Rank and organization:   Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, Company B, 513th Parachute
Place and date:   Flamierge, Belgium, 4 January 1945.
Entered service at:   Baltimore, Md.
Birth:   Berlin, Germany.
G.O. No.: 25,
9 June 1950.
Citation:   For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above
and beyond the call of duty at Flamierge, Belgium, on 4 January 1945, when
his company was pinned down by enemy artillery, mortar, and small arms
fire, 2 hostile tanks attacked the unit, inflicting heavy. casualties.
S/Sgt. Jachman, seeing the desperate plight of his comrades, left his place
of cover and with total disregard for his own safety dashed across open
ground through a hail of fire and seizing a bazooka from a fallen comrade
advanced on the tanks, which concentrated their fire on him. Firing the
weapon alone, he damaged one and forced both to retire. S/Sgt. Jachman's
heroic action, in which he suffered fatal wounds, disrupted the entire
enemy attack, reflecting the highest credit upon himself and the parachute
This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)