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To All Who Shall See These Presents Greeting:

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


THE 
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS
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*NAGEM, ANTHONY J. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Anthony J. Nagem (39299851), Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 5th Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 24 March 1945. Corporal Nagem'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. 362 (August 3, 1945)
Home Town: San Diego, California


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


*NAKASAKI, ROBERT K. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Robert K. Nakasaki (39017321), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy as a member of Company A, 100th Infantry Battalion, attached to the 92d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 5 April 1945 near Seravezza, Italy. Under cover of a brief artillery barrage, Sergeant Nakasaki's platoon advanced up the northern slope of Hill Georgia. As he and his men neared the summit, concentrated and intense fire from six machine guns, machine pistols and rifle fire forced the platoon to take cover. With complete disregard for personal safety, Sergeant Nakasaki grabbed his rifle, equipped with a grenade launcher, and crawled through a minefield to within fifteen yards of a well dug-in machine gun emplacement. Exposing himself to hostile fire, he launched a grenade at the nest and completely destroyed it. Quickly reloading his rifle, he fired and destroyed another machine gun on his right flank, killing two of the enemy. Before he could take cover, Sergeant Nakasaki was killed by the fire of an enemy sniper. Taking advantage of the gap thus created in the enemy defenses, the platoon quickly advanced and seized its objective. Sergeant Nakasaki's heroic action and fearlessness in the face of great danger were an inspiration to all and an everlasting tribute to the American Infantryman. 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 92d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 110 (1945)
Born: 1920 at Fresno, California
Home Town: Los Angeles, California


*NAPIER, VERNON (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Vernon Napier (35264321), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 709th Tank Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 8 December 1944. Sergeant Napier'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. 10 (1945)
Home Town: Kenton County, Kentucky


NARIGON, DWAIN M.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Dwain M. Narigon, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while Commanding a platoon of Company G, 133d Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 28 May 1944, near Lanuveo, Italy. First Lieutenant Narigon, displaying outstanding tactical ability, leadership and courage, led his men against a numerically superior enemy, which was well concealed and entrenched. Effectively deploying his platoon, he advanced to within a short distance of the German positions when the enemy opened fire wounding two and killing another of his men. Seizing a rifle and at the same time calling to his men to engage one position, he moved forward, and without regard for his own personal safety, single handed destroyed another position, killing the three enemy soldiers who manned it. Reorganizing his platoon, he again relentlessly pursued the attack destroying seven more enemy positions. Upon seeing a portion of his unit pinned down by sniper and machine gun fire, First Lieutenant Narigon, in the face of intense fire charged the German snipers, killing two of them. Turning his attention to the enemy machine gun position, which was located in a building, he ran across open ground to an advantageous position alongside the house and threw a hand grenade inside. Realizing that the explosion had not killed all the men in the building and seeing two of the enemy attempting to escape by means of a tunnel, he quickly took up a post and as the two Germans emerged, shot and killed them both. He was gathering the remainder of his force together in preparation for the continuation of the attack when he was ordered to hold the position that he had just secured. By his fearless and courageous actions, his exceptional leadership and tactical knowledge, First Lieutenant Narigon not only successfully completed his mission, but was an inspiration to all who saw him, thereby. His gallant leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 34th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army-Mediterranean Theater of Operations, General Orders No. 258 (1945)
Home Town: Villisca, Iowa


NASH, FREEMAN J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Freeman J. Nash (38007288), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Service Company, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 10 June 1944, in France. When Private First Class Nash's unit was committed to a frontal assault on a strong enemy position, Private First Class Nash dashed to the front of his unit and, with complete disregard for the heavy machine gun and artillery fire, set an inspiring example to his comrades. As the attack progressed, Private First Class Nash became the point of the assault echelon. In the face of almost point blank machine gun fire which had pinned him to the ground, Private First Class Nash fearlessly rose from time to tome to study enemy dispositions and shouted back the necessary corrections for mortar fire which materially contributed to the success of the attack. The personal bravery, initiative and daring exhibited by Private First Class Nash exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 82d Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 31 (July 1, 1944)
Home Town: Colorado


NAVARRETE, ALBERTO
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Alberto Navarrete, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy as Commander of the 1st Q-boat Squadron of three British-made torpedo boats, attached to the Philippine Army and operating with U.S. Army Forces in the Far East. Captain Navarrete demonstrated gallant action in the defense of Bataan patrolling its eastern coastline during early WWII. In an air-sea battle on 17 January 1942, Q-111 and Q-112 fought 9 Japanese zeros and shot down three of the enemy aircraft. The personal courage and devotion to duty displayed by Captain Navarrete on this occasion have upheld the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
Headquarters: U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 16 (1942)
Home Town: Pangasinan, Philippine Islands


NATOLI, CONSTANTINO V.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Constantino V. Natoli, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 141st Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 28 May 1944. Private Natoli's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 36th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 69 (1944)


NAU, CHARLES E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Charles E. Nau (13145277), Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 17 September 1944 near Heuman, Holland. As a rifle squad leader, Sergeant Nau was leading his squad in a daring frontal assault by his platoon on an important highway bridge 5 miles southwest of Nijmegen, Holland, when his platoon leader fell seriously wounded. Completely disregarding his own safety and exposing himself to withering small arms fire which at times cut his clothing, Sergeant Nau immediately assumed control of the assault element and led it boldly across the bridge. During the course of the attack his squad killed or wounded 6 of the enemy. The impetus of the assault inspired by Sergeant Nau's Heroic leadership swept the enemy from the bridge, prevented them from detonating the prepared demolitions laid to destroy the objective, and enabled follow-up troops to quickly mop up and consolidate the vital bridge objective. By his intrepid direction, heroic leadership, and aggressive attitude, Sergeant Nau set an inspiring example for his men. His personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 82d Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, XVIII Airborne Corps, General Orders No. 8 (November 11, 1944)


*NAVE, WILLIAM L. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to William L. Nave (0-017737), Lieutenant Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 358th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 16 June 1944. Lieutenant Colonel Nave's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 90th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 100 (May 11, 1945)
Home Town: Cuyahoga, Ohio


*NEBESNEY, JOSEPH P. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Joseph P. Nebesney (33429268), Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 398th Infantry Regiment, 100th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 5 April 1945, in the vicinity of Heilbronn, Germany. When hostile fire inflicted heavy casualties on the platoon to which he was attached as aid man, Technician Fifth Grade Nebesney unhesitatingly advanced to the assistance of the wounded. He was fired upon and wounded by opposing riflemen who ignored his Red Cross brassard but he disregarded the injury and treated many casualties. Although wounded twice again, he still refused to abandon his efforts, and was making his way to the side of a wounded soldier when he was killed. The heroism and gallantry which Technician Fifth Grade Nebesney displayed in sacrificing his life for his comrades exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 100th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 585 (October 6, 1945)
Home Town: Everson, Pennsylvania


*NEBUS, MAX L., JR. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Max L. Nebus, Jr. (32301558), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 12 February 1944. Private First Class Nebus' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 72 (1944)
Home Town: Middlesex County, New Jersey


NEECKE, ROBERT P.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Robert P. Neecke, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 12 May 1943. Sergeant Neecke's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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)


NEELY, WALTER
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Walter Neely, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces in March 1943. Private Neely's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 31 (1943)


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


NELSON, IVAR S.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Ivar S. Nelson, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company H, 6th Armored Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces in November 1942. Private Nelson's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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)


*NELSON, KENNETH R. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Kenneth R. Nelson, 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 21 December 1944. First Lieutenant Nelson'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. 130 (1945)


NELSON, MORRIS P.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Morris P. Nelson, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Headquarters, 1st Battalion, 133d Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 20 May 1944. Corporal Nelson's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 34th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 148 (1944)


NELSON, ORAL G.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Oral G. Nelson, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 359th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces from 9 to 12 November 1944. Captain Nelson's outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 90th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 52 (1945)


NELSON, WILLIAM L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William L. Nelson, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 334th Infantry Regiment, 84th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 23 February 1945. Second Lieutenant Nelson's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 84th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 116 (1945)


NENDZA, ALBERT I.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Albert I. Nendza, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 November 1942, during the amphibious assault on Algeria in North Africa. On two occasions at La Nacta, Algeria, on 8 November 1942, Private First Class Nendza distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism. He, of his own volition and without command, disregarding his personal safety, crossed an open field which offered no cover, under heavy fire, and captured four hostile snipers; this act of heroism permitted the unhampered advance of his platoon. A short time later, again on his own initiative, Private First Class Nendza crossed three hundred yards of open terrain covered by close enemy fire, and captured at the point of his bayonet a machine-gun nest, thereby saving his comrades from the danger of ambush. Private First Class Nendza's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 18 (1943)


NENONEN, YRJO
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Yrjo Nenonen, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 9th Armored Infantry Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 14 April 1945. Private First Class Nenonen's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-European Theater, General Orders No. 281 (1945)


NESHIEM, ERNEST B.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Ernest B. Neshiem, 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 6 August 1943. Staff Sergeant Neshiem's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 3d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 27 (1943)


NESTOR, GEORGE P.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to George P. Nestor, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company M, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 19 and 20 March 1945. Second Lieutenant Nestor's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 156 (June 30, 1945)
Home Town: Absecom, New Jersey
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Silver Star (WWII), Bronze Star


*NETTLES, EUGENE M. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Eugene M. Nettles (0-558068), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 261st Infantry Regiment, 65th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 26 April 1945, in Germany. On that date, after an assault crossing of the Danube River near Kapfelberg, Germany, Lieutenant Nettles led his company in a fierce attack against enemy strongholds on the far shore. During the fluid actions which developed, he exposed himself to withering hostile fire on numerous occasions to lead and control elements of his organization in the bitter fighting which occurred. Inspired by his fearless example, his men pressed forward to clear two enemy-held towns. Although he was killed while deploying his men in defensive positions to thwart an enemy ambush, Lieutenant Nettles'' intrepid, aggressive leadership and supreme devotion to duty live on as a inspiration to the men with whom he fought. His personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 65th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 230 (August 26, 1945)
Home Town: Rapides Parish, Louisiana


NEWING, WILLIAM E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William E. Newing, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 80th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 9 October 1944. Second Lieutenant Newing's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 103 (1944)


NEWMAN, AUBREY S.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Aubrey S. Newman, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while Commanding the 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 20 and on 30 October 1944, during the assault on Leyte, Philippine Islands. On 20 October Colonel Newman went ashore in the fifth wave of the amphibious landing of Leyte. He found the preceding waves compressed within a narrow space not more than one hundred yards wide and twenty yards from the water's edge, pinned down by heavy rifle and machine gun fire and exposed to mortar and artillery fire. Confused by the loss of key officers, the men were without trained leaders competent to organize an attack. Colonel Newman at once took charge of the situation, issued necessary orders, and literally forced his men off the beach. Under his leadership and direction the troops promptly advanced and secured a beachhead approximately two hundred yards inland, and cleared the way for landing of additional troops, equipment, and supplies. Ten days later, near Jaro, Leyte, the leading elements of his assault battalion encountered heavy machine gun fire from an entrenched enemy position which commanded the main route of advance. Colonel Newman promptly made a personal reconnaissance and planned his advance, but while giving orders for the attack he was caught in heavy concentration of mortar fire and was hit. Critically wounded, he refused to be evacuated and continued to direct the attack until he lost consciousness. As a direct result of his energy, leadership and example the attack was pushed to a successful conclusion, and our troops drove the enemy from the position and continued their advance. Colonel Newman's outstanding leadership and heroic devotion to duty were an inspiration to all members of his command and a material contribution to the success of his regiment during the campaign on Leyte. 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 24th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 29 (1945)
Home Town: Sarasota, Florida
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Army Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star (WWII), Legion of Merit, Bronze Star


NEWMAN, ERIC J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Eric J. Newman, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 23 May 1945. Captain Newman'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, Tenth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 220 (1945)


*NEWTON, HOWARD J. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Howard J. Newton (35411017), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 161st Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 31 July 1943, at New Georgia, Solomon Islands. Private First Class Newton's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 25th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the South Pacific Area, General Orders No. 463 (1943)
Home Town: Ross County, Ohio


*NEWTON, OSCAR R. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Oscar R. Newton (0-1309171), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 179th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces in July 1943. Second Lieutenant Newton's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 45th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 24 (1943)
Home Town: Clackamus County, Oregon


*NEY, GEORGE W. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to George W. Ney (35760065), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 331st Infantry Regiment, 83d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 16 December 1944. Private First Class Ney's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 83d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 305 (1945)
Home Town: Morgantown, West Virginia


NEZNEK, ALBERT F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Albert F. Neznek, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company I, 142d Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 11 and 12 February 1945. Private First Class Neznek's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 191 (1945)


NICHOLS, JOHN L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John L. Nichols, Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 1st Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 10 November 1942. Technician Fifth Grade Nichols' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Allied Force Headquarters, General Orders No. 28 (1942)


NICHOLS, JOHN L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John L. Nichols, First Lieutenant (Cavalry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 19 and 20 February 1945. First Lieutenant Nichols' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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. 51 (1945)


NICHOLS, NICK K.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Nick K. Nichols, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 77th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces during World War II. Staff Sergeant Nichols' intrepid actions, personal bravery 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.


*NICKERSON, GILBERT H. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Gilbert H. Nickerson (20603616), Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 129th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 13 April 1945. Technical Sergeant Nickerson's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 37th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 347 (1945)
Home Town: Kankakee County, Illinois


*NICKERSON, PHILIP E. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Philip E. Nickerson (31283804), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 29 February 1944. Private First Class Nickerson'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. 117 (1944)
Home Town: Waldo County, Maine


NICOLI, RAYMOND E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Raymond E. Nicoli, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 81st Chemical Mortar Battalion (Motorized), Chemical Warfare Service, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. Sergeant Nicoli's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 37 (1944)


*NIETZEL, ALFRED B. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Alfred B. Nietzel (12018923), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company H, 2d Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 18 November 1944. Sergeant Nietzel's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 53 (1945)
Home Town: Queens, New York


NILES, JOHN M.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John M. Niles, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 47th Armored Infantry Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 9 April 1945. Private First Class Niles' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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)


NIMMO, EMIL E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Emil E. Nimmo, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 145th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 21 April 1945. Technical Sergeant Nimmo's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 37th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 419 (1945)


NIMMO, JOHN P.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John P. Nimmo, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Headquarters, 1st Battalion, 411th Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 21 March 1945. Technical Sergeant Nimmo's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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. 371 (1945)


NIX, HOWARD H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Howard H. Nix, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 142d Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 9 and 10 February 1945. Sergeant Nix's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 36th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 192 (1945)


*NOBLE, ARTHUR K. (MIA-KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Arthur K. Noble (0-017780), 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 action against enemy forces at Luzon, in the vicinity of in the Philippine Islands. Lieutenant Colonel Noble's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
Home Town: Miller County, Arkansas
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Silver Star (WWII), Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Purple Heart


NOKES, WILLIAM A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William A. Nokes, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company I, 164th Infantry Regiment, Americal Division, in action against enemy forces on 20 March 1945. Sergeant Nokes' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the Americal Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 356 (1945)


*NOLAN, WILLIAM L. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to William L. Nolan (0-454408), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 45th Reconnaissance Troop, 45th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces in July 1943. Second Lieutenant Nolan's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 45th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 24 (1943)
Home Town: Washington, D.C.


*NOLDAU, CLEMENS G. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Clemens G. Noldau (35152919), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 2d Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 20 January 1945. Staff Sergeant Noldau's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 5th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 109 (1945)
Home Town: Vanderburgh County, Indiana


NOON, THEODORE W., JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Theodore W. Noon, Jr., First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 351st Infantry Regiment, 88th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 12 and 13 May 1944. First Lieutenant Noon's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 114 (July 9, 1944)


NOORLANDER, DANIEL O.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Daniel O. Noorlander, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 161st Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 31 July 1943, at New Georgia, Solomon Islands. First Lieutenant Noorlander's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 25th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the South Pacific Area, General Orders No. 486 (1943)


NORMAN, ELLIS J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Ellis J. Norman, 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 from 6 to 24 March 1944. Private First Class Norman's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 1166 (1944)


NORRIS, HERMAN W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Herman W. Norris, Technician Fourth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 67th Armored Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 16 November 1944. Technician Fourth Grade Norris' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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. 98 (1945)


*NORTHBY, WALTER L. (POW-KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Walter L. Northby (0-890216), First Lieutenant (Corps of Engineers), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 202d Engineer Battalion, Philippine Scouts, in action against enemy forces from 15 April 1942 to 6 May 1942, at Corregidor, Philippine Islands. First Lieutenant Northby's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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. 408 (1945)
Home Town: Hennepin County, Minnesota


NORTON, LEROY E.
(First Award)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to LeRoy E. Norton, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 161st Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 17 January 1943, at New Georgia, Solomon Islands. Staff Sergeant Norton's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 25th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the South Pacific Area, General Orders No. 113 (1943)
Personal Awards: 2@ Distinguished Service Crosses (WWII)


NORTON, LEROY E.
(Second Award)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Service Cross to LeRoy E. Norton, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 161st Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 28 July 1943. Staff Sergeant Norton's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 25th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the South Pacific Area, General Orders No. 450 (1943)
Personal Awards: 2@ Distinguished Service Crosses (WWII)


NORWOOD, DRAYTON E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Drayton E. Norwood, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 22 May 1944. Technical Sergeant Norwood's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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)


NOTHEL, HENRY V. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Henry V. Nothel (32120996), 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, in France. Sergeant Nothel'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. 35 (1944)
Home Town: Kings County, New York
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Silver Star (WWII), Purple Heart


NOWAK, WALTER J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Walter J. Nowak, Second Lieutenant (Infantry), [then Sergeant], U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 339th Infantry Regiment, 85th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on the night of 11 May 1944, near Tremensuoli, Italy. When his platoon leader and platoon sergeant became casualties in an artillery and mortar barrage, Second Lieutenant Nowak, Squad Leader, assumed command of the platoon, rallied his men and continued the advance. After leading his men through a swiftly moving stream, he preceded the advance through a heavily mined area, probing with his bayonet for mines. While moving around the edge of a hill, the platoon encountered crossfire from three mutually supporting pillboxes situated on the objective. Ordering his men to engage the enemy in a fire fight, Second Lieutenant Nowak advanced up a bare slope to the first pillbox. Raising himself to the level of an embrasure he threw several grenades into the position, killing its five defenders. Continuing his advance to the second and third pillboxes, he repeated his tactics, killing thirteen Germans. Driving two other Germans into the open he engaged them in a fierce bayonet fight and succeeded in killing both. The courage, skill at arms and able leadership displayed by Second Lieutenant Nowak exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 85th Infantry Division , and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 4 (1945)
Home Town: Ludlow, Massachusetts


NUFER, ANDREW G., JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Andrew G. Nufer, Jr., First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 311th Infantry Regiment, 78th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 30 January 1945. First Lieutenant Nufer's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 78th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 59 (1945)


NUMMER, ERWIN J. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Erwin J. Nummer (0-402981), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 30 November 1942, during the Papuan Campaign at Buna, New Guinea. First Lieutenant Nummer's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Bronze Star, 2@ Purple Hearts


NUNN, ARTHUR BAYNE
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Arthur Bayne Nunn, 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 Nunn's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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. 100 (May 11, 1945)
Home Town: Goshen, Virginia


*NUTILE, JOHN A. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to John A. Nutile (31031655), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 182d Infantry Regiment, Americal Division, in action against enemy forces on 21 November 1942, at Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. Private First Class Nutile's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the Americal Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the South Pacific Area, General Orders No. 19 (1943)
Home Town: Wakefield, Massachusetts


*NUTTER, DANIEL L. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Daniel L. Nutter (0-1313784), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 25th Armored Engineer Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 11 November 1944. Second Lieutenant Nutter'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. 107 (1944)
Home Town: Waukesha County, Wisconsin


*NYSTROM, ARDEN (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Arden Nystrom (37168210), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 46th Armored Infantry Battalion, 5th Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 9 September 1944. Private Nystrom's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 5th Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 98 (1944)
Home Town: Ramsey County, Minnesota

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OBERMEYER, CHARLES R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Charles R. Obermeyer, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company M, 124th Infantry Regiment, 31st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 30 April 1945, in the Philippine Islands. First Lieutenant Obermeyer's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 31st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 404 (1945)


O'BRIEN, LEO W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Leo W. O'Brien, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces in August 1943. Second Lieutenant O'Brien's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 27 (1943)


O'BRIEN, THOMAS F. (KIA)
(First Award)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Thomas F. O'Brien (0-357647), Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Commanding Officer, Cannon Company, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 11 July 1943, at Gela Beach, Sicily. Captain O'Brien's outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 17 (1944)
Home Town: Boston, Massachusetts
Personal Awards: 2@ Distinguished Service Crosses (WWII)


O'BRIEN, THOMAS F. (KIA)
(Second Award)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Service Cross to Thomas F. O'Brien (0-357647), Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Commanding Officer, Cannon Company, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. Captain O'Brien landed on the coast of France with the initial assault wave. Severe casualties were inflicted on his company when the craft on which they were coming ashore was hit and sunk. Upon reaching the shore, he found that his men were scattered and disorganized. Despite the fact that most of the men were pinned down by extremely heavy enemy fire, Captain O'Brien, disregarding his own personal safety, moved up and down the fire-swept beach shouting orders and giving encouragement to the men. By his valiant leadership, he successfully reorganized his company. When he observed that several tanks were buttoned up and not firing, he immediately worked his way through the heavy enemy fire to them, found their crews and led them up the beach to a point from which they could engage the enemy guns. Captain O'Brien'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 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 42 (August 6, 1944)
Home Town: Boston, Massachusetts
Personal Awards: 2@ Distinguished Service Crosses (WWII)


OCCHINO, JOSEPH
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Joseph Occhino, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company I, 3d Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces in March 1943. Private Occhino's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 24 (1943)


O'CONNELL, STEPHEN W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Stephen W. O'Connell, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 47th Armored Infantry Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 6 December 1944. Staff Sergeant O'Connell's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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. 88 (1945)


O'CONNER, EDWARD R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Edward R. O'Conner, Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Headquarters Battery, 315th Field Artillery Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 8 November 1944. Technician Fifth Grade O'Conner's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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. 257 (1945)


O'DEA, MICHAEL J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Michael J. O'Dea, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 182d Infantry Regiment, Americal Division, in action against enemy forces on 28 March 1945. First Lieutenant O'Dea's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the Americal Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 327 (1945)
Home Town: Owosso, Michigan


O'DEA, PADRAIG M. (POW)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Padraig M. O'Dea, First Lieutenant (Cavalry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with a Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, in action against enemy forces on 3 September 1944. First Lieutenant O'Dea's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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. 115 (1944)
Home Town: Bloomfield, New Jersey


ODEGARD, HENRY O.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Henry O. Odegard (0-1177559), First Lieutenant [then Second Lieutenant], U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 259th Infantry Regiment, 65th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 18 March 1945, in Germany. On that date, First Lieutenant Odegard led his platoon in a pre-dawn attack against strongly fortified enemy Siegfried Line positions near Saarlautern, Germany. When his attacking force became disorganized due to numerous casualties and enemy mines in front of the hostile positions, he courageously returned to the initial point, reorganized his platoon and led them in a second assault through the minefield which was under heavy enemy machine gun, artillery, mortar and small arms fire. Inspired by his cool, heroic leadership, his men knocked out two small bunkers and one large pillbox with pole charges and rocket fire. Lieutenant Odegard's intrepid gallantry against overwhelming odds, his personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 65th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 219 (1945) (20 August 1945)


ODEN, DELK MCCORKLE
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Delk McCorkle Oden, Lieutenant Colonel (Cavalry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 35th Tank Battalion, 4th Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 28 March 1945, in Germany. During operations near Guissen, Germany, Colonel Oden fearlessly maintained position at the head of his armored task force although suffering from a wound received a few days previously. When blown out of his tank by a direct hit from an enemy 88-mm. gun which killed his gunner and set fire to the tank, this dauntless officer mounted another tank and continued to lead the attack. Inspired by his intrepid gallantry, the task force drove forward to inflict tremendous losses of men and material upon the enemy. Colonel Oden's heroic leadership and indomitable fighting spirit exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 4th Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 245 (1945)


ODIORNE, RICHARD L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Richard L. Odiorne, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 142d Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 December 1944, at Selastat, France. First Lieutenant Odiorne's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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)
Home Town: Manning, South Carolina


ODOM, HUBERT
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Hubert Odom (6927432), First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 3d Battalion, 502d Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on on 11 June 1944, in France. Under intense enemy machine gun fire, First Sergeant Odom led four men in an attack on an enemy machine gun position, personally silencing the gun which was greatly endangering the flank of the assault wave and covering the only entrance across a bridge to the objective. First Sergeant Odom's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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: Georgia


*O'DONALD, CARROLL T. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Carroll T. O'Donald (20805419), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 31 January 1944. Staff Sergeant O'Donald's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 77 (1944)
Home Town: Randall County, Texas


O'DONNELL, FRANCIS C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Francis C. O'Donnell, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 10 June 1944. Sergeant O'Donnell's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 39 (1944)


*O'DONNELL, HOWARD W. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Howard W. O'Donnell (0-286225), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 133d Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 10 January 1944. First Lieutenant O'Donnell's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 34th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 72 (1944)
Home Town: Wayne County, Michigan


*O'DONNELL, THOMAS B. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Thomas B. O'Donnell (0-416685), Captain (Infantry), 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 from 16 to 26 May 1943. Captain O'Donnell'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 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: Natrona County, Wyoming


O'DONOVAN, JAMES J. (MIA-KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to James J. O'Donovan (0-294421), Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Headquarters, 3d Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, Philippine Scouts, in action against enemy forces from 20 to 24 January 1942, in the vicinity of Abucay Hacienda, Philippine Islands. Major O'Donovan's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 21 (1942)
Home Town: Cohoes, New York
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Silver Star (WWII), Bronze Star, 2@ Purple Hearts


ODYNIEC, JOSEPH A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Joseph A. Odyniec, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 152d Infantry Regiment, 38th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 February 1945. Corporal Odyniec's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 38th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 305 (1945)


OELRICH, CHRISTIE B.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Christie B. Oelrich, 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 17 April 1945. Private First Class Oelrich's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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. 611 (1945)


*O'FARRELL, RUFUS E., JR. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Rufus E. O'Farrell, Jr. (0-492789), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 1st Battalion, 135th Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces in April 1943, in Tunisia. Second Lieutenant O'Farrell's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 34th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army-North African Theater of Operations, General Orders No. 44 (1943)
Home Town: Washington, D.C.


O'KEEFE, ARTHUR J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Arthur J. O'Keefe, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces in August 1943. Sergeant O'Keefe's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 25 (1943)


O'KELLEY, EDWARD B.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Edward B. O'Kelley, Captain (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 902d Field Artillery Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 17 and 18 May 1945, at Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands. Captain O'Kelley's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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. 402 (1945)
Home Town: Gainesville, Florida


*OLEAIR, JOSEPH (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Joseph Oleair, Captain (Infantry), 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 29 November 1943. Captain Oleair'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 37th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the South Pacific Area, General Orders No. 301 (1944)


OLESON, LLOYD F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Lloyd F. Oleson, First Lieutenant (Armor), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 13th Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 December 1942. First Lieutenant Oleson's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Allied Force Headquarters, General Orders No. 7 (1943)


OLIGNY, PAUL W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Paul W. Oligny, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 143d Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 18 December, 1944. Sergeant Oligny's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 173 (1945)


*OLIVER, EARL (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Earl Oliver (34885176), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company H, 359th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 12 November 1944. Private Oliver's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 61 (1945)
Home Town: Jonesboro, Tennessee


OLLER, GERALD W.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Gerald W. Oller, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 27 December 1944, in Luxembourg. On the night of 27 December 1944, Sergeant Oller, serving as assistant bazooka man in Company C, 104th Infantry Regiment, was manning a bazooka alone and maintaining his position stubbornly in the face of two advancing enemy tanks accompanied by hostile infantry men. Scoring direct hits on both vehicles, he compelled them to withdraw. He then left his position, crawled toward the enemy infantry and, lying in the snow under hostile fire throughout the night, killed twenty enemy with extremely accurate rifle fire. Sergeant Oller's aggressiveness, fearless determination, indomitable courage, and loyal devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 26th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 87 (1946)


OLMSTEAD, JOHN M.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John M. Olmstead, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the Office of Strategic Services, in action against enemy forces from 11 September 1944 to 20 November 1944, in enemy controlled territory. Major Olmstead's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, European Theater of Operations, U.S. Army, General Orders No. 56 (1945)


*OLSEN, JOHN J. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to John J. Olsen (0-1289308), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 415th Infantry Regiment, 104th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on the night of 2 - 3 December 1944, Germany. On that date, the company which Lieutenant Olsen commanded was given the mission of assaulting and capturing a strongly defended town. Shortly after launching the attack, Lieutenant Olsen's company was pinned to the ground by extremely heavy machine gun fire. Realizing the need for prompt action in maintaining the impetus of the attack, Lieutenant Olsen, with complete disregard for his personal safety, ran to the head of his company, completely exposing himself to the heavy enemy fire, to shout encouragement to his men and lead the advance. Inspired by the bravery of their leader, the men of the company rose to their feet and followed him up the hill and into the outskirts of the town, advancing against heavy enemy fire. Lieutenant Olsen then reorganized the company and, at great risk to his life, constantly exposed himself to enemy fire in leading his men in clearing the town. In this operation Lieutenant Olsen was seriously wounded, but he continued to lead the advance until his company had gained a firm foothold in the town. Lieutenant Olsen's courage, tenacity of purpose, and inspiring leadership, above and beyond the ordinary call of duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 104th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 18 (1945)
Home Town: New York, New York
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Bronze Star, 2@ Purple Hearts


*OLSEN, WILLIAM B. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to William B. Olsen (33010262), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 157th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces in July 1943. Private First Class Olsen's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 45th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 25 (1943)
Home Town: Dauphin County, Pennsylvania


OLSON, ALFRED E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Alfred E. Olson, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company I, 399th Infantry Regiment, 100th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces in the vicinity of Lemberg, France. Captain Olson'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 100th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.


OLSON, ALVIN G.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Alvin G. Olson, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 66th Armored Regiment, 2d Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 12 January 1945. Staff Sergeant Olson's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 2d Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 287 (1945)


*OLSON, ANDREW T. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Andrew T. Olson (37178218), Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 7 September 1944. Technician Fifth Grade Olson's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 77 (1945)
Home Town: Olmsted County, Minnesota


*OLSON, GORDON B. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Gordon B. Olson (37771928), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 18 March 1945. Private Olson'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. 626 (1945)
Home Town: Murray County, Minnesota


*OLSON, HALBERT E. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Halbert E. Olson (37585303), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 134th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 26 February 1945, in Germany. Private Olson, intending to throw a grenade in a cellar, pulled the pin, but as he commenced hurling the missile, it became entangled in his clothing, the striker hitting the primer. Instantly realizing the terrible danger to everyone near him, he plunged several paces forward and curled his body over the grenade so that he absorbed all its fragmentation and no one else was injured. He gave his life for his fellow soldiers. Private First Class Olson's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 35th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 117 (1945)
Home Town: Mower County, Minnesota


OLSON, JULIUS B.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Julius B. Olson, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 14 May 1945. Private First Class Olson's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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. 179 (1945)


O'MARA, LEO E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Leo E. O'Mara, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 13th Infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 5 March 1945. Sergeant O'Mara's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 8th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 97 (1945)


*O'NEAL, JOHN DEWITTE (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to John DeWitte O'Neal, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 2 and 3 June 1944. First Lieutenant O'Neal'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. 73 (1944)


O'NEIL, WALTER C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Walter C. O'Neil, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 24 May 1943. Second Lieutenant O'Neil's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 79 (1943)


O'NEILL, JOHN T.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John T. O'Neill, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, at Normandy, France. Lieutenant Colonel O'Neill's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 37 (1944)


ONG, DONALD G.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Donald G. Ong, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 18 August 1944. Technical Sergeant Ong's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 287 (1945)


ONO, THOMAS YOSHIMI (POW-KOREA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Thomas Yoshimi Ono (30105796), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 100th Infantry Battalion (Separate), attached to the 34th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 2 June 1944, near La Torretto, Italy. Private Ono's squad acted as point for the leading platoon in a daylight attack. Contacting an enemy machine gun nest, Private Ono and two companions crawled two hundred yards through a wheat field toward the hostile weapon. Reaching a position ten yards from the machine gun, each man threw fragmentation grenades, killing three Germans. Another hostile position, containing two machine guns, opened fire on Private Ono and his companions. Under intense fire he and his comrades crawled toward the second position. Nearing the enemy strongpoint, Private Ono and his comrades opened fire with their rifles and threw hand grenades to kill two, wound one, and capture four Germans. Later in the day, when his platoon had reached its objective, an enemy machine gun opened fire on the units on the left flank. Again, Private Ono and his two companions crawled toward the enemy, making their way through a vineyard to a point within ten feet of the Germans. Pinning the nest with rifle fire while one member of the squad tossed hand grenades, they boldly charged the position with fixed bayonets. Private Ono and his fellow soldiers were successful in capturing eight Germans armed with two machine guns, three machine pistols and three rifles. In a period of approximately three hours, he and his companions neutralized five machine guns, five machine pistols, and killed or captured seventeen Germans. Private Ono's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 34th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 133 (August 8, 1944)
Born: January 6, 1924 at Hawaii Home Town: Honolulu, Hawaii


OPPER, LEONARD M.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Leonard M. Opper (369690196), Sergeant [then Private First Class], U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a rifleman with Company I, 3d Battalion, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 17th Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 24 March 1945, in Germany. On that date, several men were wounded and the remainder pinned down when the position into which they had jumped came under heavy enemy small arms and machine gun fire from a nearby woods. Sergeant Opper instructed the men with him to care for and assist to cover and then, with complete disregard for his personal safety, he leaped from his shell hole firing his M-1 until he was within 20 yards of the enemy machine gun and then threw a grenade which knocked out the machine gun and killed or wounded the crew. He then captured four of the supporting riflemen and sent several others to flight. When another machine gun opened up on the men on the field, Sergeant Opper silenced it with rifle fire until the wounded men were removed from the battlefield. The intrepidity, fortitude, initiative and loyalty demonstrated by this fearless soldier in the performance of his duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 17th Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, XVI Corps, General Orders No. 60 (August 2, 1945)
Home Town: Michigan


ORNDORF, DOUGLAS
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Douglas Orndorf (20365289), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, at Normandy, France. When Sergeant Orndorff landed with his platoon on the coast of France, he found that the heavy enemy rifle, machine gun and artillery fire had pinned down two battalions. He rallied his platoon to attack and, despite the intense enemy fire, fearlessly led them forward in an assault on the enemy positions. This action so inspired the other troops that they joined in the assault and helped carry the positions. The courage, initiative and determined leadership displayed by Sergeant Orndorff 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)


OROSCO, EARNEST D.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Earnest D. Orosco, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 2 December 1944. First Lieutenant Orosco's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 4th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 203 (1945)


O'ROURKE, DAVID J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to David J. O'Rourke, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces from 10 to 12 March 1944. First Lieutenant O'Rourke's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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. 911 (1944)


ORR, ALBERT I.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Albert I. Orr, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 302d Infantry Regiment, 94th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 5 March 1945. Second Lieutenant Orr's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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)


ORTILANO, NARCISCO
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Narcisco Ortilano, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company M, 57th Infantry Regiment, Philippine Scouts, in action against enemy forces on 11 January 1942, in the Philippine Islands. Private First Class Ortilano's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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. 29 (1942)


OSBORNE, WILLIAM LLOYD
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William Lloyd Osborne, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, during the period 9 April through 11 October 1942, in the Philippine Islands following the surrender at Bataan. Captain William Osborne and escaped American POW Lieutenant Damon Gause, located a 22-foot sailboat with a diesel engine and tattered sails. With no charts or navigation equipment, and little fuel, the two men sailed south in the ship they named "Ruth-Lee" after their wives. Continuing south, while evading enemy patrols and despite one strafing run by an enemy aircraft, the two men neared Australia where they were picked up and rescued. Captain Osborne's intrepid actions, personal 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. 44 (1942)
Home Town: Kings County, New York


*OSTBERG, EDWIN J. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Edwin J. Ostberg (0-22043), Lieutenant Colonel I(nfantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. During an assault upon a vital bridge, Lieutenant Colonel Ostberg's battalion was pinned down by heavy enemy fire. Lieutenant Colonel Ostberg, completely disregarding his own safety, placed himself at the head of a reorganized assault group and led them through the intense enemy fire. This action so inspired his men that they smashed through the enemy defenses and seized one end of the bridge. From a position lacking protection from the artillery fire falling all around him, he maintained fire against the enemy on the other side of the bridge and directed the annihilation of their forces. While directing the operation from his exposed position, Lieutenant Colonel Ostberg was seriously wounded. Colonel Ostberg's courageous leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 82d Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 42 (August 6, 1944)
Home Town: New York


OSTERBERG, NORMAN A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Norman A. Osterberg, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Headquarters Company, 2d Battalion, 327th Glider Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 23 December 1944. Private First Class Osterberg's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 99 (1945)


*OSWALD, DAVID PERCY (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to David Percy Oswald (0-383626), Major, 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 17 and 18 January 1945. Major Oswald's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 25th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 138 (1945)
Home Town: Washington


*OTAKE, MASANAO (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Masanao Otake (0-1703069), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 100th Infantry Battalion, 442d Regimental Combat Team, attached to the 36th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 17 October 1944, in the vicinity of Bruyeres, France. In the 100th's attack on Hill 578, it became necessary to send some riflemen to an isolated farmhouse, situated on flat open ground, to secure the battalion's left flank. Lieutenant Otake, who was assigned the task of leading a squad of eight men to capture the enemy occupied farmhouse, dashed out toward the building, running through a hundred yards of open field raked by machine gun and small arms fire. Inspired by his example, his men immediately followed, and after a brief fire-fight succeeded in capturing the farmhouse. Observing that Lieutenant Otake and his men wee in a vulnerable position, an enemy platoon launched a determined counter-attack against the farmhouse. Though greatly outnumbered, Lieutenant Otake urged his men to hold their hard-earned position, and while gallantly resisting the enemy assault he was mortally wounded by several machine pistol bullets and died a short while later. By complete disregard for his personal safety, gallant leadership and determination of purpose, Lieutenant Otake exemplified the finest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflected great credit upon himself, the 36th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Sixth Army Group, General Orders No. 13 (December 13, 1944)
Born: September 7, 1920 at Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii
Home Town: Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Silver Star (WWII), 3@ Purple Hearts


O'TOOLE, JOHN STEPHEN
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John Stephen O'Toole, Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Officer with the 977th Field Artillery Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 15 August 1944. Captain O'Toole's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the 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. 155 (1945)
Home Town: San Diego, California


OTT, WILLIAM H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William H. Ott, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company I, 133d Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 28 July 1944. Private Ott's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 34th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 176 (1944)


OUELLETTE, ALECK C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Aleck C. Ouellette, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 16 January1945. Corporal Ouellette's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 117 (1945)


OUGH, WEBSTER JAMES
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Webster James Ough, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 8th Engineers, in action against enemy forces on 16 March 1944. Private Ough's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 64 (1944)
Home Town: Little Falls, New York


*OWEN, FRANKLIN D. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Franklin D. Owen (37106114), Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 991st Field Artillery Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 4 September 1944. Corporal Owen'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. 86 (1944)
Home Town: Marion County, Arkansas


OWEN, GEORGE A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to George A. Owen, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 4 February 1945. Private First Class Owen's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-India/Burma Theater, General Orders No. 72 (1945)


*OWEN, WILLIAM H., JR. (KIA-KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to William H. Owen, Jr. (0-220618), Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 91st Coast Artillery Regiment, Philippine Scouts, in action against enemy forces during World War II. Major Owen'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.
Home Town: Missouri
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Silver Star (WWII), 2@ Purple Hearts


*OWENS, ALFRED W. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Alfred W. Owens (0-025399), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Headquarters Company, 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 29 and 30 May 1943, at Attu Island, Territory of Alaska. First Lieutenant Owens' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty 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: Detroit, Michigan


*OWENS, LEONARD W. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Leonard W. Owens (15045641), Staff Sergeant, 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 in August 1943. Staff Sergeant Owens' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 37 (1943)
Home Town: Metcalfe County, Kentucky
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Silver Star (WWII), Purple Heart


OXFORD, THOMAS E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Thomas E. Oxford, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 17 March 1945. Sergeant Oxford's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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)


*OXONIAN, PEDRO (MIA-KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Pedro Oxonian (6737867), Corporal, 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 during World War II, in the Philippine Islands. Corporal Oxonian'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. 126 (1945)
Home Town: Philippine Islands

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