Distinguished Service Cross

Distinguished Service Cross Medal and Ribbon Set

The Distinguished Service Cross Medal & Ribbon Set. (Photo © AMRF)

The Distinguished Service Cross is the second highest military award that can be given to a member of the United States Army (and previously, the United States Army Air Forces and the United States Air Force), for extreme gallantry and risk of life in actual combat with an armed enemy force. Actions that merit the Distinguished Service Cross must be of such a high degree that they are above those required for all other U.S. combat decorations but do not meet the criteria for the Medal of Honor. The Distinguished Service Cross is equivalent to the Navy Cross (Navy and Marine Corps), the Air Force Cross (Air Force), and the Coast Guard Cross (Coast Guard).

The Distinguished Service Cross was first awarded during World War I. In addition, a number of awards were made for actions before World War I. In many cases, these were to soldiers who had received a Certificate of Merit for gallantry which, at the time, was the only other honor for gallantry the Army could award, or recommend a Medal of Honor.

The Distinguished Service Cross is distinct from the Distinguished Service Medal, which is awarded to persons in recognition of exceptionally meritorious service to the government of the United States in a duty of great responsibility.

During World War II, just over 5,000 DSC awards were made.
At the moment, it is believed that 104 men of the 9th Infantry Division were awarded the Distinguished Service Cross.*
*Number taken from research results so far, there might be more.

On this page you will find a list in progress. Besides doing research myself at the start, I could not have come up with such a complete list as we present here without help. I want to add a special word of appreciation: The list was researched and compiled by Monty McDaniel, and a thank you to Doug Sterner of the excellent www.homeofheroes.com. Info is being added all the time. We are still looking for additional details. If you have any information about any of these men like citations, pictures or other information, please contact me. This page will be updated with citations and pictures as well. Thank you.

9th Infantry Division Distinguished Service Cross Recipients during World War II

(P) = Posthumous
AT = Anti Tank
MD = Medical Detachment
(OLC) = Oak Leaf Cluster

Divisional Commanders:

Manton S. Eddy Maj Gen
Date: 24-26 Jun 1944
Citation: The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Manton Sprague Eddy, Major General, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Commanding General, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces from 24 to 26 June 1944. Major General Eddy’s intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 39 (1944)

Clair H. Thurston Maj
Date: 7-13 Mar 1945
Citation: The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Claire A. Thurston, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces from 7 to 13 March 1945. Major Thurston’s intrepid actions, personal bravery 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, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 146 (1945)

39th Infantry Regiment

Frank F. Aiello Sgt
Date: 20 Feb 43 (P) Company M
Citation: The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Frank F. Aiello (32002089), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company M, 39th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 20 February 1943, at Kasserine Pass, Tunisia. While serving as leader of a section of machine guns, Sergeant Aiello was painfully wounded by an enemy grenade. Although ordered to seek first aid, he refused to leave his position, which was under heavy enemy attack, but continued to direct his section in repelling those attacks. Several hours later, when the platoon sector became untenable as a result of enemy penetrations and withdrawal to a new position through heavy machine-gun fire was ordered, Sergeant Aiello elected to remain behind, firing a machine gun at the advancing enemy to protect the withdrawal of his men by drawing to himself the fire and attention of the enemy. In so doing, he was mortally wounded. Sergeant Aiello’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.
Department of the Army, General Orders No. 16 (March 5, 1948)

Joe M. Barnett TSgt
Date: 9 Aug 44 Company F
Citation: The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously)* to Joe M. Barnett, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 39th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 9 August 1944. Technical Sergeant Barnett’s intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 35 (1945)
* T Sgt. Joe Barnett actually survived the war and was not Killed In Action. 

Guy E Carr Capt
Date: Mar 43 Company L
Citation: The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Joe M. Barnett, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 39th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 9 August 1944. Technical Sergeant Barnett’s intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 35 (1945)

Anthony V Danna 1st Lt.
Date: 23 Jul 44 Company I
Citation: The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Anthony V. Danna, First Lieutenant (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 July 1944. First Lieutenant Danna’s intrepid actions, personal bravery 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)

Harry A. Flint Col INF
Date: Aug 43 / 24 Jul 1944 (P) OLC
Citation: 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 Harry A. Flint (0-3377), Colonel (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 24 July 1944. Colonel Flint’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, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 75 (1944)

Edgar L. Fournier PFC, Company A
Date: 18 Jun 44
Citation: The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Edgar L. Fournier, Private First Class, 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 18 June 1944. Private First Class Fournier’s intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 60 (1944)

Albert C. Geist Capt,  Company H
Date:  15-16 Apr 45
Citation: The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Albert C. Geist, 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 15 and 16 April 1945. Captain Geist’s outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 237 (1945)

John Gilman Sgt (PFC), Company H
Date:  15-16 Apr 45
Citation: The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John Gilman, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company H, 39th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 18 March 1945. Private First Class Gilman’s intrepid actions, personal bravery 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, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 258 (1945)

Malcolm B. Gott 2nd Lt, Company H
Date: 18 Mar 45
Citation: The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Malcolm B. Gott, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company H, 39th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 18 March 1945. Second Lieutenant Gott’s intrepid actions, personal bravery 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, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 163 (1945)

Luther S. Gustafson 2nd Lt, Company G
Date: 28 Apr 43 
Citation: The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Luther Sidney Gustafson (0-446806), Second Lieutenant (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 28 April 1943, in the Battle of Tunisia. During the advance of Lieutenant Gustafson’s battalion on Hill 382, he led a combat patrol to secure this position. When the patrol came under intense enemy machine gun fire, Lieutenant Gustafson deplored them to form an effective firing line while he made a personal reconnaissance of the emplacement. Locating the guns, he single-handedly attacked it with grenades and pistol and silenced it. During this heroic action, Lieutenant Gustafson lost his life, but his fearless leadership and spirit of self-sacrifice so inspired his men that they held their position until reinforcements were brought up. Second Lieutenant Gustafson’s intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 31 (1943)

Edward Koritzke 2nd Lt (P)
Date: 27 Jul 44
Citation: The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Edward F. Koritzke (0-1321424), Second Lieutenant, 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 27 July 1944, in the vicinity of St. Lo, France. Second Lieutenant Koritzke’s intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 71 (1944)

James E Mathews Pvt (P)
Date: 12 Oct 44
Citation: The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to James E. Mathews (7081874), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 39th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 12 October 1944. Private Mathews’ intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 96 (1944)

George R. Mohr PFC (P), Company F
Date:31 Jan 45 
Citation: The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to George R. Mohr (39279627), Private First Class, 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 31 January 1945. Private First Class Mohr’s intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 56 (1945)

Leonard W. Owens SSgt (P), Company L
Date: Aug 43
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Leonard W. Owens (15045641), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 39th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces in August 1943. Staff Sergeant Owens’ intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 37 (1943)

Raymond A. Portor 1st Lt.
Date:  Feb 28 February 45
Citation: The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Raymond A. Portor, First Lieutenant (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 28 February 1945. First Lieutenant Portor’s intrepid actions, personal bravery 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, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 252 (1945)

Felix P. Settlemire Capt, Cannon Company
Date: 23 Apr 43

Citation: The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Captain (Field Artillery) Felix P. Settlemire (ASN: 0-408539), United States 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 near Sedjenane, Tunisia, on 23 April 1943. While in command of a small observation party, Captain Settlemire was surrounded by enemy troops. Still alert to opportunity even beyond his predicament, he noticed that the Regimental Commander and his observation party had been captured. With bold initiative and acute judgment, regardless of his own safety, he escaped and contacted a nearby platoon. Then heroically inspiring all under him, shouting encouragement, he proceeded ahead of the platoon, under heavy machine gun fire and hand grenades. His efforts were responsible for the rescue of the regimental commander and his party. Captain Settlemire’s initiative and epic heroism were a profound inspiration to all who saw him. His 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)

Robert L. Watts 1st Lt (P)
Date:
 Aug 43
Citation: The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Robert L. Watts (0-419413), First Lieutenant (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 in August 1943. First Lieutenant Watts’ intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 31 (1943)

Rempfer L. Whitehouse Sgt, Company K
Date: 11 Dec 44
Citation: The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Rempfer L. Whitehouse (16134767), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 39th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 11 December 1944, in Germany. Exposing himself to devastating automatic weapons and small arms fire, Sergeant Whitehouse hurled fragmentation grenades into an enemy emplacement and single-handedly forced the surrender of six Germans. While approaching a second hostile position a short while later, he again was subjected to intense fire as he closed in on the gun. Although he was painfully wounded by fire from a machine gun ten feet away, he crawled to the gun position and dropped several grenades into the emplacement, killing three Germans and knocking the position out of action. Sergeant Whitehouse’s intrepid actions, personal bravery 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)

47th Infantry Regiment

Reggie G. Adams PFC, Company L
Date: 8 Nov 42
Citation: The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Reggie G. Adams, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against a hostile force. Private First Class Adams distinguished himself by intrepid actions on 8 November 1942 while serving with Company L, 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division. His unquestionable valor in close combat is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflects great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Allied Force Headquarters, General Orders No. 39 (1942)

James D. Allgood Lt Col (Capt), Company K
Date: 10 July 44
Citation: The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to James D. Allgood, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 10 July 1944. Captain Allgood’s outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 31 (1945)

Woodrow W. Bailey Maj
Date: 30 Jun 44
Citation: The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Woodrow W. Bailey (0-327993), Major, 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 30 June 1944. Major Bailey’s intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 71 (1944)

James H. Cameron 2nd Lt, HQ Company / 1-47
Date: 8 Nov 42
Citation: The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to James H. Cameron (0-1284286), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 November 1942, in North Africa. Second Lieutenant Cameron’s intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 35 (1943)

Luis F. Castro PFC
Date: 10 Dec 44
Citation: The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Luis F. Castro (32873352), Private First Class, 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 10 December 1944, in Germany. Private First Class Castro occupied a position alone on the right flank of an intricate enemy trench system captured by his company. As two platoons of Germans advanced along the trench toward him, Private First Class Castro, fully aware of his small supply of ammunition, withheld his fire. When enemy troops jammed the trench a short distance away, he poured point-blank fire upon them until his ammunition was expended. Ignoring intense small arms fire, he repelled a second attack with hand grenades. As the enemy withdrew, 15 dead were found within 20 feet of his position. Private First Class Castro’s intrepid actions, personal bravery 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)

Willard D. Clark SSgt
Date: 22 Sep 44
Citation: The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Willard D. Clark, 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 22 September 1944. Staff Sergeant Clark’s intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 92 (1944)

Donald C. Clayman Lt Col
Date: 16-25 Jun 44
Citation: The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Donald C. Clayman, Lieutenant Colonel, 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 from 16 to 25 June 1944. Lieutenant Colonel Clayman’s intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 71 (1944)

Thomas R. Earl Sgt (PFC)
Date: 23 Jun 44
Citation: The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Thomas R. Earl, Private First Class, 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. Private First Class Earl’s intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 67 (1944)

Leonard P. Elder PFC, MD Company
Date: 17 Jun 44
Citation: The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Leonard P. Elder, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the Medical Detachment, 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 17 June 1944. Private First Class Elder’s intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 61 (1944)

William M. Evans 2nd Lt (P)
Date: 16 Jun 44
Citation: The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to William M. Evans (0-1294640), Second Lieutenant, 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 16 June 1944. Second Lieutenant Evans’ intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 65 (1944)

Gael M. Frazier 1st Lt,  Company L
Date: 21 Nov 44
Citation: The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Gael M. Frazier, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 21 November 1944. First Lieutenant Frazier’s intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 46 (1945)

Harrison M. Gardler SSgt  HQ Company / 1-47
Date: 8 Nov 42 
Citation: The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Harrison M. Gardler, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 8 November 1942, during the invasion of North Africa. On that date, Sergeant Gardler perceived that the men of the heavy weapons company were exhausted by their run across the beach through a deep soft sand and were pinned down by the fire of enemy machine guns and snipers from the cliffs commanding Blue Beach, at the harbor of Safi, French Morocco. Staff Sergeant Gardler voluntarily left a place of safety and exposed himself to this fire to assist the Battalion Commander in directing them to their objective. Later the same day, Staff Sergeant Gardler, under the fire of enemy machine guns and snipers, voluntarily crossed open terrain to capture a sniper located beside the wall of a house overlooking the draw along which our troops were advancing. This action resulted in our troops being able to advance with greater safety. Following this action, Staff Sergeant Gardler, under constant fire, led four soldiers in an attack on the Signal Headquarters. The success of this attack resulted in the wounding of two men, the capture of a Marine Commandant, three other officers, twenty men, and huge quantities of rifles, pistols, machine guns, automatic rifles, and ammunition. Directly following this action Sergeant Gardler voluntarily led three men against enemy snipers located in the concrete control room of 75 mm battery commanding Blue Beach. The volume of accuracy of fire delivered by them resulted in the wounding of one man, and the surrender of an officer and twelve soldiers, the capture of the 75 mm battery, large stocks of ammunition, rifles, automatic rifles, grenades, and revolvers. On a fifth occasion, later the same day, Staff Sergeant Gardler, with another soldier, brought about the surrender of a sniper and the capture of rifles and ammunition. Staff Sergeant Gardler’s intrepid actions, personal bravery 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, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 35 (1943)

Joseph Glider 2nd Lt, Company D
Date:  16 Jun 44
Citation: The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Joseph Glider, Second Lieutenant, 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 16 June 1944. Second Lieutenant Glider’s intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 80 (1944)

Elmer W. Graff 1st Lt, Company E
Date: 24 Jun 44
Citation: The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Elmer W. Graff, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 24 June 1944. First Lieutenant Graff’s intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 71 (1944)

Willard Harty TSgt (P)
Date: 25 Nov 44
Citation: The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Willard Harty (32003097), Technical 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 25 November 1944, in Germany. During an intense artillery concentration which wounded his platoon leader and many men, Technical Sergeant Harty immediately assumed command and successfully directed the reorganization of his unit. While assigning defensive positions to his men, he was hit by hostile machine gun fire. Despite painful wounds, he made repeated trips across the fire-swept area and carried many seriously wounded men to safety. As he was attempting to evacuate a helpless soldier from a dangerous area, he was killed by direct tank fire. Technical Sergeant Harty’s intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 28 (February 16, 1945)

Edward W. Hauschildt 1st Sgt, Company L
Date: 21 Nov 44
Citation: The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Edward W. Hauschildt (32003390), First 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 21 November 1944, in Germany. First Sergeant Hauschildt voluntarily crossed a 100-yard area swept by hostile shell fire and assumed command of a leaderless platoon. He reorganized his men, designated targets and established defensive positions. When enemy artillery fire was intensified and heavy casualties were inflicted upon the entire company, he re-crossed the exposed area to guide litter bearers forward. Under his direction more than 20 wounded men were evacuated. When the last officer was severely wounded by shell fire, he immediately assumed command of the entire company and successfully maintained its defensive positions throughout the night. First Sergeant Hauschildt’s intrepid actions, personal bravery 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)

Wilbur L. Howard Sgt (PFC), Company E
Date: 14 Oct 44
Citation: The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Wilbur Lee Howard, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 2d Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 14 October 1944. Private First Class Howard’s intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 48 (1945)

Elmo H. Jarvis Pvt (P)
Date: 18 August 1943
Citation: The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Elmo H. Jarvis, Private (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 18 August 1944. Private Jarvis’ outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. ?? (194?) To be added

George E. Jenkins Capt (1st Lt), Company C
Date: 9-10 Aug 44
Citation: The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to George E. Jenkins, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 9 and 10 August 1944. Captain Jenkins’ outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 95 (1944)

Henry J. Kucharski 2nd Lt (T3),  MD Company
Date: 11 July 44
Citation: The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Henry J. Kucharski, Technician Third Grade, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 11 July 1944. Technician Third Grade Kucharski’s intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 76 (1944)

Vestal R. Lester 1st Lt, Company L
Date: 21 Nov 44
Citation: The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Vestal R. Lester (0-1304245), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with an Infantry Company of the 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 21 November 1944, in Germany. First Lieutenant Lester’s company was pinned down less than 200 yards from its objective by devastating artillery, mortar and small arms fire which inflicted heavy casualties upon his men. Realizing the plight of his men, First Lieutenant Lester advanced through the intense shelling to the foremost of his platoon, reorganized his troops and led them over the bitterly contested ground toward the company objective. Although severely wounded by an artillery shell as he crossed the fire-swept field, First Lieutenant Lester gallantry in leading the attack had so inspired his men that the pushed on to overcome stiff resistance and capture the objective. First Lieutenant Lester’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 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 27 (February 15, 1945)

Lewis E. Maness Lt Col, Company G
Date: 3-4 Apr 45
Citation: The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Lewis E. Maness, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 2d Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 3 and 4 April 1945. Lieutenant Colonel Maness’ intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 28 (1946)

Sgt. Albert D. Moses Jr.

Sgt. Albert D. Moses Jr.

Albert D. Moses Sgt (P), Company L
Date: 22 Sep 44
Citation: The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Albert D. Moses, Jr. (13200384), 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 22 September 1944, in Germany. An early morning enemy attack, preceded by an intense artillery concentration, broke through the hillside positions of Sergeant Moses’ company and threatened to envelop gun emplacements in the valley below. With his machine gun ammunition expended, Sergeant Moses voluntarily and with great personal courage, ran the gauntlet of heavy automatic weapons and small arms fire to reach the dump 150 yards away and returned with more then a thousand rounds of ammunition, thus staving off the attack. During the height of the battle his platoon leader was severely wounded and lay helpless in an exposed position. Again displaying great valor and with utter disregard for his own safety, Sergeant Moses moved across the open field though a hail of intense enemy fie to reach the wounded officer. As he prepared to carry him to a safe position, Sergeant Moses was hit by a burst of fire and instantly killed. The heroic and exemplary actions of Sergeant Moses in sacrificing his life in an attempt to rescue his wounded leader 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. 4 (1945)

Joseph P. Perehinec SSgt (P), Company K
Date:  16 Jun 44
Citation: The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Joseph P. Perehinec (13020925), 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 16 June 1944. Staff Sergeant Perehinec’s intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 86 (1944)

Frank L. Peso 2nd Lt (P)
Date: 25 Nov 44
Citation: The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Frank L. Peso (0-1316853), 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 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 25 November 1944, in Germany. After personally eliminating covering riflemen of a hostile machine gun which held up the advance of his company, Second Lieutenant Peso fired a rocket into a heavily barricaded building. Courageously, he rushed forward and with hand grenades, killed or wounded five Germans occupying the structure. When he was unable to silence a second machine gun nearby, he led a friendly tank into position. In the face of withering machine gun fire, he moved forward on foot and, while directing effective tank fire upon the building, was fatally wounded. Second Lieutenant Peso’s selfless devotion to duty and outstanding display of courage so inspired his men that they quickly overran and destroyed two additional machine guns which were impeding the company’s advance. The unflinching valor and courageous leadership displayed by Second Lieutenant Peso exemplified 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. 21 (February 6, 1945)

Frank E. Petty Capt, Company E
Date: 3-5 Apr 45
Citation: The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Frank E. Petty, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces from 3 to 5 April 1945. Captain Petty’s outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 29 (1946)

Ervin B. Player PFC, Company A
Date: Nov 42
Citation: The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Ervin B. Player, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces in November 1942. Private First Class Player’s intrepid actions, personal bravery 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, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 35 (1943)

Edwin H. Randle Col
Date: 28 Mar 1943
Citation: The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Edwin H. Randle, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 28 March 1943, in the vicinity of El Guettar in North Africa. Colonel Randle’s outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army-North African Theater of Operations, General Orders No. 46 (1943)

James W. Searles SSgt, Company K
Date: 26 Nov 44
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)

Joseph F. Sefchick SSgt, Company K
Date: 23 Jun 44
Citation: 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)

Gerald E. Smith Pvt (P)
Date: 25 Jun 44
Citation: The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Gerald E. Smith, Private, 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 25 June 1944. Private Smith’s intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 86 (1944)

George E. Smyth Col
Date: 7 Sep 44
Citation: The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to George W. Smyth, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 7 September 1944. Colonel Smyth’s outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 17 (1945)

Sherman S. Spear PFC,  HQ Company 1st BLT
Date: 8 Nov 42
Citation: The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Sherman S. Spear, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion Landing Team, 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 November 1942, in North Africa. Private First Class Spear’s intrepid actions, personal bravery 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, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 35 (1943)

William F. Squire (P), Company K
Date: 11 Jul 44
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to William F. Squire (0-1290833), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 11 July 1944. First Lieutenant Squire’s intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 92 (1944)

Charles D. St John TSgt, Company C
Date: 2 Mar 45
Citation: 
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Charles D. St. John, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 2 March 1945. Technical Sergeant St. John’s intrepid actions, personal bravery 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, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 163 (1945)

John Tokarchek TSgt
Date: 10 Aug 44
Citation: The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John Tokarchek, Technical 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 10 August 1944. Technical Sergeant Tokarchek’s intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 47 (1945)

Joseph H. Volansky (P)
Date: 18 August 1943
Citation: The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Joseph E. Volansky (33275668), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces on 23 April 1943, in North Africa. Private First Class Volansky’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. 16 (1943)

Lee Wetherholt Jr. PFC
Date: 30 Jun 44
Citation: The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Lee Wetherholt, Jr., Private First Class, 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 30 June 1944. Private First Class Wetherholt’s intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 61 (1944)

Earl L. Woelfel PFC (P), Company E
Date: 22 Jun 44
Citation: The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Earl L. Woelfel (33110643), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 22 June 1944. Private First Class Woelfel’s intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 61 (1944)

Charles S. Wolfe PFC (P)
Date:  Mar 43
Citation: The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Charles S. Wolfe (33087321), Private First Class, 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 in March 1943. Private First Class Wolfe’s intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 32 (1943)

Anthony Zuk SSgt (P), Company F
 Date: 30 Jun 44
Citation: The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Anthony Zuk (32002366), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 30 June 1944. Staff Sergeant Zuk’s intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-European Theater, General Orders No. 248 (1945)

60th Infantry Regiment

Paul E. Alexander SSgt (P), Company G
Date: 14 Jun 44
Citation: The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Paul Edwin Alexander (15104455), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 14 June 1944, near Normandy, France. When his company had been held up of over an hour by extremely heavy machine gun fire from an enemy strongpoint, Staff Sergeant Alexander led his squad forward to attack the enemy position. As he moved ahead of his men across the fire-swept terrain, Staff Sergeant Alexander was seriously wounded, but nevertheless continued to lead his squad and direct their attack. He personally threw hand grenades into four enemy machine gun positions completely silencing the guns and inflicting numerous casualties on the enemy. Staff Sergeant Alexander’s intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 70 (October 17, 1944)

Lester L. Boswell SSgt (P), Company F
Date: Apr 43
Citation: The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Joe M. Barnett, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 39th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 9 August 1944. Technical Sergeant Barnett’s intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 35 (1945)

Carmine A. Botti PFC, Company E
Date: 1-2 April 43
Citation: The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Carmine Botti, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces on 1 and 2 April 1943. Private First Class Botti’s intrepid actions, personal 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. 80 (1943)

Thomas R. Brazil SSgt
Date: 14 Jul 44
Citation: The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Thomas B. Brazil, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 14 July 1944. Staff Sergeant Brazil’s intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 93 (1944)

Edward Brinkman Pvt, MD
Date: Mar 43
Citation: The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Edward Brinkman, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with a Medical Detachment, in action against enemy forces in March 1943. Private Brinkman’s intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 32 (1943)

James F. Burgin PFC (P)
Date: 30 Jun 44
Citation: The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to James F. Burgin (38071885), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 30 June 1944. Private First Class Burgin’s intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 61 (1944)

Frank L. Czar Cpl, Company E
Date: 8 Nov 42
Citation: The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Frank L. Czar, Corporal, 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, in North Africa. Corporal Czar demonstrated coolness and bravery beyond the call of duty when upon the withdrawal of our troops from the native village, he and Second Lieutenant Charles Dushane manned an enemy anti-tank gun in full view of the enemy. Part of the breech of the gun had been removed and Lieutenant Dushane was able to fire the gun only by firing bullets from his sub- machine gun into the base of the anti-tank shell. Meanwhile Corporal Czar aimed the gun. In this manner he destroyed one enemy tank and delayed the enemy attack.
Allied Force Headquarters, General Orders No. 28 (1942)

Harold J. Ditter 2nd Lt then M/Sgt, Company A
Date: Apr 43
Citation: The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Second Lieutenant (Infantry), [then Master Sergeant] Harold J. Ditter (0-885779), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action in Tunisia, during April 1943. Defying enemy rifle and mortar fire, Lieutenant Ditter made continued and ceaseless visits to all men in numerous positions to insure they had food and water. He was invaluable to his company commander in the reorganization of the defense position the enemy had penetrated. When the attached Medical Aidman became a casualty, Lieutenant Ditter, at the risk of his own life, gave first aid and evacuated the wounded. His courage and clear thinking and never-ceasing energy under fire is an example for all Non-Commissioned Officers throughout the service.
General Orders: Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 23 (September 6, 1943)

Harry S. Dickerson PFC (P)
Date: 8-9 Oct 44
Citation: The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Harry S. Dickerson (36171576), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 9 and 10 October 1944, in Germany. When his platoon was suddenly attacked by superior numbers of heavily armed Germans, Private First Class Dickerson courageously poured accurate automatic rifle fire into the attacking enemy to cover his platoon’s withdrawal. Ignoring the mortar and small arms fire directed at him, he remained steadfast and continued his harassing fire until his platoon had safely retired. On the following day, the Germans launched another vicious attack. From a previously selected position, Private First Class Dickerson awaited the enemy’s approach. As they came within close range, he delivered deadly fire into the surprised troops, forcing them to retreat. Reorganizing quickly, the enemy again attacked and, upon locating Private First Class Dickerson’s position, concentrated their fire upon him. Heroically, this valiant soldier remained at his post and took a heavy toll of lives with his accurate and intense fire before he was mortally wounded. By his self-sacrificing devotion to duty, outstanding courage and indomitable spirit, at the cost of his life, Private First Class Dickerson exemplified the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflected great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 16 (January 25, 1945)

Leslie W. Dooley 2nd Lt, AT Company
Date: 8 Nov 42
Citation: The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Leslie W. Dooley, Second Lieutenant, 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 8 November 1942. Second Lieutenant Dooley’s intrepid actions, personal bravery 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.
Allied Force Headquarters, General Orders No. 39 (1942)

Charles Dushane 2nd Lt, Company E
Date: 8 Nov 42
Citation: The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Charles Duke Dushane (1290919), Second Lieutenant, 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 8 November 1942, in North Africa. With help of three enlisted men, Second Lieutenant Dushane entered the lighthouse on the Kasba-Mehdia after crossing enemy barbed wire entanglements while under heavy enemy small arms fire and captured 12 hostile troops who were using machine guns and rifles. This enabled our troops to take the strategic position commanded by the lighthouse. He later demonstrated coolness and bravery beyond the call of duty when upon the withdrawal of our troops from the native village, he and Corporal Frank L. Czar manned an enemy anti-tank gun in full view of the enemy. Part of the breech of the gun had been removed and he was able to fire the gun only by firing bullets from his sub-machine gun into the base of the anti-tank shell. Meanwhile Corporal Czar aimed the gun. In this manner he destroyed one enemy tank and delayed the enemy attack. It was while operating this gun that Second Lieutenant Dushane lost his life. Second Lieutenant Dushane’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)

Edward C. Federmann (P), MD Company
Date: 18 August 43
Citation: The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Edward C. Federmann (35458790), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with a Medical Detachment, in action against enemy forces in March 1943. Private Federmann’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. 16 (1943)

Louis Ferrari PFC, Company F
Date: 17 Jul 44
Citation: The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Louis Ferrari (31157741), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 17 July 1944. Private First Class Ferrari’s intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 68 (1944)

John R. Fisher PFC, Company E
Date: 8 Nov 42
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to John R. Fisher (36166486), Private First Class, 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. Private First Class Fisher climbed the walls of the Fort and from this exceptionally hazardous position, firing his automatic rifle at the enemy, diverted their attention and enabled our other troops to break in and make entry through the main gates of the Fort. This act aided in the fall of t he Kasba and the surrender of many prisoners inside the walls. Private First Class Fisher’s intrepid actions, personal bravery 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.
Allied Force Headquarters, General Orders No. 28 (December 15, 1942)

Eugene Fontes Pvt (P), MD Company
Date: 13 Dec 44
Citation: The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Eugene A. Fontes (31445998), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 13 December 1944, in Germany. When a sergeant was severely wounded by shell fragments during a hostile artillery concentration, Private Fontes voluntarily crossed a fire-swept field to reach the wounded soldier. He was administering medical treatment when the sounds of an approaching shell were heard. Disdaining cover, he shielded the wounded man with his body. The shell landed nearby, killing Private Fontes instantly. The heroic and selfless actions of Private Fontes prevented further injuries to his wounded patient. 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 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 26 (February 14, 1945)

Jesse L. Gibney Col, Regimental Commander 60th Infantry
Date: 9 Sep 44
Citation: The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Jesse L. Gibney, Colonel (Infantry), 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 9 September 1944. Colonel Gibney’s outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 68 (1944)

Stanley P. Gull SSgt
Date: 17 Jul 44
Citation: The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Stanley P. Gull, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 17 July 1944. Staff Sergeant Gull’s intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 68 (1944)

Lawrence W. Gunderson SSgt (P), Company F
Date: 25 Jul 44
Citation: The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Lawrence W. Gunderson (37294748), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 25 July 1944, in France. Staff Sergeant Gunderson’s company was pinned down by heavy enemy fire from machine guns and an anti-tank gun. With complete disregard for his personal safety, Staff Sergeant Gunderson, armed only with a rifle and several grenades, skillfully maneuvered within close range of the machine gun and, exposing himself to observed fire from the gun, single-handedly wiped out the entire crew with grenades. Fearless and aggressive, he then attacked the crew of the anti-tank gun at point blank range. Though subject to direct small arms fire and receiving wounds in this encounter that proved fatal, his attack was so fierce that all members of the German anti-tank gun crew were killed or wounded. As a result of his action, the company was enabled to continue its advance. The extraordinary heroism and dauntless courage displayed by Staff Sergeant Gunderson in single-handedly destroying an enemy machine gun nest and an anti-tank gun crew set an inspiring example to his entire company. 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 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 70 (October 17, 1944)

PFC Green D. Hadley

PFC Green D. Hadley

Green D. Hadley PFC, MD Company
Date: 2 Feb 45
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Green D. Hadley, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the Medical Detachment, 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 2 February 1945. Private First Class Hadley’s intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 68 (1945)

Harry C. Heller 2nd Lt (P), Company E
8 Nov 42
Citation: The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Harry C. Heller (0-442448), 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. Second Lieutenant Heller advanced alone toward the enemy machine gun emplacements with only his sub-machine gun as a weapon. He disarmed and captured seven prisoners, thus silencing the machine gun and enabling his organization to take a commanding position around the Kasba, which resulted in the complete defeat of the hostile forces. Lieutenant Heller continued to fight aggressively throughout the day and his attitude was an inspiration to the officers and men of his organization. While leading his men into the trenches in the Native Village later that day, Lieutenant Heller was killed by a heavy blast of machine-gun fire. Second Lieutenant Heller’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)

Grady B. Holman Capt, Company B
Date: 12 Dec 44
Citation: The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Grady B. Holman (0-362630), Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while Commanding Company A, 1st Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 12 December 1944, in Germany. Captain Holman was personally leading an attack upon strong enemy positions when withering artillery, mortar and machine gun fire inflicted numerous casualties upon his men, halting the advance. Realizing the urgency of getting his troops from under the devastating shell-fire, he constantly exposed himself to evacuate the wounded and to reorganize his battered men. Armed only with a pistol, he personally led a renewed attack upon the numerically superior enemy force and was the first to reach the hostile emplacement. His inspired troops quickly attacked the objective, killing or capturing more than 100 Germans. The actions of Captain Holman on this occasion are in keeping with the finest traditions of the Armed Forces.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 27 (February 15, 1945)

Seymour I. Johnson Pvt (P)
Date: Mar 43
Citation: The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Seymour I. Johnson (37098247), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces in March 1943. Private Johnson’s intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 16 (1943)

Herbert J Joys T/5,  MD Company
Date: Sep 44
Citation: The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Herbert J. Joys (36044085), Technician Third Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 5 September 1944. Technician Third Class Joys’ intrepid actions, personal bravery 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. 17 (1945)

William Katsoulakos Pvt (P), Company E
Date: 23 Jun 44
Citation: The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to William Katsoulakos (32726754), Private, 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 23 June 1944, at Flottemanville-Hague, France. During an assault on an enemy hill position, Private Katsoulakos continued to advance even though he had suffered a severe head wound. The remainder of his platoon had become disorganized by the deadly enemy fire, which resulted in the loss of their platoon leader. Under fierce enemy machine gun fire, Private Katsoulakos courageously maneuvered forward alone, stormed an enemy pillbox with grenades and bayonet and completely wiped out the pillbox, killing the four occupants. After this act Private Katsoulakos reorganized his platoon and directed the advance to their objective. Private Katsoulakos’ intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 70 (October 17, 1944)

Frank S. Kolodziek PFC, Company L
Date: 15 Jun 44
Citation: The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Frank S. Kolodziek (33275014), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 15 June 1944. Private First Class Kolodziek’s intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 78 (1944)

Donald W. Larson TSgt (P), Company E
Date: 30 Jun 44
Citation: The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Donald W. Larson (16012227), Technical 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 30 June 1944. Technical Sergeant Larson’s intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 66 (1944)

Julius Lefkowitz Pvt, Company K
Date: Apr 43
Citation: The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Julius Lefkowitz, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces in April 1943. Private Lefkowitz’s intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 32 (1943)

Elmer E. Lent 2nd Lt (P), Company B
Date: Apr 43
Citation: The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Elmer E. Lent (0-1288575), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces in April 1943. Second Lieutenant Lent’s intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 16 (1943)

Richard H. Lininger 2nd Lt (P)
Date: 25-26 Jul 44
Citation: The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Richard H. Lininger (O-1314504), Second Lieutenant, 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 25 and 26 July 1944. Second Lieutenant Lininger’s intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 61 (1944)

Clarence L. Mohler PFC, Company E
Date: 8 Nov 42
Citation: The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Clarence L. Mohler (39678307), Private First Class, 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. Private First Class Mohler’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 (1942)

Walter Neely Pvt, Company K
Date: Mar 43
Citation: The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Walter Neely, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in action against enemy forces in March 1943. Private Neely’s intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 31 (1943)

Don B. Passage PFC (P), Company H
Date: 8 Nov 42
Citation: The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Donald G. Passage (36124648), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company H, 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 November 1942, at Kasba-Mehdia, French Morocco. Although under enemy fire from the front and the flank, Private First Class Passage kept his machine gun in action, silencing enemy fire and enabling our troops to withdraw to positions from which they could effectively engage the enemy. His heroic actions cost him his life. Private First Class Passage’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)

Ferdinand Pote PFC,  Company E
Date: 5 Apr 43
Citation: The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Ferdinand Pote, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces on 5 April 1943, in Tunisia. Private First Class Pote’s intrepid actions, personal 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. 80 (1943)

Dalton L. Rossman PFC
Date: Apr 43
Citation: The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Dalton L. Rossman, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces in April 1943. Private First Class Rossman’s intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 32 (1943)

Stanley I. Silverman Pvt
Date: Mar 43
Citation: 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)

Felix Scoroposki 1st Sgt, Company B
Date: 15 Jun 44
Citation: 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)

Alfred L. Sharff 2nd Lt (P), Company E
Date: 8 Nov 42
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)

Roy J. Smith 2nd Lt, Company M
Date: 9 Nov 42
Citation: The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Roy J. Smith, Second Lieutenant, 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 9 November 1942. Second Lieutenant Smith’s intrepid actions, personal bravery 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.
Allied Force Headquarters, General Orders No. 28 (1942)

Jack Thomas PFC, Company E
Date: 9 Apr 45
Citation: The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Jack Thomas, Private First Class, 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 9 April 1945. Private First Class Thomas’ intrepid actions, personal bravery 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, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 255 (1945)

Charles S. Willsher SSgt, Headquarters Company 3rd Battalion
Date: Mar 43
Citation: 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 Tunisia 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)

15th Engineer Battalion

Leonard Singer T4 MD
Date: 10 Dec 14
Citation: 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)

60th Field Artillery Battalion

George E. Duane 1st Lt (P)
Date: 10 Nov 42
Citation: The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to George E. Duane (0-417649), First Lieutenant (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 60th Field Artillery, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 10 November 1942, at Kasba-Mehdia, French Morocco. Having accomplished his assigned mission of checking wire communications, First Lieutenant Duane volunteered to get information on artillery targets. He went forward to do so, going beyond ordinary limits to find an observation point of advantage. To reach such point, Lieutenant Duane had to pass through enemy small arms and machine gun fire. This he did with complete disregard for his personal safety. He was killed by enemy small arms fire before he could return to the battalion with the information he had obtained. First Lieutenant Duane’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)

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