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GABBAMONTE, JOHN M.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John M. Gabbamonte, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 23 June 1944, near Dupreys, France. When fire from an enemy tank severely wounded a soldier firing a rocket launcher near his position, Staff Sergeant Gabbamonte quickly recovered the rocket launcher and fired upon the tank, forcing it to retreat. When a second tank approached, the intrepid sergeant held his position and placed such effective fire upon the tank that he set it on fire. A third tank moved up and opened fire upon the sergeant, but he forced it to withdraw by scoring a direct hit. His conspicuous courage, heroic determination to engage the enemy and his supreme 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. 28 (1945)
Home Town: Bronx, New York


*GABLE, FOREST (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Forest Gable (35571784), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with a Tank Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 28 November 1944. Sergeant Gable'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. 41 (1945)
Home Town: Randolph County, Indiana


GAINES, KENNETH LAMAR
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Kenneth Lamar Gaines, 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 9 and 10 April 1945. Sergeant Gaines voluntarily conducted his own reconnaissance, then captured an enemy strong point, and finally assaulted and captured a road block, killing and capturing 14 enemies. 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 35th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 221 (1945)


GAJEC, CASMIR
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Casmir Gajec, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 13th Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 December 1942. Private Gajec'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 Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Allied Force Headquarters, General Orders No. 6 (1943)


GAKING, CHARLES F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Charles F. Gaking, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 1st Battalion, 318th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 2 April 1945. Major Gaking'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, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 163 (1945)


GALARY, WALTER A. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Walter A. Galary (31062665), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 179th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 14 October 1943. Private First Class Galary'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 45th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 59 (1944)
Home Town: Bristol County, Massachusetts
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Bronze Star, 2@ Purple Hearts


GALLAGHER, JOHN J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John J. Gallagher, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 3 February 1945. Technical Sergeant Gallagher'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. 12 (1945)


*GALLAGHER, LOUIS H. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Louis H. Gallagher (33402838), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 337th Infantry Regiment, 85th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 25 September 1944. Private First Class Gallagher'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 85th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 14 (1945)
Home Town: Butler County, Pennsylvania


GALLAGHER, RICHARD J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Richard J. Gallagher (32899808), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving Company E, 2d Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. While his company was still pinned down by the heavy enemy fire, Private First Class Gallagher left his partially protected position and advanced across a minefield toward the enemy emplacements. Undeterred by the intense enemy fire, he continued up a slope toward a machine gun nest which had been inflicting heavy casualties on his company. Using hand grenades and his rifle, Private First Class Gallagher wiped out the machine gun emplacement. He then returned to the beach and led part of his company through the minefield. Once more he moved up the slope of the hill to the top. Here, he discovered an enemy machine gun in a wooded area. Private First Class Gallagher, not only captured the man who had been firing the machine gun, but also captured an enemy rifleman who was sniping from the cliff. The tenacity of purpose, skill and personal bravery demonstrated by Private First Class Gallagher exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 31 (July 1, 1944)
Home Town: Brooklyn, New York


*GALLAHER, JOSEPH E. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Joseph E. Gallaher (33733590), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 14 December 1944. Staff Sergeant Gallaher'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. 137 (1945)
Home Town: Cecil County, Maryland


GALLANT, WALLACE M.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Wallace M. Gallant, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company M, 302d Infantry Regiment, 94th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 March 1945, in Germany. During a fierce counterattack near Lampaden, Germany, Sergeant Gallant courageously refused to withdraw with his machine gun section and remained at the gun position to kill ten, capture six and repulse the remainder of the attacking Germans. He continued his aggressive actions and when the enemy attempted a withdrawal two days later he brought deadly fire to bear on their positions, killing sixty and pinning down a large number so that friendly artillery fire could be accurately adjusted to inflict heavy casualties. Sergeant Gallant's dauntless tenacity and unflinching devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 94th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 157 (1945)


*GALLARDO, MACARIO, JR. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Macario Gallardo, Jr. (38578217), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 7th Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 28 October 1944. Private Gallardo'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. 77 (1945)
Home Town: El Paso, Texas


GALLOWAY, JOSEPH SCHUSSLER
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Joseph Schussler Galloway, 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 Munda Airfield, New Georgia. First Lieutenant Galloway'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. 485 (1943)
Home Town: Towsen, Maryland


GAMBLE, HARRY G., JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Harry G. Gamble, Jr., Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Headquarters Company, 104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 22 October 1944. Private First Class Gamble'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. 270 (1945)


GANAHL, JOSEPH
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Joseph Ganahl, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 1st Provisional Battalion, 3d Infantry Regiment, Philippine Scouts, in action against enemy forces on 4 January 1942 in the Philippine Islands. Major Ganahl'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. 16 (1942)


*GANDARA, JOE (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Joe Gandara (39561681), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company D, 2d Battalion, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 9 June 1944, in France. When his detachment came under devastating enemy fire from a strong German force, pinning the men to the ground for a period of four hours, Private Gandara advanced voluntarily and alone toward the enemy position. Firing his machine gun from a carrying position as he moved forward, he destroyed three hostile machine guns before he was fatally wounded. By his selfless devotion to duty and outstanding valor, Private Gandara prevented heavy casualties to members of the detachment. His intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 82d Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 70 (August 2, 1945)
Home Town: Los Angeles, California


GANTNER, RAYMOND C. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Raymond C. Gantner (36075298), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 2d Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 19 May 1943, in the Territory of Alaska. During the advance of our troops on Attu Island, Private First Class Gantner displayed outstanding courage in the face of almost certain self-destruction when his platoon was pinned to the ground by heavy machine gun fire. Private First Class Gantner dashed across open terrain, silenced the machine gun with grenades, and then charged forward, killing the remaining enemy with his rifle. 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 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: Belleville, Illinois


GARBERG, JAMES S.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to James S. Garberg, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company K, 32d Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 23 May 1943, at Attu Island, Territory of Alaska. In an attack on 23 May 1943, Lieutenant Garberg commanded the leading platoon of his company. A dense fog closed in which halted the attack due to the inability to observe supporting weapons fire. His platoon was ordered to withdraw, but Lieutenant Garberg requested and obtained permission to withdraw his platoon, but remain himself to direct mortar fire on enemy machine gun emplacements which he could see, but the mortar observers could not. He remained in this fire swept position, in advance of his own troops, and directed mortar fire until he was ordered to return to his platoon. On the previous night, Lieutenant Garberg successfully led his platoon in a bayonet and grenade attack on an enemy position in the high, snow covered precipitous mountains overlooking East Arm, Holtz Bay. Three enemy machine guns were knocked out and heavy casualties were inflicted upon the enemy in this attack. When other units in the attack failed to gain their objectives, because of intense enemy resistance, Lieutenant Garberg was ordered to withdraw. He succeeded in extricating his troops from this hazardous, fire-swept salient, displaying courage and leadership of the highest order. When his platoon had reached reasonable safety and cover, he personally returned under fire to each of the three men who had been hit, to see if he could help them. Finding them dead he rejoined his platoon. Lieutenant Garberg's gallant, determined heroism, and aggressiveness were inspiring to all members of this company and 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 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: Edina, Minnesota


GARCIA, CECILIO A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Cecilio A. Garcia, Third Lieutenant, 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 6 January 1942, in the Philippine Islands. Third Lieutenant Garcia'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. 27 (1942)


GARCIA, FORTUNATO (POW)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Fortunato Garcia, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 157th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces from 16 to 22 February 1944, at Anzio, Italy. Sergeant Garcia's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 45th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 88 (1944)
Home Town: Denver, Colorado


GARCIA, JULIO P.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Julio P. Garcia, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 318th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 2 April 1945. Private First Class Garcia'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. 37 (1946)


GARDINER, HENRY E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Henry E. Gardiner, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces in February 1943. Lieutenant Colonel Gardiner's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army-North African Theater of Operations, General Orders No. 22 (1943)


GARDLER, HARRISON M.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Harrison M. Gardler, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 8 November 1942, during the invasion of North Africa. On that date, Sergeant Gardler perceived that the men of the heavy weapons company were exhausted by their run across the beach through a deep soft sand and were pinned down by the fire of enemy machine guns and snipers from the cliffs commanding Blue Beach, at the harbor of Safi, French Morocco. Staff Sergeant Gardler voluntarily left a place of safety and exposed himself to this fire to assist the Battalion Commander in directing them to their objective. Later the same day, Staff Sergeant Gardler, under the fire of enemy machine guns and snipers, voluntarily crossed open terrain to capture a sniper located beside the wall of a house overlooking the draw along which our troops were advancing. This action resulted in our troops being able to advance with greater safety. Following this action, Staff Sergeant Gardler, under constant fire, led four soldiers in an attack on the Signal Headquarters. The success of this attack resulted in the wounding of two men, the capture of a Marine Commandant, three other officers, twenty men, and huge quantities of rifles, pistols, machine guns, automatic rifles, and ammunition. Directly following this action Sergeant Gardler voluntarily led three men against enemy snipers located in the concrete control room of 75 mm battery commanding Blue Beach. The volume of accuracy of fire delivered by them resulted in the wounding of one man, and the surrender of an officer and twelve soldiers, the capture of the 75 mm battery, large stocks of ammunition, rifles, automatic rifles, grenades, and revolvers. On a fifth occasion, later the same day, Staff Sergeant Gardler, with another soldier, brought about the surrender of a sniper and the capture of rifles and ammunition. Staff Sergeant Gardler'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, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 35 (1943)
Home Town: Upper Darby, Pennsylvania


GARDNER, HESTER N.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Hester N. Gardner, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 12 November 1944. Staff Sergeant Gardner'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. 93 (1945)


GARDNER, MADISON D.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Madison D. Gardner, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 4 November 1944. Second Lieutenant Gardner'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. 42 (1945)


GARGER, JOHN
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John Garger, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces in April 1943. Private First Class Garger'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)


*GARLINGTON, CRESWELL, JR. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Creswell Garlington, Jr. (0-547375), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 335th Infantry Regiment, 84th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces from 29 November to 1 December 1944. Second Lieutenant Garlington'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 84th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, European Theater of Operations, U.S. Army, General Orders No. 24 (1945)
Born: June 23, 1887 at Rock Island, Illinois
Home Town: Savannah, Georgia


GARNHAM, CHARLES W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Charles W. Garnham, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 13 June 1944. First Lieutenant Garnham found the east and south walls of the city heavily guarded, so he and his troops instead sneaked to the rear, northern wall and used ladders to climb it and jump onto roofs inside the city. He was first to scale the wall, hurled a grenade into the nearest machine gun nest and destroyed it. When Nazis who survived the blast turned and charged, Lieutenant Garnham shot and killed two of them and wounded a third. During the furious gun fight that followed, he continued to effectively fire his carbine and throw hand grenades for several hours and, though he was seriously wounded in the leg and thigh, captured seven people who'd hidden in a building. His heroic actions enabled U.S. soldiers to capture the city. First Lieutenant Garnham'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. 66 (1944)
Born: at Mount Oliver, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Mount Oliver, Pennsylvania


GAROFANO, FRANK P.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Frank P. Garofano, 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, Holland. The enemy attacked from three sides and supported by artillery and mortar fire, threatened to envelop his company. He fired his sub machine gun at the advancing enemy, killing nine and wounding three. Aware that his platoon's assault was impaired by the intense fire, he instructed a comrade cover him while he moved to the flank in an attempt to enter an enemy held house. Crawling forward, he reached a position ten feet from his objective. He threw a hand grenade into the house, forcing out its hostile occupants. Other forces immediately directed fire on him. Firing on the enemy with his gun he effected the surrender of ninety three and wounded approximately thirty. Private First Class Garofano'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, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 438 (August 25, 1945)
Home Town: Belmont, Massachusetts


*GARRABRANT, JOHN R. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to John R. Garrabrant (0-351519), Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 10 June 1944. Captain Garrabrant'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 4th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 32 (1944)
Home Town: New Hanover County, North Carolina


*GARRETT, RUFUS N. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Rufus N. Garrett (0-339882), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 90th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 11 June 1944. First Lieutenant Garrett'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 90th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 66 (1944)
Home Town: Union County, Arkansas


GARRIS, JOHN M.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John M. Garris, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 9 May 1944. First Lieutenant Garris' 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. 113 (1944)


GARST, JOHN C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John C. Garst, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 135th Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 31 May 1944. Private First Class Garst'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. 148 (1944)


*GASS, GLENN H. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Glenn H. Gass (0-1315814), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 301st Infantry Regiment, 94th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 24 February 1945. First Lieutenant Gass' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 94th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 223 (1945)
Home Town: Pullman, Washington
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Bronze Star, 2@ Purple Hearts


GATES, DELBERT C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Delbert C. Gates, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces from 9 to 13 March 1944. Second Lieutenant Gates' 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. 899 (1944)


GATES, EUGENE D.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Eugene D. Gates, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 157th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces from 19 to 23 December 1944. Private Gates' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 45th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 137 (1945)


*GATES, RAYMOND S. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Raymond S. Gates (0-230904), Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion, 323d Regimental Combat Team, 81st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 14 October 1944 to 17 November 1944, at Peleliu. Lieutenant Colonel Gates' 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 81st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces-Pacific Ocean Areas, General Orders No. 37 (1945)
Home Town: Barre, Vermont


GATHRIGHT, EMMETTE F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Emmette F. Gathright, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 17 March 1945. Second Lieutenant Gathright's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 254 (1945)
Home Town: El Dorado, Arkansas


GAULDIN, LANFORD J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Lanford J. Gauldin, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 10 March 1945. Private First Class Gauldin'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. 61 (1945)


GAUTHIER, ALYRE F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Alyre F. Gauthier, Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with a Tank Destroyer Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 20 August 1944. Technician Fifth Grade Gauthier'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. 26 (1945)


GAVIN, JAMES MAURICE
(First Award)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to James Maurice Gavin (0-17676), Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Regimental Commander, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne, in action against enemy forces on 11 July 1943, approximately five miles west of Vittoria, Sicily. Throughout daylight on 11 July 1943, Colonel Gavin, together with a small portion of his regiment, held and drove back a superior force of German infantry and tanks in the face of heavy gunfire and counterattack, led by tanks, which reached to within fifty yards of his command post. This successful action enabled the 182nd Infantry, 45th Division which had been held up all that day, to resume its advance. Colonel Gavin displayed cool courageous leadership of the highest order throughout the day's fighting, encouraging and inspiring his men, and by his heroic example achieved decisive success in the face of greatly superior odds. His inspiring leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 82d Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 11 (1943)

GAVIN, JAMES MAURICE
(Second Award)
Citation:
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 James Maurice Gavin (0-17676), Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Assistant Division Commander, 82d Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 9 June 1944, in France. In a battalion attack upon the town of le Motey, extremely heavy and intense enemy artillery fire inflicted heavy casualties among the officers and men, causing disorganization in the battalion. General Gavin, observing the results of this action, went immediately to the front lines. There he took charge, personally effected a reorganization of the battalion and directed it to a renewed attack upon the town. General Gavin, in order to better control the assault, moved to an exposed position in a wheat field. Although enemy fire was particularly intense at this point, General Gavin remained in this position until the battalion had completed a successful assault upon the town. The courage, personal bravery and outstanding leadership of General Gavin exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 82d Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 31 (July 1, 1944)
Home Town: Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania
Personal Awards: 2@ Distinguished Service Crosses (WWII)


GAY, HOBART R.
(First Award)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Hobart R. Gay, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Headquarters, 3d Army, in action against enemy forces on 11 November 1944. Brigadier General Gay'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 Army, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 128 (1945)
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Distinguished Service Cross (Korea)


*GAYDUSH, GEORGE (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to George Gaydush (33038908), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company D, 331st Infantry Regiment, 83d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 18 April 1945. Staff Sergeant Gaydush'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, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 261 (1945)
Home Town: Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Bronze Star, 2@ Purple Hearts


GAYNOR, PAUL F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Paul F. Gaynor, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 109th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 19 December 1944, during the Ardennes Offensive. Captain Gaynor covered the displacement of his company with accurate carbine fire, killing eight of the foe. Although exposed to heavy enemy fire, he then formed his company into a strong defensive line inflicting heavy casualties on the enemy and forcing them to disperse. Captain Gaynor'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 28th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 48 (1945)
Personal Awards: Silver Star (WWII)


GAYNOR, ROBERT M.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Robert M. Gaynor, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Intelligence Officer, 110th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 3 September 1944. Major Gaynor boldly pursued six enemy soldiers who were fleeing in a captured vehicle, killed or wounded the entire group, and recovered the vehicle. While he was questioning one of the wounded soldiers, an enemy platoon advanced on foot toward his position. Despite overwhelming odds, he killed or wounded several of the enemy before he himself was seriously wounded, and the enemy overran his position, and proceeded on their way. With great fortitude and determination, he crawled to his vehicle and reported the information to higher headquarters, thus quickly leading to the destruction of the enemy in the sector. Major Gaynor'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, European Theater of Operations, U.S. Army, General Orders No. 30 (1945)


*GAZZETTI, JOHN C. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to John C. Gazzetti (32204829), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 180th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 23 October 1944. Staff Sergeant Gazzetti'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 45th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 77 (1945)
Home Town: New York, New York


GEACH, JAMES L.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to James L. Geach (36288185), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 5 July 1944, in France. When an enemy tank accompanied by a force of infantry penetrated his company's position, Private First Class Geach seized a rocket launcher, though he had never handled one before, and ran to the hedgerow alongside the road on which the tank was traveling. As the tank moved along with its guns in action it drove everyone within radius of its fire to cover. From his position in the hedgerow, Private First Class Geach fired several rockets at the tank and forced it to retreat. The enemy infantry accompanying the tank took shelter in the hedgerow. Private First Class Geach alone attacked these men with his rifle and killed four of them. Shortly thereafter the enemy developed a strong counterattack. Friendly tanks were moved up. Private First Class Geach voluntarily led the tanks, on foot, despite intense enemy fire directed at him, into position. The personal bravery, initiative and gallantry exhibited by Private First Class Geach exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 82d Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 45 (August 9, 1944)
Home Town: Hurley, Wisconsin


GEARING, EDWARD N.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Edward N. Gearing (0-495585), 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 Company C, 1st Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, at Normandy, France. In the initial assault upon the coast of France, Second Lieutenant Gearing landed with his platoon in the face of heavy enemy rifle, machine gun and artillery fire. This intense fire pinned the men down on a narrow beachhead, inflicting numerous casualties with resultant disorganization. In the reorganization and preparation of his platoon for attack, Second Lieutenant Gearing fearlessly and, with complete disregard for his own safety, on numerous occasions exposed himself to the direct enemy fire. He then led his platoon in a successful assault upon the enemy positions. The personal bravery and superior leadership displayed by Second Lieutenant Gearing 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)
Home Town: Woodstock, Virginia


*GEBERT, JACK E. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Jack E. Gebert (35550357), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 21 December 1944. Private First Class Gebert's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 30th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 191 (1945)
Home Town: Whitley County, Indiana


*GEHRKE, ROY E. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Roy E. Gehrke (0-1177405), Second Lieutenant (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 400th Armored Field Artillery Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 16 and 17 September 1944, in Germany. During establishment of a bridgehead near Wallendorf, a rifle battalion encountered stiff enemy resistance in the form of artillery, infantry and armored troops. Second Lieutenant Gehrke, with complete disregard for his own safety, proceeded through an area covered by heavy artillery and machine gun fire to reach a point which afforded a commanding view of the terrain. For a period of thirty-six hours, while exposed to withering artillery, machine gun, and rifle fire, he courageously remained at his post. Adjusting extremely accurate and volumous fire, he completely annihilated a company of enemy tanks, and forced the withdrawal of hostile artillery from prepared positions. As the battle progressed, enemy mortars probed incessantly for his location. Second Lieutenant Gehrke remained in his hazardous position and brought close fire support to an attacking infantry battalion. He succeeded in turning back a hostile counter attack before he was mortally wounded. By his self-sacrificing devotion to duty, determination, and outstanding personal courage, Second Lieutenant Gehrke exemplified the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflected great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 100 (December 23, 1944)
Home Town: Dickinson County, Kansas


GEHRMAN, FRANK R.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Frank R. Gehrman, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 162d Infantry Regiment, 41st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 5 June 1944, at Biak Island, Dutch New guinea. After a battalion had dug in for the night, the enemy launched an attack, subjecting our perimeter to intense knee mortar, machine gun and sniper fire causing many casualties. Staff Sergeant Gehrman left his foxhole and exposed to enemy fire began caring for the wounded. Although the area around the perimeter was infested with enemy patrols, he volunteered to accompany litter cases to a place of safety. On seven different occasions, without regard for his personal safety he removed wounded men from areas of heavy enemy mortar, artillery and machine gun fire. By his exceptional courage on this occasion, Staff Sergeant Gehrman contributed to saving many lives. 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 41st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 88 (1944)
Home Town: Scotts Mills, Oregon


GEIGER, WILLIAM C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William C. Geiger, Private, 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 10 January 1943. Private Geiger'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. 65 (1943)


GEIST, ALBERT C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Albert C. Geist, Captain (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 15 and 16 April 1945. Captain Geist'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 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 237 (1945)


GELLMAN, ALBERT E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Albert E. Gellman, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 135th Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 1 June 1944. Private First Class Gellman'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: Albany, New York


GENTRY, HARRY LEON
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Harry Leon Gentry, Captain (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 58th Field Artillery Battalion, 8th Infantry Division, in action against the German Army on 10 July 1944, near Lex Juies, France. Although subjected to and wounded by constant enemy artillery, mortar, machine gun and rifle fire, Captain Gentry consistently directed such accurate artillery fire on enemy formations that several enemy counter-attacks were broken in their initial stages. In one intense enemy counter-attack, during which the infantry started to withdraw, he voluntarily assumed the role of an infantry officer and, exposing himself to enemy mortar and small arms fire, personally led an attack which silenced an enemy machine gun. Still exposing himself to intense enemy fire, he went among the men, encouraging them and urging them to hold their ground. Captain Gentry's gallant leadership, personal courage and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 8th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 60 (1944)
Born: October 22, 1919 at Delta, Missouri
Home Town: Charleston, Missouri


GEORGE, JACOB A., JR. (MIA-KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Jacob A. George, Jr. (0-1010693), Captain (Armor), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 17th Tank Battalion, 7th Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 19 September 1944, near Metz, France. Captain George's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 7th Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 60 (1944)
Home Town: Baltimore, Maryland


*GEORGE, MALCOLM L. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Malcolm L. George (0-305845), Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 7 June 1944. Captain George'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 4th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 32 (1944)
Home Town: Vandergrift, Pennsylvania


*GEORGEATOS, LAWRENCE (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Lawrence Georgeatos (39140505), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company K, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 4 August 1944, in France. On that date, Company K was pinned down for a period of four hours by intense machine gun and rifle fire from a well defended hedgerow. When an advance was attempted, two scouts were severely wounded and were unable to crawl back to safety. Private First Class Georgeatos, voluntarily and courageously left his covered position, passed through heavy enemy artillery and mortar fire, hurdled a hedge bank and personally carried each of the wounded men to the sheltered side of the hedgerow. On another occasion, Private First Class Georgeatos, with complete disregard for his own safety, crawled through a hedgerow and inched his way toward a hostile machine gun position. When he came within throwing distance, he hurled a grenade over the hedgerow. After it exploded, he jumped over the hedgerow firing his automatic rifle at point blank range into the gun position, killing five Germans, but was fatally wounded himself. By his personal valor, courage and self-sacrificing devotion to duty, Private First Class Georgeatos exemplified the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflected great credit upon himself, the 2d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 84 (November 21, 1944)
Home Town: San Mateo, California


GERAN, RAYMOND E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Raymond E. Geran, Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 114th Infantry Regiment, 44th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 4 December 1944, at Voksberg, France. When the company to which he was attached was subjected to heavy mortar and point blank 20 millimeter cannon fire, which inflicted numerous casualties, Technician Fifth Grade Geran, a medical aid man, observing a soldier whose leg had been blown off, lying helpless in plain view of the enemy, left his protected position and rushed to his aid. While administering first aid to the wounded man Technician Fifth Grade Geran was hit by a 20 millimeter shell which blew off his arm. His spirit of self sacrifice and courageous solicitude for the welfare of a fellow soldier exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 44th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 93 (1945)


*GERARD, FRANK T., JR. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Frank T. Gerard, Jr. (0-1318295), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company D, 417th Infantry Regiment, 76th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 7 February 1945. First Lieutenant Gerard'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. 66 (1945)
Home Town: Mississippi


GERHART, JAMES C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to James C. Gerhart, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 3 February 1945. Major Gerhart'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. 131 (1945)


*GERLICH, PAUL C. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Paul C. Gerlich (36352653), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces in September 1943. Private First Class Gerlich'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. 102 (1943)
Home Town: Cook County, Illinois


GERRIE, JACK S. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Jack S. Gerrie (0-389065), Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 5th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 23 and 24 August 1944. Captain Gerrie'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, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 75 (1944)
Home Town: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin


GESNER, CHARLES H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Charles H. Gesner, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 22d Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 7 February 1945. Second Lieutenant Gesner's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 4th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 587 (October 8, 1945)


GETTMAN, JOHN
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John Gettman, Technician Fourth Grade, 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 19 June 1944. Technician Fourth Grade Gettman'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. 67 (1944)


*GEWALD, HAROLD T. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Harold T. Gewald (0-890020), Captain (Corps of Engineers), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Headquarters, Philippine Department, in action against enemy forces from 19 to 29 April 1942. Captain Gewald'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 Philippine Department, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 408 (1945)
Home Town: Philippine Islands
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Silver Star (WWII), Bronze Star, Purple Heart

 

*GHENTS, FRED M. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Fred M. Ghents (32231416), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 306th Infantry Regiment, 77th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 December 1944. Private First Class Ghents' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 77th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 89 (1945)
Home Town: Kings County, New York


GIACOBELLO, JOSEPH S.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Joseph S. Giacobello, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 137th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 10 December 1944. Captain Giacobello'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 35th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 57 (1945)
Born: June 30, 1919 at Mount Union, Pennsylvania


GIANGROSSO, JAMES L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to James L. Giangrosso, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 20th Infantry Regiment, 6th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 3 and 4 February 1945. First Lieutenant Giangrosso'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. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 182 (1945)


GIBBS, GEORGE W.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to George W. Gibbs (0-18178), Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Commanding Officer, 7th Field Artillery Battalion, 1st Division Artillery, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. Lieutenant Colonel Gibbs landed on D-Day with the assault waves. Despite heavy enemy artillery, mortar, machine gun and rifle fire, he immediately moved several hundred yards up the beach to where his unit was to land. Locating a small breach in the heavy wire entanglements, he led an officer and a small group of men through the gap and across a mine field in a frontal assault against two enemy gun emplacements. With complete disregard for his own safety, he entered the maze of underground tunnels and fortifications and led his desperately fighting group in the neutralization of the enemy. Lieutenant Colonel Gibbs was among the first to reach the enemy dominated ridge line and was highly instrumental in opening a way inland from the beach. The personal bravery, fearlessness and aggressive leadership displayed by Lieutenant Colonel Gibbs exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 42 (August 6, 1944)
Home Town: Texas


*GIBLER, JACK R. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Jack R. Gibler (20726589), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the Americal Division, in action against enemy forces on 25 April 1944. Private Gibler'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. 1169 (1944)
Home Town: Douglas County, Kansas


GIBNEY, JESSE L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Jesse L. Gibney, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 9 September 1944. Colonel Gibney'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 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 68 (1944)


GIBSON, THOMAS
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Thomas Gibson, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 361st Infantry Regiment, 91st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 16 June 1944. Private First Class Gibson's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 91st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 165 (1944)


GIEBELSTEIN, WALTER C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Walter C. Giebelstein, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 90th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 19 August 1944. Private First Class Giebelstein'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. 90 (1944)


GIERHART, DAVID W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to David W. Gierhart, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 20 March 1945. Private First Class Gierhart's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 32d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 299 (1945)


GILBERT, HARRY
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Harry Gilbert, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 32d Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 19 May 1943. Second Lieutenant Gilbert's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 7th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Troops, APO 726 (Attu Landing Force), General Orders No. 31 (1943)


GILBRATH, DWIGHT
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Dwight Gilbrath, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 41st Armored Infantry Regiment, 2d Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 20 November 1944. Private Gilbrath's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 2d Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 73 (1945)


GILES, CARL K., JR.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Carl K. Giles, Jr. (0-1286113), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company K, 3d Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. When the landing craft containing First Lieutenant Giles and his assault section was hit by enemy fire, it quickly sank. First Lieutenant Giles remained in the water, constantly under fierce machine gun and unceasing artillery fire, until he had directed and aided his entire section through to the beach. While on the beach he observed three severely wounded soldiers lying near the water's edge slowly being covered by the rising tide. Without a moment's hesitation, he left his position of cover and moved across the exposed beach and carried the stricken men to safety. When he found out that all of the officers in the company had become casualties, he quickly assumed command, reorganized the company and led them through a mine field under fierce enemy machine gun and sniper fire up the cliffside to outflank the enemy pillbox. He personally took part in the assault that destroyed this enemy strongpoint. The disregard for personal safety and leadership displayed by First Lieutenant Giles in battle exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 31 (July 1, 1944)
Home Town: Gest, Kentucky


*GILL, JACK N. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Jack N. Gill (39159666), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 735th Tank Battalion, attached to the 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 26 July 1944, in France. During an attack on Vidouville, France, the tank in which Private Gill served as an assistant driver was hit and set on fire. Upon order to abandon the flaming vehicle Private Gill made his escape and crawled towards the security of a hedgerow, but when he discovered that the driver had not followed he turned and courageously made his perilous way back to the tank. Private Gill extricated the unconscious driver and dragged him through the murderous fire, but as he neared a protected position he was killed by an enemy machine gunner. In keeping with the highest traditions of the military service, Private Gill gave his life for his comrade. His courage and heroic, unselfish devotion to duty live on as a constant inspiration to those with whom he served, and reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 92 (May 2, 1945)
Home Town: Riverside, California


GILL, JOE W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Joe W. Gill, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 142d Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 21 March 1945. Captain Gill'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 36th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 190 (1945)


GILL, WILLIAM H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William H. Gill, Major General, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces from 16 April 1945 to 15 May 1945. Major General Gill'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. 141 (1945)


*GILLIAN, QUINCY (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Quincy Gillian (18059806), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Service Company, 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 28 July 1943, at New Georgia, Solomon Islands. Private Gillian'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. 297 (1943)
Home Town: Limestone County, Texas


*GILLIS, WILLIAM GRAHAM, JR. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to William Graham Gillis, Jr. (0-23909), Major (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion, 320th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 15 September 1944. Major Gillis' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 35th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 114 (1944)
Home Town: Cameron, Texas
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Silver Star (WWII), Bronze Star, Purple Heart


GILMAN, JOHN
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John Gilman, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company H, 39th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 18 March 1945. Private First Class Gilman'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, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 258 (1945)


GILROY, PATRICK
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Patrick Gilroy, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces in May 1943. Private First Class Gilroy'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)


GINDER, PHILIP D.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Philip D. Ginder, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while Commanding an Infantry Company of the 121st Infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 28 November 1944, in Germany. Colonel Ginder personally led his reserve company of his battalion in an attack against a strongly defended town, when other attacking companies were pinned down by intense enemy small arms and mortar fire. With complete disregard for his own personal safety and armed only with his pistol and a hand grenade, Colonel Ginder courageously moved forward leading his men into the town despite the fierce enemy resistance. During the bitter house-to-house fighting that followed, Colonel Ginder through his personal courage and leadership, set an inspiring example which gave added encouragement to his men. Colonel Ginder's courageous 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. 15 (1945)
Home Town: California


GINISH, STANLEY L.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Stanley L. Ginish, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 169th Field Artillery Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 14 July 1943, at New Georgia, Solomon Islands. Private Ginish and one other enlisted man voluntarily went into enemy occupied territory in order to re-establish telephone communication with an infantry battalion which was in a critical battle situation and was without artillery support. For almost six hours, he moved through dense jungles repairing and installing wire while under intermittent fire of snipers and patrols. At one point in the line where the Japanese returned three times and cut the wire as soon as he had repaired it, Private Ginish stood guard under sniper fire and held off the enemy while urgent artillery instructions were being transmitted. His courage and cool perseverance while under the prolonged strain of outwitting the enemy also made possible the transmission of vital infantry tactical messages. Private Ginish'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. 71 (1944)


GIORDANO, JOSEPH J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Joseph J. Giordano, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 5 August 1944. Private Giordano's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 4th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 71 (1944)


GIROUX, FREDERICK J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Frederick J. Giroux, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 9 October 1944. Second Lieutenant Giroux'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. 179 (1945)
Home Town: Brattleboro, Vermont


GISBORNE, FRANCIS H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Francis H. Gisborne, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Headquarters Company, 135th Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 February 1944. Private Gisborne'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)


GLADDING, LEON D.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Leon D. Gladding, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 1st Battalion, 104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 December 1944. Major Gladding'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. 21 (1945)


GLADSTEIN, NATHAN
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Nathan Gladstein, Private First Class, 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 26 December 1944. Private First Class Gladstein's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 2d Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 177 (1945)


*GLAZE, RONDALL H. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Rondall H. Glaze (44036390), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 275th Infantry Regiment, 70th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 17 February 1945, near Lixing, France. During a company attack, murderous enemy machine gun fire halted the advance. Realizing the extreme gravity of the situation, Private Glaze voluntarily assumed the task of knocking out the hostile weapon. He crept across open terrain, while exposed to heavy enemy mortar, artillery, and rifle fire, and hurled a grenade at the machine gun crew, killing them instantly. Though fatally wounded, his courageous action enabled his company to continue its advance and gain its objective. His gallant service, 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 70th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 452 (August 29, 1945)
Home Town: Cleveland, Georgia


GLENN, LLOYD M.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Lloyd M. Glenn, 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 December 1944. Private First Class Glenn'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)


*GLIDDEN, ROBERT E. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Robert E. Glidden (0-1300636), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces during World War II. First Lieutenant Glidden's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 111 (1944)
Home Town: Franklin County, Vermont


GLIDER, JOSEPH
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Joseph Glider, 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 Glider'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. 80 (1944)


*GLOGAU, DONALD M. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Donald M. Glogau (0-1311880), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 28th Infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 1 December 1944. First Lieutenant Glogau'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, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 50 (1945)
Home Town: Shawnee County, Kansas


*GLOVER, HAMILTON F. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Hamilton F. Glover (0-1179866), Captain (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 557th Field Artillery Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 3 September 1944, in France. Captain Glover'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, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 36 (1944)
Home Town: Corpus Christi, Texas


GLYNN, WILLIAM J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William J. Glynn, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 102d Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, in action against enemy forces on 28 March 1945, in the vicinity of Vallander, Germany. While spearheading an advance Staff Sergeant Glynn's motorized platoon encountered two enemy 88-mm. guns. As he came abreast of the first gun, he leaped down and ran towards the position in the face of withering fire. Hurling two grenades with deadly accuracy, he killed three and captured the remaining crew. He then directed his 37-mm. and machine gun fire against the other position, destroying the gun and killing the entire crew. Staff Sergeant Glynn'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. 252 (1945)


*GNIOT, CHARLES C. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Charles C. Gniot (0-1302965), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 10th Armored Infantry Battalion, 4th Armored Division, in action against enemy forces during World War II. First Lieutenant Gniot'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. 112 (1945)
Home Town: Milwaukee, Wisconsin


GOBERT, JACK E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Jack E. Gobert, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces during World War II. Private First Class Gobert'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.


*GOERLITZ, ADAM (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Adam Goerlitz (37203516), 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 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 2 August 1943. Technician Fourth Grade Goerlitz'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 Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 19 (1943)
Home Town: Rush County, Kansas


GOGA, WILLIAM E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William E. Goga, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 85th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 11 and 12 May 1944. Private First Class Goga'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. 80 (1945)


*GOGOS, SPROS (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Spros Gogos (19083123), Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 517th Parachute Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 18 June 1944. Technician Fifth Grade Gogos' 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, XVIII Airborne Corps, General Orders No. 16 (1944)
Home Town: Sacramento, California


GOHEEN, KENESAW D.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Kenesaw D. Goheen, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 14th Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 27 and 28 November 1944. Private Goheen's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 14th Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 77 (1945)


GOINS, EARL G.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Earl G. Goins, Private First Class, 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 20 August 1944. Private First Class Goins' 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, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 96 (1944)


*GOINS, EVERETTE (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Everette Goins (35686918), Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 23 February 1945. Technical Sergeant Goins' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 30th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 603 (1945)
Home Town: Hatton, Kentucky


*GOLDMAN, HERBERT G. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Herbert G. Goldman (32877369), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 350th Infantry Regiment, 88th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 27 September 1944. Private First Class Goldman'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 88th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 188 (1944)
Home Town: Kings County, New York


GOLDSTEIN, SIDNEY
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Sidney Goldstein, Second Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 133d Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 21 September 1944, near Santa Margherita, Italy. Lieutenant Goldstein was given the mission of taking an enemy held hill in the Gothic Line with a small force of 24 men. The first assault led by Lieutenant Goldstein was repulsed by heavy enemy small arms, machine gun and mortar fire, but reorganizing his force and forming a base of fire, he led 11 men in an assault to take the hill. Facing heavy enemy small arms and intense mortar fire, he and his men penetrated the enemy line through a small draw, assaulted one enemy dugout and captured four Germans. Continuing up the slope, Lieutenant Goldstein and two non-commissioned officers assaulted a second enemy dugout, capturing a German officer and two enlisted men. The German officer offered to surrender the remainder of his force upon condition that Lieutenant Goldstein accompany him to the forward slope of the hill. Fully aware of the risk, Lieutenant Goldstein accepted the offer and followed the German officer to the enemy position. There, two more German officers and approximately 40 enlisted men surrendered to Lieutenant Goldstein, who marched them over the hill to his assault force. When the German officer volunteered to lead him to other German positions, Lieutenant Goldstein again made his way to the forward slope of the hill and returned with 16 more prisoners to clear the enemy forces from the objective. Lieutenant Goldstein's bravery and aggressiveness in the face of heavy odds resulted in the capture of 67 Germans and affected a break-through in a sector of the strong enemy Gothic line. Second Lieutenant Goldstein'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. 18 (1945)


GOLOJUCH, FRANK O.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Frank O. Golojuch, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 19 November 1944. First Lieutenant Golojuch'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. 20 (1945)


GOMES, LLOYD H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Lloyd H. Gomes, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 334th Infantry Regiment, 84th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 3 December 1944, in the vicinity of Germany. Lieutenant Colonel Gomes' 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 84th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 73 (1945)
Home Town: California


*GOMES, RICHARD F. (MIA-KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Richard F. Gomes (6576621), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company K, 31st Infantry Regiment, Philippine Scouts, in action against enemy forces on 24 January 1942, at Abucay Hacienda in the Philippine Islands. While covering the withdrawal of his company with an automatic rifle. Private First Class Gomes was wounded. Despite his wounds he continued to man his gun to protect his comrades until he died of his wounds. Private First Class Gomes' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 27 (1942)
Home Town: Long Beach, California
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Bronze Star, 2@ Purple Hearts


GOMEZ, JOE P.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Joe P. Gomez, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 30 November 1943. Private First Class Gomez'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)


GONZALES, JULIAN
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Julian Gonzales, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 2 August 1944, when his squad was pinned down by heavy enemy machine gun fire while attacking a hill in France. With utter disregard for his safety, Private First Class Gonzalez voluntarily and with great personal courage crossed an open field alone and in plain view of the enemy. He leaped a hedge concealing the enemy and ferociously attacked a machine gun and rocket launcher crew with his automatic rifle, killing or wounding five Germans and driving off the others. Private First Class Gonzalez's action allowed the tanks in his squad to continue their advance. 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 2d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 87 (1944)
Born: at Edinburg, Arizona
Home Town: Edinburg, Arizona


GONZALES, MANUAL S.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Manual S. Gonzales, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 142d Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces in September 1943. Sergeant Gonzales' 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. 112 (1943)


*GOOCH, VIRGIL J. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Virgil J. Gooch (35247218), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company M, 398th Infantry Regiment, 100th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 4 April 1945, in the vicinity of Heilbronn, Germany. Private First Class Gooch'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. 603 (1945)
Home Town: Marion County, Indiana


*GOODE, ALEXANDER D. (MIA-KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Alexander D. Goode (0-485093), 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 Goode 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 Goode's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 93 (1944)
Born: May 10, 1911 at Brooklyn, New York
Home Town: York, Pennsylvania
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Chaplain's Medal (WWII), Purple Heart


*GOODE, ELBERT F. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Elbert F. Goode, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 339th Infantry Regiment, 85th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 11 May 1944. Private First Class Goode'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 85th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 148 (1944)


GOODE, LEMUEL
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Lemuel Goode, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Executive Officer of the 1st Battalion, 306th Infantry Regiment, 77th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 30 November 1944, in the Philippine Islands. When sudden enemy fire from four machine guns and numerous riflemen killed the Commanding Officer and a Platoon Leader, wounded many others, and momentarily halted the assault of Company I, 306th Infantry regiment, against a well-organized hostile position near Buri, Leyte, Philippine Islands, Lieutenant Goode, Executive Officer, immediately raced forward to the head of the company. While enemy bullets swept the area, he recognized his men and exhorted them to greater effort, and then, with an automatic riflemen, led an attack on the nearest hostile machine gun position. With complete disregard for his own safety in the face of heavy enemy fire and exploding grenades, he destroyed the gun and its crew with accurately thrown grenades and then went to the aid of his wounded men as they lay exposed to the enemy. He was felled by a burst of machine gun fire which tore his shoulder to shreds, but as he lay in full view of the enemy, suffering excruciating pain, he shouted orders at his men who pressed forward, overran the enemy positions, and annihilated the foe. Through his aggressive, inspiring leadership and unremitting determination to destroy the enemy at all costs, Lieutenant Goode exemplified the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflected great credit upon himself, the 77th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 127 (1946)


GOODKIN, SIDNEY SAMUEL
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Sidney Samuel Goodkin, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 12 March 1944. First Lieutenant Goodkin'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. 804 (1944)
Home Town: Ottawa, Ohio


*GOODMAN, GEORGE W. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to George W. Goodman (14077337), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 324th Infantry Regiment, 44th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 14 November 1944. Private First Class Goodman'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 44th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 182 (1945)
Home Town: Roselle, New Jersey


*GOODMAN, HARRY (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Harry Goodman (15054606), Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company D, 330th Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 5 December 1944. Technical Sergeant Goodman'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. 321 (1945)
Home Town: Christian, West Virginia


GOODPASTER, ANDREW JACKSON, JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Andrew Jackson Goodpaster, Jr., Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Commanding Officer, 48th Engineer Combat Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 29 January 1944. Lieutenant Colonel Goodpaster'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. 28 (1946)
Born: February 12, 1915 at Granite City, Illinois
Home Town: Granite City, Illinois


GOODSELL, VINCENT F.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Vincent F. Goodsell, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 135th Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 28 April 1943, in Tunisia. On that date, Captain Goodsell led his company in an attack against Hill 490 in Tunisia. Observing a hostile group armed with machine guns moving into a position from which his battalion would be enfiladed, he personally led three of his men forward to intercept the enemy. The group was seen and brought under intense machine gun fire, but in spite of this and with complete disregard for his own safety, Captain Goodsell drove home his attack, killing or capturing the entire enemy group and their three machine guns. By these actions, he removed a serious threat to the success of the attack of his battalion. Captain Goodsell's aggressive 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 34th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army-North African Theater of Operations, General Orders No. 64 (1943)


GOODSON, WILLIAM J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William J. Goodson, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 14th Tank Battalion, 3d Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 7 March 1945. Sergeant Goodson'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. 49 (1945)
Home Town: Rushville, Indiana


GOOLEY, RICHARD G.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Richard G. Gooey (0-360449), Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Commanding Officer, Company G, 112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 1 August 1944, in France. During a heavy counterattack upon his company's positions, Captain Gooley braved intense artillery, mortar and machine gun fire to organize and lead an attack upon two tanks spearheading the hostile assault. After personally destroying a machine gun providing security for the tanks, Captain Gooley advanced in the face of heavy fire toward one of the tanks and disabled it with hand grenades. His heroic actions resulted in blocking the hostile advance and permitted his company to continue its attack to the assigned objective. Captain Gooey's gallant 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 28th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 29 (February 17, 1945)
Home Town: Pennsylvania


GORANSON, RALPH E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Ralph E. Goranson (0-1299035), Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Commanding Officer of Company C, 2d Ranger Infantry Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 6 and 7 June 1944, at Vierville-sur-Mer, France. Captain Goranson landed with his Ranger company at "H" hour on D-Day with the initial assault wave in the invasion of France, in the face of heavy automatic enfilading fire from three different directions and mortar and artillery fire from cliffs overlooking the beach. In spite of extremely heavy casualties, Captain Goranson calmly and courageously reorganized his company and led them in a successful assault upon the enemy positions. He then led his company in an advance to force a junction with the main body of the assault. Though it took ten hours of the heaviest kind of fighting to reach the main body, his men, inspired by his outstanding leadership, continuously advanced until the mission was accomplished. Captain Goranson's heroic 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. 28 (June 20, 1944)
Home Town: Gurnee, Illinois


GORDON, CHARLES S.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Charles S. Gordon, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces in March 1943. Staff Sergeant Gordon'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)


GORDON, GERALD S.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Gerald S. Gordon (16146591), 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 Company L, 143d Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 13 and 14 December 1944 in the vicinity of Mittelwihr, France. When his company command post was attacked, Private First Class Gordon saw his comrades were dangerously outnumbered. Removing the protective insignia of an aid man from his uniform, he joined the fight as a combatant and took up a position at the telephone to coordinate artillery fire with the rifle fire of infantrymen in the building. As the enemy closed in, he personally directed mortar fire upon self-propelled guns, machine-gun positions, and hostile infantrymen. Seven times he emerged from the command post to treat the wounded and remove them to safety, on one occasion successfully bringing a comrade back under heavy machine-gun and rifle fire from a position only 25 yards from the enemy. After reconnoitering a route of withdrawal across an adjacent field under enemy mortar and machine-gun fire, Private First Class Gordon returned and helped repulse an assault by killing an enemy bazooka man and two Germans who were about to set up a machine gun. In an effort to reestablish communications, he volunteered to carry a telephone line across a field swept by enemy fire. He was reported missing in action from this mission. The heroic conduct of Private Gordon inspired the defenders of an important position at a critical time, inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy, and permitted the safe withdrawal of eight of his comrades. 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 36th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 43 (May 30, 1945)


GORDON, JAMES A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to James A. Gordon, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 4 August 1943. Second Lieutenant Gordon'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. 35 (1944)


GORDON, LEONARD J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Leonard J. Gordon, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 10 and 11 March 1944. Private First Class Gordon'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. 838 (1944)


*GORDON, OSCAR L. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Oscar L. Gordon (0-1310594), Second Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 11 July 1943, approximately 4 miles south of ****, in France. Lieutenant Gordon, accompanying an isolated parachute unit, was engaged by the enemy. To effect the withdrawal of his force and wounded men toward friendly lines, he voluntarily manned a light machine gun and advanced toward the enemy. While engaged in this self-sacrificing mission in the face of severe hostile fire Lieutenant Gordon lost his life. Second Lieutenant Gordon'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 82d Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Home Town: Littleton, New Hampshire


*GORDON, THOMAS L. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Thomas L. Gordon (0-1106764), First Lieutenant (Corps of Engineers), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 267th Special Reconnaissance Battalion, Office of Strategic Services, in action against enemy forces on 23 September 1943. First Lieutenant Gordon'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. 70 (1945)
Home Town: Fayette County, Pennsylvania


GORECKI, JOHN R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John R. Gorecki, Technician Fourth 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 Fourth Grade Gorecki'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.


*GORELL, ROBERT L. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Robert L. Gorell (19187333), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company H, 397th Infantry Regiment, 100th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 7 and 8 January 1945, in the vicinity of Rimling, France. Private First Class Gorell'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, U.S. Forces-European Theater, General Orders No. 281 (1945)
Home Town: Santa Clara, California


GORGOL, DAVID O.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to David O. Gorgol, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 15 December 1943. Second Lieutenant Gorgol'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. 40 (1944)


*GORHAM, ARTHUR FULBROOK (KIA)
(First Award)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Arthur Fulbrook Gorham (0-21249), Lieutenant Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 11 July 1943, northeast of Gela, Sicily. Lieutenant Colonel Gorham had attached himself to the 2d Battalion, 16th Infantry, when that organization was attacked by about ten enemy tanks and a battalion of infantry. He took his place among about fifty men and officers who were holding a vital hill when the hill was surrounded by the tanks which fired on the defenders at point-blank range. Lieutenant Colonel Gorham moved from point to point firing at the eye-slit of tanks, shouting encouragement to the men and directing their fire until the counterattack was beaten off. Lieutenant Colonel Gorham's encouraging presence, intrepid bravery, and coolness under fire were a mighty inspiration to the handful of defenders in this grave situation. His gallant 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 82d Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 33 (1943)

*GORHAM, ARTHUR FULBROOK (KIA)
(Second Award)
Citation:
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 Arthur Fulbrook Gorham (0-21249), Lieutenant Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 14 July 1943, south of Niscemi, Sicily. Lieutenant Colonel Gorham, in the face of hostile artillery fire and a counterattack by enemy tanks, rallied his paratroopers to hold their ground. Lieutenant Colonel Gorham personally manned a rocket launcher and destroyed one tank. While attempting to destroy another with hand grenades and a rifle, Lieutenant Colonel Gorham was killed. He stood forth in the forepart of the action, encouraging and inspiring his men to emulate his example, enabling them to hold forth until relieved. Lieutenant Colonel Gorham's gallant 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 82d Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 16 (1943)
Home Town: Bellevue, Ohio
Personal Awards: 2@ Distinguished Service Crosses (WWII)


GORLESKY, JOSEPH
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Joseph Gorlesky, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces in April 1943. Sergeant Gorlesky'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)


GORMLEY, EARL F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Earl F. Gormley, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company H, 358th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 12 November 1944. Private Gormley'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. 28 (1945)


GORNIAK, JOSEPH, JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Joseph Gorniak, Jr., Second Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Officer with the 1st Medical Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 7 August 1944. Second Lieutenant Gorniak'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. 94 (1944)


GOTT, MALCOLM B.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Malcolm B. Gott, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company H, 39th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 18 March 1945. Second Lieutenant Gott'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, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 163 (1945)


*GOUKAS, EDWARD J. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Edward J. Goukas (36016838), Private, 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, 31st Infantry Regiment, Philippine Scouts, in action against enemy forces on 24 January 1942. Private Goukas' 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. 18 (1942)
Home Town: Cook County, Illinois


GOULD, EDWIN F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Edwin F. Gould, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Armored Field Artillery Battalion, in action against enemy forces in September 1943. Second Lieutenant Gould'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. 102 (1943)


GOWDY, GEORGE H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to George H. Gowdy, First Lieutenant (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Artillery Forward Observer with the 65th Armored Field Artillery Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 7 June 1944. Lieutenant Gowdy adjusted, by ear, artillery fire on enemy troops within 50 yards of himself and his own men. 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, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 39 (1944)


*GOYETTE, EDWARD P. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Edward P. Goyette (31047560), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 12th Infantry Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 6 July 1944. Staff Sergeant Goyette'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: Fairfield County, Connecticut


*GRABER, HAROLD E. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Harold E. Graber, Private, 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 5 December 1942, during the Papuan Campaign in New Guinea. Private Graber'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. 1 (1943)
Home Town: Tennessee


GRABERT, WALTER J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Walter J. Grabert, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 66th Armored Infantry Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 1 April 1945. Private First Class Grabert's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 492 (1945)


GRAF, HOMER C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Homer C. Graf, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 184th Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 22 May 1945. First Lieutenant Graf'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. 261 (1946)
Home Town: Bergenfield, New Jersey


GRAFF, ELMER W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Elmer W. Graff, 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 24 June 1944. First Lieutenant Graff'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. 71 (1944)


GRAFHORST, JAMES
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to James Grafhorst, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company K, 310th Infantry Regiment, 78th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 18 March 1945. Private First Class Grafhorst's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 78th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 587 (October 8, 1945)


GRAHAM, LAWTON O.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Lawton O. Graham, 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 25 February 1945. Private First Class Graham'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. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 49 (1945)


GRAHAM, SAMUEL S.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Samuel S. Graham, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces in September 1943. Lieutenant Colonel Graham'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. 94 (1943)


GRANADO, JOHN
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John Granado (39230362), Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company H, 3d Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 February 1944, in the vicinity of Carroceto, Italy. Corporal Granado, with an automatic rifle team was manning an outpost on a high knoll approximately 50 yards to the right of his company's right flank, when an enemy counterattack isolated his company from the rest of the battalion. His company received the order for withdrawal to a new defensive position. Corporal Granado elected to remain in his outpost position by himself, continuing to fire on the onrushing enemy with his Browning Automatic Rifle. In doing so, he drew heavy enemy fire on his position, thereby enabling his company to withdraw to its new defensive position without the loss of a man. Corporal Granado's decision to remain in his perilous position, in utter disregard for his own life, was heroic and contributed materially to the later success of his unit. 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 82d Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, XVIII Airborne Corps, General Orders No. 11 (1944)
Home Town: Richmond, California


*GRANDO, GEORGE A. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to George A. Grando (39212214), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 31 October 1944. Sergeant Grando'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 Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 77 (1945)
Home Town: Lewis County, Washington


GRANT, CHARLES I.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Charles I. Grant, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 10th Engineers, in action against enemy forces on 23 January 1944. Sergeant Grant'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. 88 (1944)


*GRASS, MARION J. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Marion J. Grass (37132042), Technician Fourth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 102d Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, in action against enemy forces on 5 October 1945. Technician Fourth Grade Grass' 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. 265 (1945)
Home Town: Genevieve County, Missouri


*GRAVES, WILLIAM E. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to William E. Graves (39215973), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 24 January 1945, in Belgium. Staff Sergeant Graves' 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. 66 (1945)
Home Town: Multnomah County, Oregon


GRAY, CHARLES H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Charles H. Gray, Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 114th Engineer Combat Battalion, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 28 December 1942, during the Papuan Campaign at Buna, New Guinea. Technician Fifth Grade Gray'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. 11 (January 22, 1943)
Home Town: Massachusetts


GRAY, KENNETH W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Kenneth W. Gray, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 349th Infantry Regiment, 88th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 17 July 1944. First Lieutenant Gray'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. 181 (1944)


GRAY, MILLARD G.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Millard G. Gray, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Headquarters, I Corps, ADC, in action against enemy forces from 25 December 1942 to 1 January 1943, during the Papuan Campaign at Buna, New Guinea. Captain Gray'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 I Corps, ADC, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 51 (1943)
Home Town: Indiana


GREAGHE, JOHN S.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John S. Greaghe, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces during World War II. First Lieutenant Greaghe'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.


*GREELEY, RALPH F. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Ralph F. Greeley (20722184), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company D, 134th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 19 September 1944. Sergeant Greeley's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 35th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 206 (1945)
Home Town: Logan County, Nebraska


GREEN, JACK E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Jack E. Green, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 362d Infantry Regiment, 91st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 1 October 1944, in the vicinity of Mongidoro, Italy. Private First Class Green's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 91st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 175 (1944)


GREEN, LOUIS J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Louis J. Green, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 165th Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 24 and 29 April 1945. Sergeant Green's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Tenth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 220 (1945)


GREEN, WILLIAM
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William Green, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 20 to 21 January 1944. Private First Class Green'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. 110 (1944)


GREENBERG, LOUIS B.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Louis B. Greenberg, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 22d Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 June 1944. Private First Class Greenberg's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 4th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 21 (1945)


*GREENE, JOHN R. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to John R. Greene (0-390739), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 1 August 1944. First Lieutenant Greene'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 28th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 80 (1944)
Home Town: Lewistown, Montana


*GREENE, THOMAS A. (MIA-KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Thomas A. Greene (38103835), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 15th Armored Infantry Battalion, 5th Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 18 September 1944, in Germany. A squad of armored infantrymen accompanied by a tank was assigned the mission of pushing through enemy positions to regain contact with the battalion Command Post. Staff Sergeant Greene, though wounded the previous day, voluntarily accompanied his comrades on the dangerous assignment. Near the enemy lines, the tank received a direct hit. While its crew members were attempting to dismount, two men were seriously wounded. Disregarding heavy artillery, mortar and small arms fire placed by the enemy upon the disabled tank, Staff Sergeant Greene advanced unhesitatingly to aid the wounded men. He ignored the pleas of his comrades to return to the rear when the squad was ordered to withdraw and chose to remain with the men. When intense enemy mortar fire began to fall in the area, Staff Sergeant Greene with calm efficiency and at the risk of his own life, continued to render medical treatment. He was last seen attempting to drag his wounded comrades to the safety of a nearby ditch. By his display of fearless courage, tenacity of purpose and unflinching devotion to duty, Staff Sergeant Greene exemplified the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflected great credit upon himself, the 5th Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 82 (1944)
Home Town: Luna County, New Mexico


*GREENING, VICTOR E. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Victor E. Greening (6254300), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 5 August 1943. Staff Sergeant Greening'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. 104 (1944)
Home Town: Pueblo, Colorado


GREER, HOWARD W.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Howard W. Greer, Major (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Commanding Officer of an Infantry Battalion of the 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 11 October 1944, in Germany. On that date, Major Greer was leading his battalion in an attack through an enemy-held town in Germany, when the leading elements of his unit were pinned down by enemy tanks and half-tracks. With complete disregard for his own personal safety and armed with a rocket launcher, Major Greer moved forward and with one shot knocked out the leading enemy tank. Major Greer sustained lacerations about the face and hands when enemy fire struck a nearby building. Undaunted and with heroic courage, he continued forward to destroy a second enemy tank. His men psychologically inspired by the intrepid actions of their leader, surged forward to successfully complete their mission. The extraordinary heroism and courageous actions of Major Greer 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. 68 (1944)
Home Town: Maryland


GREER, LLOYD C. (MIA-KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Lloyd C. Greer, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 180th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 17 and 18 February 1944. Private First Class Greer's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 45th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 91 (1944)


GREESE, NATHAN
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Nathan Greese, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 2 January 1943. Private Greese'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. 43 (1943)


*GREGORY, JOSEPH J. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Joseph J. Gregory (0-1108697), First Lieutenant (Corps of Engineers), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 146th Engineer Combat Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944. First Lieutenant Gregory'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. 87 (1944)
Home Town: Elko, Nevada


GREIG, ALEXANDER M. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Alexander M. Greig (36275205), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 363d Infantry Regiment, 91st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 7 July 1944. Staff Sergeant Greig's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 91st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 175 (1944)
Home Town: Dane County, Wisconsin


GRESS, MATHEW
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Mathew Gress, 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 Gress' 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.


GRICE, BILLIE N.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Billie N. Grice, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces during World War II. Sergeant Grice'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.


GRICE, JAMES M.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to James M. Grice, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces in July 1943. Colonel Grice's outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 11 (1943)


GRIFFEN, JOHN V.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John V. Griffen (6958525), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 3d Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. While his company was pinned down on the beach due to the heavy enemy rifle, machine gun and artillery fire, Private First Class Griffen with two other men volunteered to open a gap in the barbed wire. Under intense fire he cut his way through the wire and then picked his way through a minefield, marking a path for his company to follow and reached the base of a hill. From this point, he laid accurate rifle fire upon the enemy emplacements, forcing them to cease firing long enough to permit part of his company to move through the gap in the wire and the minefield and join him at the base of the hill. While this group directed frontal fire on the enemy, Private First Class Griffen moved out to the flank and from an exposed position directed his accurate fire against the enemy. Again, the enemy was forced to cease firing long enough to permit the men who had been delivering the frontal fire to advance and successfully assault the enemy positions. When, later in the same day, the enemy counterattacked, Private First Class Griffen worked his way around the enemy and engaged them from the flank. Despite intense enemy fire to dislodge him, Private First Class Griffen remained at his exposed position until the enemy counterattack was beaten off. Private First Class Griffen'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. 31 (July 1, 1944)
Home Town: Texas


GRIFFIN, HARRY E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Harry E. Griffin (31252899), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 2d Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 7 June 1944, in France. Company F, 18th Infantry was being held up by heavy sniper and automatic weapons fire from hedgerows which bordered the road along which the company was advancing. Private First Class Griffin leaped to the machine gun mounted on a 1/4 ton vehicle and, from this exposed position, began to fire at the enemy. Observing that his fire was effective but not decisive, he and the driver decided to silence the resistance. Firing constantly, Private First Class Griffin stood at the handle of his gun as the driver moved the vehicle out in front of the company. As the vehicle was driven up the road between the hedgerows, Private First Class Griffin kept a constant stream of fire raking the bushes. This fire was effective and reduced the enemy resistance, permitting the company to advance. Private First Class Griffin's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 42 (August 6, 1944)
Home Town: Connecticut


*GRIFFIN, HENRY L. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Henry L. Griffin (34872050), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 141st Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 12 and 13 October 1944. Private First Class Griffin'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, European Theater of Operations, U.S. Army, General Orders No. 144 (1945)
Home Town: Calhoun County, Mississippi


*GRIFFIN, RICHARD H. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Richard H. Griffin (34608995), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 83d Chemical Mortar Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 12 December 1944. Private First Class Griffin'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. 120 (1945)
Home Town: Buncombe County, North Carolina


GRIFFITH, SYLVAN W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Sylvan W. Griffith, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with 3d Reconnaissance Troop, in action against enemy forces on 20 October 1944. Sergeant Griffith'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. 288 (1945)


*GRIFFITH, WELBORN B., JR. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Welborn B. Griffith, Jr. (0-016194), Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Operations Officer (G-3) with Headquarters, XX Corps, in action against enemy forces on 16 August 1944. Colonel Griffith'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 and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 75 (1944)
Home Town: Quanah, Texas
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Silver Star (WWII), Legion of Merit, Purple Heart


GRIGGS, RAYMOND W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Raymond W. Griggs, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 169th Infantry Regiment, 43d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 10 January 1945. Captain Griggs' 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 43d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 162 (1945)


GRIM, WILLIAM E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William E. Grim, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 10 February 1945. Private First Class Grim'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. 139 (1945)


GRIMBALL, JOHN
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John Grimball, First Lieutenant (Armor), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 14th Tank Battalion, 9th Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 7 March 1945, in the vicinity of Ramagen Bridge, in Germany. First Lieutenant Grimball's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 49 (1945)
Home Town: Columbus, South Carolina


*GRIMES, RUDYARD K. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Rudyard K. Grimes (0-22031), Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 3d Battalion, 57th Infantry Regiment, Philippine Scouts, in action against enemy forces on 12 January 1942. Captain Grimes' 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. 516 (1946)
Home Town: Taylor County, Texas


*GRIMES, WILLIAM H. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to William H. Grimes (0-1311886), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 24 January 1945. Second Lieutenant Grimes' 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. 22 (1945)
Home Town: Dutchess County, New York


GRIMES, WILLIAM L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William L. Grimes, 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 Grimes' 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.


*GRIMES, WILLIAM M., JR. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to William M. Grimes, Jr. (0-1019345), Second Lieutenant (Cavalry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 27th Tank Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 20 April 1945, at Berg, Germany. Advancing on the town with only one tank, Lieutenant Grimes encountered strong enemy opposition from both flanks. He overcame the major part of this resistance and began an assault on the objective. Meeting intense sniper, machine gun and Panzerfaust activity, he was wounded but maintained his position until relieved by the infantry. While withdrawing, his tank struck a mine and he was injured again. Panzerfaust and machine gun fire then centered on the vehicle, killing Lieutenant Grimes as his crew attempted to evacuate him. The spearheading action, the gallantry and the heroism displayed by Lieutenant Grimes served as an undying inspiration to his unit in its subsequent success. His gallant leadership 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. 490 (1945)
Home Town: Bexar County, Texas


GRIMM, ARTHUR C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Arthur C. Grimm, Private First Class, 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 or about 4 November 1944, in the vicinity of St. Remy, France. Private First Class Grimm'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.


*GRIMMEKE, BERNARD F. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Bernard F. Grimmeke (36529652), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 136th Infantry Regiment, 33d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 19 April 1945. Private First Class Grimmeke'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. 347 (1945)
Home Town: Wayne County, Michigan


GRODEN, RAYMOND
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Raymond Groden, 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 2 December 1944. Private First Class Groden'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. 342 (1945)


GROFF, RICHARD M.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Richard M. Groff, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 328th Infantry Regiment, 26th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 3 January 1945. Staff Sergeant Groff'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. 270 (1945)


GRONENTHAL, EUGENE W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Eugene W. Gronenthal, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 59th Armored Infantry Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 12 April 1945. Private First Class Gronenthal'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. 16 (1946)


GROSE, JOHN E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John E. Grose, Colonel, 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 2 January 1943, during the Papuan Campaign at Buna, New Guinea. Colonel Grose's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the I Corps, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, South West Pacific Area, General Orders No. 4 (1943)
Home Town: Sutton, West Virginia


GROSSI, FRED
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Fred Grossi, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company K, 376th Infantry Regiment, 94th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 16 January 1945. Staff Sergeant Grossi'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 94th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 188 (1945)


GROTELUESCHEN, EDGAR W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Edgar W. Grotelueschen, First Lieutenant (Cavalry), 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 27 November 1944. First Lieutenant Grotelueschen'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. 63 (1945)
Home Town: Schuyler, Nebraska


GROTTO, ANTHONY F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Anthony F. Grotto, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 182d Infantry Regiment, Americal Division, in action against enemy forces on 30 March 1945. Private First Class Grotto'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. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 49 (1945)


GROUSSET, RICHARD J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Richard J. Grousset, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 143d Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 22 November 1944. First Lieutenant Grousset'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. 144 (1945)


GROW, ROBERT W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Robert W. Grow, Major General, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Commander, 6th Armored Division, in action against enemy forces from 10 to 22 November 1944. Major General Grow'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 Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 60 (1945)
Home Town: Dawson, Minnesota


GRZESIK, STANLEY
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Stanley Grzesik, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 November 1942, in the vicinity of North Africa. Private First Class Grzesik'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, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 18 (1943)


GUBINO, HARRY
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Harry Gubino, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 335th Infantry Regiment, 84th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 24 January 1945. Private First Class Gubino'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 84th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 204 (1945)


GUERRERO, EPIFANIO (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Epifanio Guerrero (39157662), Private, 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 28 October 1944. Private Guerrero'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 Forces-Pacific Ocean Areas, General Orders No. 52 (1945)
Home Town: Ventura, California
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), 2@ Bronze Stars, 4@ Purple Hearts


*GUEST, WILLIAM M. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to William M. Guest (31048833), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 355th Infantry Regiment, 89th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 April 1945. Staff Sergeant Guest'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 89th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, XVI Corps, General Orders No. 69 (1945)
Home Town: Suffolk County, New York


GUFFEY, BENNIE L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Bennie L. Guffey, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 7th Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 13 October 1943. Sergeant Guffey'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. 48 (1944)


GUGALA, KONSTANTY
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Konstanty Gugala, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 2d Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 30 July 1944. Staff Sergeant Gugala'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 5th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 58 (1944)
Home Town: Dearborn, Michigan


*GUGLIUZZA, THOMAS S. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Thomas S. Gugliuzza (35399221), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 30 January 1944. Private Gugliuzza'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. 149 (1944)
Home Town: Columbiana County, Ohio


*GUINAN, STUART P. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Stuart P. Guinan (31437293), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company I, 324th Infantry Regiment, 44th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 22 April 1945. Private Guinan'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 44th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 78 (1946)
Home Town: Middlesex County, Massachusetts


GULL, STANLEY P.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Stanley P. Gull, Staff Sergeant, 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. Staff Sergeant Gull'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. 68 (1944)


*GULLATT, MARVIN B. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Marvin B. Gullatt (34025651), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 6th Armored Infantry Battalion, 1st Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 30 May 1944. Staff Sergeant Gullatt'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 Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 153 (1944)
Home Town: Fulton County, Georgia


*GULSVICK, EDWARD (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Edward Gulsvick (37276019), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 503d Parachute Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 16 February 1945. Staff Sergeant Gulsvick'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. 96 (1945)
Home Town: Ramsey County, Minnesota


*GUMM, HOWARD F. (MIA-KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Howard F. Gumm (32527944), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 66th Infantry Battalion, 12th Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 19 January 1945. Sergeant Gumm'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 12th Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 140 (1945)
Home Town: Great Neck, New York


*GUNDERSON, LAWRENCE W. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Lawrence W. Gunderson (37294748), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 25 July 1944, in France. Staff Sergeant Gunderson's company was pinned down by heavy enemy fire from machine guns and an anti-tank gun. With complete disregard for his personal safety, Staff Sergeant Gunderson, armed only with a rifle and several grenades, skillfully maneuvered within close range of the machine gun and, exposing himself to observed fire from the gun, single-handedly wiped out the entire crew with grenades. Fearless and aggressive, he then attacked the crew of the anti-tank gun at point blank range. Though subject to direct small arms fire and receiving wounds in this encounter that proved fatal, his attack was so fierce that all members of the German anti-tank gun crew were killed or wounded. As a result of his action, the company was enabled to continue its advance. The extraordinary heroism and dauntless courage displayed by Staff Sergeant Gunderson in single-handedly destroying an enemy machine gun nest and an anti-tank gun crew set an inspiring example to his entire company. 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. 70 (October 17, 1944)
Home Town: Stillwater, Minnesota


GUSHUE, CHARLES A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Charles A. Gushue (13125559), Sergeant, 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 on 17 to 18 September 1944. Sergeant Gushue'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. 11 (1944)


*GUSTAFSON, LUTHER SIDNEY (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Luther Sidney Gustafson (0-446806), Second Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 39th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 28 April 1943, in the Battle of Tunisia. During the advance of Lieutenant Gustafson's battalion on Hill 382, he led a combat patrol to secure this position. When the patrol came under intense enemy machine gun fire, Lieutenant Gustafson deplored them to form an effective firing line while he made a personal reconnaissance of the emplacement. Locating the guns, he single-handedly attacked it with grenades and pistol and silenced it. During this heroic action, Lieutenant Gustafson lost his life, but his fearless leadership and spirit of self-sacrifice so inspired his men that they held their position until reinforcements were brought up. Second Lieutenant Gustafson'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, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 31 (1943)
Born: at Rapelje, Montana
Home Town: Gallatin County, Montana


*GUSTAFSON, ROLLAND H. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Rolland H. Gustafson (16146664), Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 66th Armored Infantry Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 8 December 1944. Technician Fifth Grade Gustafson'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. 391 (1945)
Home Town: Denver, Colorado


GUTTILLA, FRED
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Fred Guttilla, Private, 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 Guttilla'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)

 

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