Joseph V. La Fleur *
Inducted on August 18, 2007
For gallantry in action without regard to his personal safety during the initial bombardment of Clark Field, Pampanga, P. I., on December 8th, 1941, in which more than 150 airplanes participated, and lasted for one hour and thirty minutes, Chaplain La Fleur went calmly among the wounded and dying administering religious comforts and solace, as well as assisting in their removal to shelters and to the hospital. This continuous during the intensive attacks of the enemy dive bombers and strafing airplanes, under such exposed conditions, when taking of shelter would not have caused censure, set an example of heroic conduct under combat conditions such as to endear this non-combatant to the entire command and is consistent with the highest tradition for such personnel.
Awards: Bronze Star Medal - GO #15, Hq, War Dept. 5 Feb 1946 Asiatic Pacific Medal, WWII Victory Medal