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AMEDD Silver Star, WWII, AN through AZ

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Interesting Notes:

Private Charles Anderson earned his Silver Star for gallantry in Tunisia, North Africa in 1943.

Captain Fred A. Anderson, Medical Corps, is a double recipient of the Silver Star.

Captain Asahina trained with the famed 442d Regimental Combat Team at Camp Shelby but just before they were to ship out he and three other Doctors were picked to join other units. The others were Yukio Miyamoto, Isamu Ozamoto and Robert Kinoshita. Captain Kinoshita was a double recipient of the Silver Star for actions in WW II.

Captain Roy S. Averill, Medical Corps, is a double recipient of the Silver Star.

* Denotes Posthumous Award

ANDERSON, CHARLES G.
Private, U. S. Army
**Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division
Date of Action: ** April 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 Charles G. Anderson (ASN: 37083695), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving as a Medical Aidman in the ** Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division, on Hill 490 in the vicinity of *****, Tunisia, North Africa, on ** April 1943. As a first aid man, Private Anderson, in the face of heavy German artillery and mortar fire and in an area containing personnel mines, continued to administer aid to the wounded thereby saving the lives of several seriously wounded men. The courage, coolness, efficiency and resourcefulness displayed by Private Anderson in the face of great danger is meritorious and a credit to the Armed Forces of the United States.
General Orders: Headquarters, 34th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 17 (May 28, 1943)

ANDERSON, FRED A. (First Award)
Captain, Medical Corps, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 1st Infantry Division
Date of Action: 28 April 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 First Lieutenant) Fred A. Anderson, Medical Corps, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 1st Infantry Division in the vicinity of Mateur, Tunisia on 28 April 1943. Although a route to a medical aid station was under enemy mortar, artillery and machine-gun fire, Captain Anderson directed the successful evacuation of several of the wounded. His coolness and efficiency were an inspiration to the members of his command. His actions reflect credit upon himself, the Army Medical Department and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 35, Headquarters, 1st Infantry Division 1943; “Courage And Devotion Beyond The Call Of Duty” Second Preliminary Edition July, 1946
Home of Record: Boston, MA

ANDERSON, FRED A. (Second Award)
Captain, Medical Corps, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 1st Infantry Division
Date of Action: 11 July 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 First Lieutenant) Fred A. Anderson, Medical Corps, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 1st Infantry Division in the vicinity of Gela, Sicily, July 11, 1943. On that date, despite intense enemy artillery, mortar and machine-gun fire, Captain Anderson fearlessly remained in exposed terrain and skillfully rendered first aid and directed evacuation of numerous casualties. In the performance of his duties, Captain Anderson was painfully wounded. The personal bravery, resourcefulness, and zealous devotion to duty displayed by Captain Anderson 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 24, Headquarters, 1st Infantry Division 1945; “Courage And Devotion Beyond The Call Of Duty” Second Preliminary Edition July, 1946
Home of Record: Boston, MA

ANDERSON, JAMES B.
Corporal, U. S. Army
1st Cavalry Division
Date of Action: 20 March 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 Corporal James B. Anderson, United States Army, for gallantry in connection with military operations against an opposing armed force while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 1st Cavalry Division. On 20 March 1944, at Rossun Village, Manus Island, Admiralty Group, while serving at an aid station in support of attacking troops, he learned that in the intensity of the fire fight wounded men had not been treated or evacuated. Without hesitation and entirely on his own volition he left the comparative safety of the aid station, advanced to forward positions occupied by our troops, and, observing a wounded soldier lying between the advanced elements of our lines and the enemy positions, crawled forward through intense fire to reach the wounded man, provided first aid measures, and then removed him to safety. His heroism in going to the aid of the wounded is worthy of the highest traditions of the medical service and his disregard of danger and his devotion to the ideals of his service were an inspiration to the troops.
General Orders: Headquarters, 1st Cavalry Division, General Orders No. 19 (1944)
Home of record: Blytheville, Arkansas

ANDERSON, RAYMOND L.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 5th Armored 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 pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Private Raymond L. Anderson, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 5th Armored Division in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States in World War II. Private Anderson drove an ambulance through heavy enemy small arms fire to rescue two men left behind in a burning building from which the infantry had withdrawn. His extraordinary devotion to duty reflects the highest credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of the United States.
General Orders: General Order Number 23, Headquarters, 5th Armored Division, 1944
Home of Record: Washington, DC

ANGLES, HAROLD H.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 2nd Infantry, 5th Infantry Division
Date of Action: WW II
Unconfirmed – Citation Needed
Private First Class Harold H. Angles, 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. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Private First Class Angles’ 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 No 38, Headquarters 5th Infantry Division, 1945

ANSFIELD, FRED J.
Captain, Medical Corps, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 11th Airborne Division
Date of Action: Unknown, est. 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 Fred J. Ansfield, Medical Corps, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 11th Airborne Division in the Philippine Islands 1944 and 45. The personal courage and zealous devotion to duty on the part of Captain Ansfield, 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 26, Headquarters, 11th Airborne Division, 1945; “Courage And Devotion Beyond The Call Of Duty” Second Preliminary Edition July, 1946
Home of Record: Glidden, Wisconsin

ANTHOINE, PAUL J.
Combat Medic, U. S. Army
Medical Detachment, 9th Infantry Division
Date of Action: World War II
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 Paul J. Anthoine, United States Army, for gallantry in action against the enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 9th Infantry Division, during World War II. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by medical aid man Anthoine’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 67, Headquarters 9th Infantry Division, 1943

APPLEGATE, CALVIN M.
Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army
7th Armored Infantry Battalion, 8th Armored Division
Date of Action: 24-29 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 Staff Sergeant Calvin M. Applegate (ASN: 35122663), United States Army, for gallantry in action against the enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 7th Armored Infantry Battalion, 8th Armored Division, in Germany during the period 24 January to 29 January 1945. Sergeant Applegate served as litter bearer and aid man during action at Nenning and Berg, Germany. He went forward through artillery, mortar and small arms fire to direct his men and lend his personal strength in the evacuation of litter cases. Sergeant Applegate continued to work, refusing both food and water, until he was finally wounded and evacuated. His outstanding leadership and devotion to duty reflect the highest credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of the United States.
General Orders: Headquarters, 8th Armored Division, General Orders No. 3 (February 15, 1945)
Home of record: Kentucky

ARCHAMBEAULT, ARTHUR C.
Private, 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 Private Arthur C. Archambeault, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving in WW II. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Private Archambeault’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: Manchester, NH

ARNDT, DAVID B
Private, 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 Private David B. Arndt, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving in WW II. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Private Arndt’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 30, Headquarters, V Corps, 1944. The Bulletin of the US Army Medical Department
Home of Record: Owatonna, MN

ARNOLD, DARREL D.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 10th Infantry, 5th Infantry Division
Date of Action: WW II
Unconfirmed – Citation Needed
Private Darrel D. Arnold, 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. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Private Arnold’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 No 21, Headquarters 5th Infantry Division, 1944

ASAHINA, SHOICHI
Captain, Medical Corps, U.S. Army
87th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, 7th Armored Division
Date of Action: 27 – 29 October 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 Captain (Medical Corps) Shoichi Asahina, United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving with Medical Officer with the 87th Calvary Reconnaissance Squadron, 7th Armored Division, in action in Holland, from 27 to 29 October 1944. Captain Asahina'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 82, Headquarters 7th Armored Division, 14 November 1944
Home of Record: Idaho

*ATKINS, LEVI
Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division
Date of Action: 18 April 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 Technician Fifth Grade Levi Atkins, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with Medical Detachment, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division on 18 April 1945 at Nurnberg, Germany. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Technician Fifth Grade Atkins’ 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)

AULISIO, ANTHONY
Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 11th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division
Date of Action: 27 September 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 Technician Fifth Grade Anthony Aulisio, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with Medical Detachment, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division on 27 September 1944 in France. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Technician Fifth Grade Aulisio’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: History of the 3d Infantry Division in World War II (Donald G. Taggart – Editor)

AVERILL, ROY S. (First Award)
Captain, Medical Corps, U.S. Army
Battalion Surgeon, 1st Armor Division
Date of Action: 14 – 15 March and 20 March 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 Roy S. Averill, Medical Corps, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the 1st Armored Division in North Africa. On the night of March 14 – 15 1943 when his battalion was attacking a strongly fortified hill, he was informed that a number of men had been wounded and needed medical attention. Unaware of the exact location of these men or of the tactical situation, Captain Averill set out to find them. He worked his way forward through enemy machine gun fire, at times being forced to crawl on his stomach, and removed eight men from a mine field to a nearby wadi where he administered first aid treatment to them. On March 20, Captain Averill went to a position which was under heavy shell fire to treat wounded personnel. Despite continued heavy shell fire and an enemy counter attack on this position, he remained with the men refusing to leave until they were all evacuated. Captain Averill’s actions reflect great credit upon himself, the Medical Department of the Army, and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 41, Headquarters, 1st Armored Division, 1944; “Courage And Devotion Beyond The Call Of Duty” Second Preliminary Edition July, 1946
Home of Record: Canonsburg, PA

AVERILL, ROY S. (Second Award)
Captain, Medical Corps, U.S. Army
Battalion Surgeon, 1st Armor Division
Date of Action: 7 January 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, the Silver Star Medal, First Oak Leaf Cluster, is awarded to Captain Roy S. Averill, Medical Corps, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the 1st Armored Division in Italy on 7 January 1944, near Cassino. Italy. Informed that the battalion commander and two enlisted men had been seriously wounded by a shell burst, Captain Averill, carrying three units of blood plasma with him, unhesitatingly advanced through two uncharted and unmarked anti-personnel mine fields under artillery fire and direct enemy observation until he reached the wounded men. While subjected to heavy shell fire, he administered the blood plasma to the men and dressed their wounds. He then assisted in carrying these men back to the aid station. This courageous action by Captain Averill was responsible for saving the lives of these men. The courage, devotion to duty and complete disregard for his own welfare displayed by Captain Averill reflect great credit on himself and his organization and are highly commendable.
General Orders: General Order number 41, Headquarters, 1st Armored Division, 1944; “Courage And Devotion Beyond The Call Of Duty” Second Preliminary Edition July, 1946
Home of Record: Canonsburg, PA

AXELROD, DAVID
Captain, Medical Corps, U.S. Army
508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division
Date of Action: 4 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 Captain David Axelrod, Medical Corps, United States Army, for gallantry in action on 4 July 1944. On that date at *****, France, Captain Axelrod, then a Battalion Surgeon, 508th Parachute Infantry, distinguished himself in an exceptional manner in the evacuation of wounded during an attack. The battalion advanced under heavy fire, which caused numerous casualties. They were pinned down by artillery, mortar and small arms fire 300 yards from their objective. Captain Axelrod risked his life continually in order to evacuate the wounded. With complete disregard for his own welfare, he braved heavy fire in order to remove and treat these wounded. Men were killed and wounded by his side as he accomplished his tasks. He shielded the wounded with his own body when artillery fire landed nearby, and with superb coolness administered blood plasma amidst the falling shells and machine gun fire. By his heroism and disregard for his own personal safety, he succeeded in evacuating over 50 casualties. His actions were in keeping with the highest traditions of the Medical Service and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Orders no. 60, Headquarters, 82nd Airborne Division, 15 April 1945
Home of Record: Chicago, Illinois