The President of the United States
in the name of The Congress
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
SPURRIER, JUNIOR J.
Rank and Organization: Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army,
Company G, 134th Infantry, 35th Infantry Division. Place and dare: Achain, France, 13
November 1944. Entered Service at: Riggs, Ky. Birth: Russell County, Ky. G.O.
No.: 18, 15 March 1945.
For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at risk of his life above and beyond the call of
duty in action against the enemy at Achain, France, on 13 November 1944. At 2 p.m.,
Company G attacked the village of Achain from the east. S/Sgt. Spurrier armed with a BAR
passed around the village and advanced alone. Attacking from the west, he immediately
killed 3 Germans. From this time until dark, S/Sgt. Spurrier, using at different times his
BAR and Ml rifle, American and German rocket launchers, a German automatic pistol, and
handgrenades, continued his solitary attack against the enemy regardless of all types of
small-arms and automatic-weapons fire. As a result of his heroic actions he killed an
officer and 24 enlisted men and captured 2 officers and 2 enlisted men. His valor has shed
fresh honor on the U.S. Armed Forces.