Donald E. Rudolph
Second Lieutenant Donald Eugene Rudolph served in the Army for Company E, as a member of the 2nd Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, and 6th Infantry Division. Rudolph was awarded the Medal of Honor on September 10, 1945. Where on February 5, 1945 he demonstrated immense gallantry and ingenuity near Munoz, Luzon, Philippine Islands. When acting as a platoon leader he noticed enemy fire in the distance and then proceeded to take out several enemy fortifications single-handedly with his rifle, grenades, and even his bare hands. Even after this he jumped atop an enemy tank and proceeded to take out the enemy crew with a grenade. Thus by his demonstration of courage, bravery and outstanding leadership resulted in one of the most successful achievements in the Philippines campaign.
February 05, 1945