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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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*QUARLES, WILLIAM C. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to William C. Quarles (34948322), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 24 May 1945. Private First Class Quarles' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 24th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 334 (1945)
Home Town: Gordon County, Georgia


QUINLAN, JAMES P.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to James P. Quinlan, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces on 4 November 1944. Second Lieutenant Quinlan's intrepid actions, personal 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. 12 (1946)


QUINLAN, JOSEPH
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Joseph Quinlan, Private First Class, 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 3 January 1945. Private First Class Quinlan's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 84th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 119 (1945)


QUINTON, NATHANUEL M.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Nathanuel M. Quinton, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 4 November 1944. Staff Sergeant Quinton's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 28th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 104 (1946)

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RABAGO, MIKE S.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Mike S. Rabago (38555193), Sergeant [then Private First Class], U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with an Infantry Company of the 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 29 August 1944, in France. Sergeant Rabago observed an enemy concussion grenade thrown toward a comrade. Without hesitation, and with utter disregard for his own life, he attempted to intercept the grenade, which fell to the ground after striking him in the chest. Courageously, he dropped to the ground and smothered the grenade with his helmet to prevent injury to others nearby. Although wounded and shocked by the subsequent explosion, he heroically opened fire with his rifle toward the emplacement from which the grenade was thrown. Sergeant Rabago's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 100 (December 23, 1944)
Home Town: Texas


RABBE, MARVIN H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Marvin H. Rabbe, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces on 26 November 1944. Technical Sergeant Rabbe's intrepid actions, personal 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 (1945)


RABREAU, JOHN (POW)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John Rabreau (32526157), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with an Infantry Company of the 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 14 and 15 September 1944, in Belgium. As Staff Sergeant Rabreau was returning to his gun position with a supply of grenades and ammunition, he observed two strong enemy combat patrols making a night attack upon his machine guns protecting the vital locks of the Albert Canal. A heavy firefight ensued and the hostile patrol threatened to envelop both guns. Instantly realizing the danger to his men and the importance of protecting the locks at any cost, Staff Sergeant Rabreau worked his way through intense automatic weapons and small arms fire to reach one of his guns. After shouting fire orders to the half-surrounded crew, he fearlessly crawled within a few yards of the enemy. In full view of the German patrol, he threw one grenade after another into their midst, routing them and forcing them to run into the fire of the machine gun. He then courageously made his way to the second weapon where he directed its devastating fire and repulsed a strong attack against the emplacements. Staff Sergeant Rabreau's heroic actions and outstanding bravery were instrumental in enabling his machine gun section to hold this key position in the defenses protecting the vital waterway and important locks. 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 30th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 24 (February 10, 1945)
Home Town: New York, New York


RADFORD, DAVID N.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to David N. Radford (13015814), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. When Staff Sergeant Radford observed the great number of men that were pinned down by the heavy enemy fire on the beach, he armed himself with two Bangalore torpedoes and advanced through thirty yards of open terrain to the aprons of barbed wire. Finding the depth of the wire too great for two Bangalores, he returned to the beach, secured another and returned to the barbed wire. He attached the three Bangalores in the most advantageous position and blew a huge gap in the wire. He then led his section through this gap in the wire and across an enemy mine field to the top of a hill from which position flanking fire was directed on the enemy position. The valor and unselfish devotion to duty demonstrated by Staff Sergeant Radford exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 31 (July 1, 1944)
Home Town: Virginia


*RADICH, SRECKO F. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Srecko F. Radich (42140374), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 175th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 23 February 1945. Private First Class Radich's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 29th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 117 (1945)
Home Town: Camden County, New Jersey


RADTKE, DONALD N.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Donald N. Radtke, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 377th Infantry Regiment, 95th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 31 March 1945. Staff Sergeant Radtke's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 95th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 243 (1945)


RADZWICH, EDWARD R.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Edward R. Radzwich, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Commanding Officer, Company I, 101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces during the period 1 - 4 December 1944. The brilliant, heroic leadership Captain Radzwich displayed during furious action to take Saare-Union France, distinguishes him as an outstanding commander. With complete disregard for his own safety he repeatedly took the lead in fierce assaults against the enemy, exposing himself to fire to inspire and encourage his men. He personally killed many of the enemy in bold, daring action, and his fearlessness and skill were in great measure responsible for the capture of the town. Captain Radzwich'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 26th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 99 (1945)
Home Town: West Hazelton, Pennsylvania
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), 3@ Silver Stars (WWII)


RAE, ROBERT D.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Robert D. Rae (0-1288948), Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Commanding Officer, Company C, 1st Battalion, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 9 June 1944, near Ste. Mere Eglise, France. Elements of a Division were ordered to establish a bridgehead across the Merderet River to relieve isolated groups of the Division which had been holding fast on the other side of the river. Attainment of this objective involved a frontal assault across the bridge and over the river against heavy enemy fire. One company started the attack and was pinned down by the full force of the enemy fire. In order to maintain the momentum a composite company under Captain Rae was ordered to pass through the unit that was pinned down. Captain Rae placed himself at the head of the company and led the assault directly into the concentrated rifle, machine gun, mortar and artillery fire of the enemy. He moved with such speed that he carried his men across the bridge, reorganized and pressed his initial advantage and overran the enemy positions. The courage and superior leadership displayed by Captain Rae 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)


*RAGSDALE, ALTON H., JR. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Alton H. Ragsdale, Jr. (0-1306645), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 2 and 3 April 1945. First Lieutenant Ragsdale'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, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 512 (1945)
Home Town: Los Angeles, California


RAJTAR, JOSEPH F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Joseph F. Rajtar, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 343d Infantry Regiment, 86th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 13 and 14 April 1945. Captain Rajtar'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 86th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Twelfth Army Group, General Orders No. 40 (1945)
Home Town: Middletown, Connecticut


RALSTON, EMERALD M.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Emerald M. Ralston (0-468276), 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 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. The landing craft, upon which Captain Ralston's medical company was coming ashore, was hit twice by enemy shells, setting two of the holds on fire. Captain Ralston immediately rushed into one of the burning holds, calmed the men and organized them to fight the fire. Although painfully burned about the face, he continued to render aid to the wounded. Despite smoke and terrific heat, Captain Ralston fearlessly entered the officers cabin over a burning hold to rescue a critically injured man. He then returned to the shell swept deck to administer to the wounded. When a naval craft came alongside to the rescue, Captain Ralston, although strongly enjoined to remain with the rescue craft, refused and transferred the remnants of his company to an LCM and directed it to the beach. In the face of vicious enemy artillery fire which killed and wounded many of the men, a landing was effected. Although wounded in this landing, Captain Ralston, refusing to take treatment or to seek cover from the devastating enemy fire, made trip after trip into the heavy surf to rescue his wounded and struggling men. En route to the aid station he treated many of the wounded on the beach under hostile enemy machine gun and sniper fire. The personal bravery, superb courage and outstanding leadership displayed by Captain Ralston 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)


*RAMER, JOHN T. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to John T. Ramer (33377517), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company I, 331st Infantry Regiment, 83d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 3 March 1945. Staff Sergeant Ramer's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 83d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 241 (1945)
Home Town: Chester County, Tennessee


RAMIREZ, EDUARDO F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Eduardo F. Ramirez, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 90th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 12 June 1944. Private First Class Ramirez's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 90 (1944)


*RAMIREZ, ROMEO M. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Romeo M. Ramirez (39688418), Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 349th Infantry Regiment, 88th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 October 1944. Technical Sergeant Ramirez'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. 39 (1945)
Home Town: Ventura, California


RAMME, WILLIAM C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William C. Ramme, 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 from 14 April 1942 to 6 May 1942, in the Philippine Islands. First Lieutenant Ramme's intrepid actions, personal 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. 410 (1945)


RAMSDAIL, CLAUDE K.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Claude K. Ramsdail, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces on 22 September 1944. Private Ramsdail's intrepid actions, personal 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. 52 (1945)


RAMSEY, EDWIN P.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Edwin P. Ramsey, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the Philippine Guerilla Forces, East Central Luzon Guerrilla Area, in action against enemy forces from 21 April 1942 to 30 April 1945, in the Philippine Islands. Major Ramsey's intrepid actions, personal 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)
Born: at Illinois Home Town: Wichita, Kansas
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Silver Star (WWII)


RAMSEY, PAUL E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Paul E. Ramsey (33497522), Sergeant [then Technician Fifth Grade], U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 376th Infantry Regiment, 94th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 25 February 1945, in Germany. During an attack which knocked out two pill boxes in a strongly fortified enemy position near Ockfen, Germany, Sergeant Ramsey fearlessly exposed himself to intense enemy fire, evacuated the wounded commander of a tank and then directed fire of the tank and a rifle platoon on the third and last enemy pill box. When it became evident that it was too strongly fortified to be captured, he contacted the battalion commander by radio and skillfully followed his orders to effect a withdrawal. Sergeant Ramsey's dauntless courage and intrepid leadership exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 94th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 153 (June 25, 1945)
Home Town: Lancaster County, Pennsylvania


*RANDALL, ROBERT G. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Robert G. Randall (38695011), Private First Class, 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 26 March 1945. Private First Class Randall'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 87th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 298 (1945)
Home Town: Kingfisher County, Oklahoma


RANDLE, EDWIN H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Edwin H. Randle, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 28 March 1943, in the vicinity of El Guettar in North Africa. Colonel Randle'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 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army-North African Theater of Operations, General Orders No. 46 (1943)


*RANDOLPH, CALVIN J. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Calvin J. Randolph (33337341), Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 2d Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 18 January 1945. Technician Fifth Grade Randolph's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 5th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 84 (1945)
Home Town: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


*RANDOLPH, GEORGE B. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to George B. Randolph (0-227591), Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Commanding Officer of the 712th Tank Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 17 August 1944. Lieutenant Colonel Randolph'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. 84 (1945)
Home Town: Birmingham, Alabama
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), 2@ Silver Stars, Purple Heart


RANKIN, WALTER R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Walter R. Rankin, Major (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 163d Infantry Regiment, 41st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 14 January 1943, during the Papuan Campaign at Sanananda, New Guinea. Major Rankin'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 41st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 37 (1943)
Home Town: Montana


*RAPEPORT, SIDNEY (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Sidney Rapeport (35012008), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces in May 1943. Private First Class Rapeport'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. 41 (1943)
Home Town: Cuyahoga County, Ohio


*RAPINO, JAMES A. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to James A. Rapino (33283408), Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 317th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 19 September 1944. Corporal Rapino's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 80th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 21 (1945)
Home Town: Allegheny County, Pennsylvania


RATLIFF, WILLIAM H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William H. Ratliff, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 51st Armored Infantry Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 26 December 1944. Private First Class Ratliff's intrepid actions, personal 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. 84 (1945)


*RAU, FREDERICK (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Frederick Rau (0-1176774), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 274th Armored Field Artillery Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 26 December 1944. Second Lieutenant Rau'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. 84 (1945)
Home Town: Multnomah County, Oregon


RAUDSTEIN, KNUT H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Knut H. Raudstein, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 1st Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in the vicinity of Ste Marine Du Mont, France. Captain Raudstein'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 101st Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, European Theater of Operations, U.S. Army, General Orders No. 108 (1944)


RAY, JOHN W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John W. Ray, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 21 October 1944. Private First Class Ray's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 295 (1945)


*RAYMER, CLIFFORD B. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Clifford B. Raymer (0-303673), Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces in March 1943. Captain Raymer'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, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 24 (1943)
Home Town: Wayne County, New York


REA, JOHN C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John C. Rea, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company I, 381st Infantry Regiment, 96th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 28 October 1944, at Leyte, Philippine Islands. Technical Sergeant Rea's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 96th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 63 (1945)
Home Town: Spokane, Washington


REA, WILLIAM G.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William G. Rea, 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 from 8 to 10 September 1944, at Leyte, Philippine Islands. Technician Fifth Grade Rea's intrepid actions, personal 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. 67 (1945)


READ, WILLIAM S.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William S. Read, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 512th Field Artillery Battalion, in action against enemy forces from 17 to 21 February 1945. Second Lieutenant Read's intrepid actions, personal 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. 146 (1945)


REAGAN, BRUCE W.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Bruce W. Reagan (0-387348), Lieutenant Colonel (Corps of Engineers), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 150th Engineer Combat Battalion, 1135th Engineer Combat Group, in action against enemy forces on 8 December 1944, in the vicinity of Sarreguemines in support of a river crossing. By his exceptional devotion to duty, continuous and inspiring courage and his driving tenacity of purpose Colonel Reagan materially aided the advance. His gallant leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 10 (January 11, 1945)
Born: at Waco, Texas


REAGAN, FRANK A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Frank A. Reagan, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces from 23 May 23 1944 to 4 June 1944. Lieutenant Colonel Reagan's intrepid actions, personal 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. 114 (July 9, 1944)


REARDON, JOHN R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John R. Reardon, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 503d Parachute Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 12 August 1944. Private Reardon's intrepid actions, personal 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 (1945)


REASER, JOSEPH C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Joseph C. Reaser, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces from 6 to 12 August 1944. First Lieutenant Reaser's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 30th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 47 (1944)


REBARCHEK, JOHN C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John C. Rebarchek, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 24 June 1944. First Lieutenant Rebarchek's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 71 (1944)


REBUFFO, JOHN W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John W. Rebuffo, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces on 25 October 1944. Private First Class Rebuffo's intrepid actions, personal 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)


RECK, DELBERT G.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Delbert G. Reck, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces on 20 August 1944. First Lieutenant Reck's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 94 (1944)


*RECKORD, JOHN GEKLER (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to John Gekler Reckord (0-418344), Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 9 June 1944. Captain Reckord'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 4th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 68 (1944)
Home Town: Bel Air, Maryland


REDD, OTIS M., JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Otis M. Redd, Jr., Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 80th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 16 November 1944. Technician Fifth Grade Redd's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 118 (1944)


*REED, CHARLES H. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Charles H. Reed, Colonel (Cavalry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 2d Cavalry Group, in action against enemy forces on 15 September 1944. Colonel Reed'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. 109 (1944)


REED, EDWARD B., JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Edward B. Reed, Jr., Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 27 April 1945. Sergeant Reed's intrepid actions, personal 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. 99 (1945)


REED, RICHARD N.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Richard N. Reed (0-1295086), Second Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with an Infantry Company of the 175th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 June 1944, in France. With a single cartridge remaining in his carbine, Second Lieutenant Reed, with utter disregard for his own safety, inched his way toward an enemy machine gun which pinned his platoon to the ground. Upon reaching a point ten yards from the emplacement, he leaped to his feet, charged the weapon, fired his single round and killed the gunner. With the butt of his carbine, he stunned the assistant gunner with a heavy blow. Although he was severely wounded during the engagement, Second Lieutenant Reed neutralized the position, thus enabling his platoon to continue the advance and secure its objective. The outstanding courage, conspicuous leadership and determination displayed by Second Lieutenant Reed exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 29th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 1 (January 1, 1945)
Home Town: New York


REEDER, RUSSELL P., JR.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Russell P. Reeder, Jr. (0-16494), Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, on the morning of 7 June 1944, in France. On that date Colonel Reeder's unit attacked enemy fortified positions approximately 500 meters southwest of ******** and captured these positions, advancing to ******** where the attack was temporarily held up by enemy forces in buildings and hedgerows in that vicinity. Colonel Reeder throughout the attack circulated amongst his men in the front lines encouraging and urging them forward, exposing himself continually to enemy small arms and shell fire. His utter disregard for his own personal safety and his exemplary bravery were largely responsible for the rapid advance of his troops. Near ****** when Colonel Reeder noticed that a group of his men were hesitant about crossing an open field on the enemy flank because of small arms fire, he walked boldly into the open field with complete disregard for his personal safety. The men immediately got up, crossed the field following Colonel Reeder and established themselves on the flank of the enemy. This was an outstanding instance of leadership under fire and was to a great extent responsible for the swift ejection of the enemy from ******. Colonel Reeder's extraordinary coolness and personal bravery under fire when personally inciting his men to further effort were an inspiration to all who served with him and under him. His gallant 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 4th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 28 (June 20, 1944)
Home Town: Kansas


*REES, JAMES E. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to James E. Rees (0-014978), Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 1st Infantry Regiment, 6th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 14 March 1945. Colonel Rees' 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 6th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 53 (1945)
Home Town: Kentucky


REES, ROGER S.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Roger S. Rees (0-349468), Captain (Infantry), 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 19 and 20 November 1944, in Germany. When a rifle company became disorganized by enemy artillery fire and suffered heavy casualties, Captain Rees moved through vicious fire to the company, reorganized and rallied the men, and led a successful attack against a strongly defended village. The following day, Captain Rees assumed command of a platoon of tanks, and moving on foot through devastating fire, directed a coordinated tank-infantry attack against a second heavily fortified town. By his personal courage, inspirational leadership, and sound tactical decisions, Captain Rees enabled his battalion to successfully capture its objective with a minimum of casualties. His gallant leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 104th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 59 (1945)
Home Town: California


*REEVES, WOODROW W. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Woodrow W. Reeves (34137164), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 18th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron (Mechanized), 14th Cavalry Group, 40th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 18 December 1944, in Belgium. Staff Sergeant Reeves was in command of two tanks in support of a dismounted patrol. When the patrol was attacked by a battalion of German infantrymen and was caught in the crossfire of four machine guns, he climbed upon the turret and, at great risk, effectively coordinated the fire of the weapons of both tanks. In plain view of the enemy, he manned an anti-aircraft machine gun atop his tank and inflicted heavy casualties until he was fatally wounded by hostile machine gun fire. Staff Sergeant Reeves' valor and self-sacrificing devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplified the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 40th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 24 (February 10, 1945)
Home Town: Stone County, Mississippi


REGAN, DENNIS J. (POW)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Dennis J. Regan, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 440th Armored Field Artillery Battalion, in action against enemy forces from 27 to 30 October 1944. Second Lieutenant Regan's intrepid actions, personal 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. 68 (1944)


REGAN, EDWARD J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Edward J. Regan, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 28th Infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 23 and 24 February 1945. Major Regan's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 8th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 242 (1945)


*REHAK, JOHN F., JR. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to John F. Rehak, Jr. (20646676), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 20 December 1942, during the Papuan Campaign at Buna, New Guinea. Staff Sergeant Rehak's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 32d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, South West Pacific Area, General Orders No. 4 (1943)
Home Town: Manitowoc County, Wisconsin


REICH, EUGENE B.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Eugene B. Reich, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company K, 253d Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 12 April 1945, near Lampoldhousen, Germany. When his platoon was cut off by two enemy machine guns and several snipers, Private First Class Reich destroyed the first hostile gun with a grenade, killing two Germans and wounding one. He moved across open ground, to a second machine gun position and annihilated it in a similar manner, killing two more of the enemy. After returning to a defiladed position, he skillfully rescued and evacuated a wounded officer. Private First Class Reich then carried sorely needed ammunition to his platoon across seventy-five yards of fire-swept terrain. His courageous actions enabled his unit to carry on the fire fight and reach its objective. Private First Class Reich's intrepid actions, personal 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)


*REIHM, LEWIS A. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Lewis A. Reihm (33383234), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces on 27 March 1945. Private First Class Reihm's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Tenth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 210 (1945)
Home Town: Prince Georges County, Maryland


*REILLY, WALTER J. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Walter J. Reilly (0-400672), Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company K, 71st Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 18 November 1944. Captain Reilly'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, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 163 (1945)
Home Town: New York, New York


*REINARTZ, LEO F., JR. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Leo F. Reinartz, Jr. (0-1013163), First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces on 11, 13, and 27 November 1944. First Lieutenant Reinartz'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. 137 (1945)
Home Town: Butler County, Ohio


REISINGER, BELERE R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Belere R. Reisinger, Private First Class, 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 26 October 1944. Private First Class Reisinger's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 299 (1945)


RENNEBAUM, LEON A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Leon A. Rennebaum (0-1822055), First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 628th Tank Destroyer Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 16 and 17 September 1944, in Germany. In a stubborn engagement with superior enemy forces attempting to encircle a hill held by our troops, First Lieutenant Rennebaum risked his life on unnumerable occasions to bring effective fire from his Tank Destroyers in support of the Infantry. Time and time again, he braved devastating enemy artillery fire, moving on foot to forward elements of the Infantry and to his Tank Destroyer units to direct their fire upon the enemy. When three of his Destroyers were disabled, First Lieutenant Rennebaum coolly and calmly supervised their evacuation under fire and personally returned to the scene of action to recover a remaining vehicle. On another occasion, he courageously drove to the crest of a hill subjected to heavy artillery and mortar fire, and, from his exposed position, single-handedly poured a hail of machine gun fire into attacking hostile troops, forcing them to retreat. First Lieutenant Rennebaum's intrepid actions, personal 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, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 103 (1944)
Home Town: Williamstown, New Jersey


RENTERIA, JESS T.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Jess T. Renteria (37354648), Technician Fourth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 414th Infantry Regiment, 104th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 18 and 23 November 1944, in Germany. Technician Fourth Grade Renteria voluntarily left a position of comparative safety, crossed fifty yards of fire-swept terrain, and in the face of intense small arms fire, carried an injured soldier out of danger. Several days later Technician Fourth Grade Renteria again braved fierce enemy mortar and machine gun fire as he made five trips over open terrain and evacuated seven severely wounded soldiers. Technician Fourth Grade Renteria's actions resulted in the saving of many lives and reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. 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 104th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 55 (1945)
Home Town: Colorado


RENZELLA, ALFRED A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Alfred A. Renzella, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 387th Infantry Regiment, 97th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 2 May 1945. Technical Sergeant Renzella's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 97th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-European Theater, General Orders No. 41 (1946)


REPPART, LEONARD V.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Leonard V. Reppart, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 82d Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 23 August 1944. Corporal Reppart's intrepid actions, personal 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. 251 (1945)


*RESTUCCIA, JOHN (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to John Restuccia (0-1296903), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 383d Infantry Regiment, 96th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 2 April 1945, at Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands. First Lieutenant Restuccia's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 96th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Tenth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 142 (1945)
Home Town: Oswego County, New York


RETORT, PATSY
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Patsy Retort, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 311th Infantry Regiment, 78th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 9 March 1945. Private First Class Retort's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 78th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 75 (1945)


RETZLAFF, GEORGE T.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to George T. Retzlaff, Private First Class, 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 28 October 1944. Private First Class Retzlaff's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 7th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 89 (1945)
Home Town: Thornton, Illinois


REX, DALE B.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Dale B. Rex, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 5th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 September 1944. Private Rex's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 97 (1944)
Home Town: Randolph, Utah


REXALL, TEDDIE B.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Teddie B. Rexall, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 362d Infantry Regiment, 91st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 25 April 1945. Private Rexall's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 91st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 95 (1945)


REYNA, FRANK F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Frank F. Reyna, Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces on 31 July 1944. Technician Fifth Grade Reyna's intrepid actions, personal 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. 63 (1944)


REYNOLDS, GEORGE W.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to George W. Reynolds, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with an Infantry Company of the 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 11 July 1944, while engaged in the campaigns in Normandy, France, during World War II. On that date, when his platoon was pinned down by hostile artillery, automatic weapons, and small arms, fire, First Lieutenant Reynolds unhesitatingly and courageously advanced toward the enemy to reconnoiter a route for support tanks. Constantly exposed to both frontal and flanking fire, he fearlessly crawled along a hedgerow and came to a position from which the enemy was placing devastating fire on his men. With great valor and utter disregard for his own safety, he climbed the hedgerow and brazenly leaped into the midst of seven Germans. In the fight which followed, Lieutenant Reynolds personally killed three Germans and forced the surrender of four others, thereby completely reducing the strong point and permitting his men to advance safely. First Lieutenant Reynolds' intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 87 (1944)


*REYNOLDS, HARLAN (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Harlan Reynolds (0-1038096), First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 83d Chemical Mortar Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 12 December 1944. First Lieutenant Reynolds' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty 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. 127 (1945)
Home Town: New York, New York


REYNOLDS, JOHN A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John A. Reynolds, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 9th Armored Engineer Battalion, 9th Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 7 March 1945. Staff Sergeant Reynolds' intrepid actions, personal bravery 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 Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 49 (1945)


*REYNOLDS, RICHARD A. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Richard A. Reynolds (0-1170532), First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 607th Tank Destroyer Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 3 and 4 December 1944. First Lieutenant Reynolds' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty 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. 18 (1945)
Home Town: Shelby County, Tennessee


REYNOLDS, ROBERT L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Robert L. Reynolds, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 399th Infantry Regiment, 100th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces in the vicinity of Garnberg, Germany. Private First Class Reynolds' intrepid actions, personal bravery 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.


REYNOLDS, THEODORE F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Theodore F. Reynolds, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 143d Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 10 and 11 February 1945. Private Reynolds' intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 206 (1945)


REYNOLDS, WAYNE O.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Wayne O. Reynolds, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Cannon Company, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 21 August 1944. Staff Sergeant Reynolds' intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 42 (1945)


*REZNY, EDWARD J. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Edward J. Rezny (36451312), Private First Class, 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 12 March 1944. Private First Class Rezny'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. 1165 (1944)
Home Town: Houghton County, Michigan


RHODES, JETT R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Jett R. Rhodes, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 303d Engineer Combat Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 17 October 1944. Private Rhodes' intrepid actions, personal 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. 7 (1945)


RHODES, WILSON B.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Wilson B. Rhodes, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces on 15 November 1944. Staff Sergeant Rhodes' intrepid actions, personal 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. 113 (1944)


RHODEY, WILLIAM A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William A. Rhodey, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while Commanding an Infantry Company of the 407th Infantry Regiment, 102d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 30 November 1944, in Germany. Captain Rhodey led his men in an attack against a heavily fortified town. As the drive pressed forward, it encountered heavy enemy artillery, mortar, and small arms fire. Realizing the catastrophic consequences should the attack lose momentum, Captain Rhodey, with complete disregard for the enemy fire, stood up, shouted encouragement to his men and charged into the town. Captain Rhodey fearlessly faced the enemy fire gain to summon supporting tanks that relieved a tense situation. The extraordinary heroism and aggressive actions of Captain Rhodey 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. 71 (1945)
Home Town: Arkansas


*RICCIO, EDWARD (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Edward Riccio (31022247), 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 the 118th Medical Battalion, 43d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 18 July 1943. Private First Class Riccio's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 43d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the South Pacific Area, General Orders No. 234 (1944)
Home Town: Wallingford, Connecticut


RICE, EDWARD L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Edward L. Rice, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces on 3 and 4 February 1944. Private Rice's intrepid actions, personal 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-Central Pacific Area, General Orders No. 128 (1944)


RICE, WADE H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Wade H. Rice, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company M, 322d Infantry Regiment, 81st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 18 September 1944. Sergeant Rice's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 81st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 40 (1946)
Home Town: Grenada, Mississippi


RICH, JOHN A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John A. Rich, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces on 7 January 1944. Sergeant Rich's intrepid actions, personal 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)
Home Town: Ohio


RICHARDS, ROY JOSEPH
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Roy Joseph Richards, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces on 22 April 1945. Sergeant Richards' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 107 (1945)
Home Town: New Orleans, Louisiana


*RICHARDS, WILLIAM A. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to William A. Richards (0-393258), Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 112th Engineer Combat Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. Major Richards' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty 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. 39 (1944)
Home Town: Marquette County, Michigan


*RICHARDS, WILLIAM H. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to William H. Richards (0-1291008), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 21 November 1944. First Lieutenant Richards' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 32d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 87 (1945)
Home Town: Lake County, Indiana


RICHARDSON, FREDERICK S.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Frederick S. Richardson, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 315th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 19 and 20 July 1944. Private First Class Richardson's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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)
Home Town: Windsor, Vermont


RICHMOND, KIMBALL R.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Kimball R. Richmond (0-1286184), Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Commanding Officer, Company I, 3d Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. When the crafts on which his company was moving in, on the initial assault upon the coast of France, were sunk by enemy fire and mines, Captain Richmond swam to shore through a hail of machine gun bullets and artillery fire. Upon reaching the shore, he gathered together the remainder of his company and moved down the beach. Here he established contact with a group of men whose officers had become casualties. He quickly organized the men for an attack against an enemy strongpoint on the left flank. In the face of heavy direct enemy fire, he gallantly led his men in successful assault upon this enemy emplacement thereby removing an enemy installation that had been inflicting heavy casualties on this part of the beach. Without hesitation, Captain Richmond then pushed inland against the enemy. Completely disregarding his own safety, he led his men across open terrain, captured ***** and successfully defended it against superior forces until relieved. The personal bravery and determined leadership of Captain Richmond exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 31 (July 1, 1944)
Home Town: Vermont


*RICKS, CHARLES L., JR. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Charles L. Ricks, Jr. (0-456129), Captain (Armor), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces on 12 and 13 June 1944. Captain Ricks' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty 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. 143 (1944)
Born: at Houston, Texas
Home Town: Waxahachie, Texas


RIDER, RICHARD E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Richard E. Rider (35500015), First Sergeant [then Staff Sergeant], U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Battery A, 80th Airborne Anti-Aircraft Battalion, Parachute Infantry, 82d Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 13 June 1944, near Baupte, Normandy, France, while leading a combat patrol of a parachute infantry regiment. With utter disregard for his own personal safety, First Sergeant Rider exposed himself fearlessly to enemy machine guns and cannon fire in order to direct the fire of his antitank guns. When one gun was attacked by five enemy tanks, First Sergeant Rider personally took over for the gunner and directed fire against the approaching enemy. The first tank was destroyed immediately, as were the second and third in rapid succession. The other two tanks retreated to a position in less dangerous territory. First Sergeant Rider followed, placing his gun in a location from where it could deliver destructive fire. From this position he destroyed both remaining tanks and the German crews were destroyed by our infantry. By his fearless attention to the mission he was able to destroy completely the enemy tank threat, and his determination and enthusiasm supported him to pursue and destroy the remaining tanks. His courage and force before the entire patrol were of high standard and exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States, reflecting great credit upon himself, the 82d Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, European Theater of Operations, U.S. Army, General Orders No. 89 (1944)
Home Town: Cleveland, Ohio


RIDGWAY, MATTHEW BUNKER
(First Award)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Matthew Bunker Ridgway (0-5264), Major General, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Commanding General, 82d Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces in July 1943. Major General Ridgway's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 24 (September 11, 1943)

RIDGWAY, MATTHEW BUNKER
(Second Award)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Service Cross to Matthew Bunker Ridgway (0-5264), Major General, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Commanding Officer, 82d Airborne Division, in action against the enemy from 6 June 1944 to 9 June 1944, in France. Major General Ridgway jumped by parachute at approximately 0200 prior to the dawn of "D" Day and landed about 3/4 mile northeast of *****, France, to spearhead the parachute landing assault of his Airborne Division on the ****. Throughout "D" Day, he visited every point in the then surrounded area in order to evaluate the opposition and to encourage his men. He penetrated to the front of every active sector without thought of the personal danger involved. He exposed himself continuously to small arms, mortar and artillery fire; as, by his presence and through words of encouragement, he greatly assisted and personally directed the operations of one of his battalions in the important task of securing the bridgehead across the ***** River, which required a frontal assault against strongly entrenched enemy positions. His personal bravery and his heroism were deciding factors in the success of his unit in France. Major General Ridgway's gallant leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 82d Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 35 (July 19, 1944)
Born: March 3, 1895 at Fort Monroe, Virginia
Home Town: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Personal Awards: 2@ Distinguished Service Crosses (WWII)


*RIEKE, CHESTER V. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Chester V. Rieke (0-1295603), First Lieutenant (Infantry), 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 21 September 1944. First Lieutenant Rieke'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. 611 (1945)
Home Town: Johnson County, Kansas


RIGGS, WILLIAM C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William C. Riggs (34499006), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, at Normandy, France. When the landing craft on which Private First Class Riggs was coming ashore was struck by enemy shell fire, it began to sink in the rough sea. With complete disregard for his own safety and despite the intense enemy small arms and artillery fire, Private First Class Riggs plunged into the turbulent sea and swam bout 500 yards to another landing craft and directed it to the sinking craft. This act permitted the men to reach the beach and engage in the fire fight against the enemy. The courage, initiative and heroism displayed by Private First Class Riggs exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 29th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 29 (June 29, 1944)


RIMMER, GEORGE P.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to George P. Rimmer, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 50th Armored Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces from 1 to 6 January 1945. First Sergeant Rimmer's intrepid actions, personal 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. 48 (1945)
Home Town: Cincinnati, Ohio


RINEN, APOLONIO
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Apolonio Rinen, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Headquarters Company, 57th Infantry Regiment, Philippine Scouts, in action against enemy forces on 9 January 1942, in the vicinity of Samal, Bataan, Philippine Islands. Having been detailed with a non-commissioned officer to install and operate a radio set in the vicinity of his regimental outpost line, with the mission of relaying information of the enemy to his regimental command post, Private First Class Rinen's position was jeopardized by strong enemy advance units which had struck both flanks of the outpost line and forced the withdrawal of the outpost force. Although he knew that enemy troops were in close proximity on both flanks and to his rear, this intrepid soldier remained behind his own withdrawing unit to assist in the transmission of valuable information of enemy strength and disposition to his commanding officer. Not until his mission was fully accomplished did Private First Class Rinen proceed to rejoin his unit, assisting in carrying the radio equipment across four kilometers of open country, through enemy fire and patrols, and across three deep river fords to his regimental area. Private First Class Rinen's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the Philippine Scouts, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 39 (1942)


RINGSAK, ELTON WOODROW
(First Award)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Elton Woodrow Ringsak, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 2d Battalion, 6th Armored Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces in March 1943. Lieutenant Colonel Ringsak's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 71 (1943)

RINGSAK, ELTON WOODROW
(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 Elton Woodrow Ringsak, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 2d Battalion, 6th Armored Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 4 January 1944. Lieutenant Colonel Ringsak's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 42 (1947)
Home Town: Grafton, North Dakota
Personal Awards: 2@ Distinguished Service Crosses (WWII)


*RINI, DANIEL F. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Daniel F. Rini (35005386), Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 16 December 1942, during the Papuan Campaign at Buna, New Guinea. Corporal Rini's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 32d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, South West Pacific Area, General Orders No. 9 (1943)
Home Town: Columbiana County, Ohio


*RINKER, RALPH H. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Ralph H. Rinker (0-1018191), First Lieutenant (Cavalry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 90th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, 10th Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 19 March. 1945. First Lieutenant Rinker'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 10th Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 577 (October 4, 1945)
Home Town: Saginaw, Michigan
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Silver Star (WWII), Purple Heart


RISKEY, JOHN F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John F. Riskey, Technician Third Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 302d Infantry Regiment, 94th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 20 and 21 January 1945. Technician Third Grade Riskey's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 94th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 100 (May 11, 1945)


*RITSO, JOHN C. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to John C. Ritso (0-6904671), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 601st Tank Destroyer Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 25 January 1944. Staff Sergeant Ritso'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. 121 (1944)
Home Town: Chautauqua County, New York
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), 2@ Silver Stars (WWII), Purple Heart


RITTER, OZIAS C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Ozias C. Ritter (20365297), Technical Sergeant [then Staff Sergeant], U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, at Normandy, France. Technical Sergeant Ritter led his machine gun section ashore in the first wave of troops to attack the coast of France. With complete disregard for his own safety, he fearlessly, despite devastating enemy fire which inflicted heavy casualties, led his men into position and coolly placed fire on the enemy positions. In one instance, he purposely exposed himself to draw enemy fire to provide his section with positive locations of the enemy guns. Another time, he entered a sector of observed enemy mortar fire to carry out the wounded. The gallantry, leadership and outstanding courage of Technical Sergeant Ritter exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 29th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 29 (June 29, 1944)


ROACH, JOHN A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John A. Roach (20363889), Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on the initial assault 6 June 1944, near Vierville, France, on D-Day. Technical Sergeant Roach, who was wounded as he came in on the initial assault and was awaiting evacuation, observed that his platoon leader had become a casualty and that the leaderless platoon was fast becoming disorganized under the heavy and intense enemy fire. Technical Sergeant Roach, despite his painful wound, seized a rifle, moved over to his platoon and reorganized it. He then rallied the men and personally led them forward in the face of devastating enemy fire and successfully overran the enemy positions. The outstanding courage, initiative and leadership displayed by Technical Sergeant Roach exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 29th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 29 (June 29, 1944)
Home Town: Lynchburg, Virginia


ROACHE, RUSSELL F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Russell F. Roache, First Lieutenant (Armor), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces on 12 June 1944. First Lieutenant Roache's intrepid actions, personal 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. 66 (1944)


ROBBINS, HOWARD K.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Howard K. Robbins, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 136th Infantry Regiment, 33d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 12 May 1945. Private First Class Robbins' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 33d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 351 (1945)
Home Town: Crossville, Illinois


*ROBBINS, JOSEPH (MIA-KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Joseph Robbins (35024595), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 160th Infantry Regiment, 40th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 22 February 1945. Staff Sergeant Robbins' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 40th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 137 (1945)
Home Town: Cuyahoga County, Ohio


ROBBOLINO, FRANK
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Frank Robbolino, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 19 March 1945. Sergeant Robbolino's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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)


ROBERTS, ERNEST T. (POW)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Ernest T. Roberts (18199335), Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company D, 2d Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. After landing by parachute before dawn on D-Day and joining a composite group which proceeded to carry out a battalion mission, Corporal Roberts and two comrades served as an outpost in a building on the edge of Guetteville. When a battalion of German infantry, reinforced by tanks, approached from the west and placed machine guns and mortars in position, those three valiant men immediately opened fire on the enemy. Ordered to leave the post, they determined to hold out until the 30 men in the town had withdrawn. Corporal Roberts assisted in holding the hostile force at bay for two hours, killing 15 Germans and wounding many others. His voluntary and courageous action delayed the enemy sufficiently to permit the main body of parachute troops to establish defensive positions to the east from which they were able to deny overwhelming German forces the opportunity of crossing the Merderet River. Corporal Roberts' superb heroism and unselfish devotion to duty exemplifies the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflects great credit upon himself, the 82d Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 61 (1944)
Home Town: Texas


ROBERTS, ESKELL F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Eskell F. Roberts, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 146th Engineer Combat Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. Second Lieutenant Roberts' intrepid actions, personal 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)


ROBERTS, ROBERT E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Robert E. Roberts, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 377th Infantry Regiment, 95th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 and 9 November 1944. Staff Sergeant Roberts' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 95th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 292 (1945)


ROBERTSON, DONALD M.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Donald M. Robertson, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 394th Infantry Regiment, 99th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 13 December 1944. Private First Class Robertson's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 257 (1945)


ROBERTSON, WALTER M.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Walter M. Robertson (0-3378), Major General, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while Commanding the 2d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 17 December 1944, in Belgium. When the initial thrusts of a full-scale German counter offensive threatened the right flank of his division, Major General Robertson, fully aware of the urgency of the situation, personally assumed command of the defense of a vital road junction to delay the enemy long enough for his troops to take up defensive positions. Within an hour the first hostile tanks appeared 600 yards away and were immediately taken under fire on Major General Robertson's orders. Braving intense artillery and direct tank fire, he remained in complete observation of the enemy to supervise the disposition of his troops and to direct the fire of his own tanks and tank destroyers. After two hours of vicious fighting, many German tanks and vehicles were destroyed and the armored thrust in this sector was thwarted. As reinforcements arrived, Major General Robertson proceeded immediately to a second critical area where another salient was threatening two villages along the main route of the enemy advance. He organized troops from his own command and stragglers from elements overrun by the powerful attack and, for a period of seven hours, heroically led them in deterring the advance. Constantly exposed to intense fire from tanks, machine guns and small arms, Major General Robertson, by his personal direction and his calm and collected demeanor, successfully rallied his men to hold their ground tenaciously. His presence among the foremost elements of his command, his exemplary courage and his self-assurance were primarily responsible for knitting the scattered troops into a cohesive fighting force and checking the forward drive of the enemy spearhead. Major General Robertson's gallant leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 2d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 10 (January 17, 1945)
Home Town: Oklahoma


ROBEY, PAUL W., JR.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Paul W. Robey, Jr. (11048120), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company K, 3d Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 18 November 1944, in Germany. Withering cross fire from well-concealed enemy machine guns pinned down an attacking platoon near the outskirts of a German village. Upon observing the location of one of the guns in a building, Staff Sergeant Robey voluntarily and courageously ran across thirty yards of exposed ground to reach the structure. With two well-placed grenades, he annihilated the entire gun crew. Sighting an anti-tank gun, Staff Sergeant Robey charged the position single-handedly with an automatic rifle, killing several Germans and forcing the surrender of eighteen others. Half way through the town, he observed an enemy tank blocking an important road junction. While enemy artillery shells landed nearby, he quickly led several tank destroyers to the scene and effectively directed fire which disabled the hostile tank. As crew members attempted to make a getaway, his poured a hail of automatic rifle fire upon them and killed the entire crew. Staff Sergeant Robey's outstanding courage and great personal bravery, though wounded by shell fragments during this engagement, resulted in the successful assault upon the town. His intrepid actions 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. 1 (January 1, 1945)
Home Town: Massachusetts


ROBINSON, EARL A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Earl A. Robinson (6144210), Technician Fourth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 June 1944, in France. A composite group of paratroopers were completely surrounded by the enemy and had been under heavy enemy fire during an entire day. Numerous casualties had resulted and were housed in a nearby farm building. At the same time, the enemy was using flame throwers on a nearby house and adjacent haystack. The farm building caught fire and the wounded, most of whom were litter cases, were unable to help themselves. Technician Fourth Grade Robinson, practically unassisted and with complete disregard for his own safety, removed all the wounded men from the burning house and took them to a spot in the defense area where some protection was offered against the enemy fire. Technician Fourth Grade Robinson's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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: Massachusetts


ROBINSON, FRANK B.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Frank B. Robinson, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces on 20 October 1944. Private Robinson's intrepid actions, personal 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. 16 (1945)


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


*ROBINSON, GEORGE T. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to George T. Robinson (0-1178952), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 158th Field Artillery Battalion, 45th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces from 16 to 22 February 1944. Second Lieutenant Robinson'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. 102 (1944)
Home Town: Shelby County, Illinois


*ROBINSON, JAMES L. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to James L. Robinson (0-1296583), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company K, 3d Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. First Lieutenant Robinson's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 78 (1944)
Home Town: Pike County, Mississippi


*ROBINSON, WALTER E. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Walter E. Robinson (38010624), Technical Sergeant, 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. Technical Sergeant Robinson'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. 114 (July 9, 1944)
Home Town: Lincoln County, New Mexico


*ROBINSON, WINFIELD N. (MIA-KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Winfield N. Robinson (0-252203), Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 45th Infantry Regiment, Philippine Scouts, in action against enemy forces on 5 February 1942. Major Robinson'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. 263 (1946)
Home Town: Ashland County, Wisconsin


ROBLES, ALDEGUNDO
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Aldegundo Robles, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 43d Infantry Regiment, Philippine Scouts, in action against enemy forces on 1 February 1942. Sergeant Robles' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 40 (1942)


*RODGERS, THOMAS L. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Thomas L. Rodgers (20421704), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. Having jumped into Normandy in the vicinity of Amfresville, France on 6 June 1944, Private First Class Rodgers, observing many of his comrades pinned down by enemy machine gun and small arms fire, moved without hesitation to destroy the enemy. Mounting a stone wall, in full view of the enemy, he neutralized the machine gun position and proceeded forward, driving back the enemy with effective fire from his Browning Automatic Rifle. During this action Private First Class Rodgers killed or wounded 25 of the enemy and made possible the organization and advance of our troops in the area. His personal courage, aggressive leadership and courageous inspiration contributed materially to the success of his comrades and exemplified the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States, reflecting great credit upon himself, the 82d Airborne Division, and the United States Army. Private First Class Rodgers was later killed in action against the enemy.
Headquarters, XVIII Airborne Corps, General Orders No. 45 (1945)
Home Town: Covington County, Alabama


RODGERS, WILLIAM J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William J. Rodgers, First Lieutenant (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 222d Anti-Aircraft SL Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 18 June 1945, in the vicinity of Mindanao, Philippine Islands. First Lieutenant Rodgers' intrepid actions, personal 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. 418 (1945)
Home Town: San Francisco, California


*RODGERS, WILSON F. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Wilson F. Rodgers (39209620), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company K, 409th Infantry Regiment, 102d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces from 14 to 16 November 1944. Private First Class Rodgers' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty 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, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 163 (1945)
Home Town: Pierce County, Washington


RODMAN, JOHN H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John H. Rodman, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces from 21 to 25 January 1942. Colonel Rodman'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. 410 (1945)


RODRIGUEZ, JOHNNY C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Johnny C. Rodriguez, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company I, 406th Infantry Regiment, 102d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 10 April 1945. Private First Class Rodriguez's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 102d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 228 (1945)


RODWELL, JAMES S.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to James S. Rodwell, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 4th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 and 9 March 1945, in the vicinity of Adenau and Rifferscheid, Germany. A task force under the leadership of General Rodwell initiated an advance, crossing a river which had thwarted similar previous attempts, and penetrated swiftly and deeply into enemy territory. The force, animated by his vigorous leadership, eliminated each enemy point of resistance and deftly surmounted each obstacle which the retreating Germans had left in their wake. He personally and on foot led his command group through an enemy occupied town at night while devoid of any support or assistance from combat troops. Germany. Brigadier General Rodwell's aggressive leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 4th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 131 (1945)


*ROE, JOHN R. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to John R. Roe (35005870), Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces on 20 July 1943. Technician Fifth Grade Roe'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. 388 (1944)
Home Town: Jefferson County, Ohio


ROGERS, COLEMAN S.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Coleman S. Rogers, Technician Fourth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the Medical Detachment, 317th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 November 1944. Technician Fourth Grade Rogers' intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 38 (1945)


ROGERS, GORDON BYROM
(First Award)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Gordon Byrom Rogers, Colonel (General Staff Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Headquarters, I Corps, in action against enemy forces on 5 December 1942, during the Papuan Campaign at Buna, New Guinea. Colonel Rogers' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
Headquarters, South West Pacific Area, General Orders No. 60 (1942)

ROGERS, GORDON BYROM
(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 Gordon Byrom Rogers, Colonel (General Staff Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the General Staff Corps, Headquarters, I Corps, in action against enemy forces on 28 December 1942, during the Papuan Campaign in New Guinea. Colonel Rogers' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
Headquarters, South West Pacific Area, General Orders No. 7 (January 15, 1943)
Born: August 22, 1901 at Manchester, Tennessee
Home Town: Manchester, Tennessee
Personal Awards: 2@ Distinguished Service Crosses (WWII)


ROGERS, HOWARD W.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Howard W. Rogers (33047696), Technical Sergeant [then Sergeant], U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, at Normandy, France. Soon after landing on the coast of France with the initial assault wave of troops, Technical Sergeant Rogers became separated from his unit and found himself in a group of other soldiers who were also separated from their organizations. Upon discovering an enemy pillbox from which devastating machine gun fire was being directed, he quickly organized this group of soldiers into a raiding party. With complete disregard for his own safety, he fearlessly, despite intense enemy fire, led the raiding party in an assault upon the pillbox and destroyed this enemy gun position. Technical Sergeant Rogers' initiative, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 29th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 29 (June 29, 1944)


ROGERS, KENT CARVEL
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Kent Carvel Rogers, First Lieutenant (Armor), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 603d Tank Destroyer Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 19 November 1944. First Lieutenant Rogers' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-European Theater, General Orders No. 286 (1945)
Born: October 12, 1908 at Portland, Oregon
Home Town: Los Angeles, California


ROGERS, LEE N.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Lee N. Rogers (39183954), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 1st Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 11 June 1944, in France. When his platoon was pinned down by heavy enemy machine gun fire, Private First Class Rogers, with complete disregard for his own safety, advanced against the machine gun and destroyed it with hand grenades. While reporting this action to his Commanding Officer, an enemy machine gun opened fire at close range. Instantly Private First Class Rogers hurled himself at his Commanding Officer, thereby knocking him out of the line of machine gun fire. Though wounded by this act, Private First Class Rogers refused to be evacuated and continued with his platoon until his mission was accomplished. The outstanding courage, aggressiveness and personal bravery displayed by Private First Class Rogers 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: Oregon


*ROGERS, ORVILLE E. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Orville E. Rogers (37031630), Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 161st Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 24 January 1945. Technician Fifth Grade Rogers' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 25th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 131 (1945)
Home Town: Dewey County, South Dakota


*ROGERS, WILLIAM (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to William Rogers, First Lieutenant (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces from 14 to 17 February 1943. First Lieutenant Rogers' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty 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. 153 (1944)


ROGOWICZ, FRANCIS N.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Francis N. Rogowicz, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 32d Armored Regiment, 3d Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 22 January 1945. Sergeant Rogowicz's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 3d Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 292 (1945)


ROHAY, VINCENT S.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Vincent S. Rohay (37395054), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 413th Infantry Regiment, 104th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 23 February 1945, near Duren, Germany. During a difficult attack operation across a flooded river, Sergeant Rohay single-handedly knocked out three enemy machine gun nests, which included a pill-box and three groups of entrenched enemy riflemen. Skillfully using his automatic rifle and hand grenades, he engaged in several hand-to-hand struggles, killing at least fifteen and taking fourteen prisoners. Staff Sergeant Rohay's fearless 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 104th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 492 (1945)
Home Town: St. Louis, Missouri


ROLLINS, GEORGE W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to George W. Rollins, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 136th Infantry Regiment, 33d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 3 May 1945. Private First Class Rollins' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 33d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 373 (1945)


ROMERO, MAX J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Max J. Romero, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces on 20 March 1945. Private First Class Romero's intrepid actions, personal 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. 138 (1945)


RONNING, ORVILLE M.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Orville M. Ronning, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces on 28 May 1944. First Lieutenant Ronning's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 137 (1944)


*ROOKE, RAYMOND H. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Raymond H. Rooke (36131162), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces on 9 March 1944. Staff Sergeant Rooke'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. 838 (1944)
Home Town: Wayne County, Michigan


ROONEY, ROBERT A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Robert A. Rooney, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company M, 135th Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 November 1942. Staff Sergeant Rooney's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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.
Allied Force Headquarters, General Orders No. 29 (1942)


ROS, MICHAEL
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Michael Ros, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces on 28 March 1943. Corporal Ros' intrepid actions, personal 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. 19 (1944)


ROSAS, GUILLERMO
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Guillermo Rosas, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 14th Infantry Regiment, 71st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 26 April 1945. Private First Class Rosas' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 71st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 219 (1945)


ROSBOROUGH, JAMES C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to James C. Rosborough, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 107th Field Artillery Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 17 December 1944. Lieutenant Colonel Rosborough's intrepid actions, personal 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. 72 (1945)


ROSE, FRANCIS S.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Francis S. Rose, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 82d Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 28 December 1944. Private First Class Rose's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 197 (1945)


ROSE, MAURICE (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Maurice Rose (0-8439), Major General, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 3d Armored Division, in action against enemy forces from 6 to 9 September 1944. Major General Rose's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 3d Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 86 (1944)
Home Town: Denver, Colorado


*ROSELAND, CLARENCE E. (MIA-KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Clarence E. Roseland (36832556), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company M, 179th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 October 1944. Private First Class Roseland'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. 48 (1946)
Home Town: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Bronze Star, 2@ Purple Hearts


ROSEMOND, ST. JULIEN P.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to St. Julien P. Rosemond (0-328203), Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Artillery Liaison Officer, Headquarters Battery, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 11 June 1944, in France. In the assault upon Carentan, the infantry battalion was pinned down by the intense enemy machine gun and rifle fire. Captain Rosemond as artillery liaison officer, in spite of this heavy enemy fire, moved to a forward position and directed artillery fire upon the enemy. He, though exposed to direct enemy fire, remained at his position until he accomplished his mission. Captain Rosemond, on the occasions of enemy counterattacks, repeatedly moved to a forward position in the face of heavy fire to direct artillery fire. The personal bravery, initiative and devotion to duty exhibited by Captain Rosemond 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: Florida


ROSEN, SANFORD
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Sanford Rosen, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Headquarters Company, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. Private First Class Rosen's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 39 (1944)


*ROSS, CALVIN E. (MIA-KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Calvin E. Ross (39474369), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company K, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 15 and 20 March 1945. Private Ross' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 32d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 370 (1945)
Home Town: Chewelah, Washington


*ROSS, RICHARD M. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Richard M. Ross (19015905), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces on 14 January 1943. Private Ross' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty 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. 64 (1943)
Home Town: Warren County, Pennsylvania


ROSS, ROBERT P.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Robert P. Ross, 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, 37th Engineer Combat Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. First Lieutenant Ross' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 39 (1944)
Home Town: Milwaukee, Wisconsin


ROSS, WESLEY R.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Wesley R. Ross, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 146th Engineer Combat Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. Second Lieutenant Ross, commanding a demolition team, landed on the coast of France with the initial assault wave. Though subjected to heavy enemy small arms, mortar and artillery fire Second Lieutenant Ross, completely disregarding his own safety, personally led his team in breaching the beach obstacles. While engaged in this mission Second Lieutenant Ross was wounded in the legs by enemy mortar fire. Through repeated efforts were made to evacuate him, Second Lieutenant Ross insisted upon remaining with his unit until a gap was cleared through the obstacles. The valor, devotion to duty and determined leadership displayed by Second Lieutenant Ross exemplify the 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)


ROSSKAMM, LEO
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Leo Rosskamm, 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 on 19, 20, and 28 April 1945, at Okinawa Shima, Ryukyu Islands. On 19 April 1945, elements of the company to which Technician Fifth Grade Rosskamm was attached were advancing in an attack when fired on by an enemy machine gun. The fire wounded one demolition man after he had almost reached a gun position located in a cave dug into a ridge. Evacuation of the wounded man appeared impossible; however, Technician Rosskamm advanced by crawling under seemingly deadly enemy fire toward the wounded soldier. When the intensity of the enemy fire halted his advance, he called for a flame thrower, under cover of which he continued to advance and rescued the wounded man. Again, on 20 April 1945, during an attack by his unit, a sergeant was seriously wounded and lay writhing in pain on the open trail, exposed to the enemy weapon that wounded him. Technician Rosskamm, disregarding the hostile fire, advanced to the wounded man and succeeded in administering aid, protecting the wounded man with his body. In the evening of the same day, several Japanese infiltrated into his unit's area and wounded several men. He immediately bounded out of his foxhole and proceeded to treat the wounded men. In the meantime, two armed Japanese approached. Technician Rosskamm, in self defense, grasped the wounded soldier's rifle and quickly killed the Japanese, after which he methodically returned to the administration of first aid. On 28 April, an adjacent unit suffered several casualties from heavy machine gun and mortar fire. Since no aid man was available, Technician Rosskamm responded without orders to the care of the wounded. In evacuating one, he was shot through the helmet, knocking him down. Disregarding personal harm, he regained his feet, and while still under fire carried the wounded man to safety. He returned to the area for other casualties and while administering aid, was shot through the neck. He temporarily halted his heroic efforts only for sufficient time to dress his own wound, and then, although bleeding profusely, continued to care for others. He was asked to leave the field and refused, saying that others were worse off than he and required his attention. The severity of his wounds was noted by an officer who demanded that the soldier leave the battle field. With great reluctance, he left the field. The intrepidity and extraordinary heroism displayed by Technician Fifth Grade Rosskamm was a source of deep inspiration to all who witnessed his acts. His intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Tenth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 220 (October 6, 1945)


ROSSMAN, DALTON L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Dalton L. Rossman, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces in April 1943. Private First Class Rossman's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 32 (1943)


ROSSMAN, EDWARD R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Edward R. Rossman, Private First Class, 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 on 24 December 1942, during the Papuan Campaign at Sanananda, New Guinea. Private First Class Rossman's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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)


ROSSON, WILLIAM BRADFORD
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William Bradford Rosson, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 31 January 1944, in the vicinity of Anzio, Italy. Major Rosson's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 129 (July 30, 1944)
Born: August 25, 1918 at Iowa Home Town: Salem, Oregon


ROTHERMEL, RALPH MORGAN
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Ralph Morgan Rothermel, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 95th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces during World War II. Private First Class Rothermel's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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.


ROTHERMEL, URBAN J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Urban J. Rothermel, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 377th Infantry Regiment, 95th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces from 8 November 1944 to13 December 1944. Technical Sergeant Rothermel's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 492 (1945)


*ROTTAR, RAYMOND (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Raymond Rottar (35590529), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with 120th Infantry, in action against enemy forces on 26 March 1945. Private Rottar'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. 209 (1945)
Home Town: Summit County, Ohio


ROUSE, HARRY F. G.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Harry F. G. Rouse, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 11 November 1943, near Venafro, Italy. First Lieutenant Rouse cleared mines from the route of advance under intense enemy fire. He then led his two men through machine gun, sniper, and artillery fire to silence an enemy machine gun holding up the advance. First Lieutenant Rouse's intrepid actions, personal 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. 49 (1944)


ROWE, A. THOMAS (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to A. Thomas Rowe (0-411276), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company H, 6th Armored Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 November 1942. First Lieutenant Rowe's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army-North African Theater of Operations, General Orders No. 13 (1943)


ROWE, CALVIN C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Calvin C. Rowe, 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 22 June 1944. First Lieutenant Rowe's intrepid actions, personal 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. 155 (1944)


ROWELL, HOYT T.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Hoyt T. Rowell, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 80th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 19 August 1944. Private First Class Rowell's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 76 (1944)


*ROWLAND, LOREN E. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Loren E. Rowland (37347450), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 395th Infantry Regiment, 99th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 27 April 1945. Private First Class Rowland'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, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 168 (1945)
Home Town: Sedgwick County, Colorado


ROWLAND, SAMUEL A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Samuel A. Rowland, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company K, 104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 13 January 1944. Staff Sergeant Rowland's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 109 (1945)


*ROWLINSON, WILLIAM N. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to William N. Rowlinson (11024103), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces on 5 August 1943. Private First Class Rowlinson'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. 340 (1944)
Home Town: Essex County, Massachusetts


ROY, RAYMOND G.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Raymond G. Roy, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 318th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 15 September 1944. Captain Roy'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 80th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 118 (1944)


*ROYAL, EDWARD L. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Edward L. Royal (18044574), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 165th Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 21 April 1945. Private Royal'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. 334 (1945)
Home Town: Los Angeles, California


RUBY, CLARENCE T.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Clarence T. Ruby, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces on 9 June 1944, in France. Second Lieutenant Ruby's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 39 (1944)


RUBY, GOTTLIEB
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Gottlieb Ruby (0-1291704), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 80th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 4 September 1944, in France. During the attack on Dommar tin Les Toul, south of Toul, France, Lieutenant Ruby's platoon was the right attacking platoon of the assault company and was making the main effort within the company sector. The enemy occupied many dig-in well camouflaged positions on commanding ground surrounded by excellent fields of fire and was supported by mortars and artillery for which they had excellent observation. Due to the excellent observation and fields of fire, the terrain definitely favored the defender. Shortly after crossing the Moselle River, the platoon was subjected to intense machine-gun cross-fire and the platoon leader Lieutenant Ruby, was wounded in the left shoulder. Disregarding his wounds, refusing medical attention and displaying superb leadership, cool courage and total disregard for his personal safety, Lieutenant Ruby, advancing in the face of machine-gun and rifle fire, continued until his mission was accomplished. His action so inspired his men that they were enabled to overrun the enemy position and destroy it. Lieutenant Ruby remained in action two hours after he was wounded and personally captured three Germans and killed an unknown number of others. First Lieutenant Ruby's resourcefulness, personal bravery 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. 97 (1944)


RUDD, JACK A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Jack A. Rudd (12067420), Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 101st Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces in France. Technician Fifth Grade Rudd advanced with the leading riflemen on every occasion during the attack on the *****. He continually exposed himself to heavy enemy machine gun, mortar and artillery fire to administer first aid and to evacuate wounded personnel. On a number of occasions, with complete disregard for his own safety, he moved through intense artillery barrages to carry away wounded comrades. The gallantry, fortitude and devotion to duty displayed by Technician Fifth Grade Rudd 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


RUDDER, JAMES EARL
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to James Earl Rudder (0-294916), Lieutenant Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 2d Ranger Infantry Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, at Normandy, France. Lieutenant Colonel Rudder, commanding Force "A" of the Rangers, landed on the beach with his unit which was immediately subjected to heavy rifle, machine gun, mortar and artillery fire. Devastating fire was also directed from the cliffs overlooking the beach. Completely disregarding his own safety, Lieutenant Colonel Rudder immediately scaled the cliffs in order to better direct the attack. By his determined leadership and dauntlessness he inspired his men so that they successfully withstood three enemy counterattacks. Though wounded again he still refused to be evacuated. Lieutenant Colonel Rudder's heroic leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 28 (June 20, 1944)
Born: at Eden, Texas
Home Town: Eden, Texas


RUEDE, HUGO
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Hugo Ruede, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces on 17 February 1945. Private First Class Ruede's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 54 (1945)


RUGGIERO, MATTHEW
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Matthew Ruggiero, 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 9 and 10 February 1945, in the vicinity of Oberhoffen, France. Private First Class Ruggiero's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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, European Theater of Operations, U.S. Army, General Orders No. 114 (1945)


RUGH, GLEN EVANS
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Glen Evans Rugh, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company I, 358th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 23 November 1944. Second Lieutenant Rugh's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 90th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 28 (1945)
Home Town: Phoenixville, Pennsylvania


RUMMEL, WILMER H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Wilmer H. Rummel, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 163d Infantry Regiment, 41st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 19 January 1943, during the Papuan Campaign at Sanananda, New Guinea. Private First Class Rummel's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 41st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 37 (1943)
Home Town: Kansas


RUNEY, MICHAEL L., JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Michael L. Runey, Jr., First Lieutenant (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Headquarters Battery, 58th Armored Field Artillery Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 7 June 1944. First Lieutenant Runey's intrepid actions, personal 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. 219 (1945)


RUNNOE, DONALD F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Donald F. Runnoe, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Commanding Officer of an Infantry Company in the 1st Battalion, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 2 January 1943, during the Papuan Campaign at Buna, New Guinea. Captain Runnoe'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: Marinette, Wisconsin


RUNYON, JOHN F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John F. Runyon, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 370th Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 5 April 1945. Captain Runyon'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.
War Department, General Orders No. 16 (1946)
Home Town: Hanover, New Hampshire


RUSH, CHARLES W.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Charles W. Rush, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 2d Battalion, 141st Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 12 December 1944, near Riquewihr, France. During a fierce enemy attack against his platoon's position, Sergeant Rush boldly fired his automatic rifle from a standing position outside his firing hole and killed at least nine Germans, wounded many more and repelled the attackers from his sector. During the afternoon the hostile troops succeeded in cutting off the platoon from the remainder of his company and the men were ordered to move to more advantageous positions. After covering the move with BAR fire, Sergeant Rush rejoined his platoon and, during ensuing engagements with the determined enemy, he killed two more Germans, wounded several, and frustrated an enemy attempt to set up a mortar. His extraordinary heroism and intrepidity prevented his platoon form being overrun by German troops. His personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 36th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 570 (1945)


RUSH, WILLIAM S.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William S. Rush, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 16 December 1944. Private First Class Rush's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 28th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 65 (1945)


*RUSSELL, ELMER LORIN (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Elmer Lorin Russell (34054368), Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with Company E, 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 and 14 February 1945, in the vicinity of the Bilibid Prison in the Philippine Islands. Technician Fifth Grade Russell's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 37th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 123 (1945)
Born: February 4, 1915 at Sarasota, Florida
Home Town: Sarasota, Florida


*RUSSELL, JAMES E. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to James E. Russell (0-2048470), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 319th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 14 September 1944. Second Lieutenant Russell's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 80th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 89 (1944)
Home Town: Somerset County, New Jersey


RUSSELL, JOHN W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John W. Russell, Technical 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. Technical Sergeant Russell's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 185 (1945)


RUSSELL, LLOYD A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Lloyd A. Russell, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 378th Infantry Regiment, 95th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 28 November 1944. Technical Sergeant Russell's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 296 (1945)


*RUSSELL, MILTON I. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Milton I. Russell (38017095), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 180th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces in July 1943. Sergeant Russell'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: Garvin County, Oklahoma


RUSSELL, WILLIAM E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William E. Russell, Captain (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 18 and 19 October 1944. Captain Russell's outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 50 (1945)


RUSSELL, WILLIAM N.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William N. Russell, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company I, 324th Infantry Regiment, 44th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 15 February 1945. Technical Sergeant Russell's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 44th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-European Theater, General Orders No. 164 (1946)


RUTHERFORD, JOE T.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Joe T. Rutherford, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 12 November 1944. Staff Sergeant Rutherford's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 90th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 46 (1945)


RUTLEDGE, JAMES A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to James A. Rutledge, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 157th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 19 February 1944. Technical Sergeant Rutledge's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 77 (1944)


*RYERSON, CARROLL H. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Carroll H. Ryerson (36362916), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 254th Infantry Regiment, 63d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 19 March 1944. Sergeant Ryerson'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 63d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-European Theater, General Orders No. 291 (1945)
Home Town: Crawford County, Illinois


RYHAL, RICHARD G.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Richard G. Ryhal, Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces on 29 August 1944. Technician Fifth Grade Ryhal's intrepid actions, personal 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. 134 (1944)

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