|Andis, Clark G.
Presho soldier awarded medal in combat service
With the Sixth Infantry Division on Luzon: Capt. Clark G.
Andis, son of RG Andis of Presho, has been awarded the Bronze Star by
the commanding general of the 6th Inf. Div. for heroism in action
against the Japanese at Salissay, Luzon, P.I. on January 11th.
As regimental communications officer, Andis led a wire team
into unpatrolled enemy territory to establish wire communications
between his regimental headquarters and a battalion command post.
Throughout the operation he provided security for his wiremen and
advised them of the best routes for their lines.
Before landing with the American amphibious forces on
Luzon last January 9, Andis was stationed in New Guinea where he
participated in the Sansapor and Maffin Bay campaigns. He came overseas
in September of 1943 and was stationed on Oaha, Hawaaiian Islands for
several months before being transferred to New Guinea.
Andis, whose wife, Pvt. Shirley Andis of the WAC, is
stationed at Orlando, Fla., is communications officer of the 20th Inf.
Reg. of the 6th Inf. Div, holder of the record for continuous combat in
the Pacific Theater.