Texas Military Forces
Hall of Honor
M. Logan enlisted in the Texas National Guard in his hometown of Luling,
Texas. With that unit, Company 1, 141st Infantry, he served through two
heavy campaigns in World War II.
On September 9, 1943, Sergeant Logan was involved in action which
resulted in his being awarded the Medal of Honor.
Company I, 141st Infantry, landed with the first wave in the assault on
the beaches of Salerno. After advancing 800 yards inland, the unit found
itself under heavy counterattack by the enemy, pinned down by a machine
gun some 200 yards away. Sergeant Logan dashed across the 200 yards of
open terrain, exposing himself to a withering stream of fire. Reaching
the machine gun, he killed the gunners, then turned the gun around and
opened fire on the enemy with the remaining ammunition.
After smashing the machine gun, Sergeant Logan captured an enemy officer
and private who were attempting to escape.
Later in the morning, Sergeant Logan's unit was fired on by a sniper
hidden in a house 150 yards away. He ran the 150 yard gauntlet of fire,
reached the house, and shot the lock off the door. He then kicked in the
door and shot the sniper, who had just reached the bottom of the stairs.
Sergeant Logan continued to serve as a combat soldier in Europe, winning
the Distinguished Service Cross and the Purple Heart in addition to the
Medal of Honor
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