Technical Staff Sergeant 101st Airborne Glider Division
Mike met, fell in love and married Doreen Daniels from Basingstoke, England during the war.
He was awarded the Bronze Star with Valor. The US Government Citation for the Bronze Star with Valor states:
During combat, Mike observed ten enemy soldiers moving toward enemy lines with two US prisoners. Unable to fire his machine gun from his position, Sgt. Repas moved to an exposed position and delivered accurate fire on the enemy. He so confused and surprised the enemy that he was able to kill three and capture the remaining seven. His actions were in accordance with the highest standards of military service.
He was also awarded the Purple Heart for injuries from a bomb blast during combat.