How One Man Destroyed Five Enemy Tanks..Unbelievable Story
-He advanced without cover and came under enemy fire (37-mm machine gun). He was carrying a rocket launcher. He carried with him six rounds of ammunition.
- After loading up the rocket launcher, he put the first tank to waste. With just a single round the enemy tank was destroyed and all those poor souls inside were killed immediately.
-The crew of the second enemy tank started out to where he was stationed for his attack. He killed one by firing his pistol. The others headed back to the tank. With the second round, he shot at the tank and totally destroyed it.
-Three tanks rolled up to put end to the destruction. He flanked the first one that came. It was destroyed as well.
-Under heavy enemy fire he pressed on and destroyed one more enemy tank.
-He used his land round of ammunition to strike the last tank. It crashed onto a steep embankment and was destroyed.
To summarize, Vlug managed to singlehandedly annihilate five enemy tanks. He acted on his own to accomplish the mission that was assigned to his whole battalion.
One year later, on 26th of June, 1946, Dirk John Vlug was presented the prestigious Medal of Honor.
Dirk John Vlug died a hero in 1996. Rest in Peace.
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