The 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Veteran Association

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Silver Star Recipients

from the 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division during World War II

Surnames G through N

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Read here of the deeds of these brave heroes and do not forget them!

The names which are preceded by an asterisk denote posthumous awards.

 

Note: the annotation “not HoV” indicates that particular award is not listed on the Military Times Hall of Valor, just like “not HoH” indicates it was not listed on Home of Heroes.

260.   

Gamso, Rafael R.

Captain, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 29 December 1942

Citation Needed - Synopsis: According to Papuan Campaign, Capt. Gamso earned the Silver Star for gallantry in action as a medical officer on 29 December 1942 near Buna, New Guinea.  His actions were summarized by Murlin Spencer in a war-time dispatch from overseas printed in the St. Petersburg Times on 4 Jan. ’43, “They are brave men, like the little group of five who volunteered to take medical supplies through to a company which first reached the coast only to have the Japs cut them off…It was from him [Pvt. Arthur A. Christofaro] I heard the story of the five who dared go unarmed through enemy lines to take medical supplies to the isolated company, which has since been rescued.  They were privates Ray Jackson of Arlington, Wis.; Sam Scarfo of Youngstown, O.; Gerald McCarthy of Waterloo, Ill.; Vernon A. Pyles of LaGrange, Ky.; and Capt. Rafael R. Gamso, New York, NY.  Gamso stayed all night to treat the wounded and returned the next day.”

General Orders:

Born: 28 April 1911

Home of Record: New York, New York

Death: passed away 22 August 1979

Interred: Mount Ararat Cemetery, Farmingdale, New York

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying his unit of assignment, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

updated 28 Apr. ’13; added 13 Jan. ’13; not HoV or HoH

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261.   

Gannegan, Lloyd R.

Sergeant, U.S. Army

Company A, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Lloyd R. Gannegan, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 91 (1944)

Born: 27 February 1918 at Marinette, Wisconsin

Home of Record: Marinette, Wisconsin

Death: 4 August 2016 at Batavia, Illinois

Interred: Saint Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Montgomery, Illinois

 

He enlisted in Wis. Nat. Guard in ‘38; Cpl. in Co. A, 127TH Inf., Marinette, WI on 15 Oct. ‘40; SN 20645834; WIA, earned Purple Heart; promoted to Sgt.; married, father of 4; graduated Stout Institute, Menominee, WI; printing and graphic arts teacher at East Aurora H. S., Aurora, IL, ‘50-‘80; member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Aurora, IL.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 10 May ’17

 

262.   

Gantenbein, William Emmet

Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army

Battery A, 120TH Field Artillery Battalion, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “William E. Gantenbein, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 41 (1945)

Born: 24 March 1922 at La Crosse, Wisconsin

Home of Record: La Crosse, Wisconsin

Death: 17 October 1998

Interred: Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida

 

He was Pvt. in Btry. A, 120TH FA Regt., Wisconsin National Guard, at La Crosse, WI when 32D Div. mobilized on 15 Oct. ‘40; SN 20651748; also earned Bronze Star; married, father of 2; worked as electrician for Harris Co. Hosp., Houston, TX; retired to FL, resided at Lady Lake, FL; member of VFW.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 21 Mar. ’14

 

263.   

Garcia, Manuel Perez (Perez-Garcia)

Private First Class, U.S. Army

__, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Manuel P. Garcia, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 169 (1945)

Born: 29 July 1909 at Camagüey, Cuba

Home of Record: New York, New York

Death: 9 October 2011 at Miami , Florida

Interred: Arlington National Cemetery

 

Garcia, Manuel Perez (Perez-Garcia)

Private First Class, U.S. Army

__, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed: Pfc. Manuel P. Garcia reportedly earned the Oak Leaf Cluster to the Silver Star.

General Orders:

Born: 29 July 1909 at Camagüey, Cuba

Home of Record: New York, New York

Death: 9 October 2011 at Miami , Florida

Interred: Arlington National Cemetery

 

Hispanic American; married, father of 5; emigrated “to fight for Democracy,” wife and children stayed in Havana, Cuba; worked as a machinist or mechanic; entered service at New York, NY on 12 Jan. ‘44; SN 42065534; assigned to 126TH Inf. in Feb. ‘45 at Luzon, Philippines; WIA May ‘45, bullet grazed his skull; promoted to S. Sgt.; earned Silver Star w/OLC, Bronze Star, Purple Heart; discharged 18 Dec. ‘45; son Jorge was KIA 4 May ‘52 during Korean War; a month later Manuel attempted to enlist for Korean War, but was denied because of age limit; volunteered to participate in Bay of Pigs invasion, parachuted into Cuba on 17 Apr. ‘61; captured and imprisoned for 20 mos.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 12 May ’17

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264.   

Garcia, Willie J.

Private First Class, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 21 May 1945

Citation: “Private First Class Willie J. Garcia, (39722524), Infantry, United States Army.  For gallantry in action near the Villa Verde Trail, Luzon, Philippine Islands, on 21 May 1945.  The platoon of which Private Garcia was a member was assigned the mission of neutralizing enemy cave fortifications.  Realizing that the heavy volume of enemy machine gun and rifle fire issuing form these emplacements was seriously hampering the platoon’s advance, Private Garcia and another enlisted man, armed with hand grenades and explosive charges, advanced toward the enemy positions over terrain dangerously exposed to heavy enemy fire.  Using smoke grenades to conceal their movements, they succeeded in destroying three enemy installations with explosive charges.  Later investigation revealed that one of the these caves was the command post of Major Sampei, commanding officer of the enemy forces opposing the advance of our troops.  Private Garcia’s extreme devotion to duty reflects great credit on him and on the military service.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 341 (1945)

Born: 1924

Home of Record: Brea California

 

He entered the service on 3 Jan. ‘44 at Los Angeles, CA; SN 39722524; the caves he attacked were on Hill 508 in an area along the Villa Verde Trail known as the Kongo Fortress; many thanks to Pfc. Garcia’s son who provided a copy of the actual citation.

added 15 Mar. ’13

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265.   

Garrett, Leonard Edwin

Captain, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 28 December 1942

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Leonard E. Garrett, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”  According to Papuan Campaign, Capt. Garrett earned the Silver Star for gallantry in action on 28 Dec. ‘42 near Buna, New Guinea.

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 5 (1943)

Born: 11 April 1917 at Pittsburg, Texas

Home of Record: Beaumont, Texas

Death: 4 December 1965 at Fort Hood, Texas

Interred: Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Texas

 

He also served during Korean War and Vietnam War; retired as a Col.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying his unit of assignment, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 13 Jan. ’13

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266.   

Gates, Dell E.

Private First Class, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 18 December 1942

Citation Needed - Synopsis: According to Papuan Campaign, Pfc. Gates earned the Silver Star for gallantry in action on 18 December 1942 near Cape Endaiadere, New Guinea.

General Orders: Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 34 (1943)

Born: 8 October 1919 at Phillips County, Kansas

Home of Record: Bloomington, Nebraska

Death: 10 March 2002 at Manhattan, Kansas

Interred at Sunrise Cemetery, Manhattan, Kansas

 

He entered service in ‘41; served in intelligence with 32D Div.; “credited with single-handedly capturing the war's second Japanese prisoner in New Guinea”; also earned Bronze Star, Purple Heart; promoted to S. Sgt.; discharged in ‘45; married, father of 3; professor of entomology and contributing author of Insects of Kansas.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying his unit of assignment, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 7 Apr. ’13; not HoV

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267.   

Gauthier, William L.

Private First Class, U.S. Army

__, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 21 November 1942

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “William L. Gauthier, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”  According to Papuan Campaign, Pfc. Gauthier earned the Silver Star for gallantry in action as a medic on 21 November 1942 near Buna, New Guinea.  The citation was summarized in a news release from United Nations Headquarters in Australia on 26 Mar. ‘43, “Gauthier was cited for repeatedly crawling out of his slit trench during a bombardment to rescue wounded comrades.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 3 (1943)

Born: 17 March 1914 at Ishpeming, Michigan

Home of Record: Ishpeming, Michigan

Death: 3 January 2003

Interred: Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Frederick, Maryland

 

He entered the service on 4 Jun. 41 at Milwaukee, WI; SN 36211788; married; he is also cited in 32D Div. GO No. 53 (1943), which may indicate an additional award.

added 5 Jan. ‘13

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268.   

*Geelhoed, Peter

Private First Class, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 2 January 1943

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Peter Geelhoed, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”  According to Papuan Campaign, Pfc. Geerhoed earned the Silver Star, posthumously, for gallantry in action on 2 January 1943 near Buna Mission, New Guinea.  The citation, summarized in the Detroit Free Press on 24 Apr. ‘43, stated, “He openly exposed himself to the accurate enemy fire in order to get close enough to enemy positions to throw grenades into them.  After having made possible the capture of two positions, he rushed a third and was killed only after he had thrown one grenade which killed two of the enemy and wounded others.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 12 (1943)

Born: 27 May 1919 at Michigan

Home of Record: Byron Center, Michigan

Death: 2 January 1943 near Buna Mission, New Guinea

Interred: Winchester Cemetery, Byron Center, Michigan

Status: KIA

 

Father was Dutch immigrant; entered service 17 Apr. ‘41 at Kalamazoo, MI; SN 36155108; family received Silver Star ca. 23 Aug. ‘43.

added 7 Apr. ’13

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269.   

Geib, Robert J.

__, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Robert J. Geib, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 38 (1945)

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 13 May ’17

 

270.   

Geik, Elmer S.

Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army

Headquarters, 1ST Battalion, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Elmer S. Geik, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”  His citation, summarized in the St. Joseph Herald Press on 30 Jul. ’45, stated that he earned the Silver Star for leading a squad of litter bearers to evacuate casualties under heavy artillery and machinegun fire along the Villa Verde Trail, near Mt. Imugan, Luzon, Philippines.

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 139 (1945)

Born: 4 July 1917 at Benton Harbor, Michigan

Home of Record: Benton Harbor, Michigan

Death: 27 December 2004 at St. Joseph, Michigan

Interred: North Shore Memory Gardens, Coloma, Michigan

 

Worked as pattern maker for Star Pattern Co., Benton Harbor, MI; entered service at Kalamazoo, MI on 23 Apr. ‘41; SN 36155570; assigned as medic with 126TH Inf. at Camp Livingston, LA; earned battlefield commission from Sgt. to 2d Lt., med. corps, ca. Mar. ‘45; assigned asst. surgeon of 1ST Bn., 126TH Inf.; promoted to 1st Lt.; discharged 18 Jan. ‘46; also earned Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/5 service stars, Pre-Pearl Harbor Ribbon, Presidential Unit Citation, CMB, 7 overseas service bars; returned to Star Pattern Co., Benton Harbor, MI; married, father of 1; retired in ‘70; enjoyed gardening, stamp collecting, and woodworking; passed away;

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 13 May ’17

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271.   

Genthe, Leland E. (L.)

Corporal, U.S. Army

Company M, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 26 November 1942

Citation Needed - Synopsis: According to Papuan Campaign, Cpl. Genthe earned the Silver Star for gallantry in action on 26 November 1942 near Buna Mission, New Guinea.  A communiqué from the War Department to his parents ca. 26 Feb. ’43 stated that, “Corporal Genthe brought back wounded comrades over swampland and tall grass” during the battle.

General Orders:

Born: 26 July 1915 at Wisconsin

Home of Record: Platteville, Wisconsin

Death: 17 July 2001

Interred: Calvary Cemetery, Platteville, Wisconsin

 

He was a Pvt. in Co. M, 128TH Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Platteville, WI, when 32D Div. mobilized on 15 Oct. ‘40; SN 20651116.

added 7 Apr. ’13; not HoV or HoH

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272.   

Gentry, Howard L.

__, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Howard L. Gentry, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 201 (1945)

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 14 May ’17

 

273.   

Gerbensky, Chester Francis ‘Chet’

Sergeant, U.S. Army

Company G, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 24 December 1942

Citation Needed - Synopsis: Sgt. Chester F. Gerbensky earned the Silver Star by using his innate pitching ability to throw grenades to reduce several Japanese pillboxes, killing six occupants and forcing the survivors to flee, while under fire on 24 December 1942 near Buna, New Guinea.

General Orders:

Born: 29 August 1920

Home of Record: Hartland, Wisconsin

Death: 3 August 2005

Interred: Saint Joseph Cemetery, Waukesha, Wisconsin

 

He earned athletic scholarship to Carroll College, where he was a pitcher; Chicago White Sox showed interest in his pitching ability, but then he was mobilized; married; was Pvt. in Co. G, 127TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Oconomowoc, WI on 15 Oct. ‘40; his commander, Capt. William H. Dames, had recommended he be bestowed with the DSC and commissioned 2d Lt. after his actions at Buna, neither happened; his grandson and some of his comrades led an effort to have him decorated; the DSC was downgraded to the Silver Star, with which he was decorated on 29 Jun. ‘02 by Brig. Gen. Kerry G. Denson, Deputy AG for WING; he was commissioned at some point, either late in the war or after he re-joined the Wis. Nat. Guard after the war; he was Lt. and Cdr. of HQ Co., 127TH Inf. in Waukesha ca. 27 Oct. ‘49; he was a Maj. by the early ‘60s; Lt. Col. and cdr. of 2D Bn., 128TH Inf. when it was mobilized for riots in Milwaukee ca. 1 Aug. '67.

added 26 Dec. ’13; not HoV or HoH

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274.   

Gernaat, Albert (Gernast)

Private First Class, U.S. Army

Company A, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Albert Gernaat, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”  Pfc. Gernaat may have earned his Silver Star as a member of a combat patrol near Cape Endaiadere, New Guinea, on 19 Dec. ’42.

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 28 (1944)

Born: 3 December 1915 at Decatur, Michigan

Home of Record: Kalamazoo, Michigan

Death: 4 November 1967

Interred: Portage Central Cemetery, Portage, Michigan

 

Mother was Dutch immigrant; also earned Bronze Star.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 9 Aug. ’13

 

275.   

*Gibbs, Walter Andrew

Sergeant, U.S. Army

Company F, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: ca. April 1945

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Walter A. Gibbs, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 175 (1945)

Born: 19 February 1925 at Virginia

Home of Record: Petersburg, Virginia

Death: 19 April 1945

Interred: Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, Virginia

Status: DOW

 

He entered service 4 May ‘43 at Richmond, VA; SN 33636240; also earned the Purple Heart.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 7 Feb. ‘13

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276.   

Gibson, Earl W.

Captain, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 23 April to 1 May 1945

Citation: “Captain Earl Gibson, (01284318), Infantry, United States Army. For gallantry in action near the Villa Verde Trail, Luzon, Philippine Islands, from 23 April 1945 to 1 May 1945.  Over a period of several days Captain Gibson distinguished himself by his aggressive leadership and his coolness under heavy hostile fire.  The company attacked and occupied an enemy held hill and then under precarious circumstances maintained the position against repeated and determined counter-attacks.  The confidence inspired in his men by Captain Gibson’s heroic and highly capable actions was greatly responsible for the successful defense of the strategically important hill.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 275 (25 August 1945)

Born: circa 1918 at Quaker City, Ohio

Home of Record: Quaker City, Ohio

Death: 6 March 1973 at Fort Myers, Florida

 

Married, father of 1; attained rank of Maj.; resided at Brecksville, OH; manager of the Higbee’s Dept. Store, Parma, OH; president of Parma Businessmen’s Assn.; director of Parma Chamber of Commerce; member of Masonic Lodge, Brecksville United Methodist Church.

added 2 Mar. ‘14

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277.   

Giesen, George R.

__, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “George R. Giesen, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 60 (1945)

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 15 May ‘17

 

278.   

Giesting, Richard J.

__, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Richard J. Giesting, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 201 (1945)

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 15 May ‘17

 

279.   

*Gilleland, Andrew James ‘Jim’

Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army

126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Andrew J. Gilleland, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 175 (1945)

Born: 26 March 1924 at Wheeling, West Virginia

Home of Record: Wheeling, West Virginia

Death: 24 April 1945 on Luzon, Philippines

Interred: Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling, West Virginia

Status: KIA

 

Graduated Linsly Institute in ‘41; attended William and Mary College, played football; attended Washington and Jefferson College, played football; entered service at Ft. Hayes, OH on 27 Mar. ‘43; SN 35751388; commissioned at some point; SN O-1327833; brother Brady B. served in USMC.

added 13 Feb. ‘17

 

280.   

Gioney, Don W.

__, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Don W. Gioney, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 117 (1945)

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 16 May ‘17

 

281.   

Givens, John O.

__, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “John O. Givens, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 37 (1944)

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 16 May ‘17

 

282.   

Glampe, Irvine H. (Ervin)

Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army

Company A, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Irvine H. Glampe, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 47 (1944)

Born: 16 October 1918 at Wisconsin

Home of Record: Cady, Wisconsin

Death: 28 November 1981

Interred: Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

He was Pvt. in Co. A, 128TH Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, Menomonie, WI on 15 Oct. ‘40; SN 20648817; promoted to S. Sgt.; later resided at Elmwood, WI.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 16 May ‘17

 

283.   

Glenn, Harry C.

__, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Harry C. Glenn, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 127 (1945)

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 20 May ‘17

 

284.   

*Glenn, Victor S.

Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army

Company G, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 18 December 1942

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Victor S. Glenn, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”  According to Papuan Campaign, S. Sgt. Glenn earned the Silver Star, posthumously, for gallantry in action on 18 December 1942 near Buna Mission, New Guinea.

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 38 (1943)

Born: 14 April 1920 at New Glarus, Wisconsin

Home of Record: Madison, Wisconsin

Death: 18 December 1942

Interred: Roselawn Memorial Park, Monona, Wisconsin

Status: KIA

 

He was a Cpl. in Co. G, 128TH Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Madison, WI, when 32D Div. mobilized on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20650001; namesake of Togstad-Glenn Chap. No. 2 of DAV at Madison, WI, the other namesake is 2d Lt. Morris O. Togstad, Wis. Nat. Guard, HQ Co., 127TH Inf., who was the last Soldier from Madison, WI killed in WWI; Togstad Glenn is a street in Madison, WI named in honor of both of these men.

added 7 Apr. ’13

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285.   

Glisson, Roy Alexander

Captain, U.S. Army

Company I, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Roy A. Glisson, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 67 (1944)

Born: 16 July 1918 at Delray, Florida

Home of Record: Boca Raton, Florida or Washington, D.C.

Death: 4 July 1999

Interred: Arlington National Cemetery

 

Glisson, Roy Alexander

Captain, U.S. Army

Company I, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed:

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 138 (1945)

Born: 16 July 1918 at Delray, Florida

Home of Record: Boca Raton, Florida or Washington, D.C.

Death: 4 July 1999

Interred: Arlington National Cemetery

 

He graduated Columbus U. Law School; worked as civilian at War Dept.; entered service at Richmond, VA on 3 Jul. ‘41; SN 33096134; commissioned at some point; Capt. and Cdr. of Co. I, 128TH Inf. at Luzon, Philippines; also earned Bronze Star, Purple Heart w/2 OLC; in the summary of his military service that he wrote for his family 2 days before his death, he claimed he “Negotiated and accepted the surrender of General Tomoyuki Yamashita (The Tiger of Malaya.)”; discharged in ‘46; brother Sfc. Robert S. served during WWII and Korean War; married, father of 2; real estate broker and developer; resided at Wellington, FL.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 20 May ‘17

 

286.   

Gloeckle, Herbert A.

Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army

Company D, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Herbert A. Gloeckle, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 120 (1945)

Born: 17 June 1920 at Illinois

Home of Record: Chicago, Illinois

Death: 7 May 1945 at Mount Imugan, Luzon, Philippines

Interred: Saint Joseph Cemetery, River Grove, Illinois

Status: KIA

 

He entered service at Camp Grant, IL on 4 Dec. ‘41; SN 36307699; fought at Yakamul, New Guinea ca. 1-5 Jun. ‘44; returned to Yakamul ca. 12 Aug. ‘44.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 11 Apr. ’17

 

287.   

Gmeiner, Loren Lionel

Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army

Headquarters, 2D Battalion, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 25 December 1942

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Loren L. Gmeiner, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”  According to Papuan Campaign, Lt. Col. Gmeiner earned the Silver Star for gallantry in action on 25 December 1942 at Buna, New Guinea.  In actuality, this was the Oak Leaf Cluster to the Silver Star; he earned his first Silver Star near Juvigny, France circa 29 or 30 Aug. ‘18 while serving with the 32D Division during WWI.

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 15 (1943)

Born: 17 September 1894

Home of record: Waupaca, Wisconsin

Death: 15 June 1973

Interred: Lakeside Memorial Park, Waupaca, Wisconsin

 

Married, father of 1; he and Aaron Anderson “purchased the equipment of Martin Anderson and will manufacture ice cream at the old Huber place on Water St.” at Waupaca, WI ca. May ‘16; 2d Lt. in Co. C, 4TH Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Waupaca, WI, when mobilized 15 Jul. ‘17; served with 32D Div. during WWI, earned Silver Star for manning outpost under heavy artillery fire near Juvigny ca. 29-30 Aug. ‘18; 2d Lt. in Howitzer Co., 127TH Inf., at Waupaca, WI ca. ‘22; 1st Lt. in Howitzer Co., 127TH Inf. ca. 13 Jan. ‘23; was Capt. in charge of Anti-Tank Platoon, HQ Co., 127TH Inf. at Waupaca, WI on 15 Oct. ‘40; promoted Maj. shortly after unit arrived at Camp Beauregard, LA; promoted Lt. Col. and assumed command of 2D Bn., 127TH Inf. about a week before it sailed for Australia; commanded 2D Bn. at Buna; earned OLC to Silver Star for his actions 25 Dec. ‘42 at Buna, New Guinea; WIA at New Guinea; enroute from Army hospital in San Francisco to Billings Gen. Hosp., Ft. Benjamin Harrison, IN ca. 8 Mar. ‘43; home in Waupaca while enroute to IN ca. 30 Mar. ‘43; awarded Purple Heart 6 Apr. ‘43; wrote article about Buna in Sep. ‘43 issue of Infantry Journal; received his Silver Star during a ceremony at Ft. McClellan, AL on 15 Dec. ‘43; Lt. Col. and Cdr. of Military District of South Bend, IN ca. May ‘46; Col. and deputy post commander of Ft. Dix, NJ, in ‘52; also served during Korean War.

updated 19 Jan. ‘14

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288.   

Goldenson, Randall Richard

__, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Randall R. Goldenson, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 56 (1944)

Born: 27 August 1919 at Oakland, California

Home of Record: Oakland, California

Death: 3 January 1991 at Quincy, California

 

Graduated U. of Cal., Berkeley, in ‘41; married; resided at Greenville, CA ‘45-‘64; owned Plumas Theatre at Greenville, CA, Tobin Theatre at Tobin, CA, and possibly others; moved to Quincy, CA in ‘64; retired from State of Cal. as office manager for EDD; member of Greenville Rotary Club, Quincy Lions Club, Plumas Co. Mounted Sheriff’s Posse, Post No. 3825 of VFW at Quincy, CA.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 21 May ‘17

 

289.   

Golding, Howard A.

Private First Class, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 27 December 1942

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Howard A. Golding, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”  According to Papuan Campaign, Pfc. Golding earned the Silver Star for gallantry in action on 27 December 1942 near Buna Mission, New Guinea.

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 12 (1943)

Born: 1919 at Ohio

Home of Record: Montpelier, Ohio

 

He entered service 27 Nov. ‘41 at Camp Perry, Lacarne, OH; SN 35280122; discharged ca. 6 Sep. ‘45.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying his unit of assignment, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 8 Apr. ’13

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290.   

*Golliher, Arthur L.

Private First Class, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Arthur L. Golliher, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 78 (1945)

Born: 20 July 1920 at Tennessee

Home of Record: Cumberland County, Tennessee

Death: 15 December 1944 at Leyte, Philippines

Interred: Daysville Cemetery, Daysville, Tennessee

Status: KIA

 

He entered service at Ft. Oglethorpe, GA on 18 Nov. ‘42; SN 34493969; trained at Camp Walters, TX; overseas 26 Apr. ‘44; family notified of his death ca. Feb. '45.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 22 May ‘17

 

291.   

Goode, Francis K.

Sergeant, U.S. Army
__, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division
Date of Action: 27 May 1944
Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Francis K. Goode, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”  The event was summarized in a war dispatch filed from New Guinea by Arthur Veysey on 20 Aug. ‘44, “The citation explained that the patrol [of 15 Soldiers] boarded a boat near Aitape the night of May 27 and sailed east along the New Guinea coast.  When far east of the Driniumor river [far behind enemy lines] the men climbed into two rubber boats and paddled ashore.  Airplane flights earlier had shown that the Japs had built a truck road from Wewak almost to the point where the patrol landed.  The question was how much was coming up the road.  The patrol scouted the area.  They found plenty.  Once they almost walked into a Jap camp.  When the time to re-board the rubber boats neared, the patrol was waylaid by 15 Japanese.  Each American was assigned a Jap.  They struck as one.  Using only knives, they killed 14 of the 15 before any of them could cry a warning.  The 15th they gagged and bound and took back with them.  Then they recovered the rubber boats, paddled out to a rendezvous with another boat, and raced back to their own lines.”
General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 56 (1944)
Born: 18 May 1919 at South Carolina
Home of record: Swannanoa, North Carolina

Death: 27 April 1945

Interred: Hughey Cemetery, Asheville, North Carolina

Status: KIA

 

He resided at Buncombe Co., NC, when he entered service 2 Feb. ‘42 at Ft. Jackson, SC; SN 14073296; received a battlefield commission to 2d Lt. sometime after Aitape; SN 0-1690724; KIA 27 Apr. ‘45 along the Villa Verde Trail on Luzon, Philippines.

added 28 Feb. ‘13

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292.   

*Goodman, Cecil Paul (presumed posthumous)

Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company A, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division
Date of Action: 28 January 1944 (presumed)
Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Cecil P. Goodman, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”  Pfc. Goodman almost certainly earned his Silver Star as a member of 50-man patrol from 1ST Bn., 128TH Inf. that was attacked by a 100-man Japanese force west of the Mot River near Teterei, along the western edge of the Saidor bridgehead, on 28 Jan. ’44.  The patrol killed 43 Japanese soldiers, but suffered 8 killed, 6 MIA, and 9 WIA.  He was a member of 1st Lt. George J. Hess’ group after it became isolated on north bank of Mot River. Pfc. Goodman was 1 of the 6 who volunteered to stay with the wounded and dead in order that the others could escape.
General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 41 (1944)
Born: 13 June 1921 at Tennessee
Home of record: Camden, Tennessee

Death: 28 January 1944 at Teterei, near Saidor, New Guinea

Interred: listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Eastview Cemetery, Camden, TN

Status: MIA

 

Married; entered service 19 Dec. ‘42 at Ft. Oglethorpe, GA; SN 34501034; FOD 17 Jan. ‘46; also earned Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/1 service star, Presidential Unit Citation.

added 6 Mar. ‘13

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293.   

*Goodwin, John R.

Private, U.S. Army

Anti-tank Company, 128TH Infantry, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 16 November 1942

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “John R. Goodwin, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”  According to Papuan Campaign, Pvt. Goodwin earned the Silver Star (posthumously) for gallantry in action on 16 November 1942 near Cape Sudest, New Guinea.

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 28 (6 April 1943)

Born:

Home of Record: Scott County, Arkansas

Death: 16 November 1942

Interred: listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

Status: MIA

 

SN 37102830; also earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

added 8 Apr. ’13

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294.   

Grabow, Kenneth W.

Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army

Company K, 128TH Infantry, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Kenneth W. Grabow, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 12 (1945)

Born: 1920 at Wisconsin

Home of Record: Monroe, Wisconsin

 

He was Pvt. in Co. K, 128TH Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Monroe, WI when 32D Div. mobilized on 15 Oct. ‘40; SN 20650668; his brother, Pfc. Clifford Grabow, was a Marine who was KIA on Saipan.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 10 Sep. ’13

 

295.   

Grant, Ellsworth Victor

Sergeant, U.S. Army

Company I, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Ellsworth V. Grant, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 47 (1944)

Born: 28 September 1920 at Wisconsin

Home of Record: Neenah, Wisconsin

Death: 25 January 1989

Interred: Oak Hill Cemetery, Neenah, Wisconsin

 

Family resided at Wrightstown, WI at ‘30 census; Pvt. in Co. I, 127TH Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Neenah, WI on 15 Oct. ‘40; SN 20647522; WIA 20 Dec. ‘42 by shrapnel near Buna; also earned Purple Heart..

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying his unit of assignment, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 5 Feb. ’13

 

296.   

Grayson, Lincoln Blaisdell

Captain, U.S. Army

__, 114TH Engineer Combat Battalion, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 22 December 1942

Citation Needed - Synopsis: According to Papuan Campaign, Capt. Grayson earned the Silver Star for gallantry in action on 22 December 1942 near Buna, New Guinea.

General Orders:

Born: 24 June 1907 at California

Home of Record: California or Massachusetts

Death: 25 January 2002

Interred: Arlington National Cemetery

 

Attained rank of Lt. Col.; married a woman from Australia, father of 2; moved to Australia in ’49.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying his unit of assignment, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 13 Jan. ’13; not HoV or HoH

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297.   

Green, Paul E. (P.)

Corporal, U.S. Army

Company M, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 26 November 1942

Citation Needed - Synopsis: According to Papuan Campaign, Cpl. Green earned the Silver Star for gallantry in action on 26 November 1942 near Buna, New Guinea.

General Orders:

Born: 1921 at Wisconsin

Home of Record: Fennimore, Wisconsin

 

He was a Pvt. in Co. M, 128TH Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Platteville, WI, when 32D Div. mobilized on 15 Oct. ‘40; SN 20651076.

added 8 Apr. ’13; not HoV or HoH

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298.   

Greene, James J.

Private First Class, U.S. Army

Company E, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 28 December 1942

Citation Needed - Synopsis: According to Papuan Campaign, Pfc. Greene earned the Silver Star for gallantry in action on 28 December 1942 near Buna, New Guinea.  According to a news release summarized in the Manitowoc Herald Times on 31 Oct. '44: “Pvt. Green and another Red Arrow infantryman from Manitowoc, Sgt. Charles Wagner, were decorated with silver stars for their part in overcoming a Japanese fortified position in the Nips formidable “defense triangle’’ at Buna.  Modestly discussing the action, he [Greene] said: “One pillbox blocked my outfit out of the triangle.  Machineguns stuck out of it like quills on a porcupine.  It had to be knocked out.  The sarge [Wagner] and I crawled out through the Kunai grass and figured a way we could sneak up on the pillbox without being seen.”

General Orders:

Born: 1922 at Wisconsin

Home of Record: Manitowoc, Wisconsin

 

He was a Pvt. in Co. E, 127TH Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Manitowoc, WI, when 32D Div. mobilized on 15 Oct. ’40; WIA near Aitape, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; flown to O’Reilly Gen. Hosp., Springfield, MO, for further treatment; home on furlough ca. 31 Oct. ‘44.

not HoH or HoV

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299.   

Grych, Casimer (Grynch) (Casimier)

Private First Class, U.S. Army

Medical Detachment, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 29 December 1942

Citation Needed - Synopsis: According to Papuan Campaign, Pfc. Grych earned the Silver Star for gallantry in action as a medic on 29 December 1942 near Buna, New Guinea.

General Orders:

Born: 28 December 1916 at Krakow, Wisconsin

Home of Record: Manitowoc, Wisconsin

Death: 24 April 1963 at Marinette, WI

Interred: Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc, Wisconsin

 

He entered service 21 Mar. ‘41 at Milwaukee, WI; SN 36204903; discharged 18 May ‘45.

added 8 Apr. ’13; not HoV or HoH

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300.   

Gullo, Charles J.

Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Charles J. Gullo, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 169 (1945)

Born: 1921 at New York

Home of Record: Mt. Morris, New York

Death: 9 December 1995 at Mt. Morris, New York

Interred: St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Mt. Morris, New York

 

Married; entered service at Rochester, NY on 18 Dec. ‘42; SN 32585983; trained at Ft. McClellan, AL; New Guinea, Leyte, Luzon; brother Sgt. Anthony also served.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 22 May ‘17

 

301.   

Gutierrez, Ernest P.

__, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Ernest P. Gutierrez, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 338 (1945)

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 23 May ‘17

 

302.   

Gutow, Julius J.

First Lieutenant, U.S. Army

2D Field Hospital (supporting the 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division)

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) Julius J. Gutow, 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 [Simemi], New Guinea, on 7 December 1942.  Lieutenant Gutow 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 Gutow’s 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

Born:

Home of Record: Flint, Michigan

added 10 Jan. ‘13

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303.   

Gutowski, Felix F.

Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army

Headquarters Company, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 15 December 1944

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Felix F. Gutowski, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”  In several newspaper articles discussing his Medal of Honor, Pfc. Dirk J. Vlug mentioned that his friend, S. Sgt. Gutowski, earned the Silver Star for destroying an enemy tank and working with Vlug to hold a key roadblock near Limon, Leyte, Philippines, on 15 Dec. ‘44.  Pfc. Vlug destroyed 4 or 5 tanks during the same event.  When Pfc. Vlug learned he would be awarded the Medal of Honor, he told the press, “I think Gutowski deserves the medal as much as I do.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 60 (1945)

Born: 26 May 1919 at Michigan

Home of Record: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Death: 17 December 1974

Interred: Holy Cross Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Michigan

 

He was Cpl. in HQ Co., 126TH Inf., Michigan National Guard, Grand Rapids, MI on 15 Oct. ‘40; SN 20633539.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 23 May ‘17

 

304.   

Hagar, Delmar F.

Private First Class, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Delmar F. Hagar, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 37 (1945)

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 24 May ‘17

 

305.   

*Hake, Oral (presumed posthumous)

Corporal, U.S. Army

Company A, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 28 January 1944 (presumed)

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Oral Hake, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”  Cpl. Hake almost certainly earned the Silver Star for his actions with a patrol near Teterei, New Guinea on 28 Jan. ‘44, which was described in a pair of war-time dispatches filed by Robert J. Doyle from New Guinea on 3 and 4 Feb. ‘44.  He was a member of 50-man patrol from 1ST Bn., 128TH Inf. that was attacked by a 100-man Japanese force west of the Mot River near Teterei, along the western edge of the Saidor bridgehead, on 28 Jan. ‘44.  The patrol killed 43 Japanese soldiers, but suffered 8 killed, 6 MIA, and 9 WIA.  He was a member of 1st Lt. George J. Hess’ group after it became isolated on north bank of Mot River.  Cpl. Hake was 1 of the 6 who volunteered to stay with the wounded and dead in order that the others could escape.

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 47 (1944)

Born: 9 January 1915 at Grant County, Wisconsin

Home of Record: Dunn County, Wisconsin

Death: 28 January 1944 near Saidor, New Guinea, likely at Teterei

Interred: Manila American Cemetery

Status: KIA

 

He was Pvt. in Co. A, 128TH Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Menomonie, WI when 32D Div. mobilized on 15 Oct. ‘40; SN 20648822; also earned Purple Heart.

added 9 Mar. ‘13

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306.   

*Hale, Arbon Chapman ‘A. Chapman’, Jr.

Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army

__, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Arbon C. Hale, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 166 (1945)

Born: 20 January 1922 at Tennessee

Home of Record: Gates, Tennessee

Death: 1 May 1945 at Luzon, Philippines

Interred: Eureka Church Cemetery, Haywood County, Tennessee

Status: KIA

 

He entered service at Ft. Oglethorpe, GA on 16 Oct. ‘42; SN 34377838; also earned Bronze Star, posthumously; KIA; both decorations presented in a ceremony at Kennedy Gen. Hosp., Memphis, TN ca. 16 Sep. ’45.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 24 May ‘17

 

307.   

Hall, Deek O.

__, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Deek O. Hall, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 5 (1945)

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 24 May ‘17

 

308.   

Hall, Irving W.

Sergeant, U.S. Army

Company F, 128TH Infantry, Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 21 November 1942

Citation Needed - Synopsis: His citation was summarized in a war-time dispatch from the front in 4 Feb. ’43 Appleton Post Crescent, “While leading his Battalion Hall spotted an enemy machine gun about 50 yards ahead on a trail near Buna.  With utter disregard for his personal safety Hall, making it appear to the enemy that he hadn’t seen the gun, turned his back to the gun and motioned his men off the trail.  Hall then knelt on the edge of the trail and fired one burst from his tommy gun into the enemy position before the enemy was able to open fire.  The fact that only one man was wounded in the encounter is attributed to the daring manner in which Hall warned his men and gave them time to seek cover.”

General Orders:

Born: 30 July 1920 at Endeavor, Wisconsin

Home of Record: Endeavor, Wisconsin

Death: 2 June 2008 at Portage, Wisconsin

Interred: Silver Lake Cemetery, Portage, Wisconsin

 

He was Pvt. in Co. F, 128TH Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Portage, WI, when 32D Div. mobilized on 15 Oct. ‘40; his other awards include Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/2 service stars, American Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and Distinguished Unit Badge.

added 4 Feb. ’13; not HoH or HoV

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309.   

Hall, Robert M.

Private First Class, U.S. Army

Company B, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Robert M. Hall, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 37 (1945)

Born: 8 October 1918

Home of Record: Mineral Wells, Texas

Death: 29 June 1984 at Mineral Wells, Texas

Interred: Woodland Park Cemetery, Mineral Wells, Texas

 

Married, father of 3; severely WIA 8 May ‘45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart.

added 5 Nov. ’13

 

310.   

*Hallock, Charles H., Jr.

Corporal, U.S. Army

Company L, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 2 December 1942

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Charles H. Hallock, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”  According to Papuan Campaign, Cpl. Hallock earned the Silver Star for gallantry in action on 2 December 1942 near Soputa, New Guinea.

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 28 (6 April 1943)

Born: 15 September 1919 at Kentucky

Home of Record: North Branch, Michigan

Death: 5 December 1942 near Soputa, New Guinea

Interred: Maple Grove Cemetery, North Branch, Michigan

Status: KIA

 

Married; entered service at Detroit, MI on 22 Apr. ‘41; SN 36112151.

added 8 Apr. ’13

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311.   

Hamilton, Chelsea B.

Private, U.S. Army
__, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division
Date of Action: 27 May 1944
Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Chelsea B. Hamilton, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”  The event was summarized in a war dispatch filed from New Guinea by Arthur Veysey on 20 Aug. ‘44, “The citation explained that the patrol [of 15 Soldiers] boarded a boat near Aitape the night of May 27 and sailed east along the New Guinea coast.  When far east of the Driniumor river [far behind enemy lines] the men climbed into two rubber boats and paddled ashore.  Airplane flights earlier had shown that the Japs had built a truck road from Wewak almost to the point where the patrol landed.  The question was how much was coming up the road.  The patrol scouted the area.  They found plenty.  Once they almost walked into a Jap camp.  When the time to re-board the rubber boats neared, the patrol was waylaid by 15 Japanese.  Each American was assigned a Jap.  They struck as one.  Using only knives, they killed 14 of the 15 before any of them could cry a warning.  The 15th they gagged and bound and took back with them.  Then they recovered the rubber boats, paddled out to a rendezvous with another boat, and raced back to their own lines.”
General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 56 (1944)
Born: 1921 at Idaho
Home of record: Lomita, California

Death: 23 November 1944

Interred: listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

Status: MIA

 

Lived in Lomita for 6 years, previously resided at Walteria area of Torrance, CA for 13 years; graduated Narbonne H. S. in ‘39; worked for Rubbercraft Corp., Torrance, CA; married (according to enlistment record, newspaper articles didn’t mention a wife); entered service 26 May ‘43 at Los Angeles, CA; SN 39574451; overseas Nov. ‘43; received his decoration 1 Sep. ‘44; promoted to S. Sgt.; MIA, later declared KIA, on 23 Nov. ‘44 at Leyte, Philippines ca. age 23; parents notified ca. 4 Jan. ‘45; also earned Bronze Star w/OLC and Purple Heart; memorialized on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery.

added 28 Feb. ‘13

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312.   

Handley, Arven Brown

Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Arven B. Handley, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 117 (1945)

Born: 4 March 1920 at Imperial County, California

Home of Record: San Diego County, California

Death: 8 March 1997

Interred: Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, California

 

He entered service at Los Angeles, CA on 10 Jul. ‘44; SN 39592953.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 25 May ‘17

 

313.   

Hanlon, Harold

__, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Harold Hanlon, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 67 (1944)

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 25 May ‘17

 

314.   

Hannum, Clifford Pershing

First Lieutenant, U.S. Army

1ST Battalion, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 29 December 1942

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Clifford P. Hannum, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”  According to Papuan Campaign, 1st Lt. Hannum earned the Silver Star for gallantry in action on 29 December 1942 near Buna, New Guinea.

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 65 (1943)

Born: 7 December 1919 at Lyons, Indiana

Home of Record: Indiana

Death: 20 March 2002

Interred: Arlington National Cemetery

 

He was commissioned 2d Lt. (Reserve) 10 Feb. ‘41; he was 1st Lt. and S-3 for 1ST Bn., 126TH Inf., at Buna; also served during Korean War and Vietnam; served for 32 years and retired in ‘73 as Brig. Gen.; other awards include Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star w/2 OLC, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal, CIB, Distinguished Unit Badge, Parachutist Badge and Vietnam Gallantry Cross; he is listed as ‘Clifton P. Hannum’ in Victory in Papua, but most references list him as Clifford.

added 14 Jan. ‘13

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315.   

Hanson, Oscar L.

Corporal, U.S. Army

Anti-tank Company, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 16 November 1942

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Oscar L. Hanson, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”  According to Papuan Campaign, Cpl. Hanson earned the Silver Star for gallantry in action on 16 Nov. ‘42 near Cape Sudest, New Guinea.  The citation was summarized by Robert J. Doyle, of the Milwaukee Journal, in a war-time dispatch from overseas on 23 Apr. ‘43, “Corporal Hanson manned a .50 caliber machinegun on one of the vessels and fired at the attacking planes while Pvt. William Briggs of Onalaska, Wash., fed ammunition into the gun.  The two stayed at the gun even after the vessel was aflame and the order was given to abandon ship.  Witnesses said they hit one of the Jap planes.  Hanson and Briggs were the last to leave the vessel to swim the half mile to shore.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 28 (6 April 1943)

Born: 17 March 1918 at Fayette Township, Wisconsin

Home of Record: Woodford, Wisconsin

Death: 9 October 2006 at Darlington, Wisconsin

Interred: Apple Grove Cemetery, Argyle, Wisconsin

 

He entered service 15 Apr. ‘41 at Milwaukee, WI; served with AT Co., 128TH Inf. in Australia, New Guinea, Leyte, and Luzon; also earned Bronze Star, CIB; earned 6 Overseas Service Bars; discharged at Camp McCoy, WI, Aug. ‘45.

added 3 Jan. ‘13

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316.   

Hardin, Parker C.

Major, U.S. Army

22D Portable Hospital (attached to 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division)

Date of Action: 16 November 1942

Citation Needed - Synopsis: According to Papuan Campaign, Maj. Hardin earned the Silver Star for gallantry in action on 16 November 1942 near Cape Sudest, New Guinea.

General Orders:

Born:

Home of Record: Charleston, Illinois

 

Hardin, Parker C.

Major, U.S. Army

2D Field Hospital (supporting the 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division)

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 Major (Medical Corps) [Parker C. Hardin (Parler C. Hardin)], 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 [Simemi], New Guinea, on 7 December 1942.  Major Hardin 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 Hardin’s 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

Born:

Home of Record: Charleston, Illinois

 

He graduated Princeton ‘22; Harvard Med. School in ‘27; intern Walter Reed Gen. Hosp.; practiced general surgery in NC; later chief surgeon at a Monroe, NC, hosp.; commissioned ‘27 after military training at Harvard; entered active service 15 Apr. ‘41; after requesting foreign service he was sent to South Pacific in Mar. ‘42; assigned as CO of 22D Port. Hosp. Sep. ‘42; he and his unit joined/combined with 2D Fld. Hosp. in the Buna area.

added 4 Jan. ’13; 0 HoH; 1 HoV

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317.   

Harding, Edwin Forrest

Major General, U.S. Army

Commanding General, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 16 November 1942

Citation Needed - Synopsis - Synopsis: “Major General Edwin Forrest Harding, United States Army, was awarded the Silver Star for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in connection with military operations against the enemy while serving as Commanding General of the 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”  According to Papuan Campaign, Maj. Gen. Harding earned the Silver Star for gallantry in action on 16 November 1942 near Hariko, New Guinea.

General Orders:

Born: 18 September 1886 at Ohio

Home of Record: Ohio

Death: 5 June 1970

Interred: Woodhill Cemetery, Franklin, Ohio

 

He graduated USMA at West Point, Class of ‘09; rifle platoon leader in the Philippines; battalion commander in China; Cdr. of 27TH Inf. at Schofield Barracks; taught at West Point for 6 years and was editor of Infantry Journal for 4 years; Brig. Gen. in ‘40 as Asst. CG, 9TH Inf. Div.; assumed command of 32D Div. on 9 Feb. ‘42; promoted Maj. Gen. on 13 Feb. ‘42; commanded 32D Div. during its first WWII campaign at Buna; after he left the Div. he went to Panama to command ground forces in the Caribbean Theater; awarded Legion of Merit for his service ‘43-‘45.

added 14 Jan. ‘13

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318.   

Hardrath, Alfred C.

Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army

Company E, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 10 January 1943

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Alfred C. Hardrath, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”  According to Papuan Campaign, S. Sgt. Hardrath earned the Silver Star for gallantry in action on 10 January 1943 near Tarakena, New Guinea.

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 16 (1943)

Born: 13 September 1915 at Town of Kossuth, Wisconsin

Home of Record: Wisconsin

Death: 12 November 2012 at Manitowoc, Wisconsin

Interred: Salem Ebenezer Reformed Church Cemetery, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin

 

He was a Pvt. in Co. E, 127TH Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Manitowoc, WI, when 32D Div. mobilized on 15 Oct. ‘40; he served overseas in the Pacific from ‘42 to ‘45.

not HoH

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319.   

*Harrell, Woodrow O. (Harrel)

Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army

__, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 30 November 1944

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Woodrow O. Harrel, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”  S. Sgt. Harrell’s citation, summarized in the Cassville Republican on 26 Jul. ‘45, read, “For gallantry in action near [illegible] on November 30, 1944.  Immediately after the five man patrol which Sergeant Harrell led had destroyed an enemy machine gun position, a second machine gun opened fire, seriously wounding one man and endangering the entire patrol.  Sergeant Harrell ordered his men to withdraw and take the wounded man with them, while he remained behind to furnish covering fire.  During the ensuring fight he was killed.  Sergeant Harrell sacrificed his life to ensure the safety of his men.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 10 (1945)

Born: 6 January 1914 at Barry County, Missouri

Home of Record: Los Angeles or Humboldt County, California

Death: 30 November 1944 at Papua, New Guinea [either date of death or place of death is wrong; if date is accurate, then place would have to be Leyte, Philippines; if place is accurate, then year would have to be 1942]

Interred: Chitwood Cemetery, Wheaton, Missouri

Status: KIA

 

Originally from Exeter, MO; entered service at San Francisco, CA on 11 Jul. ‘42; SN 39097255; decoration presented to his mother in a ceremony at Camp Crowder ca. 26 Jul. ’45.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 26 May ‘17

 

320.   

Harris, Hilton N.

Private First Class, U.S. Army

__, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Hilton Harris, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 41 (1944)

Born: 1917 at North Carolina

Home of Record: Plymouth, North Carolina

Death: 17 January 1946 (this is date of FOD, not actual date of death)

Interred: listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

Status: MIA

 

He entered service 14 Aug. ‘42 at Ft. Bragg, NC; SN 34316374; also earned Bronze Star, and Purple Heart.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 11 Mar. ‘14

 

321.   

Harrison, Ralph C.

Corporal, U.S. Army

Company L, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 21 November 1942

Citation Needed - Synopsis: According to Papuan Campaign, Cpl. Harrison earned the Silver Star for gallantry in action on 21 November 1942 near Buna, New Guinea.  According to a snippet in the Daily Telegram on 1 Feb. ’43, he went forward of friendly lines to rescue wounded comrades.

General Orders:

Born: 1922 at Wisconsin

Home of Record: Beloit, Wisconsin

 

He was a Pvt. in Co. L, 128TH Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Beloit, WI, when 32D Div. mobilized on 15 Oct. ‘40; SN 20650876; received the decoration from Lt. Gen. Robert L. Eichelberger on 1 Feb. ‘43 in New Guinea;.

added 9 Apr. ’13; not HoV or HoH

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322.   

Hart, Leonard M.

Technician Fourth Grade, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 16 November 1942

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Leonard M. Hart, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”  According to Papuan Campaign, Cpl. Hart earned the Silver Star for gallantry in action as a medic on 16 November 1942 near Cape Sudest, New Guinea.

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 15 (1943)

Born: 1 April 1918 at Illinois

Home of Record: Chicago, Illinois

Death: 20 February 2008

Interred: Houston National Cemetery, Houston, Texas

 

He graduated U. of Chicago; he entered active service with Illinois National Guard on 5 Mar. ‘41 at Chicago, IL; SN 20618205; also earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; commissioned as a medical officer by the time he separated ca. Dec. ’45; married; served in Army Reserve after the war; retired as Lt. Col.; doctor at VA hospital(s).

added 9 Apr. ’13

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323.   

Hartigan, Joseph J.

Lieutenant, U.S. Army

1ST Battalion, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 28 January 1944

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Joseph J. Hartigan, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”  Lt. Hartigan almost certainly earned the Silver Star for his actions with a patrol near Teterei, New Guinea on 28 Jan. ‘44, which was described in a pair of war-time dispatches filed by Robert J. Doyle from New Guinea on 3 and 4 Feb. ‘44.  He was one of the volunteers that rushed to aid 1st Lt. George J. Hess’ group after it became isolated on north bank of Mot River near Saidor on 28 Jan. ‘44.  The group was part of the 50-may patrol from 1ST Bn., 128TH Inf. that was attacked by a 100-man Japanese force west of the Mot River near Teterei, along the western edge of the Saidor bridgehead, earlier that day.  The rescuers formed a human chain reaching from the bank into the river to catch 1st Lt. Hess as he was trying to carry a rope across the raging river, so his men could attempt to get back to the friendly side.

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 41 (1944)

Born:

Home of Record: New York, New York

added 14 Oct. ’14

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324.   

Hastings, Calvin

__, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Calvin Hastings, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 187 (1945)

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 27 May ‘17

 

325.   

*Hatlestad, John

Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army

__, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 1 December 1944 (not definite but quite likely)

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “John Hatlestad, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 8 (1945)

Born:

Home of Record: entered service from Minnesota but also had ties to Ellis County, Oklahoma

Death: 1 December 1944

Interred: Manila American Cemetery

Status: KIA

added 28 Jan. ‘13

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326.   

*Hauert, Sheldon G.

Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army

Company D, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 7 March 1945

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Sheldon G. Hauert, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”  According to Appleton in WWII, S. Sgt. Hauert earned the Silver Star, posthumously, for his attempt to rescue a wounded comrade who was lying helpless in an open field along the Villa Verde Trail northeast of Santa Maria on Luzon, Philippines; Hauert was killed by a sniper in the attempt.

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 120 (1945)

Born: 23 October 1915 at Wisconsin

Home of Record: Appleton, Wisconsin

Death: 7 March 1945

Interred: Manila American Cemetery

Status: KIA

 

Son of Wilbert Hauert, 517 N. Bates St., Appleton, WI (hometown); attended Appleton H. S.; was Pvt. in Co. D, 127TH Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Appleton, WI, when 32D Div. mobilized on 15 Oct. ‘40; SN 20646517; other awards include Purple Heart w/OLC, Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, Philippine Liberation Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, and CIB.

added 24 Nov. ‘13

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327.   

Hawkins, William D.

Major, U.S. Army

Headquarters, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 28 December 1942

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “William D. Hawkins, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”  According to Papuan Campaign, Maj. Hawkins earned the Silver Star for gallantry in action on 28 December 1942 near Buna, New Guinea.  Maj. Hawkins was Div. G-2 at the time.

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 5 (1943)

Born:

Home of Record: Bronxville, New York

 

He graduated Princeton U. in ‘34; married, father of at least 1 (met his future wife at Shanghai, China, sometime between '34 and '38, where her father worked for Pan American Airways and Hawkins was traveling around the world after his college graduation); worked for General Motors Acceptance Corp., New York, NY, ca. ‘39; earned Legion of Merit for his actions 10 Dec. ‘42-22 Jan. ‘43 as G-2; also earned Distinguished Unit Citation; promoted to Lt. Col.; returned to U.S. ca. 13 Jul. ‘44; reported to Field Artillery School, Ft. Sill, OK ca. 24 Aug. ‘44 to attend officers advance course; stationed at Memphis, TN ca. Feb. ‘45; brother Lt. Col. G. Frederick, Jr., served in Europe, earned Bronze Star and Croix de Guerre.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying his unit of assignment, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 23 Jan. ‘13

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328.   

Hayball, Donald Wilson

Private, U.S. Army

32D Signal Company, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Donald W. Hayball, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 19 (1944)

Born: 7 November 1916 at Livonia, Michigan

Home of Record: Grass Lake, Michigan

Death: 1 July 2010 at Jackson, Michigan

Interred: Grass Lake West Cemetery, Grass Lake, Michigan

 

Pvt. in 32D Sig. Co., Michigan National Guard, Ypsilanti, MI on 15 Oct. ‘40; SN 20630387; obituary states he also served in ETO; discharged in ‘45; married, father of 2.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 28 May ‘17

 

329.   

Hayes, Donald C.

__, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Donald C. Hayes, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 26 (1946)

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 28 May ‘17

 

330.   

Heck, Andrew J.

Private, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 28 December 1942

Citation Needed - Synopsis: According to Papuan Campaign, Pvt. Heck earned the Silver Star for gallantry in action as a medic on 28 December 1942 near Dobodura, New Guinea.  His citation, summarized in the Daily Telegram on 25 Mar. ‘43, stated: “Private Heck remained beside seven wounded men lying on stretchers under the wing of a transport plane during an enemy air attack on a landing strip near Dobodura Dec. 27.  During a combined enemy strafing attack by at least three Japanese planes, Heck drove a jeep onto the field to shield the men from enemy fire.  When a second jeep would not start, Heck, without aid, pulled it by hand to the wounded men, giving them further protection.  Even after the plane was shattered by enemy fire and gasoline was escaping from the tanks, Heck stayed with the wounded until the attack ended.”

General Orders:

Born: 1917 at Ohio

Home of Record: River Rouge, Michigan

 

He entered service 11 Apr. ‘41 at Detroit, MI; SN 36110179; received the decoration from Lieut. Gen. Robert L. Eichelberger on 25 Mar. ‘43 in Australia; promoted to T. Sgt.

added 10 Apr. ’13; updated 28 May ’17; not HoV or HoH

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331.   

Heck, George A.

Sergeant, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 8 January 1943

Citation Needed - Synopsis: According to Papuan Campaign, Sgt. Heck earned the Silver Star for gallantry in action on 8 January 1943 near Tarakena, New Guinea.

General Orders:

Born: 1916 at Indiana

Home of Record: Burney, Indiana

 

He entered service 25 Apr. ‘41 at Detroit, MI; SN 36112840; brother Wilbur W. also served during WWII.

added 10 Apr. ’13; not HoV or HoH

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332.   

Heinrich, Harold Sandro

__, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Harold S. Heinrich, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 114 (1945)

Born: 27 October 1917 at Medina, North Dakota

Home of Record: Medina, North Dakota

Death: 28 July 2014 at Jamestown, North Dakota

Interred: Medina Cemetery, Medina, North Dakota

 

He entered service 30 Mar. ‘42; discharged 3 Jan. ‘46; married, father of 1; farmer; moved to Jamestown, ND in ‘60; worked at Jamestown College, Haybuster, and Stutsman Co. Highway Dept.; member of First Congregational United Church of Christ, Eagles Club, American Legion, Dusty Trail Riders; enjoyed horses, reading western books, cooking.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 28 May ‘17

 

333.   

*Helmedag, Gilbert A.

Private First Class, U.S. Army

__, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Gilbert A. Helmedag, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 113 (1945)

Born: 17 January 1922 at Illinois

Home of Record: Quincy, Illinois

Death: 31 March 1945 at Leyte, Philippines

Interred: Saint Boniface Cemetery, Quincy, Illinois

Status: KIA

 

SN 36686681.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 28 May ‘17

 

334.   

Henderson, Grady C.

__, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Grady C. Henderson, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 322 (1945)

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 28 May ‘17

 

335.   

Henderson, John W.

__, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “John W. Henderson, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 51 (1945)

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 28 May ‘17

 

336.   

*Hendricksen, Robert J.

Private First Class, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Robert J. Hendricksen, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 160 (1945)

Born: 1925 at Washington

Home of Record: Snohomish County, Washington

Death: 21 March 1945 at Luzon, Philippines

Interred: Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, California

Status: KIA

 

He entered service at Seattle, WA on 15 Apr. ‘43; SN 39206737.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 28 May ‘17

 

337.   

Hensley, Leroy

Private First Class, U.S. Army

__, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Leroy Hensley, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 37 (1945)

Born: 1920 at Tennessee

Home of Record: Jonesville, Virginia

Death: 24 November 1944 on Leyte, Philippines

Interred: Manila American Cemetery

Status: KIA

 

Married, father of (at least) 1; entered service 4 Dec. ‘41 at Roanoke, VA; SN 33091571; also earned Purple Heart w/OLC.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 12 Mar. ’14

 

338.   

Henson, Edward H. (Hensen)

Private, U.S. Army
__, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division
Date of Action: 27 May 1944
Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Edward H. Henson, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”  Pvt. Henson’s citation was summarized in a war dispatch filed from New Guinea by Arthur Veysey on 20 Aug. ’44, “The citation explained that the patrol [of 15 Soldiers] boarded a boat near Aitape the night of May 27 and sailed east along the New Guinea coast.  When far east of the Driniumor river [far behind enemy lines] the men climbed into two rubber boats and paddled ashore.  Airplane flights earlier had shown that the Japs had built a truck road from Wewak almost to the point where the patrol landed.  The question was how much was coming up the road.  The patrol scouted the area.  They found plenty.  Once they almost walked into a Jap camp.  When the time to re-board the rubber boats neared, the patrol was waylaid by 15 Japanese.  Each American was assigned a Jap.  They struck as one.  Using only knives, they killed 14 of the 15 before any of them could cry a warning.  The 15th they gagged and bound and took back with them.  Then they recovered the rubber boats, paddled out to a rendezvous with another boat, and raced back to their own lines.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 56 (1944)
Born: 
Home of record: Chicago, Illinois

 

His unit of assignment is presumed, most of the patrol members, whose unit is known, were assigned to the 126TH Inf.

added 27 Feb. ‘13

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339.   

Herman, John

Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army

3D Battalion, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 7 December 1944, presumed

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “John Herman, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”  Sergeant Herman’s citation was summarized in the Battle Creek Enquirer on 26 Aug. ’45: “Sergeant Herman, together with the 32d Red Arrow Infantry Division, was engaged in mopping up the Japs who were well dug in along the crest of a thickly wooded hill, and the boys were having a tough time of it.  Herman, who was untrained in the use of a flame thrower, never-the-less strapped one on his back, crawled up the ridge to within five yards of an emplacement, then standing erect he let the Japs have it.  This incident so inspired his company that they rallied and charged, finally taking the whole hill.”  The event occurred sometime between 30 Nov. and 7 Dec. ’44 on or near Hill 400 near Limon, Leyte, Philippines, probably on 7 Dec. when the hill fell.

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 67 (1945)

Born: 1912 at Michigan

Home of Record: Union City or Sherwood, Michigan

 

He graduated Sherwood H. S. in ‘29; entered service at Kalamazoo, MI on 30 Apr. ‘41; SN 36156233; overseas in Apr. '42; also earned Purple Heart w/OLC, Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Phillipine Liberation Medal.

added 28 May ‘17

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340.   

*Heron, John A.

Sergeant, U.S. Army

__, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “John A. Heron, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 175 (1945)

Born: 28 February 1925 at Texas

Home of Record: Erath County or Falls County, Texas

Death: 3 May 1945

Interred: Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Texas

Status: DOW

 

He entered service at Abilene, TX on 17 May ‘43; SN 38513896.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 29 May ‘17

 

341.   

Herr, Daniel J. ‘Danny’

Warrant Officer, U.S. Army

Headquarters Company, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 16 November 1942

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Daniel J. Herr, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”  According to Papuan Campaign, WO Herr earned the Silver Star for gallantry in action on 16 November 1942 near Cape Sudest, New Guinea.

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 28 (6 April1943)

Born: 11 February 1917 at Ohio

Home of Record: New York, New York

Death: 28 September 1990 at Chicago, Illinois

Interred: Wood National Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

He graduated Fordham U. in ‘38; reporter for New York Daily News; entered service as Pvt. on 15 Jan. ‘41 at NY; SN 32001853; promoted to WO; WIA by machine gun fire, 5 wounds to arms and legs, during Japanese air attack on Allied supply trawlers on 16 Nov. ‘42 at Cape Sudest, New Guinea; assisted to shore (saved from drowning) by Maj. Gen. Edwin F. Harding and Capt. Robert D. Winkler; commissioned 2d Lt. on 19 Nov. ‘42; SN 0888380; also earned Purple Heart; promoted to 1st Lt. in Jun. ‘43; promoted to Capt. ca. 20 Jun. ‘44 while assigned as Aide-de-Camp to Maj. Gen. Harding, CG, Panama Mobile Force, HQ, Panama Canal Dept.; transferred with Maj. Gen. Harding to Antilles Dept. based at Puerto Rico; promoted to Maj. ca. 9 Jul. ‘45; transferred with Maj. Gen. Harding to Washington, DC ca. Jul. ’45.

added 4 Jan. ‘13

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342.   

Hess, George J.

Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army

Company A, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 25 December 1942

Citation Needed - Synopsis: According to 32D Infantry Division in World War II and Victory in Papua, on Christmas morning 1942, 2d Lt. Hess led a 15-man patrol on a mission to get through to the rear of the Japanese right flank at Old Strip near Buna.  By that afternoon, after several hours struggling through the festering and seemingly impenetrable swamp, now and then sinking waist-deep, 2d Lt. Hess and his men succeeded in securing a tentative position on a small patch of dry ground to the Japanese rear.  The patrol held their position for the rest of the day and that night, in spite of Japanese efforts to dislodge them.  The next morning additional U.S. and Australian forces were able to use these new positions to capture a pair of enemy positions that had been impeding the Allied advance on the Warren Force front.

General Orders: Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 37 (12 May 1944)

Born: 23 February 1918 at Wisconsin

Home of Record: Edgerton, Wisconsin

Death: 13 July 1994

 

Married; he enlisted in Wisconsin National Guard in ‘34; S. Sgt. in HQ Co., 128TH Inf., at Edgerton, WI when 32D Div. mobilized on 15 Oct. ‘40; SN 20648402; brother Sgt. Donald D. served in same unit; commissioned at some point; 2d Lt. assigned to Co. A at Buna; promoted to 1st Lt.; earned DSC for his actions as 1st Lt. on 28 Jan. ‘44 near Teterei; promoted Capt. ca. Aug. ‘44; also earned Bronze Star w/2 OLC during WWII; stationed at Giesen, Germany with 4TH Inf. Div. ca. ‘51 until ca. 26 Jun. ‘54; promoted to Maj. on 12 Nov. ‘52; home on leave ca. 26 Jun. ‘54; stationed at Evansville, IN ‘54 to ca. ‘57; stationed in S. Korea ca. ‘58; assigned chief of supply and maintenance at Ft. Ord, CA in Jan. ‘59; promoted Lt. Col. ca. Feb. ‘61 at Ft. Ord, CA; retired ca. ’62.

added 14 Oct. ‘14

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343.   

Higgs, Buford

__, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Buford Higgs, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 56 (1944)

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 30 May ‘17

 

344.   

Hill, Howard B.

Lieutenant, U.S. Army

__, 121ST Field Artillery Battalion, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 7 February 1945

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Howard B. Hill, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”  His citation was summarized in a partially legible article in the Charleston Gazette on 7 Aug. ‘45, which stated that Lt. Hill earned the Silver Star, in part, for flying “an unarmed and unarmored liaison plane over enemy territory to direct artillery fire”, over the Villa Verde Trail, Luzon, Philippines, on 7 Feb. ‘45.  He was WIA by Japanese machine gunner during the flight.

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 220 (1945)

Born: 1922 at West Virginia

Home of Record: Charleston, West Virginia

 

He entered service as Pvt. in the Air Corps at Charleston, WV on 8 May ‘42; SN 15170196; entered flight school at Perrin Field, TX, but washed out; transferred to FA and commissioned 2d Lt. at Ft. Sill, OK ca. Fall of ‘43; overseas ca. Feb. ‘44; assigned to 121ST FA Bn. as forward observer and pilot of Piper L-4 ‘Grasshopper,’ a.ka. ‘Cub,’ plane; Aitape, Biak, Leyte, Luzon; received Silver Star on 17 Jul. ‘45; also earned Purple Heart.

added 30 May ‘17

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345.   

Hilliard, Malcom M. (H.) (Hillard)

Corporal, U.S. Army

__, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 20 December 1942

Citation Needed - Synopsis: According to Papuan Campaign, Cpl. Hilliard earned the Silver Star for gallantry in action on 20 December 1942 near Buna, New Guinea.  According to an article in the Daily Telegram on 1 Feb. ’43, he and 3 others attempted to repair a damaged bridge under heavy enemy fire (the others were T. Sgt. Wright C. Chambless, Jr., Pvt. Thomas E. Doss, and Pvt. Floyd A. Sujkowski).

General Orders:

Born: 13 March 1919 at Ohio

Home of Record: Mount Pleasant, Michigan

Death: 28 September 2004 at Ohio

Interred: Saint Mary Cemetery, Lancaster, Ohio

 

He entered service at Detroit, MI on 3 Jun. ‘41; SN 36116635; promoted to S. Sgt.; married, father of 1.

added 11 Apr. ’13; not HoV or HoH

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346.   

Hockenbury, Edward C.

__, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Edward C. Hockenbury, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 127 (1945)

 

Also cited in 32D Div. GO No. 214 (1945) which indicate an additional award.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 31 May ‘17

 

347.   

Hodge, Arthur V.

__, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Arthur V. Hodge, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 120 (1945)

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 31 May ‘17

 

348.   

Hodges, Clyde T.

__, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Clyde T. Hodges, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 14 (1945)

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 31 May ‘17

 

349.   

Hoffman, Llewelynn (Llewellyn)

Sergeant, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 16 November 1942

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Llewellyn Hoffman, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”  According to Papuan Campaign, Sgt. Hoffman earned the Silver Star for gallantry in action as a medic on 16 November 1942 near Cape Sudest, New Guinea.

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 15 (1943)

Born: 1917 or 1919 at Illinois

Home of Record: Chicago, Illinois

 

He entered active service with Illinois National Guard on 3 Mar. ‘41 at Chicago, IL; SN 20618356; married.

added 11 Apr. ’13

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350.   

Holden, Maurice C.

Lieutenant, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Maurice C. Holden, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 158 (1945)

Born: 25 February 1919

Home of Record:

Death: 20 December 1997

Interred: Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Texas

 

Graduated Kansas U. in ‘40; commissioned 2d Lt. at some point in or prior to ‘44; SN O24534; Lt. Col. assigned as Asst. Military Attaché in Mexico on 22 Apr. ‘46; G-3, 2D Inf. Div., ca. ‘50, Korean War; Col. and Asst. to Secretary of the Army ca. ‘56; Chief, US Army Mission, Costa Rica, ca. ‘59; also served in Vietnam; earned Legion of Merit w/OLC for his service in Vietnam; also earned Purple Heart; married.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 1 Jun. ‘17

 

351.   

Hollenbeck, Stanley William

Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army

14TH Portable Surgical Hospital (attached to 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division)

Date of Action: 16-17 November 1942

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Stanley W. Hollenbeck, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”  According to Papuan Campaign, Maj. Hollenbeck earned the Silver Star for gallantry in action on 16-17 November 1942 at Embogo, New Guinea.  The citation was summarized by Robert J. Doyle, of the Milwaukee Journal, in a war-time dispatch from overseas on 23 Apr. ‘43, “Maj. Hollenbeck, then commanding a portable hospital, hiked eight miles along the beach at night, wading several tidal streams, to give treatment to 30 survivors who reached shore after the vessels were bombed and strafed [on 16 Nov. ‘42].  Maj. Hollenbeck helped move the men to his portable hospital and worked through the night operating on the patients.  The next morning when enemy planes returned and strafed the area in which the hospital was located in tents, Maj. Hollenbeck helped carry the wounded men to slit trenches before seeking protection for himself.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 32 (1943)

Born: 22 May 1911 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Home of Record: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Death: 10 January 1996

Interred: Valhalla Memorial Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

He graduated Marquette U. School of Medicine in ‘36; practiced medicine at Milwaukee, WI; married, father of 4; was a Maj. and commander of Med. Dept., 126TH FA Regt., Wisconsin National Guard, at Milwaukee, WI, when 32D Div. mobilized on 15 Oct. ‘40; the 14TH Port. Surgical Hosp. was “the first portable hospital unit to go into service in the southwest Pacific area”; by the time the award was presented ca. Apr. ‘43, he had been promoted to Lt. Col. and given command of a medical battalion.

added 3 Jan. ‘13

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352.   

*Holm, Merl W.

Private First Class, U.S. Army

Company K, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 26 November 1942

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Merl W. Holm, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”  According to Papuan Campaign, Pfc. Holm earned the Silver Star for gallantry in action on 26 November 1942 near Sanananda, New Guinea.

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 28 (6 April 1943)

Born: 5 April 1920

Home of Record: Lake City, Iowa

Death: 26 November 1942

Interred: listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Lake City Cemetery, Lake City, Iowa

Status: MIA

 

He attended Lake City H. S. for 1 year, left after 9th grade to work on the farm; entered service 31 Dec. ‘41 at Des Moines, IA; SN 37111202; family notified ca. 28 Feb. ‘43; father, Andrew ‘Andy’ Holm, received Silver Star during ceremony in Community Building at Lake City, IA on 13 Oct. ‘43, it was pinned to his lapel by Brig. Gen. Paul B. Clemens, of 7TH Service Command, Omaha, NE, Gen. Clemens was Cdr. of 32D Div. when mobilized; also earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; Calhoun Co., IA’s first KIA in the war.

added 11 Apr. ’13

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353.   

Hoover, William C.

__, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “William C. Hoover, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 158 (1945)

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 1 Jun. ‘17

 

354.   

Houseman, Evan McLaren

Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army

Headquarters, 3D Battalion, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Lieutenant Colonel (Infantry) Evan M. Housemann, United States Army, was awarded the Silver Star for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in connection with military operations against the enemy while serving as Commanding Officer, 3d Battalion, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Infantry Division, during World War II.”  Some references state that Lt. Col. Houseman earned the Silver Star for his actions near Colibong, Luzon, Philippines.

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 290 (1945)

Born: 8 January 1906 at Nampa, Idaho

Home of Record: Marietta, Ohio

Death: 24 June 1998 at Medford Leas, New Jersey

Interred: United States Military Academy Post Cemetery, West Point, New York

 

Graduated USMA at West Point on 8 Jun. ‘28; commissioned 2d Lt., inf., on 9 Jun. ‘28; SN O-397755; promoted 1st Lt. on 1 Oct. ‘34; assigned to 29TH Inf., Ft. Benning, GA, ca. Apr. ‘38; promoted Capt. on 9 Jun. ‘38; assigned to Inf. School ca. 20 Oct. ‘38; assigned Cdr. of 3D Bn., 127TH Inf. on 23 Mar. ‘45 at Luzon, Philippines, succeeded Capt. Cornelius Wiley; Cdr. of 7TH Transportation Port, Pusan, during Korean War; Asst. Chief of Trans., Washington, D.C., ‘53-‘55; Cdr. of Atlantic U.S. Trans. Terminal Cmd., Brooklyn, NY, ‘56-‘59; promoted Brig. Gen. on 14 Apr. ‘57; retired as Maj. Gen. and Deputy Commandant of Industrial College of Armed Forces, Washington, D.C. in ‘61; other awards include Legion of Merit, Bronze Star w/OLC, Purple Heart, Commendation Ribbon; married, father of 2; Director of Port Promotion and Rentals for Dept. of Marine and Aviation, City of New York; later  Asst. to President for American Export Isbrandtsen Lines ‘65-‘67.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 22 Apr. ’17

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355.   

Howe, Merle Henry

Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army
Headquarters, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division
Date of Action: 16 January 1943
Citation: “Merle H. Howe, Lieutenant Colonel, Infantry, Commanding Officer, 127th Infantry, Army of the United States.  For gallantry in action near Tarakena, New Guinea, 16 January 1943.  On that date Lieutenant Colonel Howe made a personal reconnaissance of the front line area across the Konombi River.  With utter disregard for his personal safety, he continually exposed himself for heavy enemy sniper fire from enemy positions fifty yards away, and secured valuable information for future operations.  Lieutenant Colonel Howe’s actions were over and above the ordinary call of duty and inspired his men to greater efforts.”
General Orders: Headquarters, U.S. Forces, Buna Area, General Orders No. 17 (22 January 1943)
Born: 11 April 1896 at Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Home of record: Mount Pleasant, Michigan

Death: 30 August 1945

Interred: Manila American Cemetery

Status: KIA

 

Howe, Merle Henry

Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army
Headquarters, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division
Date of Action: 19 January 1943
Citation: “Merle H. Howe, Lieutenant Colonel, Infantry, Commanding Officer, 127th Infantry, Army of the United States.  For gallantry in action near Giruwa, New Guinea, 19 January 1943.  During an attack on Giruwa, Company E, 127th Infantry was being held up by heavy enemy machine gun fire.  With utter disregard for his personal safety, Lieutenant Colonel Howe went to the foremost elements of the company and while under constant heavy enemy machine gun and sniper fire, directed the destruction of the enemy resistance which resulted in the continuance of the advance on Giruwa.  Lieutenant Colonel Howe’s courage, coolness, and exceptional leadership was an inspiration to all the troops.”
General Orders: Headquarters U.S. Forces, Buna Area, General Orders No. 18 (24 January 1943)
Born: 11 April 1896 at Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Home of record: Mount Pleasant, Michigan

Death: 30 August 1945

Interred: Manila American Cemetery

Status: KIA

He graduated Central Mich. Normal School in ‘17; teacher at Union H. S.; married, father of 4; entered service as Pvt. on 15 Aug. ‘17; completed First Officers’ Training Camp at Fort Sheridan, IL, 15 May-15 Aug. ‘17, assigned to 3D Co., 10TH Regt.; SN O-131962; attended School of Military Aeronautics at U. of Ill., Champaign, IL; assigned to 1ST Cadet Sqdn. at Belleville, IL; 1st Lt. assigned to 158TH Aero Sqdn. (158TH Aero Corps); survived Tuscania sinking after it was torpedoed by German submarine 5 Feb. ‘18; Air Corps pilot during WWI; 1st Lt. in Aviation Section, Signal Reserve Corps, ca. ‘20; 1st Lt. in Svc. Co., 126TH Inf., Michigan National Guard, Grand Rapids, MI ca. ‘25; promoted Capt. on 7 Jul. ‘25 or ‘26; Cdr. of Co. K, 126TH Inf., at Grand Rapids, MI, on 15 Oct. ‘40; Lt. Col. and G-3, 32D Div. by start of Buna; WIA 5 Dec. ‘42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned DSC for his actions on 5 Dec. ‘42 near Buna, New Guinea; assumed cmd. of 127TH Inf. on 14 Jan. ‘43; assumed cmd. of 126TH Inf. on 5 Mar. ‘45; assumed cmd. of 128TH Inf. on 28 Mar. ‘45; earned OLC to DSC for his actions on 11 May ‘45 along the Villa Verde Trail, Luzon, Philippines; KIA 30 Aug. ‘45 in a plane crash on a mountainside above the Asine River on Luzon, Philippines at age 49, while attempting to negotiate the surrender of Gen. Tomoyuki Yamashita, Supreme Cdr. of Japanese Army in the Philippines, his pilot, Lt. Edgar T. Irvine, suffered head injuries in the crash; wife notified 5 Sep. ‘45; had commanded all 3 inf. regts. of 32D Div. in combat against Japanese forces; other awards include Legion of Merit, Air Medal, Bronze Star, Purple Heart w/OLC, CIB; interred at Manila American Cemetery; namesake of the Col. Merle Howe Medal, awarded to the best Soldier in the 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, in the ‘50s.

not HoH or HoV

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356.   

Howes, Bernard Philip

First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Headquarters, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division
Date of Action: 22 November 1942
Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Bernard P. Howes, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”  According to Papuan Campaign, 1st Lt. Howes earned the Silver Star for gallantry in action on 22 November 1942 on the Soputa-Sanananda Trail, New Guinea.  In Sep. ‘43, Sooner Magazine stated, “Lt. Howes was cited for gallantry after being wounded four times in four days in the fighting near Buna in New Guinea.”
General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 28 (6 April 1943)
Born: 1915
Home of record: Hugo, Oklahoma

 

He attended U. of Okla. ‘39-‘40; married at Hugo, OK on 29 Dec. ‘40; entered active service as Pvt. on 16 Sep. ‘40 with Oklahoma National Guard at Oklahoma City, OK; SN 20824820; commissioned at some point, new SN 0402765; trained at Ft. Sill, OK and Camp Barkeley, TX; 1st Lt. in or prior to May ‘41; transferred from 179TH Inf., 45TH Div., ca. 17 Feb. ‘42; assigned to 126TH Inf., possibly Co. E; overseas Apr. ‘42; member of small, advance recon. patrol of Kapa Kapa Trail over Owen Stanleys, led by Capt. William F. Boice; assigned as Intel. Off. and Instructor, HQ, 126TH Inf. at Buna (may have been assigned S-2 after Capt. Boice assumed cmd. of 2D Bn., 126TH Inf. ca. 7 Dec. ‘42); WIA Nov. ‘42, likely 22 Nov.; speaking to reporters on 1 Dec. ‘42 about 1 of his Soldiers, Pfc. Orrin C. Sutton, he said, “We know he got at least 45 [by 1 Dec. ‘42] because we buried them”; contracted malaria; returned to duty ca. Sep. or Nov. ‘43 after treatment of his wounds and malaria at hosp. in Australia; promoted to Capt. ca. Nov. ‘43; home on leave at Hugo, OK ca. 20 Dec. ‘44, before reporting to Army Ground Forces redistribution center, Hot Springs, AR.

added 23 Jan. ‘13

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357.   

Huebner, Carlton H. ‘Carl’

Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company I, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division
Date of Action: 24 December 1942
Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Carlton H. Huebner, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”  According to Papuan Campaign, S. Sgt. Huebner earned the Silver Star for gallantry in action on 24 December 1942 near Buna, New Guinea.  The citation was summarized in the 24 Apr. ’43 Menasha Record, “When Americans made an attack in the government gardens area near Buna mission on Dec. 24, Sergt. Donald Milton, 507 Desnoyer street, Kaukauna, crawled through short grass under heavy fire to within 30 yards of an enemy machine gun to give first aid to Lieut. Craig Fleming, who was fatally wounded.  While dressing Fleming’s wound, Milton himself was wounded by fragments from a Jap grenade.  Sergt. Huebner crawled out into the line of fire to bring back the wounded sergeant.  Both Milton and Huebner received silver stars.”
General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 28 (6 April 1943)
Born: 1 February 1916 at Wisconsin
Home of record: Neenah, Wisconsin

Death: 30 April 2000

Interred:

 

He was a Sgt. in Co. I, 127TH Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Neenah, WI, when 32D Div. mobilized on 15 Oct. ‘40.

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358.   

*Huebner, Harold J.

Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division
Date of Action: 20 December 1942
Citation Needed - Synopsis: According to Papuan Campaign, Pvt. Huebner earned the Silver Star for gallantry in action (posthumously) on 20 December 1942 near Buna, New Guinea.  The citation was summarized in the 4 Feb. ’43 Appleton Post Crescent, “During the progress of an infantry attack Huebner with complete disregard for his own safety went forward under heavy, machine-gun fire to give first aid to a wounded soldier who had fallen in the enemy fire lane only a short distance from a machine-gun emplacement.  His courageous act greatly aided the morale of the unit to which he was attached.  Huebner was killed by fire from this emplacement.”
General Orders: Headquarters, U.S. Forces, Pacific, General Orders No. 14 (1943)
Born: 23 October 1915 at Newton, Wisconsin
Home of record: Manitowoc, Wisconsin

Death: 20 December 1942 near Buna, New Guinea

Interred: Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc, Wisconsin

Status: KIA

 

He worked as a carpenter; entered service 21 Mar. ‘41 at Milwaukee, WI; SN 36204967; some references state he was attached to the 127TH Inf., so he may have been assigned to 107TH Med. Bn.; the decoration was presented to his parents by Col. C. J. Otjen, Cdr. of 6TH Service Command, Milwaukee, in a private ceremony at their home 5 May ‘43; at least 2 of his brothers also served.

added 5 Feb. ‘13

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359.   

Huggins, Meredith Miller ‘Hug’

Captain, U.S. Army
Headquarters, 3D Battalion, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division
Date of Action:
Citation Needed: According to the Apr. ’43 issue of The Phi Gamma Delta, Capt. Huggins earned the Silver Star for his actions near Buna, New Guinea.
General Orders: 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 21 (1943)
Born: 19 January 1915 Oakes, North Dakota
Home of record: Salem, Oregon

Death: 26 November 1997 at Holualoa, HI

 

Family resided at Courtenay, ND ca. ‘25; parents resided at Castle Rock, WA ca. WWII; attended Oreg. State College for 3 years; graduated U. of Minn. in ‘38, played football; worked for Pillsbury Flouring Mills, at Minneapolis, Chicago, and South Bend; married, father of 1; commissioned 2d Lt. in ROTC; SN 0367960; entered active service in ‘41; assigned to 126TH Inf.; marched over Owen-Stanleys; namesake of ‘Huggins’ Roadblock’ near Sanananda, New Guinea; when Maj. Bernard G. Baetcke asked him if he could assume cmd. of the roadblock, Huggins replied, “I'll hold that place until hell freezes over.”; earned DSC for his actions on 1 Dec. ‘42, as Capt. and S-3 of 3D Bn., 126TH Inf., when he assumed cmd. of the roadblock; WIA 5 Dec., shot in the head by a sniper, but could not be evacuated until 8 Dec. when Lt. Peter Dal Ponte assumed cmd.; earned Purple Heart; was a Maj. with 126TH Inf. or Div. HQ at Saidor, New Guinea; also earned Bronze Star, OLC to Purple Heart, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/4 service stars (Buna, Saidor, Aitape, Netherlands East Indies campaigns), Presidential Unit Citation, CIB, also cited in 32D Div. GO No. 33 (1943), which may indicate an additional award; Lt. Col. and back in the U.S., assigned to (patient) McCaw Gen. Hosp., Walla Walla, WA, ca. Dec. ‘44; discharged 12 Feb. ‘46; appointed to board of intercollegiate athletics at Oreg. State College in Jan. ‘58; managed a General Petroleum distributorship at Medford, OR ca. ‘58; memorial erected at site of his roadblock in ’92.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 3 Jun. ‘17

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360.   

Hughes, Robert Louis

First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
1ST Battalion, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division
Date of Action: 2 January 1943
Citation Needed - Synopsis: According to Papuan Campaign, 1st Lt. Hughes earned the Silver Star for gallantry in action on 2 January 1943 near Buna Mission, New Guinea.
General Orders: Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 34 (1943)
Born: 29 July 1918
Home of record: Madison, Wisconsin

Death: 20 July 1988 at Middleton, Wisconsin

Interred: Middleton Junction Cemetery, Middleton, Wisconsin

 

Attended U. of Wis., Class of ‘43; enlisted as Pvt. in HQ, 53D Cav. Bde. Wisconsin National Guard, at Madison, WI in ‘36; 1st Sgt. by Aug. ‘40; 2d Lt. in HQ Co., 107TH QM Regt., Madison, WI, when 32D Div. mobilized on 15 Oct. ‘40; promoted to 1st Lt. shortly after arrival in Australia; commended by his cdr., Capt. Runnoe, for his efforts to direct operations by telephone from an advanced outpost at Buna; WIA at New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; promoted to Capt. sometime after Buna; Papuan Campaign lists him from MS; discharged in ‘46; joined Army Reserve; served with 84TH ‘Railsplitter’ Inf. Div.; Cdr. of 334TH Inf.; retired in ‘66 as Brig. Gen.; married, father of 3; re-married; graduated U. of Wis. in ‘48; hired as administrative assistant in ‘50; assistant professor in ‘55; associate professor in ‘62; professor in ‘64; associate dean in ‘68; retired in Dec. ’83.

not HoH or HoV

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361.   

Huntington, Russell Charles

Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 28 December 1942

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Russell C. Huntington, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”  According to Papuan Campaign, S. Sgt. Huntington earned the Silver Star for gallantry in action on 28 December 1942 near Buna, New Guinea.

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 32 (1943)

Born: 18 January 1919 at Michigan

Home of Record: Aurelius, Michigan

Death: 22 March 2003

Interred: Maple Grove Cemetery, Mason, Michigan

 

He entered service 9 May ‘41 at Kalamazoo, MI; SN 36156588; discharged 21 Jul. ’45; married, father of at least 1; resided at Mason, MI ca. ‘62; resided at Dimondale, MI.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying his unit of assignment, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 11 Apr. ’13

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362.   

Hush, Marvin E.

__, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Marvin E. Hush, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 78 (1945)

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 4 Jun. ‘17

 

363.   

Ickes, George Norman

Sergeant, U.S. Army

Company F, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “George Ickes, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”  Sgt. Ickes earned the Silver Star for his actions at New Guinea.

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 19 (1944)

Born: 17 December 1919 at Michigan

Home of Record: Grand Haven, Michigan

Death: 2 February 1946 at Grand Haven, Michigan

Interred: Spring Lake Cemetery, Spring Lake, Michigan

 

He was Pvt. in Co. F, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, Grand Haven, MI on 15 Oct. ‘40; SN 20635004; brother Pvt. Robert L. served in same unit; promoted to Pfc.; promoted to Sgt. at Camp Livingston, LA ca. 3 Oct. ‘41; discharged 2 Nov. ‘45; married, father of 1; police thought “he may have been a victim of foul play. Ickes died in a hospital early Saturday after he had been brought in by Thomas Wood, Grand Haven. Wood told police that his car struck what he thought was a log in the street and when he went back to investigate he discovered that it was Ickes. An autopsy revealed that a fractured skull had caused his death.”

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 4 Jun. ‘17

 

364.   

Inman, William A.

Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army

32D Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop Mechanized, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed:

General Orders:

Born: 14 April 1918 at Maple City, Michigan

Home of Record: Midland County, Michigan

Death: 20 January 1979 at St. Louis, Michigan

Interred: Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Midland, Michigan

 

Inman, William A.

Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army

32D Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop Mechanized, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed:

General Orders:

Born: 14 April 1918 at Maple City, Michigan

Home of Record: Midland County, Michigan

Death: 20 January 1979 at St. Louis, Michigan

Interred: Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Midland, Michigan

 

Pvt. in 32D Sig. Co., Mich. Nat. Guard, Ypsilanti, MI on 15 Oct. ‘40; SN 20630392; WIA 21 Dec. ‘44 near Cananga or Agayayan, Leyte, Philippines; earned Silver Star w/OLC and Purple Heart; possibly earned 1 Silver Star for his actions during an attack on CP near Mambahoa (Mambahao), Leyte, Philippines, which started about 0245 hours on 31 Dec. ‘44, when he and S. Sgt. Leamon J. Cagle relieved Tec. 5 Herbert W. Rodda and Pvt. Felix P. Klimas on the machinegun after they were WIA, his Cdr., Capt. Hermann J. F. Bottcher, S. Sgt. Donald H. Aney and Pvt. John A. Curwin were KIA; married Alvina I. Kisser, father of 7; re-married on 25 Aug. ‘69; worked for Dow Chemical Co. for 28 years; retired in ‘77; past commander and life member of VFW Post, Midland, MI; member of Eagles Club, Traverse City, MI.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying dates of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 24 Mar. ’17; not HoH or HoV

 

365.   

Irvine, Edgar T.

Lieutenant (presumed), U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Edgar T. Irvine, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”  The date of the General Order suggests Lt. Irvine may have earned the Silver Star for his actions at Leyte, Philippines, or early Luzon, Philippines, but it could be for earlier campaign.

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 50 (1945)

Born: 22 January 1920 at Glenshaw, Pennsylvania

Home of Record: Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (likely Shaler, Millvale, or Pittsburgh, Pennsylania)

Death: 3 September 2014

Interred: San Gabriel Cemetery, San Gabriel, California

 

He entered service as Pvt. at Ft. George G. Meade, MD on 16 Oct. ‘41; SN 33102506; Sgt. ca. Sep. ‘42 when his father passed away; commissioned at some point; pilot of liaison plane which crashed 30 Aug. ‘45 on a mountainside above the Asine River on Luzon, Philippines, while carrying Col. Merle H. Howe who was attempting to negotiate the surrender of Gen. Tomoyuki Yamashita, Supreme Cdr. of Japanese Army in the Philippines, Col. Howe was killed in the crash, Irvine suffered head injuries; brother 1st Lt. Dwight Lloyd ‘Bud’ served in Army Air Force as pilot with 1345TH Base Unit, Bengal Wing, Army Trans. Cmd., and was KIA 21 Apr. ‘45 while flying the ‘Hump’ near Simbo, Burma, earned Air Medal; married at Alhambra, CA on 28 Jul. ’57.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 6 Jun. ‘17

 

366.   

*Jabush, Eugene L.

First Lieutenant, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Eugene L. Jabush, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 51 (1945)

Born: 1916 at New York

Home of Record: Bronx, New York

Death: 22 November 1944 near Limon, Leyte, Philippines

Interred: Mount Hebron Cemetery, Flushing, New York (possibly)

Status: KIA

 

Son of Russian immigrants; SN 01303894; other awards include Purple Heart, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal, CIB; also cited in 32D Div. GO No. 213 (1945), which may indicate an additional award.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 6 Jun. ‘17

 

367.   

Jackson, Ray

Private, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 29 December 1942

Citation Needed - Synopsis: According to Papuan Campaign, Pvt. Jackson earned the Silver Star for gallantry in action as a medic on 29 December 1942 near Buna, New Guinea.  His actions were summarized by Murlin Spencer in a war-time dispatch from overseas printed in the St. Petersburg Times on 4 Jan. ‘43, “They are brave men, like the little group of five who volunteered to take medical supplies through to a company which first reached the coast only to have the Japs cut them off…It was from him [Pvt. Arthur A. Christofaro] I heard the story of the five who dared go unarmed through enemy lines to take medical supplies to the isolated company, which has since been rescued.  They were privates Ray Jackson of Arlington, Wis.; Sam Scarfo of Youngstown, O.; Gerald McCarthy of Waterloo, Ill.; Vernon A. Pyles of LaGrange, Ky.; and Capt. Rafael R. Gamso, New York, NY.  Gamso stayed all night to treat the wounded and returned the next day.”

General Orders:

Born:

Home of Record: Arlington, Wisconsin or Arlington, Washington (newspaper article says WA but Papuan Campaign says WI)

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying his unit of assignment, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

updated 28 Apr. ’13; added 11 Apr. ’13; not HoV or HoH

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368.   

Jacobs, William J.

Corporal, U.S. Army
Company B, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division
Date of Action: 8 December 1942
Citation Needed - Synopsis: “William J. Jacobs, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”  According to Papuan Campaign, Cpl. Jacobs earned the Silver Star for gallantry in action on 8 December 1942 near Buna, New Guinea.  His citation, summarized in
the Daily Telegram on 29 Mar. ’43, stated: “After a night in enemy territory as a voluntary member of a patrol against snipers, Jacobs on Dec. 8 stood up and fired his weapon into a Japanese pillbox.  He was wounded in the left forearm but continued to fire until a second bullet injured his left hand.  By this time the other two men in his patrol had been killed, so Jacobs crawled back to his own front lines.”
General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 4 (1943)
Born: 
Home of record: Grand Rapids, Michigan

 

He was a member of patrol with S. Sgt. Elmer R. Buchanan 8 (16) Dec. ‘42 at ‘New Strip’ near Buna; received the decoration from Lt. Gen. Robert L. Eichelberger in Australia on 29 Mar. ‘43; also cited in 32D Div. GO No. 54 (1943), which may indicate an additional award.

added 19 Feb. ‘13

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369.   

James, Hugh N.

__, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Hugh N. James, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 47 (1945)

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 7 Jun. ‘17

 

370.   

Jeffrey, Robert J.

__, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Robert J. Jeffrey, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 67 (1945)

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 7 Jun. ‘17

 

371.   

*Jelouchan, John (presumed posthumous)

Private First Class, U.S. Army
__, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division
Date of Action:
Citation Needed - Synopsis: “John Jelouchan, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”
General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 67 (1944)
Born: 15 December 1921 at Rock Springs, Wyoming
Home of record: Rock Springs, Wyoming

Death: 5 June 1944 near Aitape, New Guinea (some references claim Philippines)

Interred: Manila American Cemetery

Status: KIA

 

Father was Slovenian immigrant; member of Lodge No. 18, American Fraternal Union, Rock Springs, WY; entered service 9 Aug. ‘42; SN 37453924; overseas ca. Jan. ‘43; 1st Slovene-American casualty from Rock Springs, WY; given his date of death, he may have served with the 1ST Bn., 126TH Inf. at Yakamul, near Aitape, New Guinea; also earned Purple Heart; at least 3 brothers served in Army during WWII, Tec. 5 Louis F., Co. B, 43D Engr. Bn., Tec. 5 Joseph, Cpl. Frank J.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying his unit of assignment, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 25 May ‘13

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372.   

Jenkins, Emmett W.

__, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Emmett W. Jenkins, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 41 (1944)

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 7 Jun. ‘17

 

373.   

Jensen, Hans M.

Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army

Company A, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 15 December 1942

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Hans M. Jensen, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”  According to Papuan Campaign, S. Sgt. Jensen earned the Silver Star for gallantry in action on 15 December 1942 near Buna, New Guinea.

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 28 (6 April 1943)

Born: 1 June 1918 at Town of Western, Dunn County, Wisconsin

Home of Record: Menomonie, Wisconsin

Death: 22 January 2012

Interred: St. John's Cemetery, Menomonie, Wisconsin

 

Graduated Dunn County Normal School; taught for two years at a school in Downsville, WI; lived on the family farm until he enlisted in Wisconsin National Guard at age 17; was Cpl. in Co. A, 128TH Inf. at Menomonie, WI, when 32D Div. mobilized on 15 Oct. ‘40; SN 20648771 or 20648770; also earned Bronze Star w/V; battle field commission; as 2d Lt. led a patrol to destroy Japanese ack-ack position at Biak; “He thought it would be a 3-hour job, but it lasted 2 full days during most of which the men were without water and rations.  Hearing the Japanese had sneaked in behind them, they were able to wreck a mortar position and 3 20mm ack-ack positions.  Jensen’s patrols, hemmed in by the Japanese, “bazooka’d” their way out, killing 18 of the enemy and chasing the rest.”; attained rank of Capt. with Co. A; also served in Korea; discharged 8 Feb. ‘54 after about 19 years of service.

added 12 Apr. ’13

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374.   

Jirikowic, Edward L.

Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army

Company I, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Edward L. Jirikowic, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 317 (1945)

Born: 20 May 1913 at Kaukauna, Wisconsin

Home of Record: Kaukauna, Wisconsin

Death: 24 January 1986 at Appleton, Wisconsin

Interred: Star of Hope Mausoleum, Appleton, Wisconsin

 

He was a Pvt. in Co. I, 127TH Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, Neenah, WI on 15 Oct. ‘40; SN 20647525; promoted to S. Sgt.; Pvt. Donald R. Lobaugh was a member of his squad, KIA and earned Medal of Honor on 22 Jul. ‘44 near Afua, New Guinea; “When we were ready to go into that heavy fire to knock out the Japs, Private Lobaugh came to me and said that one man could keep them busy enough to allow the rest to break through safely. He asked permission to try. The fire was extremely heavy and I did not give it. But I did not refuse. Next thing, I saw him crawling alone toward the enemy position.”; enlisted in Regular Army at Chicago, IL on 24 Oct. ‘46; commissioned at some point; SN O-2023634; Capt. and cdr. of S. Dak. recruiting station, Sioux Falls, SD, ca. May ‘59; Capt. assigned to 7TH Logistics Command HQ, Korea, ca. 27 Jul. ‘60; attained rank of Maj.; married, father of 1.

added 25 Apr. ’17

 

375.   

John, Rex Kephart, Jr.

First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division
Date of Action:
Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Rex K. John, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”
General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 75 (1944)
Born: 2 July 1918 at Minnesota
Home of record: Manitowoc, Wisconsin

Death: 5 December 1995 at Charlotte County, Florida

Interred:

 

He attended U. of Wis., Class of ‘41, played football; entered service at Milwaukee, WI on 21 Apr. ‘41; SN 36208235; assigned to 32D Div.; left tackle and punter on Div. football team; 1 of 2 men that James A. White credits with saving his life at Buna; promoted to 1st Sgt. at some point; also earned Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and CIB; 1 reference claims he served with 106TH Inf. in Europe; discharged ca. Sep. ‘45; brother Cpl. Richard H. served in Europe; returned to U. of Wis., played football; married at Madison, WI on 28 May ‘46; drafted as tackle by Boston Yanks in 10th round of ‘46 draft; trained with New York Giants in Superior, WI in Aug. ‘46; moved to NY fall of ‘46 to play with New York Giants and work toward masters degree in international relations at Columbia U.; tackle and punter for Jersey City Giants in ‘46, tackle in ‘47; later resided at Bridgeman, MI.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying his unit of assignment, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 19 Feb. ‘13

 

376.   

Johnson, Bruce C.

__, U.S. Army
__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division
Date of Action:
Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Bruce C. Johnson, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”
General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 47 (1945)
Born: 
Home of record:

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying his unit of assignment, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 9 Mar. ‘17

 

377.   

Johnson, Glen I.

__, U.S. Army
__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division
Date of Action:
Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Glen I. Johnson, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”
General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 50 (1945)
Born: 
Home of record:

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying his unit of assignment, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 9 Mar. ‘17

 

378.   

*Johnson, Guy Harold

Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company A, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division
Date of Action: 10 March 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 Guy H. Johnson (ASN: 37740358), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the 32d Infantry Division near the Villa Verde Trail, Luzon, Philippine Islands, on 10 March 1945.  Private Johnson and two other enlisted men were occupying the forward area of a perimeter when a large force of the enemy launched an attack under cover of darkness.  The determined fury of the assault made it necessary for the three men to withdraw a short distance to a more defensible area.  During a lull in the action the two other men attempted the withdrawal while Private Johnson furnished covering fire.  In the face of overwhelming odds he remained at his post, firing repeatedly, until he was struck and killed.  Private Johnson sacrificed his life defending the withdrawal of his companions.”  S. Sgt. Isaac F. Bear and S. Sgt. Raymond W. Dixon withdrew to the secondary position while Pfc. Johnson provided covering fire.  S. Sgt. Bear and S. Sgt. Dixon also earned the Silver Star for protecting the platoon perimeter in the pre-dawn hours of that day.
General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 147 (June 2, 1945)
Born: 
19 February 1915 at Oak Grove, Missouri
Home of record: Oak Gove, Missouri

Death: 10 March 1945

Interred: Oak Grove, Missouri

Status: KIA

 

Married, father of 1; entered service 13 Apr. ‘44 at Ft. Leavenworth, KS; SN 37740358; trained at Camp Roberts, CA, 25 Apr. ‘44 to 3 Sep. ‘44 then Ft. Ord, CA, 3 Sep. ‘44 to 19 Nov. ‘44; served with Co. A, 127TH Inf. at New Guinea, Leyte, and Luzon; also earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; at least one of his 5 brothers was also in the service.

added 27 Jan. ‘13

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379.   

Johnson, Leroy

Private, U.S. Army
Company K, 126TH Infantry, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division
Date of Action: 22 December 1942
Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Sergeant, then Private, Leroy Johnson (ASN: 34154178), United States Army, was awarded the Silver Star for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in connection with military operations against the enemy while serving with Company K, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”  According to Papuan Campaign and GO No. 28, Pvt. Johnson earned the Silver Star for gallantry in action on 22 December 1942 near Sanananda, New Guinea.
General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 28 (6 April 1943)
Born: 6 December 1919 at Caney Creek, Louisiana
Home of record: Oakdale, Louisiana

Death: 15 December 1944

Interred: Manila American Cemetery

Status: KIA

He worked as carpenter; entered service at Oakdale, LA on 26 Nov. ‘41; SN 34154178; received his Silver Star ca. 6 Apr. ‘43; also cited in 32D Div. GO No. 33 (1943), which may indicate an additional award; earned Medal of Honor, posthumously, for his actions 15 Dec. ‘44 near Limon, Leyte; also earned Purple Heart w/OLC; father received Medal of Honor from Col. John H. Carruth, Cdr. of Camp Claiborne, LA, during a packed memorial service at West Baptist Bible Church, Oakdale, LA, on 28 Oct. ‘45; the New Orleans Army Air Base, on the south shore of Lake Pontchartrain, was renamed Camp Leroy Johnson in his honor in ‘47; unfortunately little remains of the camp today, much of the site is now occupied by the U. of New Orleans, however, a U.S. Army Reserve Center on part of the former camp is located on Leroy Johnson Drive; after Camp Leroy Johnson was closed, his bronze memorial plaque was moved to the Oberlin, LA, courthouse; Oakdale, LA mayor declared 20 Feb. ‘65 to be Leroy Johnson Day, at 1045 hours that day, a 24" x 30" cast aluminum memorial plaque with gold lettering, mounted on a 7' concrete post, was erected in the center of town to honor their heroic native son, a 40-man honor guard and an Army band from Ft. Polk participated in the ceremony; namesake of Sgt. Leroy Johnson Post No. 3687 of VFW, Oakdale, LA.

added 3 Jan. ‘13

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380.   

Johnson, Roy M.

Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division
Date of Action:
Citation Needed: A comrade states that T. Sgt. Johnson earned the Silver Star, but I haven’t found any additional information about it, yet.
General Orders:
Born: 
Home of record: Franklin or Olivia, Minnesota

 

Buna, Papua, New Guinea, South Philippines, Luzon.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying his unit of assignment, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 9 Mar. ’17; not HoV or HoH

 

381.   

Johnson, Willis Roy

Private, U.S. Army
__, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division
Date of Action:
Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Willis R. Johnson, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”
General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 78 (1945)
Born: 14 November 1915 at Washington
Home of record: Yakima, Washington

Death: 22 December 1944 at Leyte, Philippines

Interred: Wenatchee City Cemetery, Wenatchee, Washington

Status: DOW

 

Father was Swedish immigrant; entered service 17 Jun. ‘42 at Tacoma, WA; SN 39178479.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying his unit of assignment, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 9 Mar. ‘17

 

382.   

Johnston, John B.

Sergeant, U.S. Army

Company K, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “John B. Johnston, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 112 (1945)

Born: 7 August 1912 at Pennsylvania

Home of Record: Los Angeles, California or San Francisco, California

Death: 14 April 1945 at Luzon, Philippines

Interred: Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, California

Status: KIA

 

He entered service at San Francisco, CA on 31 Jul. ‘43; SN 39137916.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 9 Jun. ‘17

 

383.   

Jordan, Henry Gomer, Jr.

Corporal, U.S. Army

Medical Detachment, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Henry G. Jordan, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 75 (1944)

Born: 8 February 1924 at Mississippi

Home of Record: Stone County, Mississippi

Death: 28 February 1945

Interred: Perkinston Cemetery, Perkinston, Mississippi

Status: DNB

 

Father was Pvt. in Co. H, 162D Dep. Bde. during WWI; married; entered service at Camp Shelby, MS on 29 or 30 Apr. ‘43; SN 34630745.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 9 Jun. ‘17

 

384.   

Jorden, Garland

Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Garland Jorden, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 158 (1945)

Born: 27 November 1924 at Searcy, Arkansas

Home of Record: Searcy, Arkansas, presumed

Death: 22 March 2017

Interred: Bethlehem Cemetery, Plainview, Arkansas

 

SN 18137281; also earned Bronze Star, Purple Heart; enlisted in Regular Army at Dallas, TX on 6 Dec. ‘45; married, father of 4; retired from General Motors; later worked as a plumber; member of Church of Christ; resided at Locust Grove, AR.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 9 Jun. ‘17

 

385.   

Jubera, John, Jr.

Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army
__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division
Date of Action: 21 November 1942
Citation Needed - Synopsis: “John Jubera, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”  According to Papuan Campaign, Sgt. Jubera earned the Silver Star for gallantry in action as a medic on 21 November 1942 near Buna, New Guinea.
General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 3 (1943)
Born: 1919 at Ohio
Home of record: Powhatan Point, Ohio

 

Son of Austrian or Czechoslovakian immigrants; entered service 28 May ‘41 at Ft. Hayes, Columbus, OH; SN 35033254; also cited in 32D Div., GO No. 53 (1943), which may indicate an additional award.

added 20 Feb. ‘13

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386.   

Kanapaux, Charles Carew

First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
__, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division
Date of Action: 29 November 1942
Citation Needed - Synopsis: “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 (Infantry) Charles Kanapaux (ASN: 0-227053), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Infantry Division, in action in near Soputa, New Guinea, on 29 November 1942.”
General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 37 (28 May 1943)
Born: 11 May 1914 at Charleston, South Carolina
Home of record: Charleston, South Carolina

Death: 21 September 1977 at Charleston, South Carolina

Interred: Saint Lawrence Cemetery, Charleston, South Carolina

 

He graduated Clemson College, Class of '35; nickname 'Boze'; ROTC Camp at Ft. McClellan, AL in '34; SN O-327083; served with 126TH Inf.; attained rank of LTC before he left the military; sister Margaret also served, Naval ensign; retired electrical engineer with Charleston Naval Shipyard; member of Knights of Columbus, Elks, German Friendly Society and Clemson Alumni Association; former president for Charleston Clemson Club and Professional Engineers Club.

added 19 May ‘14

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387.   

*Katz, Burton S. (presumed posthumous)

Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Burton S. Katz, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 143 (1945)

Born: 23 May 1919 at Missouri

Home of Record: San Diego, California or Los Angeles, California

Death: 9 April 1945 at Luzon, Philippines

Interred: Home of Peace Memorial Park, East Los Angeles, California

Status: KIA

 

Jewish; family resided at 1504 Felspar, San Diego, CA (hometown) at ‘40 census; parents resided at Compton, CA ca. ‘48; some references list hometown as Los Angeles, CA; entered service at Ft. MacArthur, CA on 6 Jan. ‘42; SN 39016161; also earned Purple Heart, Presidential Unit Citation; at age 25; repatriated aboard the Army transport Sergeant Morris E. Grain ca. 25 Jun. ’48.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 10 Jun. ‘17

 

388.   

*Keast, Roger

Captain, U.S. Army
Anti-tank Company, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division
Date of Action: probably 30 November and/or 1 December 1942
Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Roger Keast, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”  According to Victory in Papua, Capt. Keast’s leadership and heroism were a vital contribution to the creation of ‘Huggins’ Roadblock’ on 30 November near Sanananda, New Guinea.  He was KIA in an ambush on 1 December while leading a patrol to probe the Japanese positions surrounding the roadblock.
General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 41 (1944)
Born: 22 April 1912
at Crystal Falls, Michigan
Home of record: Lansing, Michigan

Death: 1 December 1942

Interred: Mount Hope Cemetery, Lansing, Michigan

Status: KIA

 

He attended Crystal Falls H. S. until junior year, family moved to Lansing, MI (hometown) (some references list hometown as Marquette, MI); attended Lansing Central H. S., football, basketball, track; 3-letter athlete at Mich. State College, Class of ‘34, football and track star, ROTC; earned the right to compete at the Games of the X Olympiad, the ‘32 Summer Olympics, at Los Angeles, CA, some references imply that he did compete, others state that he was selected for a 2-mile relay team, but the team did not make it to Los Angeles due to illness of a team member; married his high school sweetheart ca. ‘35, father of 2; coach at Sandusky H. S. ‘35-‘38; became coach at Marquette’s Graveraet H. S. in ‘39; a Reserve officer, he was called to active duty in Apr. ‘41, 1st Lt. at the time; SN 0-315798; assigned to 126TH Inf. at Camp Beauregard, LA in Apr. ‘41; promoted to Capt. in Australia; participated in march over Owen Stanley Mountains, suffered serious knee injury; Cdr. of AT Co., 126TH Inf. at Buna; co-led, with Capt. John D. Shirley, bayonet charge through swamp between Soputa and Sanananda, New Guinea, on 30 Nov. ‘42 during attack which led to establishment of ‘Huggins’ Roadblock’; KIA in Japanese ambush 1 Dec. ‘42 while leading a probing patrol from ‘Huggins’ Roadblock’ near Sanananda, New Guinea; several members of the patrol also fell, Cook Johnson saw Keast fall; earned Silver Star and Purple Heart, posthumously, for his actions on 30 Nov. ‘42; wife received telegram 23 Jan. ‘43; wife received letter of condolence from Capt. Alfred Medendorp and others; wife received Purple Heart on 11 Apr. ‘43; namesake of Roger Keast Trophy for Lansing high school football ca. ‘40s; repatriated ca. 25 Jun. ‘48; his friend, Capt. Alfred Medendorp, married his widow ca. ‘50; inducted into Greater Lansing Area Sports Hall of Fame on 9 Aug. ‘85.

added 5 Feb. ‘13

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389.   

Keating, Harold B.

__, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Harold B. Keating, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 81 (1945)

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 13 Jun. ‘17

 

390.   

Kederich, Charles Hope, Jr.

Captain, U.S. Army

Company C, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Charles H. Kederich, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 37 (1946)

Born: 15 May 1913 at New York

Home of Record: Westchester County, New York

Death: 15 July 1980

 

He graduated Brown U. in ‘36; married on 24 Jan. ‘36; entered service as Pvt. at Ft. Jay, Governors Island NY, on 18 Sep. ‘42; SN 32506553; completed FA OCS, Ft. Sill, 14 Jan.-8 Apr. ‘43; commissioned 2d Lt. on 8 Apr. ‘43; SN O-43556; graduated Inf. Sch. O. Spec. Bsc. Crse. and Cav. Sch. in ‘44; Capt. and Cdr. of Co. C, 126TH Inf. at Luzon, Philippines; Cdr. of Task Force FARMER to protect flank of 127TH Inf., 30 Jul.-6 Aug. ‘45, included Co. C, 1 off. and 40 men of Co. D (heavy weapons), 1 off. and 20 men from HQ Co. (supply), med. det., 3 FO parties, 1ST Bn., 1ST Pangasinan Regt. (Filipino Army/guerrilla unit), 200 Filipino carriers; attended Army Information School ca. Jul. ‘46; served as U.S. adviser to 3 mountain divisions during Greek Civil War (Greek Communist War); completed Adv. Inf. Off. Course ‘48-‘49; promoted Maj. on 2 Jan. ‘49; promoted Lt. Col. on 5 Dec. ‘50; served during Korean War; earned Bronze Star for his actions 16 Feb. ‘52 near Chunone, Korea, as Cdr. of 3D Bn., 65TH Inf., 3D Inf. Div.; assigned Asst. Chief of Staff for Intel. (G-2), HQ, U.S. Army Forces Antilles and Military District of Puerto Rico ca. Oct. ‘57; associate professor of military science and tactics at State U. of Iowa from at least May ‘60-Jun. ‘61; assigned senior division advisor to 103D Inf. Div. ca. Jun. ‘61; retired as Lt. Col. ca. Oct. ‘62; awards include Silver Star w/OLC, Bronze Star w/4 OLC, Air Medal, Purple Heart w/2 OLC (1 Silver Star, 2 Bronze Star, 1 Purple Heart during WWII); re-married; moved to Canon City, CO, farmer and cattle rancher, Twin Mountain Ranch, Micanite Rd.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 13 Jun. ‘17

 

391.   

Keene, Paul, Jr.

Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
32D Ord. Det., 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division
Date of Action: 27 December 1942
Citation Needed - Synopsis: [Second Lieutenant] Paul Keene, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”  According to Papuan Campaign, 2d Lt. Keene earned the Silver Star for gallantry in action on 27 December 1942 near Buna Mission, New Guinea.
General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 32 (1943)
Born: 22 December 1915 at Nelson County, Kentucky
Home of Record: Bardstown, Kentucky

Death: 29 April 2009 at Bardstown, Kentucky

Interred: Saint Joseph’s Cemetery, Bardstown, Kentucky

 

Entered active duty with the 113TH Ord. Co., Kentucky National Guard, in Jan. ‘41; transferred to 32D Div. after Pearl Harbor; 1st Lt. when he received his decoration; Capt. assigned to 732D Ord. Co. in Philippines; discharged in ‘46.

added 23 Jan. ‘13

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392.   

Kelm, Donald Edwin

Private, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 28 December 1942

Citation Needed - Synopsis: According to Papuan Campaign, Pvt. Kelm earned the Silver Star for gallantry in action on 28 December 1942 near Buna, New Guinea.

General Orders:

Born: 18 January 1921 at Decatur, Illinois

Home of Record: Decatur, Illinois

Death: 9 November 2007

Interred: Graceland/Fairlawn Cemetery, Decatur, Illinois

 

Father was Pvt. in Co. L, 5TH Ill. Inf., NG, during WWI; entered service 21 Dec. ‘41 at Peoria, IL; SN 16051723; promoted to Pfc.; WIA at Leyte, Philippines, earned Purple Heart; brother Cpl. Cleveland W. served in FA; brother Pfc. Kenneth D. also served in Inf.; married at Decatur, IL on 27 Jun. ’47.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying his unit of assignment, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 12 Apr. ’13; not HoV or HoH

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393.   

Kempt, George W.

Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army

Company G, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “George W. Kempt, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 37 (1944)

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 14 Jun. ‘17

 

394.   

Kemtes, Edward

__, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Edward Kemtes, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 78 (1945)

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 14 Jun. ‘17

 

395.   

Kenney, Thomas P.

__, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Thomas P. Kenney, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 260 (1945)

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 14 Jun. ‘17

 

396.   

*Kerker, Walter A. (presumed posthumous)

Private, U.S. Army

1ST Battalion, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 28 January 1944 (presumed)

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Walter A. Kerker, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”  Pvt. Kerker almost certainly earned the Silver Star for his actions with a patrol near Teterei, New Guinea on 28 Jan. ‘44, which was described in a pair of war-time dispatches filed by Robert J. Doyle from New Guinea on 3 and 4 Feb. ‘44.  He was a member of 50-man patrol from 1ST Bn., 128TH Inf. that was attacked by a 100-man Japanese force west of the Mot River near Teterei, along the western edge of the Saidor beachhead, on 28 Jan. ’44.  The patrol killed 43 Japanese soldiers, but suffered 8 killed, 6 MIA, and 9 WIA.  He was a member of 1st Lt. George J. Hess’ group after it became isolated on north bank of Mot River.  He was 1 of the 6 who volunteered to stay with the wounded and dead in order that the others could escape.

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 41 (1944)

Born: 1920 at Wisconsin

Home of Record: Oconto Falls, Wisconsin

Death: 28 January 1944, FOD 17 January 1946

Interred: listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

Status: MIA

 

Father was German immigrant; entered service 20 Aug. ‘42 at Milwaukee, WI; SN 36258074; also earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

added 20 Mar. ’14

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397.   

Kice, James W.

Private First Class, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 21 November 1942

Citation Needed - Synopsis: According to Papuan Campaign, Pfc. Kice earned the Silver Star for gallantry in action on 21 November 1942 near Buna, New Guinea.

General Orders:

Born: 16 August 1919 at Kansas City, Missouri

Home of Record: Kansas City, Missouri

Death: 16 December 2014 at Kansas City, Missouri

Interred: Mount Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri

 

Attained the rank of S. Sgt.; also earned unit citation, CIB; he participated in “Here’s Your Infantry” demonstration unit for War Bond drives ca. Jun. ’45; married, father of 1; 77-year member of I.B.E.W. Local No. 124; lifetime member of  NRA; member of ARRL.

added 12 Apr. ’13; not HoV or HoH

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398.   

Kilbride, Edward E.

__, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Edward E. Kilbride, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 120 (1945)

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 15 Jun. ‘17

 

399.   

Kincaid, James Franklin

Sergeant, U.S. Army

Company L, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 21 November 1942

Citation Needed - Synopsis: According to Papuan Campaign, Sgt. Kincaid earned the Silver Star for gallantry in action on 21 November 1942 near Buna, New Guinea.

General Orders:

Born: 6 January 1922 at Martinez, California

Home of Record: Beloit, Wisconsin

Death: 8 January 2011 at Rockton, Illinois

Interred: Rockton Township Cemetery, Rockton, Illinois

 

He participated in H. S. ROTC program; enlisted in Wisconsin National Guard at age 17; graduated Beloit Memorial H. S.; was Pfc. in Co. L, 128TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Beloit, WI, when 32D Div. mobilized on 15 Oct. ‘40; SN 20650842; his other awards include Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/3 service stars, American Defense Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation; Philippine Liberation Medal w/service star, and 5 Overseas Service Bars; married, father of 3; re-married; member of DAV and Walter Graham Post No. 332 of American Legion at Rockton, IL.

added 12 Apr. ’13; not HoV or HoH

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400.   

King, Donald V. (A.)

Private First Class, U.S. Army

Company B, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 20 February 1944

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Donald A. King, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”  Pfc. King earned the Silver Star for gallantry in action on 20 Feb. ‘44 at Cape Iris, near Saidor, New Guinea.

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 28 (1944)

Born: 1922 at Indiana

Home of Record: Webster, Wisconsin

 

He was Pvt. in Co. B, 128TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Eau Claire, WI on 15 Oct. ‘40; SN 20649035.

added 15 Oct. ’14

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401.   

Kirchenbauer, Alfred Ellsworth

Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
__, 2D Battalion, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division
Date of Action: 4 - 5 January 1943
Citation Needed - Synopsis: According to Papuan Campaign, 2d Lt. Kirchenbauer earned the Silver Star for gallantry in action on 4-5 January 1943 near Siwori Village, New Guinea.  Lt. Kirchenbauer’s citation, summarized in the Detroit Free Press on 24 Apr. ’43, stated: “When the patrol of the 127TH Infantry Regiment was pushed back across Siwori River in early January, Kirchenbauer, commanding the 126TH Infantry outpost at Siwori Village, moved his guns to bring a harassing fire on the Japanese, then “organized available troops into a defensive position, preventing further progress by the enemy.”
General Orders:
Born: 3 September 1920 at Michigan
Home of record: Muskegon, Michigan

Death: 2 July 1992 at Saint Petersburg, Florida

 

He was a Cpl. in HQ, 2D Bn., 126TH Inf., Michigan National Guard, at Muskegon, MI, when 32D Div. mobilized on 15 Oct. ’40; SN 20634730; commissioned 2d Lt. at some point; received the decoration from Maj. Gen. William H. Gill during a ceremony in Australia on 23 Jul. ‘43; joined Regular Army after the war; retired as Sgt. Maj.; married Hester E. Andrews, father of William Alfred ‘Bill’ Kirchenbauer, an actor, comedian, writer, producer, host.

added 23 Jan. ’13; not HoH or HoV

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402.   

Klein, Francis D. (S.)

Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army

Company M, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 26 November 1942

Citation Needed - Synopsis: According to Papuan Campaign, Tec. 5 Klein earned the Silver Star for gallantry in action on 26 November 1942 near Buna, New Guinea.

General Orders:

Born: 1915 at Wisconsin

Home of Record: Lancaster, Wisconsin

 

He was a Pvt. in Co. M, 128TH Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Platteville, WI, when 32D Div. mobilized on 15 Oct. ‘40; SN 20651079; WIA and spent several months in hospital, earned Purple Heart.

added 13 Apr. ’13; not HoV or HoH

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403.   

Klein, Lenhart

Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army

Company I, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Lenhart Klein, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 68 (1944)

Born: 4 February 1922 at South Dakota

Home of Record: Fisher, Minnesota

Death: 4 March 1986

Interred: Bay Pines National Cemetery, Bay Pines, Florida

 

Mother was Russian immigrant; seriously WIA 1 Jul. ‘44 (likely near Aitape, New Guinea).

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 16 Jun. ’17

 

404.   

Kleppick, Raymond John

Sergeant, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Raymond J. Kleppick, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”  According to his obituary, Sgt. Kleppick earned the Silver Star for his actions at Aitape, New Guinea.

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 75 (1944)

Born: 26 May 1918 at Pennsylvania

Home of Record: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Death: 26 April 2008 at VA Hospital at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Interred: Calvary Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

He entered service at New Cumberland, PA on 14 Feb. ‘42; SN 33150996; also earned Bronze Star w/OLC, Good Conduct Medal, CIB; 33 mos. overseas; temporarily assigned to Army Ground and Service Forces Redistribution Station, Atlantic City, NJ ca. Apr. ‘45; married, father of 3; worked as machinist in round house for Monongahela Connecting Railroad, retired after 30 years; granted Patent No. US 3652849 A for Foot Operated Track Switch on 28 Mar. ‘72; resided at Greenfield, North Side, and Conneaut Lake, PA; enjoyed family, par three golf, DIY, crossword puzzles, computer games.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 16 Jun. ’17

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405.   

Klimas, Felix P.

Sergeant, U.S. Army

32D Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Felix P. Klimas, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 4 (1945)

Born: 17 April 1916 at Wisconsin

Home of Record: Lancaster, Wisconsin

Death: 25 June 1945 on Luzon, Philippines

Interred: Saint Agnes Cemetery, Ashland, Wisconsin

Status: KIA

 

Worked for Marathon Corp., Ashland Div.; entered service 9 Jul. ‘42 at Milwaukee, WI; SN 36249679; assigned to 32D Recon. Trp., later 32D Cav. Recon. Trp. Mech., he was Pvt. and motorcycle scout in the unit ca. Jul. ‘43 in Australia; WIA 31 Dec. ‘44; earned Silver Star, possibly when he and Tec. 5 Herbert W. Rodda manned a light machinegun during an attack on CP near Mambahoa (Mambahao), Leyte, Philippines which started about 0245 hours on 31 Dec. ‘44; “At about 0330I, the firing increased in intensity. The right flank was again subjected to cross fire. The LMG was knocked out of the crew’s hands. They moved to their second alternate position and continued firing. Again the LMG was caught in the fire and both troopers were wounded seriously. Tec. 5 Rodda was shot through the mouth and Pvt. Klimas was wounded in the neck and arm. They were ordered to go within the perimeter for medical attention while others manned the weapon. Instead, they moved to a third alternate position where they were again subjected to intense fire. The gun was again shot from their hands and Tec. 5 Rodda lost two fingers. S/Sgt. Cagle and Tec. 5 William A. Inman dragged them from the gun and manned the weapon themselves.”; his Cdr., Capt. Hermann J. F. Bottcher, S. Sgt. Donald H. Aney and Pvt. John A. Curwin were KIA.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 24 Apr. ’13

 

406.   

Klinger, Vincent Lee

__, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Vincent L. Klinger, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 274 (1945)

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 16 Jun. ‘17

 

407.   

Kloptosky, Joseph Michael

Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army

Company D, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 4 June 1944

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Joseph M. Kloptosky, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”  S. Sgt. Kloptosky earned the Silver Star for his actions 4 Jun. ‘44 at New Guinea, likely as part of HERRICK Force at Yakamul.

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 67 (1944)

Born: 1921 at Pennsylvania

Home of Record: Freeland, Pennsylvania

Death: 22 February 1999 at Somerville, New Jersey

 

He graduated Freeland H. S. in ‘39; worked at Johns-Manville Co., Manville, NJ; entered service at Wilkes Barre, PA on 15 Aug. ‘42; SN 33351463; trained at Ft. McClellan, AL, Ft. Benning, GA, Ft. Bragg, NC; sailed from San Francisco, CA in Feb. ‘43; departed Australia for New Guinea in Sep. ‘43;; WIA, earned Purple Heart; New Guinea, Leyte, Luzon; married, father of 4; worked as millwright at Union Carbide for 41 years, retired in ‘86; resided at Somerville, NJ; moved to Middlesex, NJ; member of VFW, Freeland, PA.

added 16 Jun. ‘17

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408.   

Kniffen, Cecil Glen

__, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Cecil G. Kniffen, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 187 (1945)

Born: 27 October 1911 or 17 October 1913 at Pacoima, California

Hometown:

Death: 26 March 1997

Interred: Roseburg National Cemetery, Roseburg, Oregon

 

Married in Mar. ‘40; married on 18 May ‘80; in service and stationed at San Francisco, CA at ‘40 census; enlisted in Regular Army as 1st Sgt. at Ft. Ord, CA on 1 Dec. ‘45 (residence listed as Rogers Co., OK); SN 06556196; also served during Korean War; WOJG-1 when he landed at Seattle, WA from Korea aboard Navy transport Marine Lynx ca. 1 Feb. ‘52; resided at 1015 Military St., Box 994, Roseburg, OR at that time; WIA, earned Purple Heart, not sure if WWII or Korea; attained rank of CWO-2.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 16 Jun. ‘17

 

409.   

Knisely, Richard A.

__, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed:

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 41 (1944)

Born: 1916 at Pennsylvania

 

He entered service at Ft. George G. Meade, MD on 17 Feb. ‘42; SN 33141729.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 16 Jun. ’17; not HoV

 

410.   

Knowles, Max G.

Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army

Company A, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 28 December 1942

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Max G. Knowles, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”  According to Papuan Campaign, Tec. 5 Knowles earned the Silver Star for gallantry in action on 28 December 1942 near Buna, New Guinea.  His citation, summarized in the News-Palladium on 1 Apr. '43, stated: “Knowles was cited for action in the Buna area 28 December, when he volunteered to act as a litter bearer in carrying wounded troops to a medical aid station.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 16 (1943)

Born: 20 February 1917 at Wisconsin

Home of Record: Loretta, Wisconsin

Death: 19 July 1973

Interred: Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

He was a Pvt. in Co. A, 128TH Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Menomonie, WI, when 32D Div. mobilized on 15 Oct. ‘40; SN 20648834.

added 13 Apr. ’13

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411.   

*Kolarich, Edward A. (presumed posthumous)

Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army

__, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Edward A. Kolarich, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 131 (1945)

Born: 1920 at New York

Home of Record: Sleepy Hollow, New York

Death: 9 April 1945 on Luzon, Philippines

Interred: Manila American Cemetery

Status: KIA

 

He entered service 19 Jun. ‘42 at Ft. Jay, NY; SN 32356658; also earned Purple Heart w/OLC.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 21 Mar. ’14

 

412.   

*Konieczka, Peter P.

Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army

Company E, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Peter P. Konieczka, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 36 (1945)

Born: 1916 at Wisconsin

Home of Record: Two Rivers, Wisconsin

Death: 16 July 1944 near Aitape, New Guinea

Interred: Manila American Cemetery

Status: KIA

 

He served with CCC ca. Sep. ’34; was Pfc. in Co. E, 127TH Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Manitowoc, WI, when 32D Div. mobilized on 15 Oct. ‘40; SN 20646703; WIA near Buna, New Guinea; KIA; also earned Purple Heart.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 27 Nov. ’13

 

413.   

Korman, Henry P.

__, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed: “Henry P. Korman, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 50 (1945)

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 16 Jun. ’17

 

414.   

Kosch, Alvin S.

__, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed: “Alvin S. Kosch, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 37 (1946)

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 17 Jun. ’17

 

415.   

Koslowski, Henry S.

__, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed: “Henry S. Koslowski, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 67 (1944)

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 17 Jun. ’17

 

416.   

*Krassin, Robert A. (presumed posthumous)

Private First Class, U.S. Army

__, 126TH Field Artillery Battalion, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 2 February 1945, presumed

Citation Needed: “Robert A. Krassin, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”  Likely earned the Silver Star as a member of Lt. Charles B. Cooney’s forward observation party, “Shortly after friendly troops had occupied a strategically important position, the enemy subjected the area to an intense artillery barrage.  In order to locate and silence the hostile guns, Lieutenant Cooney led a party to a height overlooking the enemy and began adjusting friendly artillery fire by radio directions.  The observation party was detected by the enemy, who immediately trained one of their heavy pieces on the height, killing one of the men and wounding Lieutenant Cooney, who, after dropping back a short distance to receive emergency treatment, returned to the observation point.  In spite of his severe wound, and oblivious of the continuing violent hostile fire, he so effectively directed the fire of his artillery as to knock out the enemy guns in rapid succession, thereby ending a serious threat to our troops.”  Lt. Cooney was WIA and also earned the Silver Star for his actions 2 Feb. ’45.

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 161 (1945)

Born: 14 December 1922 (1921) at Washington

Home of Record: Everett, Washington

Death: 2 February 1945 at Luzon, Philippines

Interred: Evergreen Cemetery, Everett, Washington

Status: KIA

 

He enlisted in Washington National Guard; mobilized 20 Sep. ‘40 at Everett, WA; SN 20944626; married; re-entered service at Tacoma, WA on 25 Feb. ‘43 (“National Guard in Federal Service, after 3 months of Discharge”); SN 39202373.

added 17 Jun. ’17

 

417.   

Krause, Robert E.

__, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Robert E. Krause, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 89 (1945)

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 12 Sep. ’13

 

418.   

Kreuser, Edwin J.

Private, U.S. Army

Battery B, 126TH Field Artillery Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed: “Edwin J. Kreuser, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 140 (1945)

Born: 1921 (1923) at Wisconsin

Home of Record: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

He was Pvt. in Btry. B, 126TH FA Regt., Wisconsin National Guard, Milwaukee, WI on 15 Oct. ‘40; SN 20656085.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 18 Jun. ’17

 

419.   

Kucera, Anthony William

First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
__, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division
Date of Action: 18 December 1942
Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Anthony W. Kucera, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”  According to Papuan Campaign, 1st Lt. Kucera earned the Silver Star for gallantry in action on 18 December 1942 near Buna, New Guinea.
General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 28 (6 April 1943)
Born: 
Home of record: Lakeville, Illinois

 

He was 2d Lt. assigned to 126TH Inf. at Camp Livingston, LA ca. Oct. ‘41; SN 0382037.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying his unit of assignment, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 23 Jan. ’13

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420.   

Kuck, James S.

__, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “James S. Kuck, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 28 (1944)

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 19 Jun. ’17

 

421.   

Kullas, Edward James

First Lieutenant, U.S. Army

Company B, 107TH Medical Battalion, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Edward J. Kullas, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 138 (1945)

Born: 9 December 1918 at Taunton, Massachusetts

Home of Record: Taunton, Massachusetts

Death: 4 October 2002 at Stoughton, Massachusetts

Interred: Saint Joseph’s Cemetery, Taunton, Massachusetts

 

Mother was Russian immigrant, father was German, Polish, or Russian immigrant; graduated Taunton H. S. in ‘36, lettered in basketball; entered service at Boston, MA on 14 Sep. ‘42; SN 31202425; attained rank of Sgt. before earning battlefield commission to 2d Lt.; promoted to 1st Lt.; served from Buna to Army of Occupation; also earned Bronze Star, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal; married; re-married; father of 3; member of Taunton Police Dept., retired after 18 years of service; member of Teamsters International Union; worked as silver polisher at Reed and Barton; member of Reed and Barton Bowling League and other bowling leagues; 50-year member of Polish-American Citizens Club; member of Maxmillian Kolbe Guild and Taunton Police Officers Retirees Assn.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 19 Jun. ’17

 

422.   

Kurgan, William M.

Private, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 15 December 1942

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “William M. Kurgan, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”  According to Papuan Campaign, Pvt. Kurgan earned the Silver Star for gallantry in action on 15 December 1942 near Buna, New Guinea.

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 5 (1943)

Born:

Home of Record: Chicago, Illinois

 

Seriously WIA at Buna; doctors credit encouraging words from Pvt. John Czarnik at field hospital in a grass hut near the front line with helping save his life.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying his unit of assignment, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 13 Apr. ’13

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423.   

Kust, Florence

__, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Florence Kust, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 370 (1945)

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 19 Jun. ’17

 

424.   

Kuykendall, William F.

__, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “William F. Kuykendall, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 242 (1945)

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 19 Jun. ’17

 

425.   

*LaFaunce, Walter Allen

Sergeant, U.S. Army

Company K, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 26 November 1942

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Walter LaFaunce, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”  According to Papuan Campaign, Sgt. LaFaunce earned the Silver Star, posthumously, for gallantry in action on 26 November 1942 near Sanananda, New Guinea.

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 28 (6 April 1943)

Born: 2 September 1917 at Wisconsin

Home of Record: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Death: 26 November 1942

Interred: Rock Island National Cemetery, Rock Island, Illinois

Status: KIA

 

He was a Pvt. in Co. K, 126TH Inf., Michigan National Guard, at Grand Rapids, MI, when 32D Div. mobilized on 15 Oct. ‘40; SN 20635754. married woman from LA in LA ca. Feb. ‘42, she resided at Shreveport, LA while he was overseas; earned Purple Heart; wife received his decorations ca. 22 Aug. ’43.

added 13 Apr. ’13

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426.   

*Lanman, Robert F.

Sergeant, U.S. Army

__, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Sergeant Robert F. Lanman (ASN: 37139211), United States Army, was awarded the Silver Star (Posthumously) for gallantry in action while serving with the 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Infantry Division, during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the South Pacific Area, General Orders No. 1089 (1944)

Born: circa 1920 at Nebraska

Home of Record: Verdel, Nebraska

Death: 15 March 1945 on Luzon, Philippines

Interred: Manila American Cemetery

Status: DOW

 

He entered service Apr. ‘42 (6 Jan. ‘42); SN 37139211; WIA at New Guinea, family notified ca. 20 Apr. ‘44; DOW (KIA) 15 Mar. ‘45 on Luzon, Philippines; family notified ca. 3 May ‘45; also earned Purple Heart w/OLC.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying the date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 28 May ’13

 

427.   

*Latham, Clare T.

Private, U.S. Army

Medical Detachment, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 15 December 1942

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Clare T. Latham, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”  According to Papuan Campaign, Pvt. Latham earned the Silver Star, posthumously, for gallantry in action as a medic on 15 December 1942 near Sanananda, New Guinea.  Family history suggests he earned the award for rescuing an Australian officer during a mortar attack along the Sanananda Track.

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 38 (1943)

Born: 15 October 1916 at Michigan

Home of Record: East Detroit, Michigan

Death: 4 January 1943

Interred: Manila American Cemetery

Status: DOW

 

He graduated East Detroit H. S.; married; produce manager at Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. (A&P) in East Detroit; entered service 15 Apr. ‘41 at Detroit, MI; SN 36110697; WIA 15 Dec. (31 Dec.) ‘42 and DOW 4 Jan. (5 Jan.) ‘43 at age 26; his other awards include Purple Heart (wife received in 6 Apr. ‘43), Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/1 assault landing and a battle star, and Presidential Unit Citation; he is the namesake for the Pvt. Clare T. Latham Post No. 9293 of VFW at Eastpointe (formerly East Detroit), MI; Latham Park in Detroit is named in his honor.

added 13 Apr. ’13

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428.   

Lawrence, Irving M.

Technician Fourth Grade, U.S. Army

__, 114TH Engineer Combat Battalion, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 23 December 1942

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Irving M. Lawrence, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.” According to Papuan Campaign, Tec. 4 Lawrence earned the Silver Star for gallantry in action on 23 December 1942 near Buna, New Guinea.

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 5 (1943)

Born: 30 Apr. '19 at Lakeville, Massachusetts

Home of Record: Lakeville, Massachusetts

Death: 30 November 2003

Interred: Arlington National Cemetery

 

He entered service 27 Feb. '41 at Boston, MA; SN 31018225; married, father of 1; overseas for 2 years; his unit of assignment is presumed because he was a combat engineer.

added 15 Apr. ’13

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429.   

Layton, Carl Gilbert

Corporal, U.S. Army
Battery B (presumed), 129TH Field Artillery Battalion, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division
Date of Action:
Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Carl G. Layton, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”
General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 214 (1945)
Born: 30 December 1922 at Wisconsin
Home of record: Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

Death: 22 November 1997

Interred: Riverside Cemetery, Nekoosa, Wisconsin

 

He was Pvt. in Btry. E, 120TH FA Regt., Wisconsin National Guard, at Wisconsin Rapids, WI, when 32D Div. mobilized on 15 Oct. ‘40; SN 20652440; assigned to 129TH FA Bn., likely Btry. B, after “triangularization” of 32D Div.; promoted to Tec. 5; WIA 15 Dec. ‘44 at Agahang, Leyte, Philippines; rotated home from Luzon under the point system ca. 11 Jul. ‘45; 38 months overseas; other awards include Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/3 battle stars, and Philippine Liberation Medal w/1 battle star; married at Brisbane, Queensland, Australia on 22 Aug. ‘44.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 29 Jan. ’13

 

430.   

Lechuga, Ruben M.

Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army

__, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Ruben M. Lechuga, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 80 (1945)

Born: 29 September 1924

Home of Record: Orange County, California

Death: 25 July 1945

Interred: Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana, California

Status: DNB

 

He entered service at Los Angeles, CA on 9 Apr. ‘43; SN 39570210.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 20 Jun. ’17

 

431.   

Lee, Bevin Derias

Captain, U.S. Army
Company L, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division
Date of Action: 22 November 1942
Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Bevin D. Lee, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”  According to Papuan Campaign, Capt. Lee earned the Silver Star for gallantry in action on 22 November 1942 near Sanananda, New Guinea.
General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 48 (1943)
Born: 24 March 2005 at South Carolina
Home of record: Pacolet, South Carolina

Death: 25 March 1957

Interred: Frederick Memorial Gardens, Gaffney, South Carolina

 

He graduated Wofford College in ‘25, cross country, track, basketball, football,  ROTC; married, father of 1; resided at Dougherty Co., GA at ‘40 census; teacher at Albany (GA) H. S. when he entered service; coached both football and basketball at Albany; taught mathematics and held a Master's Degree; WIA 25 Nov. '42, U.S. 81mm mortar round hit cmd. post he shared with Capt. Jack M. Blamey (Australian), Blamey and another Australian were killed, Lee and 5 others WIA; returned to duty with 126TH Inf. until he rotated back to the US; attained rank of Lt. Col.; returned to Albany after the war and stayed one more term, before moving back to SC; became Superintendent of Cherokee Co. School District; B. D. Lee Elementary School was re-named in his honor in ’68.

added 23 Jan. ’13

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432.   

Leeper, Harvey A.

Private First Class, U.S. Army
__, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division
Date of Action:
Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Harvey A. Leeper, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”
General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 67 (1944)
Born: 1915 at Pennsylvania
Home of record: Brownsville, Pennsylvania

Death: 2 December 1944 on Leyte, Philippines

Interred: Manila American Cemetery

Status: KIA

 

Family resided at Luzerne, PA at ‘30 census; entered service 15 Dec. ‘42 at Greensburg, PA; SN 33412978; also earned Purple Heart.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 28 Nov. ’13

 

433.   

Lehigh, John L.

Captain, U.S. Army
__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division
Date of Action: 28 December 1942
Citation Needed - Synopsis: According to Papuan Campaign, Capt. Lehigh earned the Silver Star for gallantry in action on 28 December 1942 near Government Gardens near Buna, New Guinea.
General Orders:
Born: circa 1914 at Necedah, Wisconsin
Home of record: South Bend, Indiana

Death: 30 November 1985 at Melbourne, Florida

Interred:

 

Graduated U. of Wis. in ‘36, ROTC, member of Scabbard and Blade; home on leave ca. Oct. ‘45; also earned Bronze Star, Air Medal, Presidential Unit Citation; supervisor at Associated Investment Co.; moved to Melbourne, FL in ’70.

added 24 Jan. ’13 ; not HoH or HoV

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434.   

Leichwise, Carl

Sergeant, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Carl Leichwise, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”  According to Red Arrow Men, Sgt. Leichwise earned the Silver Star for his actions as a medic, “went foxhole to foxhole, under intense artillery, automatic weapons and sniper fire, directing the evacuation of the wounded.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 140 (1945)

Born: 1919 at Michigan

Home of Record: Highland Park, Michigan

 

He entered service at Detroit, MI on 16 Apr. ‘41; SN 36110982; received the decoration from Maj. Gen. William H. Gill during a ceremony on Luzon, Philippines.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 21 Jun. ’17

 

435.   

*Leland, Rex Roland

Corporal, U.S. Army

Company H, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 29 November to 5 December 1942

Citation Needed - Synopsis: According to Papuan Campaign, Cpl. Leland earned the Silver Star, posthumously, for gallantry in action between 29 November and 5 December 1942 near Buna, New Guinea.  Several newspaper articles state that he directed mortar and artillery fire from dangerous, exposed positions (often in trees) numerous times during the attack on Buna Village.

General Orders: Headquarters, U.S. Forces, Southwest Pacific Area, General Orders No. 3 (1943)

Born: 26 June 1919 at Belding, Michigan

Home of Record: Easton Township, Michigan

Death: 5 December 1942

Interred: Greene Cemetery, Belding, Michigan

Status: KIA

 

He graduated Ionia H. S. in ‘38, honor student; worked on his father’s farm when he entered service; Pvt. in Co. H, 126TH Inf., Michigan National Guard, at Ionia, MI on 15 Oct. ‘40; SN 20635369; earned Silver Star, posthumously, for his actions 29 Nov. to 5 Dec. ‘42 near Buna; according to 2d Lt. Paul L. Schwartz, he climbed a tree ca. 1 Dec. ‘42 to observe mortar fire which took out enemy machine gun and snipers in trees, WIA (in arm) on 1 Dec. but refused to leave the tree; aided by Lt. Schwartz and T. Sgt. Dale R. Cope in his efforts to direct fire, Schwartz earned Silver Star on 2 Dec. and DSC on 5 Dec.; also earned Purple Heart; family received Silver Star during ceremony at River Rouge Park on 23 May ‘43; brother Cpl. Ralph served with coast artillery.

added 15 Apr. ’13; not HoV

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436.   

Lenway, Boyd E.

Corporal, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Boyd E. Lenway, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 220 (1945)

Born: 17 Jul. '15 at Fairboldt, Minnesota

Home of Record: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Death: 8 July 2000 at Junction City, Kansas

Interred: Fort Riley Post Cemetery, Fort Riley, Kansas

 

Married, father of 1; enlisted in Regular Army in ‘33; SN 06858880; stationed at Ft. Riley, KS in ‘39; re-enlisted in Regular Army at Ft. Riley, KS on 4 Jan. ‘46; also served during Korean War; stationed in TX when he retired in ‘57 as Sfc.; moved to CA and worked for Forest Service; moved back to KS in ‘70s; volunteered with Boy Scouts of America for 65 years; life member of Post No. 1594 of VFW, American Legion, NRA; resided at Skiddy, KS.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 24 Jun. ’17

 

437.   

Leow, Robert David

__, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Robert D. Leow, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 132 (1945)

Born: 5 March 1919 at Wisconsin

Home of Record: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Death: 3 October 2014

Interred: Saint Adalbert’s Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

He entered service at Milwaukee, WI on 23 Apr. ‘41; SN 36208630; also served during Korean War; married, father of 4; retired from Schlitz Brewing Co.; member of Red Arrow Club.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 24 Jun. ’17

 

438.   

Lepper, Robert J.

__, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Robert J. Lepper, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 120 (1945)

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 24 Jun. ’17

 

439.   

Lillie, Bernard Joseph

Captain, U.S. Army

32D Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Bernard J. Lillie, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 120 (1945)

Born: 28 April 1913 at Massachusetts

Home of Record: Greenfield, Massachusetts

Death: 1 April 1984

Interred: Arlington National Cemetery

 

Married, father of 2; he was commissioned 2d Lt., ORC, 27 Oct. ‘36; entered active service 25 Sep. ‘40; SN O-349010; assigned to 60TH Inf. ca. Sep. ‘41; promoted 1st Lt. on 2 Feb. ‘42; overseas on 20 Oct. ‘42; succeeded Capt. George M. Bowles as acting cdr. of 32D Cav. Recon. Trp. on 28 Apr. ‘44; succeeded by Capt. Hermann J. F. Bottcher on 19 May ‘44; promoted Capt. on 4 Apr. ‘45; cdr. of 32D Cav. Recon. Trp. on Luzon, likely succeeded Capt. Bottcher; other awards include Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/3 service stars, American Defense Medal, Philippine Liberation Medal w/service star; returned to U.S. 22 Jun. ‘45; arrived in W. Germany 13 Mar. ‘47; assigned to 1072D Labor Supervision Co., later redesignated 34TH Labor Supervision Co., in Jul. ‘47; attained rank of at least Maj. before he retired.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 28 Oct. ’14

 

440.   

Lindholm, James C.

__, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “James C. Lindholm, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 129 (1945)

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 24 Jun. ’17

 

441.   

Lisovitch, Francis E. (Lisovich)

Sergeant, U.S. Army
__, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division
Date of Action: 27 May 1944
Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Francis E. Lisovitch, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”  The event was summarized in a war dispatch filed from New Guinea by Arthur Veysey on 20 Aug. ’44, “The citation explained that the patrol [of 15 Soldiers] boarded a boat near Aitape the night of May 27 and sailed east along the New Guinea coast.  When far east of the Driniumor river [far behind enemy lines] the men climbed into two rubber boats and paddled ashore.  Airplane flights earlier had shown that the Japs had built a truck road from Wewak almost to the point where the patrol landed.  The question was how much was coming up the road.  The patrol scouted the area.  They found plenty.  Once they almost walked into a Jap camp.  When the time to re-board the rubber boats neared, the patrol was waylaid by 15 Japanese.  Each American was assigned a Jap.  They struck as one.  Using only knives, they killed 14 of the 15 before any of them could cry a warning.  The 15th they gagged and bound and took back with them.  Then they recovered the rubber boats, paddled out to a rendezvous with another boat, and raced back to their own lines.”
General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 56 (1944)
Born: 30 August 1921 at Ohio
Home of record: Sharon, Pennsylvania

Death: 9 December 1944 at Leyte, Philippines

Interred: Arlington National Cemetery

Status: KIA

 

He entered service 30 Jul. ‘42 at Erie, PA; SN 33274358; promoted to S. Sgt.; repatriated ca. 31 Mar. ‘49 aboard U. S. Army Transport Sgt. Jack J. Pendleton.

added 28 Feb. ‘13

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442.   

Loeb, Manfred

__, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Manfred Loeb, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 67 (1944)

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 24 Jun. ’17

 

443.   

Logsdon, Charles E.

Private, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 28 December 1942

Citation Needed - Synopsis: According to Papuan Campaign, Pvt. Logsdon earned the Silver Star for gallantry in action on 28 December 1942 near Buna, New Guinea.  A dispatch from Sanananda, New Guinea, stated: “Louisville has reason to be proud of its Pvt. Charles Logsdon, who on December 28 captured single-handed a machine gun nest after hurling a half - dozen grenades into the position.  He held off enemy reinforcements alone until help, arrived.”

General Orders: Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 32 (1943)

Born: 1920 at Kentucky

Home of Record: Louisville, Kentucky

 

Worked at American Air Filter Co.; married ca. 14 Nov. ‘41; entered service 21 Nov. ‘41 at Louisville, KY; SN 35110397; trained at Camp Wolters, TX, where he “won expert rifle and machine gun marksmanship medals, and a bayonetry medal”; “cited twice in eight days for valor” near Buna, New Guinea, but appears to have been decorated only once; a dispatch from New Guinea on 2 Jan. ‘43 stated he was cited “for blowing up, with the aid of two companions, each armed with a Bangalore torpedo, a Jap pillbox that was blocking the American military advance.”

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying his unit of assignment, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 15 Apr. ’13; not HoV

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444.   

Londrigan, Edward W.

Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army

32D Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Edward W. Londrigan, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 75 (1944)

Born: 14 May 1908 at Illinois

Home of Record: Springfield, Illinois

Death: 13 October 1972

Interred: Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois

 

He was 2d Lt. and Plt. Ldr. of 3D Plt., 32D Cav. Recon. Trp., going into Saidor, New Guinea; attained rank of 1st Lt.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 29 Oct. ’14

 

445.   

Long, James E.

Private First Class, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 26 November 1942

Citation Needed - Synopsis: According to Papuan Campaign, Pfc. Long earned the Silver Star for gallantry in action on 26 November 1942 near Buna, New Guinea.

General Orders:

Born: 1919 at Michigan

Home of Record: Jackson, Michigan

 

He entered service 9 May '41 at Kalamazoo, MI; SN 36156640.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying his unit of assignment, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 15 Apr. ’13; not HoV or HoH

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446.   

Lopez, Lionel August

Private, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Lionel A. Lopez, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 36 (1945)

Born: 8 August 1921 at New Orleans, Louisiana

Home of Record: New Orleans, Louisiana

Death: 9 December 2014

Interred: Garden of Memories, Metairie, Louisiana

 

He entered service at New Orleans, LA on 20 Jul. ‘42; SN 38195243; severely WIA, earned Purple Heart; New Guinea and Philippines; married, father of 4; member of St. Stephens Parish; docent at National WWII Museum; member of VFW and American Legion.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 25 Jun. ’17

 

447.   

Lord, Aubrey Hugh

__, U.S. Army

Company A, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Aubrey H. Lord, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 138 (1945)

Born: 22 January 1918 at Drew County, Arkansas

Home of Record: Florence, Arkansas

Death: 19 May 2005

Interred: Oakland Cemetery, Monticello, Arkansas

 

Also earned Bronze Star, Purple Heart; twice married; father of 3; worked at Pine Bluff Arsenal; member of Watson Chapel Baptist Church; resided at Pine Bluff, AR.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 25 Jun. ’17

 

448.   

Lowry, Leonard

First Lieutenant, U.S. Army

Company I, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ 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, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Captain (Infantry), [then First Lieutenant] Leonard Lowry (ASN: 0-1302026), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the 32d Infantry Division near Afua, New Guinea, on 11 July 1944.  Captain Lowry assumed command of a force of five hundred men at a time when its advance had been halted and its leading elements had been pinned down by heavy enemy machine gun fire.  He organized a small party and personally led it in an assault on the machine gun position, diverting its fire and permitting the remainder of the force to detour and continue its advance.  Captain Lowry then rejoined the main body and led it to the successful accomplishment of its mission.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 80 (22 September 1944)

Born: 16 May 1920 at Milford, California

Home of Record: Susanville, California

Death: 17 August 1999

Interred: Susanville Cemetery, Susanville, California

 

Native American; attended public schools at Susanville and a Native American boarding school, renowned basketball and football player; graduated Sherman Institute, Riverside, CA, in ‘38; served with CCCID (CCC Indian Dept.); entered service at Sacramento, CA on 29 Jan. ‘41, brother Stanley enlisted the same day; SN 39075809; assigned to 7TH Div., Ft. Ord, CA; completed OCS at Ft. Benning, GA in Dec. ‘42, commissioned 2d Lt.; SN O-1302026; sent to Camp Roberts, CA; sent to Australia and assigned to 32D Div.; New Guinea, Leyte, Luzon, Army of Occupation; Cdr. of Co. I, 127TH Inf. at Aitape, New Guinea and beyond; recommended Pvt. Donald R. Lobaugh for Medal of Honor after he was KIA 22 Jul. ‘44; WIA at New Guinea, Leyte, and twice at Luzon; earned Purple Heart; promoted to Capt.; brother Stanley earned Silver Star and battlefield commission in Europe; also served during Korean War; earned DSC and OLC to Silver Star for his actions in Korea; WIA in Korea; also earned Bronze Star (not sure if WWII or Korea); retired as Lt. Col. in ‘67; married a woman he met in Australia, father of 2.

added 25 Apr. ’17

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449.   

Lowthers, James E.

Technician Fourth Grade, U.S. Army

__, 114TH Engineer Combat Battalion, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 5 December 1942

Citation Needed - Synopsis: According to Papuan Campaign, Tec. 4 Lowthers earned the Silver Star for gallantry in action on 5 December 1942 near Buna, New Guinea.  An unaccredited article in the Knickerbocker News on 2 Jan. ’43 summarized his actions thusly, “On Dec. 5, 1942, Lowthers “with complete disregard for his own safety” brought Capt. Daniel K. Edwards [HQ, I Corps], who had been severely wounded, to the rear of the American lines near Buna village under heavy enemy fire.”

General Orders:

Born: 24 August 1916 at Massachusetts

Home of Record: Stoneham, Massachusetts

Death: 10 April 1991

 

He entered active service with the Mass. National Guard on 16 Jan. '41 at Medford, MA; SN 20116159; his unit of assignment is presumed because he was a combat engineer in the Mass. National Guard; worked for New England Telephone and Telegraph Co.

added 15 Apr. ’13; not HoV or HoH

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450.   

Loynes, James D.

Private, U.S. Army

Company K, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “James D. Loynes, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 67 (1944)

Born: 13 Jul. ‘20 at Tennessee

Home of Record: Humboldt, Tennessee

Death: 9 February 1944 near Saidor, New Guinea

Interred: Rose Hill Cemetery, Humboldt, Tennessee

Status: KIA

 

He entered service at Ft. Oglethorpe, GA on 28 Sep. ‘42; SN 34374065; killed during a patrol near Saidor, Capt. Lester T. Mooney, Cdr. of Co. K and patrol leader, and 4 other Soldiers were also killed; repatriated aboard U.S. Army Transport Lt. George W. G. Boyce ca. Jun. ‘48.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 25 Jun. ’17

 

451.   

Lundeen, Adrian A.

Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army

__, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Adrian A. Lundeen, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 114 (1945)

Born: 3 August 1921 at Minnesota

Home of Record: Eugene, Oregon

Death: 23 April 1945 at Luzon, Philippines

Interred: Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Status: KIA

 

He entered service at Portland, OR on 21 Aug. ‘42; SN 39315598; overseas in Feb. ‘43; WIA by mortar shell fragment, received Purple Heart on 6 Dec. ‘44; WIA 21 Dec. ‘44 by mortar shell fragment near Tolibaw, Leyte, Philippines, earned OLC to Purple Heart, received it and mother notified ca. 11 Feb. ‘45; also earned Good Conduct Medal, CIB; brothers Melvin and Ewald served with Navy in Pacific.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 25 Jun. ’17

 

452.   

Lusk, Harry W.

First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company C, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division
Date of Action:
Citation Needed - Synopsis: First Lt. Lusk reportedly earned the Silver Star for his actions near Buna, New Guinea.
General Orders: HQ, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, G.O. No. 32 (1943)
Born: 27 September 1913
Home of record: Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Death: 28 November 1944 at Leyte, Philippines

Interred: Longsdorf Cemetery, New Kingstown, Pennsylvania

Status: KIA

 

Originally from Harrisburg, PA; worked at Harrisburg Public Library; graduated William Penn H. S. in ‘31; graduated U. of Wis. in ’35, ROTC, member of Scabbard and Blade; moved to Eau Claire, WI (hometown), from Milwaukee, on 1 May ‘38; worked as accountant at Union National Bank in Eau Claire; married woman from Eau Claire at Ayer, MA, 28 Mar. ‘42; was 1st Lt. in Officers Reserve when he joined Co. C, 128TH Inf. at Camp Livingston, LA, in Oct. ‘41; SN O-331468; WIA ca. 22 Nov. ‘42 (more likely 20-21 Nov.) and earned Silver Star at Buna; promoted to Capt. and assumed command of Co. C in Mar. ‘43; KIA 28 Nov. ‘44 on Leyte, Philippines at age 31; initially reported MIA, ca. 13 Feb. ‘45 his parents were notified he was presumed KIA; also earned Purple Heart.

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453.   

Lytle, Wilbur Curtis

Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company K, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division
Date of Action:
Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Wilbur C. Lytle, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”
General Orders:
Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 60 (1945)
Born: 19 December 1912 at Kentucky
Home of record: San Antonio, Texas

Death: 8 May 1978 at San Antonio, Texas

Interred: Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Texas

 

Father was Army Capt. during WWI; hometown; stationed at Ft. Sam Houston, TX at ‘40 census; Lt. and Cdr. of Co. K, 126TH Inf. during establishment of ‘Huggins’ Roadblock’ on 30 Nov. ‘42 near Soputa, New Guinea; promoted to Capt.; also served during Korean War; married.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 26 Jun. ‘17

 

454.   

Mackay, David S. (Mac Kay)

Private, U.S. Army
32D Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop Mechanized, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division
Date of Action:
Citation Needed - Synopsis: “David S. MacKay, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”
General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 80 (1945)
Born: 1919 at Schenectady, New York
Home of record: Schenectady, New York

Death: 13 August 2008 at Albany, New York

Interred: Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Colonie, New York

 

Mackay, David S. (Mac Kay)

Private, U.S. Army
32D Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop Mechanized, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division
Date of Action:
Citation Needed: According to his obituary, Private MacKay earned the OLC to the Silver Star.
General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 80 (1945)
Born: 1919 at Schenectady, New York
Home of record: Schenectady, New York

Death: 13 August 2008 at Albany, New York

Interred: Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Colonie, New York

 

He graduated from Salisbury School, Salisbury, CT; graduated Yale U. in ‘41; attended Cornell U. Law School; entered service at Albany, NY on 11 Jun. ‘42; SN 32371651; Australia, New Guinea, Philippines; also earned Bronze Star w/V; discharged in ‘45; returned to Cornell U. Law School; admitted to the Bar in ‘47; practiced law for 50 years; retired in ‘97; married, father of 4.

added 22 Mar. ‘17

 

455.   

MacPherson, Murdock E.

Sergeant, U.S. Army

Company C, 114TH Engineer Combat Battalion, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 23 December 1942

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Murdock E. MacPherson, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”  According to Papuan Campaign, Sgt. MacPherson earned the Silver Star for gallantry in action on 23 December 1942 near Buna, New Guinea.

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 5 (1943)

Born: 24 January 1911 at British North America, Canada, Labrador, or Newfoundland

Home of Record: Bedford, Massachusetts

Death: 10 June 1966

Interred: Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn, Massachusetts

 

He entered service 6 Mar. ‘41 at Boston, MA; SN 31019568.

added 15 Apr. ’13

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456.   

Mader, Michael G., Jr.

__, U.S. Army
__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division
Date of Action:
Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Michael G. Mader, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”
General Orders:
Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 295 (1945)

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 29 Jun. ‘17

 

457.   

Mahler, Rudolph F.

Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army
__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division
Date of Action:
Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Rudolph F. Mahler, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”
General Orders:
Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 91 (1944)

Born: 20 April 1914 at Wisconsin

Home of Record: Milwaukee or Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Death: 26 September 2000

Interred: Greendale Cemetery, Kohler, Wisconsin

 

Son of Slovenian immigrants; parents resided at Sheboygan, WI; entered service at Milwaukee, WI on 21 Apr. ‘41; SN 36208198; WIA 11 Jul. ‘44 near Aitape, New Guinea; also earned Purple Heart w/OLC, Presidential Unit Citation; brother Sgt. Joseph A. also served in Army and earned Bronze Star, Purple Heart; brother Pfc. Carl L. also served in Army.

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 29 Jun. ‘17

 

458.   

Mahon, Arnold D.

Corporal, U.S. Army

1ST Battalion, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 28 January 1944

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Arnold D. Mahon, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”  Cpl. Mahon almost certainly earned the Silver Star for his actions with a patrol near Teterei, New Guinea on 28 Jan. ‘44, which was described in a pair of war-time dispatches filed by Robert J. Doyle from New Guinea on 3 and 4 Feb. 1944.  He was one of the volunteers that rushed to aid 1st Lt. George J. Hess’ group after it became isolated on north bank of Mot River near Saidor on 28 Jan. ’44.  The group was part of the 50-may patrol from 1ST Bn., 128TH Inf. that was attacked by a 100-man Japanese force west of the Mot River near Teterei, along the western edge of the Saidor bridgehead, earlier that day.  The rescuers formed a human chain reaching from the bank into the river to catch 1st Lt. Hess as he was trying to carry a rope across the raging river, so his men could attempt to get back to the friendly side.

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 19 (1944)

Born: 7 November 1918

Home of Record: Hickory Ridge, Arkansas

Death: 13 July 1944 near Aitape

Interred: Lewis Cemetery, Hickory Ridge, Arkansas

Status: KIA or DOW

 

SN 37102858; later promoted to Sgt.

added 14 Oct. ’14

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459.   

Mallar, Walter D.

__, U.S. Army
__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division
Date of Action:
Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Walter D. Mallar, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”
General Orders:
Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 188 (1945)

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 30 Jun. ‘17

 

460.   

Mangano, John Michael

Captain, U.S. Army
__, 114TH Engineer Combat Battalion, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division
Date of Action: 6 December 1942
Citation Needed - Synopsis: According to Papuan Campaign, Capt. Mangano earned the Silver Star for gallantry in action on 6 December 1942 near Buna, New Guinea.
General Orders:
Born: 13 January 1914 at Massachusetts
Home of record: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Death: 17 July 2009 at San Jose, California

Interred: Gate Of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Los Altos, California

 

Married, father of 1; promoted to Maj.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying his unit of assignment, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 24 Jan. ’13; not HoH or HoV

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461.   

*Mannheimer, Milton H. (presumed posthumous)

Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army
__, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division
Date of Action:
Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Milton H. Mannheimer, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”
General Orders:
Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 242 (1945)

Born: 9 September 1920 at Kentucky

Home of Record: Louisville, Kentucky

Death: 29 March 1945 at Luzon, Philippines

Interred: Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky

Status: KIA

 

Jewish; father was German immigrant; graduated Louisville Male H. S. in ‘40, played football; attended U. of Louisville, pre-med., played football; athletic instructor at YMCA; entered service at Louisville, KY on 13 Aug. ‘42; SN 35489182; also earned Purple Heart; repatriated ca. Jul. ‘48; brother T. Sgt. Emil C. served in Italy; brother Lee C. worked for Govt. at Oak Ridge, TN.

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 30 Jun. ‘17

 

462.   

Manning, John I.

Private, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 21 November 1942

Citation Needed - Synopsis: According to Papuan Campaign, Pvt. Manning earned the Silver Star for gallantry in action on 21 November 1942 near Buna, New Guinea.  According to an article in the Daily Telegram on 1 Feb. ’43, he went forward of friendly lines to rescue wounded comrades.

General Orders:

Born: 1919 at Utah

Home of Record: Michigan

 

He entered service 28 Apr. ‘41 at Detroit, MI; SN 36113222.

added 17 Apr. ’13; not HoV or HoH

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463.   

Marks, Milo George

Private, U.S. Army

Company C, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 5 December 1942

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “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 [then Private] Milo G. Marks (ASN: 20634470), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with Company C, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Infantry Division, in action near Soputa, New Guinea, 5 December 1942.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 37 (28 May 1943)

Born: 20 August 1922 at Michigan

Home of Record: Kalamazoo, Michigan

Death: 26 July 1986 at Chicago, Illinois

Interred at: Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta, Michigan

 

He was Pvt. in Co. C, 126TH Inf., Michigan National Guard, at Kalamazoo, MI when 32D Div. mobilized on 15 Oct. ‘40; SN 20634470; WIA at some point; discharged and home before Jun. ‘44 due to his injuries; attained rank of Cpl.; brother Andrew H. was Army 1st Sgt., Daniel H. served in USMC.

added 26 May ’14

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464.   

*Marquett, Lesley W. (Leslie)

Private, U.S. Army
__, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division
Date of Action:
Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Leslie W. Marquett, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”
General Orders:
Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 51 (1945)

Born: 27 September 1923 at Iowa

Home of Record: Tipton, Iowa

Death: 16 December 1944 at Leyte, Philippines

Interred: Masonic Cemetery, Tipton, Iowa

Status: KIA

 

He graduated Tipton H. S. in ‘42; entered service at Camp Dodge, IA on 15 Sep. ‘43; SN 37678552; trained at Camp Fannin, TX; overseas Mar. ‘44; twin brother Wesley L. also served; his friend, Pvt. William H. Tenley, from nearby Stanwood, IA, also served with 126TH Inf. and was KIA 18 Dec. ‘44 at Leyte, Philippines.

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 1 Jul. ‘17

 

465.   

Marsh, Edgar C.

Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army

Headquarters Company, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 3 December 1942

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Edgar C. Marsh, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”  According to Papuan Campaign, T. Sgt. Marsh earned the Silver Star for gallantry in action on 3 December 1942 near Buna, New Guinea.

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 3 (1943)

Born: 1919 at Michigan

Home of Record: Grand Rapids, Michigan

 

He was a Cpl. in HQ Co., 126TH Inf., Michigan National Guard, at Grand Rapids, MI, when 32D Div. mobilized on 15 Oct. ‘40; SN 20633541; also cited in 32D  Div., GO No. 53 (1943), which may indicate an additional award.

added 17 Apr. ’13

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466.   

Martin, Clarence A.

Colonel, U.S. Army
128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division
Date of Action: 2 December 1942
Citation Needed - Synopsis: According to Papuan Campaign, Col. Martin earned the Silver Star for gallantry in action on 2 December 1942 near Buna, New Guinea.
General Orders:
Born:
Home of record: South Carolina

 

Col. assigned to HQ, I Corps, as G-3 until he assumed command of 128TH Inf. ca. 2 Dec. ‘42; earned OLC to Silver Star for his actions 2 Dec. ‘42 (first Silver Star in WWI); bestowed with DSC for his actions 3 Dec. ‘42 to 5 Jan. ‘43 near Buna; promoted Brig. Gen. and asst. div. cdr. ca. Feb. ‘43, asst. div. cdr. and cdr. of Michaelmas Task Force at Saidor; asst. div. cdr. at Aitape; promoted Maj. Gen. and assumed command of 31ST Div. ca. Sep. ‘44.

not HoH or HoV

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467.   

Martin, James S.

__, U.S. Army
__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division
Date of Action:
Citation Needed - Synopsis: “James S. Martin, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”
General Orders:
Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 117 (1945)

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 1 Jul. ‘17

 

468.   

*Martin, John Alexander (presumed posthumous)

First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
__, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division
Date of Action:
Citation Needed - Synopsis: “John A. Martin, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”
General Orders:
Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 22 (1945)

Born: 16 April 1917 at Syracuse, New York

Home of Record: Hurley, New York

Death: 8 March 1945 at Luzon, Philippines

Interred: Oak Hill Burial Park, Lakeland, Florida

Status: KIA

 

Namesake was his grandfather, Col. John A. Martin, Cdr. of 8TH Kansas Inf. during Civil War and 10th Gov. of KS; also had ties to Atchison, KS; graduated Syracuse U., College of Liberal Arts and College of Law, in ‘42; entered service as Pvt. at New York, NY on 21 Apr. ‘42; SN 12063474; commissioned 2d Lt.; SN O1303808; trained at Ft. Dix, NJ and Ft. McClellan, AL; overseas in Jan. ‘43; promoted to 1st Lt.; served at Morotai, New Guinea; WIA in Dec. ‘44 at Leyte, Philippines, shot in the head by a sniper; earned Purple Heart; evacuated to hosp. in Australia; returned to duty with his unit; earned Silver Star, Presidential Unit Citation.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 3 Jul. ‘17

 

469.   

Martinelli, Aurelio J.

__, U.S. Army
__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division
Date of Action:
Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Aurelio J. Martinelli, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”
General Orders:
Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 28 (1945)

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 5 Jul. ‘17

 

470.   

Marva, Cyril M.

Private First Class, U.S. Army
__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division
Date of Action:
Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Cyril M. Marva, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”
General Orders:
Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 36 (1945)

Born:

Home of Record: Owosso, Michigan

Death:

Interred:

Status: DOW

 

Son of Czechoslovakian immigrants; SN 36510878.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 5 Jul. ‘17

 

471.   

Massey, Jerald D. (Gerald)

Private First Class, U.S. Army

Company K, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 22 December 1942

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Gerald Massey, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”  According to Papuan Campaign, Pfc. Massey earned the Silver Star for gallantry in action on 22 December 1942 near Sanananda, New Guinea.

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 28 (6 April 1943)

Born: 23 October 1915 at Illinois

Home of Record: Greentown, Indiana

 

Parents resided at Tipton, IN; family previously resided at Corwith, IA; graduated Greentown H. S. in ‘37; worked at Pioneer Hi-Bred Corn Co.; entered service 29 Dec. ‘41 at Ft. Benjamin Harrison, IN; SN 35251024; trained at Camp Roberts, CA; returned home ca. 20 Jan. ‘45; brother Lt. Myrel was B-29 pilot, brother Pvt. Larry also served in Army Air Force; married at Tipton, IN on 25 May ‘46, father of  (at least) 1; resided at 316 W. Madison St., Tipton, IN; returned to Pioneer Hi-Bred Corn Co.; member of VFW.

added 17 Apr. ’13

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472.   

Matthews, Harold V.

Private First Class, U.S. Army
__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division
Date of Action:
Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Harold V. Matthews, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”  According to Red Arrow Men: “He was the second scout on a small patrol that crept out 2,000 yards beyond our lines in the mountains, crept up to the lower edge of a steep ridge, looking for stray Japs, looking for pockets of them.  There were just 20 soldiers in that patrol, and nothing tries the daring, the ingenuity and the alertness of fighting men more than these patrols.  The first scout, alert as he was, passed up some Japs hidden in the tall kunai grass.  Matthews spotted a Jap crawling along the ridge with a hand grenade in his hand.  Matthews could see only about four inches of the Jap’s back.  But the Army had taught Matthews how to shoot.  He opened fire.  The Jap spun around, fell down, with a bullet between his shoulder blades.  The Detroit private moved forward.  Other hidden Japs fired at him.  “I heard a rifle shot.”  Matthews said.  “It hit my helmet.  It nicked me on the side of the head.  The bullet cut into my shoulder and came out my arm.  I knew I was hit.  My helmet flew off.  I fell down.”  And then what happened?  Matthews is still a little vague about that except that he became fighting mad, with a flaming GI hatred that is the backbone of the American Army.  Condsider the 32nd Division’s official citation about Matthews.  “In spite fo injury,” it read, “Pfc. Matthews charged the enemy, firing as he advanced and inflicting other casualties.”  What a guy!  “The patrol rallied,” the citation read, “and killed the enemy.””
General Orders:
Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 117 (1945)

Born: 1923 at Michigan

Home of Record: Detroit, Michigan

 

He entered service at Detroit, MI on 30 Jun. '42; SN 16065958; received his Silver Star at Luzon, Philippines (not sure where he earned it).

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 5 Jul. ‘17

 

473.   

Matthewson, Lowell J. ‘Jeff’

__, U.S. Army
__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division
Date of Action:
Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Lowell J. Matthewson, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”
General Orders:
Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 60 (1945)

Born: 10 November 1919 at Momence, Illinois

Home of Record:

Death: 22 February 1982 at Dubuque, Iowa

Interred: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Key West, Iowa

 

He entered service at Ft. Des Moines, IA on 1 May ‘42; SN 17067405; attained rank of T. Sgt.; served in post-war Iowa Nat. Guard, retired in ‘69 as Lt. Col.; married, father of at least 1 son who served in Air Force; resided at Dubuque, IA; may have worked for Post Office.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 6 Jul. ‘17

 

474.   

Matzat, Ludwig Herman ‘Louie’

Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army

__, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action:

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Ludwig H. Matzat, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 109 (1945)

Born: 15 January 1923 at Chicago, Illinois

Home of Record: North Judson, Indiana

Death: 14 July 2016 at DeMotte, Indiana

Interred: Highland Cemetery, North Judson, Indiana

 

He entered service at Indianapolis, IN on 1 Aug. ‘44; Luzon, Army of Occupation; he says he “took a prisoner with surrender papers to General Yamashita”; WIA, listed on 11 Jun. ‘45 casualty list; earned Purple Heart; discharged 14 Apr. ‘46; returned home and farmed with his father and brothers, primarily mint, corn, soybeans; married Dorene Wobith on 28 Jan. ‘50, father of 4; member of St. Peter Lutheran, North Judson, Post No. 92 of American Legion, VFW Post No. 748, and Starke Co. Soil and Water Conservation District; he and his wife drove veterans to VA hospitals and were recognized by American Legion for driving 365,000 miles; named a Starke Co. Volunteer of the Year.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 20 Mar. ’17

VVTX

475.   

Maurer, Paul H.

First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division
Date of Action: 16 November 1942
Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Paul H. Maurer, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”  According to Papuan Campaign, then 1st Lt. Maurer earned the Silver Star for gallantry in action on 16 November 1942 near Hariko, New Guinea.
General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 15 (1943)
Born: 24 July 1914 at Ohio
Home of record: Sidney, Ohio

Death: 4 November 1986

Interred: Quincy Cemetery, Miami Township, Ohio

 

Practiced dentistry at Sidney, OH; married; 1st Lt., Dental Corps; promoted to Capt. ca. Mar. ‘43; Maj. in Reserve ca. ’52.

added 25 Jan. ’13

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476.   

*May, George Leo

Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company I, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division
Date of Action: 30 November 1942
Citation Needed - Synopsis: “George L. May, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”  According to Papuan Campaign, Sgt. May earned the Silver Star for gallantry in action on 30 November 1942 near Soputa, New Guinea.  During the attack that led to the establishment of ‘Huggins’ Roadblock’ near Soputa, New Guinea, on 30 Nov. ’42, he was a member of the point platoon traversing the patch of kunai grass when they encountered heavy machinegun, sniper, and mortar fire as they reached ‘The Log’ at about 0930.  The platoon leader, Sgt. John Mikita, asked for volunteers to eliminate a machinegun position; May and 10 men volunteered.  One of the men, Edwin Cox, later recalled, “May told us to load up with grenades and we started out on our bellies through the grass, trying to creep around the log. Machinegun fire was everywhere just above our heads. Finally, we got within 30 yards of where the Japs were. Then May raised up to throw his grenade and the others threw theirs. After that the fire stopped.”
General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 28 (6 April1943)
Born: August 1917 at Six Lakes, Michigan
Home of record: Edmore, Michigan

Death: 30 November 1942 near Soputa, New Guinea

Interred: Hillcrest Cemetery, Six Lakes, Michigan

Status: KIA

 

He entered the service 18 Apr. ‘41 at Kalamazoo, MI; SN 36155253; KIA 30 Nov. 1942; also earned Purple Heart; family received his Silver Star ca. 23 Aug. ’43.

added 31 Jan. ’13

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477.   

Maynard, Robert G.

Captain, U.S. Army
__, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division
Date of Action:
Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Robert G. Maynard, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”
General Orders:
Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 187 (1945)

Born:

Home of Record: Dallas, Texas

 

Served as Plt. Ldr., Co. Cdr., Bn. Cdr. at New Guinea and Philippines; 39 mos. overseas.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 6 Jul. ‘17

 

478.   

Maynor, Charles I.

Sergeant, U.S. Army

Company I, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 24 December 1942

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “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 Charles I. Maynor (ASN: 20647536), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with Company I, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Infantry Division, in action near Buna Mission, New Guinea, 24 December 1942.”

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 37 (28 May 1943)

Born: 1921 at Wisconsin

Home of Record: Neenah, Wisconsin

 

He was a Pvt. Co. I, 127TH Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Neenah, WI, when 32D Div. mobilized on 15 Oct. ‘40; SN 20647536.

added 17 Apr. ’13

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479.   

McAndrews, Joseph E.

Private First Class, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 3D Battalion, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division
Date of Action: 22 November 1944
Citation (partial): “For gallantry in action near Limon, Leyte, Philippines, on 22 November 1944, when his squad was pinned down by heavy machinegun fire, Pvt. McAndrews braved that fire to crawl within 10 yards of an enemy emplacement and destroy it with hand grenades.  In so doing he was seriously wounded, Pvt. McAndrews’ courageous action reflects great credit on him and the armed forces of the United States.”
General Orders:
Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 28 (1945)

Born: 26 March 1923 at Indiana

Home of Record: Indianapolis, Indiana

Death: 25 September 2012 at Indianapolis, Indiana

Interred: Calvary Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana

 

Worked as a machinist; entered service 23 Jan. ‘43; trained at Camp Wheeler, GA; WIA during the event, lost an arm; also earned Bronze Star, Purple Heart; Australia, Saidor, Aitape, Morotai, Leyte; malaria; hospitalized at Brigham City, UT ca. 13 Mar. ‘45; brother, Torpedoman’s Mate John C., was WIA 21 Jan. ‘45 in the Pacific; brother Thomas also served in Navy; married on 27 May ‘61, father of 2; worked as a civil servant; retired from Naval Avionics, Indianapolis, IN; member of St. Gabriel Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Holy Family Council, American Legion Post No. 500, DAV Chapter 52.

added 7 Jul. ‘17

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480.   

McBride, Robert Bruce, Jr.

Brigadier General, U.S. Army
Headquarters, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division
Date of Action:
Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Brigadier General Robert Bruce McBride, Jr., United States Army, was awarded the Silver Star for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in connection with military operations against the enemy while serving as Commanding General, Division Artillery, 32d Infantry Division, during World War II.”
General Orders:
Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 273 (1945)

Born: 7 July 1892 at Bridgeport, Alabama

Home of Record: Atlanta, Georgia (some references state Indianapolis, Indiana)

Death: 25 September 1981

Interred:

 

Married at Louisville, KY on 1 Mar. '19, father of 3 (wife passed away 16 Jan. ‘44); remarried at Chicago, IL in ‘48; graduated USMA at West Point in ‘16; commissioned 2d Lt., Coast Arty. Corps, 13 Jun. ‘16; promoted 1st Lt. on 1 Jul. ‘16; promoted Capt. on 15 May ‘17; transferred to FA on 13 Jul. ‘17; served with 2D FA Regt.; graduated School of Fire, Ft. Sill, OK; instructor at School of Fire, Ft. Sill, OK; promoted Maj. on 3 Jul. ‘18; 1st head of Dept. of Mounted Instruction and 3rd Cdr. of Field Bn., Field Artillery Central Officers Training School (F.A.C.O.T.S.), Camp Zachary Taylor, KY, ca. ‘18-‘19; graduated Cmd. and Gen. Staff College, class began 5 Sep. ‘27; assigned instructor to 84TH Div. (Reserves), Indianapolis, IN on 31 Jul. ‘28; assigned Instructor for Ind. Nat. Guard at Indianapolis, IN on 7 Jul. ‘34 until ca. ‘42; assigned Ops. Off. on Gen. MacArthur’s staff ca. Aug. ‘42; assigned CG, Div. Arty., 32D Div., in Feb. ‘43; Comptroller, HQ, Sixth Army, Presidio of San Francisco, ca. ‘52; retired in ‘52; awards include Legion of Merit w/OLC, Bronze Star, Air Medal; guest speaker at 32D Div. Vet. Assn. 33rd annual reunion at Lansing, MI 30 Aug.-1 Sep. ‘52; son Robert B., III, served during WWII and Korean War, earned Bronze Star w/OLC, Purple Heart, attained rank of Lt. Col.; son William served in Navy during WWII.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 8 Jul. ‘17

 

481.   

McCarthy, Gerald M.

Private First Class, U.S. Army

__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 29 December 1942

Citation Needed - Synopsis: According to Papuan Campaign, Pfc. McCarthy earned the Silver Star for gallantry in action as a medic on 29 December 1942 near Buna, New Guinea.  His actions were summarized by Murlin Spencer in a war-time dispatch from overseas printed in the St. Petersburg Times on 4 Jan. ’43, “They are brave men, like the little group of five who volunteered to take medical supplies through to a company which first reached the coast only to have the Japs cut them off…It was from him [Pvt. Arthur A. Christofaro] I heard the story of the five who dared go unarmed through enemy lines to take medical supplies to the isolated company, which has since been rescued.  They were privates Ray Jackson of Arlington, Wis.; Sam Scarfo of Youngstown, O.; Gerald McCarthy of Waterloo, Ill.; Vernon A. Pyles of LaGrange, Ky.; and Capt. Rafael R. Gamso, New York, NY.  Gamso stayed all night to treat the wounded and returned the next day.”

General Orders:

Born:

Home of Record: Waterloo, Illinois

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying his unit of assignment, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

updated 28 Apr. ’13; added 16 Apr. ’13; not HoV or HoH

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482.   

McCleod, George R., Jr.

__, U.S. Army
__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division
Date of Action:
Citation Needed - Synopsis: “George R. McCleod, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”
General Orders:
Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 127 (1945)

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 8 Jul. ‘17

 

483.   

*McCollum, Joseph E.

Private First Class, U.S. Army
__, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division
Date of Action:
Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Joseph McCollum, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”
General Orders:
Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 12 (1945)

Born: 6 October 1924

Home of Record: Titus County, Texas

Death: 18 December 1944 at Leyte, Philippines

Interred: Omaha Cemetery, Omaha, Texas

Status: KIA

 

SN 38477719; also earned Purple Heart; brother Sgt. William D. served with 16TH Inf., 1ST Div., MIA 14 Feb. ‘43, FOD 14 Feb. ‘44, Bronze Star, Purple Heart.

 

This award has not been added to the WWII history information yet. Without seeing the actual citation or verifying date of action, there is not enough information to know which section to place it in.

added 8 Jul. ‘17

 

484.   

McCune, James R. (McCue)

Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company H, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division
Date of Action: 27 May 1944
Citation Needed - Synopsis: “James R. McCune, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”  The event was summarized in a war dispatch filed from New Guinea by Arthur Veysey on 20 Aug. ’44, “The citation explained that the patrol [of 15 Soldiers] boarded a boat near Aitape the night of May 27 and sailed east along the New Guinea coast.  When far east of the Driniumor river [far behind enemy lines] the men climbed into two rubber boats and paddled ashore.  Airplane flights earlier had shown that the Japs had built a truck road from Wewak almost to the point where the patrol landed.  The question was how much was coming up the road.  The patrol scouted the area.  They found plenty.  Once they almost walked into a Jap camp.  When the time to re-board the rubber boats neared, the patrol was waylaid by 15 Japanese.  Each American was assigned a Jap.  They struck as one.  Using only knives, they killed 14 of the 15 before any of them could cry a warning.  The 15th they gagged and bound and took back with them.  Then they recovered the rubber boats, paddled out to a rendezvous with another boat, and raced back to their own lines.”
General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 56 (1944)
Born: 8 August 1920 at Michigan
Home of record: Dorr, Michigan

Death: 10 July 1981

Interred: Pine Hill Cemetery, Kentwood, Michigan

 

McCune, James R. (McCue)

Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company H, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division
Date of Action: 27 May 1944
Citation Needed - Synopsis:
General Orders: Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 54 (1944)
Born: 8 August 1920 at Michigan
Home of record: Dorr, Michigan

Death: 10 July 1981

Interred: Pine Hill Cemetery, Kentwood, Michigan

 

He was a Pvt. in Co. H, 126TH Inf., Michigan National Guard, at Ionia, MI, when 32D Div. mobilized on 15 Oct. ‘40.

added 28 Feb. ’13; 2nd award not HoV

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485.   

McGettigan, Homer D.

Technician Fourth Grade, U.S. Army

Company K, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 18 November 1942

Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Homer D. McGettigan, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”  According to Papuan Campaign, Tec. 4 McGettigan earned the Silver Star for gallantry in action on 18 November 1942 near Simemi, New Guinea.  An unaccredited article in the Telegraph-Herald on 4 Jun. ‘45 summarized his actions; “he and two other men discovered a Japanese machine gun ambush and wiped it out,” saving many lives.

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 3 (1943)

Born: 29 October 1913 at Darlington, Wisconsin

Home of Record: Darlington, Wisconsin

Death: 13 May 1945 on Luzon, Philippines

Interred: Manila American Cemetery

Status: KIA

 

*McGettigan, Homer D.

Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army

Company K, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division

Date of Action: 13 May 1945

Citation Needed - Synopsis: 2d L. McGettigan earned the Oak Leaf Cluster to the Silver Star, posthumously, for gallantry in action on 13 May 1945 along the Villa Verde Trail on Luzon, Philippine Islands.

General Orders: Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 248 (1945)

Born: 29 October 1913 at Darlington, Wisconsin

Home of Record: Darlington, Wisconsin

Death: 13 May 1945 on Luzon, Philippines

Interred: Manila American Cemetery

Status: KIA

 

He graduated from Darlington, WI, schools; operated a grocery store in Darlington when he entered active service; engaged to be married; he was a Pvt. in Co. K, 128TH Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Monroe, WI, when 32D Div. mobilized on 15 Oct. ‘40; SN 20650679; earned a battlefield commission Jan. ‘43 near Buna; new SN O1690795; also earned Purple Heart; also cited in 32D Div., GO No. 53 (1943), which may indicate an additional award.

added 16 Apr. ’13; 1 SS not HoV

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486.   

McGowan, Edward

__, U.S. Army
__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division
Date of Action:
Citation Needed - Synopsis: “Edward McGowan, 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 32d Infantry Division during World War II.”
General Orders:
Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 36 (1946)