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To All Who Shall See These Presents Greeting:

This is to Certify that
The President of the United States of America
Takes Pride in Presenting


THE 
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS
to


DADDARIO, FRANCIS J. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Francis J. Daddario (32010749), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 13th Infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 25 February 1945. Staff Sergeant Daddario's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 8th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 242 (1945)
Home Town: Bronx, New York


DAGER, HOLMES E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Holmes E. Dager, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 4th Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 31 July 1944. Brigadier General Dager's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 4th Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 60/ (1944)


DAHLQUIST, JOHN ERNEST
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John Ernest Dahlquist, Major General, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Commanding General, 36th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 23 March 1945. Major General Dahlquist's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 36th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 229 (1945)
Born: March 12, 1896 at Minneapolis, Minnesota
Home Town: Minneapolis, Minnesota


*DAHLUM, GLENN I. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Glenn I. Dahlum (37554357), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 February 1945. Private First Class Dahlum's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 37th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 43 (1945)
Home Town: Polk County, Minnesota


*DAIL, GEORGE (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to George Dail (0-2001056), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 1st Battalion, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 26 February 1945. Second Lieutenant Dail's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 30th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 191 (1945)
Home Town: Wilson, North Carolina


DAL PONTE, PETER LOUIS
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Peter Louis Dal Ponte, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 9 December 1942, during the Papuan Campaign at Sanananda, New Guinea. First Lieutenant Dal Ponte's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 32d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 28 (1943)
Home Town: Tree Rivers, Michigan


*DALEY, WILMAN T. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Wilman T. Daley (32669793), Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Headquarters and Service Troop, 94th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, in action against enemy forces on 15 April 1945. Technician Fifth Grade Daley's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 286 (1945)
Home Town: Chautauqua County, New York


DALTON, ELLIS G.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Ellis G. Dalton, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 63d Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 4 July 1945. Private First Class Dalton's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 128 (1946)


DALTON, JAMES L., II
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to James L. Dalton, II, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 161st Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces from 23 to 28 January 1945, in the vicinity of New Georgia. Colonel Dalton's outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 25th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 38 (1945)
Home Town: Chittenden County, Vermont


*DALY, THOMAS A. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Thomas A. Daly (0-1318416), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company K, 376th Infantry Regiment, 94th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 25 February 1945. First Lieutenant Daly's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 94th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 265 (1945)
Home Town: New York
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Silver Star (WWII), 2@ Bronze Star, 2@ Purple Hearts


DANFORTH, VERGIAL E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Vergial E. Danforth (35573725), Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving Company G, 2d Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces in June 1944, at Marie-du-Mont, France. When two enemy machine guns opened fire on his squad, Corporal Danforth rushed forward, despite the intense enemy fire, along a hedge row and with hand grenades inflicted severe casualties on the enemy causing them to withdraw. By this fearless action Corporal Danforth was able to reorganize his squad and hold his assigned position. Corporal Danforth's initiative, personal courage and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 101st Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 31 (July 1, 1944)


DANHAUS, MELVIN E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Melvin E. Danhaus, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 15 December 1943. Private Danhaus' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 63 (1944)


DANIEL, DERRILL M.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Derrill M. Daniel, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 2d Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 20 December 1944. Lieutenant Colonel Daniel's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 137 (1945)


DANIEL, EUGENE LOUIS (POW)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Eugene Louis Daniel, First Lieutenant (Chaplain), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 186th Infantry Regiment, 41st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 17 February 1943. Chaplain Daniel's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 41st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army-North African Theater of Operations, General Orders No. 66 (1943)
Born: December 4, 1910 at Kirkwood, Georgia
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Silver Star (WWII), Prisoner of War Medal


*DANIELS, DELMAR H. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Delmar H. Daniels, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 1 December 1942, during the Papuan Campaign at Buna, New Guinea. Staff Sergeant Daniels' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 32d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, South West Pacific Area, General Orders No. 14 (1943)
Home Town: Lenawee County, Michigan


DANNA, ANTHONY V.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Anthony V. Danna, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 39th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 23 July 1944. First Lieutenant Danna's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 69 (1944)


DANNELLY, SHELDON M. (KIA)
(First Award)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Sheldon M. Dannelly (0-373430), Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 4 and 5 March 1945. Captain Dannelly's outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 43 (1945)

*DANNELLY, SHELDON M. (KIA)
(Second Award)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Sheldon M. Dannelly (0-373430), Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 25 April 1945. Captain Dannelly's outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 62 (1945)
Home Town: Bamberg County, South Carolina
Personal Awards: 2@ Distinguished Service Crosses (WWII)


DANNENBERG, LESTER
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Lester Dannenberg, First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Officer with Medical Administration Corps, in action against enemy forces on 15 January 1945. First Lieutenant Dannenberg's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the Medical Admin Corps, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 131 (1945)


DAPULANG, BIBIANO (MIA-KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Bibiano Dapulang (6610624), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 57th Infantry Regiment, Philippine Scouts, in action against enemy forces on 10 10 February 1942. Private First Class Dapulang's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 40 (1942)
Home Town: Philippine Islands


DARAGO, ALBERT A., JR.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Albert A. Darago, Jr. (33731341), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 143d Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion (Mobile), attached to the 40th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 19 December 1944, in Belgium. During a strong German counteroffensive, the rumbling of an indeterminate number of hostile tanks was heard approaching Private Darago's 90-mm. gun position. When an Infantry officer from an adjacent unit suddenly appeared in search of two rocket launcher gunners, Private Darago was one of two men to volunteer for the dangerous mission of stopping the tank advance. Although he was unfamiliar with the weapon, he courageously crawled to within forty yards of the tanks. Ignoring the devastating machine gun fire placed upon him, he fired a rocket and scored a direct hit. He returned to the officer to have his weapon reloaded and with undiminished daring crawled back to his original position and, while subjected to intense machine gun fire, scored a second hit and completely destroyed the tank. Private Darago's great valor, outstanding personal courage and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 40th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 23 (February 9, 1945)
Born: April 11, 1925 at Baltimore, Maryland
Home Town: Baltimore, Maryland


DARBY, WILLIAM ORLANDO (KIA)
(First Award)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William Orlando Darby (0-19133), Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces from 21 to 25 March 1943. Lieutenant Colonel Darby's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army-North African Theater of Operations, General Orders No. 50 (1943)
Born: February 8, 1911 at Fort Smith, Arkansas
Home Town: Fort Smith, Arkansas
Personal Awards: 2@ Distinguished Service Crosses (WWII)

DARBY, WILLIAM ORLANDO (KIA)
(Second Award)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Service Cross to William Orlando Darby (0-19133), Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces in July 1943. Lieutenant Colonel Darby's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 23 (1943)
Born: February 8, 1911 at Fort Smith, Arkansas
Home Town: Fort Smith, Arkansas
Personal Awards: 2@ Distinguished Service Crosses (WWII)


*DARRAGH, RALPH F. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Ralph F. Darragh (42142537), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 361st Infantry Regiment, 91st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 18 April 1945. Private First Class Darragh's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 91st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 84 (1945)
Home Town: Passaic, New Jersey


DASKEVICH, ANTHONY F.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Anthony F. Daskevich, First Lieutenant (Armor), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 753d Tank Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 7 and 8 April 1945, in the vicinity of Kressbach, Germany. Having aided in seizing a German Town, Lieutenant Daskevich was outposting his tanks when enemy bazooka teams infiltrated under the cover of a heavy artillery barrage. Braving murderous machine gun fire to contact his crews, he helped rout the enemy with small arms fire and grenades, then remained in the town covering friendly forces while they maneuvered. The following day while moving his tank to a dangerously exposed position, he forced an enemy self-propelled gun to withdraw and silenced a flak wagon. The courageous actions of Lieutenant Daskevich enabled friendly forces to successfully seize their objective. His intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 622 (1945)
Home Town: Warren, Michigan
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), 2@ Silver Stars (WWII), Legion of Merit, Bronze Star


*DAUBER, MARC C. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Marc C. Dauber (32694428), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 3d Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 18 November 1944. Private Dauber's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 131 (1945)
Home Town: Brooklyn, New York


DAUGHERTY, GENE P. (MIA-KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Gene P. Daugherty (37616042), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 142d Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 30 November 1944. Staff Sergeant Daugherty's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 36th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 128 (1945)
Home Town: Shelby County, Missouri
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Silver Star (WWII), Bronze Star, 3@ Purple Hearts


DAVAULT, BILLY J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Billy J. Davault, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 46th Armored Infantry Battalion, 5th Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 2 2 April 1945. Captain Davault's outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 5th Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 251 (1945)


DAVIDOWICZ, CHESTER J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Chester J. Davidowicz, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 114th Engineer Combat Battalion, in action against enemy forces during World War II. Sergeant Davidowicz's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, South West Pacific Area, General Orders No. 1 (1943)


DAVIDSON, ROBERT
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Robert Davidson, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces during World War II. Sergeant Davidson's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.


DAVIDSON, SHIRLEY
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Shirley Davidson, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 1st Cavalry Division, in action against enemy forces from 12 to 24 February 1945. Second Lieutenant Davidson's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Cavalry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 49 (1945)


DAVIES, DONALD
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Donald Davies, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 30 July 1944. Private Davies' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 4th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 242 (1945)


DAVIS, BOYD J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Boyd J. Davis, Technician Fourth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 32d Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 22 October 1944. Technician Fourth Grade Davis' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 7th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 68 (1945)


DAVIS, CHARLES L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Charles L. Davis, First Lieutenant (Armor), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company D, 13th Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 29 November 1942. First Lieutenant Davis' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Allied Force Headquarters, General Orders No. 32 (1942)


DAVIS, DONALD K.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Donald K. Davis, Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with a Medical Detachment, 17th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, in action against enemy forces on 3 March 1945. Technician Fifth Grade Davis' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 139 (1945)


DAVIS, GLENDON R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Glendon R. Davis, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces in January 1943. Private First Class Davis' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army-North African Theater of Operations, General Orders No. 25 (1943)


*DAVIS, JAMES M., JR. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to James M. Davis, Jr. (0-2055065), Second Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 1 December 1944. Second Lieutenant Davis' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 126 (1945)
Home Town: Colorado County, Texas


DAVIS, JESSE LAWRENCE
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Jesse Lawrence Davis, First Lieutenant (Corps of Engineers), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 19th Combat Engineer Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 21 January 1944. First Lieutenant Davis' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 52 (1944)
Born: June 4, 1902 at Riverside, Utah


*DAVIS, JESSE V. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Jesse V. Davis, Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 86th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, in action against enemy forces on 30 November 1944. Technician Fifth Grade Davis' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 143 (1945)


DAVIS, JORDAN W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Jordan W. Davis, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 10 June 1944. Staff Sergeant Davis' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 111 (1944)


DAVIS, LESLIE B. (MIA-KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Leslie B. Davis (20341541), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 23 November 1943. Private First Class Davis' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 78 (1944)
Home Town: Harford County, Maryland


*DAVIS, MARION A. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Marion A. Davis (14192939), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 145th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 20 February 1945. Private First Class Davis' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 37th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 8 (1946)
Home Town: Dodge County, Georgia


*DAVIS, MOFFETT D. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Moffett D. Davis (34891670), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company K, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 25 October 1944. Private First Class Davis' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 3d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 167 (1945)
Home Town: Cleveland County, North Carolina


DAVIS, ROYCE C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Royce C. Davis, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 9 September 1943. Staff Sergeant Davis' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 110 (1944)


*DAVIS, SAMUEL C. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Samuel C. Davis (34603829), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 737th Tank Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 17 July 1944, in the vicinity of St. Lo, France. On that date Sergeant Davis, whose tank battalion was working with infantry in attacking Hill 122, observed that some of his unit's fire was inadvertently being directed near our own infantry men who had advanced further than expected. Radio communications between tanks had been completely disrupted by very heavy enemy artillery fire. Sergeant Davis stopped his fire, left his tank and ran across the field under heavy machine gun and artillery fire to another tank, jumped up on the back of it, and advised the tank commander to cease fire. He then ran across the field to another tank, and in a similar manner had that tank commander cease fire. While on the back of this tank, Sergeant DAVIS was killed by enemy machine gun fire. By this time the rest of his unit had noticed that the three tanks had stopped firing, and they also ceased their fire. Sergeant Davis' heroic sacrifice and devotion to duty were instrumental in saving the lives of many of his comrades. His intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 59 (1944)
Home Town: Lenoir, North Carolina
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Bronze Star, 2@ Purple Hearts


*DAVIS, STANLEY A. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Stanley A. Davis (33297190), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 328th Infantry Regiment, 26th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 26 November 1944. Sergeant Davis' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 26th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 42 (1945)
Home Town: Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania


DAVIS, TED R.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Ted R. Davis (6583031), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 712th Tank Battalion, attached to the 90th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 17 January 1945 in Luxembourg. During a determined enemy attack near Oberwampach, Luxembourg, the tank in which Private First Class Davis served as a cannoneer and leader, was set on fire by two direct artillery hits, forcing the crew to take cover. When the tank ceased to burn, Private First Class Davis voluntarily made his way through withering fire to the vehicle, mounted it and repaired the damaged guns. When the enemy advanced to within machine gun range he opened fire, decimating their ranks and forcing them to withdraw. Later he assembled a crew and drove the tank into action which resulted in the destruction of an enemy tank. Private First Class Davis' fearless determination, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 90th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 74 (April 7, 1945)
Home Town: Santa Barbara, California


*DAVIS, WILLIAM E. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to William E. Davis, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 135th Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 17 September 1944. Staff Sergeant Davis' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 34th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 187 (1944)


DAWSON, FRANCIS W.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Francis W. Dawson (0-400036), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company D, 5th Ranger Infantry Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. First Lieutenant Dawson led his Ranger Platoon ashore in the invasion of France against heavy enemy artillery, machine gun, and small arms fire. He then personally took charge of the breaching of wire entanglements. When a gap was created, he led his platoon through it and directed them in scaling a 100-foot cliff. Upon reaching the top of the cliff, he, accompanied by one soldier, rushed forward with a submachine gun and destroyed a German pill box, killing or capturing the enemy located therein. First Lieutenant Dawson's aggressive leadership, personal courage and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 28 (June 20, 1944)
Home Town: South Carolina


DAWSON, JOSEPH T.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Joseph T. Dawson (0-452348), Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Commanding Officer, Company G, 2d Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. Captain Dawson, in the initial landing on the coast of France, disembarked under a hail of enemy machine gun and rifle fire and, with utmost calmness, proceeded to organized a large group of men who were floundering near their bullet-riddled craft and led them ashore. However, upon reaching the beach, he found that his company was pinned down by direct fire from three enemy machine guns which were placed in an enemy strongpoint in a cliff immediately beyond the heavily mined sands. With absolute disregard for his own personal safety, Captain Dawson moved from his position of cover on to the mine field deliberately drawing the fire of the enemy machine guns in order that his men might be free to move. This heroic diversion succeeded and his combat group crossed the beach to move into the assault on the enemy strongpoint. During this action, Captain Dawson was wounded in the leg. In a superb display of courage in the face of heavy enemy fire, Captain Dawson although wounded, led a successful attack into the enemy stronghold. Captain Dawson's outstanding leadership, gallantry and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 31 (July 1, 1944)
Home Town: Waco, Texas


*DAWSON, THOMAS J. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Thomas J. Dawson (32120265), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 19th Tank Battalion, 9th Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 28 December 1944, in Belgium. During fierce action near Sibret, Belgium, the tank commanded by Sergeant Dawson was hit and set on fire. The sergeant dismounted and fought the blaze even though he was completely exposed to intense enemy artillery, machine gun and small arms fire. Failing to bring the fire under control, he courageously remounted the tank and succeeded in extricating two of the crew members through the front hatches even though machine gun and anti-tank fire was striking the vehicle all about him. In a final courageous effort to rescue the remaining crew members he climbed to the turret, but as he lowered himself into the burning tank the enemy scored two direct artillery hits and he was killed. Sergeant Dawson nobly gave his life for his comrades and his courage and complete devotion to duty live on as a constant inspiration to those with whom he served. Sergeant Dawson's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 92 (May 2, 1945)
Home Town: Kings County, New York


DAY, JOSEPH D.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Joseph D. Day, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company I, 36th Engineers, in action against enemy forces on 8 November 1942. Private Day's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Allied Force Headquarters, General Orders No. 32 (1942)


DAYTON, ROBERT S.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Robert S. Dayton, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 59th Armored Infantry Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 29 April 1945. Captain Dayton's outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 243 (1945)


*DE BENEDETTO, FREDERICK S. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Frederick S. De Benedetto (31378669), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 59th Infantry Battalion, 13th Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 14 April 1945. Private First Class De Benedetto's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 13th Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 243 (1945)
Home Town: Hartford County, Connecticut


DE FELICE, MARIO T.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Mario T. De Felice, Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 66th Armored Regiment, 2d Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 27 July 1944. Captain De Felice's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 2d Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 49 (1944)


DE GRAAF, GEORGE
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to George De Graaf, Colonel (Quartermaster Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with I Corps forces, in action against enemy forces on 5 December 1942, in the vicinity of Buna, New Guinea. Colonel De Graaf's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the I Corps, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, South West Pacific Area, General Orders No. 60 (1942)


*DE GRACIA, GREGORIA (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Gregoria De Gracia, Third Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 1January 1942. Third Lieutenant De Gracia's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 27 (1942)


*DE PALLO, PETER A. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Peter A. De Pallo (33484766), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 6 April 1945. Private First Class De Pallo's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Tenth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 206 (1945)
Home Town: Montgomery County, Pennsylvania


*DEAM, JOHN W. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to John W. Deam (0-306349), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 513th Parachute Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 4 January 1945. First Lieutenant Deam's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 109 (1945)
Home Town: Duval County, Florida


DEAN, MARVIN H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Marvin H. Dean, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 21 July 1944. Private First Class Dean's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces-China/Burma/India, General Orders No. 131 (1944)


DEAN, MICHAEL
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Michael Dean, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 13 May 1945. Technical Sergeant Dean's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Tenth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 220 (1945)


DEAN, WILLIAM FRISHE (POW-KOREA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William Frishe Dean (0-15453), Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 8 December 1944. Brigadier General Dean's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 41 (1945)
Born: August 1, 1899 at Carlyle, Illinois
Home Town: Berkeley, California
Personal Awards: Medal of Honor (Korea), Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Prisoner of War Medal


DEAROLF, THOMAS W.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Thomas W. Dearolf, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 24th Reconnaissance Squadron, in action against enemy forces on 2 March 1945, in Germany. During an attack on Neurath, an important enemy communications hub, Sergeant Dearolf's platoon was halted by heavy hostile fire. He immediately maneuvered his armored car and directed point-blank fire at enemy artillery pieces. Pursuing the withdrawing Germans, he destroyed four 240-mm. howitzers, three half-tracks, one 38-mm. gun and captured seventy prisoners. Sergeant Dearolf's courage and aggressiveness, which enabled his unit to seize its objective, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 600 (1945)


*DECECCA, CHARLES A. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Charles A. Dececca (20106717), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 182d Infantry Regiment, Americal Division, in action against enemy forces on 21 November 1942. Private First Class De Cecca's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the Americal Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the South Pacific Area, General Orders No. 19 (1943)
Home Town: Middlesex County, Massachusetts


*DECKARD, ROBERT L. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Robert L. Deckard (15099076), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 1st Battalion, 502d Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 22 September 1945, in the vicinity of Saint Oedenrode, Holland. As the lead scout for an infantry platoon Private First Class Deckard was forward of the main body when it became pinned down by enemy machine gun and 88-mm. fire. Private First Class Deckard was wounded while exposing himself in order to locate the machine gun. Disregarding his wound, he continued forward and hurled a grenade which destroyed the enemy gun and killed most of its crew. Discovering the location of an enemy 88-mm. gun, Private First Class Deckard continued forward with a grenade in each hand. He hurled the grenade at the enemy gun emplacement, killing its entire crew and several of the enemy nearby. Immediately following this action, he was mortally wounded by an enemy sniper. His exceptional fortitude, initiative and unswerving devotion to duty gave inspiration to his comrades to emulate and were a great contribution to the defeat of the enemy in that sector. Private First Class Deckard's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 101st Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, XVIII Airborne Corps, General Orders No. 19 (March 14, 1945)
Home Town: Sullivan County, Indiana


DECKER, RALPH, JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Ralph Decker, Jr., First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 351st Infantry Regiment, 88th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 27 - 28 January 1945. First Lieutenant Decker's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 88th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 39 (1945)


DEERY, JOHN F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John F. Deery, Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 4th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, in action against enemy forces on 30 June 1944. Technician Fifth Grade Deery's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 90 (1944)


DEESE, TEDDY
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Teddy Deese, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 22 January 1943. Captain Deese's outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the South Pacific Area, General Orders No. 63 (1943)


DEFFENBAUGH, LYLE J. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Lyle J. Deffenbaugh (0-288505), Lieutenant Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 4 and 5 January 1944. Lieutenant Colonel Deffenbaugh's outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 88 (1944)
Home Town: Douglas County, Nebraska


DEITRICK, HAROLD W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Harold W. Deitrick, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 25 February 1945. Technical Sergeant Deitrick's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 49 (1945)


*DEJML, MILAN (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Milan Dejml (20610671), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 8 January 1943. Sergeant Dejml's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the South Pacific Area, General Orders No. 112 (1943)
Home Town: Cook County, Illinois


DEL GRIPPO, DANIEL T.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Daniel T. Del Grippo (13123738), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 20 December 1944, in Belgium. During an attack on the village of Cheneux, Belgium, Private First Class Del Grippo, in the face of murderous machine gun and 20-mm. fire, personally reduced an enemy machine gun position, killing one German and capturing the other. That night in another attack, Private First Class Del Grippo observed an enemy self- propelled gun firing on his comrades. Although painfully wounded, he dashed toward the vehicle firing his submachine gun, and killed the four man enemy crew. The singular gallantry and heroism displayed by Private First Class De Grippo exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 82d Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 32 (February 23, 1945)
Home Town: Pennsylvania


DELAND, RICHARD E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Richard E. Deland, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 3d Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 25 April 1943. Staff Sergeant Deland's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army-North African Theater of Operations, General Orders No. 48 (1943)


DELGADO, FRANCISCO G.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Francisco G. Delgado, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 2 December 1944. Private First Class Delgado's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 4th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 90 (1945)


DELGADO, MANUEL
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Manuel Delgado, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 5 January 1945. Private First Class Delgado's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 140 (1945)


DELISIO, JOSEPH A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Joseph A. Delisio, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 27th Armored Infantry Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 7 March 1945. Staff Sergeant Delisio's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 49 (1945)


DELLA ROCCA, AUGUST
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to August Della Rocca, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company D, 141st Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 5 October 1944. Sergeant Della Rocca's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 36th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 600 (1945)


DELMONICO, DOMINICK
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Dominick Delmonico, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 27 August 1944. Corporal Delmonico's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 3d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 85 (1945)
Home Town: Hamilton County, Ohio


*DELMONT, WILLIAM A. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to William A. Delmont (32368386), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company I, 121st Infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 10 July 1944. Private First Class Delmont's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 8th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 88 (1944)
Home Town: Mercer County, New Jersey


DELOREY, DONALD W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Donald W. Delorey, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 29 July 1944. First Lieutenant Delorey's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces-China/Burma/India, General Orders No. 141 (1944)


DELUCA, JOSEPH V.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Joseph V. DeLuca, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 17 and 18 February 1945. Private First Class Deluca's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 37th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 171 (1945)


DEMAY, JOSEPH A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Joseph A. Demay, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 405th Infantry Regiment, 102d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 1 March 1945. Private First Class Demay's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 102d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 257 (1945)


*DENHAM, HAROLD (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Harold Denham (36206385), Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company M, 2d Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 23 March 1945. Corporal Denham's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 5th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 223 (1945)
Home Town: Cumberland, Wisconsin


DENHOLM, CHARLES J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Charles J. Denholm, Lieutenant Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces in July 1943. Lieutenant Colonel Denholm's outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 31 (1943)


*DENNIS, CARL D. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Carl D. Dennis (37408879), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 165th Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 25 April 1945. Private First Class Dennis' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces-Middle Pacific, General Orders No. 59 (1946)
Home Town: Greene County, Missouri


DENNO, BRYCE F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Bryce F. Denno, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Executive Officer, 2d Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 12 July 1943. Captain Denno's outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 31 (1944)
Home Town: Woodside, New York


DEPUY, WILLIAM EUGENE
(First Award)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William Eugene DePuy (0-34710), Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 1st Battalion, 357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 13 March 1945. Lieutenant Colonel DePuy's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 90th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 109 (1945)
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Distinguished Service Cross (Vietnam), 4@ Army Distinguished Service Medals, Air Force Distinguished Service Medal


*DEROSIER, EDWIN C. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Edwin C. Derosier (36209011), Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 19 November 1942, during the Papuan Campaign in Buna. Technician Fifth Grade DeRosier's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 32d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, South West Pacific Area, General Orders No. 14 (1943)
Home Town: Milwaukee, Wisconsin


*D'ERRECALDE, JEAN M. M. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Jean M. M. D'Errecalde, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces during World War II. First Lieutenant D'Errecalde's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.


DESHAYES, ALBERT P.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Albert P. Deshayes, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 3d Battalion, 517th Parachute Combat Team, in action against enemy forces in August 1944, in France. After his jump into enemy-held territory in Southern France on 15 August 1944, Corporal Deshayes found himself separated from other parachutists of his unit. Through his own initiative and resourcefulness, he contacted the French underground. In the following days Corporal Deshayes led patrols of F.F.I. men which captured 29 Germans and killed many more. On one occasion he and another American set up an ambush for enemy patrol and completely wiped it out, killing 20 Germans in the one trap. Later, when the commanding officer of the German-held garrison of La Roche announced he was ready to talk terms of surrender, Corporal Deshayes was one of the three men to go to the meeting, despite the possibility of a trap. During the negotiations, which lasted approximately three hours, Corporal Deshayes stood guard outside the building opposite ten German guards. Although the building was under constant American artillery fire, Corporal Deshayes remained at his post until negotiations were complete. The surrender of the garrison resulted in the capture of 174 prisoners, 15 machine guns, two 20-mm. guns, and 175 rifles. Corporal Deshayes gallant fortitude, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Sixth Army Group, General Orders No. 14 (1944)


*DETER, DWIGHT M. (MIA-KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Dwight M. Deter (0-264577), Lieutenant Colonel (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Headquarters, Visayan-Mindanao Guerilla Forces, in action against enemy forces on 10 April 1942, in the Philippine Islands. Lieutenant Colonel Deter's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 60 (1946)
Home Town: Travis County, Texas
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Silver Star (WWII), 2@ Legion of Merit, Purple Heart


DETORRES, GEORGE P.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to George P. Detorres, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 513d Parachute Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 30 March 1945. Staff Sergeant Detorres' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-European Theater, General Orders No. 244 (1945)


DEW, JOSEPH HAROLD
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Joseph Harold Dew, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 741st Tank Battalion, attached to the 2d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 15 September 1944.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 7 (1945)
Home Town: Redfield, Iowa


DEWITT, JACK RICHARD
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Jack Richard Dewitt, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 14th Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 1 1 January 1945. First Lieutenant Dewitt's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 14th Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 133 (1945)
Home Town: Madison, Wisconsin


DEWITT, LEONARD C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Leonard C. DeWitt, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 28 July 1943. Sergeant DeWitt's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 52 (1944)


DEXTER, ROBERT B.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Robert B. Dexter, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 406th Infantry Regiment, 102d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces from 23 February 1945 to 3 March 1945, in Germany. Captain Dexter expertly organized an outstanding defense and led his rifle company in a series of furious attacks in a manner so courageous that his men were inspired to great success despite the intense artillery and mortar fire they were forced to penetrate. Attacking at the head of the riflemen, Captain Dexter, by his superior leadership and outstanding courage, prevented many casualties to his unit and was responsible for inflicting heavy losses upon the enemy. His intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 102d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 289 (1945)


DEYOE, WARNER S.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Warner S. Deyoe, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 309th Infantry Regiment, 78th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 13 March 1945. Private First Class Deyoe's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 78th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 75 (1945)
Home Town: Kinderhook, New York


DEZARN, WILLIAM R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William R. Dezarn, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 7th Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 3 November 1944. Second Lieutenant Dezarn's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 258 (1945)


DI DOMENICO, VITO A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Vito A. Di Domenico, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 32d Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 1 May 1945. Private First Class Di Domenico's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 7th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 322 (1945)


DIAROLF, THOMAS W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Thomas W. Diarolf, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces during World War II. Staff Sergeant Diarolf's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.


*DICKERSON, HARRY S. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Harry S. Dickerson (36171576), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 9 and 10 October 1944, in Germany. When his platoon was suddenly attacked by superior numbers of heavily armed Germans, Private First Class Dickerson courageously poured accurate automatic rifle fire into the attacking enemy to cover his platoon's withdrawal. Ignoring the mortar and small arms fire directed at him, he remained steadfast and continued his harassing fire until his platoon had safely retired. On the following day, the Germans launched another vicious attack. From a previously selected position, Private First Class Dickerson awaited the enemy's approach. As they came within close range, he delivered deadly fire into the surprised troops, forcing them to retreat. Reorganizing quickly, the enemy again attacked and, upon locating Private First Class Dickerson's position, concentrated their fire upon him. Heroically, this valiant soldier remained at his post and took a heavy toll of lives with his accurate and intense fire before he was mortally wounded. By his self-sacrificing devotion to duty, outstanding courage and indomitable spirit, at the cost of his life, Private First Class Dickerson exemplified the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflected great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 16 (January 25, 1945)
Home Town: Gladwin County, Michigan


*DICKEY, GEORGE T. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to George T. Dickey (33587715), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 11th Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 September 1944. Private First Class Dickey's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 5th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 109 (1944)
Home Town: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


DICKINSON, BYRON B.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Byron B. Dickinson (6258277), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with an Infantry Company of the 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 16 June 1944, in France. While attacking strongly fortified hedgerow positions, two assault squads of Private First Class Dickinson's platoon were pinned to the ground by a heavy volume of fire. Voluntarily moving to the head of the leading squad, Private First Class Dickinson sprayed the hedgerow with intense automatic rifle fire. Although painfully wounded, he continued forward and was the first to reach the hedgerow. Rising to a half-kneeling position, he placed his automatic rifle over the hedgerow and poured devastating fire upon the enemy emplacements, thus permitting his squad to reach positions from which a successful assault was launched a short while later. Private First Class Dickinson's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 2d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 29 (February 17, 1945)
Home Town: Texas


*DIETSCH, ROY L. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Roy L. Dietsch, Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with a Medical Detachment, in action against enemy forces on 16 June 1944. Technician Fifth Grade Dietsch's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 111 (1944)


DIGIORGIO, JOSEPH
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Joseph DiGiorgio, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 345th Infantry Regiment, 87th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 17 March 1945. Staff Sergeant DiGiorgio's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 87th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 297 (1945)


DILBECK, WALTER J., JR.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Walter J. Dilbeck, Jr., Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 253d Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 6 April 1945, in the vicinity of Buchhof, Germany. When his company was hit from two sides by a strong and determined enemy force of over two hundred SS troops, Private First Class Dilbeck observed that panic was running wild among our troops. Everyone just took off for the rear allowing the enemy forces to move into the foxholes as fast as they were vacated. From this new position the Germans poured out a deadly stream of automatic and small arms fire causing terrific casualties among the Americans and giving them no chance to reorganize. Realizing that something had to be done to stop the enemy attack, Private First Class Dilbeck stopped voluntarily on a bare knoll and began to pour deadly automatic rifle fire into the ranks of the charging SS troops. With conspicuous gallantry and determination he stood his ground even through all the fire power of the enemy was almost upon him, but he continued to fire as fast as he could change magazines. The enemy attack finally stalled because of their terrible losses. Private First Class Dilbeck had killed or wounded over sixty of the SS troops. Because of his indomitable courage and fearless tenacity, Private First Class Dilbeck saved the lives of many of his comrades and made it possible for his company to withdraw successfully, reorganize and hold its new position. Private First Class Dilbeck's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 92 (1946)


*DILELLO, LEWIS S. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Lewis S. Dilello (0-1326046), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 11th Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 4 October 1944. Second Lieutenant Dilello's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 5th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 4 (1945)
Home Town: Montgomery County, New York


DILLEY, DELMAR C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Delmar C. Dilley, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 7 February 1945. Private Dilley's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 3d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 600 (1945)


DILLINGHAM, CLYDE W. (MIA-KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Clyde W. Dillingham (34195071), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 67th Armor, in action against enemy forces on 28 and 29 December 1944. Private Dillingham's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 296 (1945)
Home Town: Hemp, Georgia


DILLON, WILLIAM T.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William T. Dillon, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. First Lieutenant Dillon's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 77 (1944)


DILLOW, BARRETT C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Barrett C. Dillow, Captain (Cavalry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 24th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, in action against enemy forces on 21 December 1944. Captain Dillow's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 61 (1945)


DISALVO, SANTO J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Santo J. DiSalvo, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 143d Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 18 December 1944. When his squad was pinned down by heavy enemy fire, Private First Class DiSalvo, by rising, drew all enemy fire upon himself, enabling his men to withdraw to cover. Then, although a target for enemy machinegun fire, he single-handedly captured the enemy emplacement.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 258 (1945)


DITTER, HAROLD J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Harold J. Ditter, Second Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces in April 1943. Second Lieutenant Ditter's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 23 (1943)


*DITULLIO, DOMINICK (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Dominick DiTullio (33037230), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 2d Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. Private First Class DiTullio, while a member of a wire section which had advanced three hundred yards beyond the front lines in attempting to establish contact with a forward unit, volunteered to lead the Communications Officer forward for further information and immediately set out in the lead of the party. After covering considerable territory in advance of the front line under heavy firing from friendly and enemy troops, they determined that the company they were seeking had withdrawn and, while returning, came upon two trucks loaded with Germans. Private First Class DiTullio, without a moment's hesitation, opened fire on the enemy, and forced them to take cover, thereby preventing their discovering the weakness of the party. After killing one German and forcing two to surrender, he advanced with fixed bayonet across the open road to make sure that all the enemy had withdrawn and then remained behind to cover the continued withdrawal of his own party. When the Germans drove cattle down the road in an attempt to detonate a mined roadblock, Private First Class DiTullio cam out of his cover, turned the cattle back and hand grenaded the Germans behind him. He then reached the Battalion Aid Station which was under hostile fire so severe as to prevent aid men from securing necessary water. Without thought of his own safety, he crossed the fire-swept area to a pump and was killed in the act of pumping water for the assistance of his comrades. The high courage and absolute contempt for danger shown by Private First Class DiTullio made him an inspiring example of fortitude and heroism for his entire unit. His intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 82d Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 51 (1944)
Home Town: Erie County, Pennsylvania


*DIVIN, JOE M. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Joe M. Divin (39683657), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 77th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 7 August 1944. Sergeant Divin's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 77th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces-Pacific Ocean Areas, General Orders No. 55 (1944)
Home Town: Canyon County, Idaho


DIXON, HAROLD M.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Harold M. Dixon, Technician Third Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 16 November 1944, in Germany. During an attack, an infantry company encountered a dense minefield and many casualties were sustained. Technician Third Grade Dixon, a surgical technician, voluntarily entered the minefield to aid his wounded comrades, but in so doing, he stepped on a mine and a portion of his right leg was blown off. Regardless of his wound, he continued to crawl forward until a second exploding mine badly chattered his other leg. Although seriously wounded and in great pain, he continued to direct the aidmen to the wounded soldiers. Technician Third Grade Dixon's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 30th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 66 (1945)
Home Town: Maryland


DOAN, LEANDER L.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Leander L. Doan, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 32d Armored Regiment, 3d Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 30 July 1944, in France. Lieutenant Colonel Doan was commanding a coordinated tank, infantry and engineer force attacking to establish a bridgehead across the Seine River. The high ground at the designated crossing spot was strongly held by the enemy and in attempting to cross the river, the infantry was pinned down by intense enemy machine gun and artillery fire. Heavy fire from enemy 88-mm. guns made it impossible for our tanks to advance. Realizing the importance of forcing a crossing without delay, Lieutenant Colonel Doan went to the front line, dismounted his tank and in the face of intense enemy automatic weapons and rifle fire, waded across the river to make a reconnaissance of the crossing point. He then returned and personally led the leading elements in the attack across the river. The personal bravery and courageous leadership displayed by Lieutenant Colonel Doan was an inspiration to his command and exemplified the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States, reflecting great credit upon himself, the 3d Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 67 (1944)
Born: November 17, 1905 at Los Angeles, California
Home Town: Douglas, Arizona


DOCK, LOWELL L.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Lowell L. Dock (35270134), Technician Fourth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 7th Field Artillery Battalion, 1st Division Artillery, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. Technician Fourth Grade Dock landed on D-Day with an infantry combat team. As this time the beach was under extremely heavy enemy fire. He immediately crawled to an exposed position and commenced firing his rifle on a machine gun emplacement that was directing intense fire on the troops landing on the beach. Shortly thereafter, Technician Fourth Grade Dock rejoined his battalion command post. Although wire laying was not his duty, he voluntarily left his sheltered position and laid wire across the fire-swept beach to the infantry combat team command post. While laying wire, Technician Fourth Grade Dock, despite intense enemy fire and without regard for his own safety, helped pull a wounded man off the beach to a place of safety. During the rest of the fire fight, he continually crossed and re-crossed the beach to repair breaks in the line. Technician Fourth Grade Dock's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 42 (August 6, 1944)
Home Town: Ohio


DODGE, WILLIAM W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William W. Dodge, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 320th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 2, 3, and 5 January 1945. First Lieutenant Dodge's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 35th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 92 (1945)


DOE, JENS A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Jens A. Doe, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Commanding Officer of the 163d Infantry Regiment, 41st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 21 and 22 January, near Sanananda, New Guinea. As commander of an infantry regiment which was engaged in wiping out the remaining points of enemy resistance, Colonel Doe distinguished himself with his coolness and gallantry under fire. In the reduction of these strongly fortified areas his outstanding leadership and courageous conduct were a continuous inspiration to his troops. Colonel Doe's presence in the most forward areas and his disregard of personal danger were largely responsible for the high morale of his troops and the successful outcome of these operations. Colonel Doe's inspiring leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 41st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 36 (1943)
Home Town: California


DOE, JOHN R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John R. Doe, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces in March 1943. First Lieutenant Doe's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Allied Force Headquarters, General Orders No. 100 (1943)


DOERFLER, EUGENE A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Eugene A. Doerfler (0-1290219), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving while serving with Headquarters, 2d Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 7 June 1944, in the vicinity of Ste. Mere Eglise, France. When a counterattack against the enemy was planned, Lieutenant Doerfler volunteered to guide four tanks into position against the enemy. Upon reaching the line of departure, machine gun fire caused the tanks to halt. Lieutenant Doerfler went forward alone and destroyed the enemy position. He then removed a mine barrier and continued to lead the tanks forward. Reaching a hedgerow he made a reconnaissance and discovered an enemy strongpoint. Lieutenant Doerfler moved to a flank position and emptied his Thompson submachine gun along the hedgerow, causing complete disruption of the enemy. He then led the tanks through the area and by his indomitable leadership and courage caused a group of enemy estimated at a company to surrender. His extraordinary heroism and leadership contributed materially to the reduction of the enemy salient at Ste. Mere Eglise and exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States, reflecting great credit upon himself, the 82d Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, XVIII Airborne Corps, General Orders No. 10 (January 22, 1945)
Home Town: Hays, Kansas


DOHERTY, TIMOTHY C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Timothy C. Doherty, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces from 5 to 22 March 1945. Major Doherty's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 32d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 63 (1945)
Home Town: Boston, Massachusetts


*DOHS, FRANCIS H. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Francis H. Dohs (0-18233), Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 301st Infantry Regiment, 94th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces from 19 to 24 February 1945. Lieutenant Colonel Dohs' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 94th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 100 (May 11, 1945)
Home Town: Orange County, New York


DOLAN, JOHN J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John J. Dolan, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944. First Lieutenant Dolan's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, 1st U.S. Airborne Army, General Orders No. 41 (1945)


DOLEMAN, EDGAR C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Edgar C. Doleman, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 3d Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 22 September 1943. Lieutenant Colonel Doleman's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 3d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 92 (1944)


DOLENC, EDDIE (MIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Eddie Dolenc (38083443), Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 394th Infantry Regiment, 99th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 16 December 1944, in Germany. Upon observing that the left flank position of his platoon had been cut off by the enemy, Technical Sergeant Dolenc made his way to the company command post where he secured a machine gun. With complete disregard for his own safety, he moved toward the enemy and, under the covering fire of three comrades, mounted his weapon in plain view of the enemy. As the enemy advanced toward him, Technical Sergeant Dolenc heroically fired his machine gun in free traverse, killing or wounding an estimated thirty Germans and forcing the remainder to withdraw. During a lull in the firefight, Technical Sergeant Dolenc ordered his comrades to rejoin his platoon while he remained alone in his precarious position. The enemy launched a vicious assault upon him, but Technical Sergeant Dolenc remained steadfast and was last seen pouring a hail of bullets into the charging Germans. Sergeant Dolenc's indomitable fighting spirit, great personal bravery and unflinching devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 99th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 16 (January 25, 1945)
Home Town: Colorado


DOMAN, GLENN JOSEPH
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Glenn Joseph Doman, Second Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company K, 346th Infantry Regiment, 87th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 7 January 1945, in Belgium. On the night of 7 January 1945, Second Lieutenant Doman three times entered the enemy-held town of Tillet, Belgium, to obtain information of enemy dispositions. When his company attacked the following morning, he personally led the assault platoon, inspiring his men by his bold, fearless leadership. The enemy counterattacked and isolated the platoon in the town, but although outnumbered he encouraged his men to continue the fight. When orders were received to withdraw, he personally covered his men with automatic rifle fire. Second Lieutenant Doman's fearless determination, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 87th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 120 (1945)


DOMBROWSKI, JOHN J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John J. Dombrowski, Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with an Amphibious Tractor Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 15 June 1944. Technician Fifth Grade Dombrowski's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 92 (1944)


DOMINGUEZ, FRANCISCO L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Francisco L. Dominguez, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 3d Battalion, 161st Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 2 April 1945. Private First Class Dominguez's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 25th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 137 (1945)


DONALDSON, JOHN H., JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John H. Donaldson, Jr., Major (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 29 September 1944. Major Donaldson's outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 22 (1945)


DONNELLY, EARL F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Earl F. Donnelly, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 756th Tank Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 6 February 1945. Private Donnelly's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 153 (1945)


DONOVAN, MICHAEL H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Michael H. Donovan, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 28 February 1945. Sergeant Donovan's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 4th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-European Theater, General Orders No. 141 (1945)


DONOVAN, WILLIAM N.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William N. Donovan, Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Officer with the 45th Infantry Regiment, Philippine Scouts, in action against enemy forces on 20 January and on 11 February 1942, in the Philippine Islands. Captain Donovan's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 40 (1942)


DOOLEY, LESLIE W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Leslie W. Dooley, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 November 1942. Second Lieutenant Dooley's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Allied Force Headquarters, General Orders No. 39 (1942)


DOOLEY, WILLIAM E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William E. Dooley, First Lieutenant (Armor), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 67th Armored Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 5 October 1944. First Lieutenant Dooley's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 243 (1945)


DOOLIN, MARVIN M.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Marvin M. Doolin, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 337th Infantry Regiment, 85th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 21 and 22 May 1944. Private First Class Doolin's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 85th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 148 (1944)


DORAN, RALPH F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Ralph F. Doran, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 411th Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 16 March 1945. Second Lieutenant Doran's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 492 (1945)


DORLAND, EUGENE
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Eugene Dorland, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 9th Armored Engineer Battalion, 9th Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 7 March 1945. Sergeant Dorland's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 49 (1945)
Home Town: Manhattan, Kansas


*DORSCHEL, CARL H. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Carl H. Dorschel (0-1046417), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 1 June 1944. First Lieutenant Dorschel's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 16 (1945)
Home Town: New Castle County, Delaware


DORSEY, JACK J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Jack J. Dorsey, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 82d Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 12 January 1945. First Sergeant Dorsey's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 174 (1945)


*DOTSON, CHESTER M. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Chester M. Dotson (20809031), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company I, 143d Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 9 December 1943. Private First Class Dotson's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 36th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 123 (1945)
Home Town: Bell County, Texas
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Silver Star (WWII), Bronze Star, 2@ Purple Hearts


*DOUGHERTY, JAMES R., JR. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to James R. Dougherty, Jr. (0-1018417), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 82d Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2d Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 7 October 1944. Second Lieutenant Dougherty's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 2d Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 577 (October 4, 1945)
Home Town: Beeville, Texas


DOUGHTIE, JAMES D.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to James D. Doughtie, Second Lieutenant (Corps of Engineers), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 114th Engineer Combat Battalion, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces at Buna, New Guinea, on 23 December 1942. When a bridge was needed for the passage of tanks into enemy positions, Lieutenant Doughtie, with complete disregard for his own safety, directed the work of his men. His courageous example, under constant and intense enemy fire was an inspiration in keeping with the finest traditions of service to our country.
Headquarters, South West Pacific Area, General Orders No. 4 (1943)
Home Town: Massachusetts


DOUGHTY, EDWARD DOUGLAS
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Edward Douglas Doughty, First Lieutenant (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Battery C, 947th Field Artillery Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 28 & 29 May 1944, on Biak Island, Schouten Group. When the enemy had isolated an infantry battalion on a narrow coastal strip and was delivering heavy fire from caves in the cliff above, First Lieutenant Doughty volunteered to go forward by boat to join the isolated unit and give them relief from counterattacks by directing artillery fire. He accomplished the landing despite heavy enemy fire and joining the advance elements climbed on top of the lead tank which was drawing mortar and machine gun fire, to register the fire of his artillery. As enemy fire increased, all personnel outside the tanks moved away except First Lieutenant Doughty who left the tank an advanced several more yards to get better observation. His disregard for his personal safety was responsible for the accurate fire from his artillery guns that broke the attack. Later the situation became acute, and in order to effect a withdrawal it was necessary for the infantry troops to fight their way a distance of two miles. First Lieutenant Doughty placed himself with the element of the rearguard nearest the enemy and under exceptionally heavy enemy fire accurately directed his artillery fire, which permitted the safe withdrawal of the infantry. First Lieutenant Doughty's courage and coolness on this occasion were of great assistance to our forces. His inspiring leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 89 (1944)
Born: March 28, 1914 at Saint Jo, Texas


*DOUGLAS, HAROLD D. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Harold D. Douglas (34882190), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 3 April 1945. Staff Sergeant Douglas' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 26th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 129 (1945)
Home Town: Tennessee


DOUGLASS, HARRY W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Harry W. Douglass, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company I, 361st Infantry Regiment, 91st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 16 June 1944. Staff Sergeant Douglass' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 91st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 143 (1944)
Home Town: New Bern, North Carolina


DOVE, VINTON WALSH
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Vinton Walsh Dove, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 37th Engineer Combat Battalion, in action against enemy forces on D-Day, 6 June 1944, in France. Private Dove landed with his bulldozer and, finding conditions on the beach behind schedule, he pulled numerous wheeled vehicles and track-propelled vehicles out of the surf. Then, although a target, he cleared a road at beach exits E-1 and E-3.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 39 (1944)


DOWANS, EDWARD J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Edward J. Dowans, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces during World War II. Captain Dowans' outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.


*DOWDEN, LEONARD E. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Leonard E. Dowden, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company I, 368th Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 17 July 1945. Staff Sergeant Dowden's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 408 (1945)
Home Town: New Orleans, Louisiana


*DOWDY, JOHN (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to John Dowdy (0-378954), Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 22d Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 15 June 1944. Major Dowdy's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 4th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 104 (1944)
Home Town: Tift County, Georgia


*DOWNER, JAMES G. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to James G. Downer (0-349447), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 9 December 1942, during Papuan Campaign Buna, New Guinea. First Lieutenant Downer's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 32d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, South West Pacific Area, General Orders No. 7 (1943)
Home Town: Tazewell County, Illinois


*DOWNING, GERALD D. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Gerald D. Downing (33750843), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 320th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 29 September 1944. Private First Class Downing's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 35th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 114 (1944)
Home Town: Washington, D.C.


DOWNS, EDWARD J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Edward J. Downs, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 3d Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 14 April 1945. Captain Downs' outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 8th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 42 (1947)
Home Town: New London, Connecticut


*DOWNS, ROBERT C. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Robert C. Downs (0-1032752), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 43d Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, in action against enemy forces on 14 October 1944. Second Lieutenant Downs' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 98 (1944)
Home Town: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Silver Star (WWII), Purple Heart


DOWNS, WALTER E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Walter E. Downs, First Lieutenant (Armor), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces in April 1943, in Tunisia. First Lieutenant Downs' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 102 (1943)
Home Town: Stillwater, Oklahoma


*DOWSETT, WILLIAM P. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to William P. Dowsett, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 22 November 1942. Corporal Dowsett's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the South Pacific Area, General Orders No. 31 (1943)


DOWTHITT, JOHN A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John A. Dowthitt, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 129th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 10 February 1945, at Manila, Philippine Islands. After an early morning amphibious assault on Provisor Island against enemy machine gun fire, Private Dowthitt and another soldier undertook to evacuate three of their wounded companions. Taking the most seriously wounded in their boat they paddled back across the fifty-yard wide estuary, occasionally maneuvering their boat to push the boat which was paddled by the other two wounded men. Enemy machine gun fire badly damaged both boats and sprayed the water around them but they succeeded in reaching the shelter of a curve in the Estero de Paco and delivered the casualties to the Command Post. Upon receipt of word that another man had been badly wounded, Private Dowthitt and his companion again volunteered to attempt the dangerous double crossing. Selecting an undamaged boat they took with them a mortar squad and a load of ammunition to reinforce the group on the island. Despite continued enemy fire from three machine guns which again riddled their boat, they successfully completed the trip, bringing back two wounded men. Totally defenseless while exposed to the hostile fire on these crossings, Private Dowthitt displayed extraordinary heroism and at the risk of his life assisted in evacuating five wounded comrades to safety. His intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 37th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 49 (1945)


DOYLE, JAMES M.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to James M. Doyle, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces from 12 to 16 May 1944. First Lieutenant Doyle's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 160 (1944)


DOYLE, LAURENCE F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Laurence F. Doyle, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 48th Tank Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 28 November 1944. Second Lieutenant Doyle's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 158 (1945)


*DOYLE, NEIL J. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Neil J. Doyle (0-411469), First Lieutenant (Chaplain), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the Chaplains Corps, in action against enemy forces from 9 - 13 July 1943. Chaplain Doyle's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the Chaplains Corps, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the South Pacific Area, General Orders No. 323 (1943)
Home Town: New Haven, Connecticut


DOZIER, JAMES B.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to James B. Dozier, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 290th Infantry Regiment, 75th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 19 January 1945. Second Lieutenant Dozier's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 75th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 116 (1945)


DRABIK, ALEXSANDER A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Alexsander A. Drabik, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 27th Armored Infantry Battalion, 9th Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 7 March 1945. Sergeant Drabik's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 49 (1945)
Born: March 1, 1911 at Lucas County, Ohio
Home Town: Holland, Ohio


DRAKE, THOMAS D. (POW)
(Second Award)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Service Cross to Thomas D. Drake, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 168th Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces from 14 to 16 February 1943. Lieutenant Colonel Drake's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 34th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army-Mediterranean Theater of Operations, General Orders No. 32 (1945)
Born: at Preston, West Virginia
Home Town: Lumberport, West Virginia
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI), Distinguished Service Cross (WWII)


DRAPER, DAVID J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to David J. Draper, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 4 June 1944. Private First Class Draper's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 99 (1944)


DRAPER, WILLIAM J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William J. Draper (32602558), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 41st Armored Infantry Regiment, 2d Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 11 August 1944, in France. Private Draper was part of a reconnaissance patrol dispatched to determine the strength of the enemy, when stiff resistance was encountered and the patrol's position became extremely precarious. Private Draper voluntarily covered the withdrawal of the patrol until his own position was threatened by a flanking attack. He climbed an embankment and, in plain view of the assaulting troops, fired his light machine gun from the hip, pinning the enemy to the ground. Though wounded, Private Draper remained steadfast and poured a deadly hail of fire into the enemy, thus permitting his patrol to return. Private Draper's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 2d Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 26 (February 14, 1945)
Home Town: Patterson, New Jersey


DREHER, WILLIAM E., JR.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William E. Dreher, Jr. (35051852), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with an Infantry Company of the 2d Ranger Infantry Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 7 June 1944, in France. While advancing as the point of a column into a village, Private First Class Dreher met point blank machine gun fire. Without hesitation he moved forward and destroyed this enemy machine gun. He continued to move into the village and was suddenly subjected to a barrage of enemy mortar and small arms fire. He engaged the enemy in this uneven fire fight, killing two enemy riflemen and remained at this advanced position until the enemy withdrew. Private First Class Dreher's heroic action, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 28 (June 20, 1944)
Home Town: Ohio


*DRENNAN, FRED O. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Fred O. Drennan (0-383382), Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 2d Battalion, 502d Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 18 September 1944. Captain Drennan's outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 101st Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, 1st Allied Airborne Army, General Orders No. 34 (1945)
Home Town: Barbour County, Alabama


DREW, CYRUS J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Cyrus J. Drew, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces in January 1943. Captain Drew's outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the South Pacific Area, General Orders No. 47 (1943)


DRISCOLL, EDMUND F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Edmund F. Driscoll, Major (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 11 11 July 1943. Major Driscoll's outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army-North African Theater of Operations, General Orders No. 28 (1944)


DROLLA, CHARLES P.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Charles P. Drolla, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 7 August 1943. Sergeant Drolla's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 3d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 3 (1944)


DRONBERGER, CHARLES S.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Charles S. Dronberger, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 60th Coast Artillery, in action against enemy forces on 2 January 1942, in the Philippine Islands. First Lieutenant Dronberger's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 11 (1942)


DRUCKENBOARD, ALLEN D.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Allen D. Druckenboard, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 328th Infantry Regiment, 26th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 11 April 1945, in the vicinity of Limbach, Germany. Private First Class Druckenboard's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 26th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 278 (1945)
Home Town: Urbana, Ohio


*DRUMMOND, WALTER A. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Walter A. Drummond (35045471), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 7 July 1944. Sergeant Drummond's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces-Pacific Ocean Areas, General Orders No. 52 (1944)
Home Town: Summit County, Ohio


DRURY, RICHARD E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Richard E. Drury, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 24 March 1943. Private Drury's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army-North African Theater of Operations, General Orders No. 80 (1943)


*DUANE, GEORGE E. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to George E. Duane (0-417649), First Lieutenant (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 60th Field Artillery, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 10 November 1942, at Kasba-Mehdia, French Morocco. Having accomplished his assigned mission of checking wire communications, First Lieutenant Duane volunteered to get information on artillery targets. He went forward to do so, going beyond ordinary limits to find an observation point of advantage. To reach such point, Lieutenant Duane had to pass through enemy small arms and machine gun fire. This he did with complete disregard for his personal safety. He was killed by enemy small arms fire before he could return to the battalion with the information he had obtained. First Lieutenant Duane's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Allied Force Headquarters, General Orders No. 28 (December 15, 1942)
Home Town: Middlesex County, Massachusetts


*DUBOSE, HAROLD P. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Harold P. DuBose (0-1323411), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 77th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 5 May 1945, at Okinawa. First Lieutenant DuBose's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 77th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Tenth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 170 (1945)
Home Town: Jefferson, South Carolina


*DUCHOW, ARTHUR D. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Arthur D. Duchow (0-1293930), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces on 27 November 1944, at Leyte, Philippine Islands. Lieutenant Duchow's platoon, with a section of light machine guns, were in an outpost position in defense of a ridge which had been secured at dusk. During the night the enemy who were entrenched in a dense bamboo thicket a few yards to the front of the position, launched a strong attack, preceded by a mortar barrage. When the platoon on his right received successive rushes by a superior force and were withdrawing in disorder, Lieutenant Duchow, on his own initiative left a place of comparative safety, rallied the men of the withdrawing platoon in spite of darkness and enemy fire, and superbly led and directed them in orderly withdrawal and establishment of a line approximately fifty yards to the rear. He then directed the movement of a light machine gun to a position to protect the ensuing gap and covered the shift by fire from his own rifle. Realizing that the present line could not be safely held, Lieutenant Duchow ordered a withdrawal of his platoon and with reckless disregard for his personal safety, remained in an exposed position and effectively covered the withdrawal to the new line. While performing this self-sacrificing mission, to ensure the safe movement of his men, he killed fifteen of the enemy before they overran his position and he received a mortal wound. His courageous and intrepid actions, which cost him his life, resulted in the saving of many lives and was an inspiration to all. Lieutenant Duchow's unimpeachable valor and extraordinary heroism in close combat against hostile forces were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces-Pacific Ocean Areas, General Orders No. 52 (1945)
Home Town: Sacramento, California


DUFF, ROBINSON E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Robinson E. Duff, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 27 April 1945. Brigadier General Duff's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 86 (1945)


DUGAS, ALBERT J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Albert J. Dugas, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company I, 3d Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces in March 1943. Private First Class Dugas' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 24 (1943)


*DUISTERHOF, HELMERT J. (DNB)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Helmert J. Duisterhof (0-273593), Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 15 February 1942. Major Duisterhof's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 263 (1946)
Home Town: Kalamazoo County, Michigan


*DULIN, THADDEUS RONSAVILLE (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Thaddeus Ronsaville Dulin (0-20881), Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Commanding Officer of the 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 22 June 1944, in France. Lieutenant Colonel Dulin led his battalion in an attack upon a fortified enemy position. Forcing his way around the left flank of the German position, he seized the high ground in the rear of the enemy. While regrouping his units, the enemy counterattacked vigorously. In order to hold this position, Lieutenant Colonel Dulin organized and personally led a bayonet charge which broke up the enemy counter attack and enabled his battalion to retain their strategic position. Lieutenant Colonel Dulin lost his life in the performance of this valiant feat. The extraordinary heroism and fearless leadership of Lieutenant Colonel Dulin set an inspiring example to his men and exemplifies the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States, reflecting great credit upon himself, the 4th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 70 (October 17, 1944)
Born: at Washington, D.C.
Home Town: Washington, D.C.


DULLE, NICHOLAS B.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Nicholas B. Dulle, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 29, 30 and 31 July 1943, in the vicinity of New Georgia. Sergeant Dulle's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 37th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the South Pacific Area, General Orders No. 521 (1943)


DULLUM, ROY H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Roy H. Dullum, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company I, 361st Infantry Regiment, 91st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 16 June 1944. Technical Sergeant Dullum's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 91st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 138 (1944)
Home Town: Appam, North Dakota


DUMM, RUSSELL A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Russell A. Dumm, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Medical Detachment, 242d Infantry Regiment, 42d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 3 March 1945. Private Dumm's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 42d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 480 (September 7, 1945)


DUNBAR, HARRY HOLLAND (POW)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Harry Holland Dunbar, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 45th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 4 May 1944. Staff Sergeant Dunbar's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 45th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 109 (1944)
Home Town: Boulder City, Nevada


DUNCAN, BUELL M.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Buell M. Duncan, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company K, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 16 December 1944. First Lieutenant Duncan's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 3d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 352 (1945)
Home Town: Ambia, Indiana


*DUNHAM, DON B. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Don B. Dunham (0-293027), Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Headquarters, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 17 September 1943, about one-half mile northeast of Albanella, Italy. When the Headquarters of his Regiment had been surrounded by enemy forces, Major Dunham volunteered to go out in the face of enemy artillery, machine gun, and rifle fire to obtain reinforcements, after two previous messengers had been fatally wounded. In the course of pursuing this mission, Major Dunham was killed. That Major Dunham volunteered to seek reinforcements for his Headquarters in the face of almost certain death was an inspiration to the men and officers of his regiment. The unusual courage, self-sacrifice and devotion to duty displayed by Major Dunham exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 82d Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 84 (November 11, 1943)
Home Town: Lemon Cove, California


DUNHAM, LELAND R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Leland R. Dunham, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company K, 101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 26 December 1944. Captain Dunham's outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 26th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces in Austria, General Orders No. 59 (1945)


DUNLAP, WILLIAM A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William A. Dunlap (0-551020), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 261st Infantry Regiment, 65th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 26 April 1945, in Germany. After an assault landing by Lieutenant Dunlap's platoon on the enemy held shore of the Danube River near Kapfelberg, Germany, he led his men in a series of daring, close-range actions to enlarge their bridgehead. Although hit in the leg in the initial assault, he gallantly ignored the wound and advanced alone to knock out hostile machine gun emplacements, clear out an enemy-held house and reconnoiter other enemy installations before allowing his men to continue forward. With fearless aggressiveness he continued to press the attack, shouting orders to his platoon even after he had been wounded a second and third time. Second Lieutenant Dunlap's determined leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 65th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 217 (August 19, 1945)
Home Town: Versailles, Kentucky


DUNN, JOHN J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John J. Dunn, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 31 July 1944. Captain Dunn's outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces-China/Burma/India, General Orders No. 131 (1944)


*DUPAS, JAMES, II (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to James Dupas, II (0-1015003), First Lieutenant (Armor), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 67th Armored Regiment, 2d Armored Division, in action against enemy forces from 4 to 7 October 1944. First Lieutenant Dupas' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 2d Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 266 (1945)
Home Town: New Orleans, Louisiana
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Silver Star, Purple Heart


*DURDEN, JAMES LEONARD (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to James Leonard Durden (0-1018134), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 15th Tank Battalion, 6th Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 5 August 1944. Second Lieutenant Durden's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 6th Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 59 (1944)
Home Town: Uvalda, Georgia


*DUSHANE, CHARLES DUKE (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Charles Duke Dushane (1290919), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 November 1942, in North Africa. With help of three enlisted men, Second Lieutenant Dushane entered the lighthouse on the Kasba-Mehdia after crossing enemy barbed wire entanglements while under heavy enemy small arms fire and captured 12 hostile troops who were using machine guns and rifles. This enabled our troops to take the strategic position commanded by the lighthouse. He later demonstrated coolness and bravery beyond the call of duty when upon the withdrawal of our troops from the native village, he and Corporal Frank L. Czar manned an enemy anti-tank gun in full view of the enemy. Part of the breech of the gun had been removed and he was able to fire the gun only by firing bullets from his sub-machine gun into the base of the anti-tank shell. Meanwhile Corporal Czar aimed the gun. In this manner he destroyed one enemy tank and delayed the enemy attack. It was while operating this gun that Second Lieutenant Dushane lost his life. Second Lieutenant Dushane's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Allied Force Headquarters, General Orders No. 28 (December 15, 1942)
Home Town: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


DUSSAQ, RENE A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Rene A. Dussaq, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the Office of Strategic Services, in action against enemy forces from 22 May 1944 to 22 September 1944. First Lieutenant Dussaq's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, European Theater of Operations, U.S. Army, General Orders No. 56 (1945)


DUSTIN, SHELTON W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Shelton W. Dustin (11027924), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 17 September 1944. Sergeant Dustin's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 82d Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, XVIII Airborne Corps, General Orders No. 8 (November 14, 1944)


DYER, JOHN A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John A. Dyer, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 254th Infantry Regiment, 63d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 25 April 1945. Private First Class Dyer's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 63d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-European Theater, General Orders No. 287 (1945)


DYER, WILLIAM CONNELL, JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William Connell Dyer, Jr., First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 415th Infantry Regiment, 104th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 23 February 1945. First Lieutenant Dyer's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 104th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 480 (September 7, 1945)
Home Town: Salem, Oregon


*DYESS, THOMAS F., JR. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Thomas F. Dyess, Jr. (34612781), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 22d Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 February 1945. Staff Sergeant Dyess' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 4th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 603 (1945)
Home Town: Pike County, Mississippi


DYKSTRA, URBAN J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Urban J. Dykstra, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 136th Infantry Regiment, 33d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 11 April 1945. Staff Sergeant Dykstra's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 33d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 89 (1945)

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