1Lt JOHN VINCENT POWER
4th Marine Division
Namur Island, Kwajalein Atoll
1 February 1944
1Lt Power was severely wounded in the stomach while setting a demolition charge on a Japanese pillbox, In spite of his wounds 1Lt. Power stayed in the fight, holding his wound with his left hand and firing with his right, as he advanced.
He discovered an enemy position that was wreaking havoc on his fellow Americans. Power courageously advanced on the Pillbox emptying his carbine into a hole he made with a satchel charge.
1Lt Power was attempting to reload and continue the attack, when he was again wounded in the abdomen and head. He collapsed in the doorway of the enemy pillbox, but his courage swayed the tide of battle in favor of the Americans.