One Captain Richard Kinney 182nd Field Artillery Regiment Ft Leonard Wood, Summer 1941. Kinney a Michigan National Guard Officer in this unit, a Separate Artillery unit, is eventually transferred out and reassigned to the 26th Infantry Division's 102nd Field Artillery Battalion, by late 1944 he's it's Lieutenant Colonel, Commanding.
For actions on 23 December near Bastogne he is put in for the Distinguished Service Cross, it will be a Posthumous award as Lt Col Kinney is KIA two days later on Christmas Day. He's still over there, at Hamm.
Citation Distinguished Service Cross
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Lieutenant Colonel (Field Artillery) Richard W. Kinney (ASN: 0-381880), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while Commanding the 102d Field Artillery Battalion, 26th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 23 December 1944. On that date, a strong enemy force was deeply entrenched along the main road between Redange and Grosbous, Luxembourg, delaying the advance of the elements of the 26th Infantry Division. In order to direct artillery fire against this force, Colonel Kinney, Commanding the 102d Field Artillery Battalion, voluntarily advanced alone to a position close to the enemy lines. There, although silhouetted against a white background of snow and exposed to enemy fire, he courageously held his position and directed effective, concentrated fire upon the enemy, completely disregarding his own safety. Colonel Kinney's conspicuous heroism, fearless leadership and loyal devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 26th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
General Orders: Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 42 (February 21, 1945)