Woodbury County

Lt. Kermit B. Landrith




First Lt. Kermit B. Landrith, husband of Mrs. Barbara Landrith, 1607 Nebraska street, recently won an oak leaf cluster to his bronze star for exceptionally meritorious service in action from July 30 to February 20. He is a company commander in the 29th infantry division. The citation read in part:  “Lt. Landrith’s courageous and aggressive actions under fire in making a personal reconnaissance for the emplacement of his heavy weapons and the coordination of the fire of his battalion have been directly responsible for the taking of the battalion’s objectives. During the Brest campaign, his recommendation for the combined fires of the battalion’s mortars and the attached 4.2 chemical mortars were the deciding factors in the taking of Fort Keranroux in Brittany.”

Source: Sioux City Journal, March 31, 1945