl McMahan and Corporal Arthur Ervin.

Harry Reynolds, Arthur Ervin, and Lawrence Knight were wounded.
James Adams was killed.

The Navy Cross was awarded to Arthur Ervin and Frank Tucker.
The Silver Star was awarded to Harry Reynolds, James Adams, and Franklin Robbins.
The Bronze Star was awarded to Carl McMahan

Note: This action is also described in Phil Wood’s letter of April 2, 1944.

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