Captain James Burt was cited for intrepidity and disregard of personal safety in action near Würselen, Germany, 13 October 1944, during the Battle of Aachen Gap. Captain Burt commanded a tank company that was part of a force deployed against a German garrison tenaciously defending the City of Aachen. In the first day of the battle, Burt dismounted and proceeded on foot, under heavy hostile volleys, to direct his unit into position. Climbing aboard the rear deck of his tank he continued to direct the action, despite painful wounds to his face and neck. For the next nine days, under severe fire, he held his force together. Twice, tanks he was riding in were knocked out of action. Captain Burt’s unit inflicted prodigious destruction on the enemy and he rescued comrades at great personal peril during one of the most bitter local actions of the war.
This James Burt History Mug is part of the Medal of Honor Series.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
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