"CAPTAIN EMMET R. SPICER"
Headquarters, XI Corps
General Orders No. 13
12 March, 1945
CAPTAIN EMMET R. SPICER, 0418702, Medical Corp, United States Army. For
gallantry in action at Corregidor, Philippine Islands, on 16 February
1945. Upon landing by para chute,Captain Spicer immediately organized
his aid station and then proceeded under heavy enemy machine gun fire
toward Wheeler Battery, attempting to evacuate the many wounded
personnel to the aid station. He was fully aware of the personal risk
involved and was
repeatedly advised against going into this dangerous area. Stating that
it was his duty to minister aid to the wounded despite the attendant
dangers, he proceeded at once toward the enemy infested area. He paused
several times enroute to aid injured and wounded soldiers, ministering
to them while still under a hail of enemy bullets. His performance of
duty in complete disregard to his own safety was far above that normally
required or expected and in the execution of them he gave his life.
Captain Spicer's outstanding devotion to duty and gallant actions in
making the supreme sacrifice was an inspiration to the entire battalion.
Next of kin: Mrs. Elizabeth G. Spicer (wife), 424 Columbia Avenue,