After the troops were captured by German army, there was no news of them anywhere. American government waited but they couldn’t find anything so at last with a heavy heart they had to presume them as dead. After this in year 1944, government announced “Medal of Honor” to be awarded to Crawford “posthumously”. This honour was given to his father George, by us major general Terry Allen in a brief and impressive ceremony.
People were totally unaware of the truth that they were captured by German army and they might be still alive.