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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
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EAKENS, KENNETH U.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Kenneth U. Eakens (0-526512), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 413th Infantry Regiment, 104th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 26 February 1945 in Germany. Although twice wounded, Lieutenant Eakens led his platoon in assaulting a huge, strongly defended enemy castle. Defying intense enemy fire, his small group routed the enemy and captured the objective by the sheer force and audacity of his platoon's onslaught. After securing the objective Lieutenant Eakens encountered two enemy sentries who, from hidden positions, commanded him to halt. Although unarmed, wounded, and suffering from exhaustion, he flung himself upon the two enemy soldiers, disarmed and captured both. First Lieutenant Eakens' intrepid 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, the 104th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 297 (1945)
Home Town: New Mexico


EARL, THOMAS R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Thomas R. Earl, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 23 June 1944. Private First Class Earl'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. 67 (1944)


*EARLE, EDWARD P. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Edward P. Earle (0-10195), Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 12 May 1943. Colonel Earle'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 7th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Troops, APO 726 (Attu Landing Force), General Orders No. 31 (1943)
Home Town: Jefferson County, Alabama


EARNEST, CHARLES A., III
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Charles A. Earnest, III, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company K, 22d Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 June 1944. Captain Earnest'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 4th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 32 (1944)
Home Town: Annapolis, Maryland


EASTBURN, BENJAMIN R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Benjamin R. Eastburn, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 29 December 1944. Technical Sergeant Eastburn'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. 109 (1945)


EASTLAND, WILLIAM H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William H. Eastland, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 34th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 June 1944, in the vicinity of Tarquina, Italy. Staff Sergeant Eastland'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, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 149 (1944)
Home Town: Pittsfield, Massachusetts


EASTMAN, FREDERICK
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Frederick Eastman, First Lieutenant (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 315th Field Artillery Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 2 April 1945. First Lieutenant Eastman'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, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 340 (1945)


EASTMAN, WALTER R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Walter R. Eastman, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 24th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 5 and 6 November 1944. First Lieutenant Eastman'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 24th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 61 (1945)
Home Town: Weed, California


*EASTWOOD, HOWARD M. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Howard M. Eastwood (38063831), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 26 November 1942, during the Papuan Campaign at Buna, New Guinea. Private Eastwood'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. 9 (1943)
Home Town: Garvin County, Oklahoma


*EATON, CHARLES H. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Charles H. Eaton (0-1286806), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 16 April 1945. First Lieutenant Eaton'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, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 89 (1945)
Home Town: Providence, Rhode Island


EBEL, JOHN E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John E. Ebel, 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 25 April 1945. First Lieutenant Ebel'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. 77 (1945)


*EBERLE, GEORGE M. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to George M. Eberle (0-25641), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 502d Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. First Lieutenant Eberle'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, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 48 (1944)
Home Town: West Point, New York


EBERLE, WILLIAM F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William F. Eberle, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 379th Infantry Regiment, 95th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces from 2 to 17 December 1944. Second Lieutenant Eberle'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 95th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 71 (1945)
Home Town: Schenectady, New York


EBERSOLE, HENRY T.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Henry T. Ebersole, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 50th Armored Infantry Battalion, in action against enemy forces from 4 to 6 January 1945. Private First Class Ebersole'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, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 60 (1945)


ECKENROD, GERVASE E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Gervase E. Eckenrod, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 26th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 29 November 1944 in Germany. Lieutenant Eckenrod led his company through a series of assaults in order to clear a wood area of two man bunker defenses. Though wounded twice in subsequent actions, he so reorganized his company as to lead towards the edge of a town which was bitterly defended. Though enemy tanks came in support of enemy infantry, Lieutenant Eckenrod, with disregard for his life in face of certain annihilation, held his position and inflicted heavy casualties upon the enemy until his position was attacked and overrun. First Lieutenant Eckenrod'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, Twelfth Army Group, General Orders No. 44 (1945)
Born: April 25, 1917 at Loretto, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Cresson, Pennsylvania


ECONOMOPOLOS, PETER (DNB)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Peter Economopolos (11023645), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 31st Infantry Regiment, Philippine Scouts, in action against enemy forces on 24 January 1942, in the vicinity of Abucay Hacienda in the Philippine Islands. Private First Class Economopolos' 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. 27 (1942)
Home Town: Hillsborough County, New Hampshire


EDDY, MANTON SPRAGUE
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Manton Sprague Eddy, Major General, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Commanding General, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces from 24 to 26 June 1944. Major General Eddy'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. 39 (1944)
Born: May 16, 1892 at Chicago, Illinois


EDDY, PAUL N.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Paul N. Eddy, Staff Sergeant, 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 3 June 1944. Staff Sergeant Eddy'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. 153 (1944)


EDLIN, ROBERT T.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Robert T. Edlin, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 2d Ranger Infantry Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 10 September 1944. First Lieutenant Edlin'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. 36 (1944)
Born: May 6, 1922 at Evansville, Indiana


EDMONSON, CHARLES D.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Charles D. Edmonson, Captain (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 23 April 1945. Captain Edmonson'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 88th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army-Mediterranean Theater of Operations, General Orders No. 256 (1945)


*EDROZO, CANDIDO (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Candido Edrozo, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company H, 45th Infantry Regiment, Philippine Scouts, in action against enemy forces on 12 February 1942. Sergeant Edrozo'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.
Allied Force Headquarterss in the Philippines, General Orders No. 15 (1942)
Home Town: Philippine Islands


EDWARDS, AUBREY G.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Aubrey G. Edwards, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company K, 357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 11 December 1944. Staff Sergeant Edwards' 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. 30 (1945)


EDWARDS, DANIEL K.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Daniel K. Edwards, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Headquarters, I Corps, in action against enemy forces on 5 December 1942, during the Papuan Campaign at Buna, New Guinea. Captain Edwards' 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 I Corps, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, South West Pacific Area, General Orders No. 60 (1942)
Home Town: North Carolina


EDWARDS, IRWIN A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Irwin A. Edwards, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 2d Battalion, 513th Parachute Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 3 and 4 April 1945. Major Edwards' 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, XVI Corps, General Orders No. 69 (1945)


*EDWARDS, ROBERT J. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Robert J. Edwards (0-386775), Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 7th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 27 October 1944. Major Edwards' 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 7th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 29 (1945)
Home Town: Jewell County, Kansas


*EDWARDS, VERNON L. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Vernon L. Edwards (0-1011342), First Lieutenant (Armor), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 68th Tank Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 12 November 1944. First Lieutenant Edwards' 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. 6 (1945)
Home Town: Madison County, Illinois


*EDWARDS, WILLIAM P. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to William P. Edwards (36478562), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 157th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 26 May 1944. Sergeant Edwards' 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 45th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 69 (1944)
Home Town: Will County, Illinois


EELLS, CALVIN E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Calvin E. Eells (0-522552), Second Lieutenant (Armor), 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 15 October 1944, in Germany. While leading his tanks into position to form a strong roadblock, Second Lieutenant Eells' tank received three direct hits from an enemy tank. He escaped from the flaming tank and, despite painful wounds and burns and while subjected to intense fire, directed two remaining tanks to covered positions. He re-entered the burning tank, extricated his wounded gunner, and carried him to an abandoned house. After an unsuccessful attempt to evacuate the other crew members, he collapsed from exhaustion and directed litter bearers to carry him to an infantry battalion command post where he made a complete report of the enemy situation. Second Lieutenant Eells' intrepid 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 2d Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 26 (February 14, 1945)
Home Town: New York


*EGGERS, CARROLL D. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Carroll D. Eggers (34435462), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company H, 362d Infantry Regiment, 91st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 17 July 1944. Sergeant Eggers' 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. 143 (1944)
Home Town: Watauga County, North Carolina


EGGERT, ELMER A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Elmer A. Eggert, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 379th Infantry Regiment, 95th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 16 November 1944. Private First Class Eggert'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 95th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 25 (1945)


EGGLESTON, LEONARD L.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Leonard L. Eggleston, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 1st Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 26 July 1944, in France. On that date, near Jolimment, France, the enemy launched a combined infantry and tank attack against the left flank of A Company, 121st Infantry. Private Eggleston, a machine gunner, fired on the advancing enemy infantrymen repulsing their attack. During this severe enemy action, he was wounded by a German hand grenade. Still at his gun, he continued to fire until again wounded by return fire from the guns of an advancing enemy tank. Private Eggleston, heedless of his wounds, fired the last available round from a rocket launcher at the tank. Upon missing, he then seized an M-1 rifle and fired an anti-tank grenade which hit the turret of the tank forcing it to withdraw. Private Eggleston's aggressive 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 8th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 19 (1944)
Home Town: Fort Hayes, Ohio


EGNER, PAUL L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Paul L. Egner, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 142d Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 and 9 February 1945. Staff Sergeant Egner'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. 173 (1945)


*EHLERS, ELMER A. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Elmer A. Ehlers (36052110), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 2828th Engineer Combat Battalion, 36th Engineer Combat Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 20 January 1945. Sergeant Ehlers' 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. 334 (1945)
Home Town: Woodford County, Illinois
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Bronze Star, 4@ Purple Hearts


EHRHARDT, CLYDE W.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Clyde W. Ehrhardt (0-539852), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 417th Infantry Regiment, 76th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 10 and 11 March 1945, in the vicinity of Mertesdorf, Germany. During an attack on a vital, heavily defended hill Lieutenant Ehrhardt exhibited heroic leadership in taking the objective and inspiring his outnumbered men in a gallant defense against three tank-led enemy counterattacks. The following day, although wounded, he continued to direct his men in resisting powerful enemy attempts to dislodge them. When a second serious wound forced him to be evacuated he courageously insisted on furnishing his battalion commander with clear, detailed information on the disposition and tactics of the enemy. First Lieutenant Ehrhardt's intrepid 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 76th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 153 (June 25, 1945)
Home Town: Murfreesboro, Tennessee


EICHELBERGER, ROBERT LAWRENCE
(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 Robert Lawrence Eichelberger, Lieutenant General (General Staff Corps), 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 from 23 July 1942 to 8 January 1943, in New Guinea. Lieutenant General Eichelberger'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 77th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, South West Pacific Area, General Orders No. 5 (January 11, 1943)
Born: March 9, 1886 at Urbana, Ohio
Home Town: Urbana, Ohio
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (Siberia), Distinguished Service Cross (WWII)


ELDER, LEONARD P.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Leonard P. Elder, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the Medical Detachment, 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 17 June 1944. Private First Class Elder'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. 61 (1944)


ELDER, NED S.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Ned S. Elder, Captain (Armor), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 743d Tank Battalion, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, at Normandy, France. Captain Elder'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. 37 (1944)
Home Town: Lycoming County, Pennsylvania


ELDRIDGE, BRUCE S.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Bruce S. Eldridge, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 5 August 1943. First Lieutenant Eldridge'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. Army Forces in the South Pacific Area, General Orders No. 101 (1944)
Home Town: Sioux City, Iowa


*ELDRIDGE, EDWARD D. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Edward D. Eldridge (0-1296343), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 379th Infantry Regiment, 95th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 15 November 1944. First Lieutenant Eldridge'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 95th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 10 (1945)
Home Town: Cook County, Illinois


*ELLER, CECIL H. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Cecil H. Eller (0-531689), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 423d Armored Field Artillery Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 26 November 1944. Second Lieutenant Eller'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. 46 (1945)
Home Town: Blount County, Alabama


ELLING, JAMES C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to James C. Elling, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 30 March 1945, in the vicinity of Gross Heubach, Germany. When his company was halted on an open plain by blistering automatic and rifle fire, Private First Class Elling dashed forward alone in a reckless assault on the entire enemy force. Sprinting ninety-five yards into the hailstorm of enemy bullets, he knocked out a machine gun and its four-man crew with BAR fire, then charged into a nest of snipers and yanked nine cowering Germans from their foxholes. Finally, he crawled forty yards to strike a German strongpoint, killing or capturing a total of twenty-six enemy infantrymen. Private First Class Elling'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. 299 (1945)
Home Town: Needles, California


ELLIS, CALVIN L. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Calvin L. Ellis (6892887), Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 2d Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. Technical Sergeant Ellis' 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, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 81 (1944)
Home Town: Mifflin County, Pennsylvania
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), 3@ Silver Stars (WWII) Bronze Star, Purple Heart


ELLIS, CHARLES A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Charles A. Ellis, Lieutenant Colonel (Cavalry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 2 and 3 July 1944. Lieutenant Colonel Ellis' 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. 187 (1944)


ELLIS, HARRY
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Harry Ellis, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 347th Infantry Regiment, 87th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 15 December 1944. Private First Class Ellis' 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, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 46 (1945)


ELLSWORTH, THEODORE R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Theodore R. Ellsworth, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 317th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces from 2 to 4 October 1944. First Lieutenant Ellsworth'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 80th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-European Theater, General Orders No. 286 (1945)


ELLSWORTH, WALTER C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Walter C. Ellsworth, Private First Class, 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 12 October 1944. Private First Class Ellsworth'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. 70 (1945)


ELROD, JOHN E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John E. Elrod, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 141st Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 12 December 1944. Technical Sergeant Elrod'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. 570 (1945)
Home Town: Hartwell, Georgia


ELROD, WALTER L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Walter L. Elrod, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 423d Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 2 April 1945. Staff Sergeant Elrod'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. 17 (1946)


*ELWELL, JOSEPH A. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Joseph A. Elwell (31217683), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 2d Engineer Battalion, 2d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 2 and 3 August 1944. Private First Class Elwell'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 Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 75 (1944)
Home Town: Lincoln County, Maine


*ELWOOD, CHARLES H. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Charles H. Elwood (36201093), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 23 May 1943. Private First Class Elwood'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 7th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Troops, APO 726 (Attu Landing Force), General Orders No. 31 (1943)
Home Town: Columbia County, Wisconsin


EMELZER, RAYMOND
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Raymond Emelzer, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 379th Infantry Regiment, 95th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces during World War II. Second Lieutenant Emelzer'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 95th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.


*EMERSON, HENRY K. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Henry K. Emerson (0-360995), Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 4 February 1944. Captain Emerson'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. Army Forces-Central Pacific Area, General Orders No. 129 (1944)
Home Town: Los Angeles, California


EMERY, JOSEPH O.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Joseph O. Emery, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company I, 130th Infantry Regiment, 33d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 19 February 1945. Private First Class Emery'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 33d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 299 (1945)


*EMERY, ROBERT M. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Robert M. Emery (0-317400), First Lieutenant (Corps of Engineers), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Headquarters, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 November 1942 in Algeria. First Lieutenant Emery made the supreme sacrifice while attempting single-handedly to eliminate an enemy machine gun nest holding up the advance of his unit at *****, Algeria. First Lieutenant Emery'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.
War Department, General Orders No. 6 (February 9, 1943)
Home Town: Hudson County, New Jersey


EOFF, GORDON W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Gordon W. Eoff, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Headquarters Company, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 25 December 1942, during the Papuan Campaign at Buna, New Guinea. Private Eoff'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. 36 (1943)
Home Town: Arkansas


ERBES, JOHN
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John Erbes (0-380930), 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 67th Armored Regiment, 2d Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 17 November 1944, in Germany. On 17 November 1944 Captain Erbes voluntarily and with complete disregard to his own personal safety, braved enemy artillery, mortar and machine-gun fire to aid friendly casualties 600 yards behind enemy lines. Even though his Geneva Cross Flag was shot from his hand on the first trip, Captain Erbes courageously made a total of four trips into enemy lines evacuating twelve seriously wounded men, six of whom would have died if they had not been given immediate medical attention. Captain Erbes' 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. 95 (March 31, 1945)
Home Town: Nebraska


ERDMAN, HERMAN
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Herman Erdman, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 71st Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 1 January 1945, near Moronville Farms, France. Discovering an enemy force of five companies about to attack his company Command Post, Sergeant Erdman immediately engaged them, single-handedly. He ran over exposed terrain, jumped into a hole twenty-five yards from the enemy columns and opened fire with rifle and grenades so effectively that he diverted the attack toward his own platoon. Although wounded in the neck, Sergeant Erdman directed artillery and mortar fire with such devastating accuracy that the attack was completely broken. The fighting spirit displayed by Sergeant Erdman and his extraordinary courage 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. 392 (1945)


ERICHSON, REYNOLD C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Reynold C. Erichson, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces from 6 to 12 August 1944. Captain Erichson'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 30th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 47 (1944)


*ERICKSEN, RAY J. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Ray J. Ericksen (0-401913), Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 135th Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces from 1 October 1943 to 5 June 1944. Lieutenant Colonel Ericksen'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 34th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 187 (1944)
Home Town: Hennepin County, Minnesota


ERICKSON, HERBERT
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Herbert Erickson (0-106914), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Platoon Leader in Company B, 36th Tank Battalion, 6th Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 5 March 1945, in Germany. When his tank was disabled, First Lieutenant Erickson climbed to the deck in full view of the enemy to give his crew cover as they extricated themselves. Although wounded by an enemy six-man bazooka team, he killed all six with his pistol, then dismounted and fearlessly moved across enemy terrain killing many enemy soldiers in foxholes and wiping out points of resistance, clearing the way for an advance by his troops. In the performance of this courageous act, First Lieutenant Erickson was killed but the men of his command, inspired by this outstanding exhibition of bravery and daring, continued the attack and successfully achieved their objective. The intrepidity, fortitude, initiative and loyalty demonstrated by this First Lieutenant Erickson in the performance of his duty 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, XVI Corps, General Orders No. 60 (August 2, 1945)
Home Town: South Dakota


ERMEY, MERWIN SLAYTON
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Merwin Slayton Ermey, Second Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 23 September 1944. Second Lieutenant Ermey'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. 22 (1945)


ERNST, MICHAEL A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Michael A. Ernst, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 7th Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 22 October 1944. Staff Sergeant Ernst'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. 55 (1945)


*ESTRADA, BERNADINO Y. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Bernadino Y. Estrada (38070627), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 16 December 1942, during the Papuan Campaign at Buna, New Guinea. Private Estrada'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. 9 (1943)
Home Town: Tucson, Arizona


*ESTRADA, GILBERTO C. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Gilberto C. Estrada (38003968), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 11 July 1943. Private Estrada'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. 458 (1943)
Home Town: Santa Cruz County, Arizona


*ETHRIDGE, ROBERT L. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Robert L. Ethridge (34572054), Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 375th Field Artillery Battalion, 100th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 November 1944, in the vicinity of Raon L'Etape, France. Corporal Ethridge'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 100th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 16 (1945)
Home Town: Floyd County, Georgia


*EUART, ELWOOD J. (MIA-KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Elwood J. Euart (0-374388), Captain (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 103d Field Artillery Battalion, 43d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 26 October 1942. Captain Euart'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 43d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the South Pacific Area, General Orders No. 41 (1943)
Home Town: Providence, Rhode Island


EUPERIO, PEDRO
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Pedro Euperio, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 26th Cavalry Regiment, Philippine Scouts, in action against enemy forces on 16 January 1942. Private First Class Euperio'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. 14 (1942)


*EVANICH, MICHAEL (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Michael Evanich (42010657), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 142d Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 17 December 1944. Private Evanich'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. 181 (1945)
Home Town: Passaic, New Jersey
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Bronze Star, 2@ Purple Hearts


EVANS, JACK L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Jack L. Evans, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company K, 357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 10 July 1944. Private Evans' 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.
War Department, General Orders No. 34 (1947)
Home Town: Sun City West, Arizona


EVANS, JAMES G.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to James G. Evans, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company I, 157th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces from 16 to 19 February 1944. Captain Evans' 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 45th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 94 (June 4, 1944)


EVANS, THOMAS J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Thomas J. Evans, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 704th Tank Destroyer Battalion, 4th Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 22 November 1944, near Moyenvic France. When the enemy launched a fierce tank-infantry attack on Captain Evans' position, he fearlessly manned the machine gun of his armored car and drove off the hostile infantry. After a fierce exchange of fire with an enemy tank, this intrepid officer ran form his armored car to a disabled tank-destroyer and with its gun destroyed the hostile tank. He then went on foot through intense small arms and heavy weapons fire to another of his platoons and remaining in an exposed position for two hours, directed it in the repulse of the enemy attack. Captain Evans' heroic leadership, dauntless 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 4th Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 65 (1944)


*EVANS, WILLIAM M. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to William M. Evans (0-1294640), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 16 June 1944. Second Lieutenant Evans' 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.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 65 (1944)
Home Town: Dyer County, Tennessee
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Bronze Star, 2@ Purple Hearts


EVANS, WILLIAM P.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William P. Evans, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 502d Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 19 September 1944, near Best, Netherlands. On that date Private First Class Evans charged and crawled across an open field under heavy fire and through icy water with a fixed bayonet. Nearing his objective, he observed enemy soldiers, leaving the building and others firing on a comrade, Private First Class Evans opened fire, later bayoneted a German who rushed him, and forced the surrender of many. In the course of the action, he and a comrade captured 93 and wounded approximately 30 of the enemy. Private First Class Evans' 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 101st Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 437 (1945)
Home Town: Aliquippa, Pennsylvania


EVANS, WILLIE C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Willie C. Evans, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 20 August 1944. Private Evans' 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. 147 (1945)


EVANS, WINFORD A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Winford A. Evans, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company K, 1st Infantry Regiment, 6th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 31 July 1945, in a battle in the Southwest Pacific Theater. Seeing his platoon leader wounded, Staff Sergeant Evans disregarded enemy fire and brought the leader to safety. As the battle progressed, he directed mortar attacks and was wounded but continued to fight. Less concerned with his own immediate safety than with defending those around him, he positioned himself within 25 yards of the enemy, threw hand grenades, fired on the enemy and wounded and killed several enemy soldiers. Staff Sergeant Evans' 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 6th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 419 (1945)


EVERETT, GEORGE W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to George W. Everett, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 399th Infantry Regiment, 100th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 13 April 1945, in the vicinity of Flein, Germany. First Lieutenant Everett'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 100th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 611 (1945)


EWELL, JULIAN J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Julian J. Ewell (0-21791), Lieutenant Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Commanding Officer, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on the night of 18 - 19 December 1944, at Bastogne, Belgium. In the darkness of 18 - 19 December 1944, Colonel Ewell's regiment was the first unit of the 101st Airborne Division to reach the vicinity of Bastogne, Belgium, then under attack by strong enemy forces. While his regiment assembled, Lieutenant Colonel Ewell went forward alone to Bastogne to obtain first hand enemy information. During the night of 18 - 19 December 1944, Lieutenant Colonel Ewell made a personal reconnaissance amid intermingled friendly and hostile troops and on 19 December, by his heroic and fearless leadership of his troops, contributed materially to the defeat of enemy efforts to prostrate Bastogne. On 3 January 1945, when an enemy attack threatened to blunt the impetus of the regimental offensive, Lieutenant Colonel Ewell personally lead a counterattack which stopped the enemy and made possible the continued offensive action of his regiment. Throughout the action at Bastogne, the heroic and fearless personal leadership of Lieutenant Colonel Ewell were a source of inspiration to the troops he commanded. 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 101st Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, XVIII Airborne Corps, General Orders No. 19 (March 14, 1945)
Home Town: Washington, D.C.


*EXONIAN, PEDRO (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Pedro Exonian, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces during World War II. Corporal Exonian'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.


*EXTON, ROBERT N. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Robert N. Exton (0-406868), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 12 January 1943. First Lieutenant Exton'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 25th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the South Pacific Area, General Orders No. 96 (1943)
Home Town: New York, New York


EYERMAN, EDWARD F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Edward F. Eyerman, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 14 March 1944. Private Eyerman'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. 69 (1944)


EZZELL, JAMES C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to James C. Ezzell, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Recon Company, 601st Tank Destroyer Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 17 August 1944. Sergeant Ezzell'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. 155 (1945)

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FAAS, GEORGE D.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to George D. Faas, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 129th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces from 15 to 17 March 1944. Private First Class Faas' 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. 1166 (1944)


*FABER, JAMES F. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to James F. Faber (0-920829), Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 2d Battalion, 331st Infantry Regiment, 83d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 9 and 10 July 1944. Lieutenant Colonel Faber'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 83d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, European Theater of Operations, U.S. Army, General Orders No. 122 (1945)
Home Town: Fresno, California


FABERT, EDWARD M.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Edward M. Fabert, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 4 October 1944. Major Fabert'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. 39 (1945)


FABREGA, SALVADOR
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Salvador Fabrega, Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 2761st Special Reconnaissance Battalion, Office of Strategic Services, in action against enemy forces on 16 March 1945. Technician Fifth Grade Fabrega'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-Mediterranean Theater of Operations, General Orders No. 145 (1945)


*FACKLER, HAROLD W. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Harold W. Fackler (20503967), 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 24 and 30 July 1943, in the vicinity of New Georgia, Solomon Islands. Sergeant Fackler'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. Army Forces in the South Pacific Area, General Orders No. 328 (1943)
Home Town: Toledo, Ohio


FAIR, DEWITT C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to DeWitt C. Fair, First Lieutenant (Armor), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 70th Tank Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 10 June 1944. First Lieutenant Fair'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. 58 (1944)
Home Town: Dallas, Texas


FAIR, LELAND B.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Leland B. Fair (0-558789), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 4 July 1945, near Tuli, Mindanao, Philippine Islands. On this day as an Infantry company was attacking along a road leading from Kibangay to Tuli, the leading squad came under intense enemy machine gun fire from pill boxes and from a light machine gun mounted in a tree to the front. Mortar fire also fell on the platoon, and four men were killed instantly and six others were wounded by the initial fire. The fire was so intense that it was impossible to give medical attention to the wounded men who lay on the road in the path of the enemy fire. Second Lieutenant Fair volunteered to take a squad through the jungle to outflank the suspected locations of the enemy from the left. The squad approached the enemy positions from their right rear, and as they came near the first pillbox they received heavy machine gun, rifle, and grenade fire. Second Lieutenant Fair attacked the pillbox, approaching it from the blind side. With complete disregard for his own safety, he stood in full view of the enemy, fired his rifle and threw grenades into the embrasure, killing the enemy occupants. The men of the squad were inspired by this heroic action and followed Second Lieutenant Fair in advancing on the next pillbox. Four of the enemy pillboxes now brought fire to bear on the squad with machine guns, rifles, and grenades. Second Lieutenant Fair directed the fire of the lead scout and the automatic rifleman on the central pillbox, then left his position and rushed forward under their covering fire to the pillbox. He threw two grenades into the emplacement and disposed of its crew. After disabling the enemy gun in the emplacement, Second Lieutenant Fair moved toward the third pillbox. As he approached his right hand was injured by fragments of a Jap grenade. Disregarding his wounds, he ordered his men to cover him, and advanced on a fourth pillbox, exposing himself to enemy fire during his rush. He pitched a grenade into the emplacement and called back for the rocket launcher. When the bazooka man arrived, Second Lieutenant Fair directed protective rifle fire on the pillbox, meanwhile loading the bazooka himself. The first rocket blew a small hole in the top of the pillbox and Second Lieutenant Fair tossed grenades into the emplacement through the hole of the roof. He then attacked the remaining pillboxes and destroyed another light machine gun in one of them. Eight pillboxes were destroyed and 22 Japs were killed. Before his squad could leave the area, however, Japanese mortar fire was brought to bear, and two members of the patrol were wounded. A litter was improvised and the wounded were removed. After he had returned to the company and reported the action, it was determined that possibly one forward pillbox might have been missed. Second Lieutenant Fair, although fatigued from the first assault and bleeding from the wound in his right hand, volunteered to return to the enemy area. He took command of a squad from another company to make his second assault, and he moved out in front of the first scout until he arrived at the fortified area. He deployed the squad on the edge of the pillbox area and led them through the abaca. Several additional pillboxes were spotted. Second Lieutenant Fair placed his men in a position to concentrate their fire on the pillboxes, when enemy mortar fire began to fall ahead of the squad. Despite the risk involved, Second Lieutenant Fair moved boldly and aggressively to the pillboxes, and determined that the enemy had withdrawn. After satisfying himself that there were no more in the vicinity, he evacuated the casualties from the first assault. Only then did he agree to submit to medical treatment. By his brilliant and aggressive leadership, and the resolute courage he exhibited in these actions, Second Lieutenant Fair inspired his men to extraordinary efforts and achievements. His matchless feats of valor won for him the respect and admiration of all, and are consistent with the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 24th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Department of the Army, General Orders 25 (8 June 2001)
Born: January 12, 1923 at Breckenridge, Missouri
Home Town: Chillicothe, Missouri


FAIRCHILD, ROBERT L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Robert L. Fairchild, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 33d Armored Regiment, 3d Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 23 September 1944. Staff Sergeant Fairchild'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 Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 87 (1944)


FAIRCHILD, VERNON H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Vernon H. Fairchild, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company K, 123d Infantry Regiment, 33d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 13 April 1945. Private First Class Fairchild'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. 68 (1945)


FAIRCLO, CARROLL E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Carroll E. Fairclo, Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 15th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 9 November 1943. Technician Fifth Grade Fairclo'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, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 59 (1944)


*FALAVOLITO, PAUL (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Paul Falavolito (13011940), Technician Fourth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 10th Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 15 November 1944. Technician Fourth Grade Falavolito'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 10th Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 5 (1945)
Home Town: Allegheny, Pennsylvania


*FALE, WILLIAM F. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to William F. Fale (36204872), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Headquarters Company, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 25 December 1942, during the Papuan Campaign at Buna, New Guinea. Sergeant Fale'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. 29 (1943)
Home Town: Sheboygan County, Wisconsin


FALL, PAUL A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Paul A. Fall, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 137th Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 16 September 1944. Technical Sergeant Fall'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, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 113 (1944)


*FARISH, LINN H. (DNB)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Linn H. Farish (0-884213), Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 2667th Regiment, Office of Strategic Services, in action against enemy forces from 16 April 1944 to 16 June 1944. Major Farish'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-Mediterranean Theater of Operations, General Orders No. 125 (1944)
Home Town: Ventura, California


FARMER, JAMES WILLIE
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to James Willie Farmer, First Lieutenant (Cavalry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Executive Officer, Troop C, 38th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron (Mechanized), in action against enemy forces on 7 and 8 March 1945, in the vicinity of Altenahr, Germany. First Lieutenant Farmer'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. 122 (1945)
Home Town: Austin, Texas


*FARMER, RALEIGH O. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Raleigh O. Farmer (6912637), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 10 January 1943. Private Farmer'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 25th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the South Pacific Area, General Orders No. 64 (1943)
Home Town: LaSalle County, Illinois


*FARMER, ROBERT D. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Robert D. Farmer (37279649), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 18 November 1944. Staff Sergeant Farmer'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, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 53 (1945)
Home Town: Blue Earth County, Minnesota


FARR, JESSIE F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Jessie F. Farr, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 23 January 1945. Staff Sergeant Farr'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. 95 (1945)


FARRAR, ARCHIBALD ALEXANDER
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Archibald Alexander Farrar, Second Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 273d Infantry Regiment, 69th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 18 April 1945, in Germany. Although under heavy enemy fire, Lieutenant Farrar took over the machine gun on the tank on which he was riding when the gunner was wounded. From this position he fired at the enemy with the machine gun and a carbine, accounting for the destruction of several enemy emplacements. When the tank stopped, Lieutenant Farrar set up defense positions and sent our combat patrols. Lieutenant Farrar eliminated an enemy Panzerfaust team by killing the entire crew with pistol fire. Second Lieutenant Farrar'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 69th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 251 (1945)
Home Town: Davidson, North Carolina


FARRAR, DOMINICK
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Dominick Farrar, 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 Farrar'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.


FARRAR, JOSEPH B.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Joseph B. Farrar, First Lieutenant (Cavalry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with 85th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, in action against enemy forces on 20 December 1944. First Lieutenant Farrar'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. 98 (1945)


FARRELL, JOHN L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John L. Farrell, Technician Fourth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the Medical Detachment, 101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 19 November 1944. Technician Fourth Grade Farrell'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)


FARRELL, THOMAS F., JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Thomas F. Farrell, Jr., First Lieutenant (Corps of Engineers), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 10 July 1943. First Lieutenant Farrell'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. 3 (1944)


FARRETTA, ALVIN
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Alvin Farretta, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces from 1942 to 1945. Captain Farretta'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. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 9 (1945)


FEATHERS, DAVID YORK (POW)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to David York Feathers, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company I, 290th Infantry Regiment, 75th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 19 and 20 January 1945. Technical Sergeant Feathers' 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, XVI Corps, General Orders No. 82 (1945)
Home Town: Bluff City, Tennessee


*FEDERMANN, EDWARD C. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Edward C. Federmann (35458790), Private, 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 in March 1943. Private Federmann'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 (1943)
Home Town: Cincinnati, Ohio


FEERY, WILLIAM H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William H. Feery, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company K, 311th Infantry Regiment, 78th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 7 February 1945. Captain Feery'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 78th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 204 (1945)
Home Town: Hartford, Connecticut


FEHR, CHARLES A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Charles A. Fehr, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 27 January 1945. Private First Class Fehr'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. 480 (September 7, 1945)


*FEILEY, JOSEPH G. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Joseph G. Feiley (33434150), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 328th Infantry Regiment, 26th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces from 17 to 19 February 1945. Staff Sergeant Feiley'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 26th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 286 (1945)
Home Town: Elk County, Pennsylvania
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Bronze Star, 2@ Purple Hearts


FEJES, STEVE J. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Steve J. Fejes (0-1794928), Second Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 145th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces from 28 to 31 July 1943, in the vicinity of New Georgia, Solomon Islands. Second Lieutenant Fejes' 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. Army Forces in the South Pacific Area, General Orders No. 332 (1943)
Home Town: Lucas County, Ohio


FELERSKI, RUSSELL P.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Russell P. Felerski, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 4 August 1943. First Lieutenant Felerski'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. 27 (1943)


*FELKINS, WILLIAM C., JR. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to William C. Felkins, Jr. (0-1167832), Captain (Artillery), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 387th Field Artillery Battalion, 104th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 31 October 1944 and 1 November 1944, in Holland. Captain Felkins, displaying great personal courage, voluntarily led a patrol across a river and into dangerous enemy territory to drive off hostile troops and tanks which had taken a heavy toll of an isolated infantry battalion. He personally adjusted a devastating artillery concentration upon the enemy positions which killed many Germans and forced the withdrawal of several tanks. As the artillery fire lifted, Captain Felkins, with complete disregard for his own personal safety, advanced far ahead of the patrol while subjected to intense machine gun fire. As he prepared to lead a charge upon the enemy, he was fatally wounded. Captain Felkins' heroic actions resulted in the safe withdrawal of 120 men, many of whom were severely wounded, and enabled two companies to maintain their critical position until the main bridgehead was later established. 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 104th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 100 (December 23, 1944)
Home Town: Walker County, Alabama


FELT, LEON G.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Leon G. Felt, Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 3 December 1944. Technician Fifth Grade Felt'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. 29 (1945)


FENTON, HIRAM F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Hiram F. Fenton, Second Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 142d Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 1 June 1944. Second Lieutenant Fenton'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, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 121 (1944)
Home Town: Coleman, Texas


FERGUSON, FOREST K.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Forest K. Ferguson (0-1322014), Second Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Platoon Leader in an Infantry Company of the 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, at Normandy, France. When Second Lieutenant Ferguson reached the shore he observed that the initial assault units were pinned down by the intense and heavy enemy rifle, machine gun and artillery fire, and that further advance was also blocked by an extensive barbed wire obstacle. With complete disregard for his own safety, Second Lieutenant Ferguson bravely moved forward under this heavy fire with a Bangalore torpedo with which he blew a gap in the barbed wire. He then rose from his position and, while leading his troops through this gap to the enemy positions, was wounded. The personal bravery, initiative and superior leadership of Second Lieutenant Ferguson exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 29th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 29 (June 29, 1944)


FERGUSON, JAMES L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to James L. Ferguson, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 2 February 1944. Staff Sergeant Ferguson'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-Central Pacific Area, General Orders No. 128 (1944)
Home Town: Chatfield, Minnesota


*FERNANDEZ, HENRY (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Henry Fernandez (39131885), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 21 March 1945. Private First Class Fernandez'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, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 204 (1945)
Home Town: Santa Clara, California


*FERRARI, LOUIS (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Louis Ferrari (31157741), 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 17 July 1944. Private First Class Ferrari'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.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 68 (1944)
Home Town: Plymouth, Massachusetts


*FERRIS, GEOFFREY C. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Geoffrey C. Ferris (0-420345), Second Lieutenant (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 6th Battalion, 33d Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 May 1943, near Beja, Tunisia. On the morning of 6 May 1943, the 33d Artillery Regiment was given the mission of taking Hill 139 in the vicinity of Beja, Tunisia. Because of the heavy machine gun and mortar fire covering all approaches, it was necessary to attack before daylight. Second Lieutenant Ferris, as artillery forward observer with the assault elements, crawled forward across open terrain swept by withering enemy machine gun fire to a point well beyond our lines. Realizing the danger of his mission, he had ordered his men to remain behind while he advanced with a wire reel and telephone until he was killed. The unselfish heroism and the courage and zeal with which Second Lieutenant Ferris performed this deed 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. 47 (July 6, 1943)
Home Town: New Haven County, Connecticut


*FERRIS, RICHARD (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Richard Ferris (32335477), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces in September 1943. Private Ferris' 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, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 110 (1943)
Home Town: New York, New York


FERRITER, RICHARD H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Richard H. Ferriter, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 8 February 1945. Captain Ferriter'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 Far East, General Orders No. 99 (1945)


FERRULLO, JOSEPH
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Joseph Ferrullo, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 12 January 1943. Private Ferrullo'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 South Pacific Area, General Orders No. 63 (1943)


FERTIG, WENDELL W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Wendell W. Fertig, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while Commanding the Mindanao-Visayan Force, in action against enemy forces from 8 May 1943 to 6 August 1943, in the Philippine Islands. Lieutenant Colonel Fertig, a mining engineer in the U.S. Army Reserves, organized and commanded United States resistance (guerilla) forces on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines from the surrender in 1942 until the liberation in 1945. At peak, his forces numbered 34,000 American and Filipino guerillas, controlling most of the island and providing invaluable intelligence to General MacArthur's forces in the southwest pacific campaign. Colonel Fertig'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 Mindanao-Visayan Force, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 47 (1943)
Home Town: Golden, Colorado


FESMIRE, ALBERT H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Albert H. Fesmire, Private, 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 19 September 1944. Private Fesmire'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 8th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 93 (1944)


FIELDS, BRADY L. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Brady L. Fields (6946036), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 40th Reconnaissance Troop, 40th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 30 March 1945. Private First Class Fields' 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 40th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 95 (1945)
Home Town: Rockingham County, North Carolina


FIERMAN, ROBERT L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Robert L. Fierman, First Lieutenant (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 21 March 1945. First Lieutenant Fierman'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)


FINKE, JOHN G. WILHELM
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John G. Wilhelm Finke, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Commanding Officer of Company F, 2d Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces in August 1943. Captain Finke'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)
Home Town: Vicksburg, Mississippi


*FINN, JAMES E. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to James E. Finn (0-1300303), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 130th Infantry Regiment, 33d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 19 and 20 February 1945. First Lieutenant Finn'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 33d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 110 (1945)
Home Town: Los Angeles, California


FINNELL, JOHN W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John W. Finnell, Lieutenant Colonel, 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 12 April 1945. Lieutenant Colonel Finnell'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, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 587 (October 8, 1945)


*FINNEY, HAROLD L. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Harold L. Finney (18006722), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 22 November 1944. Sergeant Finney'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. 131 (1945)
Home Town: Dallas, Texas


*FIORI, ANGELO M. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Angelo M. Fiori (36539465), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Americal Division, in action against enemy forces on 23 and 25 February 1945 and on 3 March 1945. Private First Class Fiori'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. 43 (1945)
Home Town: Wayne County, Michigan


*FIORI, NANTI J. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Nanti J. Fiori (33731328), 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 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 12 September 1944, in Belgium. When his company's advance was halted by fire from two machine guns, Private First Class Fiori leaped to his feet and alone, charged upon the enemy positions. Firing his automatic rifle, Private First Class Fiori killed the enemy in the first emplacement. As he continued his heroic attack, he was severely wounded and knocked to the ground by pointblank fire from the second German position. With a courageous effort Private First Class Fiori rose directly into the line of withering fire and, although hit again and fatally wounded, he hurled a hand grenade which destroyed the enemy machine gun. 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 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 33 (1945)
Home Town: Baltimore, Maryland


FIRENZE, ANTHONY S.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Anthony S. Firenze, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 1 July 1944. Private First Class Firenze'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)


FIRESTONE, CLARENCE
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Clarence Firestone, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 7th Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 15 March 1945. Private First Class Firestone'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. 342 (1945)


FISCHER, HERMAN A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Herman A. Fischer, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 1 January 1945. Sergeant Fischer'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. 124 (1945)


FISHER, ALBERT L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Albert L. Fisher, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company I, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 24 December 1942, during the Papuan Campaign at Buna, New Guinea. Private First Class Fisher'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. 36 (1943)
Home Town: Indiana


*FISHER, CHARLES O. (MIA-KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Charles O. Fisher (0-454679), Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 2677th Regiment, Office of Strategic Services, in action against enemy forces from 27 August 27 to 24 December 1944. Captain Fisher'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-Mediterranean Theater of Operations, General Orders No. 7 (1946)
Home Town: Marion, Indiana


FISHER, JOHN R.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John R. Fisher (36166486), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 November 1942, at Kasba-Mehdia, French Morocco. Private First Class Fisher climbed the walls of the Fort and from this exceptionally hazardous position, firing his automatic rifle at the enemy, diverted their attention and enabled our other troops to break in and make entry through the main gates of the Fort. This act aided in the fall of t he Kasba and the surrender of many prisoners inside the walls. Private First Class Fisher'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. 28 (December 15, 1942)


FISHER, LEWIS B.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Lewis B. Fisher, First Lieutenant (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 58th Armored Field Artillery Battalion, in action against enemy forces in March 1943. First Lieutenant Fisher'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. 37 (1943)


*FISHER, RALPH C. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Ralph C. Fisher (0-328495), Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 6 January 1944. Captain Fisher'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. 77 (1944)
Home Town: Prince Georges County, Maryland


FISHER, VIRGIL D.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Virgil D. Fisher, Sergeant, 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 27 September 1944. Sergeant Fisher'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. 176 (1945)


FITCH, ALVA RESTIVA (POW)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Alva Restiva Fitch, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the Philippine Scouts, in action against enemy forces on 15 January 1942, in the vicinity of Bataan in the Philippine Islands. Major Fitch led his forces in action to delay the Japanese development of the Mauban position. During the delaying actions immediately preceding the occupation of the final defensive positions in Bataan, he commanded the Provisional Artillery Battalion in support of the 1st Philippine Army Division at the battle of Mauban. During this battle, the American and Philippine forces were completely cut off by a Japanese encircling movement. After seven days of fruitless efforts to reopen communications with the remainder of the I Corps, with ammunition and food exhausted, it was decided to abandon the Mauban position. Captain Fitch, after destroying his guns, used his artillerymen to clear and defend a trail along the coast over which the bulk of the besieged force escaped. Major Fitch'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 Headquarterss in the Philippines, General Orders No. 15 (1942)


*FITZPATRICK, JAMES K. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to James K. Fitzpatrick (0-1290056), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with an Infantry Company of the 121st Infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 28 November 1944, in Germany. First Lieutenant Fitzpatrick led his company in an attack against a heavily fortified town. After he had led his men toward strong enemy positions at the outskirts of the town, his men were pinned down by an intense enemy artillery barrage. Realizing that disastrous losses would result if the men remained in their positions, First Lieutenant Fitzpatrick moved across the entire company front, encouraging his men and urging them to follow him. His men, inspired by the courageous action of their leader, launched an attack which overran the enemy positions and inflicted heavy losses on the enemy forces. First Lieutenant Fitzpatrick'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. 18 (1945)
Home Town: Worcester, Massachusetts


*FITZPATRICK, MAX M. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Max M. Fitzpatrick (0-1319406), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 26th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 November 1944. First Lieutenant Fitzpatrick'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 26th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 114 (1944)
Home Town: Marion County, Indiana


FITZSIMMONS, LAWRENCE J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Lawrence J. Fitzsimmons (6719936), First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 2d Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. First Sergeant Fitzsimmons landed with the assault wave of troops. He exposed himself to the direct enemy fire when he forcefully opened a defective landing ramp. He then led his men to the protection of a small shale shelf. On at least three occasions, with complete disregard for his own safety, he dashed back into the surf to aid wounded and struggling men to reach the shore. He continually moved up and down the beach under the heavy enemy fire to locate the platoons of his company in its reorganization. The courage and leadership in battle displayed by First Sergeant Fitzsimmons 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)
Born: May 3, 1914 at New York, New York
Home Town: New York, New York


FLAHERTY, DAVID K.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to David K. Flaherty, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company I, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 19 May 1945. Private First Class Flaherty'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 24th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 295 (1945)


FLANNIGAN, JAMES R.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to James R. Flannigan, Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Battery A, 29th Field Artillery Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 1 December 1944, in Germany. On that date Technician Fifth Grade Flannigan was serving as a radio operator of a forward observer party which was accompanying a rifle company of the 8th Infantry Regiment during an assault on enemy positions in the Hurtgen Forest, Germany. When the company was cut off and surrounded by strong enemy forces, Corporal Flannigan voluntarily carried a message through the enemy lines, killing one German and capturing another as he fought the way to the Battalion Command Post. 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, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 42 (1945)


*FLEISHMAN, WARD D. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Ward D. Fleishman (12208489), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Headquarters Company, 2d Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 7 June 1944, in France. When, during a heavy enemy attack, Private first Class Fleishman's platoon leader and members of the light machine gun crew were killed by the intense enemy fire, Private First Class Fleishman immediately took over and manned the crewless gun. With complete disregard for his own safety, Private First Class Fleishman remained at this gun position and continued to engage the enemy thereby giving his company the necessary time to reorganize and repulse the enemy attack. The outstanding courage and initiative exhibited by Private First Class Fleishman 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)
Home Town: Rushville, New York


FLESCH, WILLIAM A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William A. Flesch, Staff Sergeant, 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 5 March 1945. Staff Sergeant Flesch'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. 143 (1945)


FLEURY, PETER H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Peter H. Fleury, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 16 March 1945. Technical Sergeant Fleury'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. 172 (1945)


FLINT, DONALD H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Donald H. Flint, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 40th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 29 January 1945. Private First Class Flint'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. 22 (1945)
Home Town: Monida, Montana


FLINT, HARRY A. (KIA)
(First Award)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Harry A. Flint (0-3377), Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces in August 1943. Colonel Flint'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, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 25 (1943)

*FLINT, HARRY A. (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 Harry A. Flint (0-3377), Colonel (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 24 July 1944. Colonel Flint'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 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 75 (1944)
Home Town: Addison County, Vermont
Personal Awards: 2@ Distinguished Service Crosses (WWII)


FLOEGE, ERNEST F.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Ernest F. Floege, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Office of Strategic Service, in action against enemy forces from June 1943 to March 1944, in enemy-occupied territory. During this period Lieutenant Floege organized a resistance network in occupied Europe to carry out "day-to-day" operations against the enemy, and engaged in preparations of plans in support of forth-coming military operations on the Continent. The actions on the part of Lieutenant Floege on this dangerous mission, and his 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. 38 (1944)
Home Town: Washington, D.C.


FLOTO, KENNETH BERNARD
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Kenneth Bernard Floto, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 29 February 1944. First Lieutenant Floto'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. 58 (1944)
Born: April 26,1916 at Oakland, California
Home Town: Carson City, Nebraska


FLOWERS, JAMES F., JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to James F. Flowers, Jr., Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 712th Tank Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 11 July 1944, at the Foret de Mont Castre (Hill 122) in Normandy on a mission to rescue a battalion of the 90th infantry encircled by German troops. The platoon encountered German 88 anti-tank guns. His tank took a direct hit; 3 other tanks were also hit and nine members of the platoon were killed. Although his right foot was gone, he pulled his gunner to safety. After fighting off German infantry soldiers, flowers ordered the survivors to withdraw but he stayed on the battlefield with two other wounded men and requested that medics be sent. Before they could be rescued, Germans took the field. The next day, American artillery bombarded the area. One of the shells exploded by Lieutenant Flowers and took off his left leg just below the knee. He spent another night in the field. Second Lieutenant Flowers' 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. 147 (1946)
Home Town: Dallas, Texas


FLOYD, CHESTER W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Chester W. Floyd, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 12 February 1944. Private First Class Floyd'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. 67 (1944)


FLYNN, MILO J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Milo J. Flynn (16007515), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the **** Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 26 July 1944, at Vidouville, France. Private Flynn's platoon was halted by stubborn enemy resistance and his squad leader was killed by intense enemy fire in an attempt to man the guns of a disabled tank. When Private Flynn's own weapon, an automatic rifle, jammed, he crawled to the tank, at all times exposed to enemy fire, and with complete disregard for his own safety, entered the tank and traversed the turret, spraying the hedge rows until his ammunition was expended and the enemy weapons had been silenced. Due to his heroic and courageous actions his platoon was able to repulse the enemy. Private Flynn then remained to help evacuate his wounded platoon leader to a place of safety. The personal bravery and tenacity of purpose exhibited by Private Flynn exemplifies the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflects great credit upon himself, the 5th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 65 (September 26, 1944)
Home Town: Green Bay, Wisconsin


FLYNN, THOMAS T.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Thomas T. Flynn, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 5 July 1944. Private Flynn'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. 71 (1944)
Home Town: Estill County, Kentucky


FOCKLER, BRYCE W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Bryce W. Fockler, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 30 September 1944. Private First Class Fockler'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. 611 (1945)


FOGT, ORIN K.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Orin K. Fogt, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company I, 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 May 1945. Technical Sergeant Fogt'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. 312 (1945)


FOLEY, JOHN P.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John P. Foley, 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, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces from 19 to 24 September, 1944 at Wyler-Meer, Germany. During an attack, Lieutenant Foley moved with his attacking groups, coordinating their movement and directing their fire with such complete disregard to enemy fire that he imbued his men with much courage and daring. He controlled the action of his three platoons with assurance, leading the attack and driving the enemy from the hill. He reorganized his company and staved off six vicious attacks by a determined enemy while the company position was raked with artillery and automatic fire. The second day, enemy infiltration had encircled his position and cut off all communication and supply routes to battalion. A redistribution of ammunition revealed only five rounds per rifle and none for the automatic weapons. When called upon by the enemy to surrender his position, Lieutenant Foley defiantly refused, and continued to hold the hill. For five days, Lieutenant Foley defended his position under ceaseless artillery and mortar bombardment, repelling attacks by vastly superior forces and countering aggressive enemy patrol action, both day and night. The tireless, determined efforts of Lieutenant Foley in the attack and subsequently in the conduct of the defense, together with his exemplary leadership, gave much encouragement to his men and played a large part in the stubborn defense of this position against a numerically superior enemy. This accomplishment effectively weakened the enemy in this sector and hastened their eventual withdrawal. Lieutenant Foley rendered a vital and distinguished service in the defense against determined German offensive action aimed at seizing the key terrain south of Nijmegen. His accomplishments, 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. 14 (1944)


FOLK, GEORGE K.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to George K. Folk, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 27 November 1944. Captain Folk'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, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 51 (1945)
Born: April 9, 1918 at Adrian, Michigan


FOLLIS, CLARENCE E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Clarence E. Follis, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the Medical Detachment, 32d Armor, in action against enemy forces on 17 and 18 August 1944. Corporal Follis' 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. 86 (1944)


*FONTES, EUGENE A. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Eugene A. Fontes (31445998), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 13 December 1944, in Germany. When a sergeant was severely wounded by shell fragments during a hostile artillery concentration, Private Fontes voluntarily crossed a fire-swept field to reach the wounded soldier. He was administering medical treatment when the sounds of an approaching shell were heard. Disdaining cover, he shielded the wounded man with his body. The shell landed nearby, killing Private Fontes instantly. The heroic and selfless actions of Private Fontes prevented further injuries to his wounded patient. 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 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 26 (February 14, 1945)
Home Town: Rhode Island
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Bronze Star, 2@ Purple Hearts


FORBES, SANFORD M.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Sanford M. Forbes, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Headquarters Company, 7th Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 8 November 1942. Corporal Forbes' 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. 19 (November 23, 1942)


FORBUSS, ELMER L.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Elmer L. Forbuss, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 1st Battalion, 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 14 January 1945, in Belgium. On that date, Company B was engaged against German forces when an extremely heavy volume of enemy fire wounded a machine gunner and forced him to abandon his weapon. Sergeant Forbuss crawled through a terrific hail of fire to recover the gun. Ignoring the intense enemy activity, he operated the weapon against the Germans and neutralized several of their positions. After expending his machine gun ammunition, he killed two of the foe with his rifle. The courage and ability of Sergeant Forbuss, which permitted his company to advance 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, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 587 (October 8, 1945)


FORD, EDWARD E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Edward E. Ford, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 81st Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 3 January 1945. Corporal Ford'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 101st Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 204 (1945)


*FORD, WILLIS B. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Willis B. Ford (34845358), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 36th Armored Infantry Regiment, 3d Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 30 October 1944 and on 18 November 1944, in Germany. On 30 October 1944, when heavy enemy artillery fire demolished a building housing his platoon Command Post, pinning three wounded soldiers beneath the debris, Private Ford, ignoring shells landing dangerously nearby, extricated the men and administered first aid. As additional casualties were sustained, Private Ford continued rendering medical treatment and supervising the evacuation of the wounded. On another occasion, while subjected to devastating machine gun and small arms fire on 18 November 1944, he advanced far forward of friendly lines and evacuated a wounded crew member from a disabled tank. While endeavoring to obtain a litter, he was struck by rifle fire and mortally wounded. Private Ford'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 3d Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 45 (1945)
Home Town: Kershaw County, South Carolina


FORTUNA, MARIO J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Mario J. Fortuna, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 38th Armored Infantry Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 16 August 1944, in France. During an attack near Leves, France, Lieutenant Fortuna was given the mission of clearing the town of enemy resistance. Having available only men inexperienced in battle, Lieutenant Fortuna elected to lead the assault party. Displaying great intrepidity and heroic leadership, he led his men from building to building, repeatedly exposing himself, purposely drawing enemy fire to ascertain their positions. During this assault six machine guns were silenced, ten prisoners were captured and many of the enemy were killed or wounded. After the main street of the town had been cleared of organized enemy resistance, Lieutenant Fortuna worked his way back to his unit through sporadic enemy sniping to lead the forward elements of his battalion through the town and on toward their objective. First Lieutenant Fortuna's courageous actions, extraordinary heroism 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. 48 (1944)
Home Town: New York, New York


*FORTUNA, MICHAEL J. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Michael J. Fortuna (6987455), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 385th Infantry Regiment, 76th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 21 February 1945. Private Fortuna'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 76th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 143 (1945)
Home Town: Lucas County, Ohio


*FOSS, CLARENCE W. (KIA)
(First Award)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Clarence W. Foss (32493436), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 22 January 1945. Staff Sergeant Foss' 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 in Austria, General Orders No. 7 (1946)

*FOSS, CLARENCE W. (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 Clarence W. Foss (32493436), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 6 April 1945. Staff Sergeant Foss' 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 in Austria, General Orders No. 10 (1946)
Home Town: Fulton County, New York
Personal Awards: 2@ Distinguished Service Crosses (WWII)


*FOSTER, LESLIE W. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Leslie W. Foster (6594527), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with 4th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, in action against enemy forces on 14 September 1944. Staff Sergeant Foster'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, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 87 (1944)
Home Town: Cumberland County, New Jersey


FOTCH, ARTHUR J., JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Arthur J. Fotch, Jr., 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 Fotch'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 Americal Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the South Pacific Area, General Orders No. 67 (1943)


FOURNIER, EDGAR L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Edgar L. Fournier, Private First Class, 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 18 June 1944. Private First Class Fournier'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. 60 (1944)


FOUST, JACK
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Jack Foust, Staff 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 12 March 1944. Staff Sergeant Foust'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. 845 (1944)


FOWLER, BUTLER B., JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Butler B. Fowler, Jr., First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces in January 1943. First Lieutenant Fowler'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 South Pacific Area, General Orders No. 63 (1943)


FOWLER, EDWARD E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Edward M. Fowler, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces in March 1943. Corporal Fowler'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. 25 (1943)
Home Town: Winchester, Connecticut


FOWLER, HALSTEAD C.
(First Award)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Halstead C. Fowler, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 24 December 1941. Lieutenant Colonel Fowler'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.
Department of the Army, General Orders No. 7 (1950)

FOWLER, HALSTEAD C.
(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 Halstead C. Fowler, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 21 January 1942. Lieutenant Colonel Fowler'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.
Department of the Army, General Orders No. 7 (1950)
Personal Awards: 2@ Distinguished Service Crosses (WWII)


*FOWLER, JAMES G. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to James G. Fowler (0-1047124), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 1st Ranger Infantry Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 29 June 1944. First Lieutenant Fowler'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-Mediterranean Theater of Operations, General Orders No. 59 (1945)
Home Town: Kings County, New York


*FOX, GEORGE L. (MIA-KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to George L. Fox (0-485690), First Lieutenant (Chaplain), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 3 February 1943. Chaplain Fox was one of four Army Chaplains aboard the U.S.A.T. Dorchester which was torpedoed in the North Atlantic. He and his comrades bravely brought order to panicked soldiers as the ship was sinking and, when no more life jackets were available, he gave up his own life jacket to another man. Chaplain Fox'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.
War Department, General Orders No. 93 (1944)
Born: March 15, 1900 at Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Gilman, Vermont
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Chaplain's Medal (WWII), Silver Star (WWI), 2@ Purple Hearts


FOX, WILLIAM J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William J. Fox, Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces during World War II. Technician Fifth Grade Fox'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. 50 (1944)


*FRANCISCO, WILLIAM D. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to William D. Francisco, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 2 October 1944. Private First Class Francisco'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, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 5 (1945)


*FRANK, ABE (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Abe Frank (32899807), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 2 March 1945. Private First Class Frank'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 in Austria, General Orders No. 24 (1946)
Home Town: Queens County, New York


FRANKEL, THEODORE
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Theodore Frankel, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 20th Infantry Regiment, 6th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 23 and 24 June 1944. Second Lieutenant Frankel'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 6th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 95 (1944)


FRANKLAND, ROBERT E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Robert E. Frankland, Lieutenant Colonel, 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 7 August 1944. Lieutenant Colonel Frankland'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, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 82 (1944)
Home Town: Jackson, Tennessee


FRANKLIN, ORLIN A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Orlin A. Franklin, Chef de Battalion, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 26 April 1944. Chef de Battalion Franklin'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. 138 (1944)


FRANKLIN, ROBERT C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Robert C. Franklin, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 19 December 1944. Private Franklin'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. 125 (1945)


FRANTZ, CARL J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Carl J. Frantz (37070261), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 137th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 11 July 1944, in the vicinity of Le Carillion, Normandy, France. Staff Sergeant Frantz was directing the limited withdrawal of his platoon under fire when two enemy machine-guns opened fire on his position. He was wounded in the stomach by the first burst of machine-gun fire, making it necessary for him to hold his intestines in with one hand. He seized a BAR and opened fire on the enemy positions, allowing his men to withdraw safely, and he was soon alone in an open field. Still holding his abdomen closed with one hand, he began crawling to safety when a sniper opened fire at him. Staff Sergeant Frantz located the sniper and killed him. He continued his crawl and reached a ditch where he lay until dark. He then walked two miles to the aid station. Disregarding his own safety and need for medical attention, Staff Sergeant Frantz saved his platoon from possible annihilation. Staff Sergeant Frantz'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, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 65 (September 26, 1944)


FRANZ, CARL A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Carl A. Franz, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 3d Battalion, 112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 1 November 1944. Technical Sergeant Franz'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 28th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 42 (1945)


FRASER, POWELL A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Powell A. Fraser, First Lieutenant (Infantry), 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 on 11 January 1943, during the Papuan Campaign at Tarakena, New Guinea. First Lieutenant Fraser'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, South West Pacific Area, General Orders No. 29 (1943)
Home Town: Georgia


FRAZIER, GAEL M.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Gael M. Frazier, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 21 November 1944. First Lieutenant Frazier'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. 46 (1945)


FRAZIER, LEROY E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Leroy E. Frazier, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while Commanding the 405th Infantry Regiment, 102d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 23 February 1945. Lieutenant Colonel Frazier'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, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 142 (1945)


FREDERICK, JOHN D.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John D. Frederick (0-12453), Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Commanding Officer, 129th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 23 February 1945, at Manila, Philippine Islands. Colonel Frederick, in command of an infantry regiment, was charged with the mission of attacking and seizing Fort Santiago and a section of the Walled City of Manila. This difficult and hazardous maneuver demanded a daylight crossing of the Pasig River at a point three hundred seventy-five feet in width, followed immediately by direct assault on a strongly fortified bastion under constant enemy observation and defended by heavy fire from many automatic weapons. Colonel Frederick led his regiment with such outstanding success that it not only seized its initial objective, but continued to advance for seven hundred yards into the Walled City itself. In preparation and execution of this attack Colonel Frederick's tactical skill, gallant leadership and personal courage were of the highest order, and exemplified the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States, reflecting great credit upon himself, the 37th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 106 (1945)
Home Town: Henderson, South Carolina


FREDERICK, PAUL H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Paul H. Frederick, Captain (Infantry) [then First Lieutenant], 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, 22 - 23 September and from 29 September through 2 October 1944, at Remiremont, France. Captain Frederick displayed indomitable courage, sound judgment and unusual devotion to duty in successfully carrying out his mission against an enemy strongpoint. After engaging and clearing all enemy opposition from the town of Remiremont, for three days he led his small group through enemy territory, and, by his inspiring leadership, saved his men from being killed or captured. On one occasion, in an encounter with a hostile force, he and one of his men killed six enemy soldiers, wounded four and captured one. Although the group was subjected to heavy artillery and mortar barrages, he encouraged his exhausted men forward, and led them safely back to friendly troops. Captain Frederick'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, European Theater of Operations, U.S. Army, General Orders No. 43 (1945)
Home Town: Washington, D.C.


FREDERICK, ROBERT TRYON
(First Award)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Robert Tryon Frederick (0-17196), Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy as Commander of the 1st Special Service Force, in action against enemy forces during the period 10 January to 13 January 1944, near Mount Vischiataro, Italy. While commanding his own organization and an attached task force, Brigadier General Frederick made a personal reconnaissance to determine hostile positions prior to an attack. Far in advance of the foremost elements of his command, under enemy machine gun, mortar and artillery fire, he probed enemy defenses and selected a covered route of approach for his troops. While leading his men against the enemy, he continued his reconnaissance in advance of his forward troops to obtain information from which to plan the development of the attack. Operating in terrain almost devoid of cover and concealment, he organized a surprise attack that quickly drove the enemy from a strategically important position. Brigadier General Frederick's constant presence under enemy fire forward of his own troops proved an inspiration to them and a decisive factor in the accomplishment of his mission. His heroism, aggressiveness, and tactical skill 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 (1944)
Born: March 14, 1907 at San Francisco, California

FREDERICK, ROBERT TRYON
(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 Robert Tryon Frederick (0-17196), Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 4 June 1944. Major Frederick'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. 22 (1945)
Born: March 14, 1907 at San Francisco, California
Home Town: San Francisco, California
Personal Awards: 2@ Distinguished Service Crosses (WWII), 2@ Army Distinguished Service Medals, 8@ Purple Hearts


FREDERICK, RUSSELL M.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Russell M. Frederick, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 175th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 29 February 1945. Private First Class Frederick'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 29th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 151 (1945)


FREE, CHARLES A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Charles A. Free, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 29 November 1944. First Lieutenant Free'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. 75 (1945)


FRENCH, DEWITT H., JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Dewitt H. French, Jr., Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 168th Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 21 October 1944. Technical Sergeant French'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, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 49 (1945)


*FRENCH, KENNETH P. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Kenneth P. French (0-423365), First Lieutenant (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 on 26 July 1943, in the vicinity of New Georgia, Solomon Islands. First Lieutenant French'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 25th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the South Pacific Area, General Orders No. 487 (1943)
Home Town: Whitman County, Washington


*FRENCH, ROBERT H. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Robert H. French (37365168), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 32d Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 30 April 1945, at Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands. Private First Class French'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 7th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 322 (1945)
Home Town: Worland, Wyoming


*FRENCH, ROBERT L. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Robert L. French (0-540215), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 51st Armored Infantry Battalion, 4th Armored Division, in action against enemy forces during World War II. First Lieutenant French'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 Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 109 (1945)
Home Town: Wayne County, Michigan
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), 2@ Silver Stars (WWII), 2@ Purple Hearts


*FRETWELL, THOMAS E., JR. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Thomas E. Fretwell, Jr. (13065301), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 629th Tank Destroyer Battalion, attached to the 5th Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 16 September 1944, in Germany. Abandoning his flaming tank destroyer after it received a direct hit by an enemy 88-mm. shell, Sergeant Fretwell, upon observing that two companions did not escape, returned to the burning tank destroyer. Disdaining intense machine gun fire and with utter disregard for his own safety, he climbed upon the turret and was killed in a daring attempt to extricate the trapped crew members. Sergeant Fretwell'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 Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 80 (1944)
Home Town: Reidsville, North Carolina


FREY, ERVIN M.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Ervin M. Frey, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 168th Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 29 May 1944. Technical Sergeant Frey'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, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 149 (1944)


FRIEDMAN, NORMAN
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Norman Friedman, Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 112th Medical Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 2 August 1942. Captain Friedman'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 South Pacific Area, General Orders No. 448 (1943)


FRY, JAMES C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to James C. Fry, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Commanding Officer of the 350th Infantry Regiment, 88th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 4 October 1944, in Italy. Colonel Fry led his regiment, which was extremely tired from its arduous mountain fighting of the preceding days, in a swift and well executed maneuver towards Mount Battaglia and succeeded in taking this feature before the enemy had fully organized its defenses. The enemy, realizing the strategic importance of Mount Battaglia, launched a series of vicious counterattacks from three directions. Although his regiment was completely exposed on both flanks, and subjected to terrific artillery and mortar fire as well as flame throwers, Colonel Fry planned and supervised his defense in such a manner that the hill was held. During the six days that this hill was held against the determined enemy attacks, Colonel Fry, by his superior tactical skill and calm courage under murderous fire, inspired his troops to repulse intrepidly the terrific enemy assaults. On one occasion while he was with his front line elements, Colonel Fry was wounded in the arm by a shell burst, but remained with his troops until ordered by higher authority to go to the rear for treatment. Colonel Fry's courage and brilliant leadership contributed immeasurably to the success of a vital operation in the Allied advance towards the Po Valley and provided a lasting inspiration to those who served under him. His 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 88th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 174 (1944)


FRYER, GIBSON
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Gibson Fryer (7080240), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Headquarters Company, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. A small reconnaissance patrol, of which Private Pryor was a member, penetrated deep into enemy held territory. When well within the enemy lines, the patrol was suddenly brought under the fire of a deeply entrenched German mortar company. Despite the lack of cover and concealment from the intense enemy fire, Private Fryer, accompanied by another man, moved forward to close with the enemy. He worked his way to within twenty yards of the enemy position at which point he threw hand grenades into the enemy dugouts causing heavy casualties. Without hesitation, he and his comrade immediately charged into the enemy emplacements and fearlessly closed with the enemy forces. In this attack several of the enemy were killed and twelve prisoners were taken. The personal bravery, aggressiveness and courage displayed by Private Fryer in the face of superior enemy forces reflects great credit on himself and is in keeping with the highest traditions of the Armed Forces.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 42 (August 6, 1944)
Home Town: Troy, Alabama


FUJIWARA, YOSHIMI RICHARD
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Yoshimi Richard Fujiwara (30104334), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 2d Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, attached to the 36th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 20 October 1944, in the vicinity of Bruyeres, France. In attempting to flank an enemy strongpoint defended by three machine gun sections and other automatic weapons, the platoon in which Staff Sergeant Fujiwara was a squad leader was pinned down and virtually surrounded in a long narrow strip of undergrowth which offered concealment but no cover. Having engaged the enemy in a fire fight, the platoon found itself further menaced by machine gun and shell fire from an approaching force of two Mark IV tanks, supported by two columns of fifty enemy troops. Realizing that drastic action was necessary to avert the complete annihilation of the platoon, Sergeant Fujiwara climbed a slight knoll in the area and attempted with anti-tank grenades to halt the tanks' progress. Finding that this fire was ineffective, he ordered the bazooka team to relinquish its weapon to him. Aware that the flash from the bazooka would reveal his position, he took deliberate aim at the leading tank and fired, scoring a partial hit. The tank, though temporarily slowed, continued its advance and raked his position with return fire from its machine gun. Racing against time and ignoring the enemy's awareness of his location, he continued to expose himself to the ever approaching tanks until he succeeded, with his fifth attempt, in putting one out of action. Upon seeing this, the second Mark IV rapidly withdrew, followed by its accompanying troops. Sergeant Fujiwara's fearlessness, cool-handed aggressiveness and consideration for the lives and safety of his comrades at the risk of his own 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, Sixth Army Group, General Orders No. 7 (January 29, 1945)
Born: 1923 at Honolulu, Hawaii
Home Town: Honolulu, Hawaii
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Silver Star (WWII)


FULLER, ARTHUR H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Arthur H. Fuller, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while Commanding the 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 7 July 1944. On that date, Lieutenant Colonel Fuller's battalion had been pinned down by artillery and mortar barrages and automatic weapons fire. Armed with only a pistol, he encouraged his men to follow him in an assault against an enemy machine gun in a hedgerow. The group charged the emplacement, killing one German and capturing others. This valiant feat so inspired the other troops that the battalion annihilated the remaining enemy strong points, thus saving the day. Lieutenant Colonel Fuller's leadership and valorous actions are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflects great credit upon himself, the 30th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 82 (1944)


FULLER, BENJAMIN A. G., II
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Benjamin A. G. Fuller, II, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Tank Destroyer Battalion, in action against enemy forces in February 1943. Captain Fuller'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. 15 (1943)
Home Town: Sherborn, Massachusetts


FULLER, JOSEPH P.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Joseph P. Fuller (20725112), Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 137th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 16 July 1944, near La Raoulerie, Normandy, France. When his company was held up by heavy enemy machine gun and mortar fire directed from emplacements along its left flank, Technical Sergeant Fuller voluntarily, and acting alone, crawled forward with a telephone to direct artillery fire upon the enemy positions. He drew so near the enemy that he could hear their voices in conversation and it was necessary for him to whisper directions over the telephone in order to prevent discovery. He was in effect directing friendly artillery fire on his own position. The resulting fire was so effective that the enemy positions were broken; ten enemy soldiers ran into the American lines and the remainder withdrew. Technical Sergeant Fuller then proceeded to a nearby tank destroyer and directed its cannon fire on the fleeing enemy. When the supply of shells exhausted, he exposed himself from the turret of the tank destroyer and fired its machine gun at the enemy. Because of the extraordinary heroism of Technical Sergeant Fuller and his disregard for personal safety while directing friendly artillery fire on his own position his company made a successful advance. Technical Sergeant Fuller'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, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 65 (September 26, 1944)


FULMER, TALLY D.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Tally D. Fulmer, Second Lieutenant, 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 31 December 1942 to 11 January 1943, during the Papuan Campaign at Buna, New Guinea. Second Lieutenant Fulmer'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. 34 (1943)
Home Town: South Carolina


FULTON, WILLIAM B.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William B. Fulton, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company K, 363d Infantry Regiment, 91st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 16 September 1944. Captain Fulton'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 91st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 158 (1944)


FUNK, CHESTER C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Chester C. Funk, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Cannon Company, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 23 and 24 December 1942, during the Papuan Campaign at Sanananda, New Guinea. Private Funk'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. 45 (1943)
Home Town: Washington


FUNK, EDWARD W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Edward W. Funk, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company M, 383d Infantry Regiment, 96th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 22 April 1945. Sergeant Funk'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 96th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 6 (1946)


FUNK, LEONARD ALFRED, JR.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Leonard Alfred Funk, Jr. (33070198), First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 18 September 1944, near Voxhill, Holland. With great courage, intrepidity, and on his own initiative, Sergeant Funk lead a three man patrol against a German flak battery of three 20-mm. guns which were firing on American gliders then circling to land. He drove off all enemy security around the guns and led an assault which killed approximately twenty members of the crews and inflicted other causalities. The flak guns were silenced before effective fire could be placed upon the aircraft, due to the courageous and heroic actions of Sergeant Funk. The courageous action of Sergeant Funk contributed, in large part to the prompt seizure of his company objective and assistance in driving the enemy from the landing zone. His initiative, outstanding bravery, and strong personal leadership, despite overwhelming enemy superiority in both numbers and firepower, enabled him to render a distinguished served in the destruction of enemy resistance. First Sergeant Funk'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. 10 (January 22, 1945)
Born: August 27, 1916 at Braddock Township, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania
Personal Awards: Medal of Honor (WWII), Distinguished Service Cross (WWII)


FUNK, VICTOR P.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Victor P. Funk, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 814 Tank Destroyer Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 29 October 1944. Private Funk'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. 54 (1944)


*FURR, WILLIAM C. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to William C. Furr (33637070), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 29 March 1945. Sergeant Furr'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, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 68 (1945)
Home Town: Arlington County, Virginia


*FURTADO, JOSEPH F. (MIA-KIA)
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The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Joseph F. Furtado (31038416), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 172d Infantry Regiment, 43d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 27 July 1943. Private First Class Furtado'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 43d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the South Pacific Area, General Orders No. 388 (1944)
Home Town: Providence, Rhode Island

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