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29TH DIVISION - WWII STORIES

 

Carl D. PROFIT

Technical Sergeant

29th Infantry Division

116th Infantry Regiment

 

Distinguished Service Cross citation:

The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Carl D. Profit (20365448), Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, at Normandy, France. When Technical Sergeant Profit's company landed on the coast of France, the beach was covered by the withering enemy rifle, machine gun and artillery fire. In spite of the great number of casualties that were being inflicted on his company, Technical Sergeant Profit on a number of occasions fearlessly exposed himself to this intense fire in order to encourage and lead his troops across the beach. The gallantry and disregard for his own safety displayed by Technical Sergeant Profit exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 29th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.

Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 29 (June 29, 1944)