NEW YORK (Jun. 7)
Lt. Eugene Pollock of New Orleans, La., has been awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the Air Medal and five Oak Leaf Clusters, it was reported here today by the National Jewish Welfare Board. He is 24 years old and has been in the service for two years.
Attached to a U.S. bomber base in England, Lieutenant Pollock is a Flying Fortress navigator and has been participating in the concentrated Allied assault on the European continent. On a recent raid over Paris, his plane was one of 133 Forts which devastated the Renault motor works.
Pvt. Oren Libson, 23, of Minneapolis, Minn., has been awarded the Distinguished Service Medal and the Purple Heart for gallantry under fire in the Tunisian fighting. Driving an American tank, Private Libson was blown ten feet into the air when an enemy shell hit his tank; he was the only one of his crew to come out alive. As he was starting away, he stumbled over a sergeant whose leg had been shattered. Private Libson stopped to administer first aid and while doing so was hit in the leg.