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AMEDD Silver Star, World War II

AMEDD Silver Star > WWII

Interesting Notes:

Includes First Lieutenant Mary Roberts and Second Lieutenants Elaine Roe and Rita Virginia Rourke, who were three of four Army Nurses to earn the Silver Star during WWII. These were the first Silver Stars awarded to women in the Army during WW II.

Corporal William Rohan is a double recipient of the Silver Star.

Major Jay P. Roller is a double recipient of the Silver Star.

Captain Mitchell Sack earned his Silver Star as a Dental Corps officer

First Lieutenant Melvin Schneller, an Medical Administrative Corps, is a double recipient of the Silver Star.

Staff Sergeant William T. Smith is a double recipient of the Silver Star

Technician Grade 4 William C. Shelby is a double recipient of the Silver Star

Technician Fourth Grade Alvin E. Snead earned the Silver Star twice in WW II

Technician Fifth Grade Francis J. Smiles is a double recipient of the Silver Star

Private Charles Norman Shay is a Native American of the Penobscot Indian Nation whose ancestors were allies of George Washington during the Revolutionary War. In addition to the Silver Star Charles was awarded for actions on Omaha Beach during the D-Day landings, he was a prisoner of war for 6 weeks. Private Shay also earned the Bronze Star with "V" device three times in the Korean War.

PFC Sponheimer was awarded the Silver Star in 1997 for actions he performed on 06 June 1944 at Omaha Beach. His original recommendation during wartime was mishandled and/or misplaced.

Private First Class Hugh Summerfield is a double recipient of the Silver Star.

2LTs Charles W Rotzell and Carl W. Strohschein were Medical Administrative Corps officers.

Captain Alexander P. Suer received the Silver Star twice. There is a third General Order citing a possible third Silver Star. It could also have been a correction to one of his other awards. Pete was a Dental Corps officer. Read the story of Pete Suer in the AMEDD Historian.

Technician Fifth Grade Karl G. Schnackenberg earned the Silver Star on 9 March 1945 in Italy while with the 10th Mountain Division. His brother, Technician Fifth Grade Rudolph E. Schnackenberg with the same unit, would earn his Silver Star 10 days later. Both were born in Hamburg, Germany.

* Denotes Posthumous Award

QUAST, CLIFFORD A.
Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division
Date of Action: 8 October 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 Clifford A. Quast, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with Medical Detachment, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division in Italy on 8 October 1943.The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Technician Fifth Grade Quast’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 104, Headquarters, 3rd Infantry Division, 1943, History of the 3d Infantry Division in World War II (Donald G. Taggart - Editor)

QUINN, ALFRED P.
Private First Class, 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 pride in presenting the Silver Star to Private First Class Alfred P. Quinn, 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 Private First Class Quinn’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 50, Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, 1945

RAHN, HARRY P.
Technician Fifth Grade, Medical Department, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 35th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 10 October 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 Technician Fifth Grade Harry P. Rahn, Medical Department, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 35th Infantry Division in the vicinity of *** , France, on 10 October 1944. Technician Rahn, an Aid Man, accompanied a platoon of engineers on a mine-laying operation near **** on the night of 10 October 1944. When a truck load of anti-tank mines exploded and caused numerous casualties among members of the platoon, Corporal Rahn, although himself severely wounded and able to use only one hand, made his way through an inferno of burning wreckage and administered first aid to fourteen wounded soldiers, then searched the area to ascertain that none had been overlooked before he permitted himself to be evacuated. His intrepidity, coolness, and loyalty to his wounded comrades symbolize the high traditions of the Medical Department of the Army and reflect the highest credit upon Technician Rahn's character as a soldier.
General Orders: General Order number 46, Headquarters, 35th Infantry Division, 23 October 1944
Home of Record: Illinois

RAIA, JOSEPH G.
Captain, 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 pride in presenting the Silver Star to Captain Joseph G. Raia, 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 Captain Raia’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 39, Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, 1943

RAKESTRAW, WILLIAM P.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 80th Infantry Division
Action Date: September 20, 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 Private First Class William P. Rakestraw (ASN: 34343675), 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 September 1944 in France. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Private First Class Rakestraw’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: Headquarters, 80th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 55 (October 13, 1944)
Home of record: Mississippi

RAMIREZ, MIGUEL A.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 80th Infantry Division
Action Date: March 19, 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 Miguel A. Ramirez (ASN: 38217506), 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 March 1945 in Germany. On that date, during an assault near Wershweiler, Germany, Private Ramirez, an Aid Man, administered first aid to an enemy soldier and on questioning him learned the location of an enemy dugout. Alone and unarmed he entered the German position and convinced the occupants that resistance was futile. By capturing these men, Private Ramirez reduced by a marked degree the resistance encountered by his platoon. The courage and devotion to duty displayed by Private Ramirez are 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.
Home of record: Texas

RARDIN, WILBUR L.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 6th 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 First Class Wilbur L. Rardin, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving in WW II. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Private First Class Rardin’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

*RAZAS, JOHN J.
Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 60th Infantry Regiment, 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 pride in presenting the Silver Star to Technician Fifth Grade John J. Razas, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division during World War II. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Technician Fifth Grade Razas’ 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 80, Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, 1944

READER, JOHN D.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 222d 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 Private John D. Reader (ASN: 37674736), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with Medical Detachment, 222d Infantry Regiment, 42d Infantry Division. On 6 January 1945 when the platoon with which he was serving as Company Aid Man was attacked by a superior enemy force, Private Reader was administering first aid when he was struck in the arm by bullets from enemy automatic weapons. In spite of his wounds he continued to assist the wounded men until forced to leave because of enemy action. On his return to his lines Private Reader assisted and at times carried another wounded man and helped care for other wounded without regard for his own wounds.
General Orders: Headquarters, 42d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 5 (February 24, 1945)
Home of record: Marengo, Iowa

REED, HENRY B. (POW)
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 134th Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division
Date of Action: WW 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 Private Henry B. Reed, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving as a litter bearer with Medical Detachment, 134th Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division. During a savage enemy attack the line of evacuation had been severed. Private Reed and his companions, knowing that the lives of two wounded casualties depended on their evacuation, unhesitatingly left the Company area with the casualties and advanced into the face of death or capture by the enemy. They were last seen as they passed another company approximately 600 yards away. From this action they were reported missing in action. They were taken Prisoners of War and were repatriated after the war. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Private Reed’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 57, Headquarters, 36th Infantry Division, 1 March 1945

REED, ROBERT J.
Staff Sergeant, U.S.Army
Action Date: September 12, 1943
Synopsis: Citation Needed
Staff Sergeant Robert J. Reed, United States Army, was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in connection with military operations against an opposing armed force on 12 September 1943 at Mount Chiuza, Italy. Staff Sergeant Reed served as a litter bearer, carrying wounded to the battalion aid station, making numerous trips under intense enemy fire. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Staff Sergeant Reed’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: Headquarters, 5th Army, General Orders No. 50 (1944)
Home of record: Canandaigua, New York

REISER, MILLARD J.
Technician Third Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 80th Infantry Division
Action Date: August 20 - September 13, 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 Third Grade Millard J. Reiser (ASN: 33305057), 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 20 August to 13 September 1944 in France. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Technician Third Grade Reiser’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: Headquarters, 80th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 50 (October 19, 1944)
Home of record: Pennsylvania

RENDLER, ALBERT A.
Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 41st 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 Technician Fifth Grade Albert A. Rendler, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving in WW II. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Technician Fifth Grade Rendler’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 28, Headquarters, 41st Infantry Division, 1944. The Bulletin of the US Army Medical Department
Home of Record: Mount Vernon, NY

RENNEKAMP, CARL J.
Technician Fourth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 80th Infantry Division
Action Date: 8 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 Fourth Grade Carl J. Rennekamp, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with a Medical Detachment of the 80th Infantry Division in Luxembourg, on 8 February 1945, in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States. During the initial period of establishing a bridgehead across the Sauer River, evacuation of wounded by daylight was difficult due to concentrated fire from artillery, mortars, and small arms. Under cover of darkness, over a route that paralleled enemy lines within machine gun range, Technician Fourth Grade Rennekamp removed three seriously wounded men to safety in the first vehicle to be brought into the dangerous area. The bravery and unselfish devotion to duty displayed by Technician Fourth Grade Rennekamp exemplify 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: Illinois

REPMAN, HARRY J.
Captain, Medical Corps, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 414th Infantry, 104th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 18 November 1944
Synopsis: Citation Needed:
Captain Harry J. Repman, 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: Captain Harry J. Repman, Medical Corps, Medical Detachment, 414th Infantry, United States Army, for gallantry in action in Germany on 18 November 1944. In their attack on enemy emplacements an infantry company met stubborn resistance and heavy fire from an enemy entrenched in well concealed positions on the edge of a woods and heavy artillery fire directed from observation posts on the surrounding high ground. Heavy casualties were suffered by the company, and when all movement of wounded from the forward area ceased, Captain Repman, battalion surgeon, realizing that complications would develop and loss of life would result from delayed evacuation, turned his aid station over to his assistant and advanced toward the position of the assault units. With utter fearlessness he moved 500 yards through intense enemy fire and upon arriving at the company command post less than 100yards from the most forward elements, he established a temporary aid station in a small clearing in a wooded area. Disregarding the flying shrapnel and deadly “tree-bursts”, he remained at his self-assigned post treating the wounded. When a route of evacuation was made available by the advance of adjacent units, he organized litter-bearer squads and instructed them in the proper route of evacuation. For five hours, Captain Repman voluntarily exposed himself to the intense enemy fire, treating a constant stream of wounded soldiers and shuttling them to the rear with litter teams. Captain Repman’s great personal courage, complete disregard for personal safety, and unwavering devotion to his fellow soldiers were in keeping with the highest traditions of the American medical officer in his mission of mercy.
General Orders: General Order no 36, 5 February 1945, Headquarters, 104th Infantry Division
Home of Record: Charleroy, Pennsylvania

REYNOLDS, DALLAS C.
Private First Class, 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 pride in presenting the Silver Star to Private First Class Dallas C. Reynolds, 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 Private First Class Reynolds’ 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 7, Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, 1945

REYNOLDS, FREDERICK D.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 104th Infantry Division
Date of Action: November 1944
Synopsis: Citation Needed
Private First Class Frederick D. Reynolds, 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: Private First Class Frederick D. Reynolds, Medical Detachment, after the withdrawal of Company L had been ordered, remained behind to aid the wounded and led litter bearers to them. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Private First Class Reynolds’ 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 23, 6 December 1944, Headquarters, 104th Infantry Division

REYNOLDS, VERNON D.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 24 March 1945
Citation:
Under the provisions of AR 600-45, 22 September 1943, the Silver Star is awarded to Private First Class Vernon D. Reynolds, Medical Department, 119th Infantry Regiment, United States Army, for gallantry in action on 24 March 1945, in Germany. Private Reynolds advanced through fierce enemy fire to go to the aid of a wounded comrade and later shielded him with his body when the enemy fire increased in intensity. Observing that his comrade needed further medical attention, Private Reynolds moved through a hail of fire to obtain a litter team and directed it to a position where the man could be evacuated. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Private First Class Reynolds’ 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 181, Headquarters, 30th Infantry Division, 6 July 1945
Home of Record: California

RHOADS, EDWARD A.
Private First Class, 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 pride in presenting the Silver Star to Private First Class Edward A. Rhoads, 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 Private First Class Rhoads’ 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

RICHTER JR., JOHN C.
Captain, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 737th Tank Battalion, 5th Infantry Division
Date of Action: WW II
Synopsis: Citation Needed
Captain John C. Richter, Jr., 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 Captain Richter’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 9, Headquarters, 5th Infantry Division, 1945

RIDDLE, THOMAS W.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 80th Infantry Division
Action Date: September 20, 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 Thomas W. Riddle, 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 September 1945 in France. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Private Riddle’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: Headquarters, 80th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 55 (October 13, 1944)
Home of record: Washington, D.C.

RILEY, JOHN T. JR.
Technical Sergeant, Medical Department, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 90th Infantry Division
Action Date: 8 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 Technical Sergeant John T. Riley, Jr., United States Army, for gallantry in action against the enemy while serving with the Medical Detachment, 90th Infantry Division in France on 8 September 1944. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Technical Sergeant Riley’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 86, Headquarters, 90th Infantry Division, 7 October 1944
Home of Record: Oklahoma

RIMAR, ISRAEL I.
Technician Fourth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 253rd Infantry Regiment, 63rd Infantry Division
Date of Action: 17 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 Fourth Grade Israel I. Rimer, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with Medical Detachment, 253d Infantry Regiment, 63d Infantry Division, in action on 17 February 1945, in the vicinity of Ruermacher, Germany. When he learned that a seriously wounded man was under machine gun fire atop a hill on the far side of the river, Technician Fourth Grade Rimer unhesitatingly went to treat him. In the face of intense automatic and sniper fire, he stood and walked to the wounded man, gave first aid, which was directly responsible for saving his life, and evacuated him to the river. Technician Fourth Grade Rimer's outstanding gallantry and perseverance reflect great credit upon himself and the Medical Corps.
General Orders: Headquarters, 63d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 63 (March 29, 1945)
Home of Record: Salem, Massachusetts

RIVERA, VINCENTE
Private, 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 pride in presenting the Silver Star to Private Vincente Rivera, 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 Private Rivera’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 38, Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, 1943

ROACH, RAYMOND L.
Private First Class, 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 Private First Class Raymond L. Roach, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 31st Infantry Division during World War II. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Private First Class Roach’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 55, Headquarters, 31st Infantry Division, 1944
Home of Record: Noxapeter, Mississippi

ROBERTS, DONALD R.
Lieutenant Colonel, 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 pride in presenting the Silver Star to Lieutenant Colonel Donald R. Roberts, 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 Lieutenant Colonel Roberts’ 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 82, Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, 1943

ROBERTS, MARTIN L. C.
Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 7th Armored Division
Date of Action: October 2, 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 Fifth Grade Martin L. C. Roberts, 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 Holland, on 2 October 1944. Technician Fifth Grade Roberts' 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 88, Headquarters 7th Armored Division, 18 November 1944
Home of Record: Georgia

ROBERTS, MARY L.
First Lieutenant, Army Nurse Corps
56th Evacuation Hospital
Action Date: 10-Feb-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 First Lieutenant Mary L. Roberts, Nurse Corps, United States Army Nurse Corps, for gallantry in action, February 1944. On that date the 56th Evacuation Hospital was heavily shelled by enemy artillery while Lieutenant Roberts was on duty as Operating Room Chief Nurse. The operating room tent in which she was working was hit. The tent and its equipment were damaged and two enlisted men were wounded by shell fragments from air bursts which continued for approximately thirty minutes. Lieutenant Roberts exhibited exceptional coolness and outstanding leadership, reassured the nurses under her charge and encouraged and urged them to greater efforts. Despite the impairment of facilities and the prolonged shelling, the vital work of three operating tables was continued under the inspiration of her conduct and example. The actions of Lieutenant Roberts, in a critical situation, ensured the uninterrupted continuation of activities and contributed in a large measure to the success of the operations. Her bravery and unfaltering devotion to duty and complete disregard for her own welfare are in the best traditions of the military service and reflect the highest credit on herself and the Army Nurse Corps.
General Orders: Headquarters, VI Corps, General Orders No. 4 (February 18, 1944)
Home of record: Dallas, Texas

ROBERTS, ROY E. (First Award)
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 10th Infantry, 5th Infantry Division
Date of Action: WW II
Synopsis: Citation Needed
Private First Class Roy E. Roberts, 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 Roberts’ 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 59, Headquarters, 5th Infantry Division, 1945

ROBERTS, ROY E. (Second Award)
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 10th Infantry, 5th Infantry Division
Date of Action: WW II
Unconfirmed - Citation Needed:
Private First Class Roy E. Roberts, United States Army, is reported to have been awarded the Silver Star, First Oak Leaf Cluster, 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 Roberts’ 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

*ROBIE, THEODORE P.
Captain, Medical Corps, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 35th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 12 September 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 posthumously to Captain Theodore P. Robie, Medical Corps, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 35th Infantry Division in the *** River sector near ***, France, on 12 September 1944. When the Second and Third Battalions, *** Infantry Regiment, had established a bridgehead on the east bank of the **** River, numerous casualties lay exposed to the continuous intense fire of a determined enemy advantageously situated on ground above the east bank. Captain Robie, Medical Officer attached to the second Battalion, on duty at the Battalion Aid Station on the west bank of the river, proceeded across the river with a four-man litter squad in order to evacuate the wounded. He made many trips across to the east bank while the river was raked by enemy fire, wading in deep water and holding the stretcher above his head in order to keep dry the stretcher-borne wounded. Captain Robie was killed in a later action. His gallantry in action, his personal courage and disregard for safety in his zealous devotion to duty, reflect credit upon his character as an officer and upon the Medical Corps of the Army.
General Orders: General Order number 43, Headquarters, 35th Infantry Division, 11 October 1944
Home of Record: Massachusetts

ROCCOFORTE, FRANK P.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 10th Mountain Division
Date of Action: 5 March 1945 - 15 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 Frank P. Roccoforte, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with Medical Detachment, 10th Mountain Division, during the period 5 March 1945 to 15 March 1945 near Lt. Della Spe, Italy. In the capture and defense of a mountain peak, Private First Class Roccoforte exhibited great heroism and skill in caring for and assisting the wounded of his battalion. Immediately after the summit had been taken, strong artillery, mortar and machine gun fire was directed at the assault troops. One man was wounded and fell in an exposed area, unable to make his way back to cover. Without hesitation, Private First Class Roccoforte left his fox hole, advanced through an open and dangerous area, administered first aid to the injured man, and assisted in his evacuation. Immediately after this, mortar fire injured another man who was left lying on the forward slope of the mountain. Again Private First Class Roccoforte unhesitatingly moved into an area swept by machine gun fire to assist the wounded man, and save his life. Several days later, sniper fire wounded another soldier, and though he himself became the target for the sniper, he again demonstrated his great courage and devotion to duty in going to the man’s side, assisting him and making him as comfortable as he could. During the whole period, Private First Class Roccoforte, on these and many other occasions, risked his life to carry on the humane duties of his branch of service. His gallant actions and heroism saved many lives and prevented much pain and suffering. Private First Class Roccoforte has earned the highest praise and commendation, and his deeds are always an inspiration to those who know of them.
General Orders: General Order number 53, Headquarters, 10th Mountain Division, 11 Apr 1945
Home of Record: Chicago, Illinois

RODGERS, PAUL F.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
445th Medical Collecting Company
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 First Class Paul F. Rodgers, Medical Department, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the 445th Medical Collecting Company. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Private First Class Rodgers’ 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 18, Headquarters, First Army, 1945

ROE, ELAINE A.
Second Lieutenant, Army Nurse Corps
33d Field Hospital
Action Date: 10-Feb-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 Second Lieutenant Elaine A. Roe, Nurse Corps, United States Army Nurse Corps, for gallantry in action on 10 February 1944, near Anzio, Italy. During a concentrated shelling of the 33d Field Hospital by heavy caliber enemy artillery the entire hospital area was sprayed with shell fragments which killed two nurses and wounded other military personnel. Electric wires were cut and lights extinguished. Working with flashlights, Lieutenant Elaine Roe and Lieutenant Rita Rourke immediately began the orderly evacuation of forty-two patients while quieting others who had become alarmed and were attempting to leave their beds. Throughout the shelling, which included enemy air bursts, they exhibited remarkable coolness and courage and carried on with complete disregard for their own safety. The quick thinking, competence under unnerving conditions and the loyal consideration of Lieutenant Roe and Lieutenant Rourke for the welfare of their patients, prevented confusion which might have been critical, and were an inspiration to the enlisted men working under their supervision. Their actions reflected the finest traditions of the United States Army and the Army Nurse Corps.
General Orders: Headquarters, VI Corps, General Orders No. 4 (February 18, 1944)
Home of record: Whitewater, Wisconsin

ROHAN, WILLIAM G. (First Award)
Corporal, U.S. Army
39th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division
Action Date: Citation Needed
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 Corporal William G. Rohan (ASN: 32112900), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 39th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Corporal Rohan’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: Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, General Orders number 39, 1943
Home of record: Rockland, New York

ROHAN, WILLIAM G.(Second Award)
Corporal, U.S. Army
39th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division
Action Date: August **, 1943
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 Corporal William G. Rohan (ASN: 32112900), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 39th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division. On ** August 1943, in the vicinity of *******, Sicily, with utter disregard for his personal safety and under intense machine gun, mortar and artillery fire, Corporal Rohan administered first aid to the wounded men of his battalion. Tirelessly he worked to bring aid and relief to his wounded comrades and assisted in the evacuation of the wounded from the battle area. His outstanding devotion to duty and his personal bravery under enemy fire were of great inspiration to all who witnessed his actions and resulted in saving many lives.
General Orders: Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 83 (September 27, 1943)
Home of record: Rockland, New York

ROLLER, JAY P. (First Award)
Major, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 9th Medical Battalion, 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 pride in presenting the Silver Star to Major Jay P. Roller, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 9th Medical Battalion, 9th Infantry Division during World War II. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Major Roller’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 59, Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, 1943

ROLLER, JAY P. (Second Award)
Major, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 9th Medical Battalion, 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 pride in presenting the Silver Star to Major Jay P. Roller, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 9th Medical Battalion, 9th Infantry Division during World War II. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Major Roller’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 18, Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, 1944

ROMINYK, MICHAEL
Sergeant (then Technician Grade 5), U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 30th Infantry Division
Date of Action:14 July 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 Michael Rominyk (then Technician Grade 5), Medical Corps, United States Army, for gallantry in action against the enemy on 14 July 1944, in France. Sergeant Rominyk, repeatedly evacuated casualties under direct enemy fire during the daylight hours. Driving a one half ton vehicle, with litter carriers from the battalion aid station, he voluntarily evacuated the wounded over terrain which was inaccessible to litter bearers because of the heavy shell fire. His actions permitted uninterrupted evacuation of casualties to areas of comparative safety. This courage and loyal devotion to duty reflect the highest credit on himself and the Armed Forces.
General Orders: General Order number 48, Headquarters 30th Infantry Division, 25 August 1944
Home of Record: Rhode Island

RONCIGLIONE, BENNY J.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 113th Field Artillery Battalion, 30th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 29 July 1944
Citation:
Under the provisions of AR 600-45, 22 September 1943 and pursuant to authority contained in Memorandum Number 34, Headquarters Ninth United States Army, 8 September 1944, the Silver Star is awarded to Private First Class (then Private) Benny J. Ronciglione, Medical Department, 113th Field Artillery Battalion, United States Army, for gallantry in action on 29 July 1944, in France. When he discovered that a number of men had been severely wounded from a heavy bombing and strafing by the enemy, Private Ronciglione unhesitatingly left his shelter to take charge of giving first aid and to personally assist with as many of the wounded as he could. Despite planes still bombing the area, he remained in the open to assist his wounded comrades and later to accompany them to an aid station.
General Orders: General Order number 131, Headquarters, 30th Infantry Division, 25 May 1945
Home of Record: Pennsylvania

*ROSA, ESTON
Private First Class, 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 Private First Class Eston Rosa, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 31st Infantry Division during World War II. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Private First Class Rosa’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, 31st Infantry Division, 1944
Home of Record: Cottonport, LA

ROSEMAN, ROBERT
Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 10th Infantry, 5th Infantry Division
Date of Action: WW II
Synopsis: Citation Needed
Technician Fifth Grade Robert Roseman, 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 Technician Fifth Grade Roseman’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 18, Headquarters, 5th Infantry Division, 1945

*ROSENBLATT, CHARLES A.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 47th Infantry Regiment, 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 pride in presenting the Silver Star to First Lieutenant Charles A. Rosenblatt, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division during World War II. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by First Lieutenant Rosenblatt’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 32, Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, 1945

ROSER, CHARLES H.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Department, 80th Infantry Division
Action Date: December 27, 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 Charles H. Roser, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the 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 assistant ambulance driver with an infantry battalion aid station, Private First Class Roser voluntarily accompanied the ambulance onto the battlefield to successfully evacuate seriously wounded comrades. Together with the ambulance driver Private First Class Roser 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 Roser 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: Pennsylvania

ROSOLOWSKI, LEO J.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 80th Infantry Division
Action Date: 8-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 Private First Class Leo J. Rosolowski, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with a Medical Detachment of the 80th Infantry Division in Luxembourg, on 8 January 1945, in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States. During an enemy counterattack against Dahl, Luxembourg, on 8 January 1945, all routes of evacuation were interdicted by hostile artillery, mortar, and machine gun fire. Private First Class Rosolowski, driver of a litter equipped vehicle, realizing that prompt evacuation was necessary for the more seriously wounded, drove to an advance aid station, secured two patients, and returned safely in spite of the increased fire directed at his vehicle. Private First Class Rosolowski's courage, initiative, and sincere devotion to duty exemplify 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: New York

ROTHMAN, LAWRENCE F.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 80th Infantry Division
Action Date: March 16, 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 Lawrence F. Rothman (ASN: 15307053), 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 16 March 1945 in Germany. While serving as an Aid Man, with a rifle company which was clearing Wieskirchen, Germany, on 16 March 1945, Private Rothman observed a wounded soldier who had fallen in the street. Disregarding the fierce house to house fighting and his own personal safety, he ran to the aid of the injured man and, after removing him to safety, administered medical assistance. Later while going to the aid of two other wounded men he was painfully wounded on the chin, but refusing all aid, continued to administer first aid to all the other injured before dressing his own wounds. The courage, and untiring devotion to duty displayed by Private Rothman 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. 117 (May 2, 1945)
Home of record: Ohio

ROTZELL, CHARLES W.
Second Lieutenant, Medical Administrative Corps, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 104th Infantry Division
Date of Action: Nov 1944
Synopsis: Citation Needed
Second Lieutenant Charles W. Rotzell, 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: Second Lieutenant Charles W. Rotzell, Medical Administrative Corps, organized a provisional platoon of litter bearers which crossed the river to evacuate forty six casualties under heavy fire. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Second Lieutenant Rotzell’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 14, 16 November 1944, Headquarters, 104th Infantry Division

ROURKE, RITA VIRGINIA
Second Lieutenant, Army Nurse Corps
33d Field Hospital
Action Date: 10-Feb-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 Second Lieutenant Rita Virginia Rourke (ASN: N-731874), United States Army Nurse Corps, for gallantry in action on 10 February 1944, near Anzio, Italy. During a concentrated shelling of the 33d Field Hospital by heavy caliber enemy artillery the entire hospital area was sprayed with shell fragments which killed two nurses and wounded other military personnel. Electric wires were cut and lights extinguished. Working with flashlights, Lieutenant Elaine Roe and Lieutenant Rita Rourke immediately began the orderly evacuation of forty-two patients while quieting others who had become alarmed and were attempting to leave their beds. Throughout the shelling, which included enemy air bursts, they exhibited remarkable coolness and courage and carried on with complete disregard for their own safety. The quick thinking, competence under unnerving conditions and the loyal consideration of Lieutenant Roe and Lieutenant Rourke for the welfare of their patients, prevented confusion which might have been critical, and were an inspiration to the enlisted men working under their supervision. Their actions reflected the finest traditions of the United States Army and the Army Nurse Corps.
General Orders: Headquarters, VI Corps, General Orders No. 4 ( February 18, 1944)
Home of record: Chicago, Illinois

ROWE, PERRY E.
First Lieutenant, Medical Corps, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 7th Infantry Regiment, 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 First Lieutenant Perry E. Rowe, Medical Corps, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with Medical Detachment, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division in French Morocco on 10 November 1942. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by First Lieutenant Rowe’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 23, Headquarters, 3rd Infantry Division, 1943, History of the 3d Infantry Division in World War II (Donald G. Taggart - Editor)

RUCKER, VERNON A.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division
Date of Action: World War II
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 Vernon A. Rucker, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving as a medical aidman with the Medical Detachment, 9th Infantry Division. Private First Class Rucker, without hesitation, made four trips through mine fields in a Medical Detachment one-quarter ton truck to evacuate the wounded. These trips were made under heavy enemy fire and it was only when Private Rucker’s truck had the left front tire blown off by an enemy shell that he discontinued his meritorious work though wounded by shrapnel in his left shoulder and leg. Private First Class Rucker’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: General Order number 49, Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, 21 June 1943

*RUHLMAN, GOMER S.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 47th Infantry Regiment, 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 pride in presenting the Silver Star to Private First Class Gomer S. Ruhlman, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division during World War II. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Private First Class Ruhlman’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 89, Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, 1944

RULLO, SAMUEL R.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 3d Battalion, 134th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 16 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 First Class Samuel R. Rullo, Medical Department, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 35th Infantry Division in the vicinity of ***, Normandy, France, 16 July 1944. Private Rullo, with utter disregard for his own life, entered a mined field to give first aid to two wounded men who were under artillery fire. He succeeded in dressing the wounds of one man and was moving to the other when he struck a mine, blowing off both his legs. He coolly applied tourniquets to both his legs and called back for stretcher bearers to evacuate the wounded man and himself. Through his gallant efforts one life was saved despite the fact that he lost both his own legs. The conspicuous courage, gallantry in action, unselfish loyalty towards his comrades as manifested by Private Rullo reflects the highest credit upon his character and the highest credit upon his branch of service.
General Orders: General Order number 20, Headquarters, 35th Infantry Division, 15 August 1944
Home of Record: Pennsylvania

RUNYAN, WARREN W.
Technician Fifth Grade, 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 pride in presenting the Silver Star to Technician Fifth Grade Warren W. Runyan, 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 Technician Fifth Class Runyan’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 57, Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, 1945

RUPPE, FRANK
Corporal, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division
Date of Action: 17 – 27 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 Corporal Frank Ruppe, United States Army, for gallantry in action from 17 to 27 September 1944, at *** and ***, Holland. Corporal Ruppe, Medical Detachment, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, was attached to the 3d Battalion. He successfully treated and evacuated casualties from forward positions while under heavy enemy artillery and small caliber fire. When the Third Battalion attacked the town of ***, Corporal Ruppe was able to evacuate most of the wounded to the battalion aid station although he was without transportation at this time. During the fighting around **** he continued to remove the wounded from exposed positions and bring immediate first aid to these men while the town was being shelled by enemy mortars. In this same period he entered the town several times to remove wounded from positions which were endangered by infiltration and later by a German counterattack. When the Third Battalion, supported by tanks, attacked northeast from **** across the Erlekom flat lands, Corporal Ruppe followed the attack over open ground and evacuated casualties with the help of one one-quarter ton vehicle and driver. At one time during this engagement, enemy artillery halted the battalion advance and forced a withdrawal under covering fire from the tanks. Corporal Ruppe directed his vehicle over the area and evacuated casualties, sometimes forward of the battalion's most advanced position. When the attack was resumed, he returned to continue with his work. The conduct of Corporal Ruppe reflects the highest credit upon himself and his regiment.
General Orders: General Order number 64, Headquarters, 82d Airborne Division, 13 December 1944
Home of Record: New York, New York

RYAN, JAMES W.
Captain, Medical Corps, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division
Action Date: 22 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 Captain James W. Ryan, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving as a Medical Corps officer with the Medical Detachment, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division, on 22 February 1945, in Luxembourg. Captain Ryan led a small detachment of medical men through a mine field under heavy enemy fire to render first aid and evacuate casualties. Although one medical man of the detachment was wounded by enemy fire, Captain Ryan remained in the mine field for forty-five minutes until all the wounded were evacuated prior to his leaving the area. Captain Ryan’s gallant actions greatly aided in saving the lives of his wounded comrades and reflect great credit upon himself and the Armed Forces.
General Orders: General Order 226, Headquarters, 30th Infantry Division, 20 November 1945
Home of Record: New York

SABLOFF, JACK
Captain, Medical Corps, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 90th Infantry Division
Action Date: 13 July 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 to Captain Jack Sabloff, Medical Corps, United States Army, for gallantry in action against the enemy while serving with the Medical Detachment, 90th Infantry Division in Northern France on 13 July 1944. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Captain Sabloff’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 73, Headquarters, 90th Infantry Division, 23 September 1944
Home of Record: Pennsylvania

SACK, MITCHELL
Captain, Dental Corps, U.S. Army
45th Infantry Division
Date of Action: WW II
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 Mitchell Sack, Dental Corps, 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 45th Infantry Division during World War II. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Captain Sack’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 244, Headquarters, 45th Infantry Division, 1944 and Bulletin of the U.S. Army Medical Department, VOL IV, No. 5 November 1944

SAGER JR., DWIGHT
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 10th Infantry, 5th Infantry Division
Date of Action: WW II
Synopsis: Citation Needed
Sergeant Dwight Sager, Jr., 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 Sergeant Sager’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 59, Headquarters, 5th Infantry Division, 1945

SALOWITZ, HYMAN
Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 61st Engineer Combat Battalion
Action Date: 24-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 Hyman Salowitz (ASN: 32501332), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving as a Medical Aidman with the Medical Detachment, 61st Engineer Combat Battalion, on 24 December 1944, in Belgium. During a surprise enemy attack upon a platoon preparing a bridge for demolition, a soldier manning a 50-caliber machine gun atop a vehicle was severely wounded. Despite close range automatic weapons and anti-tank fire upon the vehicle, Technician Fifth Grade Salowitz unhesitatingly ran to the aid of the wounded gunner. En route, he was struck by a burst of fire and was last seen attempting to make his way toward the wounded soldier. By his selfless devotion and valor, Technician Fifth Grade Salowitz reflected great credit on himself and the military service.
General Orders: Headquarters, 1st Army, General Orders No. 24 (February 10, 1945)
Home of record: New York, New York

SAMMARTINE, SYLVESTER A.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 3d Battalion, 6th Armored Infantry Regiment
Action Date: April 23 - May 4, 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 Sergeant Sylvester A. Sammartine (ASN: 32007089), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 3d Battalion, 6th Armored Infantry Regiment, in action during the period 23 April to 4 May 1943, near Mateur, Tunisia. Sergeant Sammartine during this period led and supervised the evacuation of the dead and wounded of his battalion. The evacuations were effected under the most difficult conditions of mountainous terrain, heavy mortar and artillery fire, and through mine fields around Djebel Salama, Tunisia. Whenever the occasion arose for litter bearers, Sergeant Sammartine, with utter disregard for his personal safety, volunteered to lead all squads. Sergeant Sammartine'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: War Department, General Orders No. 16 (February 24, 1944)

SANDERS, BOYD C.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 46th Field Artillery Battalion, 5th Infantry Division
Date of Action: WW II
Synopsis: Citation Needed
Private First Class Boyd C. Sanders, 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 Sanders’ 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 33, Headquarters, 5th Infantry Division, 1945

SANDOVAL, TRANSITO E.
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 Transito E. Sandoval, 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 Sandoval 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: Trinidad, CO

SAPORITO, LOUIS A.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, Field Artillery, 30th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 23 June 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 Private Louis A. Saporito, Medical Corps, United States Army, for gallantry in action on 23 June 1944 in France. Private Saporito was on duty with an artillery unit when it was subjected to sudden and violent enemy counter-battery fire. At the risk of his life, Private Saporito voluntarily left the comparative safety of his covered shelter to administer first aid to his wounded comrades. He moved from place to place and did not cease his activities until all casualties had been treated and evacuated. The courage and tenacity of purpose exhibited by Private Saporito reflect great credit on himself and the Armed Forces.
General Orders: General Order number 59, Headquarters, 30th Infantry Division, 18 September 1944
Home of Record: Illinois

SATING, ROBERT J.
Captain, Medical Corps, 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 pride in presenting the Silver Star to Captain Robert J. Sating, Medical Corps, 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 Captain Sating’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 12, Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, 1944

SAUSER, CLARE W.
Captain, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 11th Infantry, 5th Infantry Division
Date of Action: WW II
Synopsis: Citation Needed
Captain Clare W. Sauser, 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 Captain Sauser’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 38, Headquarters, 5th Infantry Division, 1944

*SAWYER, MAX E.
Technician Fifth Grade, Medical Department, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 35th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 21 September 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 posthumously to Technician Fifth Grade Max E. Sawyer, Medical Department, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 35th Infantry Division in the vicinity of ***, France, on 21 September 1944. While the 2d Battalion, *** Infantry Regiment, was heavily engaged with the enemy, Technician Sawyer, an Aid Man, entered an open field where a wounded soldier was lying exposed to enemy small arms and machine gun fire, and proceeded to administer first aid. While so engaged, he was himself severely wounded by enemy fire. He called another Aid Man forward, but refused evacuation until the soldier he had been treating was removed to a place of safety. Before a litter squad could return for him, Technician Sawyer was killed by enemy action. His gallant actions reflect the highest credit upon himself and upon the Medical Department of the Army.
General Orders: General Order number 47, Headquarters, 35th Infantry Division, 25 October 1944
Home of Record: Michigan

SAWYER, WILLIAM M.
Technician Fifth Grade, 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 pride in presenting the Silver Star to Technician Fifth Grade William M. Sawyer, 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 Technician Sawyer’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 154, Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, 1945

SCARPA, LOUIS J.
Private First Class, 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 pride in presenting the Silver Star to Private First Class Louis J. Scarpa, 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 Private First Class Scarpar’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 124, Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, 1945

* SCHMID, ROBERT
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 31st Infantry Division
Date of Action: 6 May 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 to Private First Class Robert Schmid, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 31st Infantry Division during World War II. For gallantry in action near Kibawe, Mindanao, Philippine Islands, on 6 May 1945. When the infantry rifle company to which he was attached as an aid man was pinned down by intense enemy machine gun and sniper fire, Private First Class Schmid, as aid man, voluntarily and with complete disregard for his own safety, though warned to remain under cover, crawled forward to give aid to the wounded. After administering vital medical aid to one of the wounded under the fierce enemy fire he was himself fatally wounded attempting to drag the man out of the enemy line of fire and to a place of safety. This unselfish act above and beyond the call of duty and at the sacrifice of his own life reflects great credit upon Private First Class Schmid and upholds the highest traditions of the Service.
General Orders: General Order number 71, Headquarters, 31st Infantry Division, 16 June 1945
Home of Record: Chicago, IL

SCHMIDT, CLEBURNE H.
Private First Class, 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 First Class Cleburne H. Schmidt, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving in WW II. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Private First Class Schmidt’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 129, Headquarters, 36th Infantry Division, 1944. The Bulletin of the US Army Medical Department
Home of Record: San Antonio, TX

SCHMIDT, HUBERT A.
Technician Fourth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 11th Infantry, 5th Infantry Division
Date of Action: WW II
Synopsis: Citation Needed
Technician Fourth Grade Hubert A. Schmidt, 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 Technician Fourth Grade Schmidt’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 26, Headquarters, 5th Infantry Division, 1945

SCHMIDT, JOSEPH A.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 11th Infantry, 5th Infantry Division
Date of Action: WW II
Synopsis: Citation Needed
Private First Class Joseph A. Schmidt, 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 Schmidt’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 57, Headquarters, 5th Infantry Division, 1945

*SCHMIDT, ORRIS F.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 47th Infantry Regiment, 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 pride in presenting the Silver Star to Private First Class Orris F. Schmidt, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division during World War II. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Private First Class Schmidt’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 7, Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, 1945

SCHNACKENBERG, KARL G.
Technician Fifth Grade, Medical Department, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 85th Medical Battalion, 10th Mountain Division
Date of Action: 9 March 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, dated 22 September 1943, as amended, the Silver Star Medal is awarded to Technician Fifth Grade Karl G. Schnackenberg, Medical Department, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving as a medical aidman with the Medical Detachment, 85th Medical Battalion, 10th Mountain Division in action on 9 March 1945, near Mount Della Spe, Italy. During the initial enemy resistance of an attack upon their well-fortified mountain stronghold, two men were severely injured when direct artillery fire hit their foxhole. Technician Fifth Grade Schnackenberg, a medical man, left his secure position and under the most violent fire, made his way to the wounded men where his quick and effective aid was materially essential in saving their lives. Showing a similar gallantry and high sense of duty during other actions he continually exposed himself to the most dangerous situations to better carry on his great duties and further aid his comrades. While one of the most fierce firefights was in progress, Technician Fifth Grade Schnackenberg, unmindful of his own safety, maneuvered out to a seriously wounded man to administer much needed aid and remove the man from his hazardous position.
General Orders: General Order number 55, Headquarters, 10th Infantry Division, 1945
Home of Record: Denver, Colorado

SCHNACKENBERG, RUDOLPH E.
Technician Fifth Grade, Medical Department, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 85th Medical Battalion, 10th Mountain Division
Date of Action: 19 March 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, dated 22 September 1943, as amended, the Silver Star Medal is awarded to Technician Fifth Grade Rudolph E. Schnackenberg, Medical Department, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving as a medical aidman with the Medical Detachment, 85th Medical Battalion, 10th Mountain Division in action on 19 March 1945, near Mount San Michele, Italy. When a company of infantry moving along a road were caught in an ambush and suffered heavy casualties, Technician Fifth Grade Schnackenberg at once moved forward into the deadly fire, exposing himself on the surface of the road in order to reach the wounded. As he was treating the first man, an enemy sniper wounded him in the leg, but undaunted he continued administering first aid. The bandaging his own painful wound, he dashed through the heavy fire to treat other casualties, continuing his merciful work for an hour at great risk to his life, until he was ordered to the rear for treatment of his own serious leg wound.
General Orders: General Order number 92, Headquarters, 10th Infantry Division, 1945
Home of Record: Denver, Colorado

SCHNELLER, MELVIN F. (First Award)
First Lieutenant, Medical Administrative Corps, U.S. Army
80th Infantry Division
Action Date: November 8 & 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 First Lieutenant Melvin F. Schneller, Medical Administrative Corps, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the 80th Infantry Division in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States on 8 and 9 November 1944 in France. On 8 November, during the crossing of the ***** River, Lieutenant Schneller, at the risk of his own life, remained for sixteen hours on and near an infantry support bridge, subjected to intense artillery and mortar fire, directing the evacuation of casualties across the river. On 9 November Lieutenant Schneller, alone and with utter disregard for his own safety, removed five casualties from an area subjected to heavy enemy artillery fire. The outstanding bravery, initiative, and sincere devotion to duty of Lieutenant Schneller 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: Wisconsin

SCHNELLER, MELVIN F. (Second Award)
First Lieutenant, Medical Administrative Corps, U.S. Army
80th Infantry Division
Action Date: March 16, 1945
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 First Lieutenant Melvin F. Schneller (ASN: 0-2046814), Medical Administrative Corps, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the 80th Infantry Division in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States on 16 March 1945. On that date, during the pitched battle for Weiskirchen, Germany, Lieutenant Schneller, an ambulance officer, disregarding his own personal safety, led his ambulance into the town over roads which were under heavy enemy fire. Despite the fierce street fighting, he moved from house to house locating and giving aid to the casualties, and after selecting the more seriously wounded cases he removed them from the fire fight over a circuitous route to the ambulances by which they were evacuated to an aid station. By courageously working throughout the day, Lieutenant Schneller evacuated eighty-four critically wounded men who otherwise would have died. His bravery, initiative, 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.
Home of record: Wisconsin

*SCHWEIGHART, FREDERICK H.
Private First Class, Medical Department, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 47th Infantry Regiment, 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 pride in presenting the Silver Star to Private First Class Frederick H. Schweighart, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division during World War II. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Private First Class Schweighart’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 7, Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, 1945

SCHWINDEL, EDWIN
Private First Class, U.S. Army
577TH Motor Ambulance Company
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 First Class Edwin Schwindel, Medical Department, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the 577th Motor Ambulance Company. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Private First Class Schwindel’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 98, Headquarters, First Army, 1944

SCIMECA, JOE
Technician Fourth Grade, 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 pride in presenting the Silver Star to Technician Fourth Grade Joe Scimeca, 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 Technician Fourth Grade Scimeca’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 94, Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, 1944

SEARCY, HENRY M.
Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, U.S. Army Forces in the South Pacific Area
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 Fifth Grade Henry M. Searcy, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving in WW II. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Technician Fifth Grade Searcy’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 1051, Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the South Pacific Area, 1944. The Bulletin of the US Army Medical Department
Home of Record: Fayetteville, NC

SEGUR, RICHARD P.
Technician Fourth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 11th Infantry, 5th Infantry Division
Date of Action: WW II
Synopsis: Citation Needed
Technician Fourth Grade Richard P. Segur, 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 Technician Fourth Grade Segur’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 42, Headquarters, 5th Infantry Division, 1944

SEITZ, JOHN H.
Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 31st Infantry Division
Date of Action: 6 May 1945
Citation:
By direction of the President of the United States of America, under the provisions of the Act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (War Department Bulletin 43, 1918), a Silver Star is awarded by the Commanding General, 31st Infantry Division to Technician Fifth Grade John H. Seitz, Medical Department, United States Army, for gallantry in action near Maramag, Minanao, Philippine Islands on 6 May 1945. While on duty at the battalion aid station, the infantry battalion to which he was assigned encountered intense enemy machine gun, rifle and grenade fire which severely wounded the battalion surgeon who was far forward treating casualties. With complete disregard for his own safety he left his covered position, crawled forward to the side of the wounded officer and administered vital first aid. Then, due to the seriousness of the wound, despite the nearness of the enemy, he gently picked the officer up, exposing himself to the intense enemy fire, and evacuated him to the rear and in so doing received slight shrapnel wounds from enemy grenades. This act reflects great credit on himself and upholds the highest traditions of the Service.
General Orders: General Order number 122, Headquarters 31st Infantry Division, 26 August 1945
Home of Record: Lynbrook, New York

SEIWERT, PETER C.
Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 35th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 15 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 Technician Fifth Grade Peter C. Seiwert, Medical Department, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 35th Infantry Division in the *** sector, Normandy, France, 15 July 1944. Technician Fifth Grade Seiwert went to the aid of two wounded officers lying in the midst of an enemy artillery barrage. Disregarding his personal safety, and after himself being wounded by shell fragments, he continued to treat and attend the wounded until they were finally evacuated from the area. The tenacity of purpose, high courage and gallantry of Technician Fifth Grade Seiwert in treating and attending the wounded under fire, resulted in the saving of their lives, and is consistent with the high traditions of the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 13, Headquarters, 35th Infantry Division, 4 August 1944.
Home of Record: Kansas

*SENGER, HARRY
Technician Fourth Grade, 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 pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Technician Fourth Grade Harry Senger (ASN: 15063355), 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 at Wurzburg, Germany. When the Rainbow Ranger platoon in which he was serving as aid man forced a crossing of the Main River, Sergeant Senger, unable to evacuate casualties across the river, established and operated a forward aid station for six hours. Although working under constant mortar, machine-gun and small arms fire, casualties were kept under cover, plasma and morphine administered, and splints applied. Improvising litters, the wounded were made comfortable as possible amid the rubble of ruined buildings. In addition to operating his aid station, Sergeant Senger continued his task as aid man with the attacking elements. Although he was mortally wounded while carrying out this heroic feat, his great courage, initiative, and resourcefulness saved over 30 lives.
General Orders: Headquarters, 42d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 189 (1945)
Home of record: Vincennes, Indiana

SERGEANT, TOM P.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Headquarters Battery, 82d Airborne Division
Action Date: 7 June 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 Second Lieutenant, [then Staff Sergeant] Tom P. Sergeant (ASN: 0-2011118), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with Headquarters Battery, 82d Airborne Division, in action on 7 June 1944, near ****, France. Second Lieutenant Sergeant, a Medical Technician, upon landing by glider sustained several injuries in his leg and neck from machine gun fire and grenade fragments. Despite these injuries, he quickly and thoroughly, while under continuous enemy fire, gave assistance and first aid to three officers injured by grenade fragments, then drove the seriously wounded, under intense sniper fire, to a first aid station, during which time he was forced back on this first attempt because of heavy fire. Second Lieutenant Sergeant's courage and devotion to duty were instrumental in saving the lives of two wounded comrades, and reflect the highest credit upon himself and the Airborne Forces.
General Orders: General Order number 119, Headquarters, 82d Airborne Division, 13 September 1945
Home of Record: Pittsburg, Kansas

SHAPIRO, HYMAN D.
Captain, Medical Corps, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 3d Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division
Action Date: 22-Jan-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 Captain (Medical Corps) Hyman D. Shapiro (ASN: 0-493764), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 3d Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, on 22 January 1944, on RED BEACH at Nettuno, Italy. In the process of landing on RED BEACH aboard an LCI, Captain Shapiro's boat was hit with an aerial bomb, blowing him into the sea and wounding him along with other personnel on board. Amidst the bombing and strafing, an attempt was made to evacuate him to a hospital ship, but Captain Shapiro insisted that he be towed ashore in order to be sure that the wounded personnel were properly cared for. Upon being carried ashore, Captain Shapiro refused medical aid and immediately took charge of dressing and evacuating the wounded. By his personal effort and without regard to his own safety, Captain Shapiro was directly responsible for saving the lives of many men who otherwise would not have received prompt medical treatment. Captain Shapiro's action was in keeping with the finest traditions of the Medical Corps and reflects great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
General Orders: Headquarters, 82d Airborne Division, General Orders No. 51 (August 30, 1944)
Home of record: St. Louis, Missouri

SHARPE, PAUL D.
Sergeant, Medical Department, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 90th Infantry Division
Action Date: 22 July 1944
Synopsis: Citation Needed:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, and under the provisions of Army Regulation 600-45 and Section I Circular 6, Third United States Army 26 April 1944, the Silver Star is awarded to Sergeant Paul D. Sharpe, Medical Department, United States Army, for gallantry in action against the enemy while serving with the Medical Detachment, 90th Infantry Division in France on 22 July 1944. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Sergeant Sharpe’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 194, Headquarters, 90th Infantry Division, 12 December 1944
Home of Record: Tennessee

SHAVER, RAYMOND A.
Technician Fourth Grade, 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 pride in presenting the Silver Star to Technician Fourth Raymond A. Shaver, 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 Technician Fourth Grade Shaver’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 17, Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, 1945

*SHAW, GEORGE
Private, Medical Department U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 35th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 3 January 1945
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 6, Headquarters Third United States Army, 26 April 1944, a Silver Star Medal is awarded posthumously to Private George Shaw, Medical Department, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 35th Infantry Division in action near ***, Luxembourg, on 3 January 1945. During the course of a sharp fire fight near ****, one of the foremost riflemen of the platoon to which Private Shaw was attached was wounded and fell near an entrenched position exposed to enemy fire and observation. Although advised not to attempt to reach the wounded man until the platoon had made a further advance, Private Shaw, an Aid Man, dashed into the open field where he was killed by enemy fire before reaching his wounded comrade. His heroic self-sacrifice served as an inspiration to all soldiers witnessing his gallant act and reflects the highest credit upon himself and upon the Medical Department of the Army.
General Orders: General Order number 10, Headquarters, 35th Infantry Division, 30 January 1945
Home of Record: Ohio

SHAW, WILLIAM J.
Lieutenant Colonel, Medical Corps, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 41st Infantry Division
Date of Action: 23 and 24 April 1944
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 Lieutenant Colonel William J. Shaw, Medical Corps, United States Army, for gallantry in action against the enemy while serving as a Medical Corps officer at Humboldt Bay, Dutch New Guinea, 23 and 24 April 1944. Lieutenant Colonel Shaw’s extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 24, Headquarters, 41st Infantry Division, 1944
Home of Record: Fayette, MO

SHAY, CHARLES NORMAN
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division
Action Date: 6 June 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 Charles Norman Shay (ASN: 31308724), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving as a Medical Aidman in the 1st Infantry Division, in action in the vicinity of Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, on 6 June 1944. Subordinating personal safety to the welfare of his comrades, Private Shay repeatedly plunged into the treacherous sea and carried critically wounded men to safety. Private Shay's unselfish heroism exemplified the finest traditions of the Medical Department.
General Orders: GO No. 39, Hq 1st US Inf Div, 16 July 1944
Entered Service: Charlestown, Massachusetts
Home of Record: Old Town, Maine

*SHEARER, EUGENE
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 39th Infantry Regiment, 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 pride in presenting the Silver Star to Private First Class Eugene Shearer, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 39th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division during World War II. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Private First Class Shearer’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 9, Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, 1945

SHECHNER, ISADORE
First Lieutenant, Medical Corps, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, Field Artillery Battalion
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 First Lieutenant Isadore Shechner, Medical Corps, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving in WW II. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by First Lieutenant Shechner’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 45, Headquarters, II Corps, 1943.

SHEEDY, CARL F.
Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, Artillery Battalion
Date of Action: January 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 Carl F. Sheedy, United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the ** Artillery Battalion, on ** January 1944, one mile north of ****, Italy. On the afternoon of ** January 1944 a call was received at the Battalion Aid Station that two men had been injured by enemy shell fire on the railroad right of way that had been converted into a military highway. Inasmuch as the men were not members of this organization, volunteers were called for to drive the ambulance and assist in evacuating the wounded men. Technician Fifth Grade Carl F. Sheedy immediately volunteered to drive the ambulance and Private First Class Frederick N. Balsor immediately volunteered to accompany the ambulance. Although the road was under an intense and concentrated shelling, Technician Fifth Grade Sheedy drove the ambulance to where the men were lying. Technician Fifth Grade Sheedy and Private First Class Balsor then rendered first aid for the men, including splints and tourniquet, despite the fact that shells burst within 10 yards of the spot. They then loaded the injured men into the ambulance and drove to safety. Their gallant action was an inspiration to all who observed them and is in keeping with the highest traditions of the Medical Corps.
General Orders: General Order number 32, Headquarters, II Corps, 2 May 1944

SHELBY, WILLIAM C. (First Award)
Technician Grade 5, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division
Date of Action: Unknown Date, 1945
Synopsis: Citation Needed
Under the provisions of AR 600-45, 22 September 1943, the Silver Star is awarded to Technician Grade 5, William C. Shelby, Medical Department, United States Army, for gallantry in action on (date unknown) 1945, in Germany. For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving with the 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division during World War II. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Technician Fifth Grade Shelby’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 (unknown), Headquarters, 30th Infantry Division, 1945
Home of Record: Louisiana

SHELBY, WILLIAM C. (Second Award)
Technician Grade 4, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 26 March 1945
Citation:
Under the provisions of AR 600-45, 22 September 1943, the bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, for wear with the Silver Star previously awarded, is awarded to Technician Grade 4 (then Technician Grade 5), William C. Shelby, Medical Department, United States Army, for gallantry in action on 26 March 1945, in Germany. Technician Shelby gallantly braved intense enemy artillery fire falling directly in his area to care for a seriously wounded man. Stopping only long enough to throw himself flat to avoid the flying shell fragments, he continued working untl his comrade was cared for. Inspired by his great heroism, other men braved the enemy fire to care for and to evacuate other casualties. Technician Shelby’s actions saved his comrade’s life.
General Orders: General Order number 178, Headquarters, 30th Infantry Division, 5 July 1945
Home of Record: Louisiana

SHELL, ROBERT E. (POW)
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 101st Airborne Division
Date of Action: September 17, 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 Sergeant Robert E. Shell, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the 101st Airborne Division. On 17 September 1944 he landed by parachute in the vicinity of Kasteel, Holland, and set up an aid station near the town. When enemy forces attacked the area he was wounded, captured and sent to an enemy hospital in enemy occupied territory. While there he worked long hours day and night treating American and British wounded soldiers despite his own wound. Conceiving a bold plan of escape, he fled from the enemy hospital dressed as a civilian and concealed himself in the home of a member of the Dutch Underground for eleven days. He continued his journey back to friendly lines and wandered through enemy held towns for nearly a month, constantly in danger of capture or death as a spy. Though his wound became infected, he struggled forward observing enemy activities and dispositions and their methods of prosecuting the war. Through his tenacity of purpose and courage, Sergeant Shell returned to friendly lines and reported information which proved invaluable to both British and American forces. His actions were in accord with the military traditions of the United States.
General Orders: General Order No 26, 18 March 1945
This citation does not specifically identify Sergeant Shell as a medic.

SHEPHERD, ELMER V.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 3rd 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 Elmer V. Shepherd, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving in WW II. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Private Shepherd’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 125, Headquarters, 3rd Infantry Division, 1944. The Bulletin of the US Army Medical Department
Home of Record: Bronx, NY

SHER, BENJAMIN
Captain, Medical Corps, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 39th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division
Action Date: 1 August 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 Captain (Medical Corps) Benjamin Sher (ASN: 0-429557), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment of the 39th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division. On 1 August 1943, in the vicinity of Troina, Sicily, following the capture of high ground in front of Troina by the 3d Battalion, the enemy immediately counter-attacked and was able to dislodge our troops from the captured ground. In the furious fighting which ensued in front of and finally to the rear of the battalion aid station, Captain Sher was rendering medical aid to three seriously wounded men, one of whom was receiving blood plasma. Disregarding the action whirling about him, Captain Sher continued to take care of these men, eventually starting to evacuate them to a position of comparative safety. Although the draw through which this evacuation was made was under a continuous barrage of mortar and artillery fire, Captain Sher continued the task of moving the wounded down 200 yards of treacherous terrain until he located a sheltered ledge where the men could be placed in safety. During this entire phase of battle, Captain Sher was under heavy enemy machine gun, mortar and artillery fire, but continued his work in administering medical attention to the wounded with complete disregard for personal safety. His outstanding devotion to duty and his personal courage and bravery were in inspiration to his comrades.
General Orders: Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 83 (September 27, 1943)
Home of record: Brooklyn, New York

SHERMAN, SIDNEY J.
Technician Fifth Grade, 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 pride in presenting the Silver Star to Technician Fifth Grade Sidney J. Sherman, 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 Technician Fifth Grade Sherman’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 89, Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, 1944

SHIELDS, HERBERT B., JR.
Major, Medical Corps, U.S. Army
2d Field Hospital
Action Date: 7 December 1942
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) Herbert B. Shields, Jr., 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 Shields 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 Shields' 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: Enid, Oklahoma

SHIER, ERNEST, K.
Technician Third Grade, 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 pride in presenting the Silver Star to Technician Third Grade Ernest K. Shier, 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 Technician Third Grade Shier’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 7, Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, 1945

SHIPPER, WARREN H.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 80th Infantry Division
Action Date: September 2 - 29, 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 Private First Class Warren H. Shipper (ASN: 38203954), 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 2 to 29 September 1944 in France. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Private First Class Shipper’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: Headquarters, 80th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 50 (October 19, 1944)
Home of record: Texas

*SILVERFARB, SEYMOUR
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 222d Infantry Regiment, 42d Infantry Division
Action Date: 11-Apr-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 Private First Class Seymour Silverfarb (ASN: 32433095), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with Medical Detachment, 222d Infantry Regiment, 42d Infantry Division, in action on 11 April 1945, at Schweinfurt, Germany. When a man was severely wounded during the attack on Schweinfurt, Private Silverfarb, although warned of the deadly enemy fire concentrated on the area, steadily made his way forward. As he approached the wounded man, Private Silverfarb was hit by enemy sniper fire and was mortally wounded. He died while still attempting to administer aid to the casualty. Private Silverfarb's gallant actions exemplify the highest traditions of the armed forces of the United States.
General Orders: Headquarters, 42d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 5 (1946)
Home of record: New York, New York

SILVERSTONE, ELWOOD H.
Private First Class, 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 pride in presenting the Silver Star to Private First Class Elwood H. Silverstone, 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 Private First Class Silverstone’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 9, Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, 1945

*SIMKEWICZ, JOSEPH R.
Technician Fourth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 358th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 17 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 Technician Fourth Grade Joseph R. Simkewicz, United States Army, for gallantry in action in northern France while serving with the Medical Detachment, 358th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division. On 17 June 1944 Technician Fourth Grade Simkewicz was attached to an infantry unit for duty as a medical aid man. Near a village an adjacent company was held up by extremely accurate sniper and automatic weapons fire and was forced to withdraw. In the withdrawal, the wounded of this company could not be evacuated and were left before the German lines. Technician Fourth Grade Simkewicz, seeing that the adjacent company was without an aid man, left his position and comparative safety and gave aid to those wounded. While in the commission of this act he was killed in action.
General Order: General Order number 20, Headquarters, 90th Infantry Division, 29 June 1944. The Bulletin of the US Army Medical Department
Home of Record: Worcester County, MA

SIMMONS, MANUEL B.
Private First Class, 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 pride in presenting the Silver Star to Private First Class Manuel B. Simmons, 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 Private First Class Simmons’ 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 97, Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, 1944

SIMMONS, MERLE T.
Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 104th Infantry Division
Date of Action: November 1944
Synopsis: Citation Needed
Staff Sergeant Merle T. Simmons, 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: In the attack of a slag pile by the First Battalion, heavy machine gun and artillery fire directed from Hill 287 limited the advance after the initial success to this point. During this time Staff Sergeant Merle T. Simmons, Medical Detachment, twice crossed open terrain in the sector of Company A to render first aid to an enlisted man who had been wounded while leading the attack and led stretcher bearers forward from the rear to evacuate the wounded from the area. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Staff Sergeant Simmons’ 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, 21 December 1944, Headquarters, 104th Infantry Division

SIMS, CLAUDE J.
Private First Class, 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 pride in presenting the Silver Star to Private First Class Claude J. Sims, 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 Private First Class Sims’ 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 142, Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, 1945

SINGER, LAWRENCE E.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment 21st Field Artillery Battalion, 5th Infantry Division
Date of Action: WW II
Synopsis: Citation Needed
Corporal Lawrence E. Singer, 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 Corporal Singer’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 36, Headquarters, 5th Infantry Division, 1945

SIZEMORE, CHARLES R.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 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 Private First Class Charles R. Sizemore (ASN: 35434577), 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 26 November 1944 in France. In an attack on the enemy, a request was made for treatment and evacuation of casualties. Without hesitating, Private First Class Sizemore and a companion voluntarily proceeded in their litter truck, while under intense automatic weapons, artillery, and small arms fire, to render prompt medical attention and successfully evacuate seventeen comrades , contributing greatly to the saving of the lives of these men. The personal bravery, resourcefulness, and loyal devotion to duty of Private First Class Sizemore 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. 6 (January 6, 1945)
Home of record: West Virginia

SLATTERY, DONALD, J.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division
Action Date: August 6, 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 Donald J. Slattery, Medical Detachment, 15th Infantry Regiment. For gallantry in action. During the attack against enemy positions near San Fratello, Sicily, 6 August 1943, PFC Slattery, an aid man with Company “F”, repeatedly went out into intense enemy mortar and machine gun fire to administer first aid to the wounded. In order to reach the wounded of an adjacent company not his own, he several times crossed 200-600 yards of open terrain, covered with anti-personal mines, and swept by fire from four enemy machine guns and 40 rifleman, and intense mortar fire. During these trips men were wounded on either side of him, one man being seriously wounded by machine gun fire 10 yards distant, another receiving a shrapnel wound while but 5 yards from PFC Slattery, who continued in his untiring efforts to bring first aid to the wounded. PFC Slattery’s bravery under heavy enemy fires, his gallant devotion to duty, resulting in the saving of many lives of members of his own and adjacent companies, reflect the finest traditions of the Medical Corps and upon himself and the entire military service.
General Orders: General Orders number 62, Headquarters, 3rd Infantry Division, 6 September 1943
Home of Record: Binghampton, New York

SMILES, FRANCIS J. (First Award)
Technician Fifth Grade, 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 pride in presenting the Silver Star to Technician Fifth Grade Francis J. Smiles, 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 Technician Fifth Grade Smiles’ 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 32, Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, 1944

SMILES, FRANCIS J. (Second Award)
Technician Fifth Grade, 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 pride in presenting the Silver Star to Technician Fifth Grade Francis J. Smiles, 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 Technician Fifth Grade Smiles’ 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 94, Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, 1944

*SMITH, A. G.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 32nd 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 A.G. Smith, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving in WW II. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Private Smith’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 41, Headquarters, 32nd Infantry Division, 1944. The Bulletin of the US Army Medical Department, April 1946

SMITH, ARTHUR M.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 363rd Medical Battalion, 63rd Infantry Division
Date of Action: 3 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 Sergeant Arthur M. Smith (ASN: 33795120), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with Company A, 363d Medical Battalion, 63d Infantry Division, in action on 3 March 1945, in the vicinity of Bubingen, Germany. Sergeant Smith volunteered to select a defiladed route of evacuation through an area known to be sown with anti-personnel mines. Sergeant Smith returned, led his group of eight litter bearers along the selected route, and supervised the administration of first aid under enemy machine gun and artillery fire. He discovered a seriously wounded soldier lying in a mine field, made his way to him, administered first aid, and personally carried the man to safety. The magnificent courage and outstanding gallantry under fire Sergeant Smith 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. 220 (June 11, 1945)
Home of Record: Rutledge, Pennsylvania

SMITH, CHARLES A.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 9th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 12 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 Charles A. Smith, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 9th Infantry Division on 12 December 1944. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Private Smith’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 8, Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, 13 January 1945

SMITH, CLAYTON D.
Technician Fifth Grade, 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 pride in presenting the Silver Star to Technician Fifth Grade Clayton D. Smith, 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 Technician Fifth Grade Smith’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 94, Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, 1944.

SMITH, DALE E.
Private First Class, 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 pride in presenting the Silver Star to Private First Class Dale E. Smith, 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 Private First Class Smith’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 99, Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, 1944.

SMITH, DEAN J.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
5th Medical Battalion, 5th Infantry Division
Date of Action: WW II
Synopsis: Citation Needed
Private First Class Dean J. Smith, 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 Smith’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 31, Headquarters, 5th Infantry Division, 1944

SMITH, HARRY J.
Private, U.S. Army
2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d 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 Private Harry J. Smith (ASN: 37300277), United States Army, for gallantry in action on 4 July 1944, in ****, France. During the assault of the 2d Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, on Hill 95, Private Smith, Company E, was the last Medical Aid Man left in the column. Regardless of the hazards, he exerted himself continually to reach wounded men and care for them. Throughout the attack, the battalion was subjected to intense mortar and artillery fire which inflicted numerous casualties. One company reached the hill and went into position, but Private Smith disdained cover and returned over the route of the attack to bring in the casualties. When the next company came into position, he went out in the face of direct enemy fire to recover wounded. Throughout the engagement, Private Smith's superb courage, determination and conscientious perseverance above the call of duty was in the highest tradition 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: Minnesota

SMITH, JAMES L.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 2nd Infantry, 5th Infantry Division
Date of Action: WW II
Synopsis: Citation Needed
Corporal James L. Smith, 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 Corporal Smith’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 58, Headquarters, 5th Infantry Division, 1944

*SMITH, RAY C. JR.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 47th Infantry Regiment, 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 pride in presenting the Silver Star to Private First Class Ray C. Smith Jr., United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division during World War II. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Private First Class Smith’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 7, Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, 1945

SMITH, ROBERT J.
Technician Fourth Grade, U.S. Army
3rd Auxiliary Surgical Group
Date of Action: 6 June 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 Technician Fourth Grade Robert J. Smith, Third Auxiliary Surgical Group, United States Army, for gallantry in action on 6 June 1944 in France. On D-day Technician Fourth Grade Smith, amid bursting shells and exposed to incessant small arms fire, courageously assisted in carrying innumerable wounded comrades from the invasion beach through waist-deep water to a landing craft offshore. For a period of four hours he continued his hazardous duties voluntarily until every wounded soldier on the fire-swept beach had been evacuated. The heroic actions of Technician Fourth Grade Smith resulted in saving many lives and reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 101, Headquarters, First Army, 24 December 1944, and “Front Line Surgeons, A History of The Third Auxiliary Surgical Group” by Clifford L. Graves, M.D.
Home of Record: West Virginia

SMITH, THOMAS D.
Technician Fourth Grade, 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 pride in presenting the Silver Star to Technician Fourth Grade Thomas D. Smith, 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 Technician Fourth Grade Smith’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 105, Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, 1944

SMITH, WARREN D.
Private First Class, 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 Private First Class Warren D. Smith (ASN: 36479049), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with Medical Detachment, 255th Infantry Regiment, 63d Infantry Division, in action on 17 March 1945, in the vicinity of Ommersheim, Germany. Private First Class Smith, Medical Aid Man, accompanied Company E during an attack on pillboxes of the Siegfried line. When the company approached its objective, it was subjected to a heavy concentration of enemy mortar, small arms and artillery fire, causing many casualties. Private First Class Smith was wounded in the arm and leg by enemy shell fragments. He refused to be evacuated but elected to assist in the evacuation of 35 casualties. The Intrepidity with which Private First Class Smith performed his heroic act was an inspiration to all who witnessed his action.
General Orders: Headquarters, 63d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 158 (May 12, 1945)
Home of Record: Graham, North Carolina

SMITH, WILLIAM T. (First Award)
Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 80th Infantry Division
Action Date: September 14 - 18, 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 Staff Sergeant William T. Smith (ASN: 3853428), 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 14 to 18 September 1944 in France. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Staff Sergeant Smith’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: Headquarters, 80th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 60 (October 19, 1944)
Home of record: Texas

SMITH, WILLIAM T. (Second Award)
Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 80th Infantry Division
Action Date: November 11, 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 Staff Sergeant William T. Smith (ASN: 3853428), 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 11 November 1944, in France. Staff Sergeant Smith, in company with another comrade, voluntarily advanced under an intense bombardment from enemy anti-aircraft artillery, mortar, and small arms fire in a vehicle to reach the commander of the battalion, who had become a casualty, evacuating him to safety. The personal bravery, resourcefulness, and sincere devotion to duty displayed by Staff Sergeant Smith 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. 6 (January 6, 1945)
Home of record: Texas

SNEAD, ALVIN E. (First Award)
Technician Fourth Grade, Medical Department U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 35th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 14 and 15 December 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 6, Headquarters Third United States Army, 26 April 1944, a Silver Star Medal is awarded to Technician Fourth Grade Alvin E. Snead, Medical Department, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 35th Infantry Division in action in the vicinity of ***, Germany, on 14 and 15 December 1944. During the assault crossing of the **** River on 14 December by elements of the *** Infantry Regiment, Technician Snead, an Aid Man, dived into the swirling waters and rescued five riflemen who were floundering in the swift current after their assault boat had overturned. On the following day, Technician Snead accompanied leading elements near ****, Germany, to render first aid to several wounded soldiers. He carried one of the wounded men a distance of three hundred yards to a position of safety, then returned for the others. During the interim, our forces had made a limited withdrawal. Despite the increased danger, Technician Snead made his way forward to the wounded soldiers. He was approached by six Germans who expressed their desire to surrender. Technician Snead, with the assistance of the German prisoners, carried the two remaining American wounded to the rear. His courage and zealous devotion to duty under fire resulted in saving the lives of at least eight of his comrades-in-arms and the capture of six Germans. His selfless and heroic actions are worthy of emulation.
General Orders: General Order number 4, Headquarters, 35th Infantry Division, 12 January 1945
Home of Record: California

SNEAD, ALVIN E. (Second Award)
Technician Fourth Grade, Medical Department U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 35th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 29 December 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 6, Headquarters Third United States Army, 26 April 1944, a Silver Star Medal is awarded to Technician Fourth Grade Alvin E. Snead, Medical Department, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 35th Infantry Division in action in the vicinity of ***, Belgium, on 29 December 1944. While serving as an Aid Man with a heavy machine gun platoon of Company M, *** Infantry Regiment, Technician Snead assisted in removing a wounded soldier from a tank destroyer which had been hit by enemy tank fire. He succeeded in getting the soldier out of the tank destroyer just as the vehicle burst into flames. While administering first aid to this soldier, a second tank destroyer in the vicinity was hit by enemy fire. Without thought of personal safety and under a hail of enemy machine gun fire, Technician Snead made his way to the tank destroyer, succeeded in rescuing a seriously wounded soldier therefrom, and carried him to safety. As he returned for the other occupants of the tank destroyer, it burst into flames and he was seriously wounded by exploding ammunition. Technician Snead's intrepidity and coolness under fire resulted in saving the lives of two of his comrades-in-arms.
General Orders: General Order number 9, Headquarters, 35th Infantry Division, 29 January 1945
Home of Record: California

SNODDY, WALTER T., JR.
Captain, Medical Corps, U.S. Army
319th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division
Action Date: April 11, 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 Captain (Medical Corps) Walter T. Snoddy, Jr., United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving as a Medical Officer with the 319th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division, in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States on 11 April 1945 in Germany. At Ober Grunstedt, Germany, after a motor column was surprised by severe enemy fire and several men were wounded, Captain Snoddy exhibited outstanding bravery and disregard for personal safety as he gave relief to the wounded. One man in a truck was bleeding profusely. Captain Snoddy mounted the truck and while under enemy observation administered aid which saved the soldier's life. Such courage and efficiency 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. 169 (June 30, 1945)
Home of record: Alabama

SNYDER, JOHN M.
Lieutenant Colonel, Medical Corps, U.S. Army
128th Evacuation Hospital
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 Lieutenant Colonel John M. Snyder, Medical Corps, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the 128th Evacuation Hospital. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Lieutenant Colonel Snyder’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 63, Headquarters, First Army, 1945

SOLOMON, KENNETH
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 6th 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 First Class Kenneth Solomon, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving in WW II. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Private First Class Solomon’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

SORDILL, ANTHONY
Captain, U.S. Army
9th Medical Battalion, 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 pride in presenting the Silver Star to Captain Anthony Sordill, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the 9th Medical Battalion, 9th Infantry Division during World War II. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Captain Sordill’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 59, Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, 1943

SORIA, JOHN
Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 2nd Infantry, 5th Infantry Division
Date of Action: WW II
Synopsis: Citation Needed
Technician Fifth Grade John Soria, 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 Technician Fifth Grade Soria’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 59, Headquarters, 5th Infantry Division, 1945

SORTINO, MARVIN M.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 1st Armored Division
Action Date: 30 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 Corporal Marvin M. Sortino (ASN: 19064691), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 1st Armored Division, on 30 October 1944, in the vicinity of Torre de Nerone, Italy. After being buried beneath the debris of a building knocked down by direct enemy artillery fire, Corporal Sortino refused to be evacuated to the rear and remained on duty as an Aidman. Several members of a platoon in Company B, in forward positions, were wounded and Corporal Sortino immediately set out, under heavy enemy artillery, machine gun, and small arms fire, to aid the wounded men. Upon locating them, he rendered first aid and proceeded to evacuate the more seriously wounded. When Corporal Sortino attempted to return with the first wounded man, he was pinned down by enemy small arms fire, but realizing the condition of the wounded man and utterly disregarding his own personal welfare, he started to the rear, shielding him to the best of his ability from the enemy fire. Upon having safely evacuated the man, he unhesitatingly set out again, through the same conditions, and returned with another of the more seriously wounded men. The cool, courageous attitude, and deep concern for the welfare of his comrades displayed by Corporal Sortino is in keeping with the highest traditions of the armed forces and merits the highest praise.
General Orders: General Order 99, Headquarters, 1st Armored Division, 19 December 1944
Home of Record: Oakpark, Illinois

SOWINSKI, ANDREW T.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 80th Infantry Division
Action Date: March 16, 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 Andrew T. Sowinski, 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 16 March 1945 in Germany. During the bitter street fighting in Wieskirchen, Germany, on 16 March 1945, from a building Private First Class Sowinski observed two seriously wounded men emerge from a burning tank and seek cover in a ditch from the continuous machine gun fire directed at them. Disregarding warnings and the danger involved, he made his way to the men and, after dressing their wounds, crawled to safety with a man on his back and then returned for the other. Through his efforts both men were evacuated. Private First Class Sowinski's courage, bravery, 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. 117 (May 2, 1945)
Home of record: Illinois

*SPAGNUOLO (aka SPAGNULO), DOMINICK
Staff Sergeant, 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 pride in presenting the Silver Star to Staff Sergeant Dominick Spagnuolo (aka Spagnulo), 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 Staff Sergeant Spagnuolo’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 94, Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, 1944

SPANGLER, DONALD A.
Technician Fourth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Department, 88th Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 8th Armored Division
Action Date: January 25 & 26, 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 Donald A. Spangler , United States Army, for gallantry in action against the enemy while serving with the Medical Department, 88th Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 8th Armored Division, in Germany on 25 January and 26 January 1945. Working with his troops as a Medical Aid Man, Sergeant Spangler displayed exceptional bravery. He went to the aid of casualties in open terrain, under direct fire, and across ground known to contain a mine field. For two days and nights he went without rest in carrying out his missions. When two other Medical Aid Men were wounded by anti-personnel mines, Sergeant Spangler, without thought for his own safety, crossed three hundred yards of open terrain under heavy enemy small arms and mortar fire to aid and evacuate the wounded men. His courage and devotion to duty reflect great credit on himself and the Armed Forces of the United States.
General Orders: Headquarters, 8th Armored Division, General Orders No. 61 (July 4, 1945)
Home of record: Aspers, Pennsylvania

*SPEAS, VESTAL K.
Technician Fourth Grade, U.S. Army
40th Tank Battalion, 7th Armored Division
Date of Action: March 29, 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 Technician Fourth Grade Vestal K. Speas, United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 40th Tank Battalion, 7th Armored Division, in action in the vicinity of Kirchain, Germany, on March 29, 1945. Technician Fourth Grade Speas' 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 73, Headquarters 7th Armored Division, 3 May 1945
Home of Record: North Carolina

SPENGLER, EARL E.
Technician Fourth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 35th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 11 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 Technician Fourth Grade Earl E. Spengler, Medical Department, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 35th Infantry Division in the *** sector, Normandy, France, 11 July 1944. When observing a field covered by enemy machine guns emplaced in bordering hedgerows, Technician Fourth Grade Spengler saw another soldier fall from enemy machine gun fire. Ignoring enemy machine gun and sniper fire, and without regard for the danger to his own life, he left the concealment of the hedges, made his way to the wounded soldier, and removed him to an aid station. The gallantry in action, disregard for personal safety, unselfish loyalty to his comrade, tenacity of purpose in performance of his duty resulting in saving the life of the wounded soldier, reflects the highest credit upon Technician Fourth Grade Spengler, and is in accord with the highest traditions of the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 15, Headquarters, 35th Infantry Division, 6 August 1944
Home of Record: Kansas

SPICER, DONALD D.
Captain, Medical Corps, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 90th 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, under the provisions of AR 600-45 and Circular 6, Third United States Army, current series, the Silver Star is presented to Captain Donald D. Spicer, Medical Corps, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 90th Infantry Division in France on 20 August 1944. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Captain Spicer’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 78, Headquarters, 90th Infantry Division, 1 October 1945
Home of Record: Illinois

*SPISAK, RAYMOND A.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 39th Infantry Regiment, 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 pride in presenting the Silver Star to Private Raymond A. Spisak, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 39th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division during World War II. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Private Spisak’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 9, Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, 1945

*SPIVEY, HERMAN C.
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 Herman C. Spivey, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving in WW II. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Spivey’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

SPONHEIMER JR., ALBERT
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Battery A, 197th Anti Aircraft Artillery (Automatic Weapons) Battalion
Date of Action: June 6, 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 Albert Sponheimer, Jr., United States Army, for gallantry in action on 6 June 1944, while serving as a Medical Technician with Battery A, 197th Anti-Aircraft Artillery (Automatic Weapons) Battalion. Early on D-Day, landing with his platoon on the coast of France on Omaha Beach under devastating enemy artillery, mortar, machine gun, and small arms fire, Private First Class Sponheimer with complete disregard for his own personal safety continually exposed himself to the intense enemy fire as he rendered medical assistance to his wounded comrades. On numerous occasions he made trips up and down the hostile fire-swept beach providing continuous medical assistance to the wounded while many around him were being wounded by flying shrapnel or ricocheting bullets fired from the enemy forces positioned on the low bluff located at the edge of the beach. In the afternoon he set up a small aid station just off the beach edge and under the heavy enemy fire continued to medically treat wounded soldiers throughout the afternoon and late into the evening hours. Private First Class Sponheimer's courageous actions and exemplary 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: Awarded 15 September 1997
Home of Record: Vermont
PFC Sponheimer was awarded the Silver Star in 1997 for actions he performed on 06 June1944 at Omaha Beach. His original recommendation during wartime was mishandled and/or misplaced.

SPURGIN, SKEEZIX
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Department, 9th Infantry Division
Action Date: 10-Dec-44
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 Skeezix Spurgin (ASN: 38471683), United States Army, for gallantry in action and disregard for personal safety while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 9th Infantry Division, on 10 December 1944, during operations in Germany. Private Spurgin's actions reflect highest credit upon himself and the armed forces of the United States.
General Orders: Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 19 (January 31, 1945)
Home of record: Oklahoma

STANLEY, CHARLES E.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 253rd Infantry Regiment, 63rd Infantry Division
Date of Action: 8 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 Private First Class Charles E. Stanley (ASN: 38020182), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with Medical Detachment, 253d Infantry Regiment, 63d Infantry Division, in action on 8 April 1945, in the vicinity of Kressbach, Germany. Observing several wounded in an open field, Private First Class Stanley proceeded into the field under intense enemy machine gun and artillery fire to render first aid. After carrying the seriously wounded man to safety, he returned to an adjoining area to assume the additional duties of another aid man who had become wounded. The magnificent courage and outstanding gallantry under fire of Private First Class Stanley 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. 177 (May 20, 1945)
Home of Record: Humnoke, Arkansas

*STARR, SHERMAN R.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 47th Infantry Regiment, 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 pride in presenting the Silver Star to Private Sherman R. Starr, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division during World War II. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Private Starr’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 94, Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, 1944

STARZYNSKI, JOHN V.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 92d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 16 April 1945
Citation:
By Direction of the President, under the authority contained in Circular Number 89, Headquarters Mediterranean Theater of Operations, 10 July 1944, a Silver Star is awarded to Private John V. Starzynski, Medical Detachment, United States Army, for gallantry in action on 16 April 1945, in Italy. At about 0700, Private Starzynski, medical aid man, was called to the aid of an engineer mine sweeper who had been hit by an enemy sniper. Private Starzynski was forced to administer medical aid to this man under intense shell, mortar and small arms fire. While at this position the tanks and infantry were forced to withdraw to a rear area, because of the condition of the terrain, private Starzynski was forced to drag his patient to a nearby ditch for cover. Unable to withdraw from the narrow space between enemy and friendly troops, he stayed with his patient for 24 hours. Such devotion to a wounded comrade, without thought for his own personal safety, and his cool clear thinking in the face of impending dangers is worthy of praise and is in keeping with the highest traditions of the Medical Corps.
General Orders: General Order 22, Headquarters, 92d Infantry Division
Home of Record: Buffalo, New York

STEELE, LELAND G.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Medical Battalion
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 Sergeant Leland G. Steele, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving in WW II. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Sergeant Steele’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 12, Headquarters, II Corps, 1944.

STEFFEN, JOHN P.
Technician Fifth Grade, 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 pride in presenting the Silver Star to Technician Fifth Grade John P. Steffen, 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 Technician Fifth Grade Steffen’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 66, Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, 1945

STENHOUSE, GORDON C.
First Lieutenant, Medical Corps, 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 First Lieutenant (Medical Corps) Gordon C. Stenhouse, 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, south of ****, Sicily. Lieutenant Stenhouse, having jumped with his serial, repeatedly risked his life by entering hostile territory under rifle and artillery fire to rescue men who had been wounded as the unit was withdrawing to contact friendly forces. He rendered medical aid to the wounded with total disregard for his own safety, and by his courageous actions stimulated comrades to fight against superior odds.
General Orders: General Order No 29, Headquarters 82nd Airborne Division, 20 August 1943

*STEPPUTTIS, HAROLD A.
Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 80th Infantry Division
Action Date: November 9, 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 Staff Sergeant Harold A. Stepputtis, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the 80th Infantry Division in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States on 9 November 1944 in France. On that date, Staff Sergeant Stepputtis was serving as an Aid Man with a rifle company engaged in the operation of enlarging a bridgehead. During the attack, he received a painful flesh wound from shrapnel, but refusing to be evacuated, bound his own wound and continued his duties. Later in the day, a fellow soldier fell severely wounded on open terrain under direct enemy observation. Staff Sergeant Stepputtis crawled forward in an effort to reach his stricken comrade. While on this heroic mission, Staff Sergeant Stepputtis lost his life as a result of enemy fire. This demonstration of conspicuous bravery and unselfish devotion to his comrades was in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflects great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
General Orders: Headquarters, 80th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 107 (December 17, 1944)
Home of record: Lancaster County, Nebraska

*STERNBERG, CLYDE F.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division
Action Date: 4 October 1944
Citation:
Under the provisions of AR 600-45, 22 September 1943, and pursuant to authority contained in Memorandum Number 34, Headquarters Ninth United States Army, 8 September 1944, the Silver Star is posthumously awarded to Private Clyde F. Sternberg, Medical Department, 120th Infantry Regiment, United States Army, for gallantry in action on 4 October 1944, in Holland. Private Sternberg was serving as a litter bearer with an infantry company engaged in street fighting in an offensive against the enemy. When one of his comrades was wounded, Private Sternberg immediately rushed to give him aid although the enemy fire which had wounded him was still covering the street. In this gallant endeavor, Private Sternberg lost his life. The courage, loyalty, and unselfish devotion to duty exhibited by Private Sternberg reflect great credit on himself and are in keeping with the highest traditions of the Armed Forces.
General Orders: General Order number 128, Headquarters, 30th Infantry Division, 19 December 1944
Home of Record: Ohio

STEVENS, ELWIN H. JR.
Private First Class, Medical Department, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 90th Infantry Division
Action Date: 22 July 1944
Citation:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, and under the provisions of Army Regulation 600-45 and Section I Circular 6, Third United States Army 26 April 1944, the Silver Star is awarded to Private First Class Elwin H. Stevens Jr., Medical Department, United States Army, for gallantry in action against the enemy while serving with the Medical Detachment, 90th Infantry Division in France on 22 July 1944. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Private First Class Stevens’ 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 194, Headquarters, 90th Infantry Division, 12 December 1944
Home of Record: Vermont

STOCKS, GLEN F.
Staff Sergeant, 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 pride in presenting the Silver Star to Staff Sergeant Glen F. Stocks, 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 Staff Sergeant Stock’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 38, Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, 1943

STOKER, CHARLES M.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 253rd Infantry Regiment, 63rd Infantry Division
Date of Action: 8 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 Private First Class Charles M. Stoker (ASN: 37496243), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 253d Infantry Regiment, 63d Infantry Division, in action on 8 April 1945, in the vicinity of Kressbach, Germany. When the platoon of Company C to which Private First Class Stocker was attached was pinned down by enemy machine gun fire, several men were wounded. Private First Class Stoker immediately rushed forward through the enemy machine gun fire, administered first aid to the men, and helped to evacuate them. The magnificent courage and outstanding gallantry under fire of Private First Class Stoker 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. 136 (May 5, 1945)
Home of Record: Slater, Missouri

STOKES, GUY L.
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division
Action Date: September 14 & 17, 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 Guy L. Stokes, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, in action on 17 September 1943, about a quarter mile from Altavilla, Italy. Private Stokes, under heavy 88-mm. gun and mortar fire in the direct range of the enemy on the forward slope of a hill, repeatedly went forward to render first aid and bring back wounded men and officers to the battalion aid station behind the ridge of the hill. Previous to this attack, Private Stokes having jumped by parachute on 14 September, worked through the area to find injured jumpers, render first aid, and evacuate them to safety. Private Stokes' 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 (1943)
Home of record: Sugartree, Tennessee

*STOLTZ, ROY L.
Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 60th Infantry Regiment, 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 pride in presenting the Silver Star to Technician Fifth Grade Roy L. Stoltz, 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 Technician Fifth Grade Stoltz’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 75, Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, 1943

STONE, GEORGE A.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 2nd Infantry, 5th Infantry Division
Date of Action: WW II
Synopsis: Citation Needed
Private First Class George A. Stone, 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 Stone’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 70, Headquarters, 5th Infantry Division, 1945

STONE, RAYMOND H.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 80th Infantry Division
Date: January 8, 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 Raymond H. Stone, 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 8 January 1945 in Luxembourg. On that date, the enemy launched a fierce counterattack in the vicinity of Dahl, Luxembourg, supported by heavy artillery fire, which inflicted many casualties on friendly troops. When ambulances could not be used to evacuate the wounded because of the intense fire directed at the roads, Private First Class Stone, a litter vehicle driver, volunteered to perform this task. With utter disregard for personal safety he courageously made ten trips over the hazardous roads to successfully evacuate all of the casualties. His courageous action and sincere devotion to duty were responsible for the immediate evacuation of his comrades and 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. 108 (April 22, 1945)
Home of record: Illinois

ST. PIERRE, JOSEPH H.
Technician Fourth Grade, 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 pride in presenting the Silver Star to Technician Fourth Grade Joseph H. St. Pierre, 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 Technician Fourth Grade St. Pierre’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 101, Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, 1944

STRANGE, JARVIS L.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 242d Infantry Regiment, 42d Infantry Division
Action Date: January 12 & 17, 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 Jarvis L. Strange, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with Medical Detachment, 242d Infantry Regiment, 42d Infantry Division, in action on 12 and 17 January 1945 near Hatten, France. Private Strange was serving as Aid Man with a combat patrol moving forward to reinforce an observation post near Hattan France on 12 January 1945, when the patrol was subjected to heavy enemy mortar, automatic weapons and small arms fire, wounding six of its members. Moving from one wounded man to another, Private Strange administered first aid and, still under intense enemy fire, evacuated one of the injured men to a position of safety more than one thousand yards to the rear. His outstanding courage and devotion to his fellow men were again exhibited by Private Strange on 17 January 1945, when he continued to render first aid under heavy enemy artillery fire until wounded in the leg by a shell fragment.
General Orders: Headquarters, 42d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 54 (May 8, 1945)
Home of record: Orlease, Indiana

STROHSCHEIN, CARL N.
Second Lieutenant, Medical Administrative Corps, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 31st Infantry Division
Date of Action: 6 May 1945
Citation:
By direction of the President of the United States of America, under provisions of the Act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bulletin 43, War Department, 1918), a Silver Star is awarded by the Commanding General, 31st Infantry Division to Second Lieutenant Carl N. Strohschein, Medical Administrative Corps, United States Army, for gallantry in action near Maramag, Mindanao, Philippine Islands, on 6 May 1945. When the infantry battalion of which he was assistant surgeon met heavy resistance from a well dug-in enemy force and suffered many casualties, Second Lieutenant Strohschein voluntarily and with complete disregard for his own safety made numerous trips in front of the lines to give emergency treatment to the wounded. As the fighting grew in intensity, he was repeatedly warned of the danger involved, but thinking only of those who needed his assistance he continued his work in the face of the concentrated fire until he himself was seriously wounded. This act reflects great credit upon Second Lieutenant Strohschein and upholds the highest traditions of the Service.
General Orders: General Order number 79, Headquarters, 31st Infantry Division, 22 June 1945
Home of Record: Gibsland, Louisiana

*STRUBA, JOSEPH A.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 222d Infantry Regiment, 42d Infantry Division
Action Date: 23 April 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 Joseph A. Struba, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 222d Infantry Regiment, 42d Infantry Division, in action on 23 April 1945, near Rain, Germany. During Company G's attack in the vicinity of Rain, Germany, Private Struba led his litter squad up to the forward elements of the attacking force. Informed of the presence of a wounded man in an open field, he crawled 100 yards under intense machine gun and rifle fire to give the man emergency medical treatment. Then, as the intensity of the fire increased, he directed his litter bearers to remain in a covered position while he carried the wounded soldier to safety. As he approached the safety of our lines, he was struck and mortally wounded by a burst of machine gun fire. By his outstanding courage and heroic self-sacrifice, Private Struba undoubtedly saved his comrades from serious injury or death.
General Orders: Headquarters, 42d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 54 (1946)
Home of record: Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Date of death: April 23, 1945

STUCKY, ROY D.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 9th Infantry Division
Action Date: 12-Dec-44
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 Roy D. Stucky, United States Army, for gallantry in action and disregard for personal safety while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 9th Infantry Division, on 12 December 1944, during operations in Germany. Private Stucky's actions reflects highest credit upon himself and the armed forces of the United States.
General Orders: Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 19 (January 31, 1945)
Home of record: Indiana

SUEK, SYLVESTER C.
Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division
Date of Action: 15 October 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 Sylvester C. Suek, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with Medical Detachment, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division in Italy on 15 October 1943. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Technician Fifth Grade Suek’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 106, Headquarters, 3rd Infantry Division, 1943. History of the 3d Infantry Division in World War II (Donald G. Taggart - Editor)

SUER, ALEXANDER P. (First Award)
Captain, Dental Corps, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division
Date of Action: 6 June 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 (Dental Corps) Alexander P. Suer, 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 at Normandy, France, on 6 June 1944. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Captain Suer’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 34, Headquarters, 82d Airborne Division, July 14, 1944
Home of Record: Philadelphia, PA

SUER, ALEXANDER P. (Second Award)
Captain, Dental Corps, 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 pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Captain (Dental Corps) Alexander P. Suer, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, in action on 26 December 1944, at ****, Belgium. Captain Suer, Assistant Battalion Surgeon, received word that two men had been wounded near the German occupied town of ****. Under full enemy observation, within 200 yards of enemy positions, Captain Suer went forward at the risk of his personal safety. En route forward his group was observed upon open terrain and a mortar barrage was laid down upon it. Captain Suer was seriously and painfully wounded, but asked that others be treated and evacuated first. His conduct in deliberately trying to cross open terrain to help the wounded was a credit to the Medical Services of the United States Army and to his regiment.
General Orders: General Order number 17, Headquarters, 82d Airborne Division, 15 February 1945
Home of Record: Philadelphia, PA

SUER, ALEXANDER P. (Possible Third Award)
Captain, Dental Corps, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division
Date of Action: No Data
Citation:
No Data Available
General Orders: General Order number 28, Headquarters, 82d Airborne Division, 1945
Home of Record: Philadelphia, PA

*SULIK, FELIX F.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 47th Infantry Regiment, 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 pride in presenting the Silver Star to Private Felix F. Sulik, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division during World War II. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Private Sulik’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 94, Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, 1944

SULLIVAN, PAUL J.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
5th Medical Battalion, 5th Infantry Division
Date of Action: WW II
Synopsis: Citation Needed
Private First Class Paul J. Sullivan, 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 Sullivan’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 60, Headquarters, 5th Infantry Division, 1945

SUMMERFIELD, HUGH (First Award)
Private First Class, 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 (posthumously) to Private First Class Hugh Summerfield, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving as a medical aidman with the 1st Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment, 31st Infantry Division on the Driniumor River, near Aitape, Britich New Guinea in 1944. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Private First Class Summerfield’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 38, Headquarters, 31st Infantry Division, 1945
Home of Record: Erwin, WV

*SUMMERFIELD, HUGH (Second Award)
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 31st Infantry Division
Date of Action: 6 May 1945
Citation:
By direction of the President of the United States of America, under provisions of the Act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bulletin 43, War Department, 1918), in addition to the Silver Star previously awarded a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster is awarded by the Commanding General, 31st Infantry Division to Private First Class Hugh B. Summerfield, Medical Department, United States Army, for gallantry in action near Kibawe, Mindanao, Philippine Islands, on 6 May 1945. When the infantry rifle company to which he was attached as aid man met organized enemy resistance from well prepared camouflaged positions and several casualties were sustained, Private First Class Summerfield, voluntarily and with utter disregard for his own safety, began crawling to a wounded comrade in the face of heavy concentrated fire to administer vital first aid and move the stricken man to safety. While attempting to reach the wounded man he was severely wounded in the arm but disregarding his own pain he unwaveringly continued on until he reached the wounded man. After applying first aid he attempted to bring the wounded man back to safety but was pinned down by enemy machine gun fire. With grim determination he again tried but was killed in the second attempt. This unselfish act above and beyond the call of duty and at the sacrifice of his own life reflects great credit upon Private First Class Summerfield and upholds the highest traditions of the Service.
General Orders: General Order number 97, Headquarters, 31st Infantry Division, 8 August 1945
Home of Record: Erwin, WV

SVERHA, JOHN
Private, Medical Department, U.S. Army
315th Medical Battalion, 90th Infantry Division
Action Date: 13 July 1944
Citation:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, and under the provisions of Army Regulation 600-45 and Section I Circular 6, Third United States Army 26 April 1944, the Silver Star is awarded to Private John Sverha, Medical Department, United States Army, for gallantry in action against the enemy while serving with the 315th Medical Battalion, 90th Infantry Division in France on 13 July 1944. During an intense enemy barrage, a wounded infantryman lay helpless and exposed to the continued fire. Private Sverha, Assistant Ambulance Driver, voluntarily and at risk of his life, subjected himself to the heavy enemy fire and successfully reached the casualty. While he administered first aid, a nearby Infantry Officer was struck by shrapnel. Though wounded himself, Private Sverha quickly evacuated the wounded man and returned under the continuous enemy fire and evacuated the seriously wounded officer before he accepted medical treatment. His gallantry was in accordance with high military tradition.
General Orders: General Order number 149, Revoked and replaced by General Order number 222, Headquarters, 90th Infantry Division, 17 December 1944
Home of Record: Pennsylvania

*SWANSON, CALVIN M.
Private First Class, Medical Department, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 35th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 18 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 posthumously to Private First Class Calvin M. Swanson, Medical Department, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 35th Infantry Division in the vicinity of ***, Normandy, France, on 18 July 1944. Private Swanson, a Medical Aid Man, attempted to evacuate several wounded men who were lying in a field of German S-mines. As he made his way forward with utter disregard for his personal safety he was killed by an exploding mine. His gallant action in placing the welfare of wounded comrades above his own life reflects the highest credit upon his character as a soldier, and upon the Medical Department of the Army.
General Orders: General Order number 44, Headquarters, 35th Infantry Division, 16 October 1944
Home of Record: Pennsylvania

SWEATMAN, LOUIS G.
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 Louis G. Sweatman, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving in WW II. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Private Sweatman’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 64, Headquarters, 36th Infantry Division, 1944. The Bulletin of the US Army Medical Department, April 1946
Home of Record: Atlanta, GA

SWEENEY, NEIL D.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
5th Medical Battalion, 5th Infantry Division
Date of Action: WW II
Synopsis: Citation Needed
Sergeant Neil D. Sweeney, 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 Sergeant Sweeney’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 47, Headquarters, 5th Infantry Division, 1945

SZARKOWICZ, JOSEPH J.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 253rd Infantry Regiment, 63rd Infantry 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 Joseph J. Szarkowicz (ASN: 31378141), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with Medical Detachment, 253d Infantry Regiment, 63d Infantry Division, in action on 3 January 1945 in the vicinity of Gros Rederching, France. Although subjected to heavy artillery, mortar and small arms fire, Private First Class Szarkowicz, with utter disregard for his personal safety, moved among the men of Company L, administering first aid. During the most severe phase of the enemy artillery fire, it was necessary for Private First Class Szarkowicz to creep and crawl to fox holes and trenches for extended periods in order to treat the wounded.
General Orders: Headquarters, 63d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 14 (February 22, 1945)
Home of Record: Killingly, Connecticut

SZCZEPANIK, ALOYSIUS
Private First Class, U.S. Army
5th Medical Battalion, 5th Infantry Division
Date of Action: WW II
Unconfirmed, Citation Needed:
Private First Class Aloysius Szczepanik, 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 Szczepanik’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 14, Headquarters, 5th Infantry Division, 1945