Military Clipping from Oxnard Press Courier, Tue, Jan 30, 1945.

Clipped from US, California, Oxnard, Oxnard Press Courier, January 30, 1945

Now tho story can be toldof how a heroic soldier stoodguard over a wounded officerall jiight on Saipan—that bloody night of June 24, 1044—only to die two days later from wounds received in the same campaign.PRIVATE FIRST CLASS LOUIS R. ALMEIDA, Oxnard, a Field Artilleryman with the 27th Infantry Division, left the safety of his foxhole iq watch over an officer who l\ad been seriously wounded by Japanesegunfire.,The soldier, son of LOUIS E. ALMEIDA, Oxnard, was unable i to get immediate aid for the wounded lieutenant or have him evacuated, due to heavy enemy shell fire. He remained at the» side of the officer all night giv-j ing whatever first aid be could ; and guarding him. !,• Later in the campaign while | performing his duty as a line- j man with a liaison detail. Louis ' was shot and seriously wounded I by a Japanese sniper. He died j1 • two days later. 1For his gallantry under fire the War Department posthumously has awarded him tho Silver Star.