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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


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MEADE, ROBERT H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Robert H. Meade, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company I, 253d Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 8 April 1945, near Zuttlingen, Germany. When his company was unable to enter the town because of heavy enemy machine gun activity, Captain Meade, armed with an M- 1 rifle, moved out alone toward the objective. His daring attack resulted in the capture of fourteen SS men and completely unnerved the strongly entrenched enemy. Advancing through the town under sniper fire, he located the mayor and then forced more than one hundred hostile civilians to cease resistance. Captain Meade's courageous action achieved, single-handedly, the surrender of the town. His outstanding initiative and gallantry exemplify the 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. 496 (September 10, 1945)
Home Town: Washington, Indiana


MEANS, AUGUSTUS G.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Augustus G. Means, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 318th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 26 December 1944. Private First Class Means' intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 42 (1945)
Home Town: Massachusetts


MEARS, MYRON A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Myron A. Mears, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company K, 417th Infantry Regiment, 76th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 13 February 1945. Second Lieutenant Mears' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 76th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 85 (1945)


MECKLEM, NORMAN J., JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Norman J. Mecklem, Jr., First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 2d Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 16 February 1945. First Lieutenant Mecklem's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 112 (1945)


MEDINA, JOSEPH N.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Joseph N. Medina, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company K, 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 13 December 1944. Sergeant Medina's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 7th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 299 (1945)


MEDINA, RUMALDO
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Rumaldo Medina, Private First Class, 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 19 March 1945. Private First Class Medina's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 625 (1945)


MEDINA, SEVERO
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Severo Medina, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 3d Military Police Battalion, in action against enemy forces during World War II. First Sergeant Medina's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.


MEGELLAS, JAMES
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to James Megellas (0-439607), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Platoon Leader in Company H, 3d Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 30 September 1944, in Holland. First Lieutenant Megellas led his platoon on a combat patrol to secure information and prisoners. Arriving at the enemy observation post, he crawled forward alone and killed two outpost guards and the crew of a machine gun nest. He brought forward his patrol, attacked the main enemy defenses and single-handed secured three prisoners and killed two more. Two blockhouses were then attacked and destroyed. The aggressiveness of this patrol action thoroughly demoralized the enemy in the sector. His mission completed, First Lieutenant Megellas withdrew his platoon through the enemy lines and under mortar fire. He personally carried a wounded man while firing his Thompson Sub-Machine Gun with one hand. The extraordinary heroism and brilliant leadership displayed by First Lieutenant Megellas enabled his patrol to inflict disproportionate casualties on the enemy, secure vital information and force the Germans to abandon their planned offensive in the area. His conduct was an inspiration to his men and his intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 82d Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, XVI Corps, General Orders No. 69 (1945)
Born: March 11, 1917 at Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Home Town: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin


*MEGOWN, JOHN N., JR. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to John N. Megown, Jr. (19018555), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 7th Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 24 and 25 May 1944. Private First Class Megown'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. 105 (1944)


MELANSON, ARTHUR
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Arthur Melanson, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 114th Engineer Combat Battalion, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 28 December 1942, during the Papuan Campaign at Buna, New Guinea. Private Melanson's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 32d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Strategic Forces in Europe, General Orders No. 25 (1944)
Home Town: Massachusetts


MELASKY, HARRIS M.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Harris M. Melasky, Major General, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 86th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 11 April 1945. Major General Melasky'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 86th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 209 (1945)


*MELLICHAMP, PAUL K. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Paul K. Mellichamp (0-318160), Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 161st Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 26 July 1943, at New Georgia, Solomon Islands. Captain Mellichamp'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 25th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the South Pacific Area, General Orders No. 458 (1943)
Home Town: Dorchester County, South Carolina


MELLNIK, STEPHEN M. (POW)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Stephen M. Mellnik, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the Philippine Guerilla Forces, in action against enemy Japanese forces from 4 April 1943 to 9 July 1943, in the Philippine Islands. As a Prisoner of War, Major Mellnik was one of ten men including two Naval Officers, three Air Corps Officers, and two Marine Corps Officers who escaped after nearly a year in captivity after the fall of Bataan and Corregidor. The ten men evaded their captors for days until connecting with Filipino Guerillas under Wendell Fertig. The officers remained with the guerillas for weeks, obtaining vital information which they carried with them when they were subsequently evacuated by American submarines. Their escape was the only mass escape from a Japanese prison camp during the war. Major Mellnik's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 47 (1943)


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


MELTON, JOHN W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John W. Melton, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 7 July 1944. Staff Sergeant Melton's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 32d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 99 (1944)


MENAFEE, THOMAS A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Thomas A. Menafee, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 24 June 1944. Private First Class Menafee's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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-Pacific Ocean Areas, General Orders No. 74 (1944)


MENDEZ, LOUIS GONZAGA, JR.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Louis Gonzaga Mendez, Jr. (0-23262), Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Commanding Officer, 3d Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces during the period 6 June 1944 through 7 July 1944, in France. One instance of particular note was on 20 June 1944, near Pretot, France, when Lieutenant Colonel Mendez personally led an assault on the town of Pretot through a withering concentration of observed mortar, timed artillery and machine gun cross-fire. In their first attempt to win their objective, the two assault companies were pinned to the ground by a devastating artillery barrage and suffered heavy casualties. Appreciating the danger of delay, Lieutenant Colonel Mendez crawled to a position in front of his men, leaped to his feet and led the charge which drove the enemy out of the town. By his calm disregard for personal danger and his ability to act quickly and aggressively under fire, he turned imminent catastrophe into a victory. Lieutenant Colonel Mendez's courage, calmness, judgment and devotion to duty were directly responsible for the achievement of his battalion's objective, and 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. 79 (1944)
Born: at Colorado Home Town: Falls Church, Virginia


*MENDICK, ROBERT E. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Robert E. Mendick, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 48th Armored Infantry Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 17 September 1944. Second Lieutenant Mendick'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. 68 (1944)


MENDOZA, HENRY R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Henry R. Mendoza, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 7th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 24 October 1944. Private First Class Mendoza's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 7th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 29 (1945)


MENDOZA, MANUEL VERDUGO
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Manuel Verdugo Mendoza, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 350th Infantry Regiment, 88th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 4 October 1944. Staff Sergeant Mendoza's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 8 (1945)
Home Town: Miami, Arizona


MENDOZA, SAMUEL S.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Samuel S. Mendoza, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company K, 383d Infantry Regiment, 96th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 25 October 1944, at Leyte, Philippine Islands. Private First Class Mendoza's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 96th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 89 (1945)


*MEREDITH, IRA L. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Ira L. Meredith (34185982), Staff Sergeant, 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 9 June 1944, in France. Staff Sergeant Meredith's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 4th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 32 (1944)


MERENDINO, THOMAS N.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Thomas N. Merendino (0-412675), Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Commanding Officer, Company B, 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. Captain Merendino disembarked from the landing craft in the initial assault wave and, with complete disregard for his own safety, hastily organized the men who were struggling in the water and led them through the intense enemy fire to the shore. Upon reaching the shore, he refused to take cover and again organized an assault group for further advance. Fully exposed to the sweeping fire from enemy pillboxes and machine gun nests and a constant target for the snipers on the hill, he personally led the charge up the slope. The personal bravery and the inspired leadership exhibited by Captain Merendino exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 31 (July 1, 1944)
Home Town: New Jersey


MERRILL, BOBBIE L.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Bobbie L. Merrill, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company D, 305th Infantry Regiment, 77th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 27 March 1945, near Asa, Zamami Shima, Ryukyu Islands. Private Merrill was first gunner of a machine gun protecting the left flank of the defensive area where the unit was dug in on a ridge above the town of Asa, Zamami Shima, Ryukyu Islands. At 0200 the enemy opened up an intensive mortar and grenade barrage and then attacked in force. Bearing the brunt of the concentrated assault, Private Merrill and his comrades delivered deadly fire from two machine guns, and succeeded in repulsing the enemy advance. Although painfully wounded in the arm and face by grenade fragments, he refused to withdraw to the medical aid station, and remained at his post, fighting off two more fanatical attacks which reached the gun positions. Wounded in the leg in the violent hand-to-hand combat which ensued he continued to beat off the frenzied attackers. When with mounting intensity the enemy attacked for the third time, he emptied his pistol into the charging forces, and grasping an entrenching tool, attacked and killed a Japanese officer. Seizing the dead man's saber, he turned upon another enemy officer and engaged him in a violent duel, finally killing him. With unflagging determination he pressed the fight, and charged the remaining enemy, who turned and fled in terror. 27 Japanese dead were counted the next morning in and around the machine gun position which he and his comrades had held so valiantly. Through his aggressive fighting spirit and indomitable will to destroy the enemy, Private Merrill played an important part in preventing a disastrous breakthrough of the company defense, and set an inspiring example of bravery to all members of the command. 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 77th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 398 (1945)


*MERRITT, HUGH H. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Hugh H. Merritt (20805611), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 2 January 1944. Sergeant Merritt'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. 59 (1944)
Home Town: Scurry County, Texas


MESSER, ALLEN B.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Allen B. Messer, 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 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 4 October 1944. Private First Class Messer's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 78 (1944)


METHENY, FRED R.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Fred R. Metheny (0-532283), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 101st Infantry Division, in action against the enemy during the period from 20 December 1944 through 2 January 1945, in the vicinity of Bastogne, Belgium. During the aforementioned period, Second Lieutenant Metheny volunteered and lead patrols on several occasions, deep into enemy territory, near Bastogne, under hazardous conditions. His patrol of 21 December 1944 established itself on high ground within the enemy lines where it had perfect observation of the enemy in the front and flanks. The information Lieutenant Metheny radioed back permitted the successful bombing by B-17s of enemy armor units in Foy and Cobru. His daylight patrol of 23 December 1944 discovered an enemy road block. Lieutenant Metheny returned with this information, organized a combat patrol, and returned to the road block which he destroyed, along with twenty Germans defending it. The daylight patrol of 2 January 1945 was trapped by approximately one hundred Germans, but Lieutenant Metheny led his men in a breakout during which they killed fifteen Germans and captured one. The conspicuous courage and inspiring leadership of Second Lieutenant Metheny exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 101st Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, XVIII Airborne Corps, General Orders No. 19 (March 14, 1945)
Home Town: Nebraska


METYCH, JOHN W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John W. Metych, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 377th Infantry Regiment, 95th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 9 November 1944. Private First Class Metych's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 297 (1945)


*METZ, EDWIN W. (MIA-KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Edwin W. Metz (36561882), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 629th Tank Destroyer Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 26 December 1944. Private First Class Metz's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 46 (1945)
Home Town: Oakland County, Michigan


MEYER, CHARLES R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Charles R. Meyer, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 May 1945. Lieutenant Colonel Meyer's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 32d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 51 (1945)


MEYER, GEORGE R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to George R. Meyer, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 November 1944. Private First Class Meyer's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 26th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 126 (1945)


*MICCERI, JOSEPH A. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Joseph A. Micceri (12226227), 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 27 November 1944. Private First Class Micceri's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 30th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 73 (1945)
Home Town: Westchester County, New York


MICHIN, BERNARD
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Bernard Michin (31446424), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 158th Engineer Combat Battalion in action against enemy forces on 18 December 1944, in Belgium. In the direct line of advance of an enemy tank and subjected to heavy mortar, small arms and tank fire, Private Michin, armed with a rocket launcher, courageously withheld his fire until the tank reached a point approximately ten yards away. At great personal risk, he fired a rocket, scored a direct hit and completely destroyed the tank. Suffering painful burns and temporarily blinded by the flash of an exploding projectile, he crawled back to a covered position. Meanwhile, the Germans infiltrated to within a few feet of him, mounted a machine gun and fired upon his comrades nearby. Unable to see the weapon, he determined its location by sound and, with complete disregard for his own safety, hurled a hand grenade which silenced the gun and killed the entire crew. Suffering excruciating pain, he staggered through intense enemy fire to rejoin his squad. By his heroic achievement, fearless courage and unflinching devotion to duty, Private Michin exemplified the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflected great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 10 (January 17, 1945)
Home Town: Rhode Island


MICKLESEN, CLAYTON H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Clayton H. Micklesen, First Lieutenant (Cavalry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Veterinary Corps, 26th Cavalry Regiment, Philippine Scouts, in action against enemy forces on 22 December 1941, in the Philippine Islands. First Lieutenant Micklesen's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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)


*MICULKA, CLARENCE J. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Clarence J. Miculka (38162957), Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Battery C, 441st AntiAircraft Artillery Battalion (AW), in action against enemy forces on 24 April 1945, near Dillingen, Germany. When his Battery was engaged in defending the only Allied-controlled bridge over the Danube River, Corporal Miculka braved a strafing attack by two Messerschmitts. Although he received a fatal wound from the 20-mm. gun of an attacking plane, which severed his right leg and shattered his arm, he continued to engage the hostile aircraft with his 37-mm. cannon. Bleeding to death and with his vehicle riddled in twelve placed by German fire, he fought on to damage and destroy the enemy. He died a few minutes after accomplishing his courageous, self-assigned mission. Corporal Miculka'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. 585 (October 6, 1945)
Home Town: Eagle Lake, Texas


MIKLOVIC, FRANK
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Frank Miklovic, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company I, 1st Battalion, 160th Infantry Regiment, 40th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 23 May 1945. Private First Class Miklovic's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 40th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 67 (1945)
Home Town: Flushing, Ohio


MILANO, ORLANDO A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Orlando A. Milano, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 303d Engineer Combat Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 24 February 1945. Corporal Milano's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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 (1946)


MILANOWSKI, RAYMOND H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Raymond H. Milanowski, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 2d Battalion, 2d Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 21 August 1944. Corporal Milanowski's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 147 (1945)


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


MILEHAM, ANDREW J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Andrew J. Mileham, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 30 January 1944. Private Mileham's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 94 (June 4, 1944)


MILESNICK, JOHN S.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John S. Milesnick, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 17 and 18 December 1944. First Lieutenant Milesnick's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 2d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 14 (1946)


MILJATOVICH, MILAN J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Milan J. Miljatovich, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company K, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 28 December 1942, during the Papuan Campaign at Tarakena, New Guinea. Staff Sergeant Miljatovich's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 32d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 34 (1943)
Home Town: Wisconsin


MILLENER, RAYMOND D. (DNB)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Raymond D. Millener (0-18140), Lieutenant Colonel (General Staff Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Operations Officer, 101st Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. Lieutenant Colonel Millener and his men were dropped 15 miles from the appointed drop zone. He assembled all the forces in the immediate vicinity and started toward the designated assembly area to join the main force. En route, the party encountered heavy enemy resistance. Despite the intense enemy fire, Lieutenant Colonel Millener repeatedly exposed himself in leading his men. Inspired by Lieutenant Colonel Millener's personal bravery and leadership, his small force successfully assaulted two machine gun positions and destroyed two enemy tanks and two enemy half-track vehicles. The gallantry and superior leadership displayed by Lieutenant Colonel Millener 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: Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Legion of Merit, Purple Heart


MILLER, ALVIN O.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Alvin O. Miller, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 209th Engineers, in action against enemy forces on 13 June 1944. Staff Sergeant Miller's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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. 99 (1944)


MILLER, CHARLES P.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Charles P. Miller, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces from 11 to 13 May 1944. Private First Class Miller's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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)


MILLER, CHARLES W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Charles W. Miller, First Lieutenant (Armor), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 14th Tank Battalion, 3d Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 7 March 1945. First Lieutenant Miller's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 3d Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 49 (1945)
Home Town: Washington, D.C.


MILLER, EARL J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Earl J. Miller, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with 24th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, in action against enemy forces on 20 December 1944. Sergeant Miller's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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. 48 (1945)


MILLER, ERNEST J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Ernest J. Miller (37242753), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 1st Battalion, 327th Glider Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 19 September 1944, in the Vicinity of Zon, Holland. While his company was assaulting enemy positions, Private First Class Miller advanced with his company across open terrain, continually exposed to heavy mortar, 88-millimeter, machine gun and rifle fire. He fire his Browning Automatic Rifle at the enemy positions until a defect in his weapon caused it to blow up in the midst of the charge on the enemy. Armed with only a trench knife, he continued in the assault, stormed a machine gun position, and single-handed, captured three machine gunners. After disposing of the prisoners, he took over a light machine gun from a wounded comrade, and continued forward in the attack to the assigned objective. Private First Class Miller's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 101st Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, XVIII Airborne Corps, General Orders No. 14 (December 17, 1944)
Home Town: Utah


*MILLER, HARVEY L. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Harvey L. Miller (35004940), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company D, 41st Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, 11th Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 2 April 1945. Private Miller'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 Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 214 (1945)
Home Town: Franklin County, Ohio


MILLER, HARVEY, JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Harvey Miller, Jr., Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 32d Armored Regiment, 3d Armored Division, in action against enemy forces from 24 to 26 December 1944. Private Miller's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 3d Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 52 (1945)


MILLER, HUBERT G.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Hubert G. Miller, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 90th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 12 July 1944. First Lieutenant Miller's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 89 (1944)
Home Town: New York


*MILLER, JAMES A. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to James A. Miller (35007213), Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 145th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 17 July 1943, at New Georgia, Solomon Islands. Corporal Miller and 12 other men out-fought a 150-man Japanese raiding party. Corporal Miller was stationed as a guard near a supply dump on the beach. He had volunteered for the hazardous duty knowing that it might cost his life. He courageously waited until the enemy was almost upon him before firing a series of bursts at close range. The result was a virtual ambush of the hostile forces. Corporal Miller lost his life in a bitter hand-to-hand encounter when the Japanese were storming his position. His intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 37th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the South Pacific Area, General Orders No. 543 (1943)


MILLER, JESSE R., JR. (KIA)
(First Award)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Jesse R. Miller, Jr. (0-1286164), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 15 June 1944. First Lieutenant Miller's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 39 (1944)

*MILLER, JESSE R., JR. (KIA)
(Second Award)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Jesse R. Miller, Jr. (0-1286164), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 19 October 1944. First Lieutenant Miller's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 72 (1945)
Home Town: Washington County, Georgia
Personal Awards: 2@ Distinguished Service Crosses (WWII)


MILLER, JOSEPH A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Joseph A. Miller, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Cannon Company, 321st Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 28 September 1944. Technical Sergeant Miller's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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-Pacific Ocean Areas, General Orders No. 27 (1945)


MILLER, KEITH E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Keith E. Miller, First Lieutenant (Corps of Engineers), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 40th Engineers, in action against enemy forces on 10 July 1943. First Lieutenant Miller's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 3 (1944)


*MILLER, KERMIT C. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Kermit C. Miller (0-2040751), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 June 1944. First Lieutenant Miller'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 29th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 7 (1945)
Home Town: Chautauqua County, New York


*MILLER, MILAN M. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Milan M. Miller (16096815), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 7 June 1944, in France. Private First Class Miller's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 4th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 74 (1944)
Home Town: Cook County, Illinois


*MILLER, ROBERT L. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Robert L. Miller, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 222d Anti-Aircraft SL Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 18 June 1945. Sergeant Miller's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 417 (1945)


MILLER, WILLIAM C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William C. Miller, Captain (Infantry), 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 2 August 1944. Captain Miller's outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 58 (1944)


MILLER, WILLIAM C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William C. Miller, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 15 January 1945. Private First Class Miller's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 87 (1945)


MILLER, WILLIAM F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William F. Miller, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 3 December 1943. Private Miller's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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. 79 (1944)


MILLER, WILLIAM L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William L. Miller, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 503d Parachute Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 18 and 19 February 1945. First Lieutenant Miller's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 87 (1945)


*MILLIGAN, JOHN S., JR. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to John S. Milligan, Jr. (0-462596), Captain (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 197th Field Artillery Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 12 July 1944. Captain Milligan's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 68 (1944)
Home Town: Volusia County, Florida


*MILLS, ALBERT R. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Albert R. Mills (37111509), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 11 December 1944. Private First Class Mills' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty 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. 42 (1945)
Home Town: Clark County, Missouri


*MILLS, AUBREY L. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Aubrey L. Mills (0-1031151), First Lieutenant (Cavalry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with 18th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron (Mechanized), 14th Cavalry Group, 40th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 16 December 1944. First Lieutenant Mills' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 40th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 47 (1945)
Home Town: Geary County, Kansas


MILLS, BARBER C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Barber C. Mills, Captain (Armor), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 771st Tank Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 23 February 1945. Captain Mills' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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. 142 (1945)


MILLS, DONALD C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Donald C. Mills, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 230th Field Artillery Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 22 November 1944. Second Lieutenant Mills' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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. 81 (1945)


*MILLS, HERBERT M. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Herbert M. Mills (0-380638), Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 33d Armored Regiment, 3d Armored Division, in action against enemy forces from 16 to 18 November 1944. Lieutenant Colonel Mills' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 3d Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 17 (1945)
Home Town: El Paso, Texas
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Silver Star (WWII), Bronze Star, Purple Heart


MILLS, RICHARD D.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Richard D. Mills, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 395th Infantry Regiment, 99th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 18 December 1944, in Germany. When the enemy launched a furious attack against his unit's positions and penetrated the main line of resistance, Private First Class Mills opened fire with his automatic rifle, killing many of the enemy and wounding others. Time and again he turned back their repeated fanatic attempts to pass his position. On the final attack, Private First Class Mills' weapon jammed. With utter disregard for his personal safety, he left his foxhole, and standing in the open, hurled grenades, dispersing the hostile attack. By his superb personal courage and unhesitating action, Private First Class Mills contributed materially to the stemming of the German drive and the protection of his battalion's communication lines. 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 99th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 66 (1945)


MILOSEVICH, RISTO (POW)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Risto Milosevich, Sergeant [then Private First Class], U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Intelligence and Reconnaissance Platoon, Headquarters Company, 394th Infantry Regiment, 99th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 16 December 1944, in the vicinity of Lanzerath, Belgium. Following a relentless early morning artillery barrage, Sergeant Milosevich sighted two columns of German paratroopers marching on the road through Lanzerath about 200 yards from the platoon's position. When the German unit launched an attack, Sergeant Milosevich boldly and single-handedly manned a .30 caliber light machine gun. Simultaneously feeding the belt and operating the machine gun, he placed voluminous automatic weapons fire on the Germans who were concentrating their assault to the front and right of his assigned defensive sector. During this assault, he spotted and cut down an enemy soldier attempting to throw a grenade inside the defensive perimeter. When his machine gun jammed, he continued to suppress the attack with remarkably rapid and accurate fire from his individual weapon. Joined by his platoon sergeant as another attack began, Sergeant Milosevich fed the belt to a machine gun until it burned out. He then began removing ammunition from the useless machine gun belts for use in his rifle so that he could continue to repel the enemy soldiers who outnumbered the platoon fifteen-to-one. Sergeant Milosevich's dauntless efforts and sustained weapons fire throughout the day contributed immensely to the platoon's ability to stop three separate frontal attacks. Finally, hopelessly outnumbered and out of ammunition, he was overwhelmed and forcefully captured in his foxhole by the enemy. Sergeant Milosevich's extraordinary heroism and refusal to surrender despite insurmountable odds were responsible for inflicting heavy casualties on the attacking enemy forces and delaying their advance for nearly 18 hours. Sergeant Milosevich's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 99th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Department of the Army, General Orders No. 26 (1981)
Home Town: Los Angeles, California


MILOTTA, DAVID E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to David E. Milotta (0-460579), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Headquarters Company, 2d 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 Milotta, together with several other officers and men became separated by this attack. Lieutenant Milotta 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 Milotta engaged the enemy armor at almost point-blank range and continued to fire even after the tanks had encircled his position. He remained at his position until two of his companions were seriously wounded, and at further risk to his life evacuated these men. Through his extraordinary heroism and high devotion to duty in the face of such great odds, First Lieutenant Milotta materially contributed to the eventual defeat of the enemy and his intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 16 (1944)
Home Town: Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania


MINN, A. B.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to A. B. Minn, First Lieutenant (Corps of Engineers), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 135th Engineer Combat Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 5 November 1944. First Lieutenant Minn's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.


MINOR, JAMES L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to James L. Minor, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 24 September 1944. Major Minor's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 16 (1945)


*MINOR, OSCAR D. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Oscar D. Minor (39007937), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 24 May 1943. Private Minor'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-Pacific Ocean Areas, General Orders No. 39 (1944)
Home Town: Santa Clara, California


*MINTON, DANIEL WADE (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Daniel Wade Minton (16054093), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 36th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 12 February 1944. Staff Sergeant Minton'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, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 72 (1944)
Home Town: Omaha, Illinois


MINTON, WARREN A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Warren A. Minton, First Lieutenant (Cavalry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 26th Cavalry Regiment, Philippine Scouts, in action against enemy forces on 13 January 1942, in the Philippine Islands. First Lieutenant Minton's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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. 79 (1946)


MIRICH, GEORGE W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to George W. Mirich, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company I, 32d Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 26 May 1943. Corporal Mirich's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 7th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Troops, APO 726 (Attu Landing Force), General Orders No. 31 (1943)


MISHAKAS, JOSEPH
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Joseph Mishakas, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company I, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 23 May 1944. Private First Class Mishakas' intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 190 (1945)


MISHLER, CHARLES J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Charles J. Mishler, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 8 July 1944. Technical Sergeant Mishler's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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-Pacific Ocean Areas, General Orders No. 74 (1944)


MISNER, CHARLES C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Charles C. Misner, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 3d Battalion, 302d Infantry Regiment, 94th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 19 February 1945, in Germany. During the attack on Kesslingen, Germany, on Lieutenant Misner fearlessly led his platoon into the town against fierce enemy resistance, returned alone to direct the advance of supporting tanks and then rejoined his platoon, inspiring them by his heroic leadership. With the enemy driven from the town he exposed himself to intense enemy mortar fire to personally organize litter squads and supervise the evacuation of casualties. First Lieutenant Misner's bold leadership, aggressiveness, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 94th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 156 (June 30, 1945)
Home Town: Fort Wayne, Indiana


*MISTER, THEODORE K. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Theodore K. Mister (13103725), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 13 June 1944. Private First Class Mister'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, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 300 (1945)
Home Town: Baltimore, Maryland


MITCHELL, GEORGE R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to George R. Mitchell, First Lieutenant (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 26 July 1944. First Lieutenant Mitchell's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 2d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 27 (1944)


MITCHELL, HAROLD L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Harold L. Mitchell, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company H, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces from 7 to 9 December 1942, during the Papuan Campaign at Buna, New Guinea. Corporal Mitchell's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 3 (1943)
Home Town: Michigan


MITCHELL, JACHIM
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Jachim Mitchell, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 401st Glider Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 October 1944. Private First Class Mitchell's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 101st Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 437 (1945)


MITCHELL, JOHN
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John Mitchell, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Commanding Officer of Company A, 1st Battalion, 342d Infantry Regiment, 86th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 26 April 1945, in Germany. During an assault crossing of the Danube River near Ingolstadt, Germany, Captain Mitchell on two occasions fearlessly exposed himself to intense hostile artillery, mortar and automatic weapons fire to make a reconnaissance of the crossing site and then courageously took a place in the leading assault boat during the actual crossing. When the company was pinned down by withering enemy machine gun fire as they landed on the far shore, he gallantly moved to the front of his troops and led them in an aggressive charge that silenced the enemy guns. Captain Mitchell's heroic leadership and unflinching devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 86th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 176 (1945)
Home Town: Superior, Arizona


MITCHELL, MERLE M.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Merle M. Mitchell, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 3d Battalion, 157th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces from 16 to 19 February 1944. Captain Mitchell's outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 45th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 94 (June 4, 1944)


MITCHELL, THOMAS
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Thomas Mitchell, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 388th Infantry Regiment, 97th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 13 May 1944. Private First Class Mitchell's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 97th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 149 (1944)


MITCHELL, WILLARD M.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Willard M. Mitchell, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 383d Infantry Regiment, 96th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 9 April 1945, at Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands. First Lieutenant Mitchell's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 96th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Tenth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 199 (1945)


MITMAN, ERWIN F. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Erwin F. Mitman (1996418), Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 22d Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 13 June 1944. Technical Sergeant Mitman's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 4th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 32 (1944)
Home Town: Detroit, Michigan
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Bronze Star, 2@ Purple Hearts


*MITTLEBERGER, EARL (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Earl Mittleberger (37039378), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 114th Engineer Combat Battalion, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 28 December 1942, during the Papuan Campaign at Buna, New Guinea. Private Mittleberger'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. 10 (1943)
Home Town: Scott County, Iowa


MIYAMOTO, FUJIO JOE
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Fujio Joe Miyamoto (30105618), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company K, 3d Battalion, 442d Regimental Combat Team, attached to the 36th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 29 October 1944 near Biffontaine, France. When the forward elements of Sergeant Miyamoto's company were pinned down by fire from an enemy machine gun and supporting snipers, he fearlessly worked his way forward toward the enemy emplacement. While so engaged, he was wounded in the forearm by a sniper, but disdaining medical treatment, he continued to advance until he reached a point 25 yards from the emplacement. Exposing himself in order to get better observation, he opened fire with his sub-machine gun, killed the two gunners and thus neutralized the position. In the 2- hour fire fight which followed, Staff Sergeant Miyamoto accounted for five more of the enemy and refused to be evacuated until the initial objective was reached. Staff Sergeant Miyamoto's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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, Sixth Army Group, General Orders No. 19 (March 27, 1945)
Born: May 10, 1922 at Honolulu, Hawaii
Home Town: Honolulu, Hawaii


MIYASHIRO, TAKEICHI TAKEIRIO
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Takeichi Takeirio Miyashiro (0-10703701), Second Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 100th Infantry Battalion (Separate), attached to the 34th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 July 1944, near Castellina, Italy. In a dawn attack, Second Lieutenant Miyashiro led his platoon to take the company objective. Establishing a defensive position, Second Lieutenant Miyashiro took a squad to the right flank to eliminate a machine gun nest situated in a house. With constant sniper fire harassing the squad, he led his men in taking the house, killing one German and taking one prisoner. The enemy immediately launched a counterattack to drive the squad from the house. When the Germans had approached to points within thirty feet of the house, Second Lieutenant Miyashiro ordered his men to open fire and the enemy fled in disorder. Second Lieutenant Miyashiro then established an observation post in the house and posted local security. An hour later the enemy again attacked the building. Firing effectively with an M-1 Rifle, Second Lieutenant Miyashiro cut the enemy platoon to a squad and repulsed the assault. The Germans launched a third counterattack, supported by an 88-mm. barrage directed point-blank at the house. Refusing to withdraw, Second Lieutenant Miyashiro and a handful of men held their post. When 70-mm. shells began falling in the area, Second Lieutenant Miyashiro ordered his men to withdraw, while he remained at this post to obtain information of enemy activity. When the barrage lifted, he opened fire on the charging enemy, and with the aid of a machine gun on the left flank, succeeded in taking a heavy toll of the enemy to break up the attack. The courage, tenacity, and fighting determination displayed by Second Lieutenant Miyashiro provided an inspiration for his men, and his performance exemplifies the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflects great credit upon himself, the 34th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 149 (September 7, 1944)
Born: September 15, 1914 at Hawaii Home Town: Honokaa, Hawaii
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Silver Star (WWII)


MIZE, KENNETH W. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Kenneth W. Mize (39289771), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 10 April 1945. Staff Sergeant Mize's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 18 (1946)
Home Town: San Diego, California

MOCK, NOEL D. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Noel D. Mock (0-2055209), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces in August 1943. First Lieutenant Mock's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 25 (1943)
Home Town: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Bronze Star, 2@ Purple Hearts


MOELLER, CHRIS D. (MIA-KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Chris D. Moeller (0-208425), Captain (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 88th Field Artillery Regiment, Philippine Scouts, in action against enemy forces on 25 January 1942, in the Philippine Islands. Captain Moeller'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. 23 (1942)
Home Town: Contra Costa, California


*MOEN, HENRY A. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Henry A. Moen (36213663), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company M, 2d Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 23 March 1945. Staff Sergeant Moen'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. 223 (1945)
Home Town: Wood County, Wisconsin
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Bronze Star, 2@ Purple Hearts


MOGAB, MIKE J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Mike J. Mogab, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 63d Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 18 January 1945. Staff Sergeant Mogab's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 61 (1945)


MOHL, JOHN L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John L. Mohl, Staff Sergeant, 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 January 1943, during the Papuan Campaign at Sanananda, New Guinea. Staff Sergeant Mohl's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 41st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 37 (1943)
Home Town: Montana


MOHLER, CLARENCE L. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Clarence L. Mohler (39678307), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 November 1942. Private First Class Mohler's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Allied Force Headquarters, General Orders No. 28 (1942)
Home Town: Clark County, Nevada


*MOHR, GEORGE R. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to George R. Mohr (39279627), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 39th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 31 January 1945. Private First Class Mohr'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. 56 (1945)
Home Town: San Diego, California


MOIR, WILLIAM W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William W. Moir, Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Officer attached to Company C, 503d Parachute Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 8 November 1942. Captain Moir's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Allied Force Headquarters, General Orders No. 19 (November 23, 1942)


MOLCK, WILLIAM J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William J. Molck, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 24 August 1944. Sergeant Molck's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces in Austria, General Orders No. 59 (1944)


*MOLLASGO, ARTURO (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Arturo Mollasgo, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company H, 45th Infantry Regiment, Philippine Scouts, in action against enemy forces on 12 February 1942, in the Philippine Islands. Private Mollasgo's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Allied Force Headquarters in the Philippines, General Orders No. 15 (1942)


MONIHAN, RICHARD J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Richard J. Monihan, First Lieutenant (Armor), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 5th Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 13 August 1944. First Lieutenant Monihan's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 5th Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 59 (1944)


*MONIZ, JOSEPH P. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Joseph P. Moniz (31180784), Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces from 27 to 29 March 1945. Technician Fifth Grade Moniz's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 32d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 72 (1945)
Home Town: Providence, Rhode Island


MONROE, MELVIN CANDEE
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Melvin Candee Monroe, First Lieutenant (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Headquarters Battery, 617th Field Artillery Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 7 June 1944. First Lieutenant Monroe's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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. 70 (1944)
Home Town: Parkdale, Oregon


MONROE, STANLEY R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Stanley R. Monroe, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 31st Infantry Regiment, Philippine Scouts, in action against enemy forces on 19 January 1942, at Abucay Hacienda in the Philippine Islands. Sergeant Monroe's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 39 (1942)
Home Town: Alamosa, Colorado


MONTILIO, GEORGE
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to George Montilio (11084198), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company H, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. As a volunteer scout, Corporal Montilio carried out an assault on a footbridge under intense machine gun and small arms fire. Though the bridge was held by a superior number of the enemy, his daring and aggressiveness forced them to withdraw and thereby permitted his unit to organize and hold their objective. Private First Class Montilio's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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: Massachusetts


MONTOOTH, WILLIAM A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William A. Montooth, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 363d Infantry Regiment, 91st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 and 7 July 1944. Staff Sergeant Montooth's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 176 (1944)


MONTORE, JOSEPH F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Joseph F. Montore, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 16 June 1944. Private First Class Montore's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 111 (1944)


*MOODY, WILLIAM D. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to William D. Moody (0-1300357), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 2d Ranger Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, at Normandy, France. On D-Day, First Lieutenant Moody led his platoon, in the face of heavy and intense enemy fire, across the beach to the comparative safety of the cliffs overlooking the beach. He then climbed the cliffs and secured ropes to the top for the ascent of the remainder of his platoon. Without waiting for his men to reach the top, First Lieutenant Moody valiantly moved to attack and clear the enemy out of his trenches in this vicinity. He was advancing upon an enemy position when he was killed by a sniper. The extraordinary heroism and courageous leadership displayed by First Lieutenant Moody were an inspiration to the men of his platoon and exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States, reflecting great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 70 (October 17, 1944)
Home Town: Sullivan County, Tennessee


MOODY, WILLIE W.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Willie W. Moody (33628019), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 5th Ranger Infantry Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 7 and 8 June 1944, in France. Sergeant Moody volunteered to attempt to make contact with a battalion of Rangers that had been cut off. At midnight Sergeant Moody moved off and started through the enemy lines. After several hours of crawling through enemy mine fields, enemy outposts and enemy installations, he finally contacted the battalion that had been cut off. He then returned to his own unit, and started out again with a reel of wire to a position where he believed his mortars would be set up. He returned through the enemy lines unreeling the wire so that accurate fire could be placed upon the enemy positions once the mortars had been placed in position. Sergeant Moody's heroic actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 28 (June 20, 1944)
Home Town: Norfolk, Virginia


*MOOMAW, STEVENSON W. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Stevenson W. Moomaw (34804074), 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 53d Armored Infantry Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 25 March 1945. Private First Class Moomaw's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 150 (1945)
Home Town: Florence, Alabama


*MOORE, CHARLES A. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Charles A. Moore (0-1013943), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 66th Armored Infantry Regiment, 2d Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 4 January 1945. Second Lieutenant Moore'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 Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 79 (1945)
Home Town: Los Angeles, California


MOORE, EVERETT L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Everett L. Moore, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 31 August 1943. Private First Class Moore's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 35 (1944)


MOORE, GEORGE F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to George F. Moore, Major General, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving while in charge of the Harbor Defenses at Manila Bay, Philippine Islands, during the months of March and April 1942. Major General Moore displayed great gallantry in continually visiting the most exposed elements in his command, and repeatedly passed from one echelon to another during sustained hostile attacks, giving encouragement, directing operations, and by his courage and example inspiring the heroic efforts of his command. The splendid efficiency and dogged determination of this garrison was largely based on his efficiency, tenacity, and individual courage. Major General Moore's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
Headquarters, South West Pacific Area, General Orders No. 3 (1942)


MOORE, JAMES D.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to James D. Moore (34735897), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Ambulance Orderly with Company C, 112th Medical Battalion, 28th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 13 June 1945, in the vicinity of the Cagayan Valley, Philippine Islands. During the bitter fighting in the Cagayan Valley, Private First Class Moore, together with a companion, had driven through an enemy road block en route to forward positions when he encountered three seriously wounded men who were in need of immediate medical treatment. Although fully aware of the extreme danger involved, he courageously volunteered to assist in the attempt to take the casualties through the dangerous blockade and deliver them to a hospital. The muddy, winding road necessitated a slow rate of speed, and, as the ambulance approached a roadblock, Japanese heavy machine gun opened fire. His companion who was driving was wounded, and halted the vehicle. Private Moore jumped out and ran around to get in the driver's seat and while so doing was wounded in the leg. However, he took his place but the motor was disabled by hostile fire and refused to run. With presence of mind, he shifted its gears to neutral thus enabling the bullet-riddled vehicle to roll down the hill to safety. By his great personal courage and gallantry in voluntarily risking his own life to save the lives of three critically wounded fellow soldiers, Private First Class Moore set an inspiring example of heroism worthy of the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States, and reflecting great credit upon himself, the 28th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 352 (November 26, 1945)
Home Town: Bull Gap, Tennessee


*MOORE, JOSEPH M., JR. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Joseph M. Moore, Jr. (0-536595), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 319th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 September 1944. Second Lieutenant Moore's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 80th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 89 (1944)
Home Town: Lewisburg, West Virginia
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Silver Star (WWII), Bronze Star, 2@ Purple Hearts


MOORE, LEE E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Lee E. Moore, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 381st Infantry Regiment, 96th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 26 April 1945, at Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands. Staff Sergeant Moore's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 96th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 322 (1945)


MOORE, MILFORD L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Milford L. Moore, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 142d Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 11 February 1945. Sergeant Moore's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 158 (1945)


MOORE, NOLAN E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Nolan E. Moore, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 19 October 1944. Private First Class Moore's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 16 (1945)
Home Town: Corning, California


MOORE, PIERCE W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Pierce W. Moore, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 4 February 1945. Corporal Moore's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-India/Burma Theater, General Orders No. 99 (1945)


*MOORE, ROBERT K. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Robert K. Moore (0-1303529), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 12 May 1943. Second Lieutenant Moore's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 7th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Troops, APO 726 (Attu Landing Force), General Orders No. 31 (1943)
Home Town: Pettis County, Missouri


MOORE, STANLEY B.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Stanley B. Moore, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 11 and 12 May 1944. Second Lieutenant Moore's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 113 (1944)


*MOORE, WILLIAM W. (MIA-KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to William W. Moore (0-1016766), First Lieutenant (Armor), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 749th Tank Battalion, in action against enemy forces from 13 to 25 November 1944. First Lieutenant Moore'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. 121 (1945)
Home Town: Skowhegan, Maine
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Bronze Star, 2@ Purple Hearts


*MORALES, EDWARD (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Edward Morales (39131880), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 186th Infantry Regiment, 41st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 16 June 1944. Private Morales' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 41st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 87 (1944)
Home Town: Alameda, California


*MORALEZ, FRANK (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Frank Moralez (37326029), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 413th Infantry Regiment, 104th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 30 November 1944, in Germany. On that date, an enemy tank, supported by infantry, moved into positions held by the platoon in which Private Moralez was an assistant squad leader. Realizing the futility of his position and the danger of his comrades, Private Moralez faced the enemy fire to secure a more advantageous position. From this position, he exchanged fire with the enemy tank. His fourth rifle grenade found its mark and the tank was forced to withdraw, but not before it had fired a direct hit on his position taking his life. The heroic efforts of Private Moralez undoubtedly saved the lives of many fellow soldiers. The extraordinary heroism and courageous actions of Private Moralez exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 104th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 43 (1945)
Home Town: Polk County, Minnesota


MORAN, ROBERT B.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Robert B. Moran (0-388141), Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Commanding Officer of an Infantry Battalion of the 345th Infantry Regiment, 87th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 February 1945, in Germany. On that date, Colonel Moran led his Infantry Battalion against fiercely defended Siegfried Line fortifications near Roth, Germany. Braving antipersonnel mines and intense enemy fire of all descriptions he pushed forward, inspiring his troops by his bold, fearless leadership. On the following day when the advance was halted by machine gun fire from strongly fortified bunkers, Colonel Moran, completely disregarding his own safety went forward and personally selected gun positions for assaulting tank destroyers. The brilliant, courageous leadership displayed by Lieutenant Colonel Moran, his heroism and devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 87th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 92 (May 2, 1945)


MORERE, RODERIC G.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Roderic G. Morere, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 180th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 4 November 1943. First Lieutenant Morere's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 45th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 75 (1944)


MORESCHI, PATRICK H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Patrick H. Moreschi, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the Medical Detachment, 318th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 February 1945. Private Moreschi's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 60 (1945)


MORGAN, GEORGE H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to George H. Morgan, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 28th Infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 14 April 1945. First Lieutenant Morgan's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 8th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 204 (1945)
Home Town: New Paltz, New York


*MORGAN, HERBERT W. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Herbert W. Morgan (20417097), Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 167th Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 26 June 1945. Technical Sergeant Morgan's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 401 (1945)
Home Town: Etowah County, Alabama


MORGAN, RALPH
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Ralph Morgan, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 377th Infantry Regiment, 95th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 9 November 1944. Private Morgan's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 95th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 61 (1945)


MORGAN, SAMUEL ALFRED
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Samuel Alfred Morgan, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces on 15 August 1943, at Baanga, New Georgia. Knowing that the hazardous mission involved almost certain casualties, Private Morgan volunteered as a rifleman in a small party sent to rescue infantrymen who had been ambushed on the East coast of Baanga and were cut off from escape. While the officer in charge was searching ashore, Private Morgan helped rescue wounded men and attempted to silence the enemy's 37-mm., sniper and machine gun fire which had opened up as soon as their small boat had landed. While returning hostile fire, he was severely wounded in the thigh and hand. The outstanding courage and coolness he displayed were prime factors in the accomplishment of a dangerous mission. Private Morgan's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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. 140 (1944)
Home Town: Pine Hill, Alabama


MORIARITY, WILLIAM H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William H. Moriarity, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 3d Chemical Mortar Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 22 April 1945. Private First Class Moriarity's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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. 221 (1945)
Home Town: LaSalle, Illinois


MORITZ, MARTIN DIRK
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Martin Dirk Moritz, Technician Fourth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the Medical Detachment, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 11 August 1943. Technician Fourth Grade Moritz's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 23 (1943)
Home Town: Benson, Illinois


MORRIS, ORVA F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Orva F. Morris, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 21 October 1943. Second Lieutenant Morris' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 39 (1944)


MORRIS, VICTOR M.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Victor M. Morris, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 7th Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 5 February 1945. First Lieutenant Morris' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 258 (1945)


MORROW, JESSE LEE
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Jesse Lee Morrow (0-1292372), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 17 and 18 December 1944, in Belgium. As a German infantry-tank force attempted to overrun his battalion command post, First Lieutenant Morrow quickly organized headquarters personnel to stave off the attack. As one of the tanks directed its fire upon him, First Lieutenant Morrow advanced boldly, fired a rifle grenade and knocked the tank out of action. On the following day, a second attack was launched with five tanks and supporting infantrymen. Moving alone toward the tanks, First Lieutenant Morrow placed effective rifle grenade fire upon the tanks at extremely close range before he was seriously wounded. His heroic actions were instrumental in the total destruction of the attacking force. First Lieutenant Morrow'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 2d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 27 (February 15, 1945)
Born: September 16, 1918 at Del Rio, Tennessee
Home Town: Marion, North Carolina


*MORROW, WILLIAM C. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to William C. Morrow (0-258365), Major (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 7 August 1943. Major Morrow's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 3d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 37 (1943)
Home Town: Albany County, Wyoming


MORSE, VERNE V.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Verne V. Morse (0-1292044), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Platoon Leader in an Infantry Company of the 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, at Normandy, France. In the initial assault upon the cost of France, First Lieutenant Morse landed with his platoon in the face of heavy enemy rifle, machine gun and artillery fire. This intense fire pinned the men down on a narrow beachhead, inflicting numerous casualties with resultant disorganization. In the reorganization and preparation of his platoon for attack, First Lieutenant Morse fearlessly and with complete disregard for his own safety, on numerous occasions exposed himself to the direct enemy fire. He then led his platoon in a successful assault upon the enemy positions. The personal bravery and superior leadership demonstrated by First Lieutenant Morse exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 29th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 29 (June 29, 1944)
Home Town: Jefferson County, Pennsylvania


MORTENSEN, FRED
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Fred Mortensen, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 272d Infantry Regiment, 69th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 April 1945, near Benterode, Germany. When his platoon was halted by heavy fire from dug-in machine gun positions, Private First Class Mortensen crawled forward under heavy fire and threw grenades into three machine gun positions, annihilating the occupants. With his grenade supply exhausted, he leaped to his feet and charged a fourth position, and though his rifle failed to fire, his aggressiveness caused the enemy to surrender without resistance. Throughout the entire action, Private First Class Mortensen displayed extraordinary heroism and superior qualities of courage and leadership. 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 69th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 436 (1945)
Home Town: Staten Island, New York


MORTER, HAROLD R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Harold R. Morter, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 63d Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces during World War II. Private First Class Morter's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.


MORTON, JOHN R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John R. Morton, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 231st Armored Field Artillery Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 1 August 1944. First Sergeant Morton's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 88 (1944)


MOSBY, JAMES L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to James L. Mosby, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 29 August 1944. First Lieutenant Mosby's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 30th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 31 (1945)


MOSENTEEN, WILLIAM W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William W. Mosenteen, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 28th Infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 December 1944. Technical Sergeant Mosenteen's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 8th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 10 (1945)


*MOSES, ALBERT D., JR. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Albert D. Moses, Jr. (13200384), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 22 September 1944, in Germany. An early morning enemy attack, preceded by an intense artillery concentration, broke through the hillside positions of Sergeant Moses' company and threatened to envelop gun emplacements in the valley below. With his machine gun ammunition expended, Sergeant Moses voluntarily and with great personal courage, ran the gauntlet of heavy automatic weapons and small arms fire to reach the dump 150 yards away and returned with more then a thousand rounds of ammunition, thus staving off the attack. During the height of the battle his platoon leader was severely wounded and lay helpless in an exposed position. Again displaying great valor and with utter disregard for his own safety, Sergeant Moses moved across the open field though a hail of intense enemy fie to reach the wounded officer. As he prepared to carry him to a safe position, Sergeant Moses was hit by a burst of fire and instantly killed. The heroic and exemplary actions of Sergeant Moses in sacrificing his life in an attempt to rescue his wounded leader 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. 4 (1945)
Born: at Malvern, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Malvern, Pennsylvania
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Bronze Star, 2@ Purple Hearts


*MOSES, MARTIN (MIA-KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Martin Moses (0-016924), Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with United States Army Forces in the Philippines, Northern Luzon, in action against enemy forces during World War II. Lieutenant Colonel Moses' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of the United States.
Home Town: Burnet, Texas
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross, 2@ Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Purple Heart


MOTT, HUGH BARBEE
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Hugh Barbee Mott, First Lieutenant (Corps of Engineers), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Commanding Officer of 2d Platoon, Company B, 9th Armored Engineer Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 7 March 1945, in Germany. On that date, Lieutenant Mott led assault on Ludendorff Railroad Bridge, outside town of Remagen, Germany. This was the last fully intact bridge across the Rhine River. Explosives placed by the German army were set to destroy the bridge, thus slowing the allies' crossing of the Rhine. On 7 March 1945 at approximately 1600 hours, Lieutenant Mott, assisted by two sergeants, charged the bridge and cut demolition wires, thus preventing the destruction of the bridge. The bridge stood 10 days after this, enough time for the engineers to build a pontoon bridge slightly south of the Ludendorff Railroad Bridge. First Lieutenant Mott's gallant leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 49 (1945)
Born: July 14, 1920 at Nashville, Tennessee
Home Town: Nashville, Tennessee


*MOTT, ROBERT W. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Robert W. Mott (32576495), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 6 August 1944. Staff Sergeant Mott's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 111 (1944)
Home Town: Schenectady County, New York


MOULTON, BURT G.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Burt G. Moulton, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces in September 1943. Corporal Moulton's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 94 (1943)


MUCCI, HENRY A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Henry A. Mucci, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 6th Ranger Infantry Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 30 January 1945, during the rescue of Allied Prisoners of War from the Cabanatuan Prison Camp in the Philippine Islands. Lieutenant Colonel Mucci's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 39 (1945)
Home Town: Bridgeport, Connecticut


*MUCKENSTURM, CLARENCE P. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Clarence P. Muckensturm (0-1303377), Second Lieutenant, 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 12 May 1943. Second Lieutenant Muckensturm's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 7th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Troops, APO 726 (Attu Landing Force), General Orders No. 31 (1943)
Home Town: Gundy County, Illinois


MUDGE, VERNE D.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Verne D. Mudge, Major General, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 28 February 1945. Major General Mudge's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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 (1945)


MUELLER, CHARLES E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Charles E. Mueller, Technician Fourth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 634th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 9 and 10 March 1945. Technician Fourth Grade Mueller's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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. 157 (1945)


MUENESTER, BILLIE
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Billie Muenester, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 9 February 1945. Private First Class Muenester's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 171 (1945)


*MULHALL, STEPHEN J. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Stephen J. Mulhall (12006981), Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company M, 3d Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces in November 1942, in North Africa. Corporal Mulhall's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 35 (1943)
Home Town: New York, New York


*MULLEN, JOHN A. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to John A. Mullen (33766179), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 179th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 October 1944. Private Mullen'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. 310 (1945)
Home Town: Blair County, Pennsylvania


*MULLENS, DONALD W. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Donald W. Mullens (37527078), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 21 March 1945. Private First Class Mullens' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 32d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 204 (1945)
Home Town: Wyandotte County, Kansas
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Bronze Star, 3@ Purple Hearts


MULLIGAN, FRANCIS J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Francis J. Mulligan, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company I, 6th Armored Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 8 November 1942. Corporal Mulligan's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army-North African Theater of Operations, General Orders No. 13 (1943)


MULLINAX, JONATHAN G.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Jonathan G. Mullinax, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 7 July 1944. Sergeant Mullinax's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 30th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 442 (1945)


*MULLINS, OSCAR M. (MIA-KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Oscar M. Mullins (33047090), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 629th Tank Destroyer Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 26 December 1944. Sergeant Mullins' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty 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. 45 (1945)
Home Town: Dickenson County, Virginia


*MULLINS, THORNTON L. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Thornton L. Mullins (0-299488), Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 111th Field Artillery Battalion, 29th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. Lieutenant Colonel Mullins landed on the coast of France with the initial assault wave under intense enemy small arms, machine gun, mortar and 88-mm. fire. The infantry was pinned to the beach and was apparently unable to move forward. Advancing to the end of the beach, Lieutenant Colonel Mullins then turned and, though exposed to the enemy fire, walked back to the water line, urging troops to move forward and off the beach. While accomplishing this, Lieutenant Colonel Mullins was wounded but continued in his efforts until finally the assault wave of the infantry moved forward. He then took command of two tanks and directed their fire on enemy strong points overlooking the beach. Observing that the tanks were unable to neutralize all the strong points, he organized a party of infantrymen and led them in the face of intense enemy fire up a hill to assault the strong points. Though again wounded and forced to withdraw, he refused to be deterred. Undaunted, he organized another party and while leading this group in an assault, Lieutenant Colonel Mullins was killed by enemy fire. The extraordinary heroism, initiative and personal bravery displayed by Lieutenant Colonel Mullins exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 29th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 42 (August 6, 1944)
Home Town: Queens, New York


MUNCH, MILTON J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Milton J. Munch, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 357th Infantry, in action against enemy forces on 25 January 1945. Second Lieutenant Munch's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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. 86 (1945)


MUNGAI, AMEDEO
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Amedeo Mungai, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 129th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 24 March 1944. Private First Class Mungai's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 1170 (1944)


MUNSON, ORVILLE O.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Orville O. Munson, First Lieutenant (Corps of Engineers), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 6 January 1944. First Lieutenant Munson's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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. 52 (1944)
Home Town: Wessington Springs, South Dakota


MUNSTERMAN, ALFRED H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Alfred H. Munsterman, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 41st Armored Infantry Regiment, 2d Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 1 April 1945. Captain Munsterman's outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 2d Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 580 (1945)


MURPHY, AUDIE LEON
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Audie Leon Murphy (0-1692509), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 15 August 1944, in the vicinity of Ramatuelle, France. Staff Sergeant Murphy landed near Ramatuelle, France, with the first wave of the assault infantry, at 0800 hours, 15 August 1944, until halted by intense machine gun and small arms fire from a boulder-covered hill to his front. Leaving his men in a covered position, he dashed forty yards through withering fire to a draw. Using this defiladed route, he went back toward the beaches, found a light machine gun squad and, returning up the rocky hill, placed the machine gun in position seventy-five yards in advance of his platoon. In the duel which ensued, Lieutenant Murphy silenced the enemy weapon, killed two of the crew and wounded a third. As he proceeded further up the draw, two Germans advanced toward him. Quickly destroying both of them, he dashed up the draw alone toward the enemy strongpoint, disregarding bullets which glanced off the rocks around him and hand grenades which exploded fifteen yards away. Closing in, he wounded two Germans with carbine fire, killed two more in a fierce, brief fire-fight, and forced the remaining five to surrender. His extraordinary heroism resulted in the capture of a fiercely contested enemy-held hill and the annihilation or capture of the entire enemy garrison. Staff Sergeant Murphy's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 21 (1945)
Born: June 20, 1924 at Kingston, Texas
Home Town: Dallas, Texas
Personal Awards: Medal of Honor (WWII), Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), 2@ Silver Stars (WWII)


MURPHY, CYRIL R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Cyril R. Murphy, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company K, 180th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 26 May 1944. First Lieutenant Murphy's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 45th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 114 (July 9, 1944)
Home Town: Baltimore, Maryland


*MURPHY, JACK H. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Jack H. Murphy (34737338), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company H, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 23 January 1945. Sergeant Murphy's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 3d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 482 (1945)
Home Town: Davidson County, Tennessee


*MURPHY, PATRICK F. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Patrick F. Murphy (0-1291679), Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 331st Infantry Regiment, 83d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 14 April 1945. Captain Murphy'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 83d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 268 (1945)
Home Town: Genesee County, Michigan
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Silver Star (WWII), 2@ Bronze Stars, Purple Heart


MURRAY, EDWARD M.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Edward M. Murray, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 22 July 1943. First Lieutenant Murray's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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. 94 (1944)


MURRAY, HARRY L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Harry L. Murray, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 5 June 1944. Private Murray's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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. 127 (1944)


MURRAY, JOHN J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John J. Murray, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company I, 167th Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 19 June 1945. Staff Sergeant Murray's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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. 404 (1945)


MURRAY, SAMUEL D.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Samuel D. Murray, Private, 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 Murray's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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)


MURRAY, SAMUEL J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Samuel J. Murray, First Lieutenant (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 17 and 18 January 1945. First Lieutenant Murray's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 2d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 59 (1945)
Home Town: New Rochelle, New York


*MURRAY, WILLIAM G. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to William G. Murray, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 3 February 1945. First Lieutenant Murray's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 42 (1945)


MURRIN, RICHARD C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Richard C. Murrin, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 70th Tank Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944. Staff Sergeant Murrin's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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. 35 (1944)


MUSHIK, DONALD L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Donald L. Mushik, First Lieutenant (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Forward Observer with the Field Artillery, 43d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 23 July 1943, on Horseshoe Mountain, New Georgia, Solomon Islands. Lieutenant Mushik accurately adjusted 14 artillery concentrations under extremely heavy fire. 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 43d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the South Pacific Area, General Orders No. 453 (1943)


MUSICK, PAUL F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Paul F. Musick, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 175th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 26 November 1944. Technical Sergeant Musick's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 29th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 40 (1945)
Home Town: Grantville, Georgia


MUSTON, DONALD E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Donald E. Muston, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 350th Infantry Regiment, 88th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 25 September 1944. First Lieutenant Muston's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 187 (1944)


*MUSZYNSKI, WALTER J. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Walter J. Muszynski (16049877), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company I, 3d Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 20 September 1944, about one mile north of Nijmegen, Holland. As a light machine gunner, Private First Class Muszynski crossed the Waal River in one of the lead boats of the initial assault element during the Waal bridgehead operation. As heavy machine gun and 20-mm. flak fire greeted the forward elements, Private First Class Muszynski quickly mounted his machine gun in the bow of his boat and directed heavy fire on the enemy dug in on the riverbank. Although fully exposed to enemy fire, which wounded two of his comrades, Private First Class Muszynski disregarded all possibilities of danger and remained at his precarious post. Upon reaching the opposite bank, Private First Class Muszynski maintained a continuous cover of protective fire for the movement of his squad to the main dike and from the dike to the railroad embankment, accounting for at least twenty enemy dead and wounded. At times he fired his machine gun from the hip, while moving forward as to keep pace with his squad. At the railroad embankment, heavy opposition from self-propelled flak guns was encountered, and one of the nearby flanking guns knocked Private First Class Muszynski's machine gun from his arms, destroying it. Unhesitatingly, and without orders from anyone, Private First Class Muszynski crept to within fifteen yards of the gun position directing devastating flanking fire on his platoon, and knocked it out with hand grenades, killing four of the enemy. During this phase of action, Private First Class Muszynski fell mortally wounded from enemy from enemy rifle fire. By his brave determination and valorous execution of his duties at the sacrifice of his own life, Private First Class Muszynski set an inspiring example for all his comrades and contributed directly to the successful establishment of the vital Waal bridgehead. His intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 82d Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, XVIII Airborne Corps, General Orders No. 4 (1944)


MUTH, JAMES C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to James C. Muth, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces on 10 July 1943, in Sicily. When his landing craft was beached in rough and deep water, Lieutenant Muth swam ashore with full equipment and under heavy fire. He returned to the water to rescue two soldiers and one sailor. He then crawled up a 40-foot cliff and fired on a machine gun nest containing 12 Italians and 2 Germans. Second Lieutenant Muth's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army-North African Theater of Operations, General Orders No. 80 (1943)


MUZZA, JOHN W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John W. Muzza, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 359th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 15 December 1944. Sergeant Muzza's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 46 (1945)


MYERLE, HOWARD E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Howard E. Myerle, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 22 November 1944. Second Lieutenant Myerle's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 26th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 204 (1945)


*MYERS, BRYAN, JR. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Bryan Myers, Jr. (34897253), Private, 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 Myers' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty 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: Davidson County, North Carolina


MYERS, CLOYD G.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Cloyd G. Myers, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company H, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 16 November 1942, during the Papuan Campaign at Cape Sudest, New Guinea. Private Myers' intrepid actions, personal bravery 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: Nebraska


MYERS, HENRY M.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Henry M. Myers, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 306th Engineers, in action against enemy forces on 17 September 1944. Staff Sergeant Myers' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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-Pacific Ocean Areas, General Orders No. 27 (1945)


MYERS, JOHN B.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John B. Myers, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 180th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 3 October 1944. First Lieutenant Myers' intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 121 (1944)


*MYERS, JOSEPH F. (MIA-KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Joseph F. Myers (0-1301865), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 401st Glider Infantry Regiment, (attached to Company L, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment), 82d Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 30 September 1944, in the vicinity of Groesbeek, Holland. While his company was attacking through the Kiekberg Woods about two and one half miles south of Groesbeek, Holland, Lieutenant Myers personally led his machine gun section which had the assignment of giving supporting fire to the advance of the 1st and 2d rifle platoons. An enemy pocket of resistance consisting of five men armed with a machine gun, machine pistols, and grenades surprised Lieutenant Myers and five men near him by tossing a grenade at the group. The first grenade missed, a second one was tossed and landed in the midst of Lieutenant Myers' group. Upon seeing the grenade Lieutenant Myers yelled, "Grenade, duck!" Realizing that the entire group might be killed or wounded, he without hesitancy threw himself upon the grenade in an attempt to protect his men. The exploding grenade mortally wounded Lieutenant Myers, but his men escaped injury. This demonstration of willingness to make the supreme sacrifice that others might live to fight for a just cause exemplifies the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflects great credit upon himself, the 82d Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, XVIII Airborne Corps, General Orders No. 8 (November 11, 1944)
Home Town: Kent County, Delaware
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Bronze Star, 2@ Purple Hearts


MYRICE, CLIFFORD B.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Clifford B. Myrice, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 253d Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 16 April 1945, in the vicinity of Michelsback, Germany. When his patrol was pinned down in the open by surprise fire from an enemy machine gun and riflemen, Staff Sergeant Myrice drew the enemy fire away from the others by dashing to a ravine on the flank. With his automatic rifleman, he then made his way around the enemy's flank, where he threw two grenades at the machine gun nest. When this failed to dislodge the enemy, he charged the machine gun through a withering hail of bullets and eliminated the position with his rifle and bayonet. By his fearless and inspiring action the dangerous strongpoint was taken and six of the enemy were killed without a casualty to our forces. The exemplary courage, fearless leadership, and devotion to duty displayed by Staff Sergeant Myrice during this action exemplify the 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. 34 (January 30, 1946)

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