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Title:SERGEANT FRANK KOONS RECEIVES THE MILITARY MEDAL [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 1181
Description: Lord Louis Mountbatten is met by General Patton and standing together in open ground, they watch US troops assemble. One of the British party reads out the citation and Sergeant Koons of 1st Ranger Battalion comes forward to receive the military medal from Mountbatten's hands. Mountbatten invites the sergeant to join him and General Patton as they watch a march past led by a US military band. Final CU of Sergeant Koons; he salutes for the camera.
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 196 ft
Notes: Sergeant Koons was awarded the military medal for actions while participating in the Dieppe Raid, August 1942. He was then a corporal. Note that one of the British party wears the Combined Ops flash.