"S/SGT  ERNEST J. DEBRUYCHER"
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Three Winds of Death
Bennett M. Guthrie

 

S/Sgt Ernest J. DEBRUYCKER*, Infantry, United States Army. For gallantry in action on Corregidor, Philippine Islands, ...on 27 February 1945.....(paraphrase continues)

 

...on the "I" Company sector, S/Sgt Debruycker threw a phosphorus grenade into a cave. Out it came, exploding and burning him seriously. Sergeant Debruycker pulled the pin on another and held it for a few seconds before tossing it into the cave, killing four Japanese marines. For his cool actions...

 

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*Guthrie uses both spellings

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