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To All Who Shall See These Presents Greeting:

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


THE 
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS
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LABELLE, CLIFFORD N.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Clifford N. LaBelle, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 399th Infantry Regiment, 100th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 16 March 1945, in the vicinity of Bitche, France. Private First Class LaBelle's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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.


*LACKEY, SHERRELL (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Sherrell Lackey, 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 180th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 15 October 1944. Technician Fifth Grade Lackey'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. 137 (1944)
Home Town: Sylacauga, Alabama


LACKNER, CLARENCE
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Clarence Lackner (37294956), Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with an Infantry Company of the 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 26 November 1944, in Germany. When his company was halted by superior enemy fire, Technical Sergeant Lackner moved through intense hostile fire and located two friendly tanks. From an exposed position atop one of the tanks, he guided them toward the hostile positions and directed devastating fire upon the emplacement. As the tanks moved forward, Technical Sergeant Lackner, armed with a submachine gun, personally killed nine Germans attempting a bold maneuver. Observing a wounded soldier in direct line of hostile automatic rifle fire, Technical Sergeant Lackner dismounted from the tank, moved through the withering fire and evacuated the wounded man to safety. Technical Sergeant Lackner's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 35 (1945)
Home Town: Minnesota


LACY, JOSEPH R.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Joseph R. Lacy (0-525094), First Lieutenant (Chaplain), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Chaplain with the 5th Ranger Infantry Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. In the invasion of France, Chaplain Lacy landed on the beach with one of the leading assault units. Numerous casualties had been inflicted by the heavy rifle, mortar, artillery and rocket fire of the enemy. With complete disregard for his own safety, he moved about the beach, continually exposed to enemy fire, and assisted wounded men from the water's edge to the comparative safety of a nearby sea wall, and at the same time inspired the men to similar disregard for the enemy fire. Chaplain Lacy's heroic and dauntless actions exemplify the 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: Connecticut


LAFOUNTAIN, EUGENE L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Eugene L. LaFountain, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 607th Tank Destroyer Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 4 December 1944. Corporal LaFountain's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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. 38 (1945)


LAHAR, RAYMOND T.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Raymond T. Lahar, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company K, 142d Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 9 November 1944, at Vanemont. While leading an assault force in an attack on a stubbornly defended enemy held hill, Lieutenant Lahar led his men in destroying the hostile outposts. By executing a brilliant outflanking maneuver, he took the enemy force completely by surprise and inflicted heavy casualties. When the enemy moved up reinforcements and infiltrated back into their original positions, Lieutenant Lahar, with complete disregard for his personal safety, made a lone reconnaissance of the enemy positions. Although he was severely wounded in both legs by hostile automatic weapons fire, he ordered a litter to be built and continued to command his group. Several hours later contact was reestablished with another friendly unit and the patrol was saved. First Lieutenant Lahar's inspiring leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 36th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 69 (1945)


LAKE, JOHNNY D.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Johnny D. Lake, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 363d Infantry Regiment, 91st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 18 April 1945. Staff Sergeant Lake's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 91st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 89 (1945)


LALLY, JOHN G. (POW)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John G. Lally, Sergeant [then Private], U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 3d Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, Philippine Scouts, in action against enemy forces on 20 January 1942, in the vicinity of Abucay Hacienda in the Philippine Islands. Sergeant Lally, at the risk of his life, evacuated many of his wounded comrades from the firing line under heavy mortar and incessant sniper fire. Because of Sergeant Lally's heroism at that time, many were evacuated to a place of safety and some owed their lives to his courageous actions. Sergeant Lally's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the Philippine Scouts, and the United States Army.
Department of the Army, General Orders No. 78 (1948)
Home Town: Shawnee, Kansas


*LALOPA, FRANK (MIA-KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Frank Lalopa (32736269), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 111th Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 September 1944. Private First Class Lalopa's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 5th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 109 (1944)
Home Town: East Rochester, New York


*LAMB, GEORGE F. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to George F. Lamb (34378104), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces from 28 March 1945 to 9 April 1945. Private First Class Lamb'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.
Home Town: Campbell County, Tennessee


LAMB, JOHN T.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John T. Lamb, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 351st Infantry Regiment, 88th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 30 March 1944. Second Lieutenant Lamb's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 68 (1944)


LAMBERT, KENT C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Kent C. Lambert, Colonel (Cavalry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces from 6 to 9 May 1943. Colonel Lambert's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 48 (1944)


*LAMKIN, STUART B. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Stuart B. Lamkin (0-306086), Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with an Armored Field Artillery Battalion, in action against enemy forces in August 1943. Major Lamkin'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. 40 (1943)
Home Town: Salt Lake City, Utah


LAMM, GEORGE D.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to George D. Lamm (1287020), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 22 December 1944, in Belgium. When demolition charges failed to destroy two bridges across the Salm River, Lieutenant Lamm led continuous attacks which held the enemy back while the bridges were prepared again. Although one bridge had been successfully destroyed the other was still usable. Realizing that this bridge must be completely destroyed, Lieutenant Lamm completely disregarding personal safety, laid the charges and detonated them in the face of heavy enemy fire. First Lieutenant Lamm's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 82d Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 206 (1945)
Home Town: Pittsfield, Massachusetts


LAMPRU, PAUL D. (MIA-KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Paul D. Lampru, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces in August 1943. Second Lieutenant Lampru's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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. 27 (1943)


LANCE, ALDEN S.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Alden S. Lance, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 135th Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 2 February 1944, near Cassino, Italy. Captain Lance personally led his company in a smashing attack that completely disrupted enemy hill positions. On the following morning the enemy launched a counterattack in strength. Captain Lance again unhesitatingly exposed himself to withering machine gun fire in order to direct the elements of his company. As the enemy attack increased in intensity, his company was forced to withdraw approximately two hundred yards. Determined to hold his position, Captain Lance stemmed the retreat, reorganized his units, and personally directed the activities of individual members of his company, as well as those of a platoon of another company. His courageous and inspiring leadership prompted his men to regain the lost ground and inflict heavy casualties on the enemy. During repeated German counterattacks he attended to the evacuation of the wounded, adjusted artillery fire from hazardous forward positions and courageously led his men in repelling the enemy. Captain Lance's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty set an inspiring example for his men and exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States, reflecting great credit upon himself, the 34th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 94 (June 4, 1944)


LANCE, JOHN E., JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John E. Lance, Jr., First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 406th Infantry Regiment, 102d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 26 February 1945. First Lieutenant Lance's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 102d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 206 (1945)


LAND, EDWARD J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Edward J. Land, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 773d Tank Destroyer Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 20 August 1944. Staff Sergeant Land's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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. 94 (1944)
Home Town: Jefferson, Louisiana


LANDERS, JOHN H., JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John H. Landers, Jr., Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 217th Field Artillery, 44th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 25 November 1944. Second Lieutenant Landers' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 44th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 44 (1945)
Home Town: Stockton, Missouri


LANDON, SHIRLEY R.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Shirley R. Landon (0-1301165), Captain (Infantry), [then First Lieutenant], U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 313th Infantry Regiment, 79th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 19 December 1944, near Berg, Germany. After assuming command of his unit when the company commander became a casualty a few hours earlier, Captain Landon led an attack on the Siegfried Line. Under extremely heavy mortar, automatic-weapons, and small-arms fire which pinned down his men, he rushed back to friendly tank destroyers and led them forward to crush barbed wire barriers and enable his troops to advance against enemy pillboxes and supporting trenches. Remaining continually at the head of his company, he exhorted it in vicious hand-to-hand fighting. He moved from pillbox to pillbox firing his submachine gun and pistol through their slits. He stormed trenches with gallant disregard for his own safety. When his ammunition was expended, he picked up a weapon from the battlefield and carried on, urging his command to tremendous efforts. When a German gunner rushed from a pillbox and shot his runner and radio operator, Lieutenant Landon killed him with a grenade. Remaining in an exposed position, he repaired the radio and restored contact with his battalion commander. As the enemy withdrew, a concentration of hostile artillery and mortar fire struck the position. Following the barrage, a numerically superior force of German infantry supported by tank destroyers counterattacked. Captain Landon, although greatly handicapped by the loss of key personnel, directed a stand which repulsed the enemy with severe losses. The intrepid leadership, courage, and initiative of Lieutenant Landon and his disregard for his life so inspired his men that they were able successfully to attack a powerful enemy position, take it, and repel a determined counterthrust by superior enemy forces. Captain Landon's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 79th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 46 (1945)


*LANDRY, CYRIL J. B. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Cyril J. B. Landry (38657939), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 306th Infantry Regiment, 77th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 20 April 1945. Private First Class Landry's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 77th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 390 (1945)
Home Town: Jefferson Parish, Louisiana


LANDRY, MILTON J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Milton J. Landry, Major (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 2d Battalion, 141st Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 15 December 1943, near San Pietro Infine, Italy. Lieutenant Colonel Landry leading his battalion in the attack on the enemy-held town of San Pietro Infine, was met with strong enemy opposition, and heavy casualties, caused by intense, accurate enemy cross-fire, halted the advance. Braving a veritable hail of artillery and small arms fire, Lieutenant Colonel Landry reorganized his force. Displaying utter fearlessness, he moved around among the forward elements of his command and just after dark personally led a second assault mission. This, too, was stopped by enemy fire and minefields. During the remainder of the night he made two reconnaissance trips within the enemy lines and was wounded in the hand. He reorganized his battalion, now greatly reduced in strength, and made two other attacks, finally reaching the objective with seven officers and thirty-two enlisted men. With the coming of day-light, his small force was brought under enemy fire from all directions, but he staunchly encouraged his officers and men to hold their ground, despite the fact that he was again wounded, defeating all enemy efforts to dislodge them, until ordered to withdraw late that afternoon. By his heroic actions throughout the entire engagement Lieutenant Colonel Landry was an inspiration to his command and reflected the highest credit upon himself, the 36th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army-Mediterranean Theater of Operations, General Orders No. 203 (1945)


*LANE, CHARLES W. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Charles W. Lane, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Headquarters Company, 141st Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 12 December 1944. Private First Class Lane'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. 217 (1945)
Home Town: Harris County, Texas


LANE, THOMAS H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Thomas H. Lane, Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Officer, in action against enemy forces on 16 July 1944. Captain Lane's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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. 122 (1944)


*LANGE, HAROLD J. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Harold J. Lange (36334871), Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 320th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 26 September 1944. Technician Fifth Grade Lange's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 35th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 98 (1944)
Home Town: Cook County, Illinois


LANGEN, ROBERT F.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Robert F. Langen (39117237), Technician Fourth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with a Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 12 June 1944, in France. Technician Fourth Grade Langen voluntarily moved through intense enemy mortar fire to treat and successfully evacuate five wounded comrades. Before he had evacuated all the men, Technician Fourth Grade Langen was wounded. However, despite his painful wounds, he resolutely insisted on completing the removal of all the men and fearlessly completed his mission. Technician Fourth Grade Langen's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 101st Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 31 (July 1, 1944)


LANGENKAMP, OSCAR M.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Oscar M. Langenkamp, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 318th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 3 April 1945. Staff Sergeant Langenkamp's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 80th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 169 (1945)


LANGHAM, ALBERT J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Albert J. Langham, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 41st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 14 March 1945. Private First Class Langham's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 125 (1945)


*LANGILLE, ALLEN F. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Allen F. Langille (11046104), Private, 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 in July 1943. Private Langille'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. 24 (1943)
Home Town: Boston, Massachusetts
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Bronze Star, 2@ Purple Hearts


*LANGMAN, DONALD H. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Donald H. Langman (0-1998424), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company M, 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 1 December 1944. Second Lieutenant Langman's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 4th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 60 (1945)
Home Town: Outgamie County, Illinois


*LANGSTON, WILLIAM J. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to William J. Langston (0-383862), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 9 December 1943. First Lieutenant Langston's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 51 (1944)
Home Town: Horry County, South Carolina


LANHAM, CHARLES H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Charles H. Lanham, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company K, 63d Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 19 March 1945. Staff Sergeant Lanham's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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. 163 (1945)


LANHAM, CHARLES T.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Charles T. Lanham (0-15568), Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while Commanding the 22d Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 14 September 1944, in Germany. As the assault elements of his command charged strong enemy fortified positions, Colonel Lanham, observing the action from a forward position, saw the attack falter and halt under a fierce artillery barrage. Passing through the withering fire, he advanced courageously to the battered troops to assume personal command. Moving out in front of his men, Colonel Lanham proceeded forward fearlessly in the face of heavy enemy fire. Inspired by this display of valor, the men vigorously stormed the enemy position. Colonel Lanham's inspiring leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 4th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 82 (1944)


LANIER, MITCHEL
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Mitchel Lanier, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 142d Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 29 August 1944. Private Lanier's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 192 (1945)


*LANSEADEL, WILLIAM G. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to William G. Lanseadel (12187268), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company D, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 7 January 1945, in Belgium. Private First Class Lanseadel voluntarily exposed himself to intense sniper and machine gun fire as he single-handedly destroyed enemy positions that threatened to delay his platoon's advance. Fierce and accurate fire pinned his comrades to the ground, but Private First Class Lanseadel, ignoring the devastating fire, closed with the enemy, killing a sniper with his rifle and destroying two machine guns with hand grenades. Although painfully wounded, Private First Class Lanseadel deliberately moved about in the open, drawing fire away from his comrades and forcing the enemy to reveal their positions until he was struck again and fatally wounded. Private First Class Lanseadel's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 82d Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 33 (1945)
Home Town: New York


LANTERMAN, RAYMOND E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Raymond E. Lanterman, First Lieutenant (Corps of Engineers), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 146th Engineer Combat Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944. First Lieutenant Lanterman's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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)


LAPHAM, ROBERT D.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Robert D. Lapham, Major (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces from 8 December 1941 to 7 May 1945, in the Philippine Islands. Major Lapham, selected to organize throughout the Philippine Islands prior to the fall of Bataan, continued his activities during the period of enemy occupation. Breaking up his unit into smaller bands in order to cover more territory, he operated in the provinces of Tarlac, Pangasinan, and Nueva Ecija collecting arms and volunteers and eliminating outlaw bands, his organization so effectively protected the civilian population from the common enemy and roving bandits, that he was able to enlist the aid of thousands of Filipinos for his forces. Establishing radio contact with General Headquarters, Southwest Pacific Area, in June 1944, he regularly submitted intelligence reports covering central Luzon. In the fall of 1944 he was able to enlarge his intelligence activities and increase his combat strength through supplies and equipment which came through the submarine service. Early in 1945, he conducted offensive operations against the enemy, cutting communication lines, ambushing troop convoys, and attacking garrisons and supply dumps. This fighting continued until the Americans had passed through the area occupied by the guerrilla troops, after which his entire force of approximately 12,000 men was made available to the Sixth Army. In the face of many hazards and extreme dangers, Major Lapham was able to organize and unify a strong guerrilla force in Luzon and by skillful planning, timely activities, and ceaseless efforts, he contributed in a material way to the success of operations in the Philippine Islands. His inspiring leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 9 (1945)


LAPPAY, AMBROCIO
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Ambrocio Lappay, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company H, 2d Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 17 February 1942. Sergeant Lappay's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 40 (1942)


LAPSIS, EDWIN
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Edwin Lapsis, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 2 November 1944. Private First Class Lapsis' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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)


*LARA, SALVADOR J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Salvador J. Lara (39529348), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 602d Ordnance Armament Maintenance Battalion, 45th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 27 and 28 May 1944. Private First Class Lara's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 69 (1944)
Home Town: Riverside, California
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Bronze Star, 2@ Purple Hearts


LARFIELD, DONALD C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Donald C. Larfield, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 30 March 1945. First Lieutenant Larfield's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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. 54 (1945)


LARIMORE, PHILIP B.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Philip B. Larimore, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 April 1945, in the vicinity of Bad Kissingen, Germany. First Lieutenant Larimore's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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.
War Department, General Orders No. 52 (1947)
Home Town: Memphis, Tennessee


LARR, DAVID
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to David Larr, Colonel (General Staff Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 16 and 17 September 1942. Colonel Larr's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, South West Pacific Area, General Orders No. 37 (1942)


LARSEN, STANLEY R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Stanley R. Larsen, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 25th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces in January 1943. Major Larsen's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 25th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the South Pacific Area, General Orders No. 47 (1943)


*LARSON, DONALD W. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Donald W. Larson (16012227), Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 30 June 1944. Technical Sergeant Larson's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 66 (1944)
Home Town: Muskegon County, Michigan


LARSON, JOHN F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John F. Larson, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 634th Tank Destroyer Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 27 February 1945. Staff Sergeant Larson's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 252 (1945)
Home Town: Brooklyn Center, Minnesota


LARSON, MARVIN L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Marvin L. Larson, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company I, 398th Infantry Regiment, 100th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 28 January 1945, in the vicinity of Lemberg, France. Second Lieutenant Larson's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 620 (1945)


*LARSON, STANLEY EMIL (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Stanley Emil Larson (0-447252), Captain (Corps of Engineers), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 10th Engineers, in action against enemy forces on 23 May 1944. Captain Larson'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. 109 (1944)
Home Town: Alameda, California


LATERMAN, RAYMOND E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Raymond E. Laterman, First Lieutenant (Corps of Engineers), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces during World War II. First Lieutenant Laterman's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.


LATHAM, CALVIN E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Calvin E. Latham, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman, in action against enemy forces on 29 December 1941. Corporal Latham's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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)


*LATHROP, KENNETH F. (DNB)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Kenneth F. Lathrop (6555289), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 31st Infantry Regiment, Philippine Scouts, in action against enemy forces on 5 April 1942, in the Philippine Islands. Sergeant Lathrop's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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. 256 (1945)
Home Town: Lincoln County, Oregon


LATIMER, HERBERT S.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Herbert S. Latimer, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 44th Armored Infantry Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 14 November 1944. Technical Sergeant Latimer's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 60 (1945)


LATTY, HAROLD
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Harold Latty, Private, 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 Latty's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 149 (1944)


LAUDATO, ALPHONSE, JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Alphonse Laudato, Jr., Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 180th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces in July 1943. Private First Class Laudato's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 25 (1943)


*LAUDERDALE, MANFORD B. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Manford B. Lauderdale (39078785), Technical 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 6 December 1944. Technical Sergeant Lauderdale's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 7th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 72 (1945)
Home Town: Siskiyou, California


LAUGHLIN, OWEN M.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Owen M. Laughlin, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 318th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 26 December 1944. Private Laughlin's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 80th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 34 (1945)


LAUGHLIN, VIRGIL V.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Virgil V. Laughlin, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 15th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 27 December 1944. Major Laughlin's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 621 (1945)


*LAULE, WALTER F. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Walter F. Laule (35051590), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 31 October 1944. Private First Class Laule'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 24th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 195 (1945)
Home Town: Cuyahoga County, Ohio


*LAURAIN, FRANCIS J. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Francis J. Laurain (36131186), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company K, 135th Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 1 June 1944. Private Laurain'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. 175 (1944)
Home Town: Carleton, Michigan


*LAUS, ANDRE N. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Andre N. Laus (0-353944), First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 83d Chemical Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 29 August 1944. First Lieutenant Laus' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty 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. 44 (1945)
Home Town: Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Silver Star (WWII), Purple Heart


LAVELLE, MARTIN J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Martin J. Lavelle, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 2d Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 25 July 1944. Staff Sergeant Lavelle's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 5th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 58 (1944)
Home Town: Chicago, Illinois


*LAW, LEROY S. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Leroy S. Law (35236878), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 18 April 1945. Private First Class Law'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, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 206 (1945)
Home Town: Butler County, Ohio


*LAWLOR, HARRY J. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Harry J. Lawlor, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 7th Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 3 March 1944. Staff Sergeant Lawlor'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. 8 (1945)


*LAWRENCE, LOUIS E. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Louis E. Lawrence (32749532), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 103d Infantry Regiment, 43d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 February 1945. Private First Class Lawrence's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 43d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 99 (1945)
Home Town: Fulton County, New York


*LAWROSKY, JOHN (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to John Lawrosky (35167102), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 165th Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 23 April 1945. Sergeant Lawrosky's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Tenth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 219 (1945)
Home Town: Lake County, Indiana


*LAWSON, BENNET N. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Bennet N. Lawson (20244517), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 117th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, in action against enemy forces on 3 September 1944. Staff Sergeant Lawson'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. 107 (1944)
Home Town: Essex County, New Jersey


LAWTON, ROBERT O.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Robert O. Lawton, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company I, 414th Infantry Regiment, 104th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 1 April 1945. Technical Sergeant Lawton's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 104th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 492 (1945)


*LAYTON, BILLIE S. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Billie S. Layton (6668501), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 6th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on November 1942. Sergeant Layton's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army-North African Theater of Operations, General Orders No. 13 (1943)
Home Town: LaPorte, Indiana


LAYTON, VICTOR J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Victor J. Layton, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Office of Strategic Services, in action against enemy forces on 11 April 1944 to 12 September 1944. Captain Layton's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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. 212 (1945)


*LAZAR, AMIJAN O. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Amijan O. Lazar (36035258), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 2d Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 26 July 1944. Private First Class Lazar's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 5th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 62 (1944)
Home Town: Cook County, Illinois


LAZARSKI, JOSEPH J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Joseph J. Lazarski, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 320th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 4 December 1944, near Remering, France. Sergeant Lazarski made his way with a platoon to destroy all but two of the enemy guns. Then, completely on his own, he voluntarily went forward to destroy the last two guns, even though he was severely wounded during the action. Sergeant Lazarski's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 35th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 28 (1945)

 

LEACH, JAMES H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to James H. Leach, Captain (Armor), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 37th Tank Battalion, 4th Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 26 December 1944, during the Ardennes Offensive. While attacking elements of the German 5th Parachute Division, Captain Leach was twice wounded, once in the head and once in the arm. Despite this he tenaciously maintained contact with the enemy, leading his team of tanks and armored infantry through the village to accomplish its seizure mission. Captain Leach's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 42 (1945)


LEAHEY, ARTHUR L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Arthur L. Leahey, First Lieutenant (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces from 28 May 1944 to 2 June 1944. First Lieutenant Leahey's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 133 (August 8, 1944)


*LEAR, GEORGE A. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to George A. Lear (33366315), Private First Class, 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 24 October 1944. Private First Class Lear's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 77th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 55 (1945)
Home Town: Bucks County, Pennsylvania


*LEARY, ALPHONSUS L. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Alphonsus L. Leary (36147749), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 136th Infantry Regiment, 33d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 20 February 1945. Staff Sergeant Leary's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 33d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 55 (1945)
Home Town: Bremer County, Iowa


LEBAIGUE, JACQUES L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Jacques L. Lebaigue, First Lieutenant (Cavalry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Office of Strategic Services, in action against enemy forces from 5 May 1944 to 28 October 1944. First Lieutenant Lebaigue's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, European Theater of Operations, U.S. Army, General Orders No. 87 (1945)


*LECLAIR, MAURICE M. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Maurice M. Leclair (20227821), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 71st Infantry Regiment, 55th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 1 January 1945. Staff Sergeant Leclair'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 55th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 78 (1946)
Home Town: New York, New York


*LECLAIR, ROMEO A. (MIA-KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Romeo A. Leclair (31200648), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 143d Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 21 January 1944, near the Rapido River in Italy. Private First Class Leclair'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. 70 (1944)
Home Town: Chitenden, Vermont
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Bronze Star, 2@ Purple Hearts


LEDFORD, HERMAN
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Herman Ledford, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 338th Infantry Regiment, 85th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 14 September 1944. Technical Sergeant Ledford's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 85th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 175 (1944)


*LEE, BURTON J. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Burton J. Lee (36147711), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 136th Infantry Regiment, 33d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 15 and 16 April 1945. Private First Class Lee's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 33d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 70 (1946)
Home Town: Saginaw, Michigan


*LEE, DELBERT D. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Delbert D. Lee (17040250), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 610th Tank Destroyer Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 7 January 1945, in the vicinity of Dahl, Luxembourg. Sergeant Lee commanded a tank destroyer supporting the defense of Dahl, Luxembourg. He knocked out two enemy tanks with direct fire from his destroyer and was wounded in the action. Refusing to be evacuated, he led his crew into action the following day against a number of enemy tanks, destroying three of them and forcing the remainder to withdraw. When a group of enemy infantrymen attacked his destroyer, this intrepid soldier dismounted and engaged them with an automatic rifle, killing several and routing the others. Then, when pinned by enemy machine gun fire he fearlessly crawled to within fifteen feet of the position and killed the crew with hand grenades. Sergeant Lee was killed by artillery fire while returning to his vehicle, but his courage and supreme devotion to duty will live on as an inspiration to his comrades. His intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 60 (1945)
Home Town: Cass County, Iowa


LEE, GAIL B.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Gail B. Lee, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 10 June 1944. Captain Lee's outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 4th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 32 (1944)


LEE, JOHN C., JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John C. Lee, Jr., Captain (Cavalry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 23d Tank Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 4 and 5 May 1945. Captain Lee's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-European Theater, General Orders No. 212 (1945)


*LEE, ROBERT E. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Robert E. Lee, First Lieutenant (Armor), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 67th Armored Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 17 November 1944. First Lieutenant Lee's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 117 (1945)


LEENEY, LEWIS W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Lewis W. Leeney, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 20 April 1945. Lieutenant Colonel Leeney's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 4th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 137 (1945)


LEFKOWITZ, JULIUS
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Julius Lefkowitz, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces in April 1943. Private Lefkowitz's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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. 32 (1943)


LEGATE, RALPH
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Ralph Legate, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 3 October 1944. Private First Class Legate's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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. 121 (1945)


LEGUERN, THOMAS K.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Thomas K. Leguern, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 8 June 1944. First Lieutenant Leguern's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 143 (1944)


*LEHMAN, WILLIAM E. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to William E. Lehman (33763999), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 274th Infantry Regiment, 70th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 18 February 1945, in the vicinity of Behren, France. Sergeant Lehman dived on his own grenade, the pin of which had been pulled accidentally, to smother the fragmentation with his body and save the lives of five soldiers who were with him. Receiving the full brunt of the concussion and burst of the grenade, which he covered with his body, he suffered instant death. Staff Sergeant Lehman's intrepid action, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 70th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 577 (October 4, 1945)
Home Town: Johnstown, Pennsylvania


LEIKER, VICTOR C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Victor C. Leiker, Captain (Cavalry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with 89th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, in action against enemy forces from 27 to 31 March 1945. Captain Leiker's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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. 92 (1945)


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


*LEIN, MELVIN A. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Melvin A. Lein (20707266), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 135th Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 November 1942. Private First Class Lein'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.
Allied Force Headquarterss, General Orders No. 29 (1942)
Home Town: Hennepin County, Minnesota


LEINEN, JOHN
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John Leinen, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 20 and 21 December 1944. Private First Class Leinen's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 137 (1945)


LEINHART, EDWARD H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Edward H. Leinhart, 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 Leinhart'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.


LEINO, LOYD J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Loyd J. Leino (37545234), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with a Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division in action against enemy forces on 12 June 1944, in France. During an attack on an enemy position, Private Leino's company was pinned down by direct fire from an enemy 20-mm. cannon. Private Leino volunteered to destroy this enemy gun. With complete disregard for his own safety, he fearlessly worked his way through the heavy enemy fire until he reached a position from which he was able to kill or wound the enemy gun crew. Private Leino's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 101st Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 31 (July 1, 1944)
Home Town: Minnesota


LEITHEISER, JAMES G.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to James G. Leitheiser, Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with an Armored Infantry Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 19 January 1945. Technician Fifth Grade Leitheiser's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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. 133 (1945)


LELAND, DELOS A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Delos A. Leland, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces during World War II. Corporal Leland's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 32d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, South West Pacific Area, General Orders No. 29 (1943)


LEMKE, EDWIN J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Edwin J. Lemke, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 133d Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 28 June 1944, near Castogneto, Italy. During a company advance, a leading squad was suddenly fired upon from the right rear by a strong force of Germans. In the subsequent fire fight, the enemy succeeded in cutting of the squad from the remainder of the company. The company commander prepared to send a patrol to relieve the surrounded squad, but Private Lempke sought and obtained permission to attempt the task alone. Making his was along a dry river bed and through a series of ditches, he suddenly spotted a German soldier armed with a machine pistol. Private Lempke killed the German and took his weapon. Continuing his advance he observed another German and shot him with the machine pistol. Skillfully maneuvering toward the beleaguered squad, he located and killed three more enemy soldiers, to clear all enemy resistance from the rear and right rear of the squad. Finally reaching the three remaining members of the squad, he led them safely to the company. The initiative and aggressive fighting spirit displayed by Private Lempke prevented the capture of three fellow soldiers. 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, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 166 (1944)
Home Town: Webster County, Iowa


LEMMON, KELLY B.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Kelly B. Lemmon, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 5th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 23 August 1944. Lieutenant Colonel Lemmon's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 5th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 71 (1944)


*LEMON, STANLEY S. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Stanley S. Lemon (0-421253), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 2d Battalion, 57th Infantry Regiment, Philippine Scouts, in action against enemy forces from 15 to 23 February 1944. First Lieutenant Lemon's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 91 (1944)
Home Town: Maricopa County, Arizona


*LENKALIS, GEORGE (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to George Lenkalis (13046935), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 25 January 1944. Sergeant Lenkalis' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty 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. 72 (1944)
Home Town: Luzerne County, Pennsylvania


*LENT, ELMER E. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Elmer E. Lent (0-1288575), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces in April 1943. Second Lieutenant Lent'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: San Diego, California


*LENTINE, JOSEPH F. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Joseph F. Lentine (36012063), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 10 January 1945. Private First Class Lentine'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. 104 (1945)
Home Town: Cook County, Illinois


*LEO, SAMUEL (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Samuel Leo (0-1996455), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 109th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 16 December 1944. Second Lieutenant Leo's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 28th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 137 (1945)
Home Town: Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania


LEONARD, WILLIAM F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William F. Leonard, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 7 November 1944. Sergeant Leonard's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 3d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 611 (1944)


LERMA, ROSARIO VALENCIA
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Rosario Valencia Lerma, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 361st Infantry Regiment, 91st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 16 June 1944. Private First Class Lerma's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 91st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 149 (1944)
Home Town: Pasadena, California


LESINSKI, EDWARD J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Edward J. Lesinski, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 3d Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, in action against enemy forces on 13 March 1945. Private First Class Lesinski's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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. 147 (1945)


LESSMAN, GERHARD
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Gerhard Lessman, First Lieutenant (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Headquarters Battery, 48th Field Artillery Battalion, in action against enemy forces from 10 to 20 May 1943. First Lieutenant Lessman's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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 Troops, APO 726 (Attu Landing Force), General Orders No. 31 (1943)


LESTER, VESTAL R.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Vestal R. Lester (0-1304245), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with an Infantry Company of the 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 21 November 1944, in Germany. First Lieutenant Lester's company was pinned down less than 200 yards from its objective by devastating artillery, mortar and small arms fire which inflicted heavy casualties upon his men. Realizing the plight of his men, First Lieutenant Lester advanced through the intense shelling to the foremost of his platoon, reorganized his troops and led them over the bitterly contested ground toward the company objective. Although severely wounded by an artillery shell as he crossed the fire-swept field, First Lieutenant Lester gallantry in leading the attack had so inspired his men that the pushed on to overcome stiff resistance and capture the objective. First Lieutenant Lester's inspiring leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 27 (February 15, 1945)
Home Town: Kentucky


*LEV, OREL H. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Orel H. Lev (39252131), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 2d Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division in action against enemy forces on 23 September 1944, at Veghel, Holland. On that date, Private First Class Lev's platoon was protecting the left flank of the defense when the enemy attacked that flank with three half-tracks, one Mark IV tank, and infantry troops. The platoon was forced to withdraw, after suffering heavy casualties, but Private First Class Lev elected to remain and cover the withdrawal of the platoon. Although exposed to heavy enemy fire, he fired his rocket launcher at the leading half-track and killed four of the enemy. At this time, the fire from the tank became a very serious threat to the withdrawing platoon, since its fire was being directed by the commander from an open turret. Realizing this, Private First Class Lev killed the tank commander and halted the advance of the tank. He then returned and gave invaluable information to friendly artillery whose effective fire disrupted the enemy attack. In a later action, while moving his machine gun to a better position in order to deliver effective fire on the enemy, he was mortally wounded. Private First Class Lev's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 101st Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, XVIII Airborne Corps, General Orders No. 11 (December 19, 1944)
Home Town: South Gate, California


LEVANDOWSKI, LAWRENCE T.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Lawrence T. Levandowski, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 5th Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 15 March 1945. Private First Class Levandowski's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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. 172 (1945)


LEVY, MAURLCE L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Maurlce L. Levy, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 163d Infantry Regiment, 41st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 19 and 20 January 1943. Private Levy's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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)


*LEWIS, CALVIN T. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Calvin T. Lewis (35736737), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 7th Cavalry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 9 March 1945, at Luzon, Philippine Islands. Private First Class Lewis' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 43 (1945)
Home Town: Glasgow, Kentucky


LEWIS, HARRY L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Harry L. Lewis, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Commanding Officer, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces from 7 June 1944 to 7 July 1944. Colonel Lewis' 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 82d Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, European Theater of Operations, U.S. Army, General Orders No. 83 (1944)


*LEWIS, JERRY H. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Jerry H. Lewis (0-452629), Captain (Cavalry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 38th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, in action against enemy forces on 7 March 1945. Captain Lewis' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty 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. 58 (1945)
Home Town: Borden County, Texas


*LEWIS, JOHN LLEWELLYN (POW-KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to John Llewellyn Lewis (0-016222), Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 61st Field Artillery, Philippine Scouts, in action against enemy forces on 9 May 1942. Lieutenant Colonel Lewis' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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. 256 (1945)
Home Town: Lake Village, Arkansas


LEWIS, LEONARD
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Leonard Lewis, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 7th Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 23 October 1944. Technical Sergeant Lewis' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 600 (1945)


LEWIS, RICHARD S.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Richard S. Lewis, First Lieutenant (Infantry), 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 3 and 5 March 1945. First Lieutenant Lewis' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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. 197 (1945)


LEWIS, ROBERT G.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Robert G. Lewis (0-1325759), Second Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 1st Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 26 August 1944, in France. While moving to new positions along an extended front, Second Lieutenant Lewis, with sixteen men remaining in his platoon after two days of aggressive action, encountered heavy enemy machine gun and small arms fire sealing a gap in a high hedgerow, halting the advance. Displaying great courage, he led his men through the opening and was severely wounded by a burst of machine gun fire. Despite his wounds, he fearlessly dragged two men to safety behind the hedgerow and ordered the balance of the group to proceed through the opening under his covering fire. Upon returning to the head of his platoon, he was again wounded when a mortar shell landed near him. Refusing evacuation, he continued to lead his platoon forward until it had seized its objective. Second Lieutenant Lewis' inspiring leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 8th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 100 (December 23, 1944)
Born: June 5, 1919 at Baker, Montana
Home Town: Wisconsin


LEWIS, WILLIAM
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William Lewis, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 13 January 1943. Private First Class Lewis' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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. 62 (1943)


LICERIO, GAUDENCIO
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Gaudencio Licerio, Staff Sergeant [then Sergeant], U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 57th Infantry Regiment, Philippine Scouts, in action against enemy forces on 28 March 1942, at Bataan, in the Philippine Islands. During the battle of Anyasen Point, Staff Sergeant Licerio was designated by his company commander as leader of a suicide squad. Under heavy enemy fire, Sergeant Licerio engaged the enemy with hand grenades, thereby enabling his battalion to go forward and later to take the enemy positions. Staff Sergeant Licerio's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Department of the Army, General Orders No. 27 (April 19, 1948)


*LICHOWSKI, EDWARD J. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Edward J. Lichowski (20610222), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 2 January 1943. Private First Class Lichowski'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. 34 (1943)
Home Town: Cook County, Illinois


*LIEBENSTEIN, JOHN A. (MIA-KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to John A. Liebenstein (0-1322241), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 349th Infantry Regiment, 88th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 11 April 1944. Second Lieutenant Liebenstein's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 88th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 108 (1944)
Home Town: Fredericksburgh, Iowa


LIENHART, EDWARD H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Edward H. Lienhart, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 2d Battalion, 359th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 19 and 20 August 1944. Captain Lienhart'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 90th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 216 (1945)


*LIEURANCE, HOWARD R. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Howard R. Lieurance (0-1302833), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 135th Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces in October 1943, in Italy. Second Lieutenant Lieurance'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. 6 (1944)
Home Town: Cazenovia, New York


*LIGUS, MICHAEL, JR. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Michael Ligus, Jr. (0-1172526), Second Lieutenant (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with an Armored Field Artillery Battalion, in action against enemy forces in October 1943. Second Lieutenant Ligus' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty 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. 6 (1944)
Home Town: Allegheny County, Pennsylvania


LILLY, WLLLARD J. D.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Wlllard J. D. Lilly (6944198), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 5307 Composite Unit (Provisional) (Task Force Galahad), in action against enemy forces on 14 June 1944, in Burma. Private First Class Lilly was in charge of a heavy machinegun squad which was receiving heavy enemy fire from a well-concealed enemy machine gun position. Unable to answer fire, with his platoon sergeant, he crawled out of the perimeter into murderous enemy machinegun cross-fire. After his platoon sergeant was severely wounded, he continued to advance into the enemy position and succeeded in destroying the machinegun and crew with hand grenades and pistol. Private First Class Lilly's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces-China/Burma/India, General Orders No. 78 (1944)
Home Town: Old, West Virginia


LILLYMAN, FRANK L.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Frank L. Lillyman (0-368010), Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Commanding Officer, 101st Pathfinder Company (Provisional), 502d Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. Riding in the leading plane of the Pathfinder Element, Captain Lillyman was one of the first Allied soldiers to make a parachute jump in the Airborne assault on the Normandy, France. Although under incessant enemy fire from the time he landed, Captain Lillyman assembled his Pathfinder Group, located the drop zones and directed the setting up and operation of homing devices for the guiding of the following waves of parachute troop planes to the correct drop zones. When attacked by the enemy forces Captain Lillyman led his men in the successful defense of this vital area and provided cover for the landing of the follow-up wave of parachute troops. Captain Lillyman's inspiring leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 101st Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 31 (July 1, 1944)
Home Town: Binghamton, New York


*LINCOLN, BOYD L. (MIA-KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Boyd L. Lincoln (20634803), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 30 November 1942, during the Papuan Campaign in New Guinea. Sergeant Lincoln's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 32d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, South West Pacific Area, General Orders No. 1 (1943)
Home Town: Mecosta County, Michigan


LINDEMAN, PHILIP F
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Philip F Lindeman, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 23 April 1945. Colonel Lindeman's outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 25th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 289 (1946)


*LINDGREN, MELVIN E. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Melvin E. Lindgren (0-1057506), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 136th Infantry Regiment, 33d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 12 May 1945. Second Lieutenant Lindgren's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 33d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 256 (1945)
Home Town: Wayne County, Michigan


LINDLEY, MARVIN B.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Marvin B. Lindley, Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 21 and 22 February 1944. Technician Fifth Grade Lindley's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 88 (1944)


LINDSAY, VERNIE A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Vernie A. Lindsay, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 359th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 9 December 1944. Technical Sergeant Lindsay's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 52 (1945)


LINDSLEY, MERL C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Merl C. Lindsley, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 15th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 18 April 1945. First Lieutenant Lindsley's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 3d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 342 (1945)


*LINES, SHERWOOD (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Sherwood Lines, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 137th Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 12 September 1944. Staff Sergeant Lines' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty 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. 97 (1944)


*LININGER, RICHARD H. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Richard H. Lininger (O-1314504), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 25 and 26 July 1944. Second Lieutenant Lininger's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 61 (1944)
Home Town: Van Wert County, Ohio


*LINKOUS, CHARLIE E. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Charlie E. Linkous (0-467860), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 20, 24, and 26 January 1945, and on 5 February 1945. First Lieutenant Linkous' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 63 (1945)
Home Town: Washington, D.C.


LINN, RICHARD F.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Richard F. Linn, 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 324th Infantry Regiment, 44th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 24 October 1944, in the vicinity of Embermenil, France. Although seriously wounded when his organization was subjected to an unusually heavy artillery and mortar barrage, Technician Fifth Grade Linn, with utter disregard for his own life, coupled with unusual presence of mind, administered first aid to his wounded comrades. He refused to be evacuated until another aid man could take his place and thus remained with his platoon all night administering to their needs. Technician Fifth Grade Linn's admirable courage and exemplary devotion to duty were an inspiration to his officers and fellow soldiers and were decisive factors in the maintenance of control and in bolstering the morale of his platoon during its initial engagement with the enemy. Technician Fifth Grade Linn's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 44th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 13 (1945)
Born: August 5, 1924 at Decatur, Indiana


LINTON, LOWELL A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Lowell A. Linton, Technician Fourth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Armored Regiment, in action against enemy forces in February 1943. Technician Fourth Grade Linton's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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)


LINTZ, HAROLD J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Harold J. Lintz, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 31 July 1943, in New Georgia, Solomon Islands. Corporal Lintz's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 37th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the South Pacific Area, General Orders No. 517 (1943)


LITTLE, CLAYTON N.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Clayton N. Little, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 339th Infantry Regiment, 85th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 1 and 2 October 1944, in Italy. Captain Little'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 85th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 187 (1944)


LITTLE, JOSEPH G.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Joseph G. Little, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Headquarters Company, 141st Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 12 December 1944. Private First Class Little's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 220 (1945)


*LITTLETON, WALTER J. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Walter J. Littleton (33071141), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 125th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, in action against enemy forces on 12 October 1944. Staff Sergeant Littleton's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 4 (1945)
Home Town: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


LLEWELLYN, STANLEY DUNLAP
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Stanley Dunlap Llewellyn (0-1169621), Second Lieutenant (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 196th Field Artillery Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 18 December 1944, in Germany. Under cover of darkness, a strong German force completely surrounded First Lieutenant Llewellyn's observation post in a building along a vital supply route. Intense enemy fire was being directed upon him from all directions. Realizing the importance of maintaining the communications and supply route at any cost, First Lieutenant Llewellyn requested artillery fire upon his own position. Stunned by several direct hits upon the building, he unflinchingly requested an intense artillery concentration upon himself and the immediate area, which repulsed the attack. At daylight, approximately two hundred enemy dead were found lying near his observation post. Second Lieutenant Llewellyn's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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. 26 (February 14, 1945)
Home Town: Manchester, New Hampshire


LLOYD, CLYDE W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Clyde W. Lloyd, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 361st Infantry Regiment, 91st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 15 July 1944. Technical Sergeant Lloyd's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 91st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 149 (1944)


LOBIT, WILLIAM E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William E. Lobit, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 4 March 1944. Lieutenant Colonel Lobit's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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. 49 (1944)


*LOCHRIDGE, JAMES S. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to James S. Lochridge (0-387923), First Lieutenant (Cavalry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with an Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 15 February 1943. First Lieutenant Lochridge's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 40 (1944)
Home Town: Maury County, Tennessee


LOCKHART, HUGH P.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Hugh P. Lockhart, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 315th Engineer Combat Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 6 February 1945. Sergeant Lockhart's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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. 81 (1945)


*LOCKNER, LOUIS W. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Louis W. Lockner (37028179), Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 164th Infantry Regiment, Americal Division, in action against enemy forces on 25 October 1942. Corporal Lockner's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the Americal Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the South Pacific Area, General Orders No. 185 (1943)
Home Town: St. Louis County, Minnesota


LOCKWOOD, JOHN A. (MIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John A. Lockwood (32864423), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company D, 2d Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. After landing by parachute before dawn on D-Day and joining a composite group which proceeded to carry out a battalion mission, Private Lockwood and two comrades served as an outpost in a building on the edge of Guetteville. When a battalion of German infantry, reinforced by tanks, approached from the west and placed machine guns and mortars in position, those three valiant men immediately opened fire on the enemy. Ordered to leave the post, they determined to hold out until the 30 men in the town had withdrawn. Private Lockwood assisted in holding the hostile force at bay for two hours, killing 15 Germans and wounding many others. His voluntary and courageous action delayed the enemy sufficiently to permit the main body of parachute troops to establish defensive positions to the east from which they were able to deny overwhelming German forces the opportunity of crossing the Merderet River. Private Lockwood is missing as a result of this action. His intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 82d Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 61 (1944)
Home Town: New York


*LOE, JOSEPH D. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Joseph D. Loe (17135335), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy as a member of Company I, 351st Infantry Regiment, 88th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 10 June 1944, near Orbetello, Italy. While advancing to clear a route for armor, Private First Class Loe's platoon became pinned down by machine gun, automatic pistol, rifle and intermittent artillery fire. At this time a German Mark IV tank appeared, and approaching the platoon's position, opened fire with machine guns and cannon. In the face of heavy fire from both the enemy tank and infantry, Private First Class Loe took his automatic rifle, boldly moved to a position fifty yards forward of his platoon, and opened fire on the approaching tank. The volume of fire he directed at the tank caused the vehicle to halt momentarily and close its ports. Discovered by the tank's crew members, Private First Class Loe was subjected to a burst of machine gun fire which hit his pack and severed his BAR belt from his waist. Refusing to give ground to the advancing tank, he continued to fire. Another machine gun burst from the tank struck Private First Class Loe, mortally wounding him. Still, he refused to leave his position and continued firing at the enemy armor. His action enabled his platoon to reorganize and send a bazooka team forward to compel the tank to withdraw. Private First Class Loe's display of indomitable courage and fighting determination will remain as a perpetual inspiration to all those who witnessed his valorous deeds. His personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 88th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 153 (1944)
Home Town: Coffeyville, Kansas


*LOEPER, CHARLES P. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Charles P. Loeper (0-311549), Major (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 188th Glider Infantry Regiment, 11th Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 February 1945. Major Loeper'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 11th Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 82 (1945)
Home Town: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


LOES, PAUL F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Paul F. Loes, Second Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 399th Infantry Regiment, 100th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 4 November 1944, in the vicinity of St. Remy, France. Second Lieutenant Loes' intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 63 (1945)


LOGAN, JAMES MARION
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to James Marion Logan, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company I, 3d Battalion, 142d Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 1 June 1944, in Italy. Sergeant Logan's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 77 (September 15, 1944)
Born: December 19, 1943 at McNeil, Texas
Home Town: Luling, Texas
Personal Awards: Medal of Honor (WWII), Distinguished Service Cross (WWII)


LOGAN, VINCENT A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Vincent A. Logan, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company I, 7th Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 3 May 1945. Private First Class Logan's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 600 (1945)


LOHR, FRED P.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Fred P. Lohr, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 29 January 1945. Captain Lohr's outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 117 (1945)


*LOIZIDES, PETER C. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Peter C. Loizides (32793347), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company K, 179th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 3 January 1945. Sergeant Loizides' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty 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. 159 (1945)
Home Town: New York, New York
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Bronze Star, 2@ Purple Hearts


*LOMAX, BOYCE D. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Boyce D. Lomax (20803792), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company M, 141st Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 1 January 1945. Staff Sergeant Lomax'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. 178 (1945)
Home Town: Hidalgo County, Texas


LOMELL, LEONARD G.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Leonard G. Lomell (32269677), First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company D, 2d Ranger Infantry Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. First Sergeant Lomell led a patrol of men through the heaviest kind of automatic weapons fire to destroy an enemy machine gun nest. Later on the same day, while leading another patrol, he penetrated through the enemy lines to the rear and discovered five enemy 155-mm. guns which were shelling the beachhead. Though these guns were well-guarded, nevertheless he gallantly led his patrol against the enemy and successfully destroyed the guns as well as the ammunition supply. First Sergeant Lomell's bold and outstanding leadership in the face of superior numbers is in keeping with the 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)
Born: January 22, 1920 at Brooklyn, New York
Home Town: Toms River, New Jersey
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Silver Star (WWII)


*LONG, ELMER D. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Elmer D. Long (20506298), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 11 February 1945. Private First Class Long's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 37th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 50 (1945)
Home Town: Mercer County, Ohio


LONGERBEAM, HERMAN L.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Herman L. Longerbeam, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with a Medical Detachment, in action against enemy forces on 7 January 1945, near Willimont, Belgium. Private Longerbeam was a litter bearer in an Infantry Battalion during an attack near Willimont, Belgium. Following the attack, six casualties were discovered lying in a position exposed to direct enemy observation and fire. Private Longerbeam, although warned that a rescue would probably prove fatal, crawled to the wounded men and administered aid. He then returned through one-half mile of deep snow, dragging one of the wounded with him. During this entire action, Private Longerbeam was fired on by enemy snipers and by enemy machine guns. Private Longerbeam's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, XVIII Airborne Corps, General Orders No. 19 (March 14, 1945)
Home Town: Virginia


*LONGMIRE, ROBERT W. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Robert W. Longmire (0-1822415), First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 645th Tank Destroyer Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 31 December 1944 and 1 January 1945. First Lieutenant Longmire'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. 600 (1945)
Home Town: Santa Barbara, California


LOOMIS, FREDERICK H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Frederick H. Loomis, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 90th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 12 July 1944. Lieutenant Colonel Loomis' intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 88 (1944)


LOPEZ, DAVID
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to David Lopez, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 135th Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 1 June 1944. Staff Sergeant Lopez's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 34th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 148 (1944)


LOPEZ, MARGARITO G.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Margarito G. Lopez, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 20 December 1944. Private First Class Lopez's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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)


LOREE, HERBERT A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Herbert A. Loree, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 111th Engineer Combat Battalion, 36th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 17 October 1944. Private First Class Loree's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 16 (1945)
Home Town: Genessee County, Michigan


LORENZ, HERMAN J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Herman J. Lorenz, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the Coast Artillery, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. First Sergeant Lorenz's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, COMMZ, European Theater of Operations, General Orders No. 39 (1945)


LOSS, CHESTER
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Chester Loss, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 11 October 1944. Staff Sergeant Loss' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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. 8 (1945)


LOSTEN, STEPHEN W.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Stephen W. Losten, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 1 and 2 February 1945, in the vicinity of Luzon, Philippine Islands. Captain Losten led his company along the bank of the Quinga River and, on three occasions, personally directed the elimination of enemy snipers. When the leading elements were within 2000 yards of the town of Plaridel, they were again blocked by mortar, machine gun, and rifle fire. With machine guns for covering fire, he led an assault on the enemy fortifications and directed a rocket launcher in destroying one pillbox. The next morning he directed artillery and mortar fire on the enemy, and when the barrage ceased, led his men in a bayonet charge. The company rushed the pillboxes, surprising the enemy, and destroyed them. Captain Losten's inspiring leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 276 (1945)


*LOTT, MALCOLM E. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Malcolm E. Lott (38052471), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, in action against enemy forces on 20 October 1944. Private First Class Lott's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 131 (1945)


LOTTMANN, VERNON G.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Vernon G. Lottmann, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company D, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 27 April 1945. Sergeant Lottmann's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 646 (1945)


LOVELESS, JAY B.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Jay B. Loveless, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 18 April 1945. Colonel Loveless' outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 2d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 221 (1945)


LOVELL, WARDEN F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Warden F. Lovell, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 165th Signal Photo Company, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. Sergeant Lovell's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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. 92 (1944)


LOVETT, CLAUDE E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Claude E. Lovett, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 12 November 1944, in the vicinity of Koenigsmacker, France. During an assault by the 357th Infantry against an enemy-held hill near Koenigsmacker, France, a group of attacking infantrymen were pinned down in an open field near a barbed wire entanglement by intense enemy machinegun fire. Perceiving the situation, Lieutenant Lovett fearlessly crossed the exposed area to assume command of the isolated group. He boldly charged through the wire toward the enemy, and with accurate rifle fire killed the machine-gunner and forced the rest of the crew to withdraw. Then, though painfully wounded, he courageously led his troops against the new enemy position, inspiring them by his personal bravery to take and consolidate the position. First Lieutenant Lovett's inspiring leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 90th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 28 (1945)


LOVETT, ERNEST B.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Ernest B. Lovett, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces from 10 to 25 January 1943. Sergeant Lovett's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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. 176 (1943)


LOW, WALTER
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Walter Low, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 378th Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 19 November 1944, in the assault on Fort St. Julian, France. Private First Class Low's platoon was pinned down by machine gun fire from a bunker about 75 yards to his right. He burned up his BAR (Browning Automatic Rifle) by shooting at the pill boxes, and then picked up a comrade's M-1 rifle. The bunker consisted of two pill boxes and Low grabbed the M-1 and ran toward the nearest one. He pulled out a hand grenade and threw it in causing sixteen Germans to come out and surrender. He ordered them to put their hands on their heads and then moved towards the second bunker. Soon Private Low had 32 German prisoners. Since he had temporarily separated from his own company, he marched the soldiers to F company where he turned them over to an officer. Private First Class Low's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 95th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 119 (1944)


LOWE, MILLS T.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Mills T. Lowe, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 22 February 1945. Technical Sergeant Lowe's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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. 72 (1945)
Home Town: Franklin, Virginia


LUCIER, ROY A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Roy A. Lucier, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with Company E, 145th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 30 April 1945. Private First Class Lucier's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 37th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 419 (1945)
Home Town: New Hampshire


LUCKETT, JAMES S.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to James S. Luckett, Colonel (Infantry), 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 11 and 12 June 1944. Colonel Luckett's outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 4th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 46 (1945)


*LUDLAM, STEPHEN C. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Stephen C. Ludlam (42081753), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 7th Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 23 January 1945. Private First Class Ludlam'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. 574 (1945)
Home Town: Cape May County, New Jersey


LUEDTKE, ARNOLD B.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Arnold B. Luedtke, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 21 May 1944. Staff Sergeant Luedtke's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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. 107 (1945)


LUEHRING, HENRY F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Henry F. Luehring, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 4 March 1945. First Lieutenant Luehring's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 123 (1945)


LUKASIK, MATTHEW
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Matthew Lukasik, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 24th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, in action against enemy forces on 13 April 1945. Sergeant Lukasik's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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. 628 (1945)


LUKE, MARTIN
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Martin Luke, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 21 October 1943. First Lieutenant Luke's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 88 (1944)


*LUMPKIN, HAROLD W. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Harold W. Lumpkin (34881229), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 142d Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 9 February 1945. Sergeant Lumpkin'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. 159 (1945)
Home Town: Tipton County, Tennessee
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Bronze Star, 2@ Purple Hearts


LUND, MELVIN N.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Melvin N. Lund, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 317th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 16 March 1945. Staff Sergeant Lund's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 80th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 252 (1945)


LUNDQUIST, CARL E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Carl E. Lundquist, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Commanding Officer, 14th Infantry Regiment, 71st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 24 April 1945, in the vicinity of Regenstauf, Germany. Colonel Lundquist courageously led a task force in an aggressive assault upon an enemy held bridge across the Regen River at Regenstauf, Germany. When fierce enemy automatic weapons and small arms fire suddenly opened up on him as he was making an initial inspection of the bridge, he fearlessly held his ground and returned the fire with his pistol. Picking up an injured soldier's M-1 rifle, he advanced toward the hostile position in the face of withering fire and so effectively inspired his men by his personal example of courage that they completely enveloped the enemy by fire. As soon as reinforcements arrived, he organized and led a force against the enemy installation, overrunning them and clearing the route of advance for supporting elements. Colonel Lundquist's inspiring leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 71st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 241 (1945)
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), 2@ Silver Stars (WWII)


*LUPO, JOE (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Joe Lupo (39375502), Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 81st Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, 1st Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 27 April 1945. Corporal Lupo's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 86 (1945)
Home Town: Grays Harbor, Washington
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Bronze Star, 2@ Purple Hearts


LUTHER, HARRY L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Harry L. Luther, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company K, 320th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 29 December 1944. Staff Sergeant Luther's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 35th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 38 (1945)


LUTJENS, PAUL R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Paul R. Lutjens, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 5 December 1942, during the Papuan Campaign at Buna, New Guinea. First Sergeant Lutjens' intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 62 (1942)
Home Town: Michigan


LUTZ, FREDERICK P.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Frederick P. Lutz, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 7 June 1944, in France. Private Lutz's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 61 (1944)


LYCAS, JOHN
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John Lycas (0-446927), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 11 July 1943, in Sicily. When the enemy hurled an attack of 30 to 40 tanks against the recently established beachhead, First Lieutenant Lycas, together with several other officers and men became separated by this attack. Lieutenant Lycas then left his concealed position and made his way over hundreds of yards of heavily shelled terrain in the path of the approaching tanks to reach an abandoned anti-tank gun. Lieutenant Lycas engaged the enemy at close range and continued to fire even after the tanks had encircled his position. He remained at this position until his ammunition ran out and then made his way back over the shell-swept terrain to his unit and materially assisted in their reorganization and led them in a victorious attack. First Lieutenant Lycas' intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 16 (May 3, 1944)
Home Town: Indiana


LYLES, COLON W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Colon W. Lyles, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 13th Engineer Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 20 June 1945. Corporal Lyles' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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. 322 (1945)


*LYNCH, CHARLES P., JR. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Charles P. Lynch, Jr. (0-1308527), Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 350th Infantry Regiment, 88th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 16 April 1945. Captain Lynch'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 88th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 103 (1945)
Home Town: Muskogee, Oklahoma


LYNCH, DALLAR R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Dallar R. Lynch, Captain (Corps of Engineers), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 235th Engineer Combat Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 29 January 1944. Captain Lynch's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army-Mediterranean Theater of Operations, General Orders No. 26 (1946)


LYNCH, LESTER J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Lester J. Lynch (31241406), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 610th Tank Destroyer Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 15 September 1944. During a counter-attack by the enemy, one of a platoon of advancing Sherman tanks was hit and set on fire. Private Lynch left the comparative security of his dug-in position beside his tank destroyer gun and courageously went to the aid of the crew members trapped in the burning tank. He climbed into the tank and extricated two wounded and dazed men moments before the ammunition in the tank exploded. Private Lynch coolly administered first aid to the men he had rescued and then braved intense enemy sniper fire to evacuate them to an aid station. Private First Class Lynch's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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. 30 (1945)


*LYNGARD, JOHN W. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to John W. Lyngard, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces in July 1943. Private Lyngard'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)


LYTLE, CLEVELAND A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Cleveland A. Lytle, Major (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion, 358th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 20 September 1944, in France. Major Lytle rescued two soldiers marooned on the ice breaker of a demolished bridge in the Moselle River while under heavy fire from enemy mortars, small arms, flares, and a fixed machine-gun firing from the bridge. 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 90th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 103 (1944)
Home Town: Fort Mill, South Carolina

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