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Branch: Army
Theatre: World War II

Steven Poulos enlisted in the Army in 1943 shortly after graduating from high school. He was assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division that was part of the second wave in the D-Day landing at Normandy. His landing craft disgorged his unit into the sea 100 yards from shore, and he spent two days pinned down on bloody Omaha Beach. Poulos was reassigned to the 29th Division and engaged in deadly hedgerow fighting in France. He suffered wounds in the leg, side, back and neck from machine gun fire. He was hospitalized in England and New York for several months before being sent to the Army’s Bushnell General Hospital in Brigham City, Utah.

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Selections are only based on the nominee's military service
Nominees do not have to be alumni or associated with the university in any way. Each year, the committee selects eleven honorees based on noteworthy honor, courage, commitment, and sacrifice during their military service to our nation, but decorations for valor are not required. Selections are only based on the nominee's military service.