This citation for Dick Alex's Military Medal is reproduced from the April 1990 NZ 28 Maori Battalion Golden Jubilee Reunion booklet:
67608 L/Corporal Dick Alex M.M.
During the attack on CASSINO on the night 19/20 March, 1944, L/CPL ALEX displayed outstanding bravery and devotion to duty. Working under heavy enemy fire he dressed all casualties and his complete disregard of personal safety not only saved many lives but was an inspiration to his fellow workers. The following morning, after having worked all night, he volunteered to accompany a patrol into enemy territory, and again working under heavy fire he dressed wounded often in full view of the enemy, and in close proximity to the enemy. Owing to his personal bravery and fine work throughout the entire action he was instrumental in saving many lives and in alleviating the suffering of the wounded.