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To All Who Shall See These Presents Greeting:

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


THE 
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS
to

*HAAG, WILLIAM D. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to William D. Haag (36892308), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 10th Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 4 December 1944. Private First Class Haag's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 5th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 60 (1945)
Home Town: Wayne County, Michigan


HAAS, CHARLES W. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Charles W. Haas (0-332128), Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 57th Infantry Regiment, Philippine Scouts, in action against enemy forces on 11 and 12 January 1942. Captain Haas' 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. 18 (1942)
Home Town: Cuyahoga County, Ohio


HABAL, DULCESIMO
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Dulcesimo Habal, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Headquarters Company, 57th Infantry Regiment, Philippine Scouts, in action against enemy forces on 9 January 1942. Sergeant Habal's intrepid actions, personal 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. 39 (1942)
Home Town: Carson, California


HABIB, GEORGE A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to George A. Habib, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with an Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. Sergeant Habib's intrepid actions, personal 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. 37 (1944)


HACKARD, CLIFFORD T.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Clifford T. Hackard (0-1296023), Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while Commanding an Infantry Company of the 112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 November 1944, in Germany. During a vicious enemy counterattack spearheaded by three Tiger tanks, Captain Hackard awaited the approach of the tanks and when one came within fifty yards of his observation post, he fired his only rocket, knocking the tank out of action. As the crew attempted to escape, Captain Hackard killed or wounded six Germans with accurate rifle fire. Later, Captain Hackard was checking defensive positions of his men when a machine gun opened up. Disregarding intense artillery and machine gun fire, and armed only with a rifle, he advanced toward the weapon, leaped into the emplacement and killed three members of the crew. His outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 28th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 26 (February 14, 1945)
Home Town: Iowa


*HACKETT, EDWARD J. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Edward J. Hackett (0-1692285), Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Medical Officer with the 87th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, 7th Infantry Division, on 13 September 1944, in France. On many occasions Captain Hackett went forward under enemy fire to aid wounded and evacuate. On 13 September, in the woods near Malmaison, France, he went to within 10 yards of where the enemy was dug in to aid a wounded man. In doing so he was mortally wounded. Captain Hackett'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, European Theater of Operations, U.S. Army, General Orders No. 22 (1945)
Home Town: Union County, New Jersey


HACKETT, THOMAS A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Thomas A. Hackett, Captain (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company M, 60th Coast Artillery, in action against enemy forces on 5 and 6 May 1942, at Corregidor, Philippine Islands. Captain Hackett's intrepid actions, personal 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. 223 (1945)


*HACKMAN, DON G. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Don G. Hackman (6291244), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company D, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 20 December 1944. Private First Class Hackman's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 101st Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 392 (1945)
Home Town: Denver, Colorado
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Bronze Star, 2@ Purple Hearts


HADLEY, GREEN D.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Green D. Hadley, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the Medical Detachment, 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 2 February 1945. Private First Class Hadley's intrepid actions, personal 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 (1945)


HAFFENREFFER, ADOLF F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Adolf F. Haffenreffer, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 3d Battalion, 182d Infantry Regiment, Americal Division, in action against enemy forces on 12 April 1945. Captain Haffenreffer'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 Americal Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 54 (1945)


HAFNER, CLAUDE J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Claude J. Hafner, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 276th Infantry Regiment, 70th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 February 1945, in France. On the night of 6 February 1945, Lieutenant Hafner's Company was pinned down by intense machine-gun, rifle and grenade fire during an attack near Oetingen, France. Armed with a rocket launcher Lieutenant Hafner fearlessly led two men against the enemy positions and forced the surrender of three Germans in the nearest emplacement. He then moved a squad forward and cleared two connecting dugouts, taking six more prisoners. At daylight he again distinguished himself by leading four men against by-passed positions, killing one of the defenders, bayoneting another and capturing seven prisoners. Lieutenant Hafner's heroic leadership and his inspiring, courageous devotion to duty 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, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 100 (May 11, 1945)


HAGNEY, FRANK J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Frank J. Hagney, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 14th Infantry Regiment, 71st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 1 April 1945, in Germany. Lieutenant Hagney, though wounded, returned through enemy fire several times carrying his wounded comrades. He sustained several other wounds and then courageously led his platoon through more intense hostile frontal and flanking fire. Inspiring his men by his heroic leadership, he pressed forward against the enemy and, although seriously wounded twice more, continued his gallant aggressive action. Lieutenant Hagney's tenacious courage and unflinching devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 71st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 179 (1945)
Born: at Boston, Massachusetts
Home Town: Boston, Massachusetts


HAINES, ARLIE J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Arlie J. Haines, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 13 January 1944. Sergeant Haines' intrepid actions, personal 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. 133 (August 8, 1944)


HAIRSTON, JOSEPH W.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Joseph W. Hairston (38147344), Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 261st Infantry Regiment, 65th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 7 April 1945, in Germany. During an enemy tank-infantry attack at Struth, Germany, Sergeant Hairston gallantly exposed himself at great risk to deadly hostile grenade and rocket fire in order to thwart an attempted seizure of his company command post. Finding that an adjacent company was pinned down by withering enemy machine gun fire, Sergeant Hairston advanced through the enemy fire and eliminated the hostile crew with point-blank sub-machine gun fire. Later in the same action, he gallantly braved both enemy and friendly fire to seek out and lead to safety a besieged group of his comrades and their prisoners. Sergeant Hairston's heroic, intrepid actions and unflinching devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 65th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 205 (1945)


HALEY, JAMES W.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to James W. Haley (0-24244), Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while Commanding an Infantry Company of the 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. On D-Day, Captain Haley braved withering enemy artillery, machine gun and rifle fire to reach a large group of confused and disorganized troops who congregated behind a sea wall. He calmly organized them while shells were falling in the immediate area and successfully led them across the beach. As leading elements of his own company moved forward, they encountered a mine field which caused heavy casualties. When the balance of his men froze into position and hesitated to go forward, Captain Haley, with complete disregard for his own life, courageously cleared a path and personally led his men through the obstacle. Continuing its advance, the company was pinned down by a hail of machine gun and small arms fire from a stubborn enemy group in a strongly fortified position. Displaying great personal audacity and conspicuous leadership, he once again defied intense fire and, after preparing his company for an assault, he personally led it in a vicious hand-to-hand and bayonet fight, overpowering the resistance and continuing on to reach his objective. The unswerving devotion to duty, determination and valor displayed by Captain Haley exemplify the highest traditions of the Armed 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. 102 (December 28, 1944)
Home Town: Louisiana


HALEY, WILLIAM T.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William T. Haley, Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Officer with the 102d Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, in action against enemy forces on 25 August 1944. Captain Haley's intrepid actions, personal 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. 87 (1944)


*HALL, EARL O. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Earl O. Hall (0-1317292), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 13th Infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 25 and 26 August 1944. Second Lieutenant Hall'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. 89 (1944)
Home Town: Bartholomew County, Indiana


*HALL, ELBERT J. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Elbert J. Hall (34445389), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 22 November 1944, in Germany. Private Hall was a member of a forward scout party that advanced under intense hostile fire and occupied a group of buildings at Jager Haus, Germany, along the route to the company objective. When the party was subjected to a counterattack he assumed a strategic position and by sustained accurate rifle fire prevented the enemy from infiltrating. Machine gun, mortar, rocket and grenade fire was concentrated against him; he was wounded several times, but he courageously held his post until reinforcements fought their way to him five hours later. Private Hall was killed in action the following day but his heroic stand lives on as an inspiration to his comrades. His fearless determination and supreme 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, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 92 (May 2, 1945)
Home Town: Fitzgerald, Georgia


HALL, ELLIS J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Ellis J. Hall, 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 8 January 1945, in the vicinity of Rimling, France. Private First Class Hall's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 100th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-European Theater, General Orders No. 281 (1945)


*HALL, HENRY H. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Henry H. Hall, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 397th Anti-Aircraft Artillery (AW) Battalion (Provisional), in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. Private First Class Hall'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. 55 (1944)


HALL, JOHN M.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John M. Hall, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 28 August 1944. Staff Sergeant Hall's intrepid actions, personal 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. 57 (1945)


HALL, JOHN W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John W. Hall, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 60th Armored Infantry Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 18 December, 1944. Captain Hall'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, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 69 (1945)


HALL, LAWRENCE C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Lawrence C. Hall, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 3d Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, Philippine Scouts, in action against enemy forces on 24 January 1942, in the vicinity of Abucay Hacienda, Philippine Islands. Private First Class Hall's intrepid actions, personal 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. 18 (1942)
Home Town: Jellico, Tennessee


*HALL, LEROY V. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to LeRoy V. Hall (37242253), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 45th Tank Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 16 April 1945. Staff Sergeant Hall's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-European Theater, General Orders No. 242 (1945)
Home Town: Stafford County, Kansas


HALL, MARLYN
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Marlyn Hall, Technician Third Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 422d Infantry Regiment, 106th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 19 December 1944. Technician Third Grade Hall's intrepid actions, personal 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 106th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 24 (1946)


*HALL, RALPH E. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Ralph E. Hall, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 345th Infantry Regiment, 87th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 27 May 1945. First Lieutenant Hall'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 87th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 589 (1945)
Home Town: Escambia County, Florida


HALL, ROBERT L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Robert L. Hall, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 307th Infantry Regiment, 77th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 30 May 1945. Private First Class Hall's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 77th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 81 (1946)


*HALL, RODERICK S. G. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Roderick S. G. Hall (0-1114150), Captain (Corps of Engineers), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company D, 2677th Regiment, Office of Strategic Services, in action from 2 August 1944 to 27 January 1945, in Italy. Volunteering for a special mission into enemy-occupied territory, Captain Hall parachuted into the region southeast of the Brenner Pass on 2 August 1944 for the purpose of disrupting enemy communications routes. Remaining as a lone allied officer in this mountainous area and repeatedly exposing himself to capture by an enemy constantly seeking him, he interrupted communications, collected and relayed intelligence information, demolished enemy installations and facilities and organized and operated with partisan bands intent on inflicting the utmost damage to the hostile occupying forces. Constantly eluding capture and frequently exposed to the severe winter weather, he was reported to have been wounded twice and to have seriously frozen his feet during his gallant missions. Captain Hall'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.
Department of the Army, General Orders No. 85 (September 25, 1951)
Home Town: Fairfield County, Connecticut
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Legion of Merit, Purple Heart


HALL, SANFORD F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Sanford F. Hall, First Lieutenant (Corps of Engineers), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 254th Engineer Combat Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 19 September 1944. First Lieutenant Hall's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 86 (1944)
Home Town: Bloomfield, Connecticut


*HALL, WILLIAM E. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to William E. Hall (18046334), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 7th Engineer Combat Battalion, 5th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 September 1944. Private Hall's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 5th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 62 (1945)
Home Town: Marion County, Indiana


*HALL, WILLIS B. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Willis B. Hall (34575366), 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 335th Infantry Regiment, 84th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 29 - 30 November 1944 and 1 December 1944, in Germany. Technician Fifth Grade Hall courageously braved fierce enemy fire and repeatedly crawled several hundred yards to render first aid to soldiers wounded in action. With complete disregard for his own personal safety, he performed missions of mercy for men of not only his own unit but other units as well. Through his intrepid actions, Technician Fifth Grade Hall saved the lives of at least eight wounded fellow soldiers. The extraordinary heroism and courageous actions of Technician Fifth Grade Hall 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. 66 (1945)
Home Town: Baxley, Georgia


HALLEY, WALTER E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Walter E. Halley, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 7 October 1944. Private First Class Halley's intrepid actions, personal 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. 585 (October 6, 1945)


*HALVERSON, GERALD L. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Gerald L. Halverson (36410944), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 20th Infantry Regiment, 6th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 1 February 1945. Private First Class Halverson's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 6th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 42 (1945)
Home Town: Newaygo County, Michigan


*HALYARD, CLIFFORD R. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Clifford R. Halyard (36740977), 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 February 1945. Private First Class Halyard's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 43 (1945)
Home Town: Cook County, Illinois


HAMBELTON, FRANK E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Frank E. Hambelton, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company I, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 4 April 1945. Private First Class Hambelton's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 3d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 352 (1945)
Home Town: Pueblo, Colorado


HAMBERG, WILLIAM A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William A. Hamberg, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 10th Tank Battalion, 5th Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 10 August 1944. Lieutenant Colonel Hamberg's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 5th Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 80 (1944)


HAMBRIC, JOHN A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John A. Hambric, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 399th Infantry Regiment, 100th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 13 April 1945, in the vicinity of Heilbronn, Germany. Sergeant Hambric's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 100th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 585 (October 6, 1945)


HAMBY, WILLIAM C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William C. Hamby, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the Quartermaster Detachment, in action against enemy forces on 29 December 1941, in the Philippine Islands. Private Hamby's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 11 (1942)


HAMILTON, EDWARD SMITH
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Edward Smith Hamilton, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion, 357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 September 1944, in the vicinity of Avril, France. Major Hamilton's intrepid actions, personal 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.
Department of the Army, General Orders No. 39 (1950)
Home Town: Dalles, Oregon


HAMILTON, HARRY E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Harry E. Hamilton, 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 14 September 1944. Private First Class Hamilton's intrepid actions, personal 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. 39 (1945)


*HAMMARLUND, ROBERT M. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Robert M. Hammarlund (6575690), Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 14 January 1943. Technician Fifth Grade Hammarlund's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 25th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the South Pacific Area, General Orders No. 64 (1943)
Home Town: Whitcomb County, Washington


HAMMONDS, JOSEPH J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Joseph J. Hammonds, Private, 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 4 October 1944. Private Hammonds' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 30th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 55 (1944)


*HAMNER, JAMES D. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to James D. Hamner (38060569), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 112th Cavalry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 27 March 1945. Private Hamner's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 131 (1945)
Home Town: Childress County, Texas


HAMPE, CHRISTY A., JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Christy A. Hampe, Jr., Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 7 March 1945. Private First Class Hampe's intrepid actions, personal 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. 137 (1945)


HAMPL, GUS
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Gus Hampl, Staff Sergeant, 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 12 June 1944. Staff Sergeant Hampl's intrepid actions, personal 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)


HAMPSTEAD, HOWARD P.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Howard P. Hampstead, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 25 April 1945. Staff Sergeant Hampstead's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 25th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 125 (1945)


*HANES, CHARLES R. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Charles R. Hanes (34312859), Private, 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 in September 1943. Private Hanes' 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, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 110 (1943)
Home Town: Surry County, North Carolina


*HANEY, MANNING G. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Manning G. Haney (19123417), Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 7 October 1944. Corporal Haney'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, 1st Allied Airborne Army, General Orders No. 21 (1945)
Home Town: Fulton County, Kentucky


HANGARTNER, ELMER R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Elmer R. Hangartner, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company H, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 28 December 1942, during the Papuan Campaign at Buna, New Guinea. Private Hangartner's intrepid actions, personal 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: Wisconsin


HANNA, ROY M.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Roy M. Hanna (0-1287522), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Headquarters Company, 3d Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 February 1944, near Carroceto, Italy. During a long and sustained attack against strong enemy positions a company suffered heavy casualties and lost its combat effectiveness. Because of the critical nature of the situation, First Lieutenant Hanna was ordered to reorganize the company and launch a diversionary attack to lessen pressure on another unit attacking the objective from the opposite direction. First Lieutenant Hanna successfully withdrew the elements of the company still in contact with the enemy, reorganized the unit and led his men in an assault against overwhelming enemy odds. While exposing himself to heavy enemy fire in order to lead his unit, he received a rifle bullet through the chest. In spite of his wound, First Lieutenant Hanna personally led the attack until he collapsed unconscious on the field. His courageous performance and his gallant leadership inspired his men to press the attack and to complete the mission successfully. First Lieutenant Hanna's intrepid actions, personal 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, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 77 (May 10, 1944)


HANNIFAN, MICHAEL D.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Michael D. Hannifan, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 156th Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 20 June 1944. First Lieutenant Hannifan's intrepid actions, personal 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. 106 (1944)


*HANNUM, CRAIG B. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Craig B. Hannum, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 June 1944, in France. First Lieutenant Hannum's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 53 (1944)
Home Town: Morgan County, Utah


HANSEN, ALBERT
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Albert Hansen, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company K, 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 9 May 1945. Private First Class Hansen's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 37th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 414 (1945)


HANSEN, GLEN J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Glen J. Hansen, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 41st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 16 March 1945. Private First Class Hansen's intrepid actions, personal 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. 138 (1945)


HANSEN, HARRY F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Harry F. Hansen, First Lieutenant (Armor), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 743d Tank Battalion, 30th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 31 July 1944, in France. First Lieutenant Hansen's intrepid actions, personal 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. 83 (1944)


*HANSEN, HERBERT A. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Herbert A. Hansen (0-2055398), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 168th Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 12 February 1944. Second Lieutenant Hansen's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 34th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 91 (1944)
Home Town: Buena Vista, Iowa


HANSEN, JAMES L.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to James L. Hansen, Technical Sergeant [then Sergeant], U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 2d Battalion, 405th Infantry Regiment, 102d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 23 February 1945, in Germany. After crossing the Roar River, Lieutenant Hansen reorganized scattered elements of his platoon and led them towards their objective. When their advance was threatened by concealed enemy fire he moved courageously over fire swept terrain to direct fire on harassing emplacements. After killing one gunner, he crawled forward and dispatched three more and then led his platoon forward in another attack. Through his courage and exemplary leadership, Lieutenant Hansen was largely responsible for the success of his platoon in reaching its objective. Technical Sergeant Hansen's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 102d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 290 (1945)
Home Town: Larchwood, Iowa


HANSEN, ROBERT A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Robert A. Hansen, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces during World War II. Second Lieutenant Hansen's intrepid actions, personal 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.


HANSEN, ROBERT, JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Robert Hansen, Jr., Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 603d Tank Destroyer Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 12 November 1944. Sergeant Hansen's intrepid actions, personal 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. 26 (1945)


HANTLEMAN, HAROLD E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Harold E. Hantleman, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces from 1 to 3 December 1942, during the Papuan Campaign at Buna, New Guinea. Captain Hantleman'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 32d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, South West Pacific Area, General Orders No. 1 (1943)
Home Town: Iowa

 

*HARBALA, WALTER (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Walter Harbala (36549261), 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 411th Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 21 April 1945. Technician Fifth Grade Harbala'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. 352 (1945)
Home Town: Wayne County, Michigan


HARBAUGH, FRANCIS L. "BUD"
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Francis L. "Bud" Harbaugh (37298441), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman attached to Company A, 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, at Chef-du-Pont, France. Due to heavy enemy machine gun, mortar and artillery fire, numerous casualties were suffered by the men in Private Harbaugh's company. With complete disregard for his own safety, Private Harbaugh on numerous occasions fearlessly crawled forward over open terrain to administer first aid and carry wounded personnel to safety. The outstanding courage and fortitude of Private Harbaugh reflects the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 101st Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 31 (July 1, 1944)


HARBERT, JOHN E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John E. Harbert, First Lieutenant (Ordnance), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the Ordnance Department, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 16 November 1943, near Cape Sudest, New Guinea. When enemy airplanes attacked and set fire to a small ship, First Lieutenant Harbert organized a party of men to pull to shore a barge loaded with men and ammunition. Throughout repeated strafing by hostile planes, he refused to take cover and continued his efforts. When flaming debris from explosions of munitions aboard the ship fell on the barge, he remained aboard and personally assisted in throwing the fragments overboard and in extinguishing the flames. His courage and calmness set a heroic example to men who had sought cover and so steadied and inspired them that work was resumed and the unloading of the badly needed ammunition on the barge was successfully accomplished. First Lieutenant Harbert's intrepid actions, personal 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. 64 (December 28, 1942)
Home Town: Mount Vernon, Washington


HARBESON, JOE R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Joe R. Harbeson, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces in July 1943. Staff Sergeant Harbeson's intrepid actions, personal 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. 24 (1943)


HARDEE, DAVID L. (POW)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to David L. Hardee, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 7 and 8 April 1942. Lieutenant Colonel Hardee's outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 69 (1945)
Home Town: Raleigh, North Carolina


*HARDEE, RALPH A. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Ralph A. Hardee (0-439504), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 11th Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 9 August 1944. First Lieutenant Hardee's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 5th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, European Theater of Operations, U.S. Army, General Orders No. 122 (1944)
Home Town: Fulton County, Georgia


*HARDIN, HARSCHEL T. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Harschel T. Hardin (0-1325645), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 80th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 5 September 1944. Second Lieutenant Hardin'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 80th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 102 (1944)
Home Town: Pulaski County, Iowa


HARDING, HORACE
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Horace Harding, Colonel (Field Artillery), 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 during World War II. Colonel Harding'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, South West Pacific Area, General Orders No. 4 (1943)


HARDY, HERBERT H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Herbert H. Hardy, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 377th Infantry Regiment, 95th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces from 10 November 1944 to 17- December 1944. Captain Hardy'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 95th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 109 (1945)


HARGROVE, ROBERT C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Robert C. Hargrove (0-1296853), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Platoon Leader in an Infantry Company of the 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, Lieutenant Hargrove 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. First Lieutenant Hargrove, with complete disregard for his own safety, exposed himself on numerous occasions to this direct fire in reorganizing and preparing his platoon for an attack. He then led his platoon in a successful assault upon the enemy position. The personal bravery and superior leadership exhibited by First Lieutenant Hargrove 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)


HARMAN, GLEN W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Glen W. Harman, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 635th Tank Destroyer Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 23 April 1945. First Lieutenant Harman's intrepid actions, personal 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)


*HARMON, CLIFFORD G. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Clifford G. Harmon (6581091), Sergeant, 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 25 February 1945. Sergeant Harmon's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 25th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 437 (1945)
Home Town: Hagerman, Idaho


HARMON, ERNEST N.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Ernest N. Harmon, Major General, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Commanding General, 1st Armored Division, in action against enemy forces in May 1943. Major General Harmon's outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army-North African Theater of Operations, General Orders No. 43 (1943)
Home Town: Lowell, Massachusetts


*HARPEL, HARRY C. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Harry C. Harpel (33058014), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 9 September 1943. Private First Class Harpel'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. 77 (1944)
Home Town: Northampton County, Pennsylvania


HARPER, LEE W.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Lee W. Harper, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 456th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion, 82d Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 30 June 1944, in France. While advancing upon a heavily fortified coastal area, Private Harper's battalion was halted by devastating fire from a hostile machine gun. With utter disregard for his life, Private Harper voluntarily crossed open and fire swept ground to draw the attention of the enemy from squads attacking on the flanks. He was struck four times by hostile fire before he fell seriously wounded ten yards short of the enemy gun position. By his heroic actions and personal bravery, Private Harper distracted the sufficiently to permit assault elements of his platoon to eliminate the machine gun nest, thus exemplifying the highest traditions of the Armed Forces.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 72 (1945)


HARPER, ROBERT D.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Robert D. Harper, First Lieutenant (Infantry), 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 during World War II. First Lieutenant Harper's intrepid actions, personal 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.


HARRELL, ELMAS W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Elmas W. Harrell, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 9 February 1945. Private First Class Harrell's intrepid actions, personal 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. 48 (1945)


*HARRINGTON, EARL W. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Earl W. Harrington (36371008), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 109th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 10 August 1944, in France. While crawling toward a wounded soldier, Private First Class Harrington was struck by enemy machine gun fire. With great effort, he reached the wounded man and, as he completed dressing his wound, a second rifleman was hit approximately ten feet away. Ignoring his own wounds, Private First Class Harrington went to his aid. Private First Class Harrington was fatally wounded when he covered the rifleman with his body to protect him from flying fragments of a mortar shell which landed nearby. By his selfless personal courage, Private First Class Harrington exemplified the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and his actions reflect great credit upon himself, the 28th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 24 (February 10, 1945)
Home Town: Winnebago County, Illinois


HARRINGTON, JOSEPH P.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Joseph P. Harrington, 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 February 1944. Private First Class Harrington's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces-Central Pacific Area, General Orders No. 129 (1944)


HARRINGTON, ROBERT D.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Robert D. Harrington, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 28 February 1945. Sergeant Harrington's intrepid actions, personal 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. 335 (1945)


HARRIS, DEWEY H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Dewey H. Harris, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 16 July 1944. Staff Sergeant Harris' intrepid actions, personal 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, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 587 (October 8, 1945)


HARRIS, EDWARD D.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Edward D. Harris, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 13 February 1943, at Kasserine Pass in Tunisia. First Sergeant Harris' company was pinned down by two German machine gun emplacements. Sergeant Harris and Sergeant Dolan took a grenade launcher and a sack of grenades and worked their way behind the emplacements and knocked them out. Sergeant Harris then directed artillery fire for three hours, stopping the German tanks and infantry. First Sergeant Harris' intrepid actions, personal 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.


HARRIS, ELVA
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Elva Harris (0-1171179), Captain (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Battery Commander, Battery A, 253d Armored Field Artillery Battalion, 26th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 22 October 1944, in the vicinity of Bezange La Petite, France. Captain Harris was moving forward with the assault waves of Company F, 104th Infantry in order to maintain liaison with them as they attacked an enemy-held hill near Bezange La Petite, France. The Infantry elements he personally led up the hill suffered casualties under intense enemy fire but Captain Harris held his position, aiding the wounded and directing friendly artillery fire against the enemy. He remained on the hill under continuous fire for forty-eight hours, many times fearlessly exposing himself to direct enemy fire in order to obtain accurate observation. His courageous actions inspired the infantrymen with him to hold the position while he continued to direct the artillery. The heroism of Captain Harris, his courage and loyal 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. 103 (December 4, 1944)


*HARRIS, ERNEST O. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Ernest O. Harris (0-463807), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 502d Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944. First Lieutenant Harris' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 101st Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 80 (1944)
Home Town: Riley, Kansas


*HARRIS, HERMAN E. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Herman E. Harris (6948411), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 13 January 1943. Sergeant Harris' 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. 64 (1943)
Home Town: Hanover County, Virginia


HARRIS, NEIL C., JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Neil C. Harris, Jr., First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 358th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 11 November 1944. First Lieutenant Harris' intrepid actions, personal 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. 20 (1945)


HARRIS, RANDALL
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Randall Harris, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company D, 1st Ranger Infantry Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 10 July 1943. First Sergeant Harris' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army-North African Theater of Operations, General Orders No. 80 (1943)


HARRIS, RICHARD L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Richard L. Harris, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company D, 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 30 April 1943. First Lieutenant Harris' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army-North African Theater of Operations, General Orders No. 48 (1943)


*HARRIS, VERNON C. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Vernon C. Harris (0-1294661), Second Lieutenant (Infantry), 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 in October 1943. Second Lieutenant Harris' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 34th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 6 (1944)
Home Town: Madison County, Tennessee


HARRIS, WESLEY D.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Wesley D. Harris (0-453241), Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Commanding Officer, Company C, 307th Airborne Engineer Battalion, 82d Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 20 September 1944, in Holland. Captain Harris, while under heavy enemy fire, personally directed the loading and movement of assault boats which enabled the 504th Parachute Infantry to successfully cross the Waal River and establish the vital Nijmegen bridgehead. Crossing the river in the face of heavy enemy machine gun, 20-mm., and artillery fire in one of the first assault boats of the initial assault wave, Captain Harris was painfully wounded in the back and arm but continued to supervise the movement and unloading of the boats. After returning to the south bank of the river he refused medical evacuation but effected rapid and thorough reorganization of the remaining boats and engineer personnel for the crossing of the second wave. While leading the second wave a pontoon near his boat was hit by enemy fire and capsized, but Captain Harris plunged into the river and despite his wounded condition assisted 3 men to other boats. Captain Harris then returned to the south bank and while supervising loading of the third wave, fainted for the loss of blood. Captain Harris' intrepid direction, heroic leadership, and superior professional ability contributed directly to the success of the bridgehead operation and were in keeping with the highest traditions and standards of the United States Army
Headquarters, XVIII Airborne Corps, General Orders No. 8 (November 14, 1944)
Home Town: Maxwell, New Mexico


HARRISON, BAILEY (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Bailey Harrison (37106743), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company D, 2d Battalion, 502d Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. While leading his squad, Sergeant Harrison was wounded. However, he refused to be evacuated and continued to lead his squad across one hundred and fifty yards of open country in the face of extremely heavy enemy fire. Despite his painful wounds, he continued to fire as he moved forward and dislodged the enemy from a prepared position, inflicting heavy casualties and successfully leading his squad to a point from which their fire forced the enemy to withdraw. The valor, courage and aggressiveness displayed by Sergeant Harrison reflects great credit on himself and is in keeping with the highest traditions of the Armed Forces.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 31 (July 1, 1944)
Home Town: Lafayette County, Arkansas


HARRISON, EDWARD H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Edward H. Harrison, Captain (Chaplain), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 302d Infantry Regiment, 94th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces from 20 January 1944 through 6 February 1945. Chaplain Harrison's intrepid actions, personal 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. 109 (1945)


*HARRISON, GEORGE N. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to George N. Harrison (32366869), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 242d Infantry Regiment, 42d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 25 January 1945. Staff Sergeant Harrison'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 42d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 391 (1945)
Home Town: Mercer County, New Jersey


HARRISON, WILLARD E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Willard E. Harrison (0-395974), Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Headquarters, 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 9 June 1944, in France. When the Company Commander of a tank company was killed in action at the bridge over the Merderet River, Major Harrison, realizing that there was no officer in that company who was sufficiently cognizant of the immediate plan of action, immediately went forward. Though subjected to heavy rifle, machine gun, mortar and artillery fire, Major Harrison personally carried orders to each tank commander in the company. Without regard for his own safety, Major Harrison fearlessly moved among the tanks on foot, directed them to their proper positions in the assault force and stayed with them until their mission was accomplished. The personal bravery, initiative, and superior leadership displayed by Major Harrison reflects great credit on himself and is in keeping with the highest traditions of the Armed Forces.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 31 (July 1, 1944)
Home Town: Nebraska


*HARRISON, WILLIAM H. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to William H. Harrison, Captain (Armor), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 27th Armored Field Artillery Battalion, in action against enemy forces in December 1942. Captain Harrison's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Allied Force Headquarters, General Orders No. 5 (1943)


HARRISON, WILLIAM KELLY, JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William Kelly Harrison, Jr., Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Assistant Division Commander, 30th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 25 July 1944, in France. Brigadier General Harrison's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 30th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 134 (1945)
Born: at Washington, D.C.


HARTMAN, HARRY
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Harry Hartman (6666816), Technician Fifth Grade, 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. Technician Fifth Grade Hartman moved into the seat of his 1/4 ton vehicle and drove it into an exposed but strategic position from which the gunner could deliver fire from the machine gun mounted on the vehicle. Observing that the fire was effective but not decisive, he then moved the vehicle out in front of the company so that he was parallel to the hedgerows. Then, as the gunner fired a continuous stream of fire into the bushes, he drove up the road between the hedgerows until the enemy resistance was destroyed, thereby permitting the advance of his company. Technician Fifth Grade Hartman's intrepid actions, personal 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: Kentucky


*HARTY, WILLARD (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Willard Harty (32003097), Technical Sergeant, 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 25 November 1944, in Germany. During an intense artillery concentration which wounded his platoon leader and many men, Technical Sergeant Harty immediately assumed command and successfully directed the reorganization of his unit. While assigning defensive positions to his men, he was hit by hostile machine gun fire. Despite painful wounds, he made repeated trips across the fire-swept area and carried many seriously wounded men to safety. As he was attempting to evacuate a helpless soldier from a dangerous area, he was killed by direct tank fire. Technical Sergeant Harty's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 28 (February 16, 1945)
Home Town: Rockland County, New York


*HARVEY, JAMES R. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to James R. Harvey (0-024588), Captain (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 from 12 to 15 June 1944. Captain Harvey'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 90th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 76 (1944)
Home Town: King County, Washington


*HASCHEMEYER, LAWRENCE H. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Lawrence H. Haschemeyer (0-01312384), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 1 June 1944. Second Lieutenant Haschemeyer'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. 121 (1944)
Home Town: Adams County, Illinois


*HASELWOOD, LEROY A. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Leroy A. Haselwood (0-354715), Captain (Infantry), 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 18 October 1943. Captain Haselwood's outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 88 (1944)


*HASH, LOMA M. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Loma M. Hash (37738830), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 1st Battalion, 398th Infantry Regiment, 100th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 7 April 1945, in the vicinity of Odheim, Germany. When stubborn enemy resistance halted the attack, Sergeant Hash moved forward alone, alternately running and crawling, and first hurled a grenade into an opposing machine gun emplacement and then charged the position, killing three occupants. His action inspired his comrades to follow him and he continued to advance, firing into each entrenchment. When two hostile soldiers surrendered to him, and then attempted to fire upon his comrades, he killed them both. The enemy directed intense fire at him, but Sergeant Hash refused to seek cover and was eventually killed while charging enemy positions. The indomitable courage which he displayed was directly responsible for the accomplishment of his company's mission. 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 100th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 589 (1945)
Home Town: Kearney, Missouri


HASKELL, ALBERT E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Albert E. Haskell, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 7th Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 18 March 1945. Staff Sergeant Haskell's intrepid actions, personal 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. 625 (1945)


HASTINGS, CHARLES I.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Charles I. Hastings, 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 from 24 to 29 July 1943, at New Georgia, Solomon Islands. First Lieutenant Hastings' intrepid actions, personal 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. 453 (1943)


HATFIELD, LAWRENCE L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Lawrence L. Hatfield, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with 26th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop, in action against enemy forces on 22 December 1944. Staff Sergeant Hatfield's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 42 (1945)


HATFIELD, WILLIAM P.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William P. Hatfield, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 10 January 1945. Staff Sergeant Hatfield's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 153 (1945)


HAUGHEY, WILFRED H., JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Wilfred H. Haughey, Jr., Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 1st Battalion, 10th Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces from 10 to 20 September 1944. Major Haughey's outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 5th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 55 (1945)


*HAUGHT, JAMES M. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to James M. Haught (33671852), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 7th Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 27 September 1944. Private First Class Haught'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. 181 (1945)
Home Town: Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania


HAUSCHILDT, EDWARD W.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Edward W. Hauschildt (32003390), First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 21 November 1944, in Germany. First Sergeant Hauschildt voluntarily crossed a 100-yard area swept by hostile shell fire and assumed command of a leaderless platoon. He reorganized his men, designated targets and established defensive positions. When enemy artillery fire was intensified and heavy casualties were inflicted upon the entire company, he re-crossed the exposed area to guide litter bearers forward. Under his direction more than 20 wounded men were evacuated. When the last officer was severely wounded by shell fire, he immediately assumed command of the entire company and successfully maintained its defensive positions throughout the night. First Sergeant Hauschildt's intrepid actions, personal 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. 27 (February 15, 1945)
Home Town: New York


*HAUSE, WILLIAM G. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to William G. Hause (6995198), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 29 July 1943. Staff Sergeant Hause'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. 529 (1944)
Home Town: Armstrong County, Pennsylvania


HAVENS, HARRY E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Harry E. Havens, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 7th Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 25 January 1945. Technical Sergeant Havens' intrepid actions, personal 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. 185 (1945)


HAWK, RICHARD B.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Richard B. Hawk, Captain (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 18 March 1944. Captain Hawk's intrepid actions, personal 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. 91 (1944)


*HAWK, WILLIAM B., JR. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to William B. Hawk, Jr. (35867136), Technical Sergeant, 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 1 March 1945. Technical Sergeant Hawk'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, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 117 (1945)
Home Town: Warren County, Ohio


HAWKINS, JAMES R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to James R. Hawkins, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company H, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 27 March 1945. Staff Sergeant Hawkins' intrepid actions, personal 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, European Theater of Operations, U.S. Army, General Orders No. 287 (1945)


HAWKINS, ROBERT L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Robert L. Hawkins, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company I, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 20 April 1945. Captain Hawkins' 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 3d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 626 (1945)


HAYES, JOHN T., JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John T. Hayes, Jr., Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 24 October 1944. Private Hayes' intrepid actions, personal 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. 63 (1945)


HAYES, JOHN W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John W. Hayes, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 105th Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 26 April 1945. Private First Class Hayes' intrepid actions, personal 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. 305 (1945)


*HAYMAKER, LEONARD B. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Leonard B. Haymaker (33132460), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 34th Tank Battalion, 5th Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 12 April 1945. Sergeant Haymaker's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 5th Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 266 (1945)
Home Town: Botetourt County, Virginia


HAYNES, ARLIE J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Arlie J. Haynes, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 133d Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 13 January 1944. Sergeant Haynes' intrepid actions, personal 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.


HAYNES, WARREN E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Warren E. Haynes, Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 157th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 23 December 1944. Technician Fifth Grade Haynes' intrepid actions, personal 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. 93 (1945)


*HAYS, ALBERT P. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Albert P. Hays (36428807), Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 7 March 1945. Technician Fifth Grade Hays' 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. 14 (1945)
Home Town: Sangamon County, Illinois


*HAYS, JOHN H. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to John H. Hays (0-1307409), Second Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 180th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 4 October 1944. Second Lieutenant Hays' 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. 126 (1944)
Home Town: Marion County, Missouri


HAYWOOD, SNOWDEN (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Snowden Haywood (0-535605), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 26th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 26 December 1944. Second Lieutenant Haywood's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 26th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces in Austria, General Orders No. 59 (1945)
Home Town: West Chester County, New York


HAZLIP, CLYN L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Clyn L. Hazlip, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 17 January 1945. Private First Class Hazlip's intrepid actions, personal 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 in Austria, General Orders No. 66 (1945)


*HEAD, WILLIAM T. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to William T. Head (0-415775), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 21 September 1944. First Lieutenant Head'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. 123 (1945)
Home Town: Suffolk County, Massachusetts


HEALER, ROBERT H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Robert H. Healer, 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 1944. Technical Sergeant Healer's intrepid actions, personal 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. 59 (1944)


HEATH, PAUL F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Paul F. Heath, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 31 January 1944. First Lieutenant Heath's intrepid actions, personal 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. 59 (1944)


*HEBENSTREIT, FRANK A., JR. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Frank A. Hebenstreit, Jr. (0-529747), Second Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company I, 3d Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 14 August 1944, in France. Second Lieutenant Hebenstreit's platoon encountered a strong enemy force of infantry and armor. He unhesitatingly proceeded to the head of his platoon and, as the hostile force came within range, personally spearheaded a vigorous attack which forced the enemy to withdraw. Pursuing the retreating Germans relentlessly, Second Lieutenant Hebenstreit, far in advance of his men, boldly forced the surrender of two Mark IV tanks. While leading a charge upon a third tank, he was struck by direct short-range fire and was fatally wounded. Second Lieutenant Hebenstreit's aggressive 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 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 22 (February 8, 1945)
Home Town: Richardson County, Nebraska


HECKARD, GEORGE W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to George W. Heckard, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Headquarters Company, 3d Battalion, 417th Parachute Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces from 15 to 21 August 1944. Technical Sergeant Heckard's intrepid actions, personal 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, Sixth Army Group, General Orders No. 13 (1944)


HEENAN, JOHN R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John R. Heenan, Private First Class, 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. Private First Class Heenan's intrepid actions, personal 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. 37 (1944)


HEFLEY, TED
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Ted Hefley, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with AAA Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 16 August 1944. Private First Class Hefley's intrepid actions, personal 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. 88 (1944)


HEFLIN, ROBERT T.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Robert T. Heflin, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 4 and 5 December 1943. Second Lieutenant Heflin's intrepid actions, personal 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. 114 (July 9, 1944)


*HEGARTY, JOHN P. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to John P. Hegarty (36717452), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 123d Infantry Regiment, 33d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 18 March 1945. Private First Class Hegarty'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. 107 (1945)
Home Town: Campbell County, Wyoming


HEIM, MARCUS
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Marcus Heim (32931497), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. Private Heim, Assistant Gunner, was stationed at the end of a bridge over the Merderet River as a rocketeer to repel attacks by enemy troops who controlled the other end of the bridge. This position was subject to incessant enemy rifle, machine gun, mortar and artillery fire. After an artillery preparation, the enemy sent an assault force supported by three tanks over the bridge. Though part of the troops withdrew, Private Heim remained at his position until the enemy tanks approached within thirty yards. In spite of the intense fire, Private Heim rose from his position and with the gunner, fired rockets into the three tanks. Private Heim remained with his gun and fired it until it was pierced by enemy machine gun fire and put out of action. Private Heim's intrepid actions, personal 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, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 31 (July 1, 1944)
Home Town: Middleburgh, New York


HEINDL, ELMER W.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Elmer W. Heindl, Captain (Chaplain), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Chaplain with Company E, 2d Battalion, 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6, 8 and 11 February 1945, in the Philippine Islands. During the assault on the Bilibid Prison in Manila on 6 February, Chaplain Heindl learned that a soldier lay critically wounded on the top floor of a two-story watch tower under enemy fire. Accompanied by a medical aid-man he entered the tower and climbed to the wounded soldier, who was bleeding profusely and obviously had but a few moments to live. Fully aware that enemy machine guns were trained on the tower, Chaplain Heindl calmly knelt and offered prayers for the dying man. He then carried the body down the ladder and away from the tower. Entering the tower once more, he carried out a second man who lay wounded on the first floor, and under enemy fire helped to carry him to an aid station. On 8 February when his unit was under enemy mortar and rocket fire, Chaplain Heindl observed an officer who was seriously wounded. Without hesitation he left his foxhole, crawled to the officer and dragged him to an aid station. On 11 February when nine men were killed and others wounded during an engagement, he dragged the wounded under fire to comparative safety and administered last rites for the dying. Through his extraordinary heroism and firm faith in the face of all danger, Chaplain Heindl proved himself worthy of the highest tradition of his Church and his military service. His intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 37th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 123 (1945)
Born: at Rochester, New York
Home Town: Rochester, New York


HEINZELMAN, RICHARD F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Richard F. Heinzelman, Staff Sergeant, 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 26 July 1944. Staff Sergeant Heinzelman's intrepid actions, personal 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. 71 (1944)


*HEISER, ROBERT F. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Robert F. Heiser (37044980), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 30 January 1944. Sergeant Heiser'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. 18 (1945)
Home Town: Martin County, Minnesota


*HEIST, EDGAR C. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Edgar C. Heist (0-1014283), First Lieutenant (Armor), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company D, 70th Tank Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 22 December 1944. First Lieutenant Heist'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. 41 (1945)
Home Town: Lehigh County, Pennsylvania


*HELLER, HARRY C. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Harry C. Heller (0-442448), Second Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 November 1942, at Kasba-Mehdia, French Morocco. Second Lieutenant Heller advanced alone toward the enemy machine gun emplacements with only his sub-machine gun as a weapon. He disarmed and captured seven prisoners, thus silencing the machine gun and enabling his organization to take a commanding position around the Kasba, which resulted in the complete defeat of the hostile forces. Lieutenant Heller continued to fight aggressively throughout the day and his attitude was an inspiration to the officers and men of his organization. While leading his men into the trenches in the Native Village later that day, Lieutenant Heller was killed by a heavy blast of machine-gun fire. Second Lieutenant Heller's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Allied Force Headquarters, General Orders No. 28 (December 15, 1942)
Home Town: Galesburg, Illinois


HELLER, MAX
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Max Heller, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company K, 20th Infantry Regiment, 6th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 21 March 1945, in the Philippine Islands. In the middle of a pitched battle, facing Japanese machine guns, Sergeant Heller left his foxhole to repair a disconnected communications line to the mortar in the rear. He reconnected the line, and as he stood up, he drew fire and found the location of the machine gunners. Heller called in the coordinates to the mortar men in the rear. Sergeant Heller's intrepid actions, personal 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. 143 (1946)
Home Town: St. Louis, Missouri


HELLINGER, PETER J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Peter J. Hellinger, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 25 October 1944. Private First Class Hellinger's intrepid actions, personal 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. 209 (1945)


HENDERSHOTT, ROBERT I., JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Robert I. Hendershott, Jr., 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 4 April 1945. Private First Class Hendershott's intrepid actions, personal 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)


HENDERSON, ALVIN H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Alvin H. Henderson (38271077), Staff 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 September 1944, in Nijmegen, Holland. Staff Sergeant Henderson was platoon sergeant of the 2d Platoon, Company A, 508th Parachute Infantry, and while on patrol in the city of Nijmegen killed two Germans in hand-to-hand fighting and bayoneted four others. He led his patrol in the accomplishment of three separate missions during the attack by his battalion, during which time he personally destroyed four enemy machine gun positions and assisted in the capture of six prisoners. When the point of the battalion advance became pinned down by enemy machine gun fire in the city of Nijmegen, Staff Sergeant Henderson led a squad from the advance guard and pushed forward, destroying the enemy position. He attacked a circular plaza to his front and cleared it of enemy. Later, at the bridge, he personally destroyed two machine gun positions and caused the crew of the third to withdraw. During this attack he was killed by enemy fire. The gallant and courageous actions of Staff Sergeant Henderson contributed greatly to the destruction of enemy resistance within the city and rendered a most vital and distinguished service in the accomplishment of the division mission. Staff Sergeant Henderson's intrepid actions, personal 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: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


HENDERSON, BENEDICT A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Benedict A. Henderson, Captain (Chaplain), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 80th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 September 1944. Chaplain Henderson's intrepid actions, personal 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. 96 (1944)


HENDERSON, CLIFTON L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Clifton L. Henderson, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 3 February 1945. Private First Class Henderson's intrepid actions, personal 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-India/Burma Theater, General Orders No. 72 (1945)


*HENDERSON, GERALD M. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Gerald M. Henderson (6292907), Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in Normandy France, on D-Day. Technical Sergeant Henderson, while exposed to intense enemy artillery mortar, machine gun, and small arms fire, heroically supervised the unloading of men and vehicles from his landing craft. Observing that a vehicle from an adjoining craft had stalled, he voluntarily drove a truck along the fire swept beach, plunged in the water and fastened a cable to the disabled vehicle. After towing it safely to shore he personally carried two wounded occupants to covered positions and rendered first aid. He returned to the beach and amid bursting shells and devastating small arms fire, courageously continued his rescue work. While carrying a wounded solider across the beach to safety a shell landed near this valiant soldier fatally wounding him. His heroic achievements during the initial landing resulted in the saving of many lives and much vital equipment. The self sacrificing devotion to duty, personal bravery and valorous leadership displayed by Technical Sergeant Henderson exemplified 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. 92 (December 8, 1944)
Home Town: Texarkana, Texas


HENDERSON, TORTSEN E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Tortsen E. Henderson, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company H, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 20 April 1945, in the vicinity of Nuremburg, Germany. At 0400 hours, during the battle for Nuremberg, Germany, Private Henderson braved the fury of a German counterattack by a reinforced company armed with Panzerfausts and automatic weapons. Firing his machine gun from an open doorway, he killed Germans at thirty yards. Then seizing a M-1 rifle he manned an exposed window position for over an hour, ignoring withering automatic fire and the crash of rockets against the house wall. Killing six and wounding six Germans, this intrepid soldier beat off wave after wave of counterattack and saved his platoon from destruction. Private Henderson's intrepid actions, personal 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. 295 (1945)


HENDON, MAX R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Max R. Hendon, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 15th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 11 November 1943. Second Lieutenant Hendon's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 3d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 59 (1944)


HENGLEIN, ROBERT J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Robert J. Henglein, Second Lieutenant, 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 August 1944. Second Lieutenant Henglein's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 30th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 47 (1944)


*HENLEY, ROBERT M. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Robert M. Henley (37068787), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 46th Armored Infantry Battalion, attached to the 5th Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 30 November 1944, in Germany. In an advance against the enemy in the Hurtgen Forest, Staff Sergeant Henley's platoon was suddenly fired upon by a well-concealed machine gun. Limited observation due to the dense woods made it extremely difficult to locate the hostile emplacement. Voluntarily and with great personal courage, he crossed a fire break and climbed a tree to a point twenty-five feet from the ground. From his hazardous post atop the tree, he located the position of the gun, descended and inched his way through the forest toward the emplacement. Across the open fire break less than twenty- five yards away was the hostile weapon. Heroically, he exposed himself, fired his submachine gun directly into the emplacement and killed three members of the crew and wounded two others. Staff Sergeant Henley's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 5th Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 21 (February 6, 1945)
Home Town: Conway, Arkansas
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Bronze Star, 2@ Purple Hearts


HENNIGAN, ELDRED O.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Eldred O. Hennigan, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 23 May 1944. Sergeant Hennigan's intrepid actions, personal 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. 143 (1944)


HENQUET, ROGER R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Roger R. Henquet, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Office of Strategic Services, in action against enemy forces from 27 May 1944 through 11 September 1944. Private Henquet's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, European Theater of Operations, U.S. Army, General Orders No. 31 (1945)


*HENRY, LAWRENCE D. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Lawrence D. Henry (37509165), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 3d Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, in action against enemy forces on 16 March 1945. Private First Class Henry'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. 10 (1947)
Home Town: Jackson County, Missouri
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Silver Star (WWII), Purple Heart


*HENRY, WILLIAM J. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to William J. Henry, 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 3 July 1944. First Lieutenant Henry'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. 89 (1944)


*HENSEL, EARL R. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Earl R. Hensel (36563718), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with an Infantry Company of the 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 16 April 1945, in Germany. Though painfully wounded, Private First Class Hensel volunteered to lead a three- man squad 150 yards up a street covered by devastating artillery, machine gun, and small arms fire. Charging the hostile strongpoint, he forced its occupants to flee. When intense machine gun fire from a barn less than 50 yards away forced him to take cover, he made several attempts to break through the hail of fire. In his third attempt upon the gun position, he was struck and killed. Private First Class Hensel'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, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 108 (November 19, 1945)
Home Town: Oakland County, Michigan


HENSHAW, MARVIN J. (MIA-KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Marvin J. Henshaw (1031248), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, in action against enemy forces on 29 February 1944. Second Lieutenant Henshaw'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 Cavalry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 19 (1944)
Home Town: Dickinson County, Texas


HENSHAW, ROBERT E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Robert E. Henshaw, First Lieutenant (Corps of Engineers), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 237th Engineer Combat Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 8 June 1944. First Lieutenant Henshaw's intrepid actions, personal 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. 72 (1944)


HERAUF, PETER A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Peter A. Herauf, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 20th Infantry Regiment, 6th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 31 July 1945. Technical Sergeant Herauf's intrepid actions, personal 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. 40 (1946)
Home Town: South Heart, North Dakota


*HERDMAN, DENCIL (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Dencil Herdman (35751840), Private First Class, 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 18 October 1944. Private First Class Herdman'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. 4 (1945)
Home Town: Evans, West Virginia


*HERIN, RALPH D. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Ralph D. Herin (34570464), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 406th Infantry Regiment, 102d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 17 November 1944. Staff Sergeant Herin'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 102d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 79 (1944)
Home Town: Bibb County, Georgia


HERKNESS, LINDSAY C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Lindsay C. Herkness, Lieutenant Colonel, 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 July 1944. Lieutenant Colonel Herkness' 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 2d Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 49 (1944)


*HERMANSPAN, JOHNOF, JR. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Johnof Hermanspan, Jr. (0-1321638), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 35th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 31 July 1944. Second Lieutenant Hermanspan'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. 62 (1944)
Home Town: Westchester County, New York


*HERNANDEZ, FRANK (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Frank Hernandez (39291238), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 23 January 1945. Sergeant Hernandez's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 37th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 50 (1945)
Home Town: Los Angeles, California


*HERNANDEZ, WILLIAM M. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to William M. Hernandez (0-191305), Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 828th Tank Destroyer Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 20 August 1944. Lieutenant Colonel Hernandez'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. 59 (1944)
Home Town: Westmont, New Jersey


HESS, GEORGE J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to George J. Hess, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 28 January 1944. First Lieutenant Hess' intrepid actions, personal 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. 64 (1944)


HESS, WILLIAM
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William Hess, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 42d Tank Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 19 March 1945. Staff Sergeant Hess' intrepid actions, personal 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. 126 (1945)


HESSE, FLOYD M.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Floyd M. Hesse, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 63d Infantry Regiment, 6th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 12 March 1945. Sergeant Hesse's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 6th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 110 (1945)
Home Town: Plummer, Minnesota


HESTAND, WILSON T.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Wilson T. Hestand, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 21 March 1945. Private First Class Hestand's intrepid actions, personal 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. 48 (1945)


HESTBECK, DONALD E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Donald E. Hestbeck, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company H, 129th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces from 9 to 13 February 1945. Staff Sergeant Hestbeck's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 37th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 127 (1945)


*HETTINGER, JOHN A. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to John A. Hettinger (0-5895), Colonel (Cavalry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 27 March 1945. Colonel Hettinger's outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 95 (1945)
Home Town: Reno County, Kansas


HEWITT, DENNIS
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Dennis Hewitt, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces in May 1943. Captain Hewitt'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, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 81 (1943)

 

HICKMAN, CHARLES E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Charles E. Hickman, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company M, 143d Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 7 December 1944. Sergeant Hickman's intrepid actions, personal 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. 514 (1945)
Home Town: Chestertown, Maryland


*HICKOX, JOHN I. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to John I. Hickox (39728879), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 306th Infantry Regiment, 77th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 28 May 1945. Private Hickox's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 77th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Tenth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 142 (1945)
Home Town: Los Angeles, California


HICKS, EDWIN C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Edwin C. Hicks, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 15 and 16 March 1944. Private Hicks' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 78 (1944)


*HICKS, GLYNN W. (MIA-KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Glynn W. Hicks (15057520), 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 3d Battalion, 6th Armored Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 November 1942, in North Africa. Technician Fourth Grade Hicks' 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, U.S. Army-North African Theater of Operations, General Orders No. 13 (1943)
Home Town: Knox County, Kentucky


HICKS, HERBERT C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Herbert C. Hicks (0-360592), Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy as Commanding Officer, 2d Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. Lieutenant Colonel Hicks, commanding one of the initial assault battalions, landed a the initial stage of the battle in the face of heavy enemy rifle, machine gun and artillery fire. Finding parts of the battalion leaderless and pinned down by the heavy and intense enemy fire, Lieutenant Colonel Hicks, with complete disregard for his own safety, moved p to the foremost elements of his unit and reorganized them for an assault on the enemy strongholds. Courageously, he led a small combat group through a breach in the wire over a thickly strewn mine field and gained the cliff sides directly under the enemy guns. Lieutenant Colonel Hicks personally assaulted and destroyed an enemy pillbox and two machine gun nests with hand grenades. Having placed the men along the cliff, Lieutenant Colonel Hicks then returned to the beach to the cliff heights. From this point, he led a successful assault which gained the battalion's objective. The superior leadership and personal bravery of Lieutenant Colonel Hicks reflects great credit on himself and is in keeping with the highest traditions of the Armed Forces.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 31 (July 1, 1944)
Home Town: South Carolina


*HIGBY, RALPH H. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Ralph H. Higby (19203972), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company I, 319th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 13 February 1945. Private First Class Higby'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 80th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 268 (1945)
Home Town: San Bernardino, California


HIGGINBOTHAM, RAYMOND L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Raymond L. Higginbotham, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 306th Infantry Regiment, 77th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 4 May 1945, at Okinawa. Private First Class Higginbotham's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 77th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 89 (1946)


HIGGINS, WALTER M.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Walter M. Higgins, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 2d Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces from 13 to 16 December 1944. Lieutenant Colonel Higgins' 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 2d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 120 (1945)


HIGGINS, WILLIAM J., JR.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William J. Higgins, Jr., First Lieutenant (Infantry), [then Second Lieutenant], 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 3 February 1944 in Italy. An Infantry company supported by tanks launched an attack on the town of Cassino, in the face of concentrated shelling and machine gun fire. Approaching the outskirts of the town, the tank column was halted by a deep ditch across the road which formed an impassable barrier. Enemy guns in Cassino opened fire on the leading tanks. Determined to continue the attack, First Lieutenant Higgins, commanding the infantry company, made his way to the barrier to survey the situation. Ordering his men to take cover from the intense fire, he called for engineer assistance and then single- handedly undertook the task of carrying rocks to fill the ditch. Informed that engineers were not available, Lieutenant Higgins obtained the aid of three volunteers. Two of his assistants were wounded by gun fire. Securing two more men, Higgins and his small group feverishly worked to provide a crossing for the tanks. The leading tank opened fire on enemy gun positions, and the resulting muzzle blast stunned Higgins, but he quickly recovered his composure and continued his difficult task under increasingly intense enemy shelling. A few minutes later enemy artillery set fire to the first and fourth tanks in the column, but within 30 minutes Higgins had completed the crossing. As a result of the courageous determination and resourcefulness of First Lieutenant Higgins, the initial advance into the fortress town of Cassino was affected. 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 34th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 176 (1944)
Born: March 25, 1920 at Wyoming, Pennsylvania


*HIGHT, WILLARD R. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Willard R. Hight (38005430), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 157th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces in July 1943. Sergeant Hight'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. 25 (1943)
Home Town: Adams County, Colorado


HIGHTOWER, JOHN M., III
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John M. Hightower, III, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 1st Battalion, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 17 December 1944. Lieutenant Colonel Hightower's intrepid actions, personal 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. 55 (1945)
Home Town: Las Cruces, New Mexico


HIGHTOWER, LOUIS V.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Louis V. Hightower, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 1st Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 14 February 1943, near Sidi Bou Zid, Tunisia. Lieutenant Colonel Hightower and his tank crew received word that seven enemy tanks were attacking a command post and artillery vehicles which were withdrawing to a new position. His was the only friendly tank in the vicinity but without hesitation, he moved it to protect the helpless unarmored vehicles, and engaged the enemy tanks unaided and alone. After destroying four of the enemy tanks and securing the withdrawal of the friendly column, his own tank received four heavy shots and was set afire. He evacuated the crew and brought them on foot to the friendly defensive position. But for the prompt and heroic action of Lieutenant Colonel Hightower and his tank crew, the command post and a battery of artillery would have been overrun by hostile tanks. His extraordinary heroism, self-sacrifice and devotion to duty is an inspiration to all, worthy of the finest traditions of the Armed Forces and deserving of the highest praise.
Headquarters, U.S. Army-North African Theater of Operations, General Orders No. 17 (1943)
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), 2@ Silver Stars (WWII)


*HILL, BENJAMIN S. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Benjamin S. Hill, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 121st Reconnaissance Squadron, in action against enemy forces on 31 December 1944 and 1 January 1945. Sergeant Hill'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. 576 (1945)


*HILL, EDGAR W. (MIA-KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Edgar W. Hill (31269360), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 11th Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 September 1944. Private Hill's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 5th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 6 (1945)
Home Town: Merrimack County, New Hampshire


HILL, JAMES E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to James E. Hill, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 18 April 1945. Major Hill's intrepid actions, personal 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 Air Forces in Europe, General Orders No. 134 (1945)


*HILL, ROBERT H. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Robert H. Hill (15077968), Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 551st Parachute Infantry Battalion, 82d Airborne Division (Attached), in action against enemy forces on 7 January 1945. Corporal Hill'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.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 65 (1945)
Home Town: Stark County, Ohio


HILL, THEODORE
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Theodore Hill, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 9 and 10 April 1943. Private Hill's intrepid actions, personal 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. 37 (1943)


HILL, VAN WILLIAM (MIA-KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Van William Hill (37102849), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 28 January 1944. Private First Class Hill's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 32d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 129 (1944)
Home Town: Craighead County, Arkansas


HILLER, GLEN O.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Glen O. Hiller, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces in September 1943. Sergeant Hiller's intrepid actions, personal 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. 74 (1943)


HIMMO, JOHN P.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John P. Himmo, Technical 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. Technical Sergeant Himmo's intrepid actions, personal 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.


HINDS, ERVIN M.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Ervin M. Hinds, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 185th Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 23 May 1945. Private First Class Hinds' intrepid actions, personal 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. 67 (1945)


HINE, HENRY C., JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Henry C. Hine, Jr., Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 168th Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces from 16 to 21 October 1944. Colonel Hine'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 34th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 24 (1945)


HINER, CLARENCE L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Clarence L. Hiner, Technician Third Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 18 December, 1944. Technician Third Grade Hiner's intrepid actions, personal 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, European Theater of Operations, U.S. Army, General Orders No. 101 (1945)


HINES, JOHN LEONARD, JR.
(First Award)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John Leonard Hines, Jr., Colonel (Armor), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 6th Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 11 November 1944. Colonel Hines' intrepid actions, personal 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. 100 (1944)

HINES, JOHN LEONARD, JR.
(Second Award)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Service Cross to John Leonard Hines, Jr., Colonel (Armor), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 6th Armored Division, in action against enemy forces during World War II. Colonel Hines' intrepid actions, personal 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. 86 (1945)
Personal Awards: 2@ Distinguished Service Crosses (WWII)


HINKEL, CLIFFORD P.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Clifford P. Hinkel (36709357), Sergeant (then Private), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with 415th Infantry Regiment, 104th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 26 October 1944. On that date, the battalion in which Sergeant Hinkel was a machine gunner was subjected to an enemy counterattack which had encompassed the left flank of their position. The enemy had brought forward machine guns and, with intense fire, pinned Sergeant Hinkel and his fellow soldiers to the ground. Entirely on his own initiative Sergeant Hinkel seized his own heavy machine gun and, without fear or hesitation dragged it forward more than one hundred yards through intense enemy machine gun and sniper fire. Completely disregarding his own personal safety, he set up his weapon within plain view of the enemy and opened fire. For more than thirty minutes he poured fire into the enemy position, causing many casualties and neutralizing the enemy fire in that sector. Through the valiant, voluntary act of Sergeant Hinkel, a grave threat to his battalion was averted. Sergeant Hinkel's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 104th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 23 (1945)
Home Town: Illinois


*HINMAN, HOWARD W. (MIA-KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Howard W. Hinman (0-109321), Lieutenant Colonel, 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 from 30 January 1942 to 8 February 1942, in the Philippine Islands. Lieutenant Colonel Hinman'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.
War Department, General Orders No. 106 (1946)
Home Town: Oklahoma County, Ohio
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Silver Star (WWII), Purple Heart


*HINOJOSA, FRANCISCO (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Francisco Hinojosa (38072514), 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 15 March 1945. Private First Class Hinojosa'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, U.S. Forces-European Theater, General Orders No. 307 (1945)
Home Town: Scurry County, Texas


HINSON, WRIGHT D.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Wright D. Hinson, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company H, 6th Armored Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 8 November 1942. Sergeant Hinson's intrepid actions, personal 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. 13 (1943)


HIRATA, JESSE M.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Jesse M. Hirata (30102296), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy as a member of Company B, 100th Infantry Battalion (Separate), attached to the 34th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 5 June 1944, near Genzano, Italy. Private Hirata served as lead scout for his platoon during an advance. His unit halted for a short period of rest in an area where enemy snipers were extremely active. While reconnoitering the area, Private Hirata was fired upon by an enemy sniper. Hitting the ground, Private Hirata made his way toward the enemy position. In an attempt to fire at the enemy, Private Hirata's rifle failed to function. Unhesitatingly he picked up a German shovel lying nearby and charged into the German position, calling for assistance from his comrades. Seeing other soldiers coming to Private Hirata's assistance, three Germans surrendered to him. Private Hirata's intrepid actions, personal 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. 133 (August 8, 1944)
Born: 1918 at Wahiawa, Hawaii
Home Town: Wahiawa, Hawaii


HIRSCHFELDER, CHESTER J.
(Second Award)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Service Cross to Chester J. Hirschfelder, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 28 July 1944. Colonel Hirschfelder'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 2d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 30 (1944)
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI), 2@ Distinguished Service Crosses (WWII)


HIRSCHFELDER, CHESTER J.
(Third Award)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting a Second Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Third Award of the Distinguished Service Cross to Chester J. Hirschfelder, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 2 August 1944. Colonel Hirschfelder'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 2d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 87 (1944)
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI), 2@ Distinguished Service Crosses (WWII)


HITCHENS, MARION L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Marion L. Hitchens, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with a Coastal Artillery Command, in action against enemy forces on 4 March 1944. First Sergeant Hitchens' intrepid actions, personal 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. 47 (1944)


*HIX, EUGENE (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Eugene Hix (7084322), Private, 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 from 10 to 13 July 1944. Private Hix's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 4th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 80 (1944)
Home Town: Jackson County, Tennessee


HIXON, ROBERT F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Robert F. Hixon, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 2 October 1944. Sergeant Hixon's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 39 (1945)


HOAK, CHARLES W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Charles W. Hoak, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 399th Infantry Regiment, 100th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 November 1944, in the vicinity of St. Remy, France. Private First Class Hoak's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 100th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 116 (1945)


HOBAN, THOMAS W.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Thomas W. Hoban, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 6th Armored Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 6 December 1942, in the vicinity of Tunisia. Captain Hoban distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism while conducting the defense of a position against constant attack by enemy ground troops supported by artillery and machine gun fire, as well as serial bombardment and strafing. He exposed himself without regard for his own safety and personally led three counter-attacks to recover lost ground. Captain Hoban'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.
Allied Force Headquarters, General Orders No. 6 (1943)
Home Town: Cleveland, Ohio


HOBBS, JAMES M.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to James M. Hobbs, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company H, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 31 January 1944. Staff Sergeant Hobbs' intrepid actions, personal 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. 136 (1944)


*HOBBY, JAMES L. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to James L. Hobby (20453723), Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with a Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, in action against enemy forces on 15 August 1944. Corporal Hobby'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. 117 (1944)
Home Town: Durham County, North Carolina


HODES, HENRY L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Henry L. Hodes, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with a Tank Battalion, 36th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 18 December, 1944. Second Lieutenant Hodes' intrepid actions, personal 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. 94 (1945)


HODGDON, GEORGE E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to George E. Hodgdon, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 15th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 30 January 1944. First Lieutenant Hodgdon's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 3d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 71 (1944)


HODGSON, FRED
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Fred Hodgson, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 26 October 1944, in the vicinity of Bourgonce, France. At 1030 hours Lieutenant Hodgson made five single-handed assaults on a powerful concentration of enemy armor which had halted his company. Advancing alone through 105 millimeter and 75 millimeter concentrations, while four enemy tanks deluged the area with cannon and machine gun fire, he knocked out two Mark IV tanks at ten and fifteen yards range with a bazooka; killed two riflemen in foxholes with sub-machine gun fire; stalked a third tank and killed its commander with his pistol at ten yards range. Lieutenant Hodgson's unparalleled fearlessness inspired his company to shatter the remaining enemy armor. 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 3d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 172 (1945)


HODNETT, WARREN S.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Warren S. Hodnett, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 15 August 1943. Private Hodnett's intrepid actions, personal 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. 145 (1944)


HOFFMAN, ALBERT J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Albert J. Hoffman, Captain (Chaplain), 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 4 November 1943. Chaplain Hoffman's intrepid actions, personal 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. 40 (1944)


HOFFNER, PAUL H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Paul H. Hoffner, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 145th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 19 February 1945. Private First Class Hoffner's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 37th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 48 (1945)


*HOGAN, PETE LEROY (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Pete Leroy Hogan (34548173), Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Platoon Leader with Company F, 2d Battalion, 289th Infantry Regiment, 75th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 5 January 1945, during the "Battle of the Bulge" in Belgium. Assuming command of his platoon when its leader became a casualty, Technical Sergeant Hogan moved his men into position, encountering heavy enemy resistance, especially from the right and left flanks where machine guns threatened the leading elements of his platoon. Fearlessly dashing forward alone with hand grenades and exposing himself to intense enemy fire, Technical Sergeant Hogan succeeded in eliminating the machine gun positions holding the advance of the 1st Platoon on his left. Fatally wounded by enemy fire, he turned upon the machine gun positions firing upon his own platoon and with his remaining grenades dazed German machine gunners and continued to give orders to overrun the position. The indomitable fighting spirit and aggressive courage of Technical Sergeant Hogan are in accordance with the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 75th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, XVI Corps, General Orders No. 82 (1945)
Home Town: Wellborn, Florida


HOGAN, WILLIAM R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William R. Hogan, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with a Reconnaissance Squadron, in action against enemy forces in July 1943. Second Lieutenant Hogan's intrepid actions, personal 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. 35 (1943)


HOGGE, BERT D.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Bert D. Hogge, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 22 and 23 November 1944. Technical Sergeant Hogge's intrepid actions, personal 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. 63 (1945)


HOJNOWSKI, FRANK J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Frank J. Hojnowski, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 114th Infantry Regiment, 44th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 30 November 1944. Private First Class Hojnowski's intrepid actions, personal 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 44th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 85 (1945)


*HOLBROOK, GILBERT S. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Gilbert S. Holbrook (0-350602), Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 92d Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 and 9 February 1945, in Italy. Captain Holbrook'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 92d Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 49 (1945)
Home Town: Owensboro, Kentucky


*HOLCOMB, ROY E. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Roy E. Holcomb (39525060), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 607th Tank Destroyer Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 1 December 1944. Sergeant Holcomb'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. 18 (1945)
Home Town: Custer County, Idaho


HOLECEK, CHARLES W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Charles W. Holecek, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 143d Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 December 1944. First Sergeant Holecek's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 36th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 570 (1945)


HOLLADAY, CHARLES T.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Charles T. Holladay, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 11 May 1944. Second Lieutenant Holladay's intrepid actions, personal 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)


HOLLADAY, MAX W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Max W. Holladay, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 1st Battalion, 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 26 July 1943. Sergeant Holladay's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 37th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the South Pacific Area, General Orders No. 513 (1943)


HOLLAND, JAMES R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to James R. Holland, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with 6th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, in action against enemy forces on 3 December 1944. Private Holland's intrepid actions, personal 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. 4 (1945)


HOLLAND, ROBERT H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Robert H. Holland, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the Medical Detachment, 1st Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 23 November 1944, in Germany. Private Holland, a litter bearer, and three other soldiers volunteered to cross open terrain in the face of enemy artillery, mortar and small-arms fire, to deliver blood plasma to a forward aid station. After successfully passing through enemy fire and delivering the plasma to its destination, Private Holland assisted in the treatment of casualties. When it was learned that one of the casualties was in immediate need of surgical care, Private Holland volunteered to evacuate him over the same route he had previously traveled. Again facing the known dangers of the trip, Private Holland, with complete disregard for his own personal safety, successfully completed his task. It was then learned that Private Holland was suffering from a severe case of pleurisy, with a temperature of 102 degrees. Private First Class Holland's intrepid actions, personal 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. 36 (1945)
Home Town: Watertown, New York


*HOLLEMON, JESSE D., JR. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Jesse D. Hollemon, Jr. (38051040), Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 15 December 1943. Corporal Hollemon'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. 40 (1944)
Home Town: Galveston, Texas


HOLLINGSWORTH, CHARLES H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Charles H. Hollingsworth, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 60th Coast Artillery, in action against enemy forces on 30 December 1941, in the Philippine Islands. Sergeant Hollingsworth's intrepid actions, personal 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. 18 (1942)


*HOLLINGSWORTH, CLARENCE K. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Clarence K. Hollingsworth (0-414351), Lieutenant Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Commanding Officer of the 3d Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 14 April 1945. Lieutenant Colonel Hollingsworth'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 8th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 289 (1945)
Home Town: Troy, South Carolina
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Bronze Star, 2@ Purple Hearts


HOLLINGSWORTH, JAMES F.
(First Award)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to James F. Hollingsworth (0-34155), Lieutenant Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Headquarters, 2d Battalion, 67th Armored Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 11 April 1945, in Germany. Colonel Hollingsworth personally led, in a 1/4 ton truck, a Task Force of tanks and infantry for fourteen hours in a dash of seventy-one miles from Gr. Douren, Germany, to the Elbe River at Schonebeck, Germany. On three occasions during the day he went into towns with small forces mounted in 1/4 ton trucks and, by surprise, effected a complete surrender without bloodshed of the German garrisons. When stopped by a road block in Schonebeck, near a bridge, he continued to direct the fight, although he was wounded twice and barely able to walk. Only after the bridge had been blown and all hope for its capture had vanished did he consent to evacuation for his wounds. Colonel Hollingsworth's heroic actions and aggressive leadership were directly responsible for the accomplishments of the Task Force under his command and are in keeping with the highest traditions of the armed forces.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 646 (1945)
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), 2@ Distinguished Service Crosses (Vietnam)


*HOLLOMAN, ROBERT S. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Robert S. Holloman (0-1317170), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 21 April 1945. First Lieutenant Holloman's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 37th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 79 (1945)
Home Town: Alleghany County, Virginia


HOLM, CHARLEY A. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Charley A. Holm (35652133), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company I, 143d Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 20 November 1944. Staff Sergeant Holm's intrepid actions, personal 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. 145 (1945)
Home Town: Huntington, West Virginia
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Bronze Star, 2@ Purple Hearts


HOLMAN, GRADY B.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Grady B. Holman (0-362630), Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while Commanding Company A, 1st Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 12 December 1944, in Germany. Captain Holman was personally leading an attack upon strong enemy positions when withering artillery, mortar and machine gun fire inflicted numerous casualties upon his men, halting the advance. Realizing the urgency of getting his troops from under the devastating shell-fire, he constantly exposed himself to evacuate the wounded and to reorganize his battered men. Armed only with a pistol, he personally led a renewed attack upon the numerically superior enemy force and was the first to reach the hostile emplacement. His inspired troops quickly attacked the objective, killing or capturing more than 100 Germans. The actions of Captain Holman on this occasion are in keeping with the finest traditions of the Armed Forces.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 27 (February 15, 1945)
Home Town: Blakely, Georgia


*HOLMES, FORREST M. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Forrest M. Holmes (36899629), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company I, 382d Infantry Regiment, 96th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 29 October 1944, at Leyte, Philippine Islands. Private Holmes' 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 96th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces-Pacific Ocean Areas, General Orders No. 51 (1945)
Home Town: Kent County, Michigan


HOLMES, WOODROW W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Woodrow W. Holmes, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 82d Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 17 April 1945. Staff Sergeant Holmes' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 297 (1945)


*HOLMLUND, ROBERT W. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Robert W. Holmlund (37278044), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 11th Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 3 October 1944. Private First Class Holmlund's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 5th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 61 (1945)


HOLSTI, RAYMOND S.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Raymond S. Holsti (37555613), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 3d Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 21 December 1944, one-half mile south of Choneux, Belgium. As a machine gunner, Private First Class Holsti was dug in position on the far left flank of his company's defense line protecting the its link with Company C to its left. At approximately 0800 hours, the enemy mounted a determined attach with at least of company of infantry supported by two flak wagons and artillery. Private First Class Holsti, seeing the casualties being caused by the fire from the 20-mm. cannons on the vehicles, immediately placed all the fire possible from his light machine gun upon the advancing vehicles. In consequence, the flak wagons focused their firepower on the harassing gun position. Private First Class Holsti was seriously wounded several times. Despite these wounds, he continued to fire effectively at the vehicles, until bazooka men were able to get into a firing position from which they were able to knock out one vehicle and force the other to withdraw. Seeing their supporting armor eliminated, the enemy infantry broke off the attack. Private First Class Holsti continued to fire unassisted at the retreating infantry until he collapsed in his hole from great loss of blood. As a result of Private First Class Holsti's unsurpassed courage and unswerving devotion to duty, a serious threat to his company's whole defensive perimeter was eliminated. His actions were an inspiration to all who witnessed them and are typical of the highest standards of the Airborne Forces.
Headquarters, XVIII Airborne Corps, General Orders No. 19 (March 14, 1945)
Home Town: North Dakota


HOLT, EDWARD B.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Edward B. Holt, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company H, 411th Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 25 November 1944. Private Holt's intrepid actions, personal 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. 51 (1945)


HOLTZ, CHARLES S.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Charles S. Holtz, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 10th Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 5 December 1944. Second Lieutenant Holtz's intrepid actions, personal 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. 57 (1946)


HONAN, WILLIAM J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William J. Honan, Second Lieutenant, 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 and 7 March 1945. Second Lieutenant Honan's intrepid actions, personal 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. 109 (1945)


HOOKER, CHARLES E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Charles E. Hooker, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 143d Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 16 March 1945. Private First Class Hooker's intrepid actions, personal 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. 300 (1945)


*HOPES, ROBERT D. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Robert D. Hopes (13012657), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company H, 2d Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 17 October 1944. Staff Sergeant Hopes' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 53 (1945)
Home Town: Washington County, Pennsylvania


HOPPER, HENRY T.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Henry T. Hopper, Private First Class, 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 1 and 2 March 1945. Private First Class Hopper's intrepid actions, personal 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. 292 (1945)


HOPPES, JAMES I.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to James I. Hoppes, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 359th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 February 1945. Sergeant Hoppes' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 90th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 109 (1945)


HOPPLE, JOHN O. (MIA-KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John O. Hopple (20600408), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Headquarters Company, 192d Tank Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 7 February 1942. Sergeant Hopple's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 27 (1942)
Home Town: Maywood, Illinois


*HORAN, ROGER J. (MIA-KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Roger J. Horan (0-1012610), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 32d Armored Regiment, 3d Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 29 June 1944. Second Lieutenant Horan's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 3d Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 56 (1944)
Home Town: Rensselaer, New York


HORD, SHELBY R.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Shelby R. Hord (16084792), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 3d Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 10 July 1943, approximately three miles southeast of Niscemi, Sicily. Private Hord, a machine gunner, alone and upon his own initiative, courageously advanced three hundred yards under intense machine gun and rifle fire toward an enemy machine gun position. From a distance of about fifty feet he threw four hand grenades into the position, then attacked the enemy with his carbine, killing four and wounding three. The enemy force was completely disorganized and routed, enabling his unit to advance and use the captured machine guns against the enemy. Private Hord's intrepid actions, personal 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. 24 (September 11, 1943)
Home Town: Kalamazoo, Michigan


HORMAN, GLEN W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Glen W. Horman, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces during World War II. First Lieutenant Horman's intrepid actions, personal 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.


*HORN, HARVEY E. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Harvey E. Horn (35206753), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 25 August 1944. Sergeant Horn'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. 160 (1944)


HORNE, GILDER STANSBURY, JR. (MIA-KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Gilder Stansbury Horne, Jr. (0-412761), First Lieutenant (Armor), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 1st Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 31 January 1943, at Faid Pass, Tunisia. First Lieutenant Horne'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, U.S. Army-North African Theater of Operations, General Orders No. 17 (1943)
Home Town: Charlotte, North Carolina


HORNER, CHARLES T., JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Charles T. Horner, Jr., Major (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Commanding Officer, 3d Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 29 July 1943. Major Horner's outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army-North African Theater of Operations, General Orders No. 28 (1944)
Home Town: Doylestown, Pennsylvania


HORNER, JESSE T.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Jesse T. Horner, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 129th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 16 March 1944. Private First Class Horner's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 37th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the South Pacific Area, General Orders No. 1165 (1944)


HORNSBY, JASPER T.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Jasper T. Hornsby, Private First Class, 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 16 June 1945, at Luzon, Philippine Islands. When a platoon of Company F was pinned down by a heavily defended Japanese strong point covering a rough stretch of ground near Barat, Luzon, Private Hornsby volunteered to act as lead scout of a unit ordered to flank the enemy position. Hornsby crawled forward to the crest of a knoll from which he located an enemy machine-gun placement flanked by supporting riflemen. He signaled the rest of the squad to take cover, and then continued forward until his movement attracted the attention of the Japanese and he became the object of heavy machine-gun and rifle fire. Ignoring the shelter of a small draw a few yards away, and although seriously wounded in the side and arm, he continued his painful, grueling advance in the face of concentrated fire until he was within grenade-throwing distance. Weakening rapidly and partially dazed by his wounds, he now summoned all his remaining strength and hurled two grenades into the midst of the enemy placement and completely silenced the position. By his dauntless courage and selfless devotion to duty in most hazardous action, Private Hornsby prevented many casualties and enabled his platoon to drive on to its objective. His intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 6th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 195 (1945)


HORTON, HENRY M.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Henry M. Horton, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 643d Tank Destroyer Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 16 April 1945. Staff Sergeant Horton's intrepid actions, personal 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. 1 (1946)
Home Town: Cowpens, South Carolina


HORTON, NOAH
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Noah Horton, Technician Third Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces from 10 to 13 November 1944. Technician Third Grade Horton's intrepid actions, personal 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. 191 (1945)


HORYT, EDWARD S. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Edward S. Horyt (42012303), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 17 August 1944. Private Horyt'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. 185 (1945)
Home Town: Union County, New Jersey


HOSEA, ERNEST W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Ernest W. Hosea, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 26 December 1944. Staff Sergeant Hosea's intrepid actions, personal 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. 176 (1945)
Home Town: Waller, Texas


*HOTTINGER, TROY E. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Troy E. Hottinger (38353084), 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 6 October 1944. Staff Sergeant Hottinger'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. 17 (1945)
Home Town: Polk County, Florida


HOUSTON, ROBERT J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Robert J. Houston (12201925), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company H, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 12 June 1944, in France. The advance of Sergeant Houston's company was halted by heavy enemy machine gun and cannon fire. With complete disregard for his safety, Sergeant Houston moved out to an exposed position, set up, sighted and fired a 60-mm. mortar. His action drew the fire of the enemy and permitted his company to advance. Despite the intense enemy fire directed at him, Sergeant Houston remained at his position and destroyed the enemy guns. His intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 101st Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 31 (July 1, 1944)
Home Town: New York


HOWARD, JAMES S.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to James S. Howard, Second Lieutenant (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 374th Field Artillery Battalion, 100th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 31 December 1944 and 1 January 1945, in the vicinity of Rimling, France. Second Lieutenant Howard's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 100th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 492 (1945)


*HOWARD, JULIAN J. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Julian J. Howard (14076213), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the Field Artillery, 26th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 26 December 1944. Sergeant Howard's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 26th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces in Austria, General Orders No. 7 (1946)
Home Town: Coffee County, Georgia


*HOWARD, KENNETH L. (DNB)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Kenneth L. Howard, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 383d Infantry Regiment, 96th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 16 May 1945. Private Howard'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 96th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 334 (1945)


HOWARD, MARION L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Marion L. Howard, Second Lieutenant, 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 26 and 27 April 1945. Second Lieutenant Howard's intrepid actions, personal 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. 206 (1945)


HOWARD, WILBUR LEE
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Wilbur Lee Howard, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 2d Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 14 October 1944. Private First Class Howard's intrepid actions, personal 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. 48 (1945)
Home Town: Eureka, Kansas


HOWE, MERLE H. (KIA)
(First Award)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Merle H. Howe (0-131962), Lieutenant Colonel (General Staff Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Headquarters, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 5 December 1942, near Buna, New Guinea. During an attack on Buna Village, when men of a rifle company short of Company officers were checked by heavy small arms and mortar fire at close range, Lieutenant Colonel Howe personally exposed himself to the enemy fire, moving among the advanced groups and encouraging the men to resume the attack. He led them in an attack, gaining ground which, held and consolidated, assisted materially in an advance on the succeeding day. Lieutenant Colonel Howe'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 32d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, South West Pacific Area, General Orders No. 64 (December 28, 1942)

HOWE, MERLE H. (KIA)
(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 Merle H. Howe (0-131962), Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 11 May 1945 at Luzon, Philippine Islands. During the fighting along the Villa Verde Trail, Colonel Howe, commanding an infantry regiment, went forward to a battalion position to observe the operations of forward elements. Shortly afterward he accompanied an advance patrol which was reconnoitering a route for tanks along the slope of a hill. Half of the patrol had traversed a narrow ravine when the enemy suddenly opened fire from concealed positions and seriously wounded a man directly in front of Colonel Howe. Taking charge of the patrol, immediately Colonel Howe sent two men forward to evacuate the casualty, and then directed covering fire into caves from which the enemy had fired. After directing removal of the wounded man to safety, he organized the patrol for sealing the caves, but was soon wounded by enemy mortar fire directed on the group. Despite the intense enemy fire he refused first aid, continued to direct the demolition squad in finding a route of approach to the caves, and assisted in providing covering fire while the caves were closed with pole charges. Under his direction five caves were sealed and over thirty enemy killed. Colonel Howe, by his quick and heroic action and his effective employment of the few troops at his disposal, prevented numerous casualties, extricated his men from a grave situation, and inflicted many losses on the enemy. His 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 32d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 53 (1945)
Born: April 11, 1896 at Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Home Town: Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Personal Awards: 2@ Distinguished Service Crosses (WWII), Legion of Merit, 2@ Bronze Stars, 3@ Purple Hearts


*HOWE, WESLEY F. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Wesley F. Howe (38006630), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 157th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces in July 1943. Private First Class Howe'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. 25 (1943)
Home Town: Routt County, Colorado


HOWELL, JAMES W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to James W. Howell, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Cannon Company, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 18 December, 1944. Sergeant Howell's intrepid actions, personal 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. 585 (October 6, 1945)


HOWEY, HAROLD G.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Harold G. Howey, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 10 July 1943. Staff Sergeant Howey's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 3d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 27 (1943)
Home Town: Watertown, South Dakota


HOWINGTON, HENRY F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Henry F. Howington, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 26th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 November 1944. Private First Class Howington's intrepid actions, personal 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. 113 (1944)


HOWINGTON, WILLIAM C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William C. Howington, Private First Class, 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 3 August 1943, in the vicinity of New Georgia, Solomon Islands. Private First Class Howington's intrepid actions, personal 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. 488 (1943)


HRITSIK, MICHAEL
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Michael Hritsik, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 319th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 23 December 1944. Second Lieutenant Hritsik's intrepid actions, personal 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. 265 (1945)


HUBBARD, RALPH W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Ralph W. Hubbard, Major (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 7 April 1942. Major Hubbard's intrepid actions, personal 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. 96 (1945)


HUDSON, WILLIAM C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William C. Hudson, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 31 December 1944. Technical Sergeant Hudson's intrepid actions, personal 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. 87 (1945)


HUDSPETH, JAMES R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to James R. Hudspeth, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company D, 756th Tank Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 26 January 1945. Staff Sergeant Hudspeth's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 258 (1945)


HUEMPFNER, MILO C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Milo C. Huempfner (16091778), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 551st Parachute Infantry Battalion, 82d Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 23 and 24 December 1944, in Belgium. Private First Class Huempfner, on 23 December 1944 elected to remain in Leignon, Belgium after its capture by German armored elements despite the fact that he had not been ordered to do so. His harassing actions within the city during the entire time it was occupied by the German forces, at great risk to his life, resulted in the loss to the Germans of two half-tracks, a machine gun position and a German officer and two enlisted men. His prompt action in warning allied forces of the presence of this German force prevented the loss of many allied vehicles and the loss of lives of American soldiers. Private First Class Huempfner's intrepid actions, personal 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, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 205 (1945)
Home Town: Green Bay, Wisconsin


HUFFT, RAYMOND F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Raymond F. Hufft, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 1st Battalion, 180th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces from 25 to 27 March 1945. Lieutenant Colonel Hufft'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 45th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 328 (1945)


HUGGINS, GORDON E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Gordon E. Huggins, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company K, 104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 7 February 1944, in the vicinity of Saarlautern, Germany. On that date, Private Huggins and four companions were engaged in clearing ammunition and explosive from the cellar from a newly taken building which was to be used as a command post. He picked up a grenade with a defective fuse mechanism, fully arming it. There were two windows in the cellar, and realizing that the explosion would probably kill his companions he acted with split-second decision. Shouting a warning to his comrades he ran to a corner, turned his back to the men and held the grenade between his legs until it exploded, hurling him to the floor. His hand was severed and he suffered severe fragment wounds, but by his extraordinary courage he prevented injury to his companions. Private Huggins' intrepid actions, personal 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. 101 (1945)
Home Town: Coffeyville, Kansas


HUGGINS, MEREDITH M.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Meredith M. Huggins, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 1 December 1942, during the Papuan Campaign near Sanananda, New Guinea. Captain Huggins' 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 32d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 28 (1943)
Home Town: Oregon


HUGHES, JOSEPH J. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Joseph J. Hughes (0-288858), Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the Quartermaster Corps, Transportation Service, Philippine Department, in action against enemy forces on 31 December 1941, at Manila, Philippine Islands. During the time that the wharf burned fiercely from fires started by enemy action, Major Hughes secured a launch and, proceeding along the breakwater, towed barges, scows and other loaded craft to a place of safety. Through a rain of sparks and flaming gasoline on the water, he plied the craft to rescue over 100 Filipino stevedores who were trapped on the burning pier. The courageous actions of Major Hughes accounted for the saving of may lives and great quantities of valuable property. 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 Philippine Department, and the United States Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 95 (August 23, 1946)
Home Town: Boston, Massachusetts


HUGHES, LLOYD A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Lloyd A. Hughes, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Headquarters Company, 31st Infantry Regiment, Philippine Scouts, in action against enemy forces on 9 May 1942, at Corregidor, Philippine Islands. Private Hughes' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 11 (1942)
Home Town: Los Angeles, California


HUGHES, NORMAN R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Norman R. Hughes, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 2d Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 20 February 1945. First Lieutenant Hughes' intrepid actions, personal 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. 100 (May 11, 1945)


HUGHES, RAY N.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Ray N. Hughes, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 185th Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 3 May 1945. Private First Class Hughes' intrepid actions, personal 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)


HUGHES, VINCENT J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Vincent J. Hughes, Technician Third Grade, 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 8 August 1944. Technician Third Grade Hughes' intrepid actions, personal 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. 80 (1944)


HUGHETT, GALEN C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Galen C. Hughett, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 9th Armored Infantry Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 26 March 1945. First Lieutenant Hughett's intrepid actions, personal 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. 254 (1945)


HULL, CLYDE W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Clyde W. Hull, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 5 October 1944. Second Lieutenant Hull's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 29th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 23 (1945)
Home Town: Frederick, Maryland


*HULL, SAMUEL E. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Samuel E. Hull (33681836), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 29 December 1944. Private First Class Hull's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 26th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 134 (1945)
Home Town: Erie, Pennsylvania


*HULSEY, WILLIAM R., JR. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to William R. Hulsey, Jr. (7083826), 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 January 1943. Private First Class Hulsey'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. 96 (1943)
Home Town: Fulton County, Georgia


*HUMFREVILLE, THOMAS M. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Thomas M. Humfreville (0-1302466), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 184th Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 24 October 1944. Second Lieutenant Humfreville's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 62 (1945)
Home Town: Los Angeles, California


*HUMPHREY, CHARLES W., JR. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Charles W. Humphrey, Jr., Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 31 July 1944. Staff Sergeant Humphrey's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 4th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 319 (1945)


HUMPHREY, WILLIAM B.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William B. Humphrey, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 319th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 14 September 1944. Staff Sergeant Humphrey's intrepid actions, personal 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, European Theater of Operations, U.S. Army, General Orders No. 15 (1945)


HUMPLEY, CHARLES
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Charles Humpley, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 6 January 1943. Staff Sergeant Humpley's intrepid actions, personal 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. 32 (1943)


*HUNT, BURK BURNETT (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Burk Burnett Hunt (20806023), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 3 December 1943. Sergeant Hunt'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. 40 (1944)
Home Town: Ranger, Texas


HUNT, HARRY H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Harry H. Hunt, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 377th Infantry Regiment, 95th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 9 November 1944. Sergeant Hunt's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 95th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 296 (1945)


HUNT, JAMES I.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to James I. Hunt (0-450276), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with an Anti-Tank Platoon of Headquarters Company, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces from 2 to 5 December 1942, during the Papuan Campaign at Buna, New Guinea. While leading his platoon in an attack on Buna Village, First Lieutenant Hunt, when the attack was checked by hostile fire, crawled forward without regard to his personal safety and threw a hand grenade into an enemy machine gun emplacement. Although wounded above the knee during this action, he continued to lead his platoon in the attack. Evacuated two days later because of his wound, he voluntarily returned to duty with his unit the following day, although the bullet had not been removed and his hospitalization was recommended. First Lieutenant Hunt'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 32d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, South West Pacific Area, General Orders No. 1 (January 1, 1943)
Born: April 28, 1914 at Lima, Ohio
Home Town: Lima, Ohio


HUNT, RAYMOND CHAMP, JR. (POW)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Raymond Champ Hunt, Jr., Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Executive Officer, Luzon Guerilla Army Forces, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, in action against enemy forces from 21 April 1942 through 30 April 1945, in the vicinity of Tarlac, Philippine Islands. Following his escape from the enemy early in 1942, Captain Hunt organized two companies of guerrillas and became the Executive Officer for Luzon Guerilla Army Forces, United States Army Forces in the Far East in Tarlac Province. Gathering scattered arms, his men cleared the area of roving bandit gangs. Accepting the command of Pangasinan Province 20 June 1944, he carried on propaganda work among civilians and instituted intelligence activities. His troops started all-out operations against the foe four days prior to the landing of American Forces at Lingayen Gulf. Participating in the attack on an enemy garrison at San Quintin, Pangasinan, on 5 January 1945, he infiltrated their lines to gain valuable combat intelligence and establish a communication center for G-2 reports from several neighboring provinces. By his ability, initiative, courage and qualities of leadership, while engaged in activities with the Luzon Guerrilla Army Forces, Captain Hunt materially aided American operations in the Philippine Islands. 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 U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 9 (1945)
Home Town: St. Louis, Missouri


HUNTER, ERNEST E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Ernest E. Hunter, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 130th Infantry Regiment, 33d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 29 April 1945. Private First Class Hunter's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 33d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 367 (1945)


HUNTER, SYLVESTER J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Sylvester J. Hunter, Second Lieutenant, 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 from 6 to 8 February 1944. Second Lieutenant Hunter's intrepid actions, personal 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. 133 (August 8, 1944)


HUNTINGTON, CHARLES M.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Charles M. Huntington, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with 44th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, in action against enemy forces on 9 April 1945. Sergeant Huntington's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 292 (1945)


HURD, EDWIN L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Edwin L. Hurd, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 180th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 23 May 1944. Sergeant Hurd's intrepid actions, personal 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. 75 (1944)


HUTCHINSON, JONATHON
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Jonathon Hutchinson, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 313th Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 14 September 1944. First Lieutenant Hutchinson's intrepid actions, personal 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)


HUTSON, ROBERT J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Robert J. Hutson, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 363d Infantry Regiment, 91st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 5 July 1944. Staff Sergeant Hutson's intrepid actions, personal 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. 4 (1945)
Home Town: San Diego, California


HYDE, LOUIS G. V.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Louis G. V. Hyde, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Office of Strategic Services, in action against enemy forces from 31 May 1944 to 1 October 1944. Sergeant Hyde's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, European Theater of Operations, U.S. Army, General Orders No. 87 (1945)


HYLDEN, HAROLD E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Harold E. Hylden, First Lieutenant (Armor), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 709th Tank Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 26 November 1944. First Lieutenant Hylden's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 23 (1945)


HYMAN, ALVIN A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Alvin A. Hyman (33355357), Technical Sergeant, 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 24 February 1945, in Germany. When the attacking echelon of his battalion was pinned down by intense hostile machine gun, rifle, and machine pistol fire from enemy troops in a fire trench, Technical Sergeant Hyman alone charged the hostile position. Single-handedly assaulting the pillbox with hand grenades, he forced the enemy to come out and surrender. By his superb personal courage and aggressive fighting spirit, Technical Sergeant Hyman killed five enemy soldiers, captured thirty, eliminated a hostile strongpoint, and enabled his battalion to continue its attack. Technical Sergeant Hyman's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 8th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 70 (August 2, 1945)
Home Town: Pennsylvania


HYNDS, HENRY G.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Henry G. Hynds, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 188th Glider Infantry Regiment, 11th Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces from 10 to 12 February 1945. First Lieutenant Hynds' intrepid actions, personal 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 11th Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 105 (1945)

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