134th Infantry Regiment Crest

134th Infantry Regiment

"All Hell Can't Stop Us"

35th Infantry Division emblem

1st Lieutenant Peter C. McBean

Cannon Company - Executive Officer

1st Lt Peter C McBean

1st Lt. Peter C. McBean, then 23 years of age, taken somewhere in France

Bronze Star Medal Citation

First Lieutenant Peter C. McBean, O1308988, Infantry, United States Army, for heroic service in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States in the vicinity of * * *, Germany on 30 March 1945. When Cannon Company, 134th Infantry, was ordered to cover the combat team artillery, Lieutenant McBean, Company Executive Officer, together with an enlisted man voluntarily went forward to survey the area for this operation, plotting gun positions and placing orienting markers. Despite the fact that the area was subjected to three enemy barrages, his tenacity of purpose and disregard for personal safety made possible the successful accomplishment of the mission. Entered military service from New York.

General Orders Number 31, Headquarters 35th Infantry Division, 8 May 1945

Purple Heart Medal

Wounded in Action 31 March 1945
General Orders Number 28, Headquarters 35th Infantry Division, 24 April 1945

Thanks to Lt. McBean's son, Bill McBean, for the photograph of his father. He is interested in contacting any soldier who served with the Canon Company,  His email address is acclaiminvestigations@gmail.com

Bill McBean wrote a book about his father's wartime experience and its impact on their family. This book, titled Trauma Family: A Memoir of PTSD's Collateral Damage, is available on Amazon.

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