Second Lieutenant Clifford MacKenzie, 01305117, Infantry, United States Army. For gallantry in action at Corregidor, Philippine Islands on 22 February 1945. During an attack by our troops, a platoon was pinned down under a hail of light machine gun fire. One of the men in the platoon sustained mortal wounds and another soldier going to his aid was seriously wounded. Fully aware of the risks involved and totally disregarding the possible consequences, Lieutenant MacKenzie unhesitatingly plunged through the withering fire toward the wounded man and in so doing lost his life.  Lieutenant MacKenzie's display of valor, beyond the call of duty exemplifies the highest traditions of the military service. Next of kin: Mr. Willaim S. MacKenzie, (father), 1410 Cortelyon Road, Brooklyn, New York."


The circumstances of MacKenzie's death are contained in "My Day With The Rattlesnakes."

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