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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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*MAAS, WILLARD H. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Willard H. Maas (0-1321318), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 29 January 1945. Second Lieutenant Maas' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 90th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 81 (1945)
Home Town: Cook County, Illinois


MABRY, GEORGE LAFAYETTE, JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to George Lafayette Mabry, Jr., Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 2d Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. Captain Mabry's outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 4th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 32 (1944)
Born: September 14, 1917 at Sumter, South Carolina
Home Town: Sumpter, South Carolina
Personal Awards: Medal of Honor (WWII), Distinguished Service Cross (WWII)


MacARTHUR, DOUGLAS A.
(Third Award)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting a Second Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Third Award of the Distinguished Service Cross to Douglas A. Macarthur (0-57), General of the Army, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 26 January 1945. General Macarthur'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 and the United States Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 46 (1946)
Born: January 26, 1880 at Little Rock, Arkansas
Home Town: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Personal Awards: Medal of Honor (WWII), 2@ Distinguished Service Crosses (WWI), Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), 5 Army Distinguished Service Medals, Navy Distinguished Service Meal, 7@ Silver Stars


MacCONCHIE, HOWARD P.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Howard P. MacConchie, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. First Lieutenant MacConchie's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 99 (1944)


MacDONNELL, THEODORE R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Theodore R. MacDonnell, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the Chemical Warfare Services, in action against enemy forces on 21 April 1945. Sergeant MacDonnell's intrepid actions, personal 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, Tenth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 141 (1945)


*MACEK, CHARLES S. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Charles S. Macek (36409791), Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces on 12 September 1944. Corporal Macek's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 121 (1944)
Home Town: Van Buren County, Michigan


MacGOWAN, JOHN R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John R. MacGowan, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Headquarters Company, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 16 November 1942, during the Papuan Campaign in New Guinea. Staff Sergeant MacGowan's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 1 (1943)
Home Town: Wisconsin


MacGREGOR, DUANE B.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Duane B. MacGregor, Technician Fourth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with a Tank Destroyer Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 11 September 1944. Technician Fourth Grade MacGregor's intrepid actions, personal 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. 57 (1945)


MacHOST, NORRIS C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Norris C. Machost, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 24 October 1944. Private First Class Machost's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces-Pacific Ocean Areas, General Orders No. 51 (1945)


MACK, DAVID
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to David Mack, Technician Fourth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman, in action against enemy forces from 17 June to 12 July 1944, at Saipan. During the period this unit was engaged with the enemy, Technician Mack, with complete disregard for personal safety and at the risk of his life, left covered positions in numerous instances, crossed open terrain under heavy enemy fire, and succeeded in administering first aid and evacuating casualties under tremendously hazardous conditions, frequently covering the victim's withdrawal with small arms fire until the wounded man reached safety. Often going to the aid of a casualty in the dark of the night, he constantly braved the danger of being hit by our own or enemy fire. On reaching the injured man he would protect him with his own body while caring for the wounds. During the entire Saipan operation the actions of Technician Fourth Grade Mack were of almost incredible bravery. His devoted care to the men of the unit to which he was attached was far beyond the call of duty; his daring was a byword and his example an inspiration to all with whom he came in contact. Technician Fourth Grade Mack's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces-Pacific Ocean Areas, General Orders No. 52 (1944)
Home Town: Pembroke Pines, Florida


*MacKENZIE, WILLIAM LESLIE (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to William Leslie MacKenzie (0-1102365), First Lieutenant (Corps of Engineers), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 16 July 1943. First Lieutenant MacKenzie'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. 344 (1943)
Home Town: Marquette County, Wisconsin


MACKOWIAK, CLEMENT S.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Clement S. Mackowiak, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 135th Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 January 1944. Private Mackowiak's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 59 (1944)
Born: November 5, 1922 at South Bend, Indiana
Home Town: South Bend, Indiana


MacLENNAN, NORMAN H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Norman H. MacLennan, Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Cannon Company, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 9 November 1942. Technician Fifth Grade MacLennan's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 18 (1943)


MacNAB, ALEXANDER J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Alexander J. MacNab, Lieutenant Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces from 10 December 1942 to 3 January 1943, during the Papuan Campaign at Buna, New Guinea. Lieutenant Colonel MacNab'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 32d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 34 (1943)
Home Town: Vermont


MacNEELY, CARLTON O.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Carlton O. MacNeely, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 2d Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. Lieutenant Colonel MacNeely's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 4th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 32 (1944)


MacNIDER, HANFORD
(Third Award)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting a Second Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Third Award of the Distinguished Service Cross to Hanford MacNider, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces during World War II. Brigadier General MacNider's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, South West Pacific Area, General Orders No. 12 (1943)
Born: at Mason City, Iowa
Home Town: Mason City, Iowa
Personal Awards: 2@ Distinguished Service Crosses (WWI), Distinguished Service Cross (WWII)


*MacRACKEN, JAMES D. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to James D. Macracken, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 315th Engineer Combat Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 5 August 1944. Private Macracken'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-European Theater, General Orders No. 43 (1947)


*MACZYNSKI, JOSEPH F. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Joseph F. Maczynski (32952342), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 145th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 12 February 1945. Private First Class Maczynski's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 37th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 63 (1945)
Home Town: New Castle County, Delaware


MADISON, JAMES M.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to James M. Madison, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 19 and 24 May 1943. Sergeant Madison's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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)


*MADOKORO, HARRY FUMIO (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Harry Fumio Madokoro (31916617), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company K, 3d Battalion, 442d Regimental Combat Team, attached to the 34th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 7 July 1944 near Molino A Ventoabbto, and on 16 and 17 July 1944 in Luciana, Italy. During the final assault on an enemy held hill, Private First Class Madokoro advanced ahead of his squad to a strategic position from which he could deliver effective automatic rifle fire. Partly exposed to enemy fire, he scanned his sector of the slope for targets. He leveled his automatic rifle on a nest of snipers, forcing them to disperse. Throughout the bitter fight he held his position, neutralizing another enemy nest and pinning down the enemy to enable his platoon to take the hill. Again at Luciana, Italy, Private First Class Madokoro occupied an advanced position and proceeded to fire on the enemy entrenched on the outskirts of the town. With heavy fire directed at him, he stubbornly held his position and provided covering fire when his squad was forced to withdraw because of a concentrated artillery and mortar barrage. The following day, when his squad became separated from the remainder of the company within the town, Private First Class Madokoro provided flank protection against determined enemy attacks. A group of enemy soldiers entered a nearby draw and threw hand grenades into the enemy position. On another occasion he left his position and silenced a machine pistol position with a grenade. Still later in the course of the battle, he approached an enemy machine gun nest and silenced it by firing from a kneeling position. By his stubborn determination, conspicuous devotion to duty and courage, Private First Class Madokoro inspired his squad in preventing the enemy's escape while his company closed in to occupy the town. Private First Class Madokoro's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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 (November 16, 1944)
Born: 1912 at Watsonville, California
Home Town: Watsonville, California


MADSEN, ELMER S.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Elmer S. Madsen, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman, in action against enemy forces on 25 January 1945. Private First Class Madsen's intrepid actions, personal 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. 110 (1945)


*MADSEN, OVA IRVING (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Ova Irving Madsen (17116656), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 406th Infantry Regiment, 102d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 28 February 1945. Staff Sergeant Madsen's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 102d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 191 (1945)
Home Town: Superior, Nebraska


*MAGER, IRVIN A. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Irvin A. Mager (0-1321319), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 7 June 1944. Second Lieutenant Mager's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 4th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 32 (1944)
Home Town: Milwaukee, Wisconsin


MAGLAYA, JESUS
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Jesus Maglaya, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 21st Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 13 March 1942. First Lieutenant Maglaya's intrepid actions, personal 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 in the Philippines, General Orders No. 15 (1942)


MAGPANTAY, JOAQUIN
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Joaquin Magpantay, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company D, 41st Infantry Regiment, Philippine Scouts, in action against enemy forces on 17 January 1942. Sergeant Magpantay's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 40 (1942)


*MAGUIRE, THOMAS A. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Thomas A. Maguire (0-1012567), First Lieutenant (Armor), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 10th Tank Battalion, 5th Armored Division, in action against enemy forces from 29 November to 5 December 1944. First Lieutenant Maguire's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 5th Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, European Theater of Operations, U.S. Army, General Orders No. 96 (1945)
Home Town: Marion, Indiana


*MAHLER, EVERETT L. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Everett L. Mahler (37198770), Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman, in action against enemy forces in April 1943, at Anzio, Italy. Technician Fifth Grade Mahler'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. 32 (1943)
Home Town: Guthrie County, Iowa


*MALIKOWSKI, JOSEPH J. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Joseph J. Malikowski (20131891), Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company M, 169th Infantry Regiment, 43d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 20 January 1945. Technical Sergeant Malikowski'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. 296 (1945)
Home Town: Hartford, Connecticut


MALLETTE, JAMES I.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to James I. Mallette, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company K, 31st Infantry Regiment, Philippine Scouts, in action against enemy forces on 24 January 1942, in the vicinity of Abucay Hacienda in the Philippine Islands. Sergeant Mallette's intrepid actions, personal 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: Los Angeles, California


MALONE, HENRY A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Henry A. Malone (34355017), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 413th Infantry Regiment, 104th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 3 November 1944, in Germany. When the assault elements of his battalion met five enemy tanks and one tank pinned his company down at close range, Sergeant Malone immediately took aggressive action with his rocket launcher. Exposing himself to enemy sniper fire, he made his way to a coverless position within sixty yards of the enemy tank. Despite intense small arms fire which his action drew, Sergeant Malone fired four well-aimed rounds, setting the tank afire and forcing it to withdraw. Private First Class Malone's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 242 (1945)
Home Town: Georgia


MALONEY, ARTHUR A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Arthur A. Maloney (0-21297), Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Headquarters, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 9 June 1944, in France. When Lieutenant Colonel Maloney observed that one of his battalions in an attempted assault was giving way before the withering enemy fire, he immediately went forward. He discovered that the Battalion commander had been killed and that no other Staff Officer was available to take command. Lieutenant Colonel Maloney rallied and reorganized the battalion and personally led it in an assault against the enemy forces. In the assault, he personally directed a bazooka team in attacking and destroying an enemy tank. By his conspicuous courage and disregard of the enemy fire, he inspired the troops to carry on and secure their objective. Lieutenant Colonel Maloney's personal valor, outstanding leadership 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: Fairfield, Connecticut


*MALONEY, EDWARD V. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Edward V. Maloney (33140864), Staff Sergeant, 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 26 July 1944. Staff Sergeant Maloney'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. 64 (1945)
Home Town: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


MALONEY, JOHN S.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John S. Maloney (0-428979), Captain (Chaplain), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Regimental Chaplain with the 506th Parachute Infantry, 101st Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. Captain Maloney parachuted into occupied France with his regiment on D-Day, 6 June 1944. Completely disregarding his own personal safety, he assisted medical-aid men in administering first aid to the wounded under intense enemy machine gun fire. He further assisted in their evacuation under continuous mortar fire. Captain Maloney's fortitude, initiative and courage exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 101st Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 31 (July 1, 1944)
Home Town: New York


*MALUCHNIK, ALEXANDER (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Alexander Maluchnik (36782509), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 18 April 1945. Private First Class Maluchnik's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 2d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 198 (1945)
Home Town: Cook County, Illinois


*MANCILL, ALAN M. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Alan M. Mancill (33787955), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 66th Armored Infantry Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 16 January 1945. Private First Class Mancill'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. 570 (1945)
Home Town: Chester County, Illinois


MAND, ALOIS J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Alois J. Mand, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces on 30 April 1945, at Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands. While his platoon was preparing to advance, the enemy launched a desperate counterattack, the brunt of which fell upon the attached machine gun section, of which Sergeant Mand was a squad leader. During the action the section leader was killed, a gunner and assistant gunner were wounded and one of the machine guns was put out of action by enemy fire. The rifle platoon leader and a majority of his riflemen also became casualties. Sergeant Mand, although himself wounded, realized the seriousness of the situation and immediately assumed command. Unaided, he attempted to place effective fire on the enemy with the one remaining machine gun, but was denied its use by murderous enemy mortar, machine gun, and rifle fire. The Japanese tried to destroy his machine gun infiltrating the position but Sergeant Mand, through his alert action, killed the eight enemy infiltrators with carbine fire. After firing all of his carbine ammunition, Sergeant Mand recovered a B.A.R. from a wounded comrade and fought the enemy until the B.A.R. jammed. Suddenly an enemy light machine gun opened up from a position 50 yards to the front of his position. Sergeant Mand then reorganized the remainder of the section and with the few remaining riflemen continued to hold off the foe while the wounded were being evacuated and until a support platoon arrived to help secure the hill. This outstanding display of individual courage and devotion to duty on the part of Sergeant Mand was in a large part instrumental in stopping a strong enemy counterattack. His personal valor and determination, and zealous devotion to duty, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Tenth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 170 (1945)


MANESS, LEWIS E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Lewis E. Maness, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 2d Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 3 and 4 April 1945. Lieutenant Colonel Maness' intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 28 (1946)


MANGONON, NAPOLEON
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Napoleon Mangonon, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces from 3 to 10 February 1942. First Lieutenant Mangonon's intrepid actions, personal 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. 97 (1946)


MANN, THOMAS J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Thomas J. Mann (0-1169628), First Lieutenant (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Battery A, 344th Field Artillery Battalion, 90th Infantry Division in action against enemy forces on 17 January 1945, at Luxembourg. During a determined enemy attack near Oberwampach, Luxembourg, Lieutenant Mann, completely disregarding his own safety, established an observation post well in advance of the infantry and registered such accurate fire that the enemy was repulsed, leaving behind a large number of dead and several tanks. Later, when the enemy launched another attack in great force the Lieutenant again advanced ahead of the infantry to register artillery fire. His telephone was destroyed by shellfire, but undeterred, he took another position under a blazing tank from where he relayed such effective fire data by radio that the enemy was again routed, suffering heavy losses in men and material. First Lieutenant Mann's conspicuous heroism, his fearless determination and courageous 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. 74 (April 7, 1945)


MANNING, RICHARD D.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Richard D. Manning, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 2d Battalion, 513th Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 4 January 1945. First Lieutenant Manning's intrepid actions, personal 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. 109 (1945)
Home Town: Alabama


*MANNING, WALTER P. (MIA-KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Walter P. Manning (0-20056), Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving at the Fort Mills Station Hospital, Philippine Islands, in action against enemy forces during World War II. Lieutenant Colonel Manning'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: Cooper County, Missouri


MANSELL, JOHN F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John F. Mansell, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 11 February 1945. Private First Class Mansell's intrepid actions, personal 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. 125 (1945)


MANSFIELD, PAUL F.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Paul F. Mansfield (12014911), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 3d Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June, 1944, in France. Staff Sergeant Mansfield, leading a combat patrol, came upon a heavily wooded area known to contain snipers. His only approach lay across an open field. Staff Sergeant Mansfield, with complete disregard for his own safety, moved across the open field. Though immediately subjected to intense enemy sniper and machine gun fire, he fearlessly continued and located one of the machine guns. In the face of heavy enemy fire from this position, he destroyed the emplacement. He located other enemy positions by exposing himself to draw their fire, then signaled their location by the use of tracer bullets, enabling his platoon leader to direct accurate machine gun and mortar fire upon them. The personal bravery, aggressiveness and courage exhibited by Staff Sergeant Mansfield 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 Jersey


*MANTVILLE, JOHN R. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to John R. Mantville (31091711), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company I, 3d Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 5 March 1945. Sergeant Mantville'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, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 129 (1945)
Home Town: Boston, Massachusetts
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Silver Star (WWII), 2@ Bronze Stars, Purple Heart


MANUEL, HERMAN
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Herman Manuel, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 28 July 1944. Private First Class Manuel's intrepid actions, personal 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)


MANUEL, THOMAS
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Thomas Manuel, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 26 March 1945. Private First Class Manuel's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, XVIII Airborne Corps, General Orders No. 45 (1945)


*MANZ, RAYMOND (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Raymond Manz (36870534), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 42d Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, in action against enemy forces on 30 April 1945, in Czechoslovakia. Private First Class Manz'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. 234 (1945)
Home Town: Detroit, Michigan


*MAPLES, WILL A. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Will A. Maples (6275373), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 141st Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 11 February 1945. Sergeant Maples' 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. 171 (1945)
Home Town: Tarrant County, Texas
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Bronze Star, 2@ Purple Hearts


MARANA, ANDRONICO
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Andronico Marana, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 57th Infantry Regiment, Philippine Scouts, in action against enemy forces on 3 February 1942. Sergeant Marana's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 39 (1942)


*MARCHESI, FRANCIS E. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Francis E. Marchesi (11131415), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 24 January 1945. Private First Class Marchesi'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. 96 (1945)
Home Town: Boston, Massachusetts


*MARCOTTE, ARTHUR R. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Arthur R. Marcotte (31320823), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 23 January 1945, near Houssen, France. When his squad encountered deadly machine gun fire from wooded positions fifty yards to his front, Private First Class Marcotte advanced intrepidly over bullet-swept ground, firing his sub-machine gun from the hip. Twenty yards from the hostile emplacement, he killed the three-man crew with a hand grenade. Seconds later, a sniper's bullet ripped into his stomach. Mortally wounded, Private First Class Marcotte staggered blindly forward for thirty yards, fell exhausted on the ground and opened fire with his "Tommy Gun". He killed the sniper but died of his wounds a few minutes later. Private First Class Marcotte'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. 585 (October 6, 1945)
Home Town: Biddeford, Maine
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Bronze Star, 2@ Purple Hearts


*MAREAN, NORMAN H. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Norman H. Marean (0-362934), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 22 April 1945. First Lieutenant Marean'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. 86 (1945)
Home Town: Culpepper County, Virginia


MAREZ, JOE M.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Joe M. Marez, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 16 June 1944. Private Marez's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 48 (1944)


MARINELLI, JACK L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Jack L. Marinelli, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces during World War II. Captain Marinelli's intrepid actions, personal 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.


MARION, LAWRENCE B.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Lawrence B. Marion, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company M, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 24 December 1942, during the Papuan Campaign at Sanananda, New Guinea. Private Marion advanced through heavy machine gun fire and attacked a section of enemy trenches with hand grenades and enabled the unit to consolidate its position. 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 32d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 32 (1943)
Home Town: Michigan


*MARK, HENRY D. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Henry D. Mark (0-359858), First Lieutenant (Cavalry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 26th Cavalry Regiment, Philippine Scouts, in action against enemy forces on 24 December 1941, in the Philippine Islands. First Lieutenant Mark'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. 14 (1942)
Home Town: Los Angeles, California
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Silver Star (WWII), Purple Heart


*MARKEY, ALVIN (DNB)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Alvin Markey (0-738204), First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces during World War II. First Lieutenant Markey'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: Cuyahoga County, Ohio


*MARKIN, WILLIAM DOW (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to William Dow Markin (0-530136), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 370th Field Artillery Battalion, 99th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 20 December 1944. Second Lieutenant Markin'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 99th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 39 (1945)
Home Town: Ironton, Ohio


*MARKOVICH, ANTHONY L. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Anthony L. Markovich (33399546), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 61st Armored Infantry Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 20 February 1945. Private First Class Markovich'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. 261 (1945)
Home Town: Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania


MARLAND, SIDNEY P., JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Sidney P. Marland, Jr., Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Chief of Staff, 43d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 3 and 5 August 1943. Major Marland's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 43d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the South Pacific Area, General Orders No. 219 (1943)
Home Town: Danielson, Connecticut


MARLIN, RAYMOND B.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Raymond B. Marlin, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 26 July 1944. Lieutenant Colonel Marlin's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 2d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 29 (1944)


MARNELL, RICHARD L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Richard L. Marnell, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 2d Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 15 November 1944. Technical Sergeant Marnell's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 208 (1945)
Home Town: Amsterdam, New York


MAROUN, AUTREY JOSEPH
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Autrey Joseph Maroun, Lieutenant Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 2d Battalion, 378th Infantry Regiment, 95th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 15 November 1944, in the vicinity of Fort d'Illange, Thionville, France. Lieutenant Colonel Maroun'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 95th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 30 (1945)
Born: April 19, 1914 at Shreveport, Louisiana
Home Town: Shreveport, Louisiana


*MARQUART, FLOYD P. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Floyd P. Marquart (38207751), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with Company C, 1st Battalion, 502d Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 29 December 1944. Private First Class Marquart'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, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 100 (May 11, 1945)
Home Town: Port Arthur, Texas
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Silver Star (WWII), 3@ Purple Hearts


MARQUAT, WILLIAM
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William Marquat, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 1 February 1942. Brigadier General Marquat's intrepid actions, personal 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. 43 (1942)


MARSDEN, WILLIAM M.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William M. Marsden, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Commanding Officer of Company I, 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 1 December 1944, in Germany. During action near Duren, Germany, Captain Marsden was leading his company through a bitterly defended section of the Hurtgen Forest when they were subjected to devastating enemy artillery and mortar fire. As his men wavered in the face of the terrific fire, Captain Marsden moved forward shouting encouragement to his troops, skillfully and courageously led them around a mine field and continued the attack with accurate grenade and sub-machine gun fire, until seriously wounded. Inspired by his heroic leadership the company fought on and reduced the enemy positions. Captain Marsden's fearless, aggressive action, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 4th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 137 (June 11, 1945)
Home Town: Crewe, Virginia


*MARSH, JOHN W. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to John W. Marsh, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 10 July 1944. Captain Marsh'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, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 75 (1944)


MARSHALL, BUREN A. (MIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Buren A. Marshall, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 142d Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 25 September 1944, in France. When a large hostile force launched a savage counterattack and threatened to surround his platoon, necessitating its withdrawal across an exposed clearing, Private First Class Marshall remained in position to cover the movement with his automatic rifle. Although he became the target for the enemy fire, he calmly placed his weapon on a small rock wall and, sweeping the enemy with deadly fire, enabled his comrades to effect a successful withdrawal. While attempting to cross the clearing and rejoin his platoon, Private First Class. Marshall was seriously wounded in both legs by a burst of machine-gun fire. Unable to walk or crawl, but undaunted by his perilous situation, he again put his weapon into action and directed effective fire into the midst of the approaching enemy force, silencing one of the hostile machine-guns. Despite the intense pain of his wound, he continued firing until all of his ammunition had been expended. Private First Class Marshall's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 85 (1945)


MARSHALL, CARLEY L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Carley L. Marshall, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces in April 1943. Lieutenant Colonel Marshall's intrepid actions, personal 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. 24 (1943)


*MARSHALL, GEORGE F. (MIA-KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to George F. Marshall (0-019868), Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 6th Armored Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 November 1942, in Tunisia, North Africa. Lieutenant Colonel Marshall's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, European Theater of Operations, U.S. Army, General Orders No. 62 (1942)
Home Town: Clinton County, Missouri


MARSHALL, RICHARD JAQUELIN
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Richard Jaquelin Marshall, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 24 January 1942. Brigadier General Marshall's intrepid actions, personal 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. 43 (1942)
Born: June 16, 1895 at Markham, Virginia
Home Town: Norfolk, Virginia


MARSHALL, WILLIAM J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William J. Marshall, First Lieutenant (Cavalry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving Commanding the 1st Platoon, Company C, 8th Tank Battalion, 4th Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 10 September 1944, in the vicinity of Bayon, France. On that date the 1st Platoon was supporting elements of the Infantry Regiment in a crossing of the Canal de Est and the Moselle River near Bayon, France. When the advance of the infantry was halted by enemy fire between the canal and the river, Lieutenant Marshall, exhibiting great daring and initiative, personally led his tanks across the canal despite seemingly insurmountable obstacles of terrain. Still under fire and closely supporting the advance of the infantry, Lieutenant Marshall next succeeded in fording his tanks across the river and establishing a bridgehead on the far side, enabling the engineers to construct bridges so that other elements might cross. The outstanding accomplishments of Lieutenant Marshall, his personal courage under fire, and his loyal devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 4th Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 101 (1944)
Home Town: Orange, New Jersey


MARSZALEK, FRANK J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Frank J. Marszalek, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company D, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 27 April 1945. Sergeant Marszalek's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 3d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 646 (1945)


MARTIN, CHARLES S., JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Charles S. Martin, Jr., First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company H, 513th Parachute Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces from 28 to 30 March 1945. First Lieutenant Martin's intrepid actions, personal 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. 484 (1945)


MARTIN, CLARENCE A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Clarence A. Martin, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces from 3 December 1942 to 5 January 1943, during the Papuan Campaign at Buna, New Guinea. Colonel Martin'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 32d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, South West Pacific Area, General Orders No. 29 (1943)
Home Town: South Carolina


MARTIN, EUGENE
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Eugene Martin, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 10 and 11 March 1944. Staff Sergeant Martin's intrepid actions, personal 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. 99 (1944)


MARTIN, GLENN T.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Glenn T. Martin, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 3d Battalion, 22d Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 June 1944, in the vicinity of Chau De Fontenay, France. Private First Class Martin's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 4th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 21 (1945)
Home Town: Chatsworth, Georgia


MARTIN, KENNETH E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Kenneth E. Martin, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 757th Tank Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 30 April 1945. Staff Sergeant Martin's intrepid actions, personal 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. 95 (1945)


MARTIN, MAURICE L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Maurice L. Martin, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Office of Strategic Services, in action against enemy forces from 11 April 1944 to 10 September 1944. Private Martin's intrepid actions, personal 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. 31 (1945)


MARTIN, THOMAS E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Thomas E. Martin, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 12 January 1945. Sergeant Martin's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 101st Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 204 (1945)


MARTIN, WILLIAM B.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William B. Martin, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 34th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 16 and 17 April 1945. Second Lieutenant Martin's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 95 (1945)


*MARTIN, WILLIAM R. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to William R. Martin, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 184th Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 3 January 1945. Private Martin'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. 99 (1945)


MARTINEZ, ALBERT V.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Albert V. Martinez, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 143d Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 10 February 1945. Staff Sergeant Martinez's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 177 (1945)


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


MARTINEZ, GABRIEL R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Gabriel R. Martinez, First Lieutenant (Infantry), 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 26 December 1944. First Lieutenant Martinez's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 221 (1945)


MARTINEZ, JOSEPH R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Joseph R. Martinez, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces in March 1943. Private First Class Martinez's intrepid actions, personal 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. 25 (1943)


MARTLING, HAROLD N.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Harold N. Martling, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 133d Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 27 April 1945. Sergeant Martling's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 95 (1945)
Home Town: Gloversville, New York


MARZELLA, LAWRENCE
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Lawrence Marzella, First Sergeant, 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 1 and 2 March 1945. First Sergeant Marzella's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 178 (1945)


*MASCHING, EDWIN G. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Edwin G. Masching (36366180), Sergeant, 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 on 4 October 1944, in France. Sergeant Masching'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, European Theater of Operations, U.S. Army, General Orders No. 64 (1945)
Home Town: Odell, Illinois


*MASITIS, GEORGE (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to George Masitis (35587864), Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 25 April 1944. Technical Sergeant Masitis' 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. 2 (1945)
Home Town: Trumbull County, Ohio


MASKELL, JOHN W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John W. Maskell, First Lieutenant (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 242d Field Artillery Battalion, in action against enemy forces from 14 to 17 December 1944. First Lieutenant Maskell's intrepid actions, personal 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. 120 (1945)


MASNY, OTTO
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Otto Masny (0-1283639), Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while Commanding Company F, 2d Ranger Infantry Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. Captain Masny led his company in the face of heavy enemy fire on to the beach at "H" hour on D-Day. Although wounded in this initial landing, he refused to be evacuated and remained with his company on the narrow and insecure beachhead. Captain Masny's action was an example to his men and inspired them to put down three enemy counterattacks. A few days later, still refusing to be evacuated, he voluntarily, despite continuous enemy machine gun fire, led a patrol which destroyed an enemy ammunition dump. Captain Masny's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 28 (June 20, 1944)
Home Town: Illinois


MASON, DONALD P.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Donald P. Mason, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 12 and 21 November 1944. Technical Sergeant Mason's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 147 (1945)


*MASON, HARRY A. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Harry A. Mason (0-347231), Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 February 1945. Captain Mason's outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 25th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 179 (1945)
Home Town: Morganfield, Kentucky


MASON, JOHN H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John H. Mason, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 3d Battalion, 357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 28 October 1944. Lieutenant Colonel Mason's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 39 (1945)


MASSELLO, WILLIAM, JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William Massello, Jr., Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 60th Coast Artillery, in action against enemy forces on 6 May 1942, during the battle for Corregidor, in the Philippine Islands. While critically wounded and under continuing heavy fire, Major Massello directed artillery fire on the enemy and assisted his men in their firing operations until all of his guns were destroyed. 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.
War Department, General Orders No. 125 (1946)


MASSEY, JOHN W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John W. Massey, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 1 July 1943. Corporal Massey's intrepid actions, personal 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. 232 (1943)


*MASTERS, WILLIAM W. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to William W. Masters (6285081), Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company K, 358th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 21 March 1945. Technical Sergeant Masters' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 90th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 131 (1945)
Home Town: Johnson County, Texas


*MASUDA, KAZUO (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Kazuo Masuda (39166362), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 2d Battalion, 442d Regimental Combat Team, attached to the 34th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 July 1944, near Molino A Ventoabbto and from 27 to 28 August 1944, on the Arno River near Florence, Italy. On 6 July 1944, while his advanced observation post was the target of heavy mortar and artillery barrages, Staff Sergeant Masuda crawled two hundred yards to the mortar section, secured a mortar tube and ammunition and returned to the observation post. Using his helmet as a base-plate, Staff Sergeant Masuda single-handedly directed effective fire upon the enemy for twelve hours, inflicting heavy casualties and repulsing two major enemy counterattacks. On 27 - 28 August 1944, Staff Sergeant Masuda voluntarily led two men on a night patrol across the Arno River and through the heavily mined and booby-trapped north bank. Hearing movements to his right, he ordered his men to cover him while he crawled forward and discovered that a strong enemy force had surrounded them. Realizing that he was trapped, he ordered his men to withdraw while he boldly engaged two enemy automatic weapons. At the sacrifice of his life, he enabled his comrades to escape with valuable information which materially aided the successful crossing of the Arno River. The gallant heroism and selfless devotion to duty of Staff Sergeant Masuda 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. 95 (1945)
Born: November 30, 1918 at Westminster, California
Home Town: Santa Ana, California


*MATHEWS, JAMES E. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to James E. Mathews (7081874), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 39th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 12 October 1944. Private Mathews' 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. 96 (1944)
Home Town: Fayette County, Alabama


*MATHEWS, JOHN H. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to John H. Mathews (0-018626), Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Executive Officer, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces in July 1943. Lieutenant Colonel Mathews' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 32 (1943)
Born: July 31, 1908 at Cass, West Virginia
Home Town: Fairfield County, Connecticut


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


MATHIS, WALTER W.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Walter W. Mathis (38063663), Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Battery A, 344th Field Artillery Battalion, 90th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 17 January 1945, in Luxembourg. During a determined enemy attack near Oberwampach, Luxembourg, Corporal Mathis on two occasions, completely disregarding his own safety, advanced through intense fire, beyond the infantry, and laid a communication line to exposed observation posts. The wire was cut several times by shellfire, and each time the courageous soldier, unhesitatingly, braved the heavy fire to repair the line and maintain vital communications. Later he established radio communications, and although painfully wounded, continued at his post in the midst of a concentration of enemy artillery and mortar fire and coolly transmitted fire commands until the enemy attack was repulsed. Corporal Mathis' heroic determination, initiative and courageous 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. 74 (April 7, 1945)


*MATHUES, EDWIN C. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Edwin C. Mathues (33136351), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 2d Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 22 June 1944. Private First Class Mathues' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 4th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 50 (1945)
Home Town: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


MATLOCK, EARL R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Earl R. Matlock, , U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 77th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 17 April 1945. Matlock's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 77th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Tenth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 255 (1945)


MATNEY, CARL P.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Carl P. Matney, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 11 February 1944. Captain Matney'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, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 59 (1944)


*MATTFELDT, JOHN P. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to John P. Mattfeldt (0-25949), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 387th Infantry Regiment, 97th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 14 April 1945. First Lieutenant Mattfeldt'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 97th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Twelfth Army Group, General Orders No. 40 (1945)
Home Town: Bexar County, Texas
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Silver Star (WWII), Bronze Star, Purple Heart


*MATTIACE, JOHN J. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to John J. Mattiace (32004974), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 165th Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 17 June 1944. Private First Class Mattiace'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. 2 (1945)
Home Town: Bronx, New York


MATTISON, RANDOLPH F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Randolph F. Mattison, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 3 February 1945. Sergeant Mattison's intrepid actions, personal 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. 110 (1945)


*MATWIZYCK, FRANK J. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Frank J. Matwizyck (12008014), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company D, 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 30 April 1943. Staff Sergeant Matwizyck'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, U.S. Army-North African Theater of Operations, General Orders No. 47 (1943)
Home Town: Queens, New York


MATZ, FRED W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Fred W. Matz, Second Lieutenant (Infantry), 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 December 1942, during the Papuan Campaign at Buna, New Guinea. Second Lieutenant Matz's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 32d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 34 (1943)
Home Town: Marinette, Wisconsin


*MATZA, ABRAHAM (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Abraham Matza (32983757), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 289th Infantry Regiment, 75th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 January 1945. Private First Class Matza'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 75th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 117 (1945)
Home Town: New York, New York


*MAUNEY, JOHN M. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to John M. Mauney (0-394459), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 66th Armored Regiment, 2d Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 9 November 1942. Second Lieutenant Mauney'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.
Allied Force Headquarters, General Orders No. 28 (1942)
Home Town: Lincoln County, North Carolina


MAXFIELD, ROBERT P.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Robert P. Maxfield, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company I, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 2 May 1945. Sergeant Maxfield's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 3d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 625 (1945)


MAXWELL, GEORGE L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to George L. Maxwell, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 15 May 1944. Private Maxwell's intrepid actions, personal 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. 138 (1944)


*MAY, EDWIN T. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Edwin T. May (0-10912), Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 383d Infantry Regiment, 96th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces from 1 April 1945 to 15 May 1945, at Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands. Colonel May'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 96th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Tenth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 142 (1945)
Home Town: Santa Clara, California


MAYBERRY, CLARENCE L.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Clarence L. Mayberry, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 129th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 1 February 1945, near Fort Stotsenberg, Luzon, Philippine Islands. When attacking a barren, sparsely-covered hill, Company A, 129th Infantry suddenly drew devastating fire from an enemy 20-mm. gun located on a nearby ridge and also from an enemy machine gun situated in a pillbox at the summit of the hill on which the attack was being made. Realizing that his company could not advance against such powerful resistance without severe casualties, Sergeant Mayberry, on his own initiative and with utter disregard for his personal safety, crawled 75 yards through a hail of enemy fire towards the machine gun emplacement, over terrain which afforded literally no protection. Finally reaching the cover of a small mound of dirt just 20 yards from the enemy, he rose from a prone position, and although completely exposed, hurled three well-aimed grenades into the pillbox, and then single-handedly charged the stronghold relentlessly delivering deadly fire as he advanced. He killed the five Japanese who manned the position and thereby neutralized the resistance which had so effectively halted his unit. Continuing to lead the way for his company's advance, he pushed towards the objective and was the first man to reach the crest of "The Top of the World" hill, the final objective in his regiment's attack in the Clark Field-Fort Stotsenberg area. Through his gallant initiative, untiring devotion to duty, and heroic determination to destroy the enemy, Sergeant Mayberry made a noteworthy contribution to the continued effectiveness of the 129th Infantry in the Luzon Campaign. 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 37th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 159 (1945)


MAYER, ARTHUR C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Arthur C. Mayer (16102081), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 1st Battalion, 327th Glider Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 9 June 1944, in France. When the reconnaissance patrol, of which Private Mayer was a member, crossed the Carentan Canal, it met intense enemy automatic fire on the enemy side of the river. This forced the members of the patrol to swim back to the other side under the enemy fire. Private Mayer, despite a strong tide, assisted one member in completing the crossing. He, with complete disregard for his own safety, reentered the canal to rescue another member of the patrol who was about to drown. Though he received serious arm and leg wounds, Private Mayer, nevertheless, brought the drowning soldier to shore. Private Mayer's intrepid actions, personal gallantry and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 101st Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 31 (July 1, 1944)
Home Town: Illinois


MAYFIELD, ROBERT P.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Robert P. Mayfield, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces during World War II. Sergeant Mayfield's intrepid actions, personal 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.


*MAYNARD, DAVID W. (MIA-KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to David W. Maynard (0-384762), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 57th Infantry Regiment, Philippine Scouts, in action against enemy forces on 11 January 1942. First Lieutenant Maynard'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. 14 (1942)
Home Town: Los Angeles, California


MAZUR, ANTHONY B.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Anthony B. Mazur, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 12 December 1944. Technical Sergeant Mazur's intrepid actions, personal 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. 120 (1945)


MAZZOTTI, SAMUEL J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Samuel J. Mazzotti, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company M, 3d Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 25 April 1943. Sergeant Mazzotti's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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, U.S. Army-North African Theater of Operations, General Orders No. 48 (1943)

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McADOO, WINFRED E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Winfred E. McAdoo, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 10 December 1944. Staff Sergeant McAdoo's intrepid actions, personal 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. 94 (1945)


McALLISTER, HOMER W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Homer W. McAllister, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 107th Quartermaster Battalion, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 16 November 1942, during the Papuan Campaign at Cape Sudest, New Guinea. Private McAllister's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 32d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, South West Pacific Area, General Orders No. 64 (December 28, 1942)
Home Town: South Carolina


McAULIFFE, ANTHONY CLEMENT
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Anthony Clement McAuliffe (0-12263), Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Acting Commander, 101st Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces from 17 to 26 December 1944, at Bastogne, Belgium. During this period General McAuliffe was in command of the 101st Airborne Division during the siege of Bastogne, Belgium, by overwhelming enemy forces. Though the city was completely surrounded by the enemy, the spirit of the defending troops under this officer's inspiring, gallant leadership never wavered. Their courageous stand is epic. General McAuliffe continuously exposed himself to enemy bombing, strafing, and armored and infantry attacks to personally direct his troops, utterly disregarding his own safety. Brigadier General McAuliffe's courage, fearless determination and inspiring, heroic leadership exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 101st Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 14 (January 14, 1945)
Born: July 2, 1898 at Washington, D.C.
Home Town: Washington, D.C.


McBRIDE, ROBERT J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Robert J. McBride, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 10 November 1944. Sergeant McBride's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 185 (1945)


*McBRIDE, SAM A. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Sam A. McBride (0-483300), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 165th Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 24 June 1944. First Lieutenant McBride'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. 74 (1944)
Home Town: Johnson County, Wyoming


McCABE, ROBERT C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Robert C. McCabe, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Headquarters, 419th Armored Field Artillery Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 20 and 21 April 1945. Lieutenant Colonel McCabe's intrepid actions, personal 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. 258 (1945)


McCAFFREY, RICHARD E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Richard E. McCaffrey, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company H, 135th Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 5 January 1944. Sergeant McCaffrey's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 149 (1944)


McCALL, GEORGE N.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to George N. McCall, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 25 December 1943. Captain McCall'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, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 48 (1944)


McCAMPBELL, ROBERT P.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Robert P. McCampbell, First Lieutenant (Infantry), 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 27 December 1942, during the Papuan Campaign at Buna, New Guinea. First Lieutenant McCampbell's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 32d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 34 (1943)
Home Town: Nebraska


McCARTHY, JAMES B.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to James B. McCarthy, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 182d Infantry Regiment, Americal Division, in action against enemy forces on 14 January 1943. Corporal McCarthy's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the Americal Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the South Pacific Area, General Orders No. 113 (1943)


McCARTHY, KEVIN A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Kevin A. McCarthy, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 26 October 1942. Corporal McCarthy's intrepid actions, personal 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. 453 (1943)


McCARTHY, MAX E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Max E. McCarthy, Private, 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 in July 1943. Private McCarthy's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 32 (1943)


McCARTNEY, CHARLES W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Charles W. McCartney, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 328th Infantry Regiment, 26th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 11 January 1945. Private First Class McCartney's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 100 (May 11, 1945)


McCARTNEY, JOHN F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John F. McCartney, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with 113th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, in action against enemy forces on 12 April 1945. Sergeant McCartney's intrepid actions, personal 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)


*McCASKEY, CHARLES I. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Charles I. McCaskey (0-1326105), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 335th Infantry Regiment, 84th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 30 November and 1 December 1944. Second Lieutenant McCaskey'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 84th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 252 (1945)
Home Town: Marin, California


*McCHESNEY, CHARLES R. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Charles R. McChesney (0-2005712), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Cannon Company, 415th Infantry Regiment, 104th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 23 and 24 March 1945. Second Lieutenant McChesney'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 104th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 576 (1945)
Home Town: Wayne County, Michigan


*McCLAIN, CLIFTON A., JR. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Clifton A. McClain, Jr., Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Officer with the 180th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces in September 1943. Captain McClain'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, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 30 (1944)


McCLAIN, RAYMOND S.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Raymond S. McClain, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces during World War II. Brigadier General McClain's intrepid actions, personal 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.


*McCLURE, TREVELYN L. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Trevelyn L. McClure (0-1287382), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 351st Infantry Regiment, 88th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 3 and 4 June 1944. First Lieutenant McClure's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 88th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 121 (1944)
Home Town: Dallas County, Alabama


McCOLL, HAL H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Hal H. McColl, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company K, 66th Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 2 April 1945. Staff Sergeant McColl's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 257 (1945)


*McCOLLUM, PAUL W. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Paul W. McCollum (0-315283), Lieutenant Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 19 July 1944, in France. When the leading elements of his battalion were pinned to the ground by intense direct fire from three dug-in tanks, machine guns and small arms, Lieutenant Colonel McCollum, spurning a suggestion to withdraw, immediately issued orders for a frontal assault upon the stubbornly held enemy hill. Assuming a position among the foremost troops, he courageously led the company across an open field subjected to devastating mortar, artillery and rifle fire. Shells falling in the proximity of this valiant officer killed his radio operator at his side and inflicted heavy losses upon the assaulting force. Although he suffered a shell fragment wound, Lieutenant Colonel McCollum unflinchingly continued forward and personally led a furious assault upon the strongly fortified positions, forcing the defenders to withdraw. The extraordinary heroism, tenacity and aggressive personal leadership displayed by Lieutenant Colonel McCollum exemplified the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 30th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 19 (January 31, 1945)
Home Town: Cabarrus County, North Carolina
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Silver Star (WWII), Legion of Merit, 2@ Purple Hearts


McCONNELL, CLAUDE A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Claude A. McConnell, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 7 April 1945. Staff Sergeant McConnell's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 600 (1945)


*McCONNELL, EDWARD P. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Edward P. McConnell (39123935), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 10 February 1945. Private McConnell'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. 138 (1945)
Home Town: Alameda, California


*McCORD, CHARLIE A. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Charlie A. McCord (34802854), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 397th Infantry Regiment, 100th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 17 April 1945, in the vicinity of Kuhnmieler, Germany. Private First Class McCord'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. 622 (1945)
Home Town: Autaugua County, Alabama


McCORMICK, FRANCIS M.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Francis M. McCormick, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 10 January 1943. Private McCormick's intrepid actions, personal 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. 56 (1943)


McCRACKIN, EDWARD
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Edward McCrackin, First Lieutenant (Corps of Engineers), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 504th Engineers, in action against enemy forces on 8 November 1942. First Lieutenant McCrackin's intrepid actions, personal 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)
Home Town: Newberry, South Carolina


McCREARY, MELVIN L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Melvin L. McCreary, Lieutenant Colonel (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Headquarters, Division Artillery, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 24 December 1942, during the Papuan Campaign at Buna, New Guinea. Lieutenant Colonel McCreary's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 2 (1943)
Home Town: Ohio


McCREIGHT, WILLIAM V.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William V. McCreight, Colonel (General Staff Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Headquarters, U.S. Forces, Buna, in action against enemy forces from 1 December 1942 to 25 January 1943, during the Papuan Campaign in New Guinea. Colonel McCreight's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the U.S. Forces, Buna, and the United States Army.
Home Town: Wisconsin


McCRUM, RALPH C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Ralph C. McCrum, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion, 398th Infantry Regiment, 100th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces in the vicinity of Murrhardt, Germany. 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 100th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.


*McCULLY, WILLIAM C. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to William C. McCully (0-452427), First Lieutenant (Armor), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 66th Armored Regiment, 2d Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 20 October 1944. First Lieutenant McCully's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 2d Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 81 (1945)
Home Town: Vero Beach, Florida
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), 2@ Purple Hearts


McCUNE, BOYD H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Boyd H. McCune, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 2d Battalion, 394th Infantry Regiment, 99th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 10 March 1945. Captain McCune'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 99th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 123 (1945)


*McDANIEL, DOYLE W. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Doyle W. McDaniel (38307784), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 146th Engineer Combat Battalion, attached to the 101st Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 November 1944, in Germany. Private McDaniel with great personal bravery deliberately exposed himself atop a woodpile to draw the fire of three hidden enemy snipers who were holding up the advance of his platoon through a German village. The enemy snipers opened fire disclosing their positions and Private McDaniel and his comrades succeeded in killing the three Germans. After the platoon had advanced approximately seventy-five yards, another sniper fired upon the men. Again Private McDaniel volunteered to ferret out the lone rifleman. Inching his way toward the sniper, he reached a haystack, climbed it and, with utter disregard for his own safety, again exposed himself. A single shot from the sniper's rifle killed him as he prepared to fire. His comrades, observing the location of the enemy, poured a hail of small arms fire into the position and killed the German. The unflinching dedication to duty, fearlessness and tenacity of purpose displayed by Private McDaniel 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. 3 (January 4, 1945)
Home Town: Cherokee County, Texas


McDONALD, JAMES L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to James L. McDonald, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 10 December 1944. Sergeant McDonald's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 90th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 52 (1945)


*McDONALD, JOSEPH R. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Joseph R. McDonald (0-425492), First Lieutenant (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 90th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 September 1944. First Lieutenant McDonald's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 90th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 103 (1944)
Home Town: Brownstown, Illinois


McDONOUGH, BART T.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Bart T. McDonough, Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 114th Engineer Combat Battalion, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 28 December 1942, during the Papuan Campaign at Buna, New Guinea. Technician Fifth Grade McDonough's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 11 (January 22, 1943)
Home Town: Massachusetts


McDOWELL, RICHARD D.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Richard D. McDowell, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company I, 160th Infantry Regiment, 40th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces from 15 to 18 February 1945. Captain McDowell'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 40th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 105 (1946)


McELYEA, ATWOOD M.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Atwood M. McElyea, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. Second Lieutenant McElyea's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 82 (1944)


McFADDEN, JOHN P.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John P. McFadden, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company I, 129th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces from 29 January 1945 to 2 February 1945. Second Lieutenant McFadden's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 99 (1945)


McGARR, LIONEL C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Lionel C. McGarr, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 September 1944. Colonel McGarr'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. 107 (1944)


McGARTY, HAROLD F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Harold F. McGarty, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 77th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 4 May 1945. Sergeant McGarty's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 77th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Tenth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 206 (1945)


*McGEE, GEORGE A. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to George A. McGee, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 157th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces in July 1943. Private First Class McGee'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: Baltimore, Maryland


McGEE, ROBERT R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Robert R. McGee, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces from 23 to 28 November 1942, during the Papuan Campaign at Sanananda, New Guinea. Sergeant McGee's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 32 (1943)
Home Town: Michigan


McGEE, TILDON S.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Tildon S. McGee, Captain (Chaplain), 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 10 June 1944, in France. Chaplain McGee's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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, European Theater of Operations, U.S. Army, General Orders No. 108 (1944)


McGOWAN, GLENN J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Glenn J. McGowan, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces during World War II. Lieutenant Colonel McGowan's intrepid actions, personal 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.


McGOWAN, SAM
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Sam McGowan, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 351st Infantry Regiment, 88th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 30 September 1944. Technical Sergeant McGowan's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 88th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 176 (1944)


*McGUIRE, CHARLES P. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Charles P. McGuire (32258965), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 47th Armored Infantry Battalion, 5th Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 11 August 1944. Private First Class McGuire's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 5th Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 77 (1944)
Home Town: Kings County, New York


*McGUIRE, GLEN (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Glen McGuire (38036578), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 636th Tank Destroyer Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 27 and 28 November 1944. Staff Sergeant McGuire'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. 279 (1945)
Home Town: Erath County, Texas
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), 2@ Purple Hearts


*McHOLLAND, ROBERT B. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Robert B. McHolland (0-433315), Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company K, 358th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 23 November 1944. Captain McHolland'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 90th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 28 (1945)
Home Town: Stone County, Missouri
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), 2@ Silver Stars (WWII), Bronze Star, Purple Heart


McINERNEY, WILLIAM E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William E. McInerney (0-1324944), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 53d Armored Infantry Battalion, 4th Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 25 March 1945, in Germany. During an assault of bridge positions near Klein-Auheim, Germany, Lieutenant McInerney fearlessly advanced through friendly and hostile artillery fire and led his company to the bridge which was their objective. When his men faltered in the face of enemy artillery, 20-mm. and small-arms fire and exploding mines on the bridge itself, he gallantly ran to the head of the column and inspiring his men by his utter disregard for his own safety, led the way across the bridge. Lieutenant McInerney's heroic, aggressive actions and devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 4th Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 153 (June 25, 1945)


McINNIS, JOHN L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John L. McInnis, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 245th Field Artillery Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 28 February 1945. Private First Class McInnis' intrepid actions, personal 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. 295 (1945)


McKEEVER, CHARLES W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Charles W. McKeever, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 347th Infantry Regiment, 87th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 25 March 1945. Technical Sergeant McKeever's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 87th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 191 (1945)
Home Town: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


McKEITHEN, JOHN J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John J. McKeithen, First Lieutenant (Corps of Engineers), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 302d Engineer Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 20 and 21 April 1945. First Lieutenant McKeithen's intrepid actions, personal 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. 84 (1946)


McKELVEY, RUSSELL M.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Russell M. McKelvey, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 363d Infantry Regiment, 91st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 17 September 1944, near Scarperia, Italy. On that date, First Sergeant McKelvey led a platoon up a ridge heavily fortified by five enemy pillboxes dug in behind barbed wire and mines. He continually exposed himself to murderous machine gun and sniper fire to keep his men moving. He then secured several "Molotov Cocktails" and proceeded alone through a hail of enemy fire to within ten yards of his objective. During this advance, a sniper's bullet pierced his helmet while he was disarming a German mine. Unperturbed, he threw the "Cocktails" into the pillbox and captured the five German soldiers, then, led his platoon in knocking out the remaining enemy strongpoints. First Sergeant McKelvey's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 4 (1945)


McKENNA, VINCENT E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Vincent E. McKenna, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 434th Armored Field Artillery Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 10 September 1944. Second Lieutenant McKenna's intrepid actions, personal 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. 38 (1944)


McKENZIE, HARRY
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Harry McKenzie, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the Luzon Area Guerrilla Forces, in action against enemy forces from 1942 through 1945 in the Philippine Islands. Major McKenzie's intrepid actions, personal 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-Pacific, General Orders No. 9 (1945)


McKENZIE, WILLIAM J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William J. McKenzie, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company H, 319th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 29 December 1944. Private First Class McKenzie's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 46 (1945)
Home Town: Baltimore, Maryland


McKEON, JOHN F., JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John F. McKeon, Jr., Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 359th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 5 April 1945. Private First Class McKeon's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 265 (1945)
Home Town: Mumford, New York


*McKINNEY, JAMES (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to James McKinney, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the Americal Division, in action against enemy forces on 11 March 1944. Private McKinney's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the Americal Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the South Pacific Area, General Orders No. 1169 (1944)


McKISSICK, HOWARD D.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Howard D. McKissick (39204430), Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 5th Ranger Infantry Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 7 June 1944, in France. Technician Fifth Grade McKissick volunteered with another man to make contact with a battalion of Rangers that had been cut off. At midnight, Technician Fifth Grade McKissick moved off and started through the enemy lines. After several hours of crawling through enemy minefields, enemy outposts and enemy installations, he finally reached the isolated battalion. He and his comrade then returned to their own unit and started out again with a reel of wire to a position where they believed their mortars would be set up. He and his companion returned through the enemy lines unreeling the wire so that accurate fire could be placed on the enemy positions once the mortars were set up. Technician Fifth Grade McKissick's intrepid actions, personal 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. 42 (August 6, 1944)
Home Town: Washington


McLAIN, RAYMOND S.
(First Award)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Raymond S. McLain, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces in July 1943. Brigadier General McLain's intrepid actions, personal 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. 24 (1943)

McLAIN, RAYMOND S.
(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 Raymond S. McLain, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces from 6 to 8 August 1944. Brigadier General McLain's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 37 (1944)
Home Town: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Personal Awards: 2@ Distinguished Service Crosses (WWII)


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


McLAUGHLIN, CLINTON S.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Clinton S. McLaughlin, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy Japanese forces from 9 to 13 March 1944, on Hill 700 at Bougainville, Solomon Islands. Lieutenant McLaughlin commanded a platoon, which under his courageous leadership, defended a key sector of the American perimeter against repeated mass enemy attacks. Aware of the critical tactical situation which would develop if the Japanese extended their limited penetration of the lines, he moved from pillbox to pillbox under the direct observation and fire of the enemy, skillfully posting reinforcements for maximum resistance of enemy pressure and shifting fields of fire which blocked hostile routes of approach. Two days later, the Japanese worked their way to within a few feet of his forward positions under the cover of darkness. Offsetting the surprise element of the assault by his calmness, and alert tactical skill, Lieutenant McLaughlin directed the fierce action of his men with complete disregard for personal danger and stemmed the attack. By this same aggressive leadership and a determined fighting spirit, which he inspired in his men by personal example of bravery, the Japanese again were repulsed in their third and final assault on his sector. Second Lieutenant McLaughlin's intrepid actions, personal 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. 899 (1944)
Home Town: Ohio


*McLAUGHLIN, WILLIAM C. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to William C. McLaughlin, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on November 1943. Private First Class McLaughlin'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)


McLAUGHLIN, WILLIAM L. F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William L. F. McLaughlin, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces from 1 January 1942 to 5 February 1942. First Lieutenant McLaughlin's intrepid actions, personal 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. 240 (1945)


*McLAURIN, DANIEL P. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Daniel P. McLaurin (0-552663), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 11 January 1945. Second Lieutenant McLaurin's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces in Austria, General Orders No. 12 (1946)
Home Town: Chesterfield County, South Carolina


McLENNAN, CARTER R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Carter R. McLennan, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 63d Infantry Regiment, Philippine Scouts, in action against enemy forces on 18 December, 1941, in the Philippine Islands. Colonel McLennan'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. 423 (1945)


*McMAHON, ELMER J. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Elmer J. McMahon (0-1314716), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 2 February 1945. Second Lieutenant McMahon's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 37th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 43 (1945)
Home Town: Massachusetts


McMAHON, JAMES F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to James F. McMahon (0-1301588), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces on 30 January 30, 1944, in the vicinity of Cairo, Italy. First Lieutenant McMahon led his company in an attack on a strongly defended German hill position. While advancing toward the enemy front line through heavy machine gun fire, mine fields and barbed wire, his company was pinned down by point-blank fire from an enemy 755-mm. gun. First Lieutenant McMahon's intrepid 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, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 102 (1944)


*McMICHEN, QUILLIAN H. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Quillian H. McMichen (38026432), 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 McMichen'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. 81 (1943)
Home Town: Gonzales County, Texas


McMILLIAN, BILLY M.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Billy M. McMillian, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company K, 180th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces from 26 May 26 1944 to 3 June 1944. Technical Sergeant McMillian's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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)


McMILLIAN, CHARLES S.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Charles S. McMillian, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 52d Armored Infantry Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 27 March 1945. Staff Sergeant McMillian's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 257 (1945)


McNAMARA, WILLIAM W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William W. McNamara, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 15 August 1944. Private First Class McNamara's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 16 (1945)


McNEIL, WALLACE
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Wallace McNeil, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 23 February 1945. Staff Sergeant McNeil's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 51 (1945)


*McPETERS, ALFRED P. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Alfred P. McPeters (0-352153), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 315th Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 28 August 1944. First Lieutenant McPeters' 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. 206 (1945)
Home Town: Bibb County, Georgia
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Silver Star (WWII), Bronze Star, Purple Heart


McPHEE, ALBERT E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Albert E. McPhee, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 17 November 1944. Technical Sergeant McPhee's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 278 (1945)
Home Town: Boston, Massachusetts


McPHERSON, HENDERSON E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Henderson E. McPherson, First Lieutenant (Corps of Engineers), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 532d Engineer B & S Regiment, in action against enemy forces from 13 to 15 September 1943. First Lieutenant McPherson's intrepid actions, personal 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. 1 (1944)


McPHERSON, WILLIAM P.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William P. McPherson, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 17th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, in action against enemy forces on 3 March 1945. Corporal McPherson's intrepid actions, personal 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. 146 (1945)


McQUAY, HAROLD R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Harold R. McQuay, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company K, 358th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 23 November 1944. Private First Class McQuay's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 90th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 52 (1945)


McROBERTS, JOHN H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John H. McRoberts, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 186th Infantry Regiment, 41st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 22 June 1944, at Biak Island, Dutch New Guinea. After leading his squad to within twenty-five yards of two heavily constructed enemy pill boxes, Staff Sergeant McRoberts encountered such heavy fire that the forward movement of his men was stopped. On his own initiative and alone he charged the enemy position and firing rapidly, killed two enemy soldiers and wounded a third. Although seriously wounded, he then directed his squad in reducing the enemy fortification, and enabled his platoon to secure the contested area. The extraordinary courage displayed by Staff Sergeant McRoberts in this action contributed materially to our success in defeating the enemy. 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 41st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 95 (1944)
Home Town: Milwaukee, Oregon

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