Kenneth C. Scissons
Rapid City, SD
1934, 2751, Oreville, F-16 Member
Kenneth C. Scissions was born March 10, 1915 and died September 9, 1973. Buried Pine Lawn Memorial Park, Rapid City, South Dakota.
Mr. Scissions was married when he entered the military on October 10, 1940.
In north Africa they still talk about Ken Scissons, of Rapid City, S. Dak. Ten Nazis in 4 minutes of Commando action outside of Bizerte is his record.
The official citation reads:
In December 1942, during a raid near Tunisia, upon the ambush of his unit by the enemy, Private Scissons, seeing two of his comrades attempting to crawl to safety, did, without regard to his own life, engage the enemy with his rifle and draw their entire fire upon his position. Only after his comrades reached safety did Private Scissons attempt to withdraw. His coolness and courage under fire and his desire to sacrifice himself, if necessary, for the safety of his comrades are a profound inspiration to the members of the armed forces and reflect the highest tradition of our Army.
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