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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


*IANNUZZI, ARTHUR (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Arthur Iannuzzi (32956063), Corporal, 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 on 26 April 1945. Corporal Iannuzzi'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. 78 (1946)
Home Town: Medford, New Jersey


*IBERTI, EGIDIO S. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Egidio S. Iberti (0-1311895), 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 24 September 1944. Second Lieutenant Iberti'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. 89 (1945)
Home Town: New York, New York


*IFLAND, ROBERT L. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Robert L. Ifland (36695797), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 16th Tank Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 6 May 1945. Private First Class Ifland'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. 150 (1945)
Home Town: Cook County, Illinois


IIDA, GEORGE S.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to George S. Iida (30105400), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 2d Battalion, 442d Regimental Combat Team, attached to the 34th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 4 July 1944, near Castellina, Italy. When his platoon was pinned down by fierce bursts of machine gun fire, Sergeant Iida, spotting two of the guns, successfully neutralized one machine gun emplacement with his M-1 rifle and directed the fire of his BAR man in silencing another. Reorganizing his men who had become scattered by the barrage, he advanced forward alone to reconnoiter the area. Encountering an enemy rifleman, he shot him at point blank range. This action caused the enemy to open up with intense machine gun and machine pistol fire. Locating one of these hostile positions, Sergeant Iida crawled to within a few yards of it and throwing two hand grenades, destroyed the machine gun nest. Meanwhile, his platoon leader was seriously wounded and Sergeant Iida was ordered to assume command of the platoon. Observing that the men were still held immobile by the concentrated enemy fire, he again advanced alone, located the hostile positions and heaved four more hand grenades into the emplacements, silencing the enemy weapons. By his fearless determination and outstanding bravery, Sergeant Iida successfully led his platoon in capturing their objective. His intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 34th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 10 (January 16, 1945)
Born: February 22, 1921 at Pearl City, Hawaii
Home Town: Pearl City, Hawaii


*INFIEL, DALMACIO (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Dalmacio Infiel (R-310765), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company I, 57th Infantry Regiment, Philippine Scouts, in action against enemy forces on 14 January 1942. Sergeant Infiel'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. 21 (1942)
Home Town: Philippine Islands


INGLE, DONALD F. (POW)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Donald F. Ingle, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Headquarters, 3d Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, Philippine Scouts, on 18 January 1942, during action against enemy forces in the defense of Bataan and while a prisoner of the Japanese during World War II. A radio operator with the 31st Infantry Regiment, Private Ingle became a prisoner at the fall of Bataan and survived the infamous death march which took a heavy toll amongst those who were forced into captivity on 8 April 1942. After imprisonment in several POW camps in the Philippines, Private Ingle was finally liberated in Japan in September, 1945. His intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Authority: Legion of Valor
Home Town: Lafayette, Illinois


INGLING, HOWARD H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Howard H. Ingling, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 23d Armored Infantry Battalion, in action against enemy forces from 14 August 1944 to 10 September 1944. Captain Ingling's outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 217 (August 19, 1945)


INGRAM, CHARLES L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Charles L. Ingram, Master Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 27th Armored Field Artillery, in action against enemy forces on 6 December 1942. Master Sergeant Ingram's intrepid actions, personal 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. 7 (1943)


INGRAM, WILEY J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Wiley J. Ingram, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 4th Engineer Combat Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 18 January 1945. Staff Sergeant Ingram's intrepid actions, personal 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. 85 (1945)


IRISH, NED T.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Ned T. Irish, First Lieutenant (Corps of Engineers), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 135th Engineer Combat Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 22 February 1945. First Lieutenant Irish's intrepid actions, personal 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. 222 (1945)
Home Town: Bronxville, New York


IRIZARRY, ANIBAL
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Anibal Irizarry, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces in November 1942. Private Irizarry's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 18 (1943)


IRVIN, DELBERT R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Delbert R. Irvin, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company D, 382d Infantry Regiment, 96th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 29 October and 3 November 1944, at Leyte, Philippine Islands. First Lieutenant Irvin's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 96th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces-Pacific Ocean Areas, General Orders No. 51 (1945)


*IRWIN, ORVAL D. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Orval D. Irwin, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company H, 406th Infantry Regiment, 102d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 10 April 1945. Corporal Irwin'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, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 268 (1945)


IRZYK, ALBIN F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Albin F. Irzyk, Lieutenant Colonel (Armor), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 8th Tank Battalion, 4th Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 18 March 1945, in Germany. After four U.S. assaulting tanks were destroyed, Colonel Irzyk immediately advanced to the head of the column and charged headlong against the opposing anti-tank guns. When his tank was destroyed he, although wounded, lead the infantry forces forward through a hail of fire to secure the town. Lieutenant Colonel Irzyk's outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 4th Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 137 (1945)
Home Town: West Palm Beach, Florida


ISLEY, CARL J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Carl J. Isley, Lieutenant Colonel, 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. Lieutenant Colonel Isley's intrepid actions, personal 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)
Home Town: Watkins Glen, New York


IVEY, RICHARD G.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Richard G. Ivey, Captain (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the Coastal Artillery Corps, in action against enemy forces from 6 to 11 February 1942, in the Philippine Islands. Captain Ivey's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the Coastal Artillery Corps, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 37 (1942)

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*JACKMAN, GORDON W. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Gordon W. Jackman (0-1171201), First Lieutenant (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 370th Field Artillery Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 17 December 1944. First Lieutenant Jackman'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. 75 (1945)
Home Town: River Falls, Wisconsin


*JACKMAN, SAIL E. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Sail E. Jackman (37001342), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 164th Infantry Regiment, Americal Division, in action against enemy forces on 16 February 1945. Staff Sergeant Jackman's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the Americal Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 4 (1945)
Home Town: Jackson County, Missouri


JACKSON, CHARLES L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Charles L. Jackson, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 June 1944. Lieutenant Colonel Jackson's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 4th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 5 (1945)


JACKSON, GEORGE E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to George E. Jackson, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 28 July 1944. Staff Sergeant Jackson's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 93 (1944)


JACKSON, JAMES DOUGLAS
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to James Douglas Jackson, First Lieutenant (Cavalry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 3d Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron (Mechanized), in action against enemy forces on 1 September 1944, in the vicinity of Thionville, France. Lieutenant Jackson brilliantly his platoon on a daring mission to reconnoiter a bridge across the Moselle river at Thionville, France, then deep in enemy territory. Inspired by the daring example of their intrepid leader, the platoon fought its way to the bridge, inflicting great destruction on the opposing enemy forces. Upon reaching the bridge, Lieutenant Jackson dismounted from his vehicle, ignoring the intense enemy fire, and by bold, quick action prevented the enemy from detonating prepared demolition charges. He was wounded twice while crossing the bridge but continued to direct the actions of his platoon despite his wounds. Lieutenant Jackson's inspiring, fearless leadership, courage and supreme devotion to duty exemplify the highest tradition of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 6 (1945)


JACKSON, LONNIE
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Lonnie Jackson, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 399th Infantry Regiment, 100th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 13 April 1945, in the vicinity of Talheim, Germany. Private First Class Jackson's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 544 (1945)


JACKSON, WILLIAM N.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William N. Jackson, First 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 15 January 1945. First Lieutenant Jackson's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 48 (1945)


JACOBSON, AARON
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Aaron Jacobson, 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 September 1944. Private First Class Jacobson's intrepid actions, personal 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. 17 (1945)


JACOBUCCI, JOHN R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John R. Jacobucci, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 3d Battalion, 163d Infantry Regiment, 41st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 21 January 1943, during the Papuan Campaign Campaign at Soputa, New Guinea. First Lieutenant Jacobucci's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 37 (1943)
Home Town: Wyoming


*JACOBY, ROBERT S. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Robert S. Jacoby (36003782), Technician Fourth Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 2 August 1943. Technician Fourth Class Jacoby's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 3d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 19 (1943)
Home Town: Hancock County, Illinois


JACQUES, EDWIN D., JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Edwin D. Jacques, Jr., 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 19 April 1945. Private First Class Jacques' intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 625 (1945)
Home Town: Ensign, Kansas


JAMAIL, ABRAHAM
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Abraham Jamail (18114594), Technical Sergeant [then Staff Sergeant], U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving was Section Sergeant of Weapons Platoon, Company G, 359th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 4 July 1944, in the vicinity of St. Suzanne, France. Locating an enemy machine gun which was holding up the company's advance, Technical Sergeant Jamail fired a rifle grenade into the position, routing the crew of three which he then killed by rifle fire. Receiving fire from the left, he then crossed a heavily mined field to a hedgerow which had been cleared by the enemy to give them better fields of fire. Moving along its embankment, he destroyed another machine gun with grenades and forced the surrender of four others. Reaching the enemy command post, Sergeant Jamail killed, wounded and captured the remainder of the group. Technical Sergeant Jamail's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 27 (April 19, 1948)


*JAMES, JACKSON J. (DNB)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Jackson J. James (39019246), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 273d Infantry Regiment, 69th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 5 April 1945. Private James' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 69th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 251 (1945)
Home Town: Los Angeles, California


JAMES, THEODORE A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Theodore A. James, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 2d Ranger Infantry Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. Sergeant James' intrepid actions, personal 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. 27 (1944)


JAMES, WILLIAM (AKA: WILLIAM TSAKANIKAS)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William James, Corporal [then Private First Class], U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the Intelligence and Reconnaissance Platoon, Headquarters Company, 394th Infantry Regiment, 99th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 16 December 1944, at Lanzerath, Belgium. Following a relentless early morning artillery barrage, Corporal James courageously volunteered to probe the enemy area to gather intelligence information. Returning later to the platoon position, he reported small arms fire nearby. Knowing an enemy attack was imminent, he moved with daring boldness to the most forward foxhole position. Soon, two columns of German paratroopers were sighted marching on the road through Lanzerath about 200 yards from his position. Corporal James fearlessly engaged the enemy with devastating small arms fire inflicting many casualties. Throughout the day, he fired his weapon point-blank at the enemy and helped repel three separate frontal attacks despite being outnumbered fifteen-to-one. On the second attack, Corporal James left his foxhole and boldly manned an exposed .50 caliber machine gun where he increased the hail of fire on the advancing enemy. As the third frontal attack began, he ran in the face of withering fire to a forward foxhole where he placed effective point-blank "grease gun" fire on the enemy. During the fourth and final attack, Corporal James emptied his last rounds of ammunition at the enemy soldiers attacking from the rear. As he prepared to escape from the encirclement, a burst of automatic weapons fire ripped through the right side of his face with the impact slamming him to the bottom of the foxhole where he was captured at gun point. Although seriously wounded, he continued to struggle until he finally passed out from loss of blood. Corporal James' courage and refusal to surrender despite insurmountable odds were responsible for inflicting heavy casualties on the enemy and delaying their advance for nearly 18 hours. Corporal James' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 99th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Department of the Army, General Orders No. 26 (1981)


JAMISON, LEE R.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Lee R. Jamison, Second Lieutenant (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Forward Artillery Observer with the 50th Field Artillery Battalion, 5th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 15 November 1944, during action near Macleuves, France. When the enemy launched a fierce counterattack, Lieutenant Jamison, realizing that the line behind him was thinly held, coolly called for friendly artillery fire on his own position in order to halt the enemy who had advanced to within machine pistol and hand grenade distance. He courageously remained at his post adjusting fire until the enemy, suffering great loss, was completely routed. Second Lieutenant Jamison's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 82 (1945)


JAROSZ, EMIL W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Emil W. Jarosz, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 9 May 1945. Second Lieutenant Jarosz's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 24th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 102 (1945)


JARROLD, MILTON
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Milton Jarrold, Captain (Infantry), 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 19 December 1943. Captain Jarrold'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, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 82 (1944)


*JARVIS, ELMO H. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Elmo H. Jarvis (35210652), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces in March 1943. Private Jarvis' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 16 (1943)
Home Town: Roane County, West Virginia


JEANNERET, DALE W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Dale W. Jeanneret, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 34th Tank Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 8 August 1944. Corporal Jeanneret's intrepid actions, personal 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. 15 (1945)


*JEANTETE, FELIBERTO (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Feliberto Jeantete (38165036), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces in July 1943. Private First Class Jeantete'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. 31 (1943)
Home Town: Taos, New Mexico


JEFFERS, EDWARD F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Edward F. Jeffers, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 25 October 1945. Staff Sergeant Jeffers' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 7th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 107 (1945)


JENERETTE, GILES A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Giles A. Jenerette, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 290th Infantry Regiment, 75th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 25 December 1944. First Lieutenant Jenerette's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 75th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, European Theater of Operations, U.S. Army, General Orders No. 222 (1945)


JENKINS, FLOYD M.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Floyd M. Jenkins, Staff 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. Staff Sergeant Jenkins' intrepid actions, personal 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)


JENKINS, GEORGE E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to George E. Jenkins, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 9 and 10 August 1944. Captain Jenkins' outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 95 (1944)


JENNINGS, SHELDON D.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Sheldon D. Jennings, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 461st Anti-Aircraft Artillery, in action against enemy forces from 19 to 21 September 1944. Private Jennings' intrepid actions, personal 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)


*JENSEN, JOHN I. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to John I. Jensen (0-1298713), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company K, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces from 26 to 30 July 1944. First Lieutenant Jensen's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 2d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, European Theater of Operations, U.S. Army, General Orders No. 23 (1945)
Home Town: Butte County, Idaho


*JENSEN, ROBERT W. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Robert W. Jensen (42118892), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 142d Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 19 March 1945. Private Jensen's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 36th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 482 (1945)
Home Town: Greene County, New York


JEPMA, SAMUEL
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Samuel Jepma, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 20 and 21 October 1944. Private First Class Jepma's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 24th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 195 (1945)


*JEROME, MAYNARD M. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Maynard M. Jerome (35550279), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company I, 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 25 February 1945, near Rodingen, Germany. Staff Sergeant Jerome's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 30th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 295 (1945)
Home Town: Van Wert, Ohio


JESSUP, ERNEST D.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Ernest D. Jessup, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 1st Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment, 33d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 21 April 1945. Lieutenant Colonel Jessup's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 48 (1945)
Home Town: Rose Hill, Kansas


JETT, ARTHUR C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Arthur C. Jett, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 13th Infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 19 September 1944. Private First Class Jett's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 8th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 93 (1944)


JEWELL, STANLEY S.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Stanley S. Jewell, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 4 December 1944. Private Jewell's intrepid actions, personal 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. 124 (1945)


JEWETT, MILTON A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Milton A. Jewett, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 229th Engineer Combat Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. Major Jewett's intrepid actions, personal 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)


JEZYK, FREDERICK J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Frederick J. Jezyk, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 306th Infantry Regiment, 77th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 19 December 1944. Sergeant Jezyk's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 72 (1945)


*JODREY, PEDER W. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Peder W. Jodrey (39618587), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 11 January 1945. Staff Sergeant Jodrey's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces in Austria, General Orders No. 12 (1946)
Home Town: Toole County, Montana


JOHNS, SAMUEL N.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Samuel N. Johns, Captain (Armor), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with a Tank Destroyer Battalion, in action against enemy forces on February 1943, in the vicinity of the Kasserine Pass, Tunisia. Captain Johns' intrepid actions, personal 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. 20 (1943)
Home Town: Tamaqua, Pennsylvania


*JOHNSON, ALBERT L. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Albert L. Johnson (36673535), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 15 September 1944, in Germany. Braving intense artillery, mortar, machine gun and small arms fire, Private Johnson crawled to a position approximately twenty yards from an enemy-held pillbox and evacuated a wounded soldier to safety. On two other occasions he advanced through heavy shelling and direct machine gun fire to administer medical treatment to battle casualties and returned across the fire-swept field to guide litter bearers forward. When a soldier suffering from a severe injury lay helpless and exposed to artillery fire, Private Johnson, at great personal risk, again proceeded through the devastating shelling to the side of the wounded man and carried him to safety. Private Johnson'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. 28 (February 16, 1945)
Home Town: LaSalle County, Illinois


JOHNSON, AMOS S.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Amos S. Johnson, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 10 and 11 February 1945. First Lieutenant Johnson's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 4th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 242 (1945)
Born: August 26, 1919 at Blanchardville, Wisconsin


JOHNSON, CHARLES R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Charles R. Johnson, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 168th Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 7 January 1944. Staff Sergeant Johnson's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 91 (1944)


JOHNSON, CHARLES R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Charles R. Johnson, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 398th Infantry Regiment, 100th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 7 and 8 April 1945, in the vicinity of Odheim, Germany. Sergeant Johnson's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 645 (1945)


JOHNSON, CLARK E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Clark E. Johnson (0-1302005), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company K, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 30 March 1945, in the vicinity of Eisern, Germany. First Lieutenant Johnson organized his isolated company and crawling through a hail of enemy fire, personally placed their five attached tanks in advantageous positions. He signaled the attack and firing his carbine as he ran, charged the enemy flank and prevented a link-up between the main garrison and a body of reinforcements. He continued forward and fearlessly led a platoon in a surprise attack on the German command post, killing many of the defenders and capturing the commanding officer and his staff. First Lieutenant Johnson'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, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 123 (1945)
Born: January 17, 1919 at Marquette, Michigan
Home Town: Oakland, California
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), 2@ Silver Stars (WWII)


JOHNSON, DENZIL O.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Denzil O. Johnson (38452897), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with a Ranger Infantry Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 7 June 1944, in France. Sergeant Johnson was a scout for a patrol sent out to bring reinforcements to the isolated remnants of a Ranger battalion. The patrol was driven to the edge of a high cliff along the sea by enemy machine gun fire. Led by Sergeant Johnson the patrol worked themselves along the face of the cliff. When the patrol came to the top of the cliff it was stopped by hostile machine gun fire and a mine field. With complete disregard for his own personal safety, Sergeant Johnson rushed across the fire-swept ground seeking a path through the mine field. Finding an escape route, Sergeant Johnson returned to the patrol and led it to a position of safety. His intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 28 (June 20, 1944)
Home Town: Arkansas


*JOHNSON, EARL W. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Earl W. Johnson, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company M, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces from 23 to 31 December 1942, during the Papuan Campaign at Buna, New Guinea. Private Johnson's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 32d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 32 (1943)
Home Town: Ohio


JOHNSON, EDWIN N.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Edwin N. Johnson, 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 16 March 1945. Private First Class Johnson's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 14 (1945)


*JOHNSON, ERNEST O. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Ernest O. Johnson (39333260), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company I, 358th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 December 1944. Private Johnson'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. 46 (1945)
Home Town: Clark County, Washington


*JOHNSON, GEORGE R. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to George R. Johnson, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 5 January 1943. Private Johnson'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. 41 (1943)


JOHNSON, GLEN N.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Glen N. Johnson, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 395th Infantry Regiment, 99th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 15 March 1945. Sergeant Johnson's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 99th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 169 (1945)
Home Town: Larned, Kansas


*JOHNSON, HOWARD R. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Howard R. Johnson (0-016647), Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Commanding Officer, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces from 6 to 8 June 1944, in France. Colonel Johnson's outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 101st Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 87 (1944)
Home Town: Washington, D.C.


*JOHNSON, JOHN O. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to John O. Johnson (36809605), Technician Fifth Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy as a member of the 88th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 30 April 1945, near Carpane, Italy. When his reconnaissance troop was assigned the important mission of opening the highway from Bassano to Fonzaso, Technician Fifth Grade Johnson, a 37-mm. anti-tank gunner, rode in the leading vehicle of a column of three armored cars. Approaching the town of Carpane, a heavy enemy anti-tank gun suddenly opened fire upon the column, scoring a direct hit on the leading vehicle, setting it afire, killing one soldier and severely wounding three others. With his left foot and right leg severed, Technician Fifth Grade Johnson courageously remained at his gun, firing rapidly at the enemy emplacement. Scarcely able to hold himself to his seat and rapidly weakening from his wounds, he loaded and fired his gun by using the hand trigger. Despite his intense pain and the blistering heat in his burning vehicle, Technician Fifth Grade Johnson heroically stuck to his post and by maintaining a heavy volume of fire, gained time which enabled the rest of the column to deploy and escape the ambush of the enemy gun. This exemplary display of heroism and courage, in remaining at his post in spite of mortal wounds, permitted his comrades to continue to the successful accomplishment of their vital mission. Technician Fifth Grade Johnson's intrepidity and his profound loyalty to duty at the sacrifice of his own life are an everlasting inspiration to all and exemplify the finest traditions of the Armed Forces of the United States.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 95 (1945)
Home Town: Jeffries, Wisconsin


*JOHNSON, KENNETH L. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Kenneth L. Johnson (0-1319113), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 2d Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 19 November 1944, in Germany. When an early morning enemy counterattack of battalion strength pushed within fifty yards of his platoon's defensive positions, First Lieutenant Johnson, at great personal risk, crawled over exposed terrain to personally direct the fire of his men. Shifting his troops to strengthen the hardest hit sectors, First Lieutenant Johnson, despite severe automatic weapons and small arms fire which covered the entire platoon area, succeeded in holding off the numerically superior force for an hour and a half. Subsequently, a breakthrough threatened to engulf both his platoon and company from the flank and rear. Voluntarily and with undiminished daring, he personally led a reserve force and, in a fierce bayonet charge followed by hand-to-hand fighting, succeeded in wiping out an entire enemy platoon. In a desperate attempt to reestablish contact with an adjoining platoon, he crossed seventy five yards of fire-swept terrain, manned an abandoned machine gun and was inflicting innumerable casualties upon the enemy ranks when he was mortally wounded by rifle fire. First Lieutenant Johnson's coolness under fire, unflinching leadership and exemplary valor so inspired his men that a battalion of enemy infantrymen was destroyed. His intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 22 (February 8, 1945)
Home Town: Bourbon County, Kansas


JOHNSON, MARO P.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Maro P. Johnson, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 107th Quartermaster Battalion, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 16 November 1942, near Cape Sudest, New Guinea. When enemy airplanes attacked and set fire to a number of small ships carrying United States Army personnel and supplies, Private Johnson courageously volunteered as a member of a rescue party without regard for his own safety. With the party, he boarded a small coastal vessel which proceeded to the aid of personnel from the blazing ships. In spite of repeated enemy bombing and strafing attacks, the party continued its search for survivors until long after dark. Private Johnson's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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: Illinois


JOHNSON, MARTIN E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Martin E. Johnson, Technician Fifth Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 47th Armored Infantry Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 6 December 1944. Technician Fifth Class Johnson's intrepid actions, personal 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. 92 (1945)


JOHNSON, NATHAN F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Nathan F. Johnson, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces from 19 to 28 April 1945. Staff Sergeant Johnson's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Tenth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 225 (1945)


JOHNSON, NEIL O. (POW)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Neil O. Johnson (0-1165184), Captain (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Headquarters, 740th Field Artillery Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 5 April 1945, in the vicinity of Tann, Germany. While on a reconnaissance mission Captain Johnson's battalion commander was wounded in an enemy ambush. With utter disregard for his own safety he moved him to the nearby dugout with the assistance of an enlisted man, and heroically attempted to hold off the advancing enemy. In the bitter fighting that ensued he was knocked out by an enemy grenade and taken prisoner. Although threatened with execution for refusal to answer improper questions he faced his captors with calm bravery and later convinced the German commander to surrender to him since American troops were rapidly approaching the town. Captain Johnson's intrepid actions, personal 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. 153 (June 25, 1945)


JOHNSON, OWEN D.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Owen D. Johnson, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the Office of Strategic Services, in action against enemy forces from 18 October 1943 -to7 October 1944. Captain Johnson'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, European Theater of Operations, U.S. Army, General Orders No. 32 (1945)


JOHNSON, RICHARD C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Richard C. Johnson, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 4th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, in action against enemy forces on 10 October 1944. Staff Sergeant Johnson's intrepid actions, personal 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. 93 (1944)


*JOHNSON, SEYMOUR I. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Seymour I. Johnson (37098247), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces in March 1943. Private Johnson's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 16 (1943)
Home Town: Howard County, Iowa


JOHNSON, STEWARD R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Steward R. Johnson, 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 Johnson's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 94 (1943)


JOHNSON, WAYNE L.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Wayne L. Johnson, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Commanding Officer of the 1st Battalion, 179th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces during the period 16 to 20 February 1944, at Anzio Beachhead, Italy. Colonel Johnson's forces were under continual enemy attack and artillery fire, and on 18 February, when two battalions on his right were depleted in strength and forced to withdraw, he immediately went to the front, steadying the lines there while his battalion organized new positions. Crawling from place to place under the terrific enemy fire, he constantly reorganized the lines and encouraged the men to hold their positions against two more fierce infantry and tank assaults. Enemy shelling continued throughout the next day, and on the following day, believing another enemy attack imminent, Colonel Johnson was again at the front lines when they were subjected to a deadly enemy artillery barrage. Working to secure the defense against the expected attack, he was wounded severely by an exploding shell, but realizing the value of his knowledge of the situation, he continued disregarding his terrible pain, to direct operations of the battalion until he could personally communicate his information to the regimental commander. Colonel Johnson, by his extraordinary heroism skillfully secured the defense of his battalion and provided inspiration for his men as they turned back repeated enemy attacks during the critically important operations at Anzio Beachhead. 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 45th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 20 (1947)
Home Town: Huntsville, Alabama


JOHNSON, WILLIAM R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William R. Johnson, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 18 November 1944. Sergeant Johnson's intrepid actions, personal 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. 30 (1945)


JOHNSTON, ARTHUR C. (MIA-KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Arthur C. Johnston (20311864), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company K, 112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 5 November 1944. Staff Sergeant Johnston's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 585 (October 6, 1945)
Home Town: McKeen County, Pennsylvania


JOHNSTON, KILBOURNE
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Kilbourne Johnston, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces during World War II. Captain Johnston'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.


JONES, AARON B.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Aaron B. Jones, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 3d Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. Private First Class Jones' intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 78 (1944)


JONES, ALBERT M.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Albert M. Jones, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces from 24 December 1941 to 1 January 1942. Brigadier General Jones' intrepid actions, personal 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. 17 (1942)


*JONES, CHARLES H. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Charles H. Jones (0-1292702), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 10 June 1944. First Lieutenant Jones' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 4th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 32 (1944)
Home Town: Langlade County, Wisconsin


JONES, ERWIN B.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Erwin B. Jones, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 350th Infantry Regiment, 88th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces from 1 to 3 October 1944. Major Jones' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 88th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 5 (1945)


JONES, EUGENE J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Eugene J. Jones, 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 May 1944. Private First Class Jones' intrepid actions, personal 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. 88 (1944)


*JONES, FRED SPARKS, JR. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Fred Sparks Jones, Jr. (13049385), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 2d Battalion, 502d Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 20 September 1944, during Operation MARKET GARDEN, near Brest, Holland. Private First Class Jones' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 101st Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, XVIII Airborne Corps, General Orders No. 31 (1945)
Home Town: Baltimore, Maryland


JONES, GEORGE M.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to George M. Jones, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Commanding Officer, 503d Parachute Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces during the period 16 to 25 February 1945, in the vicinity of Corregidor, Philippine Islands. Colonel Jones, completely disregarding his own safety, personally led and directed the invasion force in the successful operation which resulted in the capture of Corregidor. Parachuting to earth from the first flight of planes bearing his unit over the objective, he immediately made a personal reconnaissance of enemy positions. On two occasions following the landing he made personal reconnaissance, crossing open terrain under intense enemy fire in order to obtain first-hand information on location and progress of operations. On 17 February, he assisted the amphibious landing of a battalion under intense enemy fire, met each wave as it landed on the beach, indicated dispersal areas and located enemy positions for the battalion commander. On 18 February, when a heavy explosion in the Malinta Hill Area caused a number of casualties and resulted in recurring explosions and danger from land slides, he led a search party to the scene under intense rifle and mortar fire, directed rescue operations, and personally surveyed the damage. Throughout the entire action his sound military judgment, aggressiveness, and outstanding leadership encouraged his troops to the capture of Corregidor and the complete annihilation of a numerically superior force. His outstanding professional ability and inspiring example to his troops exemplify the 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. 68 (1945)
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Silver Star (WWII), Bronze Star


JONES, HENRY W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Henry W. Jones, First Lieutenant (Infantry), 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. First Lieutenant Jones' intrepid actions, personal 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)


JONES, HERBERT F., JR.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Herbert F. Jones, Jr. (38332959), Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 746th Tank Battalion, attached to the 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 10 July 1944, in France. Upon observing intense hostile machine gun fire preventing the escape of the crews of five burning tanks, Corporal Jones voluntarily and with great audacity proceeded on foot toward the disabled tanks. Armed with a sub-machine gun, he boldly and courageously moved from tank to tank and fired upon the enemy weapon, successfully covering the withdrawal of the crews. After silencing the enemy gun, he returned to the tanks and personally assisted three wounded soldiers to safety. Corporal Jones' intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 100 (December 23, 1944)
Home Town: Arkansas


*JONES, HYRUM D. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Hyrum D. Jones (39679109), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 163d Infantry Regiment, 41st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 18 May 1944. Staff Sergeant Jones' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty 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 41st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 99 (1944)
Home Town: Provo, Utah


*JONES, JAMES W., SR. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to James W. Jones, Sr. (33843309), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 109th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 16 December 1944. Private Jones' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 28th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 54 (1945)
Home Town: Elizabeth City, Virginia


JONES, JAMES WYLIE
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to James Wylie Jones, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company D, 130th Infantry Regiment, 33d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 17 December 1944, in France. Private First Class Jones' company was attacked by 400 elite German troops and was forced to withdraw. Private Jones voluntarily manned his machine gun to provide covering fire. Disregarding bullets that glanced off his machine gun, he picked up two German hand grenades and threw them back. Private Jones fought for twenty minutes single-handedly until he company could reorganize and counterattack. 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 33d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 182 (1945)


JONES, LENNIS
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Lennis Jones, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 2d Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 19 January 1945. Captain Jones' 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. 100 (May 11, 1945)


JONES, MYRTHEN T.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Myrthen T. Jones, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with an Armored Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 13 October 1944. Private Jones' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 187 (1944)
Home Town: West Pawlet, Vermont


JONES, O. L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to O. L. Jones, 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 13 and 14 December 1944. Sergeant Jones' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 36th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 190 (1945)


JONES, OLON O.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Olon O. Jones, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 25 December 1944. Technical Sergeant Jones' intrepid actions, personal 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)


JONES, RAYMOND U.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Raymond U. Jones, 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 a Medical Detachment, in action against enemy forces on 29 December 1941. Private First Class Jones' intrepid actions, personal 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)


*JONES, ROBERT F. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Robert F. Jones (39161180), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with a Tank Destroyer Battalion, in action against enemy forces in March 1943. Sergeant Jones' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty 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. 51 (1943)


JONES, SINTON
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Sinton Jones, Technician Fourth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 165th Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces from 20 to 27 April 1945. Technician Fourth Grade Jones' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Tenth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 220 (1945)


JONES, THOMAS S.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Thomas S. Jones, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 26th Cavalry Regiment, Philippine Scouts, in action against enemy forces on 13 January 1942, in the Philippine Islands. Major Jones' intrepid actions, personal 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. 220 (1946)


JONES, WALTER R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Walter R. Jones, 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 April 1945. Private First Class Jones' intrepid actions, personal 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)


*JORDAN, BRUCE B. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Bruce B. Jordan (34709676), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 1 and 2 February 1945. Private First Class Jordan'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. 298 (1945)
Home Town: Excel, Alabama


JORDAN, GROVER S.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Grover S. Jordan, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, in action against enemy forces on 20 March 1944. Corporal Jordan's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Cavalry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 64 (1944)
Home Town: Bassett, Nebraska


JORDAN, HENRY S.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Henry S. Jordan, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company I, 180th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 28 March 1945, near Blensbach, Germany. Amid enemy Panzerfaust and bazooka fire, Captain Jordan directed the fire of supporting tanks upon enemy emplace­ments guarding a roadblock. He braved intense small arms fire to contact one of his platoons and then led it in a frontal assault, over open terrain, on the enemy position. At the head of his men, he charged two machine gun nests and destroyed them with accurate fire from his sub-machine gun. Personally killing twelve of the enemy, Captain Jordan then led his company in clearing a stubbornly defended town and taking seventy prisoners. Captain Jordan'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)
Home Town: Tahlequah, Ohio


JORDAN, VERNON C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Vernon C. Jordan, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 359th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 20 February 1945, near Deisterwald, Germany. After patrols had made unsuccessful attempts to cross open ground and reach a fortified house where defending Germans were holding up the company's advance, Lieutenant Jordan voluntarily advanced alone. He crawled into the clearing, jumped to his feet and dashed through a hail of crossfire to reach the house. There, ignoring the enemy fire centered upon him he crawled up a ladder and made entrance through a second floor window. Boldly fighting from room to room he captured two of the enemy and forced the remaining soldiers from the building. His heroic action enabled the company to advance and take its objective. First Lieutenant Jordan's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 100 (May 11, 1945)


JORDAN, WILLIAM O., JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William O. Jordan, Jr., Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 24th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 21 April 1945. Private Jordan's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 24th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 404 (1945)


JOSEPH, FRANK D.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Frank D. Joseph, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company D, 1st Battalion, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 7 August 1944. Private First Class Joseph's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 75 (1944)
Home Town: Ashland, Ohio


JOYS, HERBERT J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Herbert J. Joys (36044085), Technician Third Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 5 September 1944. Technician Third Class Joys' intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 17 (1945)
Home Town: Chicago, Illinois


JUDD, RAYMOND R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Raymond R. Judd, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 12 January 1943, during the Papuan Campaign Campaign at Tarakena, New Guinea. Private Judd's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 32d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 36 (1943)
Home Town: Ohio


JUNKIN, ALFRED C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Alfred C. Junkin, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 77th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 17 and 18 May 1945. Staff Sergeant Junkin's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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, Tenth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 170 (1945)


JUNKIN, FRED L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Fred L. Junkin, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 14 July 1943. Private First Class Junkin's intrepid actions, personal 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. 67 (1944)


JURRIES, WILBUR A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Wilbur A. Jurries, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 83d Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 6 March 1945. Private First Class Jurries' intrepid actions, personal 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. 204 (1945)


JUSEK, JOSEPH J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Joseph J. Jusek (35023015), Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 28 September 1944, in the vicinity of Nijmegen, Holland. Corporal Jusek was in charge of a light machine gun when the right flank of Company E was fiercely attacked by approximately two companies of infantry supported by artillery, mortars, and five tanks. Despite heavy artillery and mortar fire falling near his position, Corporal Jusek, disregarding his own safety, continued to expose himself so as to direct effective fire on the oncoming infantry. Presently, tanks appeared on the scene to support the forward movement of the enemy foot troops, and one enemy tank moved within 200 yards of Corporal Jusek's position. The first volley of fire from the tank scored a near hit on his position, disabling the other three members of his gun crew and causing Corporal Jusek to suffer painful lacerations about the face and shoulder. Despite the acute pain of his wounds, Corporal Jusek refused to evacuate his position and continued to deliver effective fire on the enemy. He remained in position for approximately two hours, during which time he continually laid down fire against the foe. By his unselfish conduct, unstinting devotion to duty, and indomitable courage, Corporal Jusek set an inspiring example for all those who witnessed his heroic actions, and his personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 82d Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, XVIII Airborne Corps, General Orders No. 11 (1944)
Home Town: Cleveland, Ohio


JUSTICE, CLYDE E. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Clyde E. Justice (35768951), 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 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 October 1944. Technician Fifth Grade Justice's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 30th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 78 (1944)
Home Town: Roane County, West Virginia

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