"S/SGT ERNEST J. DEBRUYCHER"
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
...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...
*Guthrie uses both spellings