"PVT. GEORGE J. MIKEL"
Headquarters, XI Corps
General Orders No. 13
12 March, 1945
Private George J. Mikel, 7032312, Infantry, United States Army. For
gallantry in action on 19 February 1945 at Corregidor, Philippine
Islands. Private Mikel, a platoon runner, voluntarily and without orders
placed himself in an exposed position from which he directed mortar fire
on a strongly held enemy position consisting of a concrete railroad cut.
Private Mikel, although exposed to intense enemy fire, maintained his
position, disregarded his personal safety and directed the mortar fire
of his platoon in such a manner that heavy casualties were inflicted on
the enemy. His outstanding performance of duty, disregard of personal
Safety and outstanding courage reflect great credit on him and the
military service. Next of kin: Mrs. Rose Caya (sister), Lynxville,