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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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SABLO, IRVING LINCOLN
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Irving Lincoln Sablo, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces during World War II. Private Sablo's intrepid actions, personal 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.


SABO, ARPOD
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Arpod Sabo, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces on 28 May 1944. Second Lieutenant Sabo's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 133 (August 8, 1944)


SABONIS, FRANK J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Frank J. Sabonis, Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 24th Tank Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 13 April 1945. Technician Fifth Grade Sabonis' intrepid actions, personal 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)


*SADAJ, STANLEY S. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Stanley S. Sadaj (0-1175300), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 400th Armored Field Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 7 March 1945. Second Lieutenant Sadaj'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. 120 (1945)
Home Town: San Joaquin, California


SALAS, RAIMUNDO R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Raimundo R. Salas, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 634th Tank Destroyer Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 15 and 16 October 1944. Sergeant Salas' intrepid actions, personal 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. 236 (1945)


SALDIN, ROBERT S.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Robert S. Saldin, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces on 27 and 28 January 1945. Technical Sergeant Saldin's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 117 (1945)


SALLEY, HENRY C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Henry C. Salley, Private, 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. Private Salley's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 45th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 25 (1943)


SALLY, AUBREY B.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Aubrey B. Sally, Staff 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 16 April 1945. Staff Sergeant Sally's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 88th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 103 (1945)


*SALVEMINI, DOMINICK JOHN (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Dominick John Salvemini (32190130), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 8th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 14 July 1944. Private First Class Salvemini'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 8th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 62 (1944)
Home Town: Queens, New York


*SAMBOROWSKI, LEO G. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Leo G. Samborowski (33463330), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 5th Ranger Infantry Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 3 December 1944. Private First Class Samborowski's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 41 (1945)
Home Town: West Hazelton, Pennsylvania


SAMELO, ANTHONY L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Anthony L. Samelo, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 27th Armored Infantry Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 7 March 1945. Staff Sergeant Samelo's intrepid actions, personal 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. 49 (1945)


SAMPLE, DELVIN V.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Delvin V. Sample, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 351st Infantry Regiment, 88th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 21 October 1944. Staff Sergeant Sample's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 88th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 187 (1944)


SAMPSON, FRANCIS L. (POW)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Francis L. Sampson, Captain (Chaplain), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 and 7 June 1944, in France. Captain Sampson's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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.
War Department, General Orders No. 91 (1944)
Born: February 29, 1912 at Cherokee, Iowa
Home Town: Des Moines, Iowa


SAMUELS, JOSEPH T.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Joseph T. Samuels (0-408428), Major (Infantry), [then Captain], U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while Commanding an Infantry Company of the 22d Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 12 June 1944, in France. On that date, heavy and sustained artillery, machine gun and small arms fire forced Major Samuels' company to halt its advance. The right flank platoon bore the brunt of the shelling and became confused and completely disorganized with the loss of its leader. In an endeavor to move his men forward to avoid heavy casualties, Major Samuels, displaying great personal bravery and conspicuous leadership, moved among his men urging them on and inspiring them with his courage and confidence. Advancing to the foremost elements, he moved ahead of his troops and fearlessly led them in a bayonet and hand grenade charge against the enemy and secured the position. The unswerving devotion to duty, determination and valor displayed by Major Samuels 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. 102 (December 28, 1944)
Home Town: Orange, Virginia


SANDERS, CLAUDE R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Claude R. Sanders, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 180th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 18 March 1945. Second Lieutenant Sanders' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 45th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 328 (1945)


*SANDLAIN, ALAN D. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Alan D. Sandlain (37358986), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 21 April 1945. Private First Class Sandlain's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 37th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 68 (1945)
Home Town: Scotts Bluff, Nebraska


SANDLIN, WILLIAM B., JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William B. Sandlin, Jr., First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 351st Infantry Regiment, 88th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 13 October 1944. First Lieutenant Sandlin's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 88th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 61 (1945)


SANFORD, TEDDY A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Teddy A. Sanford, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Headquarters, 1st Battalion, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 23 September 1944. Lieutenant Colonel Sanford's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 82d Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, XVIII Airborne Corps, General Orders No. 8 (November 11, 1944)


SANTARSIERO, CHARLES J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Charles J. Santarsiero (0-1304275), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company I, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 7 June 1944, in France. On that date, Second Lieutenant Santarsiero, observing a force of enemy troops moving across the rear of his position, led five men against this enemy force. His aggressiveness and daring action, during which he personally killed six of the enemy, repulsed the enemy force and was instrumental in their subsequent capture. Second Lieutenant Santarsiero's intrepid leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 101st Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 31 (July 1, 1944)
Home Town: Pennsylvania


SANTELLA, DONALD J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Donald J. Santella, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company K, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 25 March 1945. Sergeant Santella's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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, XVI Corps, General Orders No. 54 (1945)


*SANTJER, BEN (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Ben Santjer (37307336), Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 48th Engineer Combat Battalion, in action against enemy forces on the night of 7 January 1944, in Italy. During an assault on Mount Porcia, Italy, Technician Fifth Grade Santjer was one of the first of his group to reach the summit. Once there, he took part in a fire fight at close range with enemy personnel in the rocks. Technician Fifth Grade Santjer exposed himself repeatedly to draw fire away from the remainder of his party, allowing his comrades to maneuver advantageously. Although twice wounded by enemy grenades, he continued to fire his rifle, shooting three enemy and bayoneting a fourth. He was killed at close range by machine pistol fire. His courage in the face of the enemy was an inspiration to his fellow soldiers. Technician Fifth Grade Santjer'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. 37 (March 9, 1944)
Home Town: Benjon, Minnesota


SANTOLIELLI, ANTHONY F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Anthony F. Santolielli, Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company D, 69th Tank Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 2 and 3 April 1945. Technician Fifth Grade Santolielli's intrepid actions, personal 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. 579 (October 4, 1945)


SANTOS, ALFREDO M.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Alfredo M. Santos, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces on 4 February 1942. Captain Santos' 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. Far East Command, General Orders No. 70 (1947)


*SAPIANDANTE, PABLO (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Pablo Sapiandante, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces on 4 January 1942. First Lieutenant Sapiandante's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 21 (1942)


SARCONA, JOSEPH (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Joseph Sarcona (0-1299310), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 103d Infantry Regiment, 43d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 30 June 1943. Second Lieutenant Sarcona's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 43d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the South Pacific Area, General Orders No. 324 (1943)
Home Town: Queens, New York
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Silver Star (WWII), Bronze Star, 2@ Purple Hearts


SARGENT, FRANK
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Frank Sargent, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 168th Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 and 9 November 1942. Private First Class Sargent's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 34th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army-North African Theater of Operations, General Orders No. 11 (1943)


SARMANIAN, GREGORY
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Gregory Sarmanian, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 18th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, in action against enemy forces on 18 December, 1944. Private Sarmanian's intrepid actions, personal 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. 348 (1945)


*SARTORY, FRANCIS J. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Francis J. Sartory (36811154), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 10 and 11 February 1945. Staff Sergeant Sartory's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 25th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 322 (1945)
Home Town: Hancock County, Illinois


*SASAOKA, ITSUMU (POW-MIA-KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Itsumu Sasaoka (30101548), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 100th Infantry Battalion, 442d Regimental Combat Team, attached to the 36th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces in France. On 22 October 1944, near Belmont, France, Staff Sergeant Sasoka was assigned as a machine gunner on the last tank of a task force during the execution of a daring thrust through enemy-held terrain in an effort to relieve a friendly unit which had been surrounded and cut off by the enemy. As the task force advanced over a mountain trail, the enemy opened fire from well dug-in positions on both sides of the trail. Although seriously wounded by the first burst of hostile fire, Sergeant Sasoka, displaying a disdain for personal safety seldom surpassed, clung to his machine gun and directed a hail of bullets into the enemy positions in a last desperate attempt to prevent the other members of his platoon from being subjected to the lethal enemy crossfire. Finally, unable to hang on any longer due to his weakened condition, Sergeant Sasoka fell from the lurching tank. His magnificent courage and devotion to duty were in large measure responsible for the successful accomplishment of his platoon's mission and for saving the lives of many of his comrades. Staff Sergeant Sasaoka's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 36th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 30 (February 3, 1945)
Born: May 18, 1916 at Aiea, Oahu, Hawaii
Home Town: Whipahu, Oahu, Hawaii


SATERLEE, WILLIAM
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William Saterlee, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company D, 59th Coastal Artillery, in action against enemy forces on 3 February 1942, in the Philippine Islands. Corporal Saterlee's intrepid actions, personal 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. 27 (1942)


*SATTERFIELD, LEO W. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Leo W. Satterfield (33886424), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company K, 385th Infantry Regiment, 76th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 15 February 1945. Private First Class Satterfield's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 90th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 129 (1945)
Home Town: Halifax County, Virginia


*SAURAGE, LEONARD C. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Leonard C. Saurage (0-346548), Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 145th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 9 March 1944. Captain Saurage's outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 37th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the South Pacific Area, General Orders No. 872 (1944)
Home Town: Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana


SAVINO, FELICE J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Felice J. Savino, Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 81st Chemical Mortar Battalion (Motorized), Chemical Warfare Services, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944. Technician Fifth Grade Savino's intrepid actions, personal 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. 37 (1944)


SAVINO, FRANK A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Frank A. Savino (36712545), Technician Fourth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 715th Amphibian Tractor Battalion, 77th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 10 June 1945, at Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands. During the operations which culminated in the clearing of Japanese forces from Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, the 715th Amphibian Tractor Battalion was hauling ammunition by amphibian tractor to the Seventh Marine Regiment when enemy artillery disabled one of the vehicles on a reef just off shore. Technician Savino, a Radio Operator, volunteered with three other men to use another tractor in an attempt to salvage the vehicle and its cargo of urgently needed ammunition. Reaching the reef, the group had descended from the amphibian tractor when the entire area was covered by a severe artillery barrage which wounded all four men. Seeing that one of his comrades had been too seriously wounded to walk, Technician Savino, although painfully injured himself, refused to take cover and ran through the enemy concentration to the aid of the disabled soldier. Taking the wounded man in his arms, he had carried him about 10 yards when an artillery projectile landed a few yards away and exploded, killing his comrade, knocking Technician Savino to the ground, breaking his arm, and severely lacerating his face and body. Realizing the only chance of saving his own life and those of his companions was to leave the reef as soon as possible, he made his way to the tractor, climbed into the cab, and had the engine running by the time his wounded comrades reached the vehicle. Then, despite his increasingly weakened condition, he courageously drove the tractor 800 yards to the beach where he collapsed. Through gallant initiative, resourcefulness, and unremitting devotion to duty, Technician Fourth Grade Savino rescued two wounded comrades. His intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 77th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 352 (November 26, 1945)
Home Town: Evanston, Illinois


*SAVINO, NUNZIO J. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Nunzio J. Savino (36004547), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 32d Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 24 October 1944. Private First Class Savino's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 7th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces-Pacific Ocean Areas, General Orders No. 52 (1945)
Home Town: Cook County, Illinois
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Bronze Star, 2@ Purple Hearts


SAVOIE, CARL J. (MIA-KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Carl J. Savoie (0-392418), First Lieutenant (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces on 1 January 1942. First Lieutenant Savoie's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 18 (1942)
Home Town: Ascension Parish, Louisiana


SAWIN, ALTON, JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Alton Sawin, Jr., Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 28th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, in action against enemy forces on 21 January 1945. Second Lieutenant Sawin's intrepid actions, personal 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. 42 (1945)


*SAWYER, FREDERICK O. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Frederick O. Sawyer (31400508), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 18 January 1945. Staff Sergeant Sawyer's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 30th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 136 (1945)
Home Town: Sherman, Maine


*SAWYER, PHILLIP F. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Phillip F. Sawyer (18002358), Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with an Infantry Company of the 406th Infantry Regiment, 102d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 19 November 1944, in Germany. During an attack on enemy positions, an assaulting platoon was pinned down by intense enemy machine gun fire. The men were unable to move because of the open terrain and the fierceness of the enemy fire. Technical Sergeant Sawyer demonstrated the highest type of leadership in coolly estimating the situation and quickly taking action against the obstacle in the pat of the advance. He charged headlong at the enemy emplacement with both rifle and bayonet. He was shot while attacking the enemy position, and continued to draw enemy fire, but his great courage carried him on. Technical Sergeant Sawyer killed 3 enemy soldiers in the hostile position and three more were forced to surrender. Technical Sergeant Sawyer was in the act of directing his prisoners when one of them, having concealed a grenade in his hand, threw it killing Technical Sergeant Sawyer instantly. Technical Sergeant Sawyer's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 102d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 30 (1945)
Home Town: Murray County, Oklahoma


*SAWYER, ROY D., JR. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Roy D. Sawyer, Jr. (36382065), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 3d Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, in action against enemy forces on 16 March 1945. Private First Class Sawyer'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. 223 (1945)
Home Town: Jefferson County, Illinois


SAYRE, EDWIN B.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Edwin B. Sayre (0-407157), Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Commanding Officer, Company A, 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 10 July 1943, south of Niscemi, Sicily. On that date, Captain Sayre landed by parachute, gathered together 45 men, and vigorously attacked and captured an Italian garrison, killing 15 and capturing 40 prisoners, personally leading the several assaults against the enemy strong-point. In the final assault, Captain Sayre approached the hostile position in the face of heavy rifle and machine gun fire in daylight and grenaded it prior to entry. When forced by superior numbers to withdraw, Captain Sayre led his small force to friendly lines, attached it to the 16th Infantry and during the two days following, participated in their advance, always in the forefront of every movement. His conduct throughout the action was characterized by utter disregard for his own safety and by initiative and aggressiveness that inspired his fellow soldiers to emulate his deeds. Captain Sayre'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, U.S. Army-North African Theater of Operations, General Orders No. 80 (1943)
Home Town: Breckenridge, Texas


SCABERY, CHARLES E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Charles E. Scabery, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 28th Infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 23 February 1945. Technical Sergeant Scabery's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 243 (1945)
Born: August 1, 1918 at West Chester, Iowa


SCANLON, GEORGE T.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to George T. Scanlon, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 121st Infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 September 1944. Staff Sergeant Scanlon's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 8th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 93 (1944)


*SCANLON, JEROME E. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Jerome E. Scanlon (0-1178619), First Lieutenant (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 400th Armored Field Artillery Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 7 March 1945. First Lieutenant Scanlon'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. 120 (1945)
Home Town: LaPorte, Indiana


SCAVUZZO, NATHAN (KIA)
(First Award)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Nathan Scavuzzo (20228416), Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 71st Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 1 January 1945. Technical Sergeant Scavuzzo'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. 339 (1945)

*SCAVUZZO, NATHAN (KIA)
(Second Award)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Nathan Scavuzzo (20228416), Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 71st Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 3 March 1945. Technical Sergeant Scavuzzo's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 9 (1946)
Home Town: Bronx, New York
Personal Awards: 2@ Distinguished Service Crosses (WWII)


SCHAEFER, BERNARD T.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Bernard T. Schaefer, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces from 7 to 11 February 1944. First Lieutenant Schaefer's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 88 (1944)


SCHAEFER, HAROLD F.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Harold F. Schaefer, Staff Sergeant, 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 31 January 1945, in Belgium. When his company was pinned down by heavy machine gun fire from a hostile strongpoint, Staff Sergeant Schaefer led his platoon on a flanking movement through a heavily mined field, pointing out trip wires and anti-personnel mines to his comrades. Encountering a German soldier carrying a machine gun, he forced him at rifle point to drop his weapon and to call another hostile gun crew to surrender. When a second enemy weapon opened fire into the flank of his company, he crawled to within a few yards of the emplacement, hurled several grenades, and knocked the weapon out of action. Staff Sergeant Schaefer's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 99th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 69 (1945)
Home Town: Saline, Michigan


SCHAEFFER, FREDERICK A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Frederick A. Schaeffer, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces on 12 January 1943. Second Lieutenant Schaeffer's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the South Pacific Area, General Orders No. 63 (1943)


*SCHAFER, CHARLES E. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Charles E. Schafer (33199112), 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 7 and 8 August 1944. Technical Sergeant Schafer'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 77th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces-Pacific Ocean Areas, General Orders No. 74 (1944)
Home Town: Baltimore, Maryland


SCHAFFER, JACK C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Jack C. Schaffer, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 54th Armored Infantry Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 27 February 1945. Private First Class Schaffer's intrepid actions, personal 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. 437 (1945)


SCHALLMOSER, JOSEPH M.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Joseph M. Schallmoser (36645880), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company I, 413th Infantry Regiment, 104th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on the night of 23 March 1945, near Kottingen, Germany. In the face of fierce enemy resistance from well-prepared positions on wooded and commanding terrain, Private First Class Schallmoser made his way back approximately 1300 yards to Stockhousen, Germany, fearlessly disregarding the overwhelming storm of enemy artillery, mortar, panzerfaust, and machine gun fire in order to secure tank support for his company. Private First Class Schallmoser then alone rode a tank over the same perilous route, guiding it to his company commander's position. Fire from the tank succeeded in reducing the enemy panzerfaust and small arms fire enough to enable the company to resume the advance. When the platoon commander became a casualty, Private First Class Schallmoser assumed command of the group and with undaunting courage in the face of withering enemy fire, rushed forward shouting commands and exhorting his comrades in the most spirited manner. Under this skillful and extraordinarily aggressive leadership, the enemy was completely routed, and the woods cleared without a casualty. The brilliant leadership, aggressiveness and intrepid gallantry of Private First Class Schallmoser enabled the company to take the town of Kottingen with the fewest possible casualties. His self-assigned actions far above and beyond the normal call of duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 104th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 480 (September 7, 1945)
Home Town: Chicago, Illinois


*SCHANKMAN, NATHAN (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Nathan Schankman (0-1289818), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 255th Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 19 March 1945. First Lieutenant Schankman'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. 226 (1945)
Home Town: Bronx, New York


*SCHEERO, PHILIP J. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Philip J. Scheero (33142266), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 129th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 9 February 1945. Private First Class Scheero's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 37th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 50 (1945)
Home Town: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


SCHENCK, ELMER J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Elmer J. Schenck (39713?32), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 112th Medical Battalion, 28th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 13 June 1945, in the Cagayan Valley, Philippine Islands. During the bitter fighting in the Cagayan Valley, Private First Class Schenck, an Ambulance Orderly, together with a companion, had driven through an enemy road block en route to forward positions when he encountered three seriously wounded men who were in need of immediate medical treatment. Although fully aware of the extreme danger involved, he courageously volunteered to assist in the attempt to take the casualties through the dangerous blockade and deliver them to a hospital. The muddy, winding road necessitated a slow rate of speed, and, as the ambulance approached a roadblock, Japanese heavy machine gun opened fire. Fearlessly moving forward in the face of the deadly barrage, Private Schenck continued driving until he was seriously wounded. Although the motor was disabled, his companion quickly took his place and rolled the bullet-riddled vehicle down the hill to safety. By his great personal courage and gallantry in voluntarily risking his own life to save the lives of three critically wounded fellow soldiers, Private First Class Schenck set an inspiring example of heroism worthy of the highest traditions of the United States Medical Service, reflecting great credit upon himself, the 28th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 352 (November 26, 1945)
Home Town: San Bernardino, California


SCHERRER, EDWARD C. D.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Edward C. D. Scherrer, Captain (Cavalry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the Reconnaissance Force, 43d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces from 1 to 13 July 1943, at New Georgia, Solomon Islands. Captain Scherrer's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 43d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the South Pacific Area, General Orders No. 67 (1944)


SCHILDROTH, WILLIAM H. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William H. Schildroth, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 133d Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 31 May 1944. Colonel Schildroth'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 34th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 114 (July 9, 1944)
Home Town: Belleville, Illinois


*SCHIMMELPFENNING, IRVING R. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Irving R. Schimmelpfenning (0-018046), 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, 11th Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 4 February 1945. Colonel Schimmelpfenning's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 11th Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 110 (1945)
Home Town: Platte County, Nebraska
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Silver Star (WWII), Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Air Medal, Purple Heart


SCHIMPF, FERDIE J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Ferdie J. Schimpf, 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 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 2 February 1945. Private First Class Schimpf's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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, Twelfth Army Group, General Orders No. 40 (1945)


SCHLESSMAN, LEARVILLE N.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Learville N. Schlessman, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 2d Battalion, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 25 May 1945. Technical Sergeant Schlessman's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 32d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 315 (1945)


*SCHLUND, GORDON E. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Gordon E. Schlund (36983063), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 66th Armored Infantry Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 11 April 1945. Private First Class Schlund's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 574 (1945)
Home Town: Milwaukee, Wisconsin


SCHMIDT, BERNARD O.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Bernard O. Schmidt, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 145th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 17 February 1945. Private First Class Schmidt's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 37th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 61 (1945)


*SCHMIDT, CLARENCE (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Clarence Schmidt, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company I, 130th Infantry Regiment, 33d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 25 April 1945. Private First Class Schmidt'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 33d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 135 (1945)


*SCHMIDT, GEORGE E. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to George E. Schmidt (0-1303955), Second Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 2d Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. Second Lieutenant Schmidt's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 101st Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, European Theater of Operations, U.S. Army, General Orders No. 108 (1944)
Home Town: Franklin County, Ohio


*SCHMITTLING, MILTON F. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Milton F. Schmittling (36111615), First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces on 4 June 1944. First Sergeant Schmittling's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 122 (1944)
Home Town: Wayne County, Michigan


SCHNEIDER, GEORGE
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to George Schneider, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, while serving with Army Engineers in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. Staff Sergeant Schneider's intrepid actions, personal 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)


SCHNEIDER, JOSEPH H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Joseph H. Schneider, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 136th Infantry Regiment, 33d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 3 May 1945. First Lieutenant Schneider's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 299 (1945)


*SCHNEIDER, LEONARD J. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Leonard J. Schneider (35276871), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 142d Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 12 February 1944. Private First Class Schneider's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 36th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 72 (1944)
Home Town: Cleveland, Ohio


SCHNEIDER, MAX F.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Max F. Schneider (0-384849), Lieutenant Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Commanding Officer of the 5th Ranger Infantry Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, at Normandy, France. In the initial landings in the invasion of France, Lieutenant Colonel Schneider led the 5th Ranger Infantry Battalion ashore at "H" hour on D-Day in the face of extremely heavy enemy rifle, machine gun, mortar, artillery and rocket fire. Upon reaching the beach Lieutenant Colonel Schneider reorganized his unit. During this reorganization, he repeatedly exposed himself to enemy fire. He then led his battalion in the assault on the enemy beach positions, and having accomplished this mission led them up a steep incline to assault the enemy gun emplacements on the top of the hill. The destruction of these enemy positions opened one of the vital beach exits, thereby permitting the troops and equipment which had been pinned down to move inland from the beach, with the result that reinforcements could be landed from the sea. Lieutenant Colonel Schneider's leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty set an inspiring example to his command and 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)
Home Town: Iowa


*SCHNEIDER, MORRIS (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Morris Schneider (32653024), Private First Class, 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 7 August 1944. Private First Class Schneider'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 77th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces-Pacific Ocean Areas, General Orders No. 74 (1944)
Home Town: Bronx, New York


*SCHNEIDER, STANLEY JOHN (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Stanley John Schneider (36257345), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company H, 151st Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 4 April 1945, in the Philippine Islands. Private First Class Schneider valiantly defended his Battalion Command Post against an enemy attack at Caballo island, offshore from Corregidor, Philippine Islands. His intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 417 (1945)
Home Town: Washington County, Wisconsin


SCHOLES, ROBERT D. (DNB)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Robert D. Scholes (0-274896), Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 57th Infantry Regiment, Philippine Scouts, in action against enemy forces on 12 January 1942, in the Philippine Islands. Major Scholes' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 18 (1942)
Home Town: Colusa, California


SCHORG, HAROLD L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Harold L. Schorg, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces from 23 to 25 April 1944. Staff Sergeant Schorg's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 113 (1944)


SCHRAEDER, OTTO
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Otto Schraeder (38113398), Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 37th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 28 and 29 July 1943, in the battle at Horseshoe Hill, New Georgia, Solomon Islands. The only aid man on duty with an attacking Infantry Company who had not been evacuated, Technician Fifth Grade Schraeder was the constant object of enemy fire as he treated the wounds of a score of casualties, many of whom he had rescued by carrying or dragging them to safety. Throughout the bitter night and morning fighting, he crawled from one shell hole to another and often went beyond the front lines to within twenty yards of enemy fortifications to reach wounded soldiers. While Japanese sniper and automatic-weapon fire was directed at him, he gave prompt and skillful medical attention to his comrades. Corporal Schraeder's conspicuous bravery and calmness under fire were a source of encouragement and inspiration to the men and exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States, reflecting great credit upon himself, the 37th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the South Pacific Area, General Orders No. 145 (1944)
Home Town: Schulenberg, Texas


SCHRECK, MARTIN N.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Martin N. Schreck, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 180th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 9 November 1943. Private First Class Schreck's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 45th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 114 (July 9, 1944)


*SCHRODER, CHARLES H. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Charles H. Schroder (6908404), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 2d Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 18 January 1945. Private Schroder's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 5th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 109 (1945)
Home Town: New York, New York


*SCHROEDER, BURDETTE A. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Burdette A. Schroeder (36028699), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces on 4 March 1944. Private Schroeder's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 70 (1944)
Home Town: Whiteside County, Illinois


*SCHROEDER, EDMUND R. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Edmund R. Schroeder (0-301712), Major (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 27 December 1942, during the Papuan Campaign at Buna, New Guinea. Major Schroeder'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. 14 (1943)
Home Town: Oconto County, Wisconsin


SCHULLER, RUDOLPH M.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Rudolph M. Schuller, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 379th Infantry Regiment, 95th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 November 1944. Technical Sergeant Schuller's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 6 (1945)


SCHULTZ, DELBERT E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Delbert E. Schultz, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces on 5, 7, 17, and 26 February 1945. Lieutenant Colonel Schultz's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 125 (1945)


SCHULTZ, GEORGE H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to George H. Schultz, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces on 12 September 1944. Staff Sergeant Schultz's intrepid actions, personal 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. 21 (1945)


SCHULTZ, GEORGE J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to George J. Schultz, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 23 May 1944. Private First Class Schultz's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 155 (1945)


SCHULTZ, GEORGE W., JR.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to George W. Schultz, Jr., Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 33d Armored Engineer Battalion, 7th Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 31 October 1944, in occupied Holland. On that date, Technician Schultz and a fellow soldier were designated the task of setting demolition charges on a strategic bridge in enemy held territory in Holland. It was necessary to by-pass enemy road blocks, gun emplacements and fox holes. As they moved forward, the enemy opened fire with small arms and light machine guns. Leaving his fellow soldier behind, Technician Schultz crawled forward alone with forty-eight pounds of explosive. Despite the known dangers of the situation and with complete disregard for his own personal safety, Technician Schultz reached the bridge, attached the demolition charge, set the time fuse and worked his way back to friendly lines. The successful completion of Technician Schultz's daring action seriously hampered enemy action. The extraordinary heroism and courageous actions of Technician Schultz exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 7th Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 68 (1944)


SCHULZ, ROBERT H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Robert H. Schulz, Major, 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 17 August 1944. Major Schulz's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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)
Home Town: Pleasant Valley, Iowa


SCHUR, CURTIS N.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Curtis N. Schur, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 149th Engineer Combat Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. Private First Class Schur's intrepid actions, personal 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, COMMZ, European Theater of Operations, General Orders No. 37 (1945)
Home Town: Colorado Springs, Colorado


*SCHUSTER, EDWARD (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Edward Schuster (0-1311438), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 123d Infantry Regiment, 33d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 26 February 1945. First Lieutenant Schuster'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 33d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 110 (1945)
Home Town: Wayne County, Michigan


SCHUSTER, EMILE G.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Emile G. Schuster, Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, while serving as a Medical Officer, in action against enemy forces from 29 November 1943 to 3 December 1943. Captain Schuster's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 39 (1944)


*SCHUTT, FLORN W. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Florn W. Schutt (37153935), Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company I, 101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 13 February 1945. Technician Fifth Grade Schutt'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 26th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 234 (1945)
Home Town: Niobrara County, Wyoming


SCHWAB, DONALD K.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Donald K. Schwab, First Lieutenant (Infantry), 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 17 September 1944. First Lieutenant Schwab's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 10 (1945)
Home Town: Hooper, Nebraska


*SCHWALBACH, JAMES E. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to James E. Schwalbach (42015202), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company K, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 28 August 1944. Private First Class Schwalbach'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. 153 (1945)
Home Town: Jackson County, Indiana
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Bronze Star, 2@ Purple Hearts


SCHWARTZ, IRVIN R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Irvin R. Schwartz, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 21 December 1944. Corporal Schwartz's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 51 (1945)


SCHWARTZ, JAMES G., JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to James G. Schwartz, Jr., Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 80th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 9 October 1944. Second Lieutenant Schwartz's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 80th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 103 (1944)
Home Town: Kokomo, Indiana


SCHWARTZ, PAUL L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Paul L. Schwartz, Second Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 5 December 1942, during the Papuan Campaign at Buna, New Guinea. Second Lieutenant Schwartz's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 32d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, South West Pacific Area, General Orders No. 1 (1943)
Home Town: New York


*SCHWARTZWALD, DUANE W. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Duane W. Schwartzwald (39529015), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 1, 7, and 8 April 1945. Private First Class Schwartzwald's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 32d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 70 (1945)
Home Town: Los Angeles, California


*SCHWEIKERT, WILLIAM R. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to William R. Schweikert (0-391396), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 132d Infantry Regiment, Americal Division, in action against enemy forces on 2 January 1943. First Lieutenant Schweikert'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. 74 (1943)
Home Town: Akron, Ohio


SCHWICHTENBERG, OTTO C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Otto C. Schwichtenberg, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces from 9 to 12 March 1944. Private First Class Schwichtenberg's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the South Pacific Area, General Orders No. 914 (1944)


SCIORTINO, CHARLES
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Charles Sciortino, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the Anti-Tank Company, 143d Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 12 December 1944. Private First Class Sciortino's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 36th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 192 (1945)


SCISSIONS, KENNETH C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Kenneth C. Scissions, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 168th Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces from 1 to 5 December 1942. Private Scissions' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 34th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army-North African Theater of Operations, General Orders No. 11 (1943)
Home Town: Rapid City, South Dakota


SCOROPOSKI, FELIX
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Felix Scoroposki, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 15 June 1944. First Sergeant Scoroposki's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 69 (1944)


SCOTT, LEONARD E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Leonard E. Scott (0-1294542), Second Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 11 July 1943, in Sicily. When the enemy hurled an attack of 30 to 40 tanks against the recently established beachhead, Second Lieutenant Scott together with several other officers and men became separated from his organization. He then fearlessly left a concealed position and made his way over hundreds of yards of heavily shelled terrain in the path of the approaching tanks to reach an abandoned anti-tank gun. Lieutenant Scott remained at this position engaging the enemy until he was seriously wounded. Second Lieutenant Scott's devotion to duty and heroism materially contributed to the defeat of the enemy forces. 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 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 16 (1944)
Home Town: Oregon


SCOTT, WALTER W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Walter W. Scott, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 350th Infantry Regiment, 88th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 30 September 1944. First Lieutenant Scott's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 88th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 187 (1944)

SEAMON, ROLAND E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Roland E. Seamon (35758708), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 143d Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion (Mobile), attached to the 40th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 19 December 1944, in Belgium. During a strong German counteroffensive, the rumbling of an indeterminate number of hostile tanks was heard approaching Private First Class Seamon's 90-mm. gun position. When an Infantry officer from an adjacent unit suddenly appeared in search of two rocket launcher gunners, Private First Class Seamon was one of two men to volunteer for the dangerous mission of stopping the tank advance. Although he was unfamiliar with the weapon, he courageously crawled to within forty yards of the tanks. Ignoring the devastating machine gun fire placed upon him, he fired a rocket and scored a direct hit. He returned to the officer to have his weapon reloaded and with undiminished daring crawled back to his original position and, while subjected to intense machine gun fire, scored a second hit and completely destroyed the tank. Private First Class Seamon's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 40th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 23 (February 9, 1945)
Home Town: West Virginia


SEARLE, ALBERT C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Albert C. Searle, Colonel (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces on 27 February 1942. Colonel Searle's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, South West Pacific Area, General Orders No. 6 (1942)


SEARLES, JAMES W.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to James W. Searles (35263327), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 26 November 1944, in Germany. While leading his platoon toward a strong enemy position, Staff Sergeant Searles, far in advance of his men, observed approximately 50 Germans attempting to encircle his group. He single-handedly engaged the entire force with his rifle, killing two and forcing the surrender of 40 of the enemy. Arriving at a well-fortified castle, the company's objective, he crossed a fire-swept courtyard to reach a fatally wounded soldier. From his hazardous position he killed two enemy snipers and, despite a painful wound made his way back to his company with information which expedited the capture of the castle. Sergeant Searles' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 27 (February 15, 1945)
Home Town: West Virginia


*SEATER, JAMES E. (MIA-KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to James E. Seater (0-890451), 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 24 and 25 April 1942, in the Philippine Islands. First Lieutenant Seater's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Allied Force Headquarters in the Philippines, General Orders No. 35 (1942)
Home Town: California
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Silver Star (WWII), Purple Heart


*SEELY, REED L. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Reed L. Seely (0-355105), Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 328th Infantry Regiment, 26th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 17 February 1945. Captain Seely'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 26th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 288 (1945)
Home Town: Berwick, Pennsylvania


SEFCHICK, JOSEPH F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Joseph F. Sefchick, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 23 June 1944. Staff Sergeant Sefchick's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 77 (1944)


*SEGGERMAN, DALE H. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Dale H. Seggerman (20620104), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 36th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, in action against enemy forces on 8 April 1945. Staff Sergeant Seggerman's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 320 (1945)
Home Town: Douglas County, Illinois


SELL, ARTHUR L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Arthur L. Sell, First Lieutenant (Armor), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 4th Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 14 November 1944. First Lieutenant Sell's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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 Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 112 (1944)


SELLARS, OSBORNE F.
(First Award)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Osborne F. Sellars, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company K, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 18 January 1945. Staff Sergeant Sellars' 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. 59 (1945)

SELLARS, OSBORNE F.
(Second Award)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Service Cross to Osborne F. Sellars, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company K, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces from 17 to 19 March 1945. Technical Sergeant Sellars' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 228 (1945)
Personal Awards: 2@ Distinguished Service Crosses (WWII)


SELLECK, HAROLD B.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Harold B. Selleck (0-1389419), 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 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 1 August 1944, in France. While reconnoitering a route of approach for his battalion, Second Lieutenant Selleck encountered a German infantry-tank force which immediately subjected him to machine gun and direct tank fire. From an exposed position along a road, he effectively deployed his troops and personally engaged the enemy at close range with his rifle. In the ensuing fire-fight, Second Lieutenant Selleck, disregarding the intense machine gun and small arms fire placed upon him, led his men in the capture of 107 Germans, a Mark IV tank, and considerable stores of equipment and supplies. Second Lieutenant Selleck's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 27 (February 15, 1945)
Home Town: Syracuse, New York


SELLERS, ROBERT L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Robert L. Sellers, Sergeant, 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 12 January 1945. Sergeant Sellers' intrepid actions, personal 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. 174 (1945)


*SELLS, HULETT (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Hulett Sells (38255916), Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company D, 382d Infantry Regiment, 96th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 29 October 1944 and 13 November 1944, at Leyte, Philippine Islands. Technical Sergeant Sells' 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, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 12 (1945)
Home Town: Hidalgo County, Texas


SELVIG, KERMIT H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Kermit H. Selvig, Captain (Infantry), 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 22 March 1945. Captain Selvig'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 36th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 300 (1945)


SEMMES, HARRY HODGES
(Third Award)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting a Second Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Third Award of the Distinguished Service Cross to Harry Hodges Semmes, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with 66th Armored Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 9 November 1943. Lieutenant Colonel Semmes' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Allied Force Headquarters, General Orders No. 28 (1942)
Born: January 18, 1892 at Washington, D.C.
Home Town: Washington, D.C.
Personal Awards: 2@ Distinguished Service Crosses (WWI), Distinguished Service Cross (WWII)


SEMMES, HARRY HODGES, JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Harry Hodges Semmes, Jr., Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 708th Amphibious Tractor Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 15 June 1944. Second Lieutenant Semmes' intrepid actions, personal 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. 2 (1945)


SEMRADEK, JAMES T.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to James T. Semradek, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 778th Tank Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 18 February 1945. Sergeant Semradek's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 100 (May 11, 1945)


SENSER, ROBERT W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Robert W. Senser, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Cannon Company, 397th Infantry Regiment, 100th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 9 and 10 January 1945, in the vicinity of Rimling, France. Corporal Senser's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 137 (1945)


SERANKOWSKI, WALTER S.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Walter S. Serankowski, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces on 4 January 1943. Corporal Serankowski's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the South Pacific Area, General Orders No. 34 (1943)


*SERRAHN, RICHARD F. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Richard F. Serrahn (36206886), Technical Sergeant, 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 10 March 1945, at Luzon, Philippine Islands. Technical Sergeant Serrahn's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 32d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 61 (1945)
Home Town: Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin


*SERRANO, CONRADO N. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Conrado N. Serrano (38548970), 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 26 April 1945. Private Serrano'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. 63 (1945)
Home Town: Harris County, Texas


SERVIS, EDWARD F., JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Edward F. Servis, Jr., 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 24 February 1945. Private First Class Servis' intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 151 (1945)


*SESSA, SILVIO (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Silvio Sessa (31331450), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 30 October 1944, in France. Private First Class Sessa'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. 83 (1945)
Home Town: Stamford, Connecticut


SETTINERI, JOHN
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John Settineri, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Medical Detachment, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. Captain Settineri'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. 81 (1944)


SETTLEMIRE, FELIX P. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Felix P. Settlemire (0-408539), Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 39th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 23 April 1943. Captain Settlemire'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 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army-North African Theater of Operations, General Orders No. 39 (1943)
Home Town: Craighead County, Arkansas
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Silver Star (WWII), Bronze Star, Purple Heart


SHAFFER, EDWARD
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Edward Shaffer, Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 348th Engineer Combat Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 6 and 7 June 1944, in France. Technician Fifth Grade Shaffer's intrepid actions, personal 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. 32 (1945)


SHAMEKLIS, ALGY C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Algy C. Shameklis, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 1st Battalion, 104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 20 November 1944, in France. On that date, during an attack against an enemy-held hill near Vahl Les Benestroff, France, the First Battalion 104th Infantry Regiment suffered heavy casualties in officers and men. Sergeant Shameklis perceiving the situation, took command of his depleted company, skillfully reorganized it and led the men forward in the attack, under a heavy enemy mortar barrage. The following morning when the Battalion attacked the town of Albestroff, France, Sergeant Shameklis heroically led his company across five-hundred yards of open ground, under intense enemy machine-gun cross-fire, and gained the west end of the town. Determined to hold the ground gained, he deployed his small forces in defense against overwhelming odds and then personally led small patrols against the enemy forces in an attempt to destroy their tanks. When devastating enemy fire collapsed the walls of the building he was defending, Sergeant Shameklis was seriously injured. Despite his wounds, and although suffering great pain, he continued to lead his men and brilliantly executed and ordered withdrawal when their position became untenable. First Sergeant Shameklis' inspiring leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 26th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 18 (1945)
Home Town: Indian Orchard, Massachusetts


SHANAFELTER, WARREN D.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Warren D. Shanafelter, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 358th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 11 November 1944. Private First Class Shanafelter's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 34 (1945)


*SHANNON, PAUL W. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Paul W. Shannon (20647918), Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 377th Infantry Regiment, 95th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 30 November 1944. Technical Sergeant Shannon'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 95th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 11 (1946)
Home Town: Jefferson County, Wisconsin


*SHARFF, ALFRED L. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Alfred L. Sharff (0-1288635), Second Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 November 1942 at Kasba-Mehdia, French Morocco. When the advance of our troops was held up, Lieutenant Sharff went forward with a runner to reconnoiter enemy machine gun positions. Attaining an exposed vantage position, he sent the runner back with the information obtained and remained in his position, despite being under heavy fire. Although his position was untenable, Lieutenant Sharff engaged the enemy with fire and created a diversion that enabled our troops to capture the enemy position and take fifteen prisoners. His gallant actions cost Lieutenant Sharff his life. Second Lieutenant Sharff's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Allied Force Headquarters, General Orders No. 28 (December 15, 1942)
Home Town: Portland, Oregon


*SHARKEY, EDWARD J. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Edward J. Sharkey (36648239), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 109th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 August 1944. Private First Class Sharkey'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 28th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 77 (1944)
Home Town: Cook County, Illinois


*SHARPE, NEIL W. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Neil W. Sharpe (6150506), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 383d Infantry Regiment, 96th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 2 June 1945, at Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands. Staff Sergeant Sharpe'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, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 347 (1945)
Home Town: West Branch, New York


*SHAW, HERMAN T. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Herman T. Shaw (38062261), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces from 25 December 1942 to 9 January 1943, during the Papuan Campaign at Buna, New Guinea. Sergeant Shaw'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. 29 (1943)
Home Town: Waxahachie, Texas


*SHAY, MICHAEL N., JR. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Michael N. Shay, Jr. (37237068), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Headquarters Battery, 73d Armored Field Artillery Battalion, 9th Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 18 December, 1944. Sergeant Shay's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 206 (1945)
Home Town: Sedgwick County, Kansas


SHEEHAN, THOMAS P.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Thomas P. Sheehan, Second Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while Commanding a platoon of Company F, 86th Mountain Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, in action against enemy forces on 14 April 1945, in the vicinity of Torre Iussi, Italy. Called forward to take command of the attacking platoon of his company at a critical time, Second Lieutenant Sheehan reorganized his men under heavy enemy fire and continued the advance. Leading his platoon through a heavily mined area covered by intense enemy small arms fire, he dashed forward alone into an enemy held village. Surprising two German machine gunners, he killed them and then brought his men safely to the objective. Advancing through the village, he directed a house to house battle, routing the Germans from their positions and capturing fourteen prisoners. Pressing the attack, he spotted an enemy machine gun firing into another platoon. Second Lieutenant Sheehan deployed his men in safe positions and advancing alone neutralized this German strongpoint with accurate carbine fire. Later the same day, Second Lieutenant Sheehan continued his assault upon enemy positions, destroying a machine gun position; and although constantly exposed, he fought at close range to clear all the Germans from the objective. Second Lieutenant Sheehan's courageous actions, brilliant leadership and resourcefulness exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 10th Mountain Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 107 (1945)


SHEEHY, JULIAN RICHARD
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Julian Richard Sheehy, First Lieutenant (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Forward Artillery Observer with Company B, 7th Field Artillery Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 24 March 1945. First Lieutenant Sheehy's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 254 (1945)
Home Town: Fort Deven, Massachusetts


SHEFF, BERTRAM N.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Bertram N. Sheff, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 2d Battalion, 361st Infantry Regiment, 91st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 9 June 1944. Major Sheff's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 138 (1944)


SHELBY, JOHN D.
(First Award)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John D. Shelby (0-885777), First Lieutenant (Infantry), [then Second Lieutenant], U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company H, 2d Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 11 July 1943, in Sicily. In the course of a savage counterattack by some thirty enemy tanks and infantry to drive through, First Lieutenant Shelby with complete disregard for his personal safety moved to an observation post in advance of his battalion. Though subjected to intense artillery and small arms fire in his vulnerable position, he laid the fire of his mortar platoon on the enemy infantry with such devastating effect that their attack was disorganized. Though subjected to fierce tank fire, he continued to call for his own fire until the shells from his own guns were falling within one hundred and fifty yards of his position. He remained at this forward post until it was physically overrun by the enemy armor. Escaping injury, he returned to his own unit and continued the fight until the enemy withdrew with heavy losses. First Lieutenant Shelby's inspiring leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 16 (May 3, 1944)

SHELBY, JOHN D.
(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 John D. Shelby (0-885777), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company H, 2d Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. First Lieutenant Shelby landed with the initial assault waves on the coast of France. He immediately organized five men into an assault team and, completely disregarding his own safety, led them in a 200-yard sash through devastating enemy fire and across a mine field to attack an anti-tank gun. He alone assaulted the gun position and engaged the enemy crew in a hand-to-hand battle, killing one man and taking six prisoners. Leaving the defense of the gun and position to his men, he then took command of a group of troops who were advancing leaderless up the hill and personally led them, despite heavy sniper fire, in an attack upon a nearby town. The personal bravery, initiative and courageous leadership displayed by First Lieutenant Shelby exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 45 (August 9, 1944)
Home Town: Slaton, Texas
Personal Awards: 2@ Distinguished Service Crosses (WWII)


*SHELLEY, MILES O. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Miles O. Shelley (20711126), Staff Sergeant, 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 1 April 1944. Staff Sergeant Shelley'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: Carrington, North Dakota


*SHERARD, ALEXANDER B. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Alexander B. Sherard (0-1286908), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces on 15 July 1943. First Lieutenant Sherard'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. 63 (1944)
Home Town: Anderson County, South Carolina


SHERMAN, AVON D. (MIA-KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Avon D. Sherman (19021113), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 228th Signal Operations Company, in action against enemy forces on 15 December 1941. Private First Class Sherman's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 11 (1942)
Home Town: Bucksport, Maine
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), 2@ Purple Hearts


SHERMAN, CLABE
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Clabe Sherman, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces on 23 and 24 February 1943. First Sergeant Sherman's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army-North African Theater of Operations, General Orders No. 50 (1943)


*SHERMAN, GLEN N. (MIA-KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Glen N. Sherman (6729226), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 31st Infantry Regiment, Philippine Scouts, in action against enemy forces during World War II. Sergeant Sherman's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Home Town: Winnebago County, Illinois


SHERMAN, HARRY B.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Harry B. Sherman, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 7th Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 7 September 1943. Colonel Sherman's outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 8 (January 17, 1944)


SHERRICK, JAMES N. (MIA-KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to James N. Sherrick, First Lieutenant (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces on 18 February 1944. First Lieutenant Sherrick's intrepid actions, personal 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. 63 (1944)


*SHERROW, DORIS W. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Doris W. Sherrow (39289194), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 58th Armored Infantry Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 30 March 1945. Sergeant Sherrow'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, XVI Corps, General Orders No. 69 (1945)
Home Town: San Diego, California


SHIELDS, CHARLES W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Charles W. Shields, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 180th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 12 and 13 September 1944. Staff Sergeant Shields' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 45th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 96 (1944)


*SHIELDS, FRANKLIN V. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Franklin V. Shields (0-1321387), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces during World War II. Second Lieutenant Shields' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 110 (1945)
Home Town: Multnomah County, Oregon


SHIELDS, GURNEY R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Gurney R. Shields, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 143d Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 17 December 1944. Staff Sergeant Shields' intrepid actions, personal bravery 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)


*SHIELDS, THOMAS C. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Thomas C. Shields (0-025128), Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 22d Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 June 1944. Captain Shields' 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, European Theater of Operations, U.S. Army, General Orders No. 124 (1944)
Home Town: Washington County, Mississippi


SHINDLE, ELMER G.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Elmer G. Shindle (33494073), Technician Fourth Grade, 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 craft in which Technical Fourth Grade Shindle was coming ashore in the initial assault on the coast of France received a direct hit from an enemy shell, it quickly sank. Men were forced to abandon ship under heavy enemy rifle, machine gun and artillery fire in water too deep to wade. Technician Fourth Grade Shindle, as he swam shore, aided others to reach the beach. Without regard for his own safety and despite the intense enemy fire, Technician Fourth Grade Shindle made numerous trips across the beach to the water to rescue many wounded and drowning soldiers and took them to the most available cover on the beach where he treated their wounds. The gallantry and personal bravery displayed by Technician Fourth Grade Shindle 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)


SHOEMAKER, WILLIAM J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William J. Shoemaker, Private, 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. Private Shoemaker's intrepid actions, personal 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)


SHOFF, RUSSELL W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Russell W. Shoff, Corporal, 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 3 March 1945. Corporal Shoff's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 68 (1945)


*SHOREY, WARREN H. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Warren H. Shorey (42117883), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 385th Infantry Regiment, 76th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 19 February 1945. Private First Class Shorey'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 76th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 143 (1945)
Home Town: Oneida County, New York


*SHORT, MAX (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Max Short (01297966), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company K, 358th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 11 November 1944. First Lieutenant Short's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 90th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 28 (1945)
Home Town: Boston, Massachusetts
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Silver Star (WWII), Bronze Star, Purple Heart


SHORTER, PAUL R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Paul R. Shorter, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. Staff Sergeant Shorter's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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)


SIAOTONG, BAUTISTA P.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Bautista P. Siaotong (0-1897073), Second Lieutenant (Ordnance), [then Private], U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 57th Infantry Regiment, Philippine Scouts, in action against enemy forces on 29 January 1942, at Bataan, Philippine Islands. Second Lieutenant Siaotong's unit was engaged in dislodging a Japanese force which had landed at Longoskawayan Point, Bataan. Hand-to-hand fighting developed with the captain of the adjacent company in the midst of it. After the captain had fired the last round from his pistol at a Japanese officer, who was attacking with his sword and had severed the hand of the first sergeant, Lieutenant Siaotong, from the adjacent company, placed himself between the captain and the Japanese officer and killed the enemy with his rifle. Lieutenant Siaotong, by his courage and heroism, saved the life of the captain and deprived the Japanese forces of one of their commissioned officers. 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.
Department of the Army, General Orders No. 71 (October 29, 1948)


SIEBENALER, DALE J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Dale J. Siebenaler, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces from 5 to 11 March 1945. Private First Class Siebenaler's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 95 (1945)


*SIEDENBURG, JOE R. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Joe R. Siedenburg (36723832), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 187th Glider Infantry Regiment, 11th Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 2 and 3 May 1945. Private First Class Siedenburg's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 11th Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 41 (1945)
Home Town: Christian County, Illinois


*SILBERBERG, EMANUEL R. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Emanuel R. Silberberg (32214355), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 152d Infantry Regiment, 38th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 9 June 1945. Private First Class Silberberg'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 38th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 347 (1945)
Home Town: Kings County, New York


SILHAVY, ROBERT C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Robert C. Silhavy (0-406766), Captain (Infantry), [then Second Lieutenant], U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces on 17 December 1941, at Luzon, Philippine Islands. On that date, a detachment trained in demolitions by Captain Silhavy was detailed to move into the Bicol area, make contact with the advancing enemy, and to destroy highway and railroad bridges to deny their use to the enemy. At a large railroad trestle near Banga Caves, Camarines Sur, the Japanese moving down the track toward the demolition squad opened fire and forced the group to cover. Captain Silhavy attempted to blow up the bridge, but the charge that had been laid was insufficient to destroy it. Alone and covered by a single .30 caliber machine gun, he moved forward, although exposed to enemy fire the entire time, prepared charges, and successfully demolished the trestle. Captain Silhavy's intrepid heroic and determined action in delaying the enemy advance, 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 and the United States Army.
Department of the Army, General Orders No. 60 (September 15, 1948)


SILVA, AUGUSTINE
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Augustine Silva, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces in France on 19 November 1944. Private First Class Silva braved hostile fire from a German tank and crawled to within 10 yards and tossed two hand grenades at the tank, killing the gunner and two of the crew. When two others attempted to crawl out, he killed them also.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 205 (1945)


SILVA, JOHN B.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John B. Silva, 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 29 February 1944, at Ponto Rotto, Italy. During heavy enemy action after his crew of nine was either killed, wounded or injured by falling rubble from rafters, Private First Class Silva single-handedly held an entire Germany Company at bay for almost thirteen hours. During this time he killed approximately thirty of the enemy and wounded an unknown number. Private First Class Silva's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 147 (1945)
Home Town: Brooklyn, New York


SILVERMAN, STANLEY I.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Stanley I. Silverman, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces in March 1943. Private First Class Silverman's intrepid actions, personal 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. 15 (1943)


*SIMARD, NAUBERT OLIVER (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Naubert Oliver Simard (0-417343), Captain (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 78th Armored Field Artillery Battalion, 2d Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 31 July 1944, in France. Captain Simard's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 2d Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 72 (1944)
Home Town: Pinellas County, Florida


*SIMCOX, CHARLES F. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Charles F. Simcox (33325634), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 317th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 15 September 1944. Private First Class Simcox'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. 150 (1945)
Home Town: Chester County, Pennsylvania
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Bronze Star, 2@ Purple Hearts


SIMPSON, EVERETT S.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Everett S. Simpson, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces on 28 September 1944. Major Simpson's intrepid actions, personal 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. 10 (1945)


SIMS, HUGO S.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Hugo S. Sims, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces from 29 to 31 October 1944. As the leader of "The Incredible Patrol," an operation behind German lines in which he led six soldiers on a patrol in two rubber dinghies across the Rhine River near Renkum, Netherlands, Lieutenant Sims and his men captured 32 German soldiers and ferried them back across the river. 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 101st Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, European Theater of Operations, U.S. Army, General Orders No. 23 (1945)
Born: at Orangeburg, South Carolina
Home Town: Orangeburg, South Carolina


*SIMS, WELDON S. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Weldon S. Sims (0-437863), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces on 12 January 1943. First Lieutenant Sims' 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. 74 (1943)
Home Town: Ben Hill County, Georgia


*SINCLAIR, CHARLES H. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Charles H. Sinclair (37621114), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 143d Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 15 March 1945. Private First Class Sinclair's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 36th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 279 (1945)
Home Town: Marion County, Missouri


SINCLAIR, JOHN G., JR.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John G. Sinclair, Jr. (0-1018905), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 737th Tank Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 14 March 1945 Germany. During action near Leig, Germany, when his tank was hit by enemy antitank fire, Lieutenant Sinclair, although painfully burned, rescued several members of his crew but refused evacuation himself. Exhibiting fearless courage this officer was burned again while trying to rescue the crew of another blazing tank but in spite of his wounds he continued to lead the assault on the enemy gun positions until they had been silenced and then organized a defense of the ground gained. First Lieutenant Sinclair's heroic leadership, personal courage 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. 153 (June 25, 1945)
Home Town: Syracuse, New York


SINCLAIR, WAYNE H. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Wayne H. Sinclair (37141124), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company H, 6th Armored Infantry Battalion, 1st Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on November 1942. Private First Class Sinclair's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Armored Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army-North African Theater of Operations, General Orders No. 13 (1943)
Home Town: Thurston County, Nebraska
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Bronze Star, 2@ Purple Hearts


SINGER, LEONARD
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Leonard Singer, 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 15th Engineer Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 10 December 1944. Technician Fourth Grade Singer's intrepid actions, personal 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. 56 (1945)
Home Town: Brooklyn, New York


*SINGLE, JAMES C. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to James C. Single (35289605), Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 1st Battalion, 327th Glider Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 7 October 1944. Technical Sergeant Single's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 101st Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, 1st Allied Airborne Army, General Orders No. 34 (1945)
Home Town: Cuyahoga County, Ohio


SINGLESTAD, SYLVESTER DONALD
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Sylvester Donald Singlestad, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 135th Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 4 February 1944, near Cairo, Italy. Technical Sergeant Singlestad's platoon was attacked by a large force of Germans. In the fierce fight which followed, he and one of his squads were surrounded and cut off from the rest of the company. Technical Sergeant Singlestad fought his way free by moving toward and through the enemy, throwing hand grenades as he advanced. He killed at least six of the enemy and wounded several others. When he had expended all his ammunition, he used his rifle as a club against the enemy who surrounded him. Coming face to face with two Germans, he felled them both with his rifle butt, dived over a rock wall, seized another rifle and continued his advance to the company command post. Technical Sergeant Singlestad gave his commanding officer valuable information regarding the enemy's strength, disposition and armament. He then reorganized his platoon and assisted in directing the fire to repulse the enemy attack. The courage, fighting determination, and resourcefulness displayed by Technical Sergeant Singlestad set an inspiring example for his men and exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States, reflecting great credit upon himself, the 34th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 103 (1944)
Home Town: Park Rapids, Minnesota


SINGLETARY, GEORGE F., JR.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to George F. Singletary, Jr., Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces on 12 and 13 August 1943, near Tambu Bay, New Guinea. In order to place artillery fire advantageously in support of a scheduled infantry attack, First Lieutenant Singletary accompanied an advance infantry patrol through enemy controlled terrain to an area in which the forward perimeter was to be established. The patrol took the natural cover afforded by the area, as the surprise element was essential to the planned attack. Although he could have returned to join the main troops, First Lieutenant Singletary elected to remain with the advance patrol. During the night the patrol was sighted by the enemy and subjected to intense machine gun fire. First Lieutenant Singletary was seriously wounded, but despite lapses of consciousness, at daybreak he re-registered artillery preparations for the barrage and directed effective and accurate artillery fire which contributed materially to the success of our attack. Oblivious to personal comfort, he insisted on all wounded being evacuated before he consented to his own removal. In this action, First Lieutenant Singletary displayed conspicuous courage and contributed greatly to the defeat of the enemy in this position. His intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 35 (1944)


SINOR, CLEAVE E. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Cleave E. Sinor (38293138), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces during World War II. Private First Class Sinor's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Home Town: Baxter County, Arkansas


SINSEL, FRANK C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Frank C. Sinsel, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 1st Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 31 January 1944. Major Sinsel's intrepid actions, personal 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. 107 (1944)


*SIPOLA, WILLIAM T. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to William T. Sipola (36177482), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 14 August 1944. Sergeant Sipola's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 30th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 55 (1944)
Home Town: Wayne County, Michigan


SIROVICA, FRANK L.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Frank L. Sirovica (32044934), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 3d Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 7 January 1945, in Belgium. When his company's advance was halted by a devastating barrage from enemy high-velocity guns, small arms, and machine guns, Staff Sergeant Sirovica led his platoon in a charge across open ground toward the gun positions. As a result of his courageous action, three machine guns and three 88-mm. guns were neutralized. After reorganizing, the company again advanced, only to encounter direct fire from a German artillery weapon. Ignoring the intense fire, Staff Sergeant Sirovica moved forward alone toward the hostile gun position, killed two members of the crew and forced the remainder to surrender. Still advancing aggressively, he personally attacked four cabins, killing several Germans and capturing many others. Staff Sergeant Sirovica's intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 72 (1945)
Home Town: New York


SKAGGS, ROBERT N.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Robert N. Skaggs, Lieutenant Colonel (Armor), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 741st Tank Battalion, attached to the 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on D-Day, 6 June 1944 during the invasion of Normandy, France. Lieutenant Colonel Skaggs' 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 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 37 (1944)


*SKAGGS, TINCEL D. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Tincel D. Skaggs (35032011), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 3d Field Artillery Observation Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 3 January 1945. Private Skaggs' 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. 159 (1945)
Home Town: Chillicothe, Ohio


SKELLS, JAMES F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to James F. Skells, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 3d Battalion, 143d Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 12 February 1944. Major Skells' intrepid actions, personal bravery 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, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 59 (1944)


SKERRY, HARRY A. (POW)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Harry A. Skerry, Colonel (Corps of Engineers), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Commanding Officer of the 14th Engineer Regiment, Philippine Scouts, in action against enemy forces on 16 and 22 January 1942, in the Philippine Islands. On 16 January 1942 Colonel Skerry, accompanied only by his driver, was inspecting the reconstruction of a bridge south of Moron and beyond the main line of resistance, when an enemy force opened fire with rifles and machine guns on a force of engineer troops nearby, forcing them to withdraw, Colonel Skerry and his driver hastened to position beyond the bridge and opened fire on the enemy's flank. They maintained their fire until the arrival of patrols which drove back the hostile forces, whereupon this officer returned to the bridge site and reorganized the Engineer troops who subsequently completed the bridge. Again on 22 January 1942, Colonel Skerry displayed a high devotion to duty and disregard for the hazard represented by enemy snipers when he preceded a column of troops on the Bagac-Moron Road to assure that all land mines installed by the enemy that morning had been removed. He was fired on by hostile snipers, but with the timely arrival of a cavalry troop, the snipers were driven out. Returning to the mined area, he insured the safety of the troop column by re- checking on the removal of all land mines, dispatching a specimen mine for subsequent examination by ordnance experts. Colonel Skerry's intrepid actions, personal 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. 27 (1942)
Home Town: Portland, Oregon


SKINNER, RAY
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Ray Skinner, Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with 85th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, in action against enemy forces on 20 December 1944. Technician Fifth Grade Skinner's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 98 (1945)


*SLAGER, HAROLD A. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Harold A. Slager (0-360364), Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 43d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 25 July 1943, in the South Pacific. On that date, Captain Slager was ordered to coordinate the employment of tanks with an Infantry Battalion, attacking a strong enemy position. Having initiated the movement, he might have sought cover, but instead he crept forward to an advantageous position where he might better supervise the operation, fully aware that he was in extreme danger. While observing the progress of the attack to insure its success, he was killed by machine gun fire. Captain Slager made this sacrifice endeavoring to insure the most effective employment of tanks with a minimum of loss. His intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 43d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the South Pacific Area, General Orders No. 218 (1943)
Home Town: Bangor, Maine


SLAGLE, HARRY J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Harry J. Slagle, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 60th Coast Artillery, in action against enemy forces on 30 December 1941, in the Philippine Islands. Private First Class Slagle's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 18 (1942)


SLAPE, WILLIAM L. (POW)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to William L. Slape, Sergeant Major [then Technical Sergeant], U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Platoon Sergeant, Intelligence and Reconnaissance Platoon, Headquarters Company, 394th Infantry Regiment, 99th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 16 December 1944, at Lanzerath, Belgium. Following a relentless early morning artillery barrage, Sergeant Major Slape volunteered to occupy an observation post in the village of Lanzerath vacated moments earlier by a friendly tank destroyer unit. Trapped on the second floor of the house by the advancing enemy forces, he fired at the enemy on the first floor of the house and escaped out the back door. Upon entering a wooded area, another enemy squad opened fire on him. Continually firing his weapon and advancing on the enemy position, he managed to kill the entire squad. As the then ran west across a road, enemy machine gun fire opened up on him, but he managed to return to the platoon position. Later, while occupying a foxhole, he fired his rifle at point-blank range at the enemy soldiers and helped repel three separate German frontal attacks. Twice he left his foxhole, exposing himself to enemy fire, to man a .50 caliber machine gun mounted on a jeep. On this second occasion, enemy automatic weapons fire struck the machine gun knocking him to the ground with the force of the impact. He then eluded the enemy gunfire and returned to the foxhole. There, he continued to fire a .30 caliber light machine gun and his rifle at the enemy. Finally, out of ammunition and hopelessly outnumbered and surrounded by the enemy, he was overwhelmed and captured by the enemy forces at gun point. Sergeant Major Slape's extraordinary heroism and inspiring leadership against insurmountable odds were responsible for the platoon inflicting heavy casualties on the attacking enemy forces, thereby delaying their advance for 18 hours. Sergeant Major Slape's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 99th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Department of the Army, General Orders No. 26 (1981)
Home Town: Broken Arrow, Oklahoma


SLAUGHTER, WILLIE B.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Willie B. Slaughter, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces in September 1943. Sergeant Slaughter's intrepid actions, personal 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. 110 (1943)


SLEEZER, WALTER G.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Walter G. Sleezer, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces on 13 October 1943. Sergeant Sleezer's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 71 (1944)


SLOBODA, JOSEPH F.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Joseph F. Sloboda, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 112th Calvary Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 18 July 1944. Private First Class Sloboda's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 99 (1944)

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