BP1 vs 2.FJ Official Scrimmage Write up and Awards

edited September 2016 in Promotions and Awards

116th
The Seal


29TH INFANTRY DIVISION
116TH REGIMENT, 1ST BN
BAKER COMPANY


Official Awards for Meritorious Service Before and During BP1's Deployment
April 24th, 2016




Warrant Officer First Class Sander P. Kruithof
WO1 Kruithof is being awarded a WWII Victory Medal for being part of a two round scrimmage which both rounds ended in victory. In addition to this, for leading BP1 to victory in an official Scrimmage WO1 Kruithof is also receiving his Legion of Merit.


WWII Victory MedalLegion of Merit

Sergeant Carl J. Ternby
Sergeant Ternby is being awarded a WWII Victory Medal for taking part in the both rounds of the scrimmage which resulted in victory.


WWII Victory Medal

Sergeant Joris Corrion
Sergeant Corrion has participated in his fifth official scrimmage and is therefore eligible to receive his third Combat Infantry Badge. In addition, for being a part of a two round scrimmage in which both rounds were a victory, he shall also receive a WWII Victory Medal.


Combat Infantry Badge, 3rd AwardWWII Victory Medal

Technician, Fourth Grade Chris J. Kabeya
T/4 Kabeya is being awarded a European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal for taking part in the attacking round of the scrimmage which resulted in victory.

On the attack round, T/4 Kabeya was tasked to to set up in F1 building and cover his squad. From there he saw an enemy setting up a overwatch on the flack buildings from the church. T/4 Kabeya took him out with one shot and proceeded to continue to cover the friendly advance. Following his first kill, T/4 Kabeya decided to switch position in his building in order to defend the rear of the S1 that was about to clear out F2 and F3. A short moment later an enemy appeared and threatened S1's rear but T/4 Kabeya took him out before he could do any harm to the squad. T/4 Kabeya then proceeded to follow the squad into clearing the F2 and F3 buildings. Following PFC Daniels, he entered a building and started the clearing. Upon entering a room PFC Daniels got killed by the enemy and T/4 Kabeya decided to back out of the building to have a look through the windows from the outside. When he started to peak the first window of the room he saw a German that was about to throw a grenade outside that window and quickly killed him with a hipshot. T/4 Kabeya's actions where important in the safety of his squad as well as to eliminate the defending enemies of an objective. For his actions I am happy to award him an Army Commendation Medal.

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Technician, Fifth Grade Anıl Orhan

While preparing for the scrim, all the leadership were talking about the different approaches and specifics of the map. After the talking, PFC Orhan started to make detailed information about the map approaches thanks to a lot of screenshots about the scpecifics of each building, and sent it out to the platoon members so that they can learn it. Thanks to this supply of information, the platoon learned more efficiently all the aspects they needed to know for the scrim. Above that, PFC Orhan did by his own initiative reminders, in the BP1 steam group and through pm, for the training sessions on the map. His work was a great addition to boosting the training of the platoon and preparing all the members for the fight that was to come. And he did all that knowing that he wouldn't be able to take part in the scrim.

For his actions in helping BP1 prepare for the Scrimmage without actually taking part himself I am happy to award him the Soldiers Medal.


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Corporal Seth W. Blouin
Corporal Bloin has participated in his third official scrimmage and is therefore eligible to receive his second Combat Infantry Badge. In addition, for being a part in the attacking round of the scrimmage which resulted in victory, he shall also receive a European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal.


Combat Infantry Badge, 2nd Award European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal

Corporal Martin P. Judge
Corporal Judge is being awarded a WWII Victory Medal for taking part in the both rounds of the scrimmage which resulted in victory.


WWII Victory Medal

Corporal Christiansen Morten
Corporal Morten has participated in his fifth official scrimmage and is therefore eligible to receive his third Combat Infantry Badge. In addition, for being a part of a two round scrimmage in which both rounds were a victory, he shall also receive a WWII Victory Medal.

During the attack round Cpl. Morten was with the rest of his squad in the L building complex waiting to cross the road and attack the propaganda houses objective. When the order came down to launch the assault, Cpl. Morten deployed smoke and crossed the main road. He started to clear out the big building complex that were the propaganda houses. He entered P1 and started to move upstairs, arriving at the top floor he was ambushed by an MG in the room. Cpl. Morten managed to kill the enemy MG at close range and proceeded to peak out the window straight away, where he saw another enemy in one of the P3 windows. He proceeded to quickly kill the enemy and move on with the building clearing. When the objective was completely secured, Cpl. Morten took position in P4 and waited. Minutes later all the members of S2 were pinned in P4 due to an enemy MG that took position north of it. During that time Cpl. Morten saw an enemy moving into the church and quickly killed him. Cpl. Morten's actions were key to taking that objective, especially with killing that enemy MG. Without his actions, it would have been a bloody and difficult attack on the objective. For his actions I am happy to award him a Bronze Star.


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Private, First Class Frederik Egelund
PFC Egelund is being awarded a European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal for taking part in the attacking round of the scrimmage which resulted in victory.

On the attack round, PFC Egelund took S1's approach on the southern side of road in order to take the terraced houses objective. After progressing slowly through the ruined buildings, PFC Egelund came under fire from the north east forcing him to prone in the Hop building. While he was crawling there with another squad member, a German soldier threw two grenades towards him and managed to seriously wound him while he was about to attack an objective. PFC Egelund threw one grenade back and then managed to shoot that enemy soldier. He then proceeded towards the terraced buildings but a defender came out and attacked him. PFC Egelund managed to kill the enemy and proceeded to clear out terraced buildings which were empty. While clearing out the terraced buildings he spotted two enemy riflemen moving towards the Flak buildings and reported it to the team. After that he continued to cover the eastern side of the flak buildings and got killed during that process. While being seriously wounded PFC Egelund continued his effort to clear out a key objective of the map and had thanks to those actions an important impact on the scrim. It is because of these actions I am pleased to award PFC Egelund the Purple Heart.


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Private, First Class Alex G. Daniels
PFC Daniels has participated in his first official scrimmage and is therefore eligible to receive his first Combat Infantry Badge. In addition, for being a part in the attacking round of the scrimmage which resulted in victory, he shall also receive a European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal.


Combat Infantry Badge, 1st AwardEuropean-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal

Private, First Class Martin C. Benton
PFC Benton has participated in his first official scrimmage and is therefore eligible to receive his first Combat Infantry Badge. In addition, for being a part in the attacking round of the scrimmage which resulted in victory, he shall also receive a European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal.


Combat Infantry Badge, 1st AwardEuropean-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal

Private, First Class Niko A. Räsänen
PFC Räsänen is being awarded a European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal for taking part in the attacking round of the scrimmage which resulted in victory.


European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal

Private, First Class Patrik L. Ljung
PFC Ljung has participated in his third official scrimmage and is therefore eligible to receive his second Combat Infantry Badge. In addition, for being a part of a two round scrimmage in which both rounds were a victory, he shall also receive a WWII Victory Medal.

On the second round, BP1 was preparing the defenses of the town. S3 was ordered to take position in the terraced buildings objective and defend it from attacks coming either from the south or the west. PFC Ljung then proposed to his squad leader if he could take position after live in a building south of the terraced objective instead of defending internally, which Sgt. J. Corrion agreed to. With this new position PFC Ljung prepared for the enemy assault. After a good wait, the enemy started to appear south. PFC Ljung let them come closer, as he didn't want to reveal his position too early. When the enemy started to move to the yard compound, he opened fire on them killing two soldiers. He then switched over to terraced where other contacts were reported but another team member took care of that issue. PFC Ljung moved back to his position and saw another enemy rushing for the yard complex and he killed him. Both teams were small for this defense round, and with those three kills, PFC Ljung made an important impact on winning the round. Without him those three enemies would have been able to push further and attack the weakest part of BP1s defenses at Propaganda capture point. For these actions he is receiving the Army Commendation Medal.


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Private, First Class Davide Cervetti
PFC Cervetti has participated in his first official scrimmage and is therefore eligible to receive his first Combat Infantry Badge. In addition, for being a part of a two round scrimmage in which both rounds were a victory, he shall also receive a WWII Victory Medal.


Combat Infantry Badge, 1st AwardWWII Victory Medal

Private, First Class Alan D. Rollins
PFC Rollins is being awarded a European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal for taking part in the attacking round of the scrimmage which resulted in victory.


European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal

Private, First Class Darrell Shifty
PFC Shifty has participated in his first official scrimmage and is therefore eligible to receive his first Combat Infantry Badge. In addition, for being a part in the attacking round of the scrimmage which resulted in victory, he shall also receive a European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal.


Combat Infantry Badge, 1st AwardEuropean-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal

Private Thomas Zanovich
Pvt. Zanovich has participated in his first official scrimmage and is therefore eligible to receive his first Combat Infantry Badge. In addition, for being a part in the defensive round of the scrimmage which resulted in victory, he shall also receive a Defense Meritorious Service Medal.


Combat Infantry Badge, 1st AwardDefense Meritorious Service Medal

Private Tom P. Mendonza
Pvt. Mendonza has participated in his first official scrimmage and is therefore eligible to receive his first Combat Infantry Badge. In addition, for being a part in the defensive round of the scrimmage which resulted in victory, he shall also receive a Defense Meritorious Service Medal.


Combat Infantry Badge, 1st AwardDefense Meritorious Service Medal

Private Auguste J. Declerc
Pvt. Declerc has participated in his first official scrimmage and is therefore eligible to receive his first Combat Infantry Badge. In addition, for being a part in the defensive round of the scrimmage which resulted in victory, he shall also receive a Defense Meritorious Service Medal.


Combat Infantry Badge, 1st AwardDefense Meritorious Service Medal

Cpt. Elliott L. Patty
Commanding Officer
Baker Company HQ
Elliott L. Patterson

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  • 116th
    The Seal


    29TH INFANTRY DIVISION
    116TH REGIMENT, 1ST BN
    BAKER COMPANY


    Official Writeup For BP1's Deployment
    April 24th, 2016





    On Sunday 24th April, BP1 was tasked to attack the Axis Force on La Cambe. The goal was to clear out the enemy and capture 5 key buildings in the center of the town.


    Attack Round

    The attack started in the evening, 2nd and 3rd Squads were tasked to attack the eastern side of the town while the 1st Squad had to move around the south and attack from the west. The initial push went without encountering any enemy. Squad 3 was in the lead in the east and after encountering the first contacts in the Yard Complex, a heavy firefight started. Some members of Squad 3 died because of grenades, even being due to one friendly grenade. The rest were shot to death, including W01 Kruithof, leaving only PFC Ljung alive. PFC Ljung then awaited for Squad 1 to attack in the west before trying a move on the terraced buildings.

    Squad 2 in the mean time, had to cover the flanks and rear of Squad 3 and suffered no losses, they were waiting for Squad 1 to attack the Flak Buildings.

    After live, Squad 1 managed to approach the Crossroads without encountering any enemies and Sgt. Ternby had to take over the time after the deadly firefight in the Yard Complex and ordered Squad 2 & Squad 3 to stay put until the flak was secured. S1 continued it’s approach and splited into two groups. One had to attack the flak buildings and the other had to take the Terraced Buildings.

    When Squad 1’s assault started, Squad 2 & Squad 3 were ordered to attack on their side as well.

    Squad 1 focused first on the F1 building and then together with Squad 3, the Terraced Houses. F1 building was cleared and Terraced Houses were empty. For Squad 2, they threw a smoke grenade, crossed the road and attacked the Propagande Houses. Those houses were defended by two MGs, but Squad 2 managed to clear the objective out succesfully.

    Once Terraced and Propaganda Houses were secured, Squad 2 & Squad 3 were ordered to stay put while Squad 1 would clear out the Flak Buildings which they did succesfully while taking losses. A stalemate then started, with the allies having three out of the five objectives and 8 men vs 4 axis soldiers. Sgt. Ternby decided to cap out the entire map.

    While Squad 1 moved up and attacked the Northern Confines, Squad 2 & Squad 3 attacked the Church. Squad 2 found itself pinned in Propaganda Houses by an MG and took 2 losses. On the other hand, Squad 3 succeeded in reaching the Church and managed to kill one enemy. Squad 1 did the final push and killed the remaining soldiers in the Northern Confines, ending the first round.

    Overall BP1 managed to win the first round. Despite capturing all the objectives, BP1 suffered heavy losses, there were only 6 remaining Allied soldiers.


    Defense Round

    After their initial push into the town and the succesful capture of it, BP1 was tasked to defend it against an enemy counter-attack.

    Both sides suffered from reduced numbers at the start of the second round. Squad 1 was tasked to defend the Flak Buildings, Squad 2 ordered to defend the Northern Confines and Squad 3 was protecting the Terraced Buildings. W01 Kruithof would defend the Propaganda Houses on his own.

    It took some time before the enemy was seen. They attacked the southern part of the town, some of them trying to get into terraced while others would push the Yard Complex and then the Propaganda Houses. Due to the enemies angle of attack, Squad 1 was ordered to move over towards the Terraced Buildings in order to help the defense of it.

    The enemy then got quickly killed in Terraced Houses and Yard Buildings, a few of them decided to continue towards Propaganda which Squad 2 just moved in and helped the defense of the objective along with W01 Kruithof. The enemy failed to take that objective too and with their deaths the end of the defense round.

    While the enemy did a strong push they couldn’t break the defenses of BP1 at all. While Allied side did not suffer any casualties, enemy team was completely whiped out.

  • Congratulations to everyone who took part from BP1!

    Excellent work and well deserved.

  • Congratulations BP1, a battle well fought, and won!

  • Congratulations on your victory!

  • Congratulations BP1!

  • Good job everyone!

  • Well done boys upholding 29th standards as usual..

  • Great job, gentlemen, way to represent the unit and secure victory!

  • Good job everyone!

  • Oh, the official scrims. I miss them and I haven´t even done one yet.

    Jolly good job, BP1´ers!

  • Congrats Comrades in Arms!

    Salute

  • edited May 2016

    good job baker boys !

  • Congrats, Baker! Good Job!

  • Congtats Baker! Well done!

  • Well done BP1, I always love seeing these posts!

  • Congratulations BP1, great job!

  • Congtats Baker!

  • Very good job to all of you.

  • Good job and congratulations BP1 !

  • Congrats Gents !

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