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Interesting Notes:

Private First Class Welbey Hatton performed a battlefield amputation in order to evacuate one of two casualties. Ultimately, he saved both of their lives.

Private First Class Harry Heiberger was successfully evacuating a wounded enemy soldier when a fanatical civilian scored a direct hit on his vehicle with a rocket launcher, mortally wounding him.

* Denotes Posthumous Award

HAFT, ALBERT J.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 9th Infantry Division
Date of Action: World War II
Unconfirmed: Citation Needed
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Silver Star to First Lieutenant Albert J. Haft, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 9th Infantry Division during World War II. 
General Orders: General Order number 67, Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, 1943

HALFORD, ALLAN E.
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 9th Infantry Division
Date of Action: World War II
Unconfirmed: Citation Needed
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Silver Star to First Sergeant Allan E. Halford, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 9th Infantry Division during World War II. 
General Orders: General Order number 111, Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, 1944

*HALL, JOSEPH H.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 319th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division
Action Date: September 5, 1944
Citation:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Private Joseph H. Hall (ASN: 33632554), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 319th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States on 5 September 1944 in France.
General Orders: Headquarters, 80th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 63 (October 22, 1944)
Home of record: Henrico County, Virginia

*HAMMEN, CHARLES
Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 319th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division
Action Date: 10-Nov-44
Citation:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Technician Fifth Grade Charles Hammen (ASN: 27660429), United States Army, for gallantry in action against the enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 319th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division, in action in France, on 10 November 1944. During fierce action near Delme Ridge, France, Technician Fifth Grade Hammen courageously exposed himself to intense hostile machine gun fire in order to administer aid to his wounded comrades and direct their evacuation. Exhibiting tireless, unflinching devotion to his cause, and with utter disregard for his own safety he worked all night and successfully accomplished the evacuation of all the wounded. Technician Fifth Grade Hammen's heroic actions are in keeping with the finest traditions of the military service.
General Orders: Headquarters, 3d Army, General Orders No. 150 (June 23, 1945)
Home of record: Harper, Iowa

HANIKA, JACK F.
Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army
253rd Infantry Regiment, 63rd Infantry Division
Date of Action: 24 February 1945
Citation:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Technician Fifth Grade Jack F. Hanika (ASN: 36874692), United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 253d Infantry Regiment, 63d Infantry Division, in action on 24 February 1945. in the vicinity of Bubingen, Germany. Technician Fifth Grade Hanika, Aidman of an Infantry platoon, disregarding the hazards of a Schu-mine field, intense artillery and mortar fire, crossed this area on two occasions to administer first aid to the wounded soldiers. His courageous actions were responsible for saving the lives of these men, and his outstanding gallantry is in accord with the highest traditions of the Medical Corps.
General Orders: Headquarters, 63d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 46 (March 18, 1945)
Home of Record: Grosse Point, Michigan

HANLEY, SAMUEL D.
Technician Fourth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 2nd Infantry, 5th Infantry Division
Date of Action:  WW II
Unconfirmed, Citation Needed:
Technician Fourth Grade Samuel D. Hanley, United States Army, is reported to have been awarded the Silver Star under the below-listed General Orders for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving with the 5th Infantry Division during World War II.
General Orders:  General Order No 23, Headquarters, 5th Infantry Division, 1944

HANLON, PAUL A.
Captain, Medical Corps, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 30th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 10 August 1944
Citation:
Under the provisions of AR 600-45, 22 September 1943, and pursuant to authority contained in Memorandum 34, Headquarters Ninth United States Army, 8 September 1944, the Silver Star is awarded to Captain Paul A. Hanlon, Medical Corps, United States Army, for gallantry in action on 10 August 1944, in France.  Captain Hanlon was serving as surgeon for an infantry battalion engaged in a vigorous fire fight with the enemy.  During a critical phase of the action, when enemy artillery fire was particularly heavy in the sector and when hostile small arms fire was increasingly intense, many casualties were inflicted on our ranks.  With utter disregard for the personal risks involved, Captain Hanlon maintained his old station within full view of the enemy and personally moved forward under fire to render aid to the many wounded.  The courage, devotion to duty and unselfish determination to fulfill his mission resulted not only in the saving of a number of lives, but also served as in inspiration to the men of the battalion. 
General Orders:  General Order number 89, Headquarters, 30th Infantry Division, 28 October 1944
Home of Record:  Pennsylvania

HANSEN, CHRIS O.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 222d Infantry Regiment, 42d Infantry Division
Action Date: 3-Apr-45
Citation:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Private First Class Chris O. Hansen (ASN: 6577630), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 222d Infantry Regiment, 42d Infantry Division, in action on 3 April 1945, near Wurzburg, Germany. When the 2nd Battalion, led by the Rainbow Rangers, forced a crossing of the Main River and engaged the enemy in a bitter fire fight, Private Hansen established an aid station on the enemy side of the river due to the fact that he was unable to evacuate the wounded because of the heavy artillery and mortar fire. He improvised litters and made the wounded as comfortable as possible amid the rubble of ruined buildings, administering plasma and morphine, and applying splints when needed. He continued to operate his forward aid station for six hours treating approximately 30 wounded while continuing to support the Ranger platoon in which he was aid man. Through his outstanding courage, resourcefulness and devotion to duty, Private Hansen saved the lives of many men, and through his gallant action was an example to the fighting men.
General Orders: Headquarters, 42d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 182 (1945)
Home of record: Dillon, Montana

HARDEN, JAMES E.
Technician Fourth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 222d Infantry Regiment, 42d Infantry Division
Action Date: 15-Mar-45
Citation:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Technician Fourth Grade James E. Harden (ASN: 20465177), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with Medical Detachment, 222d Infantry Regiment, 42d Infantry Division, in action on 15 March 1945, in the Hardt Mountains, France. When seven men were wounded during the attack on Hill 384, Sergeant Harden, a medical aid man, went to their assistance although all were lying in exposed positions under enemy machine gun, mortar and sniper fire. Crawling forward through this fire, Sergeant Harden went from man to man, treating each and supervising their evacuation to a position of safety. While treating one man he was fired upon repeatedly. His courage and devotion to duty undoubtedly saved the lives of several of the injured men.
General Orders: Headquarters, 42d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 117 (1945)
Home of record: Atlanta, Georgia

HARDIN, PARLER C.
Major, U.S. Army
2d Field Hospital
Action Date: 7-Dec-42
Citation:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Major (Medical Corps) Parler C. Hardin, United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving as a Medical Officer assigned to the 2d Field Hospital at Sememi, New Guinea, on 7 December 1942. Major Hardin cared for the sick and wounded, working courageously and fearlessly, entirely oblivious of his personal safety, while continually being bombed and strafed by enemy planes. Major Hardin's gallant actions and dedicated devotion to his fellow man, without regard for his own life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
General Orders: The Military Surgeon, March 1943
Home of record: Charleston, Illinois

HARRIS, ROBERT D.
Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 232d Infantry Regiment, 42d Infantry Division
Action Date: 6-Jan-45
Citation:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Technician Fifth Grade Robert D. Harris (ASN: 15303873), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 232d Infantry Regiment, 42d Infantry Division. On 6 January 1945, at Gambsheim, France, when the platoon to which he was attached as a medical aid man was forced to withdraw from its position, Technician Harris rendered first aid to the wounded under intense enemy machine gun and mortar fire and evacuated them to the safety of cover.
General Orders: Headquarters, 42d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 13 (1945)
Home of record: Hammond, Indiana

HART, FORREST S.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 80th Infantry Division
Action Date: September 7 - 11, 1944
Citation:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Private First Class Forrest S. Hart (ASN: 36815719), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 80th Infantry Division in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States from 7 to 11 September 1944 in France.
General Orders: Headquarters, 80th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 60 (October 19, 1944)
Home of record: Wisconsin

HATTON, WELBEY L.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 80th Infantry Division
Action Date: January 10, 1945
Citation:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Corporal [then Private First Class] Welbey L. Hatton (ASN: 33191626), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 80th Infantry Division in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States on 10 January 1945 in Luxembourg. Near Tattler, Luxembourg, on 10 January 1945, while occupying a forward defensive position, Private First Class Hatton, an Aid Man, worked his way to a double foxhole that had just received a direct hit by an enemy mortar shell. In order to remove the two casualties it was necessary to amputate one of the soldier's legs. After stopping the flow of blood after the amputation, splinting the other leg as well as both legs of the second casualty, and in spite of continued heavy enemy fire, Private First Class Hatton obtained the help of a group of riflemen and successfully evacuated the wounded to the aid station. Both wounded soldiers lived as a result of Private First Class Hatton's courage, initiative, and devotion to duty, which were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army.
General Orders: Headquarters, 80th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 116 (May 1, 1945)
Home of record: Washington, D.C.

HAWKINS, CHARLES E.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment 30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division
Date of Action: July 1943
Synopsis: Citation Needed
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Silver Star to Private First Class Charles E. Hawkins, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with Medical Detachment, 30thth Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division on Sicily in Jul 1943.
General Orders: History of the 3d Infantry Division in World War II (Donald G. Taggart - Editor)

* HAWKINS, LEONARD L.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 31st Infantry Division
Date of Action: 1945
Synopsis: Citation Needed
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Silver Star to Corporal Leonard L. Hawkins, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 31st Infantry Division during World War II.
General Orders: General Order number 125, Headquarters, 31st Infantry Division, 1945
Home of Record:  Cleveland, Mississippi

*HAYES, HUGH P.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 104th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 10 April 1945
Synopsis:
Private First Class Hugh P. Hayes, United States Army, is reported to have been awarded the Silver Star under the below-listed General Orders for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving with the 104th Infantry Division during World War II.  The citation is said to include the following:  PFC Hugh P. Hayes, Medical Detachment, while following closely behind assault elements attacking a town, crossed a canal and an adjoining flooded area to administer aid to many wounded men.  In the face of enemy fire, he swam back across the canal to help another man, then again set out to recross the canal through a hail of intense fire and was mortally wounded.
General Order: General Order no 103, 1945, Headquarters, 104th Infantry Division

HAYES, PHILLIP J.
Technician Fourth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 11th Infantry, 5th Infantry Division
Date of Action:  WW II
Unconfirmed, Citation Needed:
Technician Fourth Grade Phillip J. Hayes, United States Army, is reported to have been awarded the Silver Star under the below-listed General Orders for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving with the 5th Infantry Division during World War II.
General Orders:  General Order No 81, Headquarters, 5th Infantry Division, 1945

HAZELWOOD, ERNEST
Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 319th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division
Action Date: November 26, 1944
Citation:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Technician Fifth Grade Ernest Hazelwood (ASN: 35693074), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with Medical Detachment, 319th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division, in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States on 26 November 1944 in France. During an attack near Trittaling, France, on 26 November 1944, heavy enemy resistance caused numerous casualties in the assaulting rifle company. Technician Fifth Grade Hazelwood, the only Aid Man attached to the company at the time, gallantly performed his duties caring for over twenty wounded men on the battlefield despite the severe enemy fire falling in the area. An advance rifleman had received a fractured leg and lay but thirty yards from the enemy. Disregarding his own personal safety, Technician Fifth Grade Hazelwood crawled to the wounded man and, after pulling him to safety, administered first aid and prepared him for evacuation. Technician Fifth Grade Hazelwood's courage and sincere devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army.
General Orders: Headquarters, 80th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 136 (May 25, 1945)
Home of record: Kentucky

HEATH, WILLIAM RANDOLPH
Corporal, U.S. Army
Medical Department
Action Date: 22-May-45
Citation:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Corporal William Randolph Heath (ASN: 34002472), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with a Medical Detachment on the Bago River near Carolina, Negros Occidental, Philippine Islands, on 22 May 1945. At 1700 hours on 22 May 1945, the platoon to which Corporal Heath was attached as Aid Man was subjected to intense small arms fire by the enemy from commanding ground to the front and right front, seriously wounding a machine gunner on the forward edge of the perimeter. Corporal Heath rapidly moved forward through an area exposed to this fire and moved the wounded man to a covered position, there administering first aid. The enemy fire continued to be heavy and Corporal Heath repeatedly and without regard for his own personal safety moved forward alone to evacuate other casualties as they occurred. Without assistance he returned five wounded men to safety and administered first aid to them. Two of these men had fallen forward of the platoon perimeter and in order to reach them Corporal Heath was forced to move into the very face of the enemy fire.
General Orders: Headquarters, Southern Islands Area Command, General Orders No. 3 (September 16, 1945)
Home of record: Marietta, Georgia

HEGER, PETER
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 11th Infantry, 5th Infantry Division
Date of Action:  WW II
Unconfirmed, Citation Needed:
Private First Class Peter Heger, United States Army, is reported to have been awarded the Silver Star under the below-listed General Orders for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving with the 5th Infantry Division during World War II.
General Orders:  General Order No 42, Headquarters, 5th Infantry Division, 1944

*HEIBERGER, HARRY W.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 319th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division
Action Date: April 15, 1945
Citation:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Private First Class Harry W. Heiberger (ASN: 33273113), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 319th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division, in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States on 15 April 1945 in Germany. At Glauchau, Germany, when Private First Class Heiberger learned of an enemy soldier lying wounded in un-cleared territory, he immediately went to his aid. After braving enemy fire by relying on his red cross for protection, he was successfully evacuating the wounded man when a fanatical civilian scored a direct hit on his vehicle with a rocket launcher and mortally wounded him. His courage and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army.
General Orders: Headquarters, 80th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 201 (August 7, 1945)
Home of record: Elk County, Pennsylvania

*HEIMPOLD, HEINZ O.
Technician Fourth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 254th Infantry Regiment, 63d Infantry Division
Action Date: 3-Mar-45
Citation:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Technician Fourth Grade Heinz O. Heimpold (ASN: 15115584), United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 254th Infantry Regiment, 63d Infantry Division, in action against the enemy on 3 March 1945, at Hartungshof, Germany. Unmindful of the grave danger and ignoring the warnings called to him, Technician Fourth Grade Heimpold advanced into a mine field and administered first aid to three casualties. While making his way to a fourth casualty, he was killed when he stepped on a schu-mine. His outstanding gallantry and regards for his comrades are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflects great credit upon himself, the 63d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
General Orders: Headquarters, 63d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 90 (April 11, 1945)
Home of record: Cincinnati, Ohio

HEINEMEIER, ALLEN L.
Technician Fourth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 10th Infantry, 5th Infantry Division
Date of Action: WW II
Unconfirmed, Citation Needed:
Technician Fourth Grade Allen L. Heinemeier, United States Army, is reported to have been awarded the Silver Star under the below-listed General Orders for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving with the 5th Infantry Division during World War II.
General Orders:  General Order No 59, Headquarters, 5th Infantry Division, 1945

HELLER, DAVID H.
Technician Fourth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 9th Infantry Division
Date of Action: World War II
Unconfirmed: Citation Needed
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Silver Star to Technician Fourth Grade David H. Heller, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 9th Infantry Division during World War II. 
General Orders: General Order number 97, Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, 1944

*HELLER, LELAND C.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division
Date of Action: 26 December 1944
Citation:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Private Leland C. Heller (ASN: 16076777), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, in action on 26 December 1944, near ****, Belgium. Private Heller, Medical Aid Man, received word that two men had been seriously wounded near the German occupied town of ****. Under full enemy observation, within 200 yards of enemy positions, Private Heller went forward at the risk of his own personal safety. En route forward, the group was observed upon open terrain and a mortar barrage was laid down upon it. Private Heller was seriously wounded but still asked that others be treated and evacuated before him. His conduct in deliberately trying to cross observed terrain to help the wounded was a credit to the Medical Services and to the regiment. Private Heller died of the wounds he received in the above action.
General Orders:  General Order number 17, Headquarters, 82d Airborne Division, 15 February 1945
Home of Record:  Rockford, Illinois

HELLERSTEIN, HERMAN K.
Captain, Medical Corps, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 7th Armored Division
Date of Action: September 9, 1944
Citation:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Captain (Medical Corps) Herman K. Hellerstein, United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving as a Medical Officer with the 7th Armored Division, in action in France, on 9 September 1944. Captain Hellerstein's gallant actions and dedicated devotion to duty, without regard for his own life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
General Orders:  General Order NO 61, Headquarters 7th Armored Division, 10 October 1944
Home of Record:  Ohio

HELLMAN, LEONARD G.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 80th Infantry Division
Action Date: August 19, 1944
Citation:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Private Leonard G. Hellman (ASN: 36594481), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 80th Infantry Division in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States on 19 August 1944 in France.
General Orders: Headquarters, 80th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 41 (September 22, 1944)
Home of record: Michigan

HELMS, HOWARD H.
Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 11th Infantry, 5th Infantry Division
Date of Action:  WW II
Unconfirmed, Citation Needed:
Technician Fifth Grade Howard H. Helms, United States Army, is reported to have been awarded the Silver Star under the below-listed General Orders for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving with the 5th Infantry Division during World War II.
General Orders:  General Order No 54, Headquarters, 5th Infantry Division, 1945

HENSON, HOMER A.
Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 31st Infantry Division
Date of Action: 1945
Synopsis: Citation Needed
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Silver Star to Technician Fifth Grade Homer A. Henson, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 31st Infantry Division during World War II.
General Orders: General Order number 112, Headquarters, 31st Infantry Division, 1945
Home of Record:  Brasstown, North Carolina

HERMAN, HAROLD J.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 255th Infantry Regiment, 63rd Infantry Division
Date of Action: 17 March 1945
Citation:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Corporal Harold J. Herman (ASN: 32998865), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 255th Infantry Regiment, 63d Infantry Division, in action on 17 March 1945, in the vicinity of Ommersheim, Germany. While Company E was assaulting a pillbox in the Siegfried Line, they suffered many casualties that could not be located. Corporal Herman, in the face of heavy enemy mortar, artillery and small arms fire, repeatedly exposed himself in order to direct the litter bearers to the many wounded. Through his meticulous searching of the "Dragon's Teeth," which readily concealed the fallen, fifty men were discovered and evacuated to safety. The intrepidity with which Corporal Herman performed this heroic act was an inspiration to all those who witnessed his action. The magnificent courage and outstanding gallantry under fire of Corporal Herman reflect the highest credit upon himself and are in keeping with the finest traditions of the Armed Forces of the United States.
General Orders: Headquarters, 63d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 197 (May 29, 1945)
Home of Record: Bronx, New York

HERNANDEZ, ANTONIO
Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 431st Anti-Aircraft Artillery (Automatic Weapons) Battalion, 42d Infantry Division
Action Date: 20-Nov-44
Citation:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Technician Fifth Grade Antonio Hernandez (ASN: 36304974), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with Medical Detachment, 431st Anti-Aircraft Artillery (Automatic Weapons) Battalion, 42d Infantry Division, in action on 20 November 1944 near Haute-Neuvill, France. Entering an area which was discovered to be heavily mined, Corporal Hernandez, a Medical Aid Man, and other members of his reconnaissance party withdrew while Engineers began clearing the field. In the course of the work a mine exploded, seriously injuring one of the Engineers. Corporal Hernandez immediately entered the mine field and went to the aid of the injured man. He administered first aid and was about to carry the man from the area when another mine exploded and he too was seriously injured. His prompt and courageous act in attempting to rescue his comrade in arms was in accord with the highest traditions of the military service.
General Orders: Headquarters, 42d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 117 (July 16, 1945)
Home of record: Chicago, Illinois

HERR, CHRIST J.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
5th Medical Battalion, 5th Infantry Division
Date of Action:  WW II
Unconfirmed, Citation Needed:
Private First Class Christ J. Herr, United States Army, is reported to have been awarded the Silver Star under the below-listed General Orders for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving with the 5th Infantry Division during World War II.
General Orders:  General Order No 60, Headquarters, 5th Infantry Division, 1945

HESS, EMORY L.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 10th Infantry, 5th Infantry Division
Date of Action:  WW II
Unconfirmed, Citation Needed:
Private First Class Emory L. Hess, United States Army, is reported to have been awarded the Silver Star under the below-listed General Orders for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving with the 5th Infantry Division during World War II.
General Orders:  General Order No 58, Headquarters, 5th Infantry Division, 1945

HEUP, ROBERT H.
Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 80th Infantry Division
Action Date: 6-Jan-45
Citation:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Technician Fifth Grade Robert H. Heup (ASN: 6915276), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 80th Infantry Division in Luxembourg, on 6 January 1945, in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States. During the attack on Goesdorf, Luxembourg, on 6 January 1945, two seriously wounded soldiers fell in the middle of the street, but because of the enemy fire covering the area, rescue was impossible. Technician Fifth Grade Heup, with utter disregard for his own personal safety, crawled to the men, and in turn crawled to safety carrying each man on his back. Technician Fifth Grade Heup's courage and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of the armed forces of the United States.
General Orders: Headquarters, 80th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 83 (March 24, 1945)
Home of record: Wisconsin

* HILL, ALFRED B.
Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 31st Infantry Division
Date of Action: 1945
Synopsis: Citation Needed
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Silver Star to Technician Fifth Grade Alfred B. Hill, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 31st Infantry Division during World War II.
General Orders: General Order number 112, Headquarters, 31st Infantry Division, 1945
Home of Record:  Watervalley, Mississippi

*HILL, ROY C.
Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 104th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 30 October 1944
Synopsis:
Staff Sergeant Roy C. Hill, United States Army, is reported to have been awarded the Silver Star under the below-listed General Orders for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving with the 104th Infantry Division during World War II.  The citation is said to include the following:  Staff Sergeant Roy D. Hill, Medical Detachment, left his covered position on 30 October 1944 to give aid to the wounded of his company and other units as well, losing his own life during the action.
General Orders: General Order no 20, Dec 1944, Headquarters, 104th Infantry Division

*HOCK, WALTER G.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 80th Infantry Division
Action Date: November 10, 1944
Citation:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Private First Class Walter G. Hock (ASN: 36596126), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 80th Infantry Division in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States on 10 November 1944 in France. During the early morning of 10 November, Private First Class Hock was called upon to attend an enlisted man who had been wounded in an anti-personnel mind field. Although he realized the danger of finding his way through the mine field in the darkness, Private First Class Hock unhesitatingly and with utter disregard for his own personal safety made his way to the injured man to administer medical aid. Later Private First Class Hook returned to the mined area to render aid to another comrade who had been severely wounded while clearing the field. He had reached the injured man when an exploding mine caused Private First Class Hock fatal injuries. His outstanding courage, diligence, and unselfish devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army.
General Orders: Headquarters, 80th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 101 (December 11, 1944)
Home of record: Saginaw, Michigan

HOFFMAN, JOHN M.
Captain, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 11th Infantry, 5th Infantry Division
Date of Action:  WW II
Unconfirmed, Citation Needed:
Captain John M. Hoffman, United States Army, is reported to have been awarded the Silver Star under the below-listed General Orders for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving with the 5th Infantry Division during World War II.
General Orders:  General Order No 38, Headquarters, 5th Infantry Division, 1944

HOOVER, FRANCIS D.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 2nd Infantry, 5th Infantry Division
Date of Action:  WW II
Unconfirmed, Citation Needed:
Private First Class, Francis D. Hoover, United States Army, is reported to have been awarded the Silver Star under the below-listed General Orders for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving with the 5th Infantry Division during World War II.
General Orders:  General Order No 55, Headquarters, 5th Infantry Division, 1945

HOPKINS, RALPH F.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division
Date of Action:  20 September 1944
Citation:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Private Ralph F. Hopkins (ASN: 12000801), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, in action against the enemy in Holland, on 20 September 1944.
General Orders: General Order number 57, Headquarters, 82d Airborne Division, 29 October 1944

HORN, ELWOOD R.
Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 7th Armored Division
Date of Action:  13 September 1944
Citation:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Technician Fifth Grade Elwood R. Horn, United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 7th Armored Division, in action in France, on 13 September 1944. Technician Fifth Grade Horn's gallant actions and dedicated devotion to duty, without regard for his own life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
General Orders:  General Order No 60, Headquarters, 7th Armored Division, 1 October 1944
Home of Record:  Pennsylvania

HORN, JAMES E.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 9th Medical Battalion, 9th Infantry Division
Date of Action: World War II
Unconfirmed: Citation Needed
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Silver Star to Sergeant James E. Horn, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 9th Medical Battalion, 9th Infantry Division during World War II. 
General Orders: General Order number 53, Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, 1945

HORN, RUSSELL L.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Action Date: World War II
SYNOPSIS:
Private First Class Russell L. Horn, United States Army, was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in connection with military operations against an opposing armed force while attached to a field artillery observation battalion in Italy. Although wounded, he refused to accept medical aid or to leave the area until he had dressed the wounds of his injured comrades and directed their evacuation, making certain that they had been rescued.
General Orders: Headquarters, II Corps, General Orders No. 4 (1944)
Home of record: McKinney, Texas

HORTON, JOSEPH E.
Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 9th Infantry Division
Date of Action: World War II
Unconfirmed: Citation Needed
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Silver Star to Technician Fifth Grade Joseph E. Horton, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 9th Infantry Division during World War II. 
General Orders: General Order number 80, Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, 1944

*HUFFMAN, CECIL
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 39th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division
Date of Action: World War II
Unconfirmed: Citation Needed
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Silver Star to Private First Class Cecil Huffman, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 39th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division during World War II. 
General Orders: General Order number 60, Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, 1943

HUGHES, ROBERT F.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 15th Combat Engineer Battalion, 9th Infantry Division
Date of Action: World War II
Unconfirmed: Citation Needed
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Silver Star to Private First Class Robert F. Hughes, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 15th Combat Engineer Battalion, 9th Infantry Division during World War II. 
General Orders: General Order number 86, Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, 1943

HUNTER, ROBERT R.
Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 2nd Infantry, 5th Infantry Division
Date of Action:  WW II
Unconfirmed, Citation Needed:
Technician Fifth Grade Robert R. Hunter, United States Army, is reported to have been awarded the Silver Star under the below-listed General Orders for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving with the 5th Infantry Division during World War II.
General Orders:  General Order No 34, Headquarters, 5th Infantry Division, 1944

HYINK, MARION
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 9th Infantry Division
Date of Action: World War II
Unconfirmed: Citation Needed
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Silver Star to Private First Class Marion Hyink, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 9th Infantry Division during World War II. 
General Orders: General Order number 73, Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, 1945