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Interesting Notes:

PFC J. W. Blackwell returned to evacuate a wounded comrade only to find the position occupied by the enemy. Read his unique citation.

Major Roy L. Bodine Jr. (Dental Corps) earned his Silver Star on Bataan. He was taken as a Prisoner of War when Bataan fell in 1942. In December 1944, he was shipped to a Japanese prisoner of war camp in Korea until his release at the end of the war.

CPL John Boire was killed during his rescue of an enemy soldier.

* Denotes Posthumous Award

BLACK, MORRIS L.
Technician Grade 5, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 30th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 7 - 8 October 1944
Citation:
Under the provisions of AR 600-45, 22 September 1943, and pursuant to authority contained in Memorandum 34, Headquarters Ninth United States Army, 7 October 1944, the Silver Star is awarded to Technician Grade 5 Morris L. Black, Medical Department, United States Army, for gallantry in action during the period 7 October 1944 to 8 October 1944, in Germany. Technician Black was attached as a medical aid man with an infantry regiment engaged in an attack upon heavily fortified enemy positions. During an artillery concentration laid down by the enemy, Technician Black was wounded twice and was suffering from shock. He returned unaided to the aid station, had his wounds treated, and immediately returned to duty. On the following day, the infantry company to which he was attached was given the mission of attacking toward and enemy held village. When forward elements of the assault group suffered casualties and increased enemy pressure made it impossible for litter bearers to get to the wounded, Technician Black established an aid station on his own initiative and treated the wounded. Borrowing blood plasma from a nearby unit, he proceeded to give transfusions to the more seriously wounded, and treated all the casualties in the vicinity until nightfall when it was possible for the wounded to be evacuated to the rear. The outstanding determination and heroic devotion to duty manifested by Technician Black reflect great credit on himself and are in keeping with the highest traditions of the Armed Forces.
General Orders: General Order number 97, Headquarters, 30th Infantry Division, 9 November 1944
Home of Record: Kentucky

BLACKBURN, GERALD F.
Technician Fourth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 254th Infantry Regiment, 63rd Infantry Division
Date of Action: 23 January 1945
Citation:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Technician Fourth Grade Gerald F. Blackburn (ASN: 35111030), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 254th Infantry Regiment, 63d Infantry Division, in action on 23 January 1945, in the vicinity of Bennwihr, France. Technician Fourth Grade Blackburn made repeated trips into a schu-mine field, under intense small arms, mortar and artillery fire, to render aid and assist in evacuating casualties. His exhibition of outstanding courage in the face of known dangers, finally sacrificing his own leg in his efforts, is in accord with the highest traditions of the Medical Corps.
General Orders: Headquarters, 63d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 77 (April 4, 1945)
Home of Record: Elwood, Indiana

BLACKWELL, J. W.
Private First Class, U. S. Army
274th Infantry Regiment, 70th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 21 & 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 Private First Class J. W. Blackwell (ASN: 38667100), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 274th Infantry Regiment, 70th Infantry Division, on 21 and 22 February 1945, near Styring Wendel, France. After he administered aid to a wounded comrade and while waiting for litter bearers, Private First Class Blackwell found it necessary to leave the man in order to attend other casualties, sustained when the enemy counterattacked and overran the OPLR. The following day he voluntarily made his way across no man's land seeking to effect his comrade's evacuation, only to find enemy troops where he had left the wounded soldier. He was subjected to questioning by an enemy officer but steadfastly refused to divulge any information. When the interrogation was concluded, he made an unsuccessful attempt to persuade the officer to surrender his unit. He then evacuated his wounded comrade to friendly lines. His gallantry beyond the call of duty undoubtedly saved the wounded soldier's life.
General Orders: Headquarters, 70th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 22 (March 23, 1945)
Home of record: Pocahontas, Arkansas

BLAIR, PERKINS B.
Private First Class, U. S. Army
Medical Detachment, 242d Infantry Regiment, 42d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 19 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 Perkins B. Blair (ASN: 14046227), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with Medical Detachment, 242d Infantry Regiment, 42d Infantry Division, in action on 19 March 1945 near Ludwigswinkel, Germany. When his company was held up by enemy resistance, Private Blair crossed a road and an open area swept by heavy hostile fire to reach several wounded men. He remained with them until litter bearers arrived. By his courage and disregard of his own safety, Private Blair was instrumental in saving several fellow soldiers from possible death or capture.
General Orders: Headquarters, 42d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 129 (1945)
Home of record: Memphis, Tennessee

BLAZEK, CHARLES E.
Corporal (Then Private First Class), U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 10th Infantry, 5th Infantry Division
Date of Action: WW II
Synopsis: Citation Needed:
Corporal, then Private First Class, Charles E. Blazek, 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 Blazek’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

BLEICHFELD, SAMUEL
Lieutenant Colonel, Medical Corps, U. S. Army
Medical Detachment, 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Infantry Division
Date of Action: 6 June 1944
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 to Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Bleichfeld, Medical Corps, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 1st Medical Detachment, 1st Infantry Division, in the vicinity of Vierville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, 6 June 1944. While his craft waited for the enemy to be driven from the beach, Colonel Bleichfeld, realizing the necessity for his services, transferred to a boat proceeding directly to the fire-swept shore and established the first clearing station for treatment and evacuation of casualties. His exemplary conduct, in the face of grave personal danger, merits highest praise.
General Orders: General Order number 33, Headquarters, 1st Infantry Division, 10 July 1944.
Home of Record: Buffalo, New York

BLOCK, WALTER E.
Captain, Medical Corps, U.S. Army
Battalion Surgeon, Ranger Battalion, V Corps
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, and pursuant to authority contained in AR 600-45, the Silver Star Medal is awarded to Captain Walter E. Block, Medical Corps, United States Army, for gallantry in action on 6 June 1944 as the Battalion Surgeon with the American Rangers. Captain Block toiled for 66 hours under a concentrated hail of German gunfire during the initial invasion of the French Coast to evacuate 50 American casualties. Captain Block’s leadership, courage and devotion to duty was exemplary and a credit to the armed forces of the United States.
General Orders: General Order number 2A, Headquarters, V Corps, 1944; “Courage And Devotion Beyond The Call Of Duty” Second Preliminary Edition July, 1946
Home of Record: Chicago, Illinois

BLOOM, ALEXANDER
Technician Fourth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 7th Armored Division
Date of Action: 30 September – 6 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 Technician Fourth Grade Alexander Bloom, 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, from 30 September to 6 October 1944. Technician Fourth Grade Bloom's gallant actions and dedicated devotion to duty, without regard for his own life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order No 69, Headquarters 7th Armored Division, 28 October 1944
Home of Record: Illinois

BLOOM, ARTHUR A.
Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 386th Infantry Regiment, 97th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 7 April 1945
Citation:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Technician Fifth Grade Arthur A. Bloom, United States Army, for gallantry in action in connection with a military operation against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the Medical Detachment, 386th Infantry Regiment, 97th Infantry Division. In a fierce fire fight near Merten, Germany, on 7 April 1945, Technician Fifth Grade Bloom, fearlessly advanced across fifty yards of open terrain in the face of direct machine gun fire which pierced his canteen, pistol belt and field jacket to the side of a man who had fallen from enemy fire. Technician Fifth Grade Bloom's gallant devotion to duty on this occasion reflects great credit upon himself and the Armed Forces.
General Orders: Headquarters, 97th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 37 (June 10, 1945)
Home of Record: Pennsylvania

BLOOMINGBURG, WINDELL N.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division
Date of Action: 31 October 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 Windell N. Bloomingburg , United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with Medical Detachment, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division on 31 October 1944 in France. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Private First Class Bloomingburg’s extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army.
General Orders: History of the 3d Infantry Division in World War II (Donald G. Taggart – Editor)

BODINE, ROY L. JR. (POW)
Major, Dental Corps, U.S. Army 101st Medical Collecting Company
Date of Action: April 1942
Synopsis: Citation Needed: The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, and pursuant to authority contained in AR 600-45, the Silver Star Medal is awarded to Major Roy L. Bodine Jr., Dental Corps, United States Army, for gallantry in action April 1942 at Bataan, Luzon, Philippine Islands. Even though nearby Infantry Companies were withdrawing on both flanks, Major Bodine, with utter disregard for his personal safety, continued to devote himself to the wounded in many forward and completely exposed positions and assisted in the evacuation of casualties despite fierce enemy onslaughts. His courage and devotion to the care of his comrades are in keeping with the finest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, the Army Medical Department, and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 227, Headquarters, U.S. Forces, Pacific, 1945.

BODY, FRED P.
First Lieutenant (Then Second Lieutenant), U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 2nd Infantry, 5th Infantry Division
Date of Action: WW II
Synopsis: Citation Needed:
First Lieutenant, then Second Lieutenant, Fred P. Body, 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 First Lieutenant Body’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, 1945

BOELSEN, STEWART H.
Corporal, 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 Corporal Stewart H. Boelsen, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving in WW II. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Corporal Boelsen’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 39, Headquarters, 41st Infantry Division, 1944. The Bulletin of the US Army Medical Department
Home of Record: Kansas City, MO

BOGART, VERNE W.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 120th Infantry Regiment, 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 Verne W. Bogart, Medical Department, 120th Infantry Regiment, United States Army, for gallantry in action on 26 March 1945, in Germany. Private Bogart went into an area where artillery fire was still falling to go to the aid of six wounded men. He treated them and then saw to their evacuation. His great heroism in going to the aid of his comrades when others would not venture into the hazardous area saved their lives.
General Orders: General Order number 143, Headquarters, 30th Infantry Division, 8 June 1945
Home of Record: Maine

*BOIRE, JOHN W.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 319th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 15 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 Corporal John W. Boire (ASN: 19201775), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 319th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division, in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States on 15 April 1945 in Germany. At Glauchau, Germany, when Corporal Boire learned of an enemy soldier lying wounded in un-cleared territory, he immediately went to his aid. After braving enemy fire by relying on his red cross for protection, he was successfully evacuating the wounded man when a fanatical civilian scored a direct hit on his vehicle with a rocket launcher and mortally wounded him. His courage 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. 201 (August 7, 1945)
Home of Record: Multnomah County, Oregon

BOLICK, EARL A.
Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army
Company D, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division
Date of Action: 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 Technician Fifth Grade Earl A. Bolick (ASN: 34118194), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with Company D, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, in action on 6 June 1944 near ****, France. Technician Fifth Grade Bolick was a Medical Aidman with a unit of about 200 men isolated and surrounded by German forces. He had injured his leg upon landing, but continued to carry on his duties efficiently, rendering first aid and collected casualties under heavy enemy fire. On 10 June, the group was ordered to retire across the Merderet River, but he volunteered to remain behind to care for casualties, knowing that it entailed capture by the enemy. The order was later rescinded and the group established contact with friendly forces. Technician Fifth Grade Bolick still insisted on returning to his unit in spite of his injury, and continued to render meritorious service during the remainder of the time his organization was in France.
General Orders: General Order number 64, Headquarters, 82d Airborne Division, 13 December 1944
Home of Record: Fort Bragg, NC

BOLLINGER, WILLIAM C.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 10th Infantry, 5th Infantry Division
Date of Action: WW II
Synopsis: Citation Needed:
William C. Bollinger, 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 Bollinger’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 46, Headquarters 5th Infantry Division, 1945

*BOLSTRIDGE, IVAN A.
Private First Class, Medical Department, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 35th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 11 - 12 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 Ivan A. Bolstridge, Medical Department, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 35th Infantry Division near *** Normandy, France, 11 - 12 July 1944. On 11 July 1944, Private Bolstridge, on duty at the regimental aid station, volunteered to assist burdened litter bearers on the front line. There he repeatedly exposed himself to enemy fire to render aid and assistance to wounded men and to evacuate them from the field. On 12 July 1944 he volunteered for the same duty, and in response to a call, fearlessly and in total disregard for his own safety proceeded over a hedgerow and into an open field covered by enemy fire to aid a wounded man, where he was killed instantly by an enemy artillery shell. The tenacity of purpose and heroic actions of Private Bolstridge in the performance of duties above those required of him, pays tribute to his character as a soldier and is in accord with the high traditions of the Medical Department of the Army.
General Orders: General Order number 25, Headquarters, 35th Infantry Division, 25 August 1944
Home of Record: Maine

BORCHARDT, RALPH E.
Technician Fourth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 11th Infantry, 5th Infantry Division
Date of Action: WW II
Synopsis: Citation Needed:
Technician Fourth Grade, Ralph E. Borchardt, 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 Borchardt’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 72, Headquarters 5th Infantry Division, 1945

BORING, EDWARD H.
Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 80th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 25 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 Technician Fifth Grade Edward H. Boring (ASN: 38203361), 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 25 December 1944 in Luxembourg. On that date, Technician Fifth Grade Boring, an Aid Man, was evacuating battle casualties near Kehmen, Luxembourg. Receiving word that an officer was wounded in the town he drove his vehicle to the injured man without hesitation despite the severe small arms and mortar fire directed at him. Disregarding the danger to himself, Technician Fifth Grade Boring placed the officer and another casualty, whom he located, on his vehicle and through heavy enemy fire evacuated them to safety. His courage, initiative, and supreme 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. 105 (April 17, 1945)
Home of Record: Texas

BOUTWELL, WILLIAM J.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment,935th Field Artillery Battalion, II Corps
Date of Action: Unknown
Synopsis: Citation Needed
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Silver Star to Private First Class William J. Boutwell, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving in WW II. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Private First Class Boutwell’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 40, Headquarters, II Corps, 1944. The Bulletin of the US Army Medical Department
Home of Record: Beaumont, MS

BOVARD, ROBERT W.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 2nd Infantry, 5th Infantry Division
Date of Action: WW II
Synopsis: Citation Needed:
Private First Class Robert W. Bovard, 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 Bovard’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 26, Headquarters, 5th Infantry Division, 1944

BOWERS, GERALD V.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 80th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 19 August- 20 September 1944
Synopsis: Citation Needed:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to First Lieutenant Gerald V. Bowers (ASN: 0-1546217), 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 from 19 August to 20 September 1944, in France. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by First Lieutenant Bowers’ 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. 49 (October 2, 1944)
Home of Record: Ohio

BOWERS, WILSON F.
Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division
Date of Action: 6 November 1944
Synopsis: Citation Needed
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Silver Star to Technician Fifth Grade Wilson F. Bowers , United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with Medical Detachment, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division on 6 November 1944 in France. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Technician Fifth Grade Bowers’ 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 Orders number 35, Headquarters, 3d Infantry Division, 1945

BOWMAN, RICHARD W.
Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 704th Tank Destroyer Battalion, 94th 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 pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Technician Fifth Grade Richard W. Bowman, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 704th Tank Destroyer Battalion, 94th Infantry Division in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States in World War II. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Technician Fifth Grade Bowman’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, 94th Infantry Division, 1945

BOY, GLENN L.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division
Date of Action: July 1943
Synopsis: Citation Needed
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Silver Star to Private First Class Glenn L. Boy , United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with Medical Detachment, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division on July 1943 in Sicily. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Private First Class Boy’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 Orders number 67, Headquarters, 3d Infantry Division, 1943

* BOYARSKY, MEYER H.
Captain, 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 Captain Meyer H. Boyarsky, 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 Captain Boyarsky’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 64, Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, 1944

BOYLE, VIRGIL C.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 27 March 1945
Citation:
Under the provisions of AR 600-45, 22 September 1943, the Silver Star is awarded to Private First Class Virgil C. Boyle, Medical Department, United States Army, for gallantry in action on 27 March 1945, in Germany. Private Boyle voluntarily risked the extreme danger of a hail of artillery and tank fire to care for wounded comrades. After he had treated the casualties and saw to their evacuation, he continued exposing himself to search for any wounded who might have been overlooked. Private Boyle’s gallantry aided greatly in saving the lives of many of his comrades.
General Orders: General Order number 166, Headquarters, 30th Infantry Division, 24 June 1945
Home of Record: Colorado

BRAAK, JOHN A.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division
Date of Action: 16 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 Private First Class John A. Braak , United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with Medical Detachment, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division on 16 October 1943 in Italy. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Private First Class Braak’s extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army.
General Orders: History of the 3d Infantry Division in World War II (Donald G. Taggart – Editor)

BRADEN, ALBERT H. JR.
Captain, Medical Corps, U.S. Army
Battalion Surgeon, 24th Infantry 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, and pursuant to authority contained in AR 600-45, the Silver Star Medal is awarded to Captain Albert H. Braden Jr., Medical Corps, United States Army, for gallantry in action on 23 and 24 May 1944 in New Guinea. During the night of May 23-24, 1944, an undetermined number of Japanese attacked the perimeter of the unit to which he was attached in New Guinea. With complete disregard for his own personal safety he administered medical care to our wounded and checked the dead, using a flashlight, thereby endangering his own life by becoming a visible target for the enemy. His calmness and devotion to duty under hostile fire reflect great credit on himself and on the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 12, Headquarters, 24th Infantry Division, 1944; “Courage And Devotion Beyond The Call Of Duty” Second Preliminary Edition July, 1946; and Bulletin of the U.S. Army Medical Department, VOL IV, No. 5 November 1944
Home of Record: Houston, TX

BRANDENBURG, FREDERICK H.
Captain, Medical Corps, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 95th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 8 November 1944
Synopsis: Citation Needed:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, and pursuant to authority contained in AR 600-45, the Silver Star Medal is awarded to Captain Frederick H. Brandenburg, Medical Corps, United States Army, for gallantry in action on 8 November 1944 in the vicinity of Immeldange, France. On that date Captain Brandenburg exhibited extreme resourcefulness and bravery in reaching six wounded soldiers in Immeldange, France, who were hemmed in by enemy fire. They were a mile from Captain Brandenburg, but it was impossible to get to them through the heavy barrage. Finally Captain Brandenburg found a shallow ditch along one side of the road into which he dived and started crawling, and he crawled all the way to Immeldange to reach the wounded soldiers and provide medical care. His outstanding devotion to duty reflects great credit on himself, the Medical Department and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 50, Headquarters, 95th Infantry Division, 1944; “Courage And Devotion Beyond The Call Of Duty” Second Preliminary Edition July, 1946
Home of Record: Boston, Massachusetts

BRADNEY, JOHN S.
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 John S. Bradny, Medical Department, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 35th Infantry Division near ***, France, 15 July 1944. During the action on Hill Number 122 in the operation against *****, Technician Bradny repeatedly exposed himself to heavy concentrations of enemy fire to minister to wounded soldiers in the foremost positions of the front lines. Although he was the only Aid Man present with elements of three companies which were pinned down by enemy fire, he continued to perform his duties. Among other services, during the late evening, in the face of intense enemy fire, he crawled forward into an open field, where he was constantly exposed to enemy fire, and dragged to safety a soldier, suffering from a fractured leg, saving the wounded man from further injury and possible death. The unselfish loyalty and disregard for personal safety of Technician Bradny reflects credit upon the military service, and the Medical Corps in particular.
General Orders: General Order number 18, Headquarters, 35th Infantry Division, 12 August 1944
Home of Record: Ohio

BRAMER, CURTIS
Private First Class, U.S. Army
307th Airborne Medical Company, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division
Date of Action: 16 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 Private First Class Curtis Bramer (ASN: 6781000), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the 307th Airborne Medical Company, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, in action against the enemy at Normandy, France, on 16 June 1944. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Private First Class Bramer’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, 14 July 1944

BRAUN, JOHN N.
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 John N. Braun, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving in WW II. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Private First Class Braun’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 17, Headquarters, 6th Infantry Division, 1945. The Bulletin of the US Army Medical Department

BREWER, DAVID N.
Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 34th 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 David N. Brewer, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving in WW II. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Technician Fifth Grade Brewer’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 48, Headquarters, 34th Infantry Division, 1944. The Bulletin of the US Army Medical Department
Home of Record: Jeffs, VA

BREWSTER, JOHN I.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Battalion, 5th Infantry Division
Date of Action: WW II
Synopsis: Citation Needed:
Private First Class John I. Brewster, 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 Brewster’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 No 31, Headquarters 5th Infantry Division, 1944

BRITTINGHAM, FREAS W.
Private First Class, US Army
31st Infantry Division
Date of Action: 5 June 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 Private First Class Freas W. Brittingham, Medical Department, United States Army, for gallantry in action near Malaybalay, Minanao, Philippine Islands on 5 June 1945. While the infantry rifle company to which he was attached as aid man was advancing along a very narrow ridge the enemy opened fire with machine guns, grenades, and rifles forcing the infantry platoon, which was under direct fire, to withdraw and reorganize to assault the position. When, during the withdrawal of the platoon, one of the rear guards was severely wounded, Private First Class Brittingham, voluntarily and with complete disregard for his own safety, went back to the stricken man and calmly removed his clothes and administered first aid. Then, although the wounded man outweighed him, he shouldered him alone, since it was impossible for others to help, due to the narrowness of the ridge, and unwaveringly carried him to the rear despite the fact that several men were killed along the trail he was following. This act reflects great credit upon Private first Class Brittingham and the Service.
General Orders: General Order No 118, Headquarters, 31st Infantry Division, 25 August 1945
Home of Record: Independence, Missouri

BROCCO, ALBERT
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 Albert Brocco, 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 Brocco’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 56, Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, 1944

BROCK, ROBERT T.
Captain, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 5th Infantry Division
Date of Action: WW II
Synopsis: Citation Needed:
Captain, then First Lieutenant, Robert T. Brock, 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 Brock’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 1, Headquarters, 5th Infantry Division, 1945

BRONZELL, FERDINAND J.
Private First Class, Medical Department U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 35th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 4 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 Memorandum 34, Headquarters Ninth United States Army, 8 September 1944, a Silver Star Medal is awarded to Private First Class Ferdinand J. Bronzell, Medical Department, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 35th Infantry Division in action near ***, Belgium, on 4 January 1945. Assisted by three companions, Private First Class Bronzell was serving as a litter bearer during the intense action near Villers-le-Bonne-eau. Throughout the morning hours, he worked with indefatigable energy to evacuate the numerous casualties, ever disregarding personal safety. In the afternoon, when enemy fire increased, he and his companions were counseled by the infantrymen against entering heavily-shelled terrain. Realizing that the wounded needed aid, and again without thought for personal safety, assisted by his companions, he went forward in the face of the enemy fire in order to reach wounded comrades. While engaged on his errand of mercy, he was seriously wounded. Such fearless devotion to duty is in accord with the military traditions of the United States.
General Orders: General Order number 13, Headquarters, 35th Infantry Division, 20 February 1945
Home of Record: Illinois

BROOKS, NATHAN
First Lieutenant, Medical Corps, U.S. Army
2d Field Hospital
Date of Action: 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 First Lieutenant (Medical Corps) Nathan Brooks, 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. Lieutenant Brooks 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. First Lieutenant Brooks' 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: Detroit, Michigan

BROOM, CHARLIE I.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 35th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 11 November 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 Charlie I. Broom (ASN: 34829079), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with a Medical Detachment of the 35th Infantry Division, in action in the vicinity of ****, France, on 11 November 1944. When his commanding officer was seriously wounded while riding on a tank in an attack on enemy positions in ****, France, Private Brown, a Medical Aid Man, made his way to the tank despite heavy enemy fire and rendered first aid. Later that day, he was himself wounded by a mortar shell fragment as he was making his way to the side of another injured soldier. Disregarding his personal condition, he continued on his mission and calmly administered first aid to his comrade. He refused evacuation and remained with the attacking troops, administering first aid to the wounded. About two hours later he was wounded in the leg. He gain refused evacuation until it was ascertained that another aid man was available to accompany the attacking echelon. His intense loyalty to his wounded comrades, and his utter disregard for personal welfare, constitute such gallantry in action as to be in accord with the highest traditions of the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 56, Headquarters, 35th Infantry Division, 12 December 1944
Home of Record: Georgia

BROUGH, GEORGE J.
Technician Third Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 10th Infantry, 5th Infantry Division
Date of Action: WW II
Synopsis: Citation Needed
Technician Third Grade George J. Brough, 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 Third Grade Brough’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 72, Headquarters 5th Infantry Division, 1945

BROWN, LEO 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 Leo M. Brown, 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 Brown’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 77, Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, 1943

BROWN, LEON M.
Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 45th Infantry Division
Date of Action: Unknown
Synopsis: Citation Needed
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Silver Star to Technician Fifth Grade Leon M. Brown, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving in WW II. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Technician Fifth Grade Brown’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 61, Headquarters, 45th Infantry Division, 1944. The Bulletin of the US Army Medical Department
Home of Record: Pearl, TX

BROWN, RUPERT C.
Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 80th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 12-29 September 1944
Synopsis: Citation Needed:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Technician Fifth Grade Rupert C. Brown (ASN: 37615316), 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 during the period 12 to 19 September 1944 in France. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Technician Fifth Grade Brown’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: Missouri

BRUCE, RALPH
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 30th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 7 July 1944
Citation:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Private First Class Ralph Bruce for gallantry in action on 7 July 1944, in France. Private First Class Bruce was attached as medical aid man to personnel of an engineer battalion. The mission of the engineer troops was to construct a footbridge across a river separating our troops from the enemy in order that infantry troops might cross into enemy territory. From the beginning of this operation, the troops constructing this bridge were subjected to heavy artillery, mortar, and small arms fire, and casualties were heavy. With complete disregard for his personal safety, Private First Class Bruce continually subjected himself to this hostile fire, working tirelessly in rendering medical aid to the wounded and dying members of the bridge party, frequently entering the river and moving the wounded to the friendly shore. The actions of Private First Class Bruce greatly aided in the construction of this vital bridge and successful crossing of the river.
General Orders: General Order number 25, Headquarters 30th Infantry Division, 23 July 1944
Home of Record: Louisiana

BRUEY, CONSTANT J. JR.
Private, U. S. Army
Medical Detachment, Armored Infantry Battalion, 11th Armored 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 Constant J. Bruey Jr., United States Army, for gallantry in action against the enemy while serving with the Medical Detachment, Armored Infantry Regiment, 11th Armored Division during World War II. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Private Bruey’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, 11th Armored Infantry Division, 1945

BRUGGEMAN, HILMAR R.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 80th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 26 November 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 Hilmar R. Bruggeman (ASN: 19179195), 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. During an attack on the enemy, Sergeant Bruggeman, accompanied by three comrades, voluntarily and with utter disregard for his own safety, proceeded in the face of enemy fire in an attempt to evacuate the wounded. After his vehicle was disabled by enemy shell fire he ran and crawled over the battle area to rescue and remove all casualties to a place of safety. As darkness fell, despite the intense enemy fire, he assisted in the successful evacuation of the injured. The bravery, initiative, and loyal devotion to duty displayed by Sergeant Bruggeman 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. 14 (January 14, 1945)
Home of Record: California

BRUHL, GUIDO
Private, U. S. Army
Medical Detachment, 30th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 15 March 1945
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 Guido Bruhl, United States Army, for gallantry in action against the enemy while serving with the Medical Detachment, 30th Infantry Division during World War II. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Private Bruhl’s extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army.
General Orders: History of the 3rd Infantry Division in WW II, (Donald G. Taggart – Editor)

*BRULEY, HAROLD E.
Private, Medical Department, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 35th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 2 August 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 Harold E. Bruley, Medical Department, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 35th Infantry Division near *** Normandy, France, 2 August 1944. Private Bruley, a Medical Aid Man, voluntarily entered a field covered by heavy enemy fire, and under enemy observation, to attend the wounded. He was administering first aid when he was killed by an enemy mortar shell. The gallantry in action, disregard for personal safety and unselfish loyalty to his comrades manifested by Private Bruley, constitutes a high tribute to his character as a soldier and is in accord with the high traditions of the Medical Department of the Army.
General Orders: General Order number 25, Headquarters, 35th Infantry Division, 25 August 1944
Home of Record: Wisconsin

BRUMLEY, RICHARD O.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company B, 363rd Medical Battalion, 63rd Infantry Division
Date of Action: 16 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 Richard O. Brumley (ASN: 35088971), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with Company B, 363d Medical Battalion, 63d Infantry Division, in action on 16 March 1945, in the vicinity of Ensheim, Germany. Without regard for his personal safety, Private First Class Brumley dashed across thirty yards of open ground under enemy fire in order to gain a defiladed route to a hilltop pillbox that contained four wounded men. As he crawled up the hill he encountered and treated one severely wounded man. Upon reaching his objective, he treated the wounded and successfully evacuated them with the aid of newly captured prisoners. Private First Class Brumley's outstanding gallantry under fire is in keeping with the finest traditions of the Medical Department.
General Orders: Headquarters, 63d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 273 (June 21, 1945)
Home of Record: Middletown, Ohio

BRYANT, LLOYD H.
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 Lloyd H. Bryant, 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 Bryant’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, 9th Infantry Division, 1944

BRYER, MORTON S.
First Lieutenant, Medical Corps, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 7th Armored Division
Date of Action: September 8, 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 First Lieutenant (Medical Corps) Morton S. Bryer, United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving as a Medical Officer with the 7th Armored Division, in action in France, on 8 September 1944. First Lieutenant Bryer's gallant actions and dedicated devotion to duty, without regard for his own life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order No 62, Headquarters 7th Armored Division, 11 October 1944
Home of Record: New York

BUCKLEY, JOHN J.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 80th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 15-16 September 1944
Synopsis: Citation Needed:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Corporal John J. Buckley (ASN: 33348132), 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 15 and 16 September 1944 in France. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Corporal Buckley’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. 63 (October 22, 1944)
Home of Record: Pennsylvania

BUCKNER JR., RUDOLPH E.
Technician Fifth Grade, Medical Department, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 35th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 11 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 to Technician Fifth Grade Rudolph E. Buckner Jr., Medical Department, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 35th Infantry Division in the *** , France, on 11 September 1944. As the 2d Battalion, *** Infantry Regiment made an assault crossing of the **** River in the face of heavy artillery, mortar, machine gun and small arms fire, Technician Buckner, an Aid Man, jumped into the river and swam to the aid of two wounded soldiers who were in danger of drowning. Despite heavy observed fire falling all around him, he made his way to one of the men and, grasping him with one arm, swam to the other, then held their heads above water and moved them to a shallow place. He helped to evacuate them to the battalion aid station. His intrepid actions, endurance, and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the service and reflect great credit upon the Medical Department of the Army.
General Orders: General Order number 45, Headquarters, 35th Infantry Division, 19 October 1944
Home of Record: New York

BULLENE, GEORGE I.
Private First ClassU.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 232d Infantry Regiment, 42d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 6 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 George I. Bullene (ASN: 37539671), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with Medical Detachment, 232d Infantry Regiment, 42d Infantry Division. On 6 January 1945, at Gambsheim, France, while serving as medical aid man, Private Bullene went forward in the face of heavy enemy machine gun fire to administer first aid to a wounded squad leader and, after treating the wounds, brought him back to safety by crawling with the wounded man on his shoulders.
General Orders: Headquarters, 42d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 13 (1945)
Home of Record: Kansas

BURDEN, RUSSELL K.
Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 68th Tank Destroyer Battalion, 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 Technician Fifth Grade Russell K. Burden, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with Medical Detachment, 68th Tank Destroyer Battalion, 5th Armored Division during World War II. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Technician Fifth Grade Burden’s extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order No 21, Headquarters, 5th Armored Division, 1944

BURGESON, PAUL A.
Major, Medical Corps, U.S. Army Medical Detachment, 3rd Battalion, 9th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 2 and 3 August 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, the Silver Star Medal is awarded to Major Paul A. Burgeson, Medical Corps, United States Army, for gallantry in action 2 and 3 August 1944 in Normandy, France. On that date his unit was assigned the mission to cross the Vire River. The enemy was well dug in on high terrain overlooking the advancing American force coming down a sheer cliff, crossing the river and advancing under heavy enemy small arms, machine gun, mortar and artillery fire. During this period, Major (then Captain) Burgeson, as the Battalion Surgeon, was called on many times to treat wounded soldiers, applying dressings and splints, giving life-saving plasma, and organizing an evacuation system back across the river, as no vehicles were yet on the other side with the advancing American troops. On four separate occasions, he went forward from the Battalion Aid Station to treat casualties in the assault platoon areas of the rifle companies, since there were insufficient litter bearers to carry them back to the Battalion Aid Station. Many times on these missions, he was pinned down by small arms and mortar fire, yet never did he swerve from his fixed purpose of aiding the wounded and saving lives. Again on 3 August 1944, when the 3rd Battalion was far in advance of the units on either flank, Major Burgeson moved his Aid Station to within 200 yards of the front line companies, in order to facilitate the handling of the numerous casualties that were collecting, due to a vicious German counter-attack in that zone of action. The only available location for the establishment of the Aid Station was in a partially destroyed German ammunition dump. Major Burgeson unhesitatingly moved into this hazardous area while the ammunition was still exploding, and small arms and artillery was extremely active. Under these extremely hazardous conditions he coolly tended the wounded and undoubtedly saved the lives of many men in the battalion. His coolness, and clear thinking under fire was an inspiration to all those that witnessed his gallant action. The gallantry, initiative and disregard for personal safety displayed by this officer reflect highest credit upon himself and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number unknown. Reported in “Courage and Devotion Beyond the Call of Duty” 1946, family document June 2020
Home of Record: Warsaw, New York

BURNER, JACOB O.
Captain, Medical Corps, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, Field Artillery Battalion
Date of Action: Unknown
Unconfirmed: Citation Needed
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Silver Star to Captain Jacob O. Burner, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving in WW II. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Captain Burner’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 27, Headquarters, II Corps, 1944.

BURLINGAME, RAYMOND O.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 6th 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 Sergeant Raymond O. Burlingame, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 6th Armored Division in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States in World War II.The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Sergeant Burlingame’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 81, Headquarters, 6th Armored Division, 1945

BURR, FLOYD J.
Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 254th Infantry Regiment, 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 Technician Fifth Grade Floyd J. Burr (ASN: 36875638), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 254th Infantry Regiment, 63d Infantry Division, in action on 3 March 1945, in the vicinity of Neunkirch, France. When the combat patrol encountered an enemy mine field and aid was needed, Technician Fifth Grade Burr volunteered to go to their assistance. Despite heavy enemy fire he made his way to the wounded. After stopping the bleeding of one of the wounded by use of his own belt for a tourniquet, he was assisting the wounded man on the litter when he stepped on a mine, resulting in the loss of his leg and a fracture of the skill. The gallant action and outstanding devotion to duty of Technician Fifth Grade Burr reflect the highest credit upon himself and upon the Armed Forces of the United States.
General Orders: Headquarters, 63d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 563 (August 22, 1945)
Home of Record: Romulus, Michigan

BUSSCHER, HARVEY J.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 10th Infantry, 5th Infantry Division
Date of Action: WW II
Synopsis, Citation Needed:
Private Harvey J. Busscher, United States Army, was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force while serving with the 5th Infantry Division during World War II. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Private Busscher’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 25, Headquarters 5th Infantry Division, 1944
Home of Record: Michigan

*BUTKOVICH, MIKE P,
Private First Class, Medical Department U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 35th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 26 February 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 Memorandum 34, Headquarters Ninth United States Army, 8 September 1944, as amended, a Silver Star is awarded, posthumously, to Private First Class Mike P. Butkovich, Medical Department, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 35th Infantry Division in action near ***, Germany, on 26 February 1945. During an attack near ****, troops of the 1st Battalion, 134th Infantry Regiment, encountered very heavy enemy fire and entered a German anti-personnel mine field, sustaining numerous casualties. Private Butkovich, a litter bearer attached to the Battalion Aid Station, voluntarily and with full knowledge of the hazards involved, went into the mine field in the midst of concentrated enemy machine gun and mortar fire and proceeded to administer first aid to the wounded. While so engaged, he was killed by a mine. His intrepid devotion to duty and to wounded comrades is in accord with the best traditions of the Medical Department of the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 22, Headquarters, 35th Infantry Division, 28 March 1945
Home of Record: Illinois

BUTLER, JOHN O. 
Captain, Medical Corps, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 20th Armored Division
Date of Action: 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, has awarded the Silver Star Medal to Captain John O. Butler, Medical Corps, United States Army, for gallantry in action in 1945. Captain Butler's fortitude, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 20th Armored Division, and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 6, Headquarters, 20th Armored Division, 1945; “Courage And Devotion Beyond The Call Of Duty” Second Preliminary Edition July, 1946
Home of Record: Indianapolis, Indiana

*BUTLER, RICHARD J.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 254th Infantry Regiment, 63rd Infantry Division
Date of Action: 24 January 1945
Citation:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Private Richard J. Butler (ASN: 42090244), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with Medical Detachment, 254th Infantry Regiment, 63d Infantry Division, in action on 24 January 1945, in the vicinity of Bennwihr, France. As Aid Man attached to Company K, Private Butler was subjected to intense enemy artillery, mortar and small arms fire. Under these hazardous conditions, he moved from fox holes to trenches administering first aid. With utter disregard for his personal safety, it was necessary for him to expose himself to enemy fire for extended periods. He moved forward to a position under enemy observation to give aid to a wounded soldier. When nearly in reach of the wounded man, Private Butler was hit by enemy sniper fire and killed.
General Orders: Headquarters, 63d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 31 (March 11, 1945)
Home of Record: Carthage, New York

BUTTERWORTH, PAUL R.
Private, U. S. Army
Medical Detachment, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division
Date of Action: August 1943
Synopsis: Citation Needed
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Private Paul R. Butterworth, United States Army, for gallantry in action against the enemy while serving with the Medical Detachment, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division during World War II. The bravery and self-sacrifice displayed by Private Butterworth’s extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army.
General Orders: History of the 3rd Infantry Division in WW II, (Donald G. Taggart – Editor)

BUZANOSKI, FRANK E. JR.
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 Frank E. Buzanoski Jr., 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 Buzanoski’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 120, Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, 1945

BYARS, KELLY W.
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division
Date of Action: 20 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 Private Kelly W. Byars (ASN: 34116290), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with Company A, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, in action on 20 September 1944 about one mile north of ****, Holland. The 1st Platoon of Company A was leading the attack on the town of ****, and the left flank ran into heavy machine gun and rifle fire, resulting in several men being seriously wounded. Private Byars, the platoon Aid Man, saw the men fall and rushed to their aid across open ground swept by automatic weapons and rifle fire. He treated several men and found one man's wounds so severe it was advisable to remove him to the rear. Private Byars with total disregard for personal safety lifted the wounded man on his back and carried him sixty-five yards to a sheltered location. During this entire action Private Byars was under fire of the enemy. He knew that he was the target of aimed fire yet showed extraordinary bravery and exposed himself to the fire to save the life of a wounded man. His gallant action was not only in keeping with high traditions of the service but those of humanity as well.
General Orders: General Order number 61, Headquarters, 82d Airborne Division, 30 November 1944
Home of Record: Salisbury, North Carolina