"PFC PETER C McCABE"
Three Winds of Death
Bennett M. Guthrie
Pfc Peter C. McCabe, ... United States Army. For gallantry in action on
Corregidor, Philippine Islands, ...on 24 February
1945..attached as a medic of the 462d
FA Bn, had volunteered to go on the assault (towards Tailside) because
the medical personnel of the 1st Bn had suffered excessive casualties.
During the mêlée outside the north entrance of Malinta Tunnel, McCabe
saw a severely wounded trooper fall into a pile of burning rubble, fully
exposed to enemy fire. Although McCabe had already passed the opening
of the tunnel, he ran back, moved the trooper to safety while under
fire, and stopped a hemorrhage, thus saving the trooper's life. In
keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Military
Service, Private McCabe was awarded the Silver Star for his courageous