Stephen A. Novak

BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Army

HOMETOWN
Austin, TX

HONORED BY
Danny Jones

ACTIVITY DURING WWII

HEADQUARTERS, 1ST INFANTRY DIVISION, GENERAL ORDERS NO. 64 (NOVEMBER 23, 1943). AWARDED THE SILVER STAR FOR GALLANTRY IN ACTION WHILE SERVING WITH AN ARMORED BATTALION OF THE 1ST INFANTRY DIVISION. WHEN TWO MEMBERS OF HIS PLATOON WERE SERIOUSLY WOUNDED DURING AN ATTACK UPON THE ENEMY, HE PROCEEDED IN HIS TANK TO THESE MEN DESPITE HEAVY ARTILLERY AND ANTI-TANK FIRE AND EVACUATED THEM TO THE REAR. HE THEN RETURNED TO A FORWARD AREA AND VIGOROUSLY RE-ENTERED THE BATTLE. AS A RESULT OF HIS COURAGE, HE WAS REPORTED AS MISSING IN ACTION.