"2d Lt. CLIFFORD MACKENZIE"
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