Sergeant Fred N. Coleman (ASN: 34500529), United States Army, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 236th Engineer Combat Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 15 June 1944. Sergeant Coleman’s intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
General Orders: Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces-China/Burma/India, General Orders No. 131 (1944)
Action Date: 15-Jun-44
Battalion: 236th Engineer Combat Battalion
Sgt Coleman was returned from Kalaikunda Cemetery, India