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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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BLACKMER, BENJAMIN A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Benjamin A. Blackmer, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 180th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 October 1944. Captain Blackmer's outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 45th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 8 (1945)
Home Town: Holliston, Massachusetts


BLAIR, MELVIN RUSSELL
(First Award)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Melvin Russell Blair, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 1st Light Cavalry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 13 and 16 June 1945. First Lieutenant Blair's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces-China/Burma/India, General Orders No. 78 (1944)
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Distinguished Service Cross (Korea)


BLAIS, FRANCIS J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Francis J. Blais, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action in Italy on 17 April 1945. While leading an attack, all the men in his squad were killed. Picking up a machine gun, Sergeant Blais advanced alone in the face of heavy enemy fire until his ammunition was exhausted. Then taking up a German machine-gun, he assaulted an enemy strong point, capturing 35 prisoners himself and causing another 150 of the enemy to surrender.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 107 (1945)


BLAISDELL, DONALD B.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Donald B. Blaisdell, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces from 31 March 1945 to 18 April 1945, at Cebu, Philippine Islands. Private Blaisdell was a member of a demolition team which was employed in the destruction of enemy emplacements, the clearing of mines and booby traps and the sealing of gun emplacements and caves. They also acted as security for a bulldozer operating in the forward area. Private Blaisdell, with complete disregard for his own safety, was instrumental in saving the lives of many of the infantrymen by the removal of these obstacles and aided in the success of the operation. 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 and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the South Pacific Area, General Orders No. 864 (1944)


*BLAKE, HOWARD A. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Howard A. Blake, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 473d Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces from 15 to 18 April 1945. Private First Class Blake's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army-Mediterranean Theater of Operations, General Orders No. 264 (1945)


BLAKE, LEO D.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Leo D. Blake, 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 1945. Private First Class Blake's intrepid actions, personal 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)


*BLAKELY, EWEL T. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Ewel T. Blakely (34085473), Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 702d Tank Destroyer Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 6 and 7 October 1944. Technical Sergeant Blakely'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. 199 (1945)
Home Town: Laurens County, South Carolina


BLAKELY, LUDY J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Ludy J. Blakely, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 12 February 1945. Captain Blakely's outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 55 (1945)


*BLANCO, LUIS (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Luis Blanco (32109362), Private, 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 Blanco'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: Kings County, New York


*BLAND, VERNON N. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Vernon N. Bland (0-1321737), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on from 26 to 29 September 1944. First Lieutenant Bland'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. 17 (1945)
Home Town: Tucson, Arizona


BLANTON, BENJAMIN T.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Benjamin T. Blanton, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 16 November 1944. Technical Sergeant Blanton's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 30th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 287 (1945)


BLAZUS, ANTHONY J., JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Anthony J. Blazus, Jr., Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 41st Armored Infantry Regiment, 2d Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 17 July 1944. Private Blazus' intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 79 (1944)


BLAZZARD, HOWARD C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Howard C. Blazzard, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 22d Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 14 September 1944. Captain Blazzard's outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 4th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 82 (1944)


*BLEAU, KENNETH (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Kenneth Bleau (0-1294967), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 2d Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in the vicinity of France. Second Lieutenant Bleau'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. 77 (1944)
Home Town: Herkimer County, New York
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Bronze Star, 2@ Purple Hearts


BLEWETT, DAVID G.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to David G. Blewett, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 143d Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 14 December 1944. Staff Sergeant Blewett's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 36th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 190 (1945)


BLOOMER, JACK W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Jack W. Bloomer, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces in September 1943. Staff Sergeant Bloomer's intrepid actions, personal 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. 6 (1944)


*BLUE, DANIEL A. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Daniel A. Blue (0-1315901), Second Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 28 October 1944. Second Lieutenant Blue's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces-Pacific Ocean Areas, General Orders No. 52 (1945)
Home Town: North Carolina


BLUEMEL, CLIFFORD
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Clifford Bluemel, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on from 6 to 8 April 1942. Brigadier General Bluemel's intrepid actions, personal 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. 114 (1946)


*BLUMBERG, JACK H. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Jack H. Blumberg (0-438576), Second Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces in October 1943. Second Lieutenant Blumberg'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. 23 (1944)
Home Town: Berks County, Pennsylvania


BLUMHAGEN, ROBERT F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Robert F. Blumhagen, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 3 November 1944, near Nampateluzo, France. When attacked by 500 German infantrymen over rolling and intended ground, First Lieutenant Blumhagen dashed through a hail of bullets to an artillery tower. He climbed to the topmost turret and used his BAR to shoot down into the faces of the Germans. The decimated enemy then withdrew.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 69 (1945)


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


*BOATRIGHT, BENNIE F. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Bennie F. Boatright (38111694), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 41st Armored Infantry Regiment, 2d Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 22 August 1944, in France. Private Boatright was attempting to reach two severely wounded comrades when withering enemy machine gun and small arms fire forced him to take cover. Disregarding a warning by fellow soldiers, he resumed his courageous advance until again fired upon by the enemy. In desperation, this gallant soldier removed his red cross arm band and, waving it before him, unhesitatingly plunged forward with great valor and determination. A burst of fire fatally wounded him before he reached his comrades. Private Boatright's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 2d Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 10 (January 17, 1945)
Home Town: Travis County, Texas


*BOBO, JAMES C. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to James C. Bobo (0-1031888), First Lieutenant (Cavalry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 116th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, in action against enemy forces on 8, 12, and 16 April 1945. First Lieutenant Bobo's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 574 (1945)
Home Town: Dallas, Texas


BOCK, PAUL B.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Paul B. Bock, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 27 March 1945. Private First Class Bock'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, XVI Corps, General Orders No. 54 (1945)


*BOGDONOVICH, VITOLT Z. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Vitolt Z. Bogdonovich (31380465), Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the Anti-Tank Company, 114th Infantry Regiment, 44th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 31 December 1944. Technician Fifth Grade Bogdonovich'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 44th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 191 (1945)
Home Town: Tolland County, Connecticut


*BOGGS, KENNETH L. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Kenneth L. Boggs, Captain (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 60th Coast Artillery, in action against enemy forces from 9 January 1942 to 6 May 1942, in the Philippine Islands. Captain Boggs' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 236 (1945)


*BOICE, WILLIAM F. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to William F. Boice (0-226890), Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while commanding a Battalion of the 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 19 December 1942, in during the Papuan Campaign near Buna, New Guinea. When all except one of his officers had been killed, Captain Boice, as battalion commander, realized the need for personal leadership and promptly went forward without regard for his own personal safety and led his troops against a heavily fortified and almost inaccessible enemy stronghold of great importance. He was killed while advancing at the head of his men. Captain Boice's gallant leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 32d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, South West Pacific Area, General Orders No. 3 (1943)
Home Town: Swayzee, Indiana


*BOLAND, JOHN O. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to John O. Boland (0-1328004), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 14 14 April 1945. First Lieutenant Boland's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 2d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Twelfth Army Group, General Orders No. 44 (1945)
Home Town: Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania


BOLDERSON, JOHN D.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John D. Bolderson (37083951), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. Private First Class Bolderson was stationed at the end of a bridge over the Merderet River as a rocketeer to repel attacks by enemy troops who controlled the other end of the bridge. This position was subject to incessant enemy rifle, machine gun, mortar and artillery fire. After an artillery preparation, the enemy sent an assault force supported by three tanks over the bridge. Though part of the troops withdrew, Private First Class Bolderson remained at his position until the enemy tanks approached within thirty yards. In spite of the intense fire, Private First Class Bolderson rose from his position and, aided by the assistant gunner, fired rockets into the three tanks. Private First class Bolderson remained with his gun and fired it until it was pierced by enemy machine gun fire and put out of action. Private First Class Bolderson's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 82d Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 31 (July 1, 1944)
Home Town: Missouri


*BONAHOOM, ROBERT C. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Robert C. Bonahoom (0-1291223), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 14 July 1943. First Lieutenant Bonahoom's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the South Pacific Area, General Orders No. 353 (1944)
Home Town: Adams County, Nebraska


*BONSALL, JOHN H. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to John H. Bonsall (0-413060), 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 15 to 30 August 1944. Major Bonsall'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, European Theater of Operations, U.S. Army, General Orders No. 61 (1945)
Home Town: Morris County, New Jersey


BOONE, JOHN P.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John P. Boone, Major (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces from 10 April 1942 to 3 February 1945. Major Boone's outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 9 (1945)


BOOTH, EVERETT L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Everett L. Booth, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company K, 3d Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 23 November 1944. Captain Booth'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. 47 (1945)


BOOZE, KENNETH R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Kenneth R. Booze, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 30 May 1944. Staff Sergeant Booze's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 133 (August 8, 1944)


*BORBON, JOSE (MIA-KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Jose Borbon (10300524), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company H, 45th Infantry Regiment, Philippine Scouts, in action against enemy forces on 12 February 1942. Private Borbon's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Allied Force Headquarterss in the Philippines, General Orders No. 15 (1942)


BOREYKO, JOSEPH
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Joseph Boreyko, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 130th Infantry Regiment, 33d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 25 April 1945. Staff Sergeant Boreyko's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 33d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 62 (1945)


BORKOWITZ, HENRY
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Henry Borkowitz (12006610), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. When the craft upon which Private First Class Borkowitz was coming into shore was hit and sunk by enemy artillery fire, he jumped from the sinking boat with his Signal Corps radio and, under a hail of constant enemy machine gun fire, began making his way ashore through the heavy surf. Though seriously wounded as he approached the shore, Private First Class Borkowitz, nevertheless, retained his hold on the vitally important radio and continued ashore with it. Upon reaching the shore, he refused treatment, dragging himself and the radio along the fire-swept beach and through a mine field until he reached his forward observation party. Despite the painful wound and the intense enemy machine gun fire, Private First Class Borkowitz operated his radio throughout the period his section was on the beach. His intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 42 (August 6, 1944)
Home Town: New York, New York


BORN, HERBERT
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Herbert Born, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 37th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 12 March 1944. Private First Class Born's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 838 (1944)


BORRELLI, CHARLES T.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Charles T. Borrelli, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 7th Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 1 June 1944. Private Borrelli's intrepid actions, personal 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. 137 (1944)
Home Town: Harrison, New York


*BOSWELL, LESTER L. (MIA-KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Lester Boswell (16040662), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces in April 1943. Staff Sergeant Boswell's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 32 (1943)
Home Town: Wayne County, Illinois
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Silver Star (WWII), Bronze Star, Purple Heart


BOTTCHER, HERMAN J. F. (KIA)
(First Award)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Herman J. F. Bottcher (0-888451), Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces from 5 to 11 December 1942, in the vicinity of Papua, New Guinea. Captain Bottcher's outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 32d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, South West Pacific Area, General Orders No. 64 (December 28, 1942)
Home Town: San Francisco, California
Personal Awards: 2@ Distinguished Service Crosses (WWII), Silver Star WWII), Legion of Merit, 4@ Purple Hearts


BOTTCHER, HERMAN J. F. (KIA)
(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 Herman J. F. Bottcher (0-888451), Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 20 December 1942. Captain Bottcher's outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 32d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 36 (1943)
Home Town: San Francisco, California
Personal Awards: 2@ Distinguished Service Crosses (WWII), Silver Star WWII), Legion of Merit, 4@ Purple Hearts


*BOTTS, CLARENCE M. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Clarence M. Botts (0-1287825), Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 2d Battalion, 172d Infantry Regiment, 43d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 11 and 15 May 1945. Lieutenant Colonel Botts' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 43d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 72 (1945)
Home Town: Albuquerque, New Mexico


*BOTTS, SETH S. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Seth S. Botts (0-339785), Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 22 November 1944. Captain Botts' 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 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 50 (1945)
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), 3@ Silver Stars (WWII), Bronze Star, Purple Heart


BOUCHARDON, ANDRE J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Andre J. Bouchardon (10601419), Sergeant, 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 August 1943 through March 1944, in enemy occupied territory. During this period, Sergeant Bouchardon, acting as radio operator to an American officer, was responsible for the transmission of operational information by radio to England. This information permitted him to build up a strong resistance network. Sergeant Bouchardon was severely wounded while carrying out this mission, but managed to escape and return to England. Sergeant Bouchardon's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty on this dangerous mission exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
Headquarters, European Theater of Operations, U.S. Army, General Orders No. 38 (1944)
Born: February 28, 1922 at France Home Town: Gretna, Louisiana


BOUCHLAS, MICHAEL S.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Michael S. Bouchlas, Captain (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 230th Field Artillery Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 12 October 1944. Captain Bouchlas' intrepid actions, personal 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. 55 (1944)


BOUCK, LYLE JOSEPH, JR. (POW)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Lyle Joseph Bouck, Jr., Captain (Infantry), [then First Lieutenant], U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving while serving as Platoon Leader, Intelligence and Reconnaissance Platoon, Headquarters Company, 394th Infantry Regiment, 99th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 16 December 1944, in the vicinity of Lanzerath, Belgium. During the morning hours, Captain Bouck and his platoon were manning observation posts and in a defensive position on the right flank of the 99th Infantry Division when the position came under heavy attack by enemy forces. Knowing the importance of defending this position and delaying the enemy's advance, Captain Bouck rallied his men to repel the enemy at all costs. Repeatedly exposing himself to enemy fire, he moved from position to position encouraging his men to continue to fight. His efforts were directly responsible for his platoon inflicting heavy casualties on the enemy, repelling them during three separate attacks, and delaying their advance for 18 hours. Finally, out of ammunition and hopelessly outnumbered and surrounded by the enemy, he was overwhelmed by the enemy forces and captured at gun point. Captain Bouck's extraordinarily heroic actions against insurmountable odds contributed materially to the allied success at the Battle of the Bulge. 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 99th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Department of the Army, General Orders No. 26 (1981)
Born: December 17, 1923 at St. Louis, Missouri
Home Town: St. Louis, Missouri
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Silver Star (WWII), Prisoner of War Medal


BOURDEAU, CLEDITH W.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Cledith W. Bourdeau (0-1297831), Captain (Infantry), [then First Lieutenant], U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company K, 382d Infantry Regiment, 96th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 18 February 1944, in the Philippine Islands. During the bitter fighting for Leyte, Philippine Islands, Company K was halted by intense small arms, machine gun, and mortar fire, and Captain Bourdeau, the Company Commander, was wounded while deploying his assault platoon preparatory to further advance. Disregarding his wounds, he led his support platoon in a flanking movement which was in turn immobilized by enemy fire. He then boldly exposed himself to the enemy fire and, after having located two machine guns firing from a pillbox, crawled to within 15 yards of their emplacement. Springing to his feet and charging the position, he destroyed the machine gun and killed two of the enemy. He then boldly crossed 15 yards of open terrain in full view of the enemy, destroyed a second machine gun, and routed six Japanese whom his men subsequently killed. Realizing he was opposed in overwhelming strength, he ordered a withdrawal, personally acting as rear guard. When a soldier was wounded during the movement, Captain Bourdeau, with no thought of personal danger, advanced 75 yards under machine gun fire, carried the man to safety, and administered first aid, and assisted him back to the company. By his indomitable fighting spirit, personal courage, and aggressive leadership, Captain Bourdeau was instrumental in relieving his company from a critical situation and, by his heroism, set an inspiring example worthy of the highest traditions of the 96th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 352 (November 26, 1945)
Home Town: Coalinga, California


BOWDEN, MARION P.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Marion P. Bowden, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 143d Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces from 19 to 21 January 1945. Lieutenant Colonel Bowden's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 496 (September 10, 1945)


BOWEN, FRANK S., JR.
(First Award)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Frank S. Bowen, Jr., Colonel (General Staff Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Headquarters, I Corps, in action against enemy forces during World War II. Colonel Bowen's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, I Corps, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, South West Pacific Area, General Orders No. 4 (1943)
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Distinguished Service Cross (Korea)


BOWEN, GEORGE H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to George H. Bowen (35643671), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. As the men in the initial assault on the coast of France waded through the waist-deep water, a number were wounded and were in grave danger of drowning. Private First Class Bowen, disregarding his own safety, stopped in his efforts to reach the shore, waded through the mined and fire-swept water to go to a wounded man who was drowning and dragged the man to shore. He then proceeded to the fire-swept areas to administer to the numerous casualties. During the attack men were wounded in an assault on an enemy machine gun nest high on the slopes of a cliff. Private First Class Bowen, to reach these men, crossed an uncharted mine field and moved through vicious enemy fire to within fifteen yards of the enemy's machine gun nest to render first aid to the stricken men. Private First Class Bowen's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 45 (August 9, 1944)
Home Town: Morehead, Kentucky


*BOWEN, WILLIAM E. (POW-KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to William E. Bowen (0-890518), Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 121st Infantry Regiment, Philippine Scouts, in action against enemy forces on 12 and 13 January 1942. Technical Sergeant Bowen's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 213 (1946)
Home Town: Tawas City, Michigan


*BOWIE, JAMES W. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to James W. Bowie (37355808), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Headquarters Company, 3d Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 12 June 1944, in France. Private Bowie's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 101st Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, European Theater of Operations, U.S. Army, General Orders No. 108 (1944)
Home Town: Delta, Colorado


*BOWMAN, CLARENCE E. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Clarence E. Bowman (6865251), Technician Fourth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Headquarters Battery, 73d Field Artillery Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 26 March 1945. Technician Fourth Grade Bowman'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. 274 (1945)
Home Town: Shawnee County, Kansas


BOWSER, JAMES HENRY
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to James Henry Bowser, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces in January 1943. Sergeant Bowser's intrepid actions, personal 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. 23 (1943)
Home Town: Jasper, Alabama


BOWYER, DALE E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Dale E. Bowyer, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 376th Infantry Regiment, 94th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 25 January 1945. Second Lieutenant Bowyer's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 123 (1945)


BOX, SIMEON A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Simeon A. Box, Second Lieutenant (Corps of Engineers), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 1st Engineer Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 9 November 1942. Second Lieutenant Box's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Allied Force Headquarters, General Orders No. 32 (1942)


*BOYCE, WAYNE E. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Wayne E. Boyce (0-1288690), First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 1st Special Service Force, in action against enemy forces on 6 December 1943, on Mount La Difensa, Italy. First Lieutenant Boyce's platoon was designated as the assault wave of his company for an attack on two fortified enemy ridge lines. Immediately after starting the attack, the platoon encountered fierce machine gun, machine pistol, and mortar fire, which halted the advance. First Lieutenant Boyce, however fearlessly moved forward, and his action inspired his men to rush onward and assault the position. The first objective having been taken, First Lieutenant Boyce immediately reorganized his unit and led the assault on the second enemy line. Although wounded fatally in this assault, First Lieutenant Boyce devoted his remaining energy to reorganizing his platoon and consolidating its position. His determined courage and aggressive leadership are an everlasting inspiration to those who followed him in his heroic assaults against the enemy. First Lieutenant Boyce'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. 8 (January 17, 1944)
Home Town: Jerome, Idaho


*BOYER, HENRY (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Henry Boyer (0-2010591), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 114th Infantry Regiment, 44th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 28 March 1945. Second Lieutenant Boyer'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 44th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 452 (August 29, 1945)
Home Town: Union County, New Jersey


*BOYER, THOMAS W. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Thomas W. Boyer (36573515), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 3d Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 28 May 1944. Private First Class Boyer'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. 21 (1945)
Home Town: Wayne County, Michigan
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Bronze Star, 2@ Purple Hearts


BOYLE, CLAIR J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Clair J. Boyle, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 383d Field Artillery Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 29 and 30 November 1944. Second Lieutenant Boyle's intrepid actions, personal 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. 178 (1945)


BOYLE, WILLIAM J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William J. Boyle, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion, 517th Parachute Regimental Combat Team, in action against enemy forces on 25 December 1944, in Belgium. When, through error brought about by confusion in the situation, troops of a friendly battalion began firing upon men under his command, Lieutenant Colonel Boyle walked boldly in the direction of the intense fire to correct the error. Although fired upon by successive groups as he approached, and unable to protect himself, he continued on his self- assigned task until the entire friendly battalion was cognizant of the location of his troops. Lieutenant Colonel Boyle's magnificent act of courage undoubtedly saved the lives of many soldiers. 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 and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-European Theater, General Orders No. 262 (1945)
Born: at Brooklyn, New York
Home Town: Brooklyn, New York


*BOZICKOVICH, ELI M. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Eli M. Bozickovich (36361319), Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the Medical Detachment, 772d Tank Destroyer Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 18 January 1945. Technician Fifth Grade Bozickovich'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. 45 (1945)
Home Town: Cook County, Illinois


*BRACEY, RANDOLPH (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Randolph Bracey (0-1324977), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 34 and 24 April 1944. Second Lieutenant Bracey'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, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 133 (August 8, 1944)
Home Town: Los Angeles, California


BRADBERRY, CLARENCE F.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Clarence F. Bradberry, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 142d Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 9 January 1945, near Lemberg, France. When Company B's position on rolling wooded terrain was subjected to a heavy enemy counterattack, Lieutenant Bradberry's platoon was assigned the mission of driving back the determined enemy. Quickly forming a plan of attack, he led his men in a flanking maneuver which overran the enemy's outposts and main position. Shouting words of encouragement, he personally led his troops forward through intense small arms and artillery fire against a large hostile force that was well dug in and cleverly concealed. Inspired by Lieutenant Bradberry's conspicuous valor and aggressive leadership, his men crushed all enemy resistance in the sector, killed thirty-seven of the enemy and captured thirty. 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 36th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 174 (1945)


BRADBURY, LAWRENCE F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Lawrence F. Bradbury, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 324th Infantry Regiment, 44th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 22 April 1945. Captain Bradbury'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 44th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 9 (1946)


BRADEN, ROY A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Roy A. Braden, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 10th Engineers, in action against enemy forces on 23 January 1944. Corporal Braden's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 88 (1944)


BRADLEY, FOLLET
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Follet Bradley, Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy during World War II. Colonel Bradley's intrepid actions, personal 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.


BRADLEY, FRANK L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Frank L. Bradley, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 10th Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 4 December 1944. Captain Bradley's outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 5th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 146 (1945)


BRADLEY, JAMES F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to James F. Bradley, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company H, 310th Infantry Regiment, 78th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces from 10 to 18 March 1945. Sergeant Bradley's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 587 (October 8, 1945)


*BRADLEY, JOHN A. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to John A. Bradley (39335946), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 383d Infantry Regiment, 96th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 9 April 1945, at Okinawa in the Ryukyu Islands. Sergeant Bradley's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 96th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Tenth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 199 (1945)
Home Town: Seattle, Washington
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Bronze Star, 2@ Purple Hearts


BRADLEY, JOSEPH S.
(First Award)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Joseph S. Bradley (0-12428), Colonel (General Staff Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Member of the General Staff Corps, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 28 December 1942, during the Papuan Campaign at Buna, New Guinea. To further an attack by an infantry company against a strongly fortified enemy area, Colonel Bradley left his command post, went to the most forward positions, personally aided the progress of the attack, and contributed materially to its success. While under heavy enemy fire he moved about among the men continually risking his life to encourage and assist the advance in every way possible. Colonel Bradley'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 32d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 36 (1943)
Home Town: Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Distinguished Service Cross (Korea), 2@ Army Distinguished Service Medals


BRADLEY, LEONARD T.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Leonard T. Bradley, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 5 December 1942. Private First Class Bradley's intrepid actions, personal 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. 46 (1944)


*BRADLEY, WILBORN O. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Wilborn O. Bradley (34634740), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the Medical Detachment, 142d Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 15 March 1945. Private First Class Bradley's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 36th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 334 (1945)
Home Town: Benton County, Mississippi


BRADSHAW, ARCHER L.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Archer L. Bradshaw (0-2000965), Second 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 25 February 1945, in Germany. Lieutenant Bradshaw crossed a mine field, charged an enemy position and forced the surrender of an enemy machine gun crew. With two other men, Lieutenant Bradshaw advanced and forced the enemy from trenches, bunkers and haystacks. After setting fire to a haystack, Lieutenant Bradshaw and his companions outflanked the enemy concealed therein and forced them to surrender. Lieutenant Bradshaw killed two, captured nineteen of the enemy and wiped out numerous enemy installations which had temporarily halted his platoon. Second Lieutenant Bradshaw's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 104th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 252 (1945)
Home Town: Oregon


*BRADY, DEWEY G. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Dewey G. Brady (R-043188), First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company D, 60th Coast Artillery (AA), in action against enemy forces during the period from 13 to 24 April 1942, in the Philippine islands. From his exposed observation post atop a water tower during the intense fighting on Corregidor, First Sergeant Brady skillfully directed his battery's fire throughout a two-week battle. He aided in evacuating many wounded soldiers, and refused to leave his dangerous post, even when he himself was wounded. When his men tried to evacuate him, he ordered them to safety, and was then killed by a second shell.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 236 (1945)


BRADY, HUGH M.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Hugh M. Brady, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 17 December 1944. Private First Class Brady's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 2d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 52 (1945)


*BRAFFITT, RAYMOND W. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Raymond W. Braffitt (0-1325965), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 320th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces from 9 July 1944 to 17 September 1944. First Lieutenant Braffitt's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 35th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 96 (1944)
Home Town: Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Purple Heart


BRAGA, GEORGE F.
(First Award)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to George F. Braga, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company I, 31st Infantry Regiment, Philippine Scouts, in action against enemy forces on 3 January 1942, in the vicinity of Layac, Philippine Islands. Staff Sergeant Braga's intrepid actions, personal 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. 23 (1942)
Home Town: Newport, Rhode Island
Personal Awards: 2@ Distinguished Service Crosses (WWII)


BRAGA, GEORGE F.
(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 George F. Braga, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company I, 31st Infantry Regiment, Philippine Scouts, in action against enemy forces on 20 January 1942, in the vicinity of Layac, Philippine Islands. Staff Sergeant Braga's intrepid actions, personal 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. 23 (1942)
Home Town: Newport, Rhode Island
Personal Awards: 2@ Distinguished Service Crosses (WWII)


*BRAKE, EARL O. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Earl O. Brake (34807192), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 103d Infantry Regiment, 43d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 14 March 1945. Private First Class Brake's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 43d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 436 (1945)
Home Town: Jefferson County, Alabama


*BRANCH, WINFRED B. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Wnifred B. Branch (33210403), Private First Class, 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 in July 1943. Private First Class Branch'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. 23 (1943)
Home Town: Patrick County, Virginia


BRANDT, CHARLES A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Charles A. Brandt, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 180th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 23 May 1944. Second Lieutenant Brandt's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 45th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 53 (1944)


BRANDT, RAYMOND C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Raymond C. Brandt, Second Lieutenant, 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. Second Lieutenant Brandt's intrepid actions, personal 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. 126 (1944)


BRASWELL, WILLIAM W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William W. Braswell, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 26 May 1945. Technical Sergeant Braswell's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 24th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 279 (1945)


BRAUN, GUSTAV J.
(Second Award)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Service Cross to Gustav J. Braun, Colonel (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 23 September 1944. Colonel Braun's outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 34th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 175 (1944)
Born: at Buffalo, New York
Home Town: Indianapolis, Indiana
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI), Distinguished Service Cross (WWII)


*BRAY, WILLIAM H. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to William H. Bray (18031830), Private, 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 in November 1942. Private Bray'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. 33 (1943)
Home Town: Le Flore County, Oklahoma


BRAZEEL, CARL
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Carl Brazeel, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 20 August 1944. Sergeant Brazeel's intrepid actions, personal 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. 13 (1945)


BRAZIL, THOMAS R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Thomas B. Brazil, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 14 July 1944. Staff Sergeant Brazil's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 93 (1944)


*BREAULT, ALFRED A. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Alfred A. Breault (31007491), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 142d Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 22 September 1944. Private First Class Breault's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 36th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 181 (1945)
Home Town: Hampden County, Massachusetts


*BRECKENRIDGE, DONALD E. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Donald E. Breckenridge (20916195), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 17 December 1944. Private First Class Breckenridge's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 7th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 79 (1945)
Home Town: California


*BREITUNG, HOWARD E. C. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Howard E. C. Breitung (0-15314), Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 2d Battalion, 60th Coast Artillery Regiment (AA), in action against enemy forces from 9 April 1942 to 2 May 1942, in the Philippine Islands. Lieutenant Colonel Breitung's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 215 (1945)
Home Town: Kent County, Michigan
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), 2@ Silver Stars (WWII), Bronze Star, Purple Heart


BRENNAN, JOHN J. (POW)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John J. Brennan, Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the Medical Detachment, 3d Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces during the period 22 - 24 January 1942, at Abucay, Hacienda, Bataan, Philippine Islands. Captain Brennan maintained his battalion aid station in operation even though it was repeatedly under heavy artillery fire and dive bombing attacks. Even when shells fell in the immediate vicinity of two officers who had been bombarded by enemy 105s, he administered first aid to save a life. Captain Brennan's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 23 (1942)
Home Town: Sedonia, Arizona


BRENNAN, NEIL F.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Neil F. Brennan (0-1019146), First Lieutenant (Armor), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 735th Tank Battalion, attached to the 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 12 January 1945, in Germany. On that date, Lieutenant Brennan commanded a platoon of the 735th Tank Battalion during action to reduce a strong pocket of resistance near Wiltz, Germany. In the course of the attack, infantry elements the tank platoon supported became leaderless, and the tanks were halted by a concentration of mines. Without hesitation, Lieutenant Brennan dismounted from his tank, organized the infantry and fearlessly led an assault against the German positions, inspiring the men by his heroic leadership. Boldly in the lead, armed with a sub-machinegun, he charged the enemy in their foxholes and single-handedly destroyed a machine gun nest. Under Lieutenant Brennan's determined leadership the objective was attained. First Lieutenant Brennan's fearless courage, personal bravery 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. 92 (May 2, 1945)


BRENNER, WILLIAM E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William E. Brenner, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 41st Armored Infantry Regiment, 2d Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 16 September 1944. Private Brenner's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 47 (1945)


*BREWER, LUTHER G., JR. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Luther G. Brewer, Jr. (0-1292291), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 4th Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 26 May 1943. Second Lieutenant Brewer's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Troops, APO 726 (Attu Landing Force), General Orders No. 31 (1943)
Home Town: Mecklenburg County, North Carolina


*BREWSTER, JOHN P. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to John P. Brewster (0-258370), Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 740th Field Artillery Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 5 April 1945. Lieutenant Colonel Brewster's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 150 (1945)
Home Town: Santa Clara, California


*BRICKER, IRVING (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Irving Bricker (32272193), Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 301st Infantry Regiment, 94th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 7 February 1945. Technical Sergeant Bricker'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 94th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 4 (1946)
Home Town: Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania


*BRIDGER, JAMES R. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to James R. Bridger (37035507), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 40th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 29 January 1945. Private First Class Bridger'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 40th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 12 (1945)
Home Town: Lancaster County, Nebraska


BRIGGS, VICTOR H. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Victor H. Briggs (0-1286079), Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Commanding Officer, Company C, 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. In the initial assault against the coast of France, Captain Briggs, with complete disregard for his own safety, exposed himself to heavy rifle, machine gun and artillery fire while leading his men ashore from the landing craft. He further exposed himself to this heavy fire, when, after reaching the beach, he organized an assault team from the groups of troops pinned down by the merciless fire. He then personally led this assault team through a dense enemy mine field and into a strategic position on the slope of a hill. Though attacked by superior numbers, he successfully defended this position until additional troops were moved forward. The tenacity of purpose and courage displayed by Captain Briggs exemplifies the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflects great credit upon himself, the 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 31 (July 1, 1944)
Home Town: New York, New York
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), 2@ Silver Stars (WWII), Bronze Star, Purple Heart


BRINKMAN, EDWARD
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Edward Brinkman, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with a Medical Detachment, in action against enemy forces in March 1943. Private Brinkman's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 32 (1943)


BRISCOE, ROBERT C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Robert C. Briscoe, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Headquarters Company, 10th Armored Infantry Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 6 March 1945. Private First Class Briscoe's intrepid actions, personal 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. 185 (1945)


*BRISSON, RAYMOND J. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Raymond J. Brisson (31387055), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 702d Tank Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 15 March 1945. Private First Class Brisson'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. 230 (August 26, 1945)
Home Town: Providence, Rhode Island


BRITT, MAURICE LEE "FOOTSIE"
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Maurice Lee "Footsie" Britt, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 24 January 1944. Captain Britt'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 3d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 106 (1944)
Born: June 29, 1919 at Lonoke, Arkansas
Home Town: Lonoke, Arkansas
Personal Awards: Medal of Honor (WWII), Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Silver Star (WWII)


BROACH, MARVIN H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Marvin H. Broach, 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 Broach's intrepid actions, personal 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. 67 (1944)


*BROADBENT, RAYMOND E. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Raymond E. Broadbent (0-2010349), Second Lieutenant (Infantry), [the Staff Sergeant], U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 318th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 16 February 1945. Lieutenant Broadbent's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 80th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 143 (1945)
Home Town: Boscobel, Wisconsin


*BROCATO, AUGUST G. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to August G. Brocato (33556618), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 29 November 1944. Sergeant Brocato'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. 141 (1945)
Home Town: Baltimore, Maryland


BROGAN, JAMES J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to James J. Brogan, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 3d Field Artillery Observation Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 27 August 1944. Private Brogan's intrepid actions, personal 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. 22 (1945)


BROGDON, BEN F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Ben F. Brogdon, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 328th Infantry Regiment, 26th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 22 November 1944. Private Brogdon's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 118 (1944)


BROHMAN, HOWARD E., JR. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Howard E. Brohman, Jr. (35892705), Private, 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 19 November 1944, in Germany. On that date, Private Brohman volunteered to clear an enemy mine field after two of his comrades had been killed by exploding mines in attempting to reach an enemy pillbox. Heedless of the known dangers of his mission and disregarding his own personal safety, Private Brohman crawled forward in the face of enemy mortar, machine gun, and sniper fire to clear a path for an assault team. By his courageous act, Private Brohman personally located and deactivated twenty-five enemy mines and cut his way through dense wire entanglements. When he had successfully completed this tedious and dangerous task, the path was then cleared for an assault team to reduce an enemy pillbox, thereby permitting the advance of the attacking troops. Private Brohman's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 104th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 12 (1945)
Home Town: Howard County, Indiana


BROMLEY, HARRY L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Harry L. Bromley, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 1 November 1943. Private Bromley's intrepid actions, personal 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. 71 (1944)


BROOKS, CARL L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Carl L. Brooks, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy during World War II. Private First Class Brooks' intrepid actions, personal 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.


BROOKS, ELTON E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Elton E. Brooks, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces from 6 to 8 June 1944 in France. First Lieutenant Brooks' intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 85 (1944)


BROOKS, EMERY (MIA-KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Emery Brooks (35640956), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 7th Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 23 May 1944. Private First Class Brooks' intrepid actions, personal 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. 147 (1945)
Home Town: Bell County, Kentucky


BROOKS, HENRY E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Henry E. Brooks, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 24 April 1945. Staff Sergeant Brooks' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 32d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 55 (1945)
Born: May 17, 1919 at Oakland, California
Home Town: Maywood, California


BROOKS, KARL A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Karl A. Brooks, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 135th Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 1 July 1944, in Italy. Despite his own wounds, Private First Class Brooks determinedly and single-handedly held off a superior enemy German force in order to save seven of his wounded comrades.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 176 (1944)
Home Town: San Antonio, Texas


BROOKS, WAYNE H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Wayne H. Brooks, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 143d Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 13 - 14 December 1944. Private First Class Brooks' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 36th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 145 (1945)


*BROOKS, WILLIAM F. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to William F. Brooks, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Squad Leader in Company B, 2d Battalion, 101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 5 December 1944, near Sarre Union, France. Technical Sergeant Brooks voluntarily crawled forward two hundred yards through heavy enemy fire to destroy four hostile machine guns whose cross-fire had pinned down his platoon. Using hand grenades and automatic rifle fire, he wiped out the weapons, killed fifteen of the enemy and compelled the surrender of twenty others. Shortly thereafter, when his platoon was counterattacked by a large force of riflemen supported by four tanks, he borrowed a bazooka and firing four rockets, completely disabled one tank and forced the other to withdraw. Staff Sergeant Brooks' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 26th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-European Theater, General Orders No. 291 (1945)
Home Town: Lawrence, Kansas


*BROOKS, WILLIAM J. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to William J. Brooks (35076303), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company K, 341st Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 15 April 1945. Private First Class Brooks' 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. 137 (1945)
Home Town: Highland County, Ohio


BROSOKAS, VICTOR PETER
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Victor Peter Brosokas, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Headquarters Company, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 9 November 1942, near Arcola, Algeria. When the advance of his battalion and an attached artillery battalion was stopped by enemy fire, First Lieutenant Brosokas volunteered along with another man to go forward in a half track vehicle. They destroyed two machine gun positions and proceeded through the town machine gunning all resistance encountered.
Allied Force Headquarters, General Orders No. 32 (1942)
Home Town: Maiseville, Pennsylvania


BROUGHTON, RALPH S.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Ralph S. Broughton, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 15 August 1943. Corporal Broughton's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the South Pacific Area, General Orders No. 140 (1944)


BROWN, A. W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to A. W. Brown, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 31 May 1944. Sergeant Brown's intrepid actions, personal 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)


BROWN, BUSTER E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Buster E. Brown (37034212), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 134th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 16 July 1944, in the vicinity of St. Lo, Normandy, France. On that date Private Brown, engaged in action with his platoon which was being subjected to effective fire from an enemy machine gun nest, advanced alone against the enemy position and silenced it single-handedly. On 17 July 1944, Private Brown again distinguished himself above and beyond the call of duty while engaged in an action against the enemy with his platoon. While his entire company was under a heavy concentration of mortar, artillery and machine gun fire, Private Brown, armed with a BAR, courageously advanced alone to silence a disturbing machine gun nest. He was struck by a bullet while still 150 yards from the enemy position but, disregarding his wound, continued his lone advance firing steadily into the machine gun nest until he was once again wounded. His effective firing wiped out the enemy position. The cool-headed, calculated actions of Brown in the face of enemy fire; his complete disregard for his own safety, persistence against seemingly insurmountable obstacles and dogged determination resulted in facilitating the advance of his company and the saving of numerous of his comrades' lives. Private First Class Brown's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 35th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 59 (1944)
Home Town: Omaha, Nebraska


BROWN, COURTNEY P.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Courtney P. Brown, Lieutenant Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 23 March 1943. Lieutenant Colonel Brown's outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army-North African Theater of Operations, General Orders No. 48 (1943)
Home Town: Monroe Township, New Jersey


BROWN, ELMER H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Elmer H. Brown, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 306th Infantry Regiment, 77th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 20 April 1945. Private First Class Brown's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 77th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 13 (1946)


BROWN, ERNEST L.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Ernest L. Brown, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Commanding Officer, Company L, 3d Battalion, 57th Infantry Regiment, Philippine Scouts, in action against enemy forces on 12 January 1942, at Bataan, Philippine Islands. On that date Captain Brown led his men across a dangerous stretch of rice paddies and launched a counterattack. He placed himself at the head of the assault wave and drove forward in the fierce resistance and completely routed the enemy. Captain Brown's gallant leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 223 (1945)


BROWN, FRANK MELVILLE
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Frank Melville Brown, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company D, 2d Battalion, 22d Infantry Regiment, Philippine Scouts, in action against enemy forces on 18 January 1942 at Abucay, Bataan, Philippine Islands. Seeing two Marines lying wounded only a short distance from the enemy positions, First Lieutenant Brown ran across open ground between the lines to the first Marine. Moving him back to the Filipino foxholes, under heavy enemy fire, he ran back for the second man. Because of the man's severe wounds, Lieutenant Brown dashed back alone to the Filipino lines, picked up a stretcher, ran back through enemy fire and carried the wounded on the stretcher. First Lieutenant Brown's intrepid actions, personal 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.
War Department, General Orders No. 104 (1946)
Home Town: Chatham, New York


*BROWN, FRED H. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Fred H. Brown (34190254), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 304th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 10 April 1945. Staff Sergeant Brown's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 7th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 274 (1945)
Home Town: Rutherford County, Tennessee
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Silver Star (WWII), Bronze Star, Purple Heart


BROWN, HARRY L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Harry L. Brown, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 363d Infantry Regiment, 91st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 18 April 1945. First Lieutenant Brown's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 91st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 95 (1945)


BROWN, HENRY C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Henry C. Brown, Staff Sergeant, 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 26 March 1945. Staff Sergeant Brown's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 254 (1945)


BROWN, JOHN C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John C. Brown, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 40th Tank Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 26 March 1945. Lieutenant Colonel Brown's intrepid actions, personal 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. 587 (October 8, 1945)


*BROWN, JOSEPH M. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Joseph M. Brown (39600293), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 15th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 15 August 1944. Staff Sergeant Brown'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. 10 (1945)
Home Town: Sheridan, Montana
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Purple Heart


*BROWN, MORRIS H., JR. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Morris H. Brown, Jr. (12167187), Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company D, 781st Tank Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 7 and 8 April 1945. Corporal Brown'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. 445 (August 27, 1945)
Home Town: Erie County, New York


BROWN, RALPH T.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Ralph T. Brown, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company K, 376th Infantry Regiment, 94th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 16 March 1945. Captain Brown'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 94th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 146 (1945)


BROWN, RALPH W. D. (DNB)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Ralph W. D. Brown (0-20862), Captain (Chaplain), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 8 December 1942. Chaplain Brown's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 18 (1942)
Home Town: Gooding, Idaho


BROWN, RAY J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Ray J. Brown (35583150), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company D, 413th Infantry Regiment, 104th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 23 February 1945, in Germany. Observing an enemy machine gun holding up the remainder of his company from crossing the Roer River, threatening men who had crossed, Sergeant Brown, having previously crossed, worked his way toward the enemy weapon and temporarily silenced it with a hand grenade. When the gun opened fire soon after, he flanked the position and fired his carbine until his supply of ammunition was spent. With his empty carbine, he rushed the gun position and after fierce hand-to-hand fighting, forced the gun crew to surrender. Sergeant Brown's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 104th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 8 (January 18, 1946)
Home Town: Indiana


*BROWN, VIRGIL L. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Virgil L. Brown (20927377), First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 183d Field Artillery Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 28 July 1944, at Normandy, France. First Sergeant Brown'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: Idaho Falls, Idaho


BROWN, WALLACE E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Wallace E. Brown, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 36th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, in action against enemy forces on 17 April 1945. Sergeant Brown's intrepid actions, personal 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. 298 (1945)


*BROWNE, BARRY D. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Barry D. Browne (0-21099), Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 420th Field Artillery Battalion, in action against enemy forces from 20 to 24 December 1944. Lieutenant Colonel Browne's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 41 (1945)
Home Town: Bexar County, Texas


BRUBECK, SHIELDS A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Shields A. Brubeck, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 31 July 1944. Captain Brubeck's outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces-China/Burma/India, General Orders No. 131 (1944)


BRUCKER, HERBERT
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Herbert Brucker, Technician Third Grade, 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 27 May 1944 to 11 September 1944. Technician Third Grade Brucker's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, European Theater of Operations, U.S. Army, General Orders No. 32 (1945)


BRUNS, RAYMOND E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Raymond E. Bruns, Technician Fourth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 4th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, in action against enemy forces on 10 October 1944. Technician Fourth Grade Bruns' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 93 (1944)


BRYAN, CHARLES B.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Charles B. Bryan, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 3d Battalion, 358th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 10 November 1944, in France. On that date Captain Bryan fearlessly led his company in a bold assault on a strong enemy position near Inglange, France, inspiring his men by his conspicuous, heroic leadership. Following his example, the company assaulted with bayonets and grenades and killed and captured nearly a hundred of the enemy. On 11 November, Captain Bryan again distinguished himself by personally leading his company against another strong enemy position, again inspiring his men to take the objective and inflict tremendous losses of men and materiel upon the enemy. Captain Bryan's heroic determination, personal bravery 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. 60 (1945)
Born: April 5, 1919 at Charleston, South Carolina


*BRYANT, AUSTIN D. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Austin D. Bryant (20932435), 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 20 and 21 February 1945. Staff Sergeant Bryant's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 25th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 42 (1945)
Home Town: Douglas County, Oregon
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Silver Star (WWII), Bronze Star, 2@ Purple Hearts


BUCCI, JOSEPH R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Joseph R. Bucci, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 11 September 1944. Private First Class Bucci's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 9 (1945)


*BUCHOLZ, FRED HENRY (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Fred Henry Bucholz (36368645), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 32d Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 4 February 1944. Private First Class Bucholz's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 7th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces-Central Pacific Area, General Orders No. 105 (1944)
Home Town: DuPage County, Illinois


*BUCKLEY, FRANK E. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Frank E. Buckley (0-1321607), Second Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 11 May 1944. Second Lieutenant Buckley'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. 159 (1944)
Home Town: Lakewood, New Jersey


*BUCKNER, SIMON B., JR. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Simon B. Buckner, Jr. (0-2370), Lieutenant General, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 10th Army, in action against enemy forces on 18 June 1945. Lieutenant General Buckner's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces-Middle Pacific, General Orders No. 5 (1945)
Home Town: Hart County, Kentucky


BUDAI, GEORGE C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to George C. Budai, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 May 1945. Technical Sergeant Budai's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 32d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 7 (1946)
Home Town: Coppersville, Michigan


BUDD, ALBERT L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Albert L. Budd, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 359th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 11 November 1944. Captain Budd'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. 55 (1945)


*BUEHRIG, ELMER P. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Elmer P. Buehrig (17007442), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 31st Infantry Regiment, Philippine Scouts, in action against enemy forces on 17 January 1942, in the vicinity of Abucay Hacienda, Philippine Islands. Private Buehrig's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 27 (1942)
Home Town: St. Louis, Missouri


BUENO, JOHN
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John Bueno, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 105th Engineer Combat Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 22 and 23 December 1944. Sergeant Bueno's intrepid actions, personal 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. 119 (1945)


BUESCHER, PETER P.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Peter P. Buescher, Captain (Armor), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 748th Tank Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 19 and 20 February 1945. Captain Buescher's intrepid actions, personal 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. 55 (1945)


*BUGG, WOODROW (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Woodrow Bugg (35460617), Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 318th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 10 April 1945. Technical Sergeant Bugg's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 80th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 168 (1945)
Home Town: Boyle County, Kentucky
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Bronze Star, 2@ Purple Hearts


BUHRING, MARION R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Marion R. Buhring, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 1st Infantry Regiment, 6th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 9 August 1945. Private First Class Buhring's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 6th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 168 (1946)


*BUJNOWSKI, FRANK B. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Frank B. Bujnowski (32252715), Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 398th Infantry Regiment, 100th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 April 1945, in the vicinity of Odheim, Germany. Technical Sergeant Bujnowski'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 100th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 589 (1945)
Home Town: Amsterdam, New York


BULLOCK, JESSE H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Jesse H. Bullock, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 32d Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces from 22 to 28 May, 1943, at Attu Island, Territory of Alaska. In action against the enemy near the junction of Massacre and Sarana Valleys on 22 May, Sergeant Bullock's platoon leader was severely wounded. Despite having received a shoulder wound himself, Sergeant Bullock refused to abandon his men and assumed command of the platoon. For seven days he continued to lead his men although his right arm was useless. He never mentioned his wound, and many of his men did not realize he had been hit. During this period Sergeant Bullock's platoon was constantly in close contact with the enemy. The platoon, though seriously depleted fought on in spite of precipitous mountain terrain and severe rain and snow storms. Sergeant Bullock continued to exercise courageous leadership over his men until 28 May, when he was critically wounded by machine gun fire. His unwavering dedication of himself to his men and to his duty contributed invaluably to the progress of his company's advance. Staff Sergeant Bullock's gallant leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 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: Merced, California


*BUNKER, WALLACE L. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Wallace L. Bunker (20702944), Private, 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 20 February 1943, in North Africa. Private Bunker'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. 37 (1943)
Home Town: O'Brien County, Iowa


*BURBANK, JESSE C. (MIA-KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Jesse C. Burbank (R-858022), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company M, 31st Infantry Regiment, Philippine Scouts, in action against enemy forces from 22 to 24 January 1942, in the vicinity of Abucay Hacienda, Philippine Islands. Sergeant Burbank's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 37 (1942)
Home Town: Cement, Oklahoma


*BURGIN, JAMES F. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to James F. Burgin (38071885), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 30 June 1944. Private First Class Burgin's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 61 (1944)
Home Town: Lea County, New Mexico


BURKE, ROBERT C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Robert C. Burke, First Lieutenant (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 118th Field Artillery Battalion, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 4 October, 1944, in Germany. On that date Lieutenant Burke was serving as a forward observer for the 118th Field Artillery Battalion which was supporting the 117th Infantry Regiment in an assault upon the Siegfried Line. The enemy launched a determined counterattack throughout an active front which threatened to overrun positions. After he had delivered effective artillery fire upon the enemy in his sector, Lieutenant Burke learned that the forward observer at another post had become a casualty and the enemy was succeeding in counterattacking the sector which had no effective artillery support. Voluntarily and in the face of seemingly certain death, he left his position and moved over a route which was being subjected to extremely heavy enemy fire, including direct fire from a German tank. Arriving at the observation post at which his fellow observer had been wounded, he discovered that it was now occupied by the enemy. Moving in to the vicinity of the first company he had supported, he selected an observation post on the third floor of a building from which he directed effective artillery fires which turned the hostile attack into a decisive defeat. An estimated regiment of the foe was defeated in its attack on a single infantry company. First Lieutenant Burke's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 30th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 72 (1944)
Home Town: Booker, Texas


BURKO, ADAM F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Adam F. Burko, Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 105th Engineer Combat Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 22 December 1944. Technician Fifth Grade Burko's intrepid actions, personal 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. 118 (1945)


BURKS, GENE P.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Gene P. Burke, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 38th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, in action against enemy forces on 7 March 1945. Private First Class Burke's intrepid actions, personal 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. 63 (1945)


BURKS, VIRGIL S.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Virgil S. Burks, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 318th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 11 April 1945. Staff Sergeant Burks' intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 222 (1945)


*BURLAZZI, JOSEPH L. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Joseph L. Burlazzi (12009274), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 23 May 1943, in the vicinity of Tunisia. Private Burlazzi's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army-North African Theater of Operations, General Orders No. 47 (1943)
Home Town: Belleville, New Jersey


BURN, WILLIAM R.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William R. Burn (0-402201), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 12 January 1943, at Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. Lieutenant Burn led a small group in an assault to obtain a foothold on an enemy occupied hill position. A foothold on this hill was of extreme importance to the success of operations in this area. Early in the action Lieutenant Burn was slightly wounded by a bullet which passed through his helmet and hit his ear. In spite of this wound he continued to lead the assault and personally accounted for several of the enemy. The courage displayed by Lieutenant Burn was an inspiration to his men and thus greatly contributed to the successful accomplishment of this important mission. 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 25th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the South Pacific Area, General Orders No. 83 (April 8, 1943)
Born: May 25, 1914 at Leadville, Colorado
Home Town: Leadville, Colorado


*BURNETTE, STERLING S. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Sterling S. Burnette (0-383615), Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 1st Battalion, 317th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 11 November 1944. Lieutenant Colonel Burnette's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 80th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 21 (1945)
Home Town: Berkshire County, Massachusetts


BURNS, EDWARD M.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Edward M. Burns, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 129th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 13 and 14 February 1945. Staff Sergeant Burns' intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 380 (1945)


BURNS, GEORGE E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to George E. Burns (32780093), Sergeant, 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 5 December 1944, in Germany. On the morning of 5 December 1944, the enemy launched a vicious counterattack with tanks and infantry on the company to which Sergeant Burns was assigned. An enemy tank penetrated the company's position, knocking out the antitank defense, delivering direct fire on the company command post, destroying all communications and wounding the company commander. Realizing that his platoon's bazookas had been destroyed, Sergeant Burns, at great risk to his life and in the face of direct fire from the enemy tank and supporting infantry, ran from house to house until he found a bazooka and ammunition. Unable to find a covered position providing a field of fire, Sergeant Burns fired the bazooka from a point in the open skeet, seeking cover only to load his weapon. He fired a total of 10 rounds at the enemy tank, killing eight of the supporting infantrymen and setting the tank on fire with a well-aimed round through the tank's ventilator. The tank was forced to withdraw and, at great risk to his life, Sergeant Burns courageously pursued it down the open street, stopped the tank with his last round, and killed the crew with his rifle as they abandoned the burning tank. Sergeant Burns' courageous actions, far 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. 28 (1945)
Home Town: New York, New York


*BURNS, JAMES P. (KIA)
(First Award)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to James P. Burns (0-265547), Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 19 and 24 May 1945. Lieutenant Colonel Burns' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 32d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 99 (1945)
Home Town: Clarke County, Virginia
Personal Awards: 2@ Distinguished Service Crosses (WWII), Silver Star (WWII), Bronze Star, 3@ Purple Hearts


*BURNS, JAMES P. (KIA)
(Second Award)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to James P. Burns (0-265547), Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces during World War II. Lieutenant Colonel Burns' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 32d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Home Town: Clarke County, Virginia
Personal Awards: 2@ Distinguished Service Crosses (WWII), Silver Star (WWII), Bronze Star, 3@ Purple Hearts


BURNS, SAMIE
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Samie Burns, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with a Coast Artillery Battalion (AA), in action against enemy forces in December 1942, in the Philippine Islands. Private First Class Burns' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Allied Force Headquarters, General Orders No. 8 (1943)


BURNS, WALTER J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Walter J. Burns, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 204th Military Police Company, in action against enemy forces on 9 November 1942, During Operation TORCH in North Africa. Second Lieutenant Burns' intrepid actions, personal 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. 18 (1943)


BURNSHAW, EDWARD C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Edward C. Burnshaw (33472463), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Cannon Company, 302d Infantry Regiment, 94th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 19 February 1945, in Germany. During an attack on Oberleuken, Germany, Private First Class Burnshaw was seriously wounded by an exploding enemy mine. Although suffering intense pain and weakened by additional wounds, he maintained artillery fire on the enemy positions. He lay in his exposed position for eleven hours and courageously refused attempts to evacuate him n the grounds that it would endanger the lives of his rescuers. Private First Class Burnshaw's heroic, unselfish actions, personal bravery 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. 153 (June 25, 1945)


BURR, HERBERT HOOVER
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Herbert Hoover Burr, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 41st Tank Battalion, 11th Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 15 January 1944. Private First Class Burr's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 11th Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 52 (1945)
Born: September 13, 1920 at St. Joseph, Missouri
Home Town: Kansas City, Missouri
Personal Awards: Medal of Honor (WWII), Distinguished Service Cross (WWII)


BURTON, LAWRENCE E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Lawrence E. Burton, First Lieutenant (Cavalry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 83d Cavalry Reconnaissance, 83d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 29 and 30 June and on 1 July 1944. First Lieutenant Burton's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty 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, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 512 (1945)
Home Town: Loveland, Colorado


BURTON, WILLIAM H., JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William H. Burton, Jr., Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 46th Armored Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 30 November 1944. Lieutenant Colonel Burton's intrepid actions, personal 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. 13 (1945)


*BURZO, JAMES A. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to James A. Burzo (32780531), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 29 September 1944. Sergeant Burzo'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: Kings County, New York


*BUSCHLEN, ARTHUR B. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Arthur B. Buschlen (35011959), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Headquarters Company, 2d Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. Sergeant Buschlen'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. 94 (1944)
Home Town: Lakewood, Ohio


BUSHER, CARLETON
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Carleton Busher, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 16 July 1943. Staff Sergeant Busher's intrepid actions, personal 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. 412 (1944)


*BUSSARD, JOHN E. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to John E. Bussard (36580619), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 11 and 12 March 1944. Private First Class Bussard'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. Army Forces in the South Pacific Area, General Orders No. 836 (1944)
Home Town: Wayne County, Michigan


BUSSARD, ROBERT G.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Robert G. Bussard, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 378th Infantry Regiment, 95th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 15 November 1944. Staff Sergeant Bussard's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 95th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 297 (1945)


BUSSEY, CHARLES H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Charles H. Bussey, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 135th Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 1 February 1944. Private First Class Bussey's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 143 (1944)


BUTLER, BENJAMIN J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Benjamin J. Butler, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 168th Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 29 and 30 November 1943, near Pantano, Italy. While under heavy fire, Captain Butler personally led his company in an attack against the enemy. After gaining its first objective, the company was counter attacked by the enemy who broke through the company's right flank. Captain Butler took one squad of a flank platoon, led this small group forward to stop the enemy, and then rallied his company to regain lost ground. That afternoon the enemy attacked again, and Captain Butler immediately left his place of safety to lead elements of his company through heavy fire in a bayonet charge against the enemy. His actions inspired his men to break up the attack. Throughout the night, Captain Butler made constant inspections under enemy small arms fire, encouraging his men and keeping them on the alert against further attack. The following afternoon the enemy assaulted again. During this action Captain Butler made his way through heavy artillery, mortar and small arms fire to each platoon to direct the defense. Although wounded during this action, he continued to lead his men until his company was relieved. His courageous and gallant actions were an inspiration to the officers and men serving under him and exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States, reflecting great credit upon himself, the 34th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 39 (1944)
Home Town: Mayslick, Kentucky


BUTLER, FREDERICK B.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Frederick B. Butler, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 168th Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces in October 1943. Colonel Butler's outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 34th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 9 (1944)


*BUTLER, GEORGE W. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to George W. Butler (0-460088), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 11 June 1944. First Lieutenant Butler's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 111 (1944)
Home Town: Travelers Rest, South Carolina


BUTTERFIELD, RICHARD S.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Richard S. Butterfield (20721319), Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 1st Battalion, 134th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 21 July 1944 at St. Lo, Normandie, France. On 21 July 1944 the 1st Battalion, 134th Infantry was occupying the town of St. Lo, Normandie, France, with the Battalion Command Post located in a cemetery. The Medical Detachment, 1st Battalion, was situated in a mill at the north-east outskirts of town. At approximately 1400, while and ambulance was being loaded adjacent to the mill, several enemy howitzer shells hit the mill and the area around the ambulance. At that particular time, Corporal Butterfield, Medical Non-Commissioned Officer, was engaged in loading a shell concussion victim into the ambulance. He threw himself over the patient holding him down and protecting him with his own body. Corporal Butterfield's gallant action; his unselfish zeal in protecting a patient, above and beyond the call of duty, resulted in the patient receiving merely some shell fragment wounds, enabling his being evacuated in good condition. Corporal Butterfield, however, as a result of his action, had his right leg blown off and the left leg badly fractured. The splendid bravery Corporal Butterfield, his utter disregard for his own safety, merits the emblazoning of his name in the annals of the Medical Corps. 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 35th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 59 (1944)


BUTTS, RAYMOND O.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Raymond O. Butts, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 25 February 1945. Private Butts' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 30th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 204 (1945)


BUZZARD, CLIFFORD W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Clifford W. Buzzard, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 7 August 1944. Private First Class Buzzard's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 30th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 75 (1944)
Home Town: Goodman, Missouri


BYARS, DAVID O.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to David O. Byars, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 2d Battalion, 328th Infantry Regiment, 26th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 14 November 1944. Lieutenant Colonel Byars' intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 10 (1945)


BYERS, CLOVIS ETHELBERT
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Clovis Ethelbert Byers, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Commanding General, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 15 December 1942. Brigadier General Byers' intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 63 (1942)
Born: November 5, 1899 at Columbus, Ohio
Home Town: Columbus, Ohio


BYERS, D. C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to D. C. Byers, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 141st Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 12 and 13 December 1944. Second Lieutenant Byers' intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 297 (1945)


BYRD, HERSCHEL A. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Herschel A. Byrd (39010939), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy during World War II. Staff Sergeant Byrd'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: Napa, California


BYRN, DELMONT K.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Delmont K. Byrn, Captain (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 from 7 to 12 August 1944. Captain Byrn'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 30th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 95 (1945)


BYRUM, LEON
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Leon Byrum, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 15 December 1944. Staff Sergeant Byrum's intrepid actions, personal 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. 55 (1945)

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