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Bronze Star with "V" Device > WWII

Interesting Notes:

Private First Class John M. Waldrop was a double recipient of the Bronze Star with "V" device.

Technician Fifth Grade Leo E. Wonn earned the Bronze Star with "V" device twice in WW II

Technician Fifth Grade Melvin A. Wurm was a double recipient of the Bronze Star with "V" device in WW II

* Denotes Posthumous Award

WALDROP JOHN D.
Staff Sergeant, Medical Department, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 394th Infantry Regiment, 99th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 17 December 1944
Synopsis: Citation Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 9419, 4 February 1944 (sec. II, WD Bul. 3, 1944), a Bronze Star Medal for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States during the period indicated is awarded to Staff Sergeant John D. Waldrop, Medical Department, Army of the United States, a member of the Medical Detachment, 394th Infantry Regiment, 99th Infantry Division, on 17 December 1944, distinguished himself by heroic action in Belgium. When he received information that immediate evacuation was necessary for two wounded men in the forward elements position; Sergeant Waldrop unable to locate the driver, manned a vehicle and moved out alone through intermittent enemy artillery fire. Upon reaching the wounded personnel, he immediately administered first aid and carried them to his vehicle through a withering concentration of enemy machine-gun fire. He succeeded in successfully evacuating the wounded men to the aid station in spite of harassing enemy machine-gun and artillery fire. The courage and devotion to duty displayed by Sergeant Waldrop merit the highest praise.
General Orders: General Order number 90, Headquarters, 99th Infantry Division, 26 July 1945
Home of Record: Kentucky

WALDROP, JOHN M. (First Award)
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 90th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 9 July 1944
Citation:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Executive Order 9419 and under the provisions of AR 600-45 and circular 66 First U.S. Army, the Bronze Star is awarded to Private First Class John M. Waldrop, Medical Department, United States Army. On 9 July 1944 when informed that three wounded men were trapped in a tank, PFC Waldrop went forward with two companions to aid the wounded men. The area at this time was under very heavy enemy artillery fire. Private First Class Waldrop succeeded in giving first aid to two of the men and directed them to walk to the rear. The third man who was fastened in the forward compartment and badly wounded, took a considerably longer time to remove and although the position was under fire, they successfully removed the wounded man and completed the evacuation. His devotion to his duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit on himself and the Army Medical Department.
General Orders: General Order number 38, Headquarters, 90th Infantry Division, 16 August 1944
Home of Record: Mississippi

WALDROP, JOHN M. (Second Award)
Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 315th Medical Battalion, 90th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 12 November 1944
Citation:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Executive Order 9419 and under the provisions of AR 600-45 and Section I Circular 6, Third U.S. Army, 26 April 1944, in addition to the Bronze Star previously awarded the Oak Leaf Cluster is awarded to Technician Fifth Grade John M. Waldrop, Medical Department, United States Army. For heroic achievement on 12 November 1944 in the vicinity of Hunting, France. During an attack on the town, Technician Fifth Grade Waldrop, Litter Bearer, without regard for his personal safety and despite intense enemy observed mortar fire, advanced to the position of two casualties, administered first aid and assisted in their evacuation to the Aid Station. His devotion to his duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit on himself and the Army Medical Department.
General Orders: General Order number 235, Headquarters, 90th Infantry Division, 24 December 1944
Home of Record: Mississippi

WARD WILLIAM W.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 90th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 14 June 1944
Synopsis: Citation Needed:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Executive Order 9419 and under the provisions of AR 600-45 and Section I, Circular 6 Third U.S. Army, current series, the Bronze Star is awarded to Corporal William W. Ward, Medical Department, United States Army for heroic service in connection with military operations against the enemy in France on 14 June 1944. His devotion to his duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit on himself and the Army Medical Department.
General Orders: General Order number 127, Headquarters, 90th Infantry Division, 23 November 1944
Home of Record: Iowa

WEAVER, JAMES L.
Second Lieutenant, Medical Administrative Corps, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 90th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 9 – 11 November 1944
Synopsis: Citation Needed:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Executive Order 9419 and under the provisions of AR 600-45 and Section I, Circular 6 Third U.S. Army, 26 April 1944, the Bronze Star is awarded to Second Lieutenant James L. Weaver, Medical Administrative Corps, United States Army for heroic service in connection with military operations against the enemy in France on 9 - 11 November 1944. His devotion to his duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit on himself and the Army Medical Department.
General Orders: General Order number 199, Headquarters, 90th Infantry Division, 13 December 1944
Home of Record: Ohio

WEDL, PETER P.
Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 90th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 10 June 1944
Synopsis: Citation Needed:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Executive Order 9419 and under the provisions of AR 600-45 and Section I, Circular 6 Third U.S. Army, current series, the Bronze Star is awarded to Technician Fifth Grade Peter P. Wedl, Medical Department, United States Army for heroic service in connection with military operations against the enemy in France on 10 June 1944. His devotion to his duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit on himself and the Army Medical Department.
General Orders: General Order number 94, Headquarters, 90th Infantry Division, 20 October 1944
Home of Record: Minnesota

WEINSTEIN, HAROLD
Private, Medical Department, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 90th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 26 September 1944
Synopsis: Citation Needed:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Executive Order 9419 and under the provisions of AR 600-45 and Section I, Circular 6 Third U.S. Army, 26 April 1944, the Bronze Star is awarded to Private Harold Weinstein, Medical Department, United States Army for heroic service in connection with military operations against the enemy in France on 26 September 1944. His devotion to his duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit on himself and the Army Medical Department.
General Orders: General Order number 212, Headquarters, 90th Infantry Division, 15 December 1944
Home of Record: New Jersey

WILSON, IRA J.
Technician Third Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 90th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 12 June 1944
Citation:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Executive Order 9419 and under the provisions of AR 600-45 and circular 66 First U.S. Army, the Bronze Star is awarded to Technician Third Grade Ira J. Wilson, Medical Department, United States Army. On 12 June 1944 Technician Wilson and three other Medical Department soldiers were selected as litter bearers to bring in a wounded officer who was lying in a field about 400 yards away. They made their way along a ditch where the advance of Infantry units was held up by enemy fire and found it necessary to move over a cross road about 60 yards past the cross roads, a badly wounded soldier was found and evacuated. They then returned and evacuated the officer over the same route notwithstanding the enemy fire which was unceasing. Technician Third Grade Wilson’s extraordinary devotion to duty brings great credit to himself and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 20, Headquarters, 90th Infantry Division, 29 June 1944
Home of Record: Missouri

WINDISCH, GEORGE H.
Private First Class, Medical Department, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 394th Infantry Regiment, 99th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 13 March 1945
Synopsis: Citation Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 9419, 4 February 1944 (sec. II, WD Bul. 3, 1944), a Bronze Star Medal for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States during the period indicated is awarded to Private First Class George H. Windisch, Medical Department, Army of the United States, a member of the Medical Detachment, 394th Infantry Regiment, 99th Infantry Division, on 13 March 1945, distinguished himself by heroic action in Germany. Private First Class Windisch led his litter bearer squad through a heavy barrage of enemy artillery and mortar fire to evacuate six casualties. With disregard for his own personal safety he went to the aid of the casualties, when two aid men were pinned down by heavy artillery fire. Private First Class Windisch rendered emergency medical treatment to the casualties. During the course of treating the men, he was slightly wounded and refused treatment until he had led his litter squad on six trips under heavy enemy fire. Private First Class Windisch’s courageous actions reflect great credit upon himself and military service.
General Orders: General Order number 61, Headquarters, 99th Infantry Division, 15 June 1945
Home of Record: Pennsylvania

WONN, LEO E. (First Award)
Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 90th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 9 July 1944
Synopsis: Citation Needed:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Executive Order 9419 and under the provisions of AR 600-45 and circular 6 Third U.S. Army, the Bronze Star is awarded to Technician Fifth Grade Leo E. Wonn, Medical Department, United States Army for heroic service in connection with military operations against the enemy in France on 9 July 1944. His devotion to his duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit on himself and the Army Medical Department.
General Orders: General Order number 72, Headquarters, 90th Infantry Division, 22 September 1944
Home of Record: Colorado

WONN, LEO E. (Second Award)
Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 90th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 5 July 1944
Synopsis: Citation Needed:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Executive Order 9419 and under the provisions of AR 600-45 and circular 6 Third U.S. Army, in addition to the Bronze Star previously awarded, a Bronze Oak-Leaf Cluster is awarded to Technician Fifth Grade Leo E. Wonn, Medical Department, United States Army for heroic service in connection with military operations against the enemy in France on 5 July 1944. His devotion to his duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit on himself and the Army Medical Department.
General Orders: General Order number 84, Headquarters, 90th Infantry Division, 5 October 1944
Home of Record: Colorado

WOOD, ALFRED C.
Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 90th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 4 July 1944
Citation:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Executive Order 9419 and under the provisions of AR 600-45 and circular 66 First U.S. Army, the Bronze Star is awarded to Technician Fifth Grade Alfred C. Wood, Medical Department, United States Army. On 4 July 1944 in ***, France, Tech 5 Wood, while with his platoon under heavy artillery and machine gun fire, was pinned down. With complete disregard for his own safety, he crawled 125 yards to reach five wounded men of his company to whom he rendered first aid and attempted to carry them to the rear. Additional fire further injured the men he was attempting to evacuate. Notwithstanding this, Tech 5 Wood continued his efforts and with another man evacuated eight men from the area to a place of safety approximately 800 yards to the rear. His devotion to his duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit on himself and the Army Medical Department.
General Orders: General Order number 39, Headquarters, 90th Infantry Division, 17 August 1944
Home of Record: Georgia

WORTH, ANTONE J.
Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 90th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 8 September 1944
Synopsis: Citation Needed:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Executive Order 9419 and under the provisions of AR 600-45 and Section I, Circular 6 Third U.S. Army, 26 April 1944, the Bronze Star is awarded to Technician Fifth Grade Antone J. Worth, Medical Department, United States Army for heroic service in connection with military operations against the enemy in France on 8 September 1944. His devotion to his duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit on himself and the Army Medical Department.
General Orders: General Order number 163, Headquarters, 90th Infantry Division, 3 December 1944
Home of Record: Colorado

WURM, MELVIN A. (First Award
Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 90th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 22 June 1944
Citation:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Executive Order 9419 and under the provisions of AR 600-45 and circular 6, Third U.S. Army, the Bronze Star is awarded to Technician Fifth Grade Melvin A. Wurm, Medical Department, United States Army. On 22 June 1944Technician Fifth Grade Wurm voluntarily left his place of safety and assisted in removing a severely wounded soldier to where he could receive early treatment for his wounds, thereby preventing him from receiving additional wounds from the continuous fire. His devotion to his comrade upholds the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 35, Headquarters, 90th Infantry Division, 7 August 1944
Home of Record: Ohio

WURM, MELVIN A. (Second Award
Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 90th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 7 August 1944
Synopsis: Citation Needed:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Executive Order 9419 and under the provisions of AR 600-45 and circular 6 Third U.S. Army, in addition to the Bronze Star previously awarded, a Bronze Oak-Leaf Cluster is awarded to Technician Fifth Grade Melvin A. Wurm, Medical Department, United States Army for heroic service in connection with military operations against the enemy in France on 7 August 1944. His devotion to his duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit on himself and the Army Medical Department.
General Orders: General Order number 86, Headquarters, 90th Infantry Division, 7 October 1944
Home of Record: Ohio