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Interesting Notes:

Sergeant Max Warshaw was a double recipient of the Silver Star.

There are indications that Private First Class Jim D. West was a double recipient of the Silver Star.

Private First Class Tom Yagi received the Silver Star for gallantry that extended over a period of 15 days.

Private First Class Charles Young, under heavy artillery fire, treated 10 casualties and carried them one at a time to safety.

1LT Thomas R. White was a Medical Corps doctor who volunteered for the Doolittle Raid on Japan in the early days of WW II

* Denotes Posthumous Award

WALKER, BASIL B.
Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army
5th Medical Battalion, 5th Infantry Division
Date of Action:  WW II
Unconfirmed, Citation Needed:
Technician Fifth Grade Basil B. Walker, 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 40, Headquarters, 5th Infantry Division, 1944

WALKER, JESSE L.
Captain, Medical Corps, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 31st Infantry Division
Date of Action: 1944
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 Captain Jesse L. Walker, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving as a Medical Officer with the Medical Detachment, 31st Infantry Division in action during World War II.
General Orders: General Order number 2, Headquarters, 31st Infantry Division, 1945
Home of Record:  Cuthbert, GA

WARSHAW, MAX (First Award)
Sergeant, U.S. Army
26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
Date of Action: 25 march 1943
Synopsis:
Sergeant Max Warshaw (ASN: 32012023), United States Army, was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in connection with military operations against an opposing armed force while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, on 25 March 1943 in the vicinity of El Guettar, Tunisia. When a heavy enemy artillery barrage had compelled two drivers to abandon their vehicles, Sergeant Warshaw fearlessly entered this area and removed the vehicles, thereby saving valuable equipment from destruction.
General Orders: Headquarters, 1st Infantry Division,
Home of Record: New York

WARSHAW, MAX (Second Award)
Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army
26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
Date of Action: 15 October 1944
Synopsis:
Staff Sergeant Max Warshaw (ASN: 32012023), United States Army, was awarded a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Silver Star for gallantry in connection with military operations against an opposing armed force while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, on 15 October 1944 in France.
General Orders: Headquarters, 1st Infantry Division, General Orders No. 32 (1945)
Home of Record: New York

WASILEWSKI, WALTER J.
Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 803rd Engineer Battalion (Aviation)
Date of Action: 24 March 1942
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the Act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. 43, WD, 1918), the Silver Star for gallantry in action during the period indicated was awarded by Headquarters, Philippine Coast Artillery Command, Fort Mills, Philippine Islands, to the following named enlisted man:  Technical Sergeant (then corporal) Walter J. Wasilewski, Medical Department, United States Army, a member of Company A, 803rd Engineer Battalion (Aviation) on 24 March 1942, displayed gallantry in action at Corregidor, Philippine Islands.  During a heavy Japanese bombardment and shelling of Kindley Field and vicinity, in which several men were severely wounded, he moved without regard for his safety through the barrage of enemy shells to aid the fallen men.  Passing through an area of tall grass blazing among stacks of bombs in imminent danger of exploding, he helped move the wounded soldiers to the hospital in Malinta Tunnel.  Sergeant Wasilewski’s outstanding courage and determination are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service.
General Orders: Department of the Army General Orders No 17, 5 March 1948

WATSON, EARL D.
Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 18th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron (Mechanized)
Action Date: 16-Dec-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 Earl D. Watson (ASN: 36614675), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving as a Medical Aidman with the Medical Detachment, 18th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron (Mechanized), on 16 December 1944, in Belgium. Technician Fifth Grade Watson voluntarily crossed more than three hundred yards of fire-swept terrain to reach a severely wounded soldier. Despite the presence of enemy riflemen nearby, Technician Fifth Grade Watson administered immediate first aid. Observing the wounded man's condition to be critical, he signaled for a vehicle and directed his evacuation to an aid station. On two other occasions, Technician Fifth Grade Watson again displayed courage and bravery by advancing through devastating artillery and small arms fire to render medical care to other wounded soldiers.
General Orders: Headquarters, 1st Army, General Orders No. 26 (February 14, 1945)
Home of record: Illinois

WDOWCZYK, SIGMUND R.
Technician Fourth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 254th Infantry Regiment, 63rd Infantry Division
Date of Action: 24 January 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 Fourth Grade Sigmund R. Wdowczyk (ASN: 36241973), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with Medical Detachment, 254th Infantry Regiment, 63d Infantry Division, in action on 24 January 1945, in the vicinity of Bennwihr, France. Technician Fourth Grade Wdowczyk displayed high courage and valor in going through a schu-mine field covered with snow to render aid and evacuate casualties. His actions were carried on despite his knowledge that two fellow aid men had lost their limbs in the same mine field. He removed his own outer garments to cover the men he had aided. Technician Fifth Grade Wdowczyk's outstanding gallantry and determination to save these lives are exemplary of the highest traditions of the Medical Corps.
General Orders: Headquarters, 63d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 79 (April 4, 1945)
Home of Record: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

WEAVER, WILLIE L.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 30th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 7 August 1944
Citation:
Under the provisions of AR 600-45, 22 September 1943, and pursuant to authority contained in paragraph 4, Section I, circular 66, Headquarters First United States Army, 18 May 1944, the Silver Star is awarded to Sergeant Willie L. Weaver, Medical Corps, United States Army, for gallantry in action on 7 August 1944, in France.  When a battalion of friendly troops had been isolated in enemy territory, Sergeant Weaver volunteered to infiltrate German lines in order that badly needed plasma would reach them.  Without knowledge of German positions and as to what definite route to take, Sergeant Weaver, with the aid of an officer, drove an ambulance over a hazardous route during partial black-out in his successful effort to bring medical aid to his wounded comrades.  Upon completion of the mission, and finding that they could be of no further assistance to the troops, they returned unescorted to their company area.  The courageous and unselfish devotion to duty of Sergeant Weaver to voluntarily subject himself to such hazards reflect the highest credit upon himself and the Armed Forces. 
General Orders:  General Order number 48, Headquarters 30th Infantry Division, 25 August 1944
Home of Record:  Mississippi

*WEBB, WILLIAM B.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division
Date of Action: World War II
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 William B. Webb, 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 94, Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, 1944

WEBER, JULIUS F.
Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 363rd Medical Battalion, 63rd Infantry Division
Date of Action: 12 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 Staff Sergeant Julius F. Weber (ASN: 15011979), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with Company A, 363d Medical Battalion, 63d Infantry Division, in action on 12 March 1945, in the vicinity of Bubingen, Germany. Information was received that an infantry rifle company, isolated in a stone quarry by enemy action, had four men seriously wounded. Sergeant Weber volunteered to lead twelve members of his litter platoon on a mission with a patrol of infantrymen who were assigned to reach the isolated company. Though held up by enemy machine gun and mortar fire, Sergeant Weber led his men into the quarry, located the wounded men, directed the administration of first aid, and led one litter squad to safety across a mined draw. Held up twice by enemy artillery fire, he returned and led two more litter squads to safety under enemy artillery fire. The magnificent courage and outstanding gallantry under fire of Staff Sergeant Weber 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. 175 (May 20, 1945)
Home of Record: Wheeling, West Virginia

WELCH, JESSE W.
Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 254th Infantry Regiment, 63rd Infantry Division
Date of Action: 24 January 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 Jesse W. Welch (ASN: 42022361), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with Medical Detachment, 254th Infantry Regiment, 63d Infantry Division, in action on 24 January 1945, in the vicinity of Bennwihr, France. Technician Fifth Grade Welch was Company Aid Man for Company G, in which capacity he accompanied it in the advance on Hill 216. Having proceeded into a heavily mined field, the company sustained numerous casualties. With utter disregard for his personal safety, Technician Fifth Grade Welch exhibited courageous conduct by going into the mine field, giving first aid and assisting in the evacuation of the wounded. All his actions were carried on under heavy small arms and artillery fire until his own foot was blown off by an exploding Schu-mine.
General Orders: Headquarters, 63d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 26 (March 4, 1945)
Home of Record: Lockport, New York

WELCH, ROBERT F.
Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 263rd Infantry Regiment, 63rd Infantry Division
Date of Action:
Synopsis:
(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Technician Fifth Grade Robert F. Welch (ASN: 6711084), United States Army, was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action while serving with Medical Detachment, 263d Infantry Regiment, 63d Infantry Division, in action during World War II.
General Orders: Headquarters, 63d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 291 (June 26, 1945)

WEST, JIM D.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division
Date of Action: August 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 Jim D. West, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with Medical Detachment, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division in Sicily August 1943.
General Orders: History of the 3d Infantry Division in World War II (Donald G. Taggart - Editor)
The Roster of the 3rd Infantry Division indicates PFC West was a double recipient of the Silver Star

WETHINGTON, GEORGE P.
Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 46th Field Artillery Battalion, 5th Infantry Division
Date of Action:  WW II
Unconfirmed, Citation Needed:
Technician Fifth Grade George P. Wethington, 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 40, Headquarters, 5th Infantry Division, 1945

WHEELER, RAYMOND M.
First Lieutenant, Medical Corps, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 7th Armored Division
Date of Action:  August 23, 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 First Lieutenant (Medical Corps) Raymond M. Wheeler, 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 23 August 1944. First Lieutenant Wheeler'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 42, Headquarters 7th Armored Division, 8 September 1944
Home of Record: North Carolina

WHITE, THOMAS R.
First Lieutenant, Medical Corps, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 7th Armored Division
Date of Action:  18 April – 3 June 1942
Synopsis:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to First Lieutenant (Medical Corps) Thomas R. White, U.S. Army for gallantry in action against the enemy while serving as a surgeon in the 1st Special Aviation Project (Doolittle Raider Force) on 18 April 1942 through 3 June 1942.  1LT White aided the crew of Lieutenant Ted Lawson’s bomber providing medical aid including the amputation of LT Lawson’s leg saving his life.  1LT White then helped the wounded evade Japanese troops until their rescue.
General Order: 
Home of Record:  Maui, Hawaii

WHITTEN, WALTER L.
Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 9th Infantry Division
Date of Action: World War II
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 Walter L. Whitten, 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 113, Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, 1944

WILCOX, LLOYD W.
SSG, U.S. Army
35th Infantry Division
Action Date: November 1943
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 Staff Sergeant Lloyd W. Wilcox, United States Army, for gallantry in connection with military operations against an opposing armed force while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 35th Infantry Division. When the rear of his battalion column, which was moving forward in Italy, in November 1943, was subjected to an intense enemy artillery concentration, Staff Sergeant Wilcox collected the scattered members of the aid station and directed the litter bearers to the temporary aid station. Then, because his group had lost contact with the moving column, he crossed through an area subjected to heavy enemy artillery fire, and later led a vehicle on two trips over an un-reconnoitered road to evacuate wounded men. He worked throughout a night of almost continual shelling, and his work was instrumental in saving the lives of three wounded and establishing contact between the medical aid personnel and the battalion.
General Orders: Headquarters, 34th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 14 (1944)
Home of record: Timber Lake, South Dakota

WILKES, WILLIAM A.
Captain, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 9th Infantry Division
Date of Action: World War II
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 Captain William A. Wilkes, 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 12, Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, 1944

WILLIAMS, CHARLES N
Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 11th Infantry, 5th Infantry Division
Date of Action:  WW II
Unconfirmed, Citation Needed:
Technician Fifth Grade Charles N. Williams, 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 10, Headquarters, 5th Infantry Division, 1945

WILLIAMS, CURTIS A.
PFC, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 1st Infantry Division
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 Curtis A. Williams (ASN: 34426925), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 1st Infantry Division. Despite heavy enemy tank and artillery fire, Private First Class Williams left a place of cover and crept to the aid of a severely wounded man. He then proceeded to the rear, obtained a vehicle, and, although inexperienced as a driver, drove the wounded soldier to an aid station.
General Orders: Headquarters, 1st Infantry Division, General Orders No. 64 (November 23, 1943)
Home of record: Marks, Mississippi

WILLIAMS SR., JOHN S.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 11th Infantry, 5th Infantry Division
Date of Action:  WW II
Unconfirmed, Citation Needed:
Private John S. Williams, Sr., 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, 1945

WILLIAMS, SIDNEY L.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 3rd Medical Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division
Date of Action: 10 November 1942
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 Sergeant Sidney L. Williams, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with Company A, 3rd Medical Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division in French Morocco 10 November 1942..
General Orders: History of the 3d Infantry Division in World War II (Donald G. Taggart - Editor)

*WINGLE, LAWRENCE E.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division
Date of Action: 19 December 1944
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 Lawrence E. Wingle, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with Medical Detachment, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division in France December 19, 1944.
General Orders: History of the 3d Infantry Division in World War II (Donald G. Taggart - Editor)

WISELY, MARTIN R.
Major, Medical Corps, U.S. Army
101st Airborne Division
Date of Action:  WW II
Synopsis, Citation Needed:
Major Martin R. Wisely, 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 101st Airborne Division during World War II.
General Orders:  General Order No 9, Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division, 1944 and Bulletin of the U.S. Army Medical Department VOL IV, No. 5 November 1944

*WISNOWSKI, ALEXANDER W.
Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division
Date of Action: World War II
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 Staff Sergeant Alexander W. Wisnowski, 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

WOOD, KENNETH F.
Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 7th Armored Division
Date of Action:  August 24, 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 [then Private] Kenneth F. Wood, United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving with the Medical Detachment, 7th Armored Division, in action in France, on 24 August 1944. Technician Fifth Grade Wood'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 55, Headquarters, 7th Armored Division, 21 September, 1944
Home of Record:  New York

*WOUNARIS, STEVE W.
Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division
Date of Action: August 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 Technician Fifth Grade Steve W. Wounaris, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with Medical Detachment, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division in Sicily August 1943.
General Orders: History of the 3d Infantry Division in World War II (Donald G. Taggart - Editor)

WRAY, CLAYTON R.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 101st Airborne Division
Date of Action:  January 9, 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 Private First Class Clayton R. Wray, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 101st Airborne Division. On 9 January 1945 during an attack on the town of Bastogne, Belgium, the enemy placed an extremely heavy concentration of mortar and artillery fire on the entire area. Private First Class Wray moved forward under this intense fire to an exposed position to administer aid to three of his wounded comrades. He worked under fire of an enemy machine gun, some of the bullets piercing his clothing. Undaunted, and with extreme courage, he continued his task and successfully evacuated the three men. He then advanced to woods amid tree bursts from enemy artillery and administered aid to a wounded comrade whom he also evacuated. By his diligence and untiring effort, Private First Class Wray contributed much to saving the lives of four of his wounded comrades. The bravery and tenacity of purpose displayed by Private First Class Wray were in accord with the military traditions of the United States.
General Orders:  General Order No 26, Headquarters 101st Airborne Division, 18 March 1945

WRIGHT, EDWARD R.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
23rd Armored Infantry Battalion, 7th Armored Division
Date of Action:  15 August 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 Edward R. Wright, United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 23d Armored Infantry Battalion, 7th Armored Division, in action in France, on 15 August 1944. Private First Class Wright's gallant actions and dedicated devotion to duty, without regard for his own life, are 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. 46, Headquarters, 7th Armored Division, 12 September 1944
Home of Record:  Louisiana

WUNSCH, WALTER H.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company C, 363rd Medical Battalion, 63rd Infantry Division
Date of Action: 6 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 Private First Class Walter H. Wunsch (ASN: 37692835), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with Company C, 363d Medical Battalion, 63d Infantry Division, in action on 6 March 1945, in the vicinity of Bubingen, Germany. After volunteering to enter a minefield to reach a wounded man, Private First Class Wunsch stepped on a schu-mine and suffered multiple wounds of the feet and legs, but continued his way to the wounded man and administered first aid. The utter disregard for his own safety and well being in favor of an injured soldier is in accord with the highest traditions of the Medical Department. The courage displayed by Private First Class Wunsch was an inspiration to all who witnessed his actions and contributed greatly to the comfort of the wounded man under fire.
General Orders: Headquarters, 63d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 205 (May 31, 1945)
Home of Record: Greene, Iowa

YAGI, TOM
PFC, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 3d Battalion, 442d Regimental Combat Team, 92d Infantry Division
Action Date: April 5 - 20, 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 Private First Class Tom Yagi (ASN: 39089929), United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 3d Battalion, 442d Regimental Combat Team, attached to the 92d Infantry Division, Near Monte Folgorito and Tendola, Italy, from 5 to 20 April 1945. Private First Class Yagi gave aid to his wounded comrades under the most dangerous of conditions, selflessly tending to their needs before his own. His magnificent courage was demonstrated during a mortar barrage when he went to rescue a wounded comrade, attempting to shield the wounded man against the shell fragments, and in so doing was wounded himself. His courage was exceptional, his devotion to his comrades was in keeping with the finest tradition of the United States Army Medical Corps and reflected great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces, Mediterranean Theater of Operations, General Orders No. 22 (January 22, 1946)
Home of record: Fairfield, California

YANAK, JOHN J.
PFC, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 80th Infantry Division
Action Date: September 4, 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 John J. Yanak (ASN: 33684534), 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 4 September 1944 in France.
General Orders: Headquarters, 80th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 50 (October 19, 1944)
Home of record: Pennsylvania

YATES, ALLISON R.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 31st Infantry Division
Date of Action: 1944
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 Allison R. Yates, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving as a Medic with the Medical Detachment, 31st Infantry Division in action during World War II.
General Orders: General Order number 2, Headquarters, 31st Infantry Division, 1945
Home of Record:  Careyville, FL
*  There are indications that Corporal Yates received two Silver Stars in World War II

YOCUM, WILLIAM S.
Captain, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 10th Infantry, 5th Infantry Division
Date of Action:  WW II
Unconfirmed, Citation Needed:
Captain William S. Yocum, 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 25, Headquarters, 5th Infantry Division, 1944

YOUNG, CHARLES R.
Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 232d Infantry Regiment, 42d Infantry Division
Action Date: 9-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 Technician Fifth Grade [then Private First Class] Charles R. Young (ASN: 36981409), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with Medical Detachment, 232d Infantry Regiment, 42d Infantry Division, in action on 9 April 1945, at Eurbach, Germany. As the First Platoon of Company A was riding tank destroyers into the town of Eurbach, Germany, the lead tank was hit by an enemy Panzerfaust and immediately burst into flames. With utter disregard for his own safety, Private Young ran to the tank and pulled the trapped driver from the blazing inferno. He then faced the devastating artillery fire covering the area to treat ten casualties and carry them one at a time to the safety of a nearby building. Through his gallant actions and heroic courage, Private Young saved his wounded comrades from further injury or possible death.
General Orders: Headquarters, 42d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 59 (March 4, 1946)
Home of record: Madison, Wisconsin

*ZAMOJCIN, THEODORE
PVT, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 318th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division
Action Date: August 18, 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 Theodore Zamojcin (ASN: 36594883), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 318th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division, in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States on 18 August 1944.
General Orders: Headquarters, 80th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 29 (September 6, 1944)
Home of record: Wayne County, Michigan

ZARRILLI, DANIEL J.
Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 80th Infantry Division
Action Date: February 20, 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 Daniel J. Zarrilli (ASN: 32407660), 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 20 February 1945 in Germany. On that date, while evacuating casualties from Enzen, Germany, over mined roads to a collection station, Technician Fifth Grade Zarrilli, an ambulance driver, with full knowledge of the great risk involved, carefully maneuvered past a burning tank seconds prior to the tank's explosion. Later that night, while following an ammunition truck over the dangerous route, an exploding mine detonated the load of ammunition. Disregarding the personal risk, Technician Fifth Grade Zarrilli gave aid to the wounded men near the still exploding truck and continued with his mission of evacuating casualties. His courage, bravery, 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. 115 (April 30, 1945)
Home of record: New York

*ZELL, WILLIAM C.
Private, U.S. Army
5th Medical Battalion, 5th Infantry Division
Date of Action:  WW II
Unconfirmed, Citation Needed:
Private William C. Zell, 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 31, Headquarters, 5th Infantry Division, 1944

ZEMEL, HYMAN W.
PFC, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment of Company A, 328th Medical Battalion, 103d Infantry Division
Action Date: 2-Dec-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 Private First Class Hyman W. Zemel (ASN: 13129716), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with a Medical Detachment of Company A, 328th Medical Battalion, 103d Infantry Division. On the night of 2 December 1944, informed that several casualties were lying in a house on the outskirts of Selestat, France, Private Zemel and his litter squad waded a river and, disregarding machine gun and artillery fire after crossing, continued on to the house. Although warned of active enemy patrols, Private Zemel led his squad with a wounded man back to the river. Again encountering artillery and machine gun fire, he advanced along the river and, discovering a sloping bank, placed the litter on his shoulders and carried the casualty through the neck-deep water to the aid station. Private First Class Zemel's gallant actions and selfless devotion to duty, without regard for his own safety, 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: Headquarters, 103d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 181 (June 15, 1945)
Home of record: Baltimore, Maryland

ZIEMSKI, BENNY F.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, , 9th Infantry Division
Date of Action: World War II
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 Benny F. Ziemski, 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 62, Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, 1945

*ZIMPFER, FRED W.
Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army
Company A, 803rd Engineer Battalion (Aviation)
Date of Action: 24 March 1942
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the Act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. 43, WD, 1918), the Silver Star for gallantry in action during the period indicated was awarded posthumously by the Commanding General, Philippine Coast Artillery Command, Fort Mills, Philippine Islands, to the following named enlisted man:  Technical Fifth Grade Fred W. Zimpfer (then private first class), Medical Department, Army of the United States, a member of Company A, 803rd Engineer Battalion (Aviation) on 24 March 1942, displayed gallantry in action at Corregidor, Philippine Islands.  During a heavy Japanese bombardment and shelling of Kindley Field and vicinity, in which several men were severely wounded, he moved without regard for his safety through the barrage of enemy shells to aid the fallen men.  Passing through an area of tall grass blazing among stacks of bombs in imminent danger of exploding, he helped move the wounded soldiers to the hospital in Malinta Tunnel.  Technician Zimpfer’s outstanding courage and determination are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service.
General Orders: Department of the Army, General Orders No 10, 30 January 1948

ZUCKER, GEORGE C.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 41st Field Artillery Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division
Date of Action: August 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 George C. Zucker, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with Medical Detachment, 41st Field Artillery Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division in Sicily August 1943.
General Orders: History of the 3d Infantry Division in World War II (Donald G. Taggart - Editor)

ZUPANCIC, RUDOLPH P.
Technician Forth 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 Fourth Grade Rudolph P. Zupancic, 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 Fourth Grade Zupancic'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:  Ohio