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Interesting Notes:

Captain Nick J. Accardo, Medical Corps, is a double recipient of the Silver Star.

Private George B. Adkins earned the first of his two Silver Stars at Normandy.

Second Lieutenant Ellen Ainsworth was one of four Army Nurses to earn the Silver Star during WW II. These were the first Silver Stars awarded to women in the Army during WW II.

* Denotes Posthumous Award

*ABRAMS, MALCOM
Private First Class, U.S. Army
77th Medical Battalion, 7th Armored Division
Date of Action: March 29, 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 (Posthumously) to Private First Class Malcom Abrams, United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 77th Medical Battalion (Armored), 7th Armored Division, in action in Germany, on 29 March 1945. Private First Class Abrams' 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 69, Headquarters 7th Armored Division, 25 April 1945
Home of Record: Louisiana

ACCARDO, NICK J. (First Award)
Captain, Medical Corps, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 4th 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, and pursuant to authority contained in AR 600-45, dated 22 September 1943, as amended, the Silver Star Medal is awarded to Captain Nick J. Accardo, Medical Corps, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 4th Infantry Division near Paris, France, 1944. The personal courage and zealous devotion to duty on the part of Captain Accardo, who placed the lives of wounded comrades above that of his own, reflects the highest credit upon his character as a soldier, and upon the Medical Department of the Army.
General Orders: General Order number 46, Headquarters, 4th Infantry Division, 1945; “Courage And Devotion Beyond The Call Of Duty” Second Preliminary Edition July, 1946
Home of Record: Indianapolis, Indiana

ACCARDO, NICK J. (Second Award)
Captain, Medical Corps, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 4th 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, and pursuant to authority contained in AR 600-45, dated 22 September 1943, as amended, the Silver Star Medal is awarded to Captain Nick J. Accardo, Medical Corps, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 4th Infantry Division in the Hurtgen Forest, 1944. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Captain Accardo’s extraordinary heroism 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: General Order number 71, Headquarters, 4th Infantry Division, 1945; “Courage And Devotion Beyond The Call Of Duty” Second Preliminary Edition July, 1946
Home of Record: Indianapolis, Indiana

ACHESON, GEORGE S.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 101st Airborne Division
Date of Action: January 3, 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 George S. Acheson, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 101st Airborne Division. On 3 January 1945 in the vicinity of Bizory, Belgium, his unit was attacking strongly resisting enemy forces firmly entrenched in fortified positions. Since all roads were covered by intense enemy fire, evacuation of the wounded was extremely hazardous. Learning of several wounded men in a forward location, Private Acheson volunteered to go forward and treat the casualties. Driving his vehicle through intense enemy fire past burning ammunition and over a bridge covered by direct enemy tank fire, he reached his destination and treated the wounded men. Returning over the same hazardous route, he evacuated the casualties. His courage and aggressiveness saved the lives of his wounded comrades. His actions were in accord with the military traditions of the United States.
General Orders: General Order No 26, Headquarters 101st Airborne Division, 18 March 1945

ADAM, GUSTAV G.
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 3d Medical Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division
Date of Action: 8 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 Private Gustav G. Adam, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with Company A, 3d Medical Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division on 8 November 1942 in French Morocco during World War II. Private First Class Adam'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 number 8, Headquarters, 3d Infantry Division, 1942

ADAMO, ANDREW R
Technician Fourth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 7th Armored Division
Date of Action: 19 September 1944
Synopsis: Citation Needed:
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 Andrew R. Adamo, 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 19 September 1944. Technician Fourth Grade Adamo'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: New York

*ADAMS, DONALD R. (MIA)
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division
Date of Action: 6 – 12 June 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 Donald R. Adams (ASN: 37093710), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, in action from 6 June 1944 to 12 June 1944, near ****, France. About five hundred parachutists from scattered units were isolated and surrounded by the enemy on Hill 30. Repeated attacks from all sides resulted in many casualties to our men, largely among those on outpost duty and on reconnaissance patrols. Private Adams repeatedly, on his own initiative, went far into enemy territory and under fire to aid and recover the wounded. He gave constant care and attention to our wounded for 72 hours without rest at one time. Throughout the period of isolation, his outstanding and exemplary devotion to duty was a source of inspiration and encouragement to everyone in the group. His willingness to undertake risks, above and beyond the call of duty, was in keeping with the highest traditions of the Airborne Forces of the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 66, Headquarters, 82d Airborne Division, 20 December 1944
Home of Record: South Dakota

ADAMS, MORGAN K.
Captain, Medical Corps, 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 Captain Morgan K. Adams, Medical Corps, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with Medical Detachment, 41st Field Artillery Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division on August 1943 in Sicily. Captain Adams' 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: History of the 3d Infantry Division in World War II (Donald G. Taggart – Editor)

ADAMS, NEIL H.
Technician Fourth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, V Corps
Date of Action: Unknown
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 Fourth Grade Neil H. Adams, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving in WW II. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Technician Fourth Grade Adams’ extraordinary heroism 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 Order: General Order number 6A, Headquarters, V Corps, 1944. The Bulletin of the US Army Medical Department
Home of Record: Kanab, UT

ADCOCK, JAMES M.
Technician Third Grade, U. S. Army
160th Infantry Regiment, 40th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 23 April 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 Third Grade James M. Adcock (ASN: 20904276), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving as a Medical Aidmen with the 160th Infantry Regiment, 40th Infantry Division, on Negros, Philippine Islands, on 23 April 1945. When wounded by a mortar shell which fell in the command post of the company with which he was acting as Aid Man, Technician Third Grade Adcock refused medical treatment for himself until all others had been treated. Despite a shrapnel wound which robbed him of the use of his right arm he personally treated several of the wounded and gave instructions so that the riflemen could take care of the others. His devotion to duty under such circumstances reflects high credit upon the military service.
General Orders: Headquarters, 40th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 110 (June 6, 1945)
Home of record: Downey, California

ADKINS, CURTIS E.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 30th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 7 July 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 Curtis E. Adkins for gallantry in action on 7 July 1944, in France. Private Adkins was attached as medical aid man to personnel of an engineer battalion. The mission of the engineer troops was to construct a footbridge across a river separating our troops from the enemy in order that infantry troops might cross into enemy territory. From the beginning of this operation, the troops constructing this bridge were subjected to heavy artillery, mortar, and small arms fire, and casualties were heavy. With complete disregard for his personal safety, Private Adkins continually subjected himself to this hostile fire, working tirelessly in rendering medical aid to the wounded and dying members of the bridge party, frequently entering the river and moving the wounded to the friendly shore. The actions of Private Adkins greatly aided in the construction of this vital bridge and successful crossing of the river.
General Orders: General Order number 25, Headquarters 30th Infantry Division, 23 July 1944
Home of Record: Ohio

ADKINS, GEORGE B. (First Award)
Private, U.S. Army
Company H, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division
Date of Action: 1 and 2 October 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 George B. Adkins (ASN: 20362515), United States Army, for gallantry in action on 1 and 2 October 1944 near ****, Holland. Private Adkins, Company Aidman, attached to Company H, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, during an enemy attack on an important roadblock, rescued two wounded men under extremely hazardous conditions. During a fire fight two men defending a road block were badly wounded and lay in full view of the enemy. Private Adkins left his covered position and crawled directly into a mortar barrage to the wounded men. Under enemy fire he administered first aid and then, unmindful of his own safety and still under enemy fire, he carried the men, one at a time, back to a covered position. As a direct result of this action the lives of two of his comrades were saved. The devotion to duty under extreme combat conditions displayed by Private Adkins reflects credit on the Airborne Forces of the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 66, Headquarters, 82d Airborne Division, 20 December 1944
Home of Record: Rocky Mount, Virginia

ADKINS, GEORGE B. (Second Award)
Technician Fourth Grade, U.S. Army
Company H, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division
Date of Action: 6-8 June 1944
Citation:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Silver Star to Technician Fourth Grade George B. Adkins (ASN: 20362515), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with Company H, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, in action 6 - 8 June 1944, in ****, France. Technician Fourth Grade Adkins, Medical Aid Man, having landed by parachute near ****, nine miles from his drop zone, was captured with four companions by a German artillery unit which was suffering heavy casualties from a United States Naval barrage. Regardless of the danger, he treated wounded comrades and enemy alike, meanwhile trying to persuade the artillery commander to surrender. When this officer was seriously wounded, Technician Fourth Grade Adkins rescued him and treated his fractures and wounds with great skill. Impressed by the paratrooper's humanity and reasoning, the German officer agreed to surrender. Technician Fourth Grade Adkins went down to the beach under a white flag and arranged with friendly troops to take over his forty-four prisoners and the artillery position, then recovered the medical equipment from a parachute bundle, salvaged a jeep from a wrecked glider and rejoined his unit near ****. Technician Fourth Grade Adkins' courage, skill, initiative and sincere devotion to duty reflect great credit on himself and the United States Airborne Forces.
General Orders: General Order number 109, Headquarters, 82d Airborne Division, 16 July 1945
Home of Record: Rocky Mount, Virginia

*AHRENS, AUGUST G.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 11 October 1944
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 August G. Ahrens, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division on 11 October 1944 in Germany. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Private Ahrens’ extraordinary heroism 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: General Order number 8, Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, Jan 13, 1945

*AINSWORTH, ELLEN G.
Second Lieutenant, Nurse Corps, U.S. Army
56th Evacuation Hospital
Date of Action: 10 February 1944
Synopsis: Citation Needed:
Second Lieutenant Ellen G. Ainsworth (ASN: N-732770), Nurse Corps, United States Army, was awarded the Silver Star (Posthumously) for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving with the 56th Evacuation Hospital, in action at Anzio, Italy, on 10 February 1944. Second Lieutenant Ainsworth's gallant actions and dedicated devotion to duty, without regard for her own life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon herself, her unit, and the United States Army.
General Orders: Headquarters, 5th Army, General Orders No. 72 (1944)
Home of Record: Glenwood City, Wisconsin

AJALAT, MITRY P.
Captain, Medical Corps, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, US Armed Forces in the South Pacific
Date of Action: 13 January 1943
Synopsis: Citation Needed:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, and pursuant to authority contained in AR 600-45, the Silver Star Medal is awarded to Captain (then Lieutenant) Mitry P. Ajalat, Medical Corps, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, US Armed Forces in the South Pacific 13 January 1943 at Guadalcanal. On that date, due to the intensity of the enemy resistance, it was impossible to vacate the wounded to the aid station from an area in the hills. Lieutenant Ajalat worked his way forward carrying his emergency medical equipment. Exposing himself to the enemy fire, he crawled back and forth whenever necessary to treat the wounded, with little or no regard for his own safety. The personal courage and zealous devotion to duty on the part of Captain Ajalat, who placed the lives of wounded comrades above that of his own, reflects the highest credit upon his character as a soldier, and upon the Medical Department of the Army.
General Orders: General Order number 70, Headquarters, US Armed Forces in the South Pacific 1943; “Courage And Devotion Beyond The Call Of Duty” Second Preliminary Edition July, 1946
Home of Record: Chicago, IL

AKINAKA, ISAAC F.
Technician Fourth Grade, U. S. Army
Medical Detachment, 100th Infantry Battalion (Separate), attached to the 34th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 8 February 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 [then Technician Fifth Grade] Isaac F. Akinaka (ASN: 30100059), United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the Medical Detachment, 100th Infantry Battalion (Separate), attached to the 34th Infantry Division, on 8 February 1944, in the vicinity of Cassino, Italy. The company to which Technician Fourth Grade Akinaka was attached was attacking under cover of a smoke screen. The wind suddenly changed direction, exposing the attacking company to the full view of the enemy, and immediately terrific machine gun and artillery fire was directed upon them. Technician Fourth Grade Akinaka unhesitatingly left his defiladed position, went forward, and moving swiftly from one wounded man to another during the fire fight, administered first-aid to the several wounded. Finding two of his comrades in a particularly exposed position, Technician Fourth Grade Akinaka carried them from the field of battle. Although exploding shells showered him with dirt and rocks and any movement brought intense enemy machine pistol and machine gun fire upon him, he did not stop until he had cared for all the wounded. Technician Fourth Grade Akinaka's courage and unstinting devotion to duty in saving the lives of several of his comrades reflects credit upon himself and is in keeping with the high traditions of the military service.
General Orders: Headquarters, 34th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 31 (April 29, 1944)
Home of record: Honolulu, Hawaii

ALBERT, HOWARD
Private, U. S. Army
1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division
Date of Action: 17 September 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 Private Howard Albert (ASN: 20204068), United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the, 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, in action on 17 September 1943, about one-quarter mile North of Altavilla, Italy. Private Albert administered first aid and carried injured men to safety while under extremely heavy and accurate artillery fire without regard for his own personal safety. His courageous conduct was instrumental in saving the lives of many wounded comrades. Private Albert'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, 82d Airborne Division, General Orders No. 36 (October 6, 1943)
Home of record: Brooklyn, New York

ALBERTINI, LOUIS T.
Private, Medical Department, U.S. Army
Company L, 134th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 30 July 1944
Citation:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, and pursuant to authority contained in AR 600-45, dated 22 September 1943, as amended, and Circular 66, Headquarters First United States Army, 18 May 1944, as amended, the Silver Star Medal is awarded to Private Louis T. Albertini, Medical Department, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with Company L, 134th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division in the *** Sector, south of ***, Normandy, France, 30 July 1944. Private Albertini was wounded in the right leg while accompanying troops participating in a battalion attack against strong enemy forces south of ****. Disregarding his personal condition, Private Albertini crawled to the front lines and for a period of over two hours, under heavy concentrations of enemy fire, administered first aid to wounded men lying in an open field. He refused evacuation until other soldiers came to the assistance of the wounded man. The personal courage and zealous devotion to duty on the part of Private Albertini, who placed the lives of wounded comrades above that of his own, reflects the highest credit upon his character as a soldier, and upon the Medical Department of the Army.
General Orders: General Order number 25, Headquarters, 35th Infantry Division, 25 August 1944
Home of Record: Pennsylvania

ALBRECHT, BERNARD E.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 9th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 11 October 1944
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 Bernard E. Albrecht, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 9th Infantry Division in World War II. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Private Albrecht’s extraordinary heroism 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: General Order number 140, Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, 1945

ALLEN, JAMES E.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 45th Infantry Division
Date of Action: Unknown
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 James E. Allen, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving in WW II. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Private Allen’s extraordinary heroism 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 Order: General Order number 141, Headquarters, 45th Infantry Division, 1944. The Bulletin of the US Army Medical Department
Home of Record: Skiatook, OK

ALLEY, DANIEL L
Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment
Date of Action: Unknown
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 Staff Sergeant Daniel L. Alley, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving in WW II. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Staff Sergeant Alley’s extraordinary heroism 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 Order: The Bulletin of the US Army Medical Department
Home of Record: Conroe, TX

ALSTON, EDWARD F.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 9th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 11 October 1944
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 August G. Ahrens, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 9th Infantry Division during World War II. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Sergeant Alston’s extraordinary heroism 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: General Order number 140, Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, 1945

ALTEMUS, RONALD A.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division
Date of Action: 20 August 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 Ronald A. Altemus, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with Medical Detachment, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division on August 20, 1944 in France. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Private Altemus’ extraordinary heroism 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: History of the 3d Infantry Division in World War II (Donald G. Taggart – Editor)

ALTON, PHILLIP A.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division
Date of Action: 3 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 Private First Class Phillip A. Alton (ASN: 33096346), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, in action on 3 January 1945, near ****, Belgium. Private First Class Alton, Company Aid Man, displayed exceptional bravery and high devotion to duty in caring for the wounded of his company. Twice he carried men across open spaces swept with machine gun fire, protecting them with his own body. Several times he administered first aid to the wounded under direct fire from the enemy and risked capture to carry wounded to the safety of our lines. Private First Class Alton displayed outstanding bravery and exceptional devotion to duty, and inspired confidence in the men with whom he worked. His actions reflect credit upon the traditions of the Armed Forces and are worthy of emulation.
General Orders: General Orders number 21, Headquarters, 82d Airborne Division, 24 February 1945
Home of Record: Richmond, Virginia

ALVAREZ, GUILLERMO C.
Technician Fourth Class, U.S. Army
415th Infantry Medical Detachment
Date of Action: 1 December 1944
Synopsis: Citation Needed:
Technician Fourth Class Guillermo G. Alvarez, 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: On 1 Dec 1944 Technician Fourth Class Guillermo C. Alvarez of the 415th Inf Medical Detachment left his covered position under withering machine gun fire to go forward and give aid to and evacuated a badly wounded man 100 yards away. The leg wound of the man made the process of the evacuation very slow, but Technician Alvarez continued until he was brought back to safety.
General Orders: General Order no 20, Dec 1944, Headquarters, 104th Infantry Division

AMES, EDWIN
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division
Date of Action: July 9, 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 Private First Class Edwin Ames (ASN: 11034257), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, in action on 9 July 1943, five miles north of **** ** ****, Sicily. Private Ames, with complete disregard for his own safety, gave medical aid to two wounded men under heavy enemy machine gun fire. He stayed with them until he constructed a barrier giving them cover from enemy fire. Private Ames made his way back to the Battalion Command Post, reported the position of the men, gave information concerning the enemy, and returned to areas dominated by enemy fire in search of more wounded.
General Orders: General Order No 29, Headquarters 82nd Airborne Division, 20 August 1943

AMESSE, JOHN H.
Captain, Medical Corps, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 1st Cavalry Division
Date of Action: 1944 - 1945
Synopsis: Citation Needed:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, and pursuant to authority contained in AR 600-45, the Silver Star Medal is awarded to Captain John H. Amesse, Medical Corps, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 1st Cavalry Division during the Philippine Island campaign. Captain Amesse displayed outstanding bravery and exceptional devotion to duty, and inspired confidence in the men with whom he worked. His actions reflect credit upon the traditions of the Armed Forces and are worthy of emulation.
General Orders: General Order number 56, Headquarters, 1st Cavalry Division 1945; “Courage And Devotion Beyond The Call Of Duty” Second Preliminary Edition July, 1946
Home of Record: Denver, CO

AMORELLI, FRANK
Private First Class, U. S. Army
Medical Detachment, 80th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 27 December 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 Frank Amorelli (ASN: 31262084), 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 27 December 1944 in Belgium. While serving as an ambulance driver with an infantry battalion aid station, Private First Class Amorelli voluntarily drove his ambulance onto the battlefield to successfully evacuate seriously wounded comrades. With the aid of an assistant driver Private First Class Amorelli litter carried eight casualties to safety despite the heavy enemy rocket launcher and artillery fire and remained on duty assisting in the care of the wounded for forty-eight hours without relief. The personal bravery, resourcefulness, and zealous devotion to duty displayed by Private First Class Amorelli 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. 34 (February 3, 1945)
Home of record: Massachusetts

*AMOROSO, PHILIP
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 36th Infantry Division
Date of Action: Unknown
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 Philip Amoroso, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving in WW II. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Private Amoroso’s extraordinary heroism 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 Order: General Order number 101, Headquarters, 36th Infantry Division, 1944. The Bulletin of the US Army Medical Department, April 1946

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