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GENERAL 0wm.aNO. 31IWAR DEPARTMENTWA HIWQTON25, D. C., 2 April 1946-.DISTINGUISHED-SERVICE MEDAL (OAK-I.EAF C L U S T E R ) - A v u dIVSILVER STAR-Posthumou8o u a r d. VI.EGION OF NERIT-Awards . VI. V I ILEGION OF MERIT (OAlC-LEAF C I . U S T I D R ) - A W .S. VIII. I XDISTINCDISEED-ULYING CROSS-Award .BlLONZE STAR M E D A L 4 w a r d s.XAIR h r s n a L a n n r d . X I. XI1BATTLE HOXORS-Citation of unit . XI11f D . 1 OF F R O - d .I . . G E N E R A L COURTS M A R T I A L . - B ydirection of the President, t h e eomrnaoding officer of each of the following commands is empowered, pursuant tothe eighth article of mar, to appoint general courts martial:Air rateriel Commnnrl.Air Uefense Command.Strategic Air Command.Tactical Air Command.Air University.Fifteenth hi1 Force.IAG 260.401 (29 Mar 46)IN.DISTINGUISHED-SERVICE CROSS.-By direction of the President,under the provisions of the act of Congress nppro .o\.efi 9 July 1918 ( W D Bul. 43,1918), t h e Distingnished-Scrvice Cross for extrnordinnry heroism in actionagainst a n enemy was avarded by the War Department to the follawiug-namedofficer:Colonel Jeen M w i e Leon Piette, French Arwy, a s Commanding OIBeer. 4ttlMoroccan Tirailleu? Regiment, on 17 November 1944 in France, personally ledhis forces under violeut enemy fire in their vitally essential mission to cross theDoller River. At t h a t time, a s well a s upon countless other occasions, he was i nthe thick of battle checking on positions and giving encouragement to his men,completely unconcerned for his own safety. Colonel Piette's extraordinaryheroism was a n illustrious reminder of the devotion which brought glory toFrance in the past and which is accompnri ingher restoration to preeminence.III.DISTINGUISnED-SERVICE MEDAL.-By direction of the President,under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 9 July 1918 (WD Bul. 43,1918), the Distinguished-Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services in the performance of duties of great responsibility duringthe periods indicated was awarded by the War Department to the followingnamed officers:Brigadier General Ourl.a d0.Black, 09697, United States Army. September to December 1844 and January to Mny 1945.Brigadier General James W. Younger, 08335, United States Army. September 1944 to May 1!145.IV.DISTINGUISHED-SERVICE M E D A L ( O A K - L E A F CLLrSTST&R).-BY dlrection of the Prmldent, in nddiiian to the Distinguishcd ServiceMedal awardedtw the War Department to Major General Charles df. Wesson, a s vuhlished inWD General orders 49. 1922, a second branee Oak Leaf Cluster for &eptionnllyAGO 3377B-Ayr.688781'-46

meritorious and distinguished services i n the performance of duties of greatresponsibility during the period indicated was awarded to him by the War Department undcr the pro?isions of the act of Congress approved 9 July 1918 (WDBul. 43, 1918). The citation is a s fallows:Major General Charles X. Wesmn, 01635, United States Army. October 1942to October 1945.V--SILVER STAR.-By direction of the President, under the provisions of theact of Congress approved 0 July 1018 (WD Bul. 43, 191S), a Silver Star forgallantry in action was awarded postl umouslyby the War Dewrtment to thefollon.ingnamed officer :Captain James L. Maftning, 0461032, Infantry, Army of the United States, a scomnlrrilding ofllcer of Cannon Company, 423d Infantry Ecgiment, heroicallydirecTed his troops in repulsing h c a w enemy attacks and in making a successfulcounterattack near Blcialf, Germmy, on 1 6 December 1944. Members of h i scnnnon Company fought a s infantry riflemen in a &laut defensive stand andparticipated i n t h e counterattack which regained Bleialf. while coordinatingdefensive measures against a new German attack in front of the town, CaptainMaming was mortally wounded.VI. .LEGION O F MERIT.--By direction of the President, under the provisionsof the act of Congress aplrroved W July 19.12 (see. 111, WD Bul. 40, 1942) andBnecutive Order W260, 29 October 1942 (see. I, WD Bul. 54, 1912), the Legionof Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding serrices during the periods indicated was awarded by tbe War Departmentto the following-named officers and enlisted men:Lieutenant Colonel Ainmfiorth Blogg, 0174763, Infantry. Army of theCnited States. April 1942 to November 1945.Colonel Theodore M. Bolcn, 017888, Air C a r s United,States Army. Julyto December 11142.Colonel Walter A. Liwi. 0226048. I n f a n t r. . .Army of the United States.June 1043 to March 1946.Lieutenant Colonel John J. MeUonough, 09ZG55. Army of the UnitedStates. March 1943 to August 1 .Private Firat Class Jokn Pope (Army Serial No. 17130678). DetachedEnlisted Men's List, Army of the United Slates. October 1044 toJanuary 1948.Staff Sergeant James H. Ritchey (Anny Serial No. 39128M)i), Air Corps,Army of the United States. J a n n a y1941 to March lW5.Colonel John A. Keiiz, 0274247, Field Artillery (Gmeral Staff Corps, Armyof the United Srates. June 1943 to Noreniber 1944.Major W lliam R. Tharp, 0302833, Infantry, Army of the U r l t r dStates.iy%rch1944 to September 1S45.VII.LEGION OF MERIT.-Bydirection of the President, under the provisions of the act of Co lgvcssapiauueil 20 July 1942 (Scc. IIJ, WD W1. 40. 1912)a n d Execulive Order 'JWO, 29 October 1942 (see. I, WD Bul. 54, 1942). the Legionof filerit, in the Degree of Oficer, for exceptionally meritorious conduct in theperformanre of mllstanding scrsiees during the period indicated was nmnrdcdby the War Department to the following-named officer:General de Xrigade Pierre Raymon6 Pucoinelli, Wrench Army. September 1944to January 19.45.VtII.LBGION O F MERIT (OAK-LEAF CLUSTER).-1.By direction of thePresident, in addition to the Legion of Nerit awarded to Colonel Westray BattleAGO 33771:

Boyce, a s p-hlished in General Orders 97, North African Theater of Operations,United States A r w Forces, 27 September 1944. a bronze Oak-Leaf Cluster forcxceptionnlly meritorious conduct i n the performance of outstanding servicesduring the w r i o d indicated was awarded to her by the War Department undert h e grorisions of the act of Congress approved 20 July IS42 (sec. 111, WD Bul. 40,1942) and Executive Order 9260, 29 Oetoher 1942 (sec. I, WD Bul. 54, 1942).The citation is a s follows:Colonel Wostrav Rattle Boyce, L303812, Women's Army Corps, Armg of theUnited States. September 1%4 to Jnnuary 1W.2. By direction of the President, in addition to the Legion of Merit awardcdby the War Department to Colonel J:ireph B. Orazcford, a s published in WDGeueral Orders 49, 1913, a second bronze Onk-Leaf Cluster for exeeptlonallymeritorious conduct i n t h e performance of outstanding gmvires during the periodindicated mas awardcd to hlm by the War Degartr!icilt under the provisions ofthe act of Congress approved 20 July 1912 (src. 111, WD Bui. 40, 1942) andExecutive Order 9260, 29 October 1842 (see. I, WD Bul. 54, 1942). The citationis a s follows:&lone1 Joseph B. Crauford, 01Q215,General Staff Corps, United States Army.January 1945 to March 1046.3. By direction of the President, in addition to the Legion of Merit awardedt o Colonel Mno 8. Johnsan, a s published in General Ordeters 3 j , Eurollenn Theater,14 Marrh 1915, n bronze Oak-Leaf Olustcr for csceptionally meritorious conduclin the performnnce of outstanding services during the period indicated wasawarded to him by the War Department under the p r o v i o n sof the act ofCongress npprovcd 20 July 1942 (see. 111, WD Bul. 40,1942) and Executive Order9260, 29 October 1042 (sec. 1, WD Bul. 54, 1942). TLie citation ia a s follows:Colonel M a x S. JoAWan, 016745, Gcneral Stzff Corps, Cnited States Army.February 1945 to March 1946.IX.DISTI'NGUISHED-FLYING CROSS.-Bydirection of the President,under the proriaions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 ( W D Bul. 8,19263, a Distinguished-Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight during the period indicated was awarded by the WarDeiiartmeot to the following-narned officer:Captain Leland H . Henderson. 0715MO, Air Corps, Army of the United States.tions against a n e n m y of the Unitcd States during- the lleriods indicated wnsawarded by the War Department to t h e followingnamcd officers:Chaplain (captain) Harrtl W . Alemandn: 04W511, C a p s of Chaplains,Arms of the United States. 16 to 19 December 1944.Major Allen B. Willend, 0233828, Infantry, A m y of the United States.16 to 19 December 1944.XI.AIR MEDAL.-BYdirection of ttre Inresident. under the nrovlsions ofnwardal by the War Department to the following-named officer:Second Lieutenant Clyde A. Ounderson, 06!XJ!J51, Air Corps, Army of the UnitcdStatcs. 10 February 1944.XII.BATTLE HONORS.-As authorized by Executive Order 9396 ( s e . I.W D Ilul. 22,19.13),sn leisedingExecutive Order SO75 (scc.111, WD Bul. 11,1042),AGO 33778

citation of the following unlt in the general orders indicated is confirmed undert h e provisions of section IV, WD Circular 333,1943, in the name of thc Presidentof the United States as public evidence of desemed honor and distinctior. Thecitation reads as follows:The #d Bnilulion, 20th Infontrg Regiment, is cited for outstanding p r i o r m anee of duty in action against the enemy in the Cabaruan Hills, Luzon, PhilippineIslands, during the period 17 to 23 a n u a r1945. On 17 January 1946, t h e28 Battalion, 2Olh Znfanlry ReQiment, attacked a J a p defensive area in t h enorthern part of the Cabaruun Hills an the flank of the main avenue of approachto the Cenlml Plains of Luzun, Philippine Islands. The enemy force, an infantrybattalion reinforced with artillery and antitank guns, wus elaborately dug inon a series of low t!ilis and ridges which were covered with masses of hnmbooand heavy scrub. Approaches to these hill positions were open and offeredlittle cover lo attacking forces. The enemy's defense was in depth and highlyorganized. S o t once during the action did the enemy withdraw from a position, but on the contrary, chose to die to the last man. For 6 days, the battalionpushed the attack against fanatical enemy resistance, making costly gaius offrom W to 1,000yards daily. The wemy could not be shot out of his positionsb y artillcry. air bombardment. or heavv mortar fire. hut had to be due outand burned out. Assaulting troops, closing in hand-to-hand combat, came underhen5y fire a t mint-hlank range. In one attack, the hatlalion lost two companycommanders, two platoon leaders, and one flrst sergeant killed, By 23 January.this battalion, despite crippling losses, had secured its assigned objective,killing 879 laps and destroying or capturing flve 75mm guns, three 37-mm guns,18 machine guns, 1 tankette, and 1scout car in the advance. No enemy prisonersof mar merc taken. The baltulion suffered 46 dead and 105 wounded. Casualtiesincluded four m w n n y commanders m d two flrst sergeants. By i t s heroicaction, the hattalion helped clear the way for the rapid advance of Americantroow through the Central Valley to Manila. The gallantry, d iterminntion,and self-saerineing devation.to duty displayed by every officer and man of theBd Ilottolion, 50th Iafantry Regiment, exemplify the highest traditions of theArmy of the United States. (General Orders 183, Headquarters Gth InfantryDivision, W August 1845,a s approved by the Canlmander in Chief, United StatesArmy Forces, Paeiflc.)-XIII.MEDAL O F FREEDOM.-Bydirection of the President, unrler the provisions of E s w a t i r e Order 0556, 6 July 1946 (see. 11, WD Bul. 12, 1945), theMedal of Freedom for meritoriol sserrice which has aided the United States inthe prosecution of a war againvt an enemy during the periud indicated wasawarded by the War Department to the folla\ring namedindividual:C h w l e s I ) . lac7ison,American civilian, rendered outxta&ing services a s civiliandeputy of the staff officer in charge of Lllied ps chologicalwarfare acthities inNorth Africa and France from Mny 1913 to March 1915. Mr. JacJcson contributedmaterialip to the successful oDeratiou of a joint Anglo-American headauarters:ZIDWARD R, T I T S E L LNajor GeneralThe Adiutant CienerolmTIOI'LI.DWIGHT D. R,ISENROWEFlc w f of stan

GENNO. 35WAR DEPARTMKNTW A R A I G T25,O AD. C., 17 April 1946OBDWS.I EGION0s MERIT (OAK-LEAF CLUSTER)-Awards .VJIRORZE STAR MEDAkAwnrds . VIBATTLE HONOKS-Citation uf unit . VIIMEDAL OF RltlClCl)Old-Awards . 7111UNITED STATES OB AMZKICA TYPHUS COXMISSION MEDAkAwardr .IXA AI .i.i.I.o.w.XI.DISTINGUISHED-SERVICE CROSS.-By direction of the President.9 Juiy 1818 (\VD Bul. 43,under the provisions of the act of Conmess alnnrored- 1918), the Distinguished-Service Cross fur ertroordirlnry heroism in action againsta n enemy was awarded By the W a r Dcpartmcnt to the following-named officer:Colonel Jean LandouzZI, Frmoh .4rms, displayed extraordinary heroism inaction on 4.4prillYlrj in Germany. Pkreed in charge of the 23d Cclonial InfantryHebiment a t the height of operations i n Aimce, be exhibited the finest militaryqualities of initiative and courage. In preparation for t h e attack on Kaflsruhe,h e went forward to the most advanced positions t o obtain vital informationnceessnry to t h e successful eonduet o f the campaign. Without a thought for thegreat danger he was facing, Colonel Lumiouzg appeared in t h e midst of thebitter and ferocious street fighting, which succeeded in wresting the city from theenemy's grnsp. The value of his example of heroism upon the morale of histroops cannot be overestimated.II.DISTINCUISIIED-SERVICE MEDAL.-BV direction of the President.under the prmisions of the act of Congress approved 9 July 1918 (WD Bul. 43.IRIS), t h e Dbtinguished-Selviee Medal for exeeptioaxlly meritorious and distinguishrd smmiees in the performance of dntics of great responsibility duringthe periods indicated was awarded by the War Department to the follomiognamed officers :Colonrl Ralgh P. Eoton, 015871 (then brigadier general), Infantry,United States Army. August 1844 to July 1945. (This awardsupersedes the award of the Bronze Star Mwlnl to Colonel Raton.f a r services from 17 December 1844 to 13 February 1945, a s pulllished in Gruernl Orders 21, Headquarters XVIII Corps, 18 March1945.)Mnjor General Harry B. Vaughn%, 07962, United States Army. March1044 t o Alorch 1945.III.LECION OF MERIT.-By direction of the l'rcsident, under the prorisionsof the a c t of Congress approved 20 Juiy 1842 (scc. 111, WD Bul. 40, 1942) andExecutive Order Li200, 29 October 1942 (sec. I, Wn Uul. 54, 1942), the Legion ofMerit f u r exeeptionnlly meriiorious conduct i n the performance of outstandingservices during tile periods indicated was amarded bp the War Department tothe foliowing-named omcers aud enlistcd men:Private First Class Brio B, A d m u (brm37 serinl No. 39273671), Air Corps,Army of the United States. 9 Novcmbcr 1944.Colonel Bm IF. Barclag, 0175425, Air Corps, Army of the United States.March 1944 to March 1915.Colonel Jack W. Duraat, 0279497, General Skiff Corps, Army of the UnitedStales. October 1940 to April B45.Malor Floyd W. Houyh, 01146"G, Corps of Engineers, Army of t h e UnitedStates. October 1944 to September 1945. ('Jlhis award supersedesAGO 3476B--Am688781'-40

t h e award of the Bronze SLar Medal t o Major Rough, for servicesfrom 25 October 1944 to 8 Mny 1915, a s published in Genera! Orders290, Theater Service Forces, European Theater of Operations, 6October 1945.)Colonei Edward B. Kelso, 0470582, Air Corps. Army of the United States.July 1M44 t o May 1M5.Lieutenant Colunel Clarence D. L e a t h e m a n , 0303758, General Staff Corps(Adjntnnt General's Departrrrent), Army of the United States.February 1944 to April 104.5.M a s t n Sergeant Grant P. Mndlnarli (Army serial No. 328287473, DetachedEnlisted Men's List, Army of the United S t n i s . March 1944 toFcbruars I!%.IV.LBGION OF MERIT.-1. By direction o f the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 20 July 1912 (sec. 111, \\TI 8 11.40, 1942)and Exreotive O1.der 9260, 29 October 1W (sec. I, W U BuI. 64, 1942), the Legiono f Merit, i n the Uecree of Chief Commander, for exce titionallymeritorious cumduct in the performance of outstanding services during the period indicated wasawarded by the War Department to the folloaing-named officer:General Sir Henry dieitland Wilson., G. B. E., I .C. B., U. S. O., A. D. C., BritishArmy. 8 Janunry to December 1944.2, By direction of the President, uuder the provisions of Ule act of Congressnppruved 20 July 1942 (sn. 111. WD Uul. 40, 1942) and Exemtise Oraer 9260.29 October 1042 (see. I. WD Boi. 54. 1912). the LrEion. of Merit. i n the Degree ofCommandw, for esceptionnliy meritoriuus conduct in the perfom;mcr of outindicated. I n s an'ardcd by the W a r Dcpartatandinc s e n i c e s d u r i o- the DCriOds.ment to the following-named officers:Major Gencral J. E. I,. Beernaert, Belgian Army. January to June 1945.Colonel J . H. Bevun, Britistl Army. As Chief of the London ContrulliugSection, W a r Office.Major General G. Bnlnskill, British Army. January 1943 t o May 1!M.Major General R m r Chouteeu, French Arnry. June 1940 to March 1945.Major Genernl Ckorlcs A. L. Dunphie, British Army. May 1944 to April1Q45 .--.Major General Richard Gelson Gale, British Army. December 1944 toMay 1945Lieutenant General Jomes Alldrew Harcourt Gam?nelZ, C. B., D. S. O.,&I.C., Bvitish Army. 8 January t o December 1N4.Major General Sir Xtles 1V. A. P. Graham, British Army, January 1944 toJune 1945.Air Marshal Sir Cl erlesEdward Hastings Medhwst, Royal Air Force.February to August 1945.General de Divisim Marie R e w y Pierre Preaud, French Army. September1914 to January 1945.Major General (retired) Sir Henry Letheby Ti@, Britisb Army. 1942 to1 Q45Intendant General de l'ere Classe Desire Pierre Fincellsini, French Army.June 1941 to August 1944.3. By direction of Lhe President, under the ixovisions bf the act of Congrcssapproved 20 July 1942 (scc. Ill, WD Bul. 40, 1942) and E r e c u t i eOrder 260,29 October 1942 (see. I, WD Uul. M, 1942), the Legioc of Merit, in the Degree ofOfficer, for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstandingAGS34788

services during the periods indicated was awarded by the War Department to t h efollowing-named o5cers:Major General Zlobert E. Barnsleg, British Army. h l y to December 1942.Major Donald S. Barwell, Bridsh Army. S e p t e n b 1942r to September1944.Coloncl Kendal George Fleming Chaaasse, British Army. April t o June1945.Brimdisr General Joseph A. Clerc, French Air Farce. February t o July1945.Group Cnplain Edward N. Clifton, Royal Air Force. October 1943 t oMay 1945.Brigadier A. R. Cloagh, British Army. June 1942 to May 1945.Colonel J o h n Aljred Davies. British Army. June 1944 to May 1845.Colonel Charles Louis Eugene Clement Delalezr, French Army. December1914 t o May 1945.General de Brigade Alain Deuauz, French Army. August 1944 t o May1945.Lieutenant Colonel Rene Foulpuies, French Army. February 1814 t oJune 1945.Colonel J a m s F. Gaidt. &I. V. O., 0. B. E., Scots Guards, British Army.January 1944 t o May 1945.Major Garera1 John Charles Francis Holland, British Army. September1944 to April 1945.Group Captain Marcus W. B. Knight, Royal Alr Force. December 1943 t oFebruary 1945.Major Renzofzd I-. h c a s , French Army. February to May 194.5.Colonel Camille P w v e , French Army. September 1944 to J u n c 1945.Colonel George H:m&le Paul Pertuls, French A m y . September 1944 t oMay 1%.Lieutenant Colonel Anthony G. Tusker, British Army. 15 October 1944to Q May 1945.Lieutenant Colonel Robert Marcel Thualre, French Army. July 1944 t oFebruary 1945.4. By direction of the President, under the provisions of the e oft Congressnpproved 20 July 1942 (see. 111, WD Bul. 40, 1842) and Executive Order 9260,29 October 1812 (see. I, WD Bul. 54, 1942), the Legion of Merit. in the Degreeof Legionnaire, for exee tionallymeritolSous conduct in the performance ofoutstanding selriezs during the periods indicated was awartled by the W a rDepartment t o t h e followiug namedotlicers:Captain Rndames Gaziola Andrade, Mexican Army Air Force. 6 Aprilto 15 October 1945.Major Emile Yves Marie Cospuer, French Army. August 1944 to J u n e1945.Captain Charles D i n m y , French Army. 8 November 1 W .Lieutenant Colonel George8 R a e Laclauere, French Army. 21 August to14 September 1944.Captain Commandnnt Alberic C. J. L. Mermuya, Corps of Engineers, Belgian Military blission. 24 September 1944 to 11 March 1946.Acting Wing Commander 0. D. E. Bkinner, Royal Air Force. 1 June 1945to 1 August 1914.F i m t Lieutenant Claude Vovgnon, French Forces of the Interior. J u n e1940 to Oclober 1944.AGO 24T6B

V.LECION OF MERIT (OAK-LEAF CLUSTER).-I. By direction of thePresident, in addition to the Legion of Merit awarded to Colonel Leonard J.Qreeley, a s published in Genernl Orders 474, Unitcd Stntes Army Farces, SouthPacific Area, 3 April 1944, a second bronre Oak-Waf Clustcr for exceptionallymeritorious coriduct in the performanee of outstanding services during the periodindicated was awarded to him by the War Department under the provisions ofthe act of Congress approved 20 July 1442 (sec. 111, WD Bul. 40, 1842) andExecutive Olrder 9280, 29 October 1M2 (see. 1, WD Bul. 51, 1942). The citationi s a s follows:Colonel Leonard J. Ql'eeleu, 016449, General Staff Corps (Chemical WarfareService), United Stntes Army. February to Aug nst1945.2. By direction of the President, in addition to the T.egiou of Merit awardedby the War Department to Colonel Milton T. lfanlcifls, a s published in WD GeneralOrders 58, 1945, a bra leeOak-Lcnf Cluster for exceptionnhy meritorious conductin the performance of outstanding services during the period indicated wasawarded to him by the War Department under the provisions of the act ofCongress aggroied 20 July 1942 (sec. 111, WD Ro1. 40. 1942) and Executive Order9260, 20 October 1942 (scc. I , WD Bul. 54, 1 9 4 ) . The citation i s a s follows:Colonel Milton T. Hunkins, 016198, Chemical Warfare Service, United StatesArmy. September 1941 to April 1943.3. By direction of the President, in addition to the Legion of Merit awarded toCulonel John W. Mtddledon, a s published in General Orders 1,United States ArmyFarces, China Theater, a4 December 1944, a bronzc Onk-Leaf Cluster for exceptionally meritorious conduct i n the performance of outstanding services duringthe period ir dicatedwas awarded to him by the War Department under m eprovisions of the act of Congress approved 20 July 1042 (see. 111. WD Bul. 40.1942) and Executive Order 9260, 29 October 1842 (see. I, WD Bnl. 54, 1942).The citation is a s follows:, emLieutenBnt Colonel John. W. Middleton. 012135 (then brigaLiier e n e r a l ) Gera1 Staff Corps (Infxutrg), United States A m y . 20 hlarehto 1 9 October 1945.4. R y dircctlon of the President, in addition to the Legion of Merit awarded toColonel Bugme I,. Willer, a s published in General Orders 132, European Theaterof Operations, 22 Jane 1915, a bronze Oak-T af Cluster f a r exceptionallymeritorious cooduel in the performance of outstanding servioes during the periodindicated was awarded to n i m b y the War Department under the provisions ofthe act of Congress approved 20 July 1842 (see. I l l , WD Bnl. 40, 1942) andExecutive Order %6% 29 Octoher 1942 (see. I, WD Bul. 54, 1942). Tbe citationi s ns follows :Colonel Bugene 2. Miller, 011657, Inspeetor General's Department, UnitedState8 Army. December 1941 to May 1944.5. By direction of the President, in xdSition to the Lcgion of Merit awardedt o Brigadier General RoDart R. h7wland, Jr., a s published in Gqwrnl Orders 22,United States Army k'orces, India-Bnmm Theater, 16 November 1944, a bronzeOak-Leaf Cluster for exeeptionslly meritorious conduct in the wrformance ofoutstanding services during the period indicated was awarded to him by theWar Department under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 20 July1942 (sec. 111, WD Bul. 40, 1942) and Executive Order 9260, 29 October 1942(see. I, WD Bul. .54,1812). The eitatlon is a s follows:Brigadier General Robert R. Neylend, Jr., 04436, United States Army. June1941 to June 1944.6. By direction of the President, in addition to the Legion of Merit awarded toMajor General Lunstord E . Oliver, a s publlshed in General Orders 206, EuropeanAGO 34TBB

Theater, 26 August 1945, a bronze Onk-Leaf Cluster for exceptionally meritoriousconduct in t h e performance of outstanding services during the period indicatedwas awarded t o him by t h e W a r Department under the psovisions of the act ofCongress approved 20 July 1842 (sec. 111, WD Hnl. 40, 1042) and ExecutiveOrder %GO, 24 October 1M2 (sec. I, WD Bul. 54, 1842). T h e citation i s a s follows :Major General Lurisford E . Olirer. 03326 (then brigadier general), UnitedStates Army. December 1041 to June 1942.7. By direrlian of Lhe President, ill addition t o the Legion of Merit a w a m e dby the War Deparirnent to Colonel Geo .geF. Bpann, a s published in WD GeneralOrders 8G,1045, a bronze Oak-Leaf Cluster fov exeeptioneliy meritorious conductin the p rforrnnnce of autsianding sewires during the periml indicated wasawarded to him by the War Department unrler the provisions of the act ofConaresn a p p m w d 20 July 1912 (see. 111, WD BoI. 40, 1912) and Executive Order8200, 29 October 1942 (see. I , WD Bul. 54. 1942). Tile citation is ms fnilows:Colonel George F. Spann, 06115, Qnarlermasler Corps, United States Army,November 1Y42 to November 1946.VI.BRONZE STAR MEDAL.-By direction of lhe President, under the provisions of Ewrutive Order 9419, 4 February 1M4 (sec. 11. WD Bul. 3, 1944), aBronze S t a r Mpilai for meritorious Rcrvices in connection with militam operalionsCommandant Daniel Barlone, French Army. September 1944 to May 1845.&Ionsieur Raumond Croze, civilian engirwer in t h e French Posles, Telephones r t Teiegraphes. August 1944 Lo &lay 1915.Second Lieutenant Sterling Garwood, 010Gl(iW3, Infantry, Army of theUnited States. I 9 December 1944.Instructor Lieutenant George Lrrwrence Hofben, Royal New Zealand Navg.1March to 6 June 1944.Major Hubert V. Johnnon, 0330842, Infantry, Army of the United States.16 to 19 Deeelnbw 1944.David L. MiZ19, American civilian. October 1944 to May 1945.Group Captain G. d l . Rombnut, Roynl Air Force. September 1942 t oJanuary 1944.Lieutenant Colonel Denrua H. Thompsorr, British Army. 11 Sentemberto 10 Oetober 1944.VIILBATTLE HONORS.-Asauthorized by Executive Order 93@6 (sec. I,W D BnI. T2, 1943), superseding Executive Order M 7 5 (sec. 111, WD Del. 11,1442), the following unit i s cited by the W a r I3epartment under the provisionsWD Circular 333, 19% in the name of the President of the Unitedof secti V,St:rte;i; . lubilcendence of deserved honor and distinction. Tile citation rendsa, *ws:&e 8d Battalion. 413th Infuntrv Reobrzent. reinforced by the followine units:Uuism Party, 385th Field Artillery Battalion;80 Purtv, Cannon. Company, 413th Infantru Regiment;E d Platoon, Company B, 750th Tank Battalion;Medical Detaohment, Bd Battnlim SecHon, 413th Infantry Regiment;F O Pnrtu. Oomuanu A. 87th Chemical Mortar Battalion.AGO 3476B*

the Mediterranean a n d European !Cheaters of Operations from October to Deeember 1W4. a s director of the Commission on Measles and Mumps, Army Epidemlog i i B o d . Possessini: a broad knowledge of t h e scourge-to combat t r o o wj a m d i c e h e ably unrlertook the application of m t a i n immullizatinns at a timewhen i t was becoming a serious hazard to the health of our soldiers, with Consequent obstdcie t o operntions. Doctor Stokes' experiments and their applicationin this field contributed materially t o the success of military operations in thesethe! te1.s.IX.UNITED STATES OF AMERICA T Y P H U S COMMISSION MEDAL.-HYdirection of the Prefirient, under the provisions uf Executive Order 9285, 24December 1942 tser. 11. WD Bul. 3. 10431. and AR (i00-45.the United States ofAmerica Typhus Commission Medal for exeeptionnlly meritorious services inconnection with the wurk of the Commission mas awarded by the War Departmentto the following-named officers and individunls:Major Uavid 8.Clement, 0404731, hledical Co1.p .Army of the United States,relidered meritorious services us surgeonin chnrce- of the United States of AmericaTyphus Comnlissian ward in the 116th Ewcuation mospitnl a t Uaehnu, Germany,from 10 May to 10 dune 1945. hfajor Clenwnl's devoted sunervisinn of the careof patients suffering from epidernic typhus and his scrupulous attention to theaccurate management of therapy with immune serum and with pam-aminobenzoicacid contributed directly t o humanitarian service and to Lhe improvement i nmethods of treatment of typhus fever.Doetor Herald R. Cox, American civilian, distinguished himself a s a consultantt o t h e United States of America T y l h u sConmission from December 1942 toDecember 1945. While continuillg his notable work with the development oftyphus raccine, he also gure valuable aid in producing serums t o treat diseases of the typhus g m u p a n d h investigating the problems of a vaccine againstscrub tyghus. Doctor Coa's wvrk was highly beneficial in the camuaign againsttyphus fever a n d man a distinct contribution t o scientific knowledge.Edward R. Knipling, senior entomulr,glst, Department of AgI.irniture, performed eaceptiaoxlly rrmitorious services in connection w i t h the nrtiritirv ofthe United Stales of America Typhus Commission

Fifteenth hi1 Force. IAG 260.401 (29 Mar 46) I . Captain James L. Maftning, 0461032, Infantry, Army of the United States, as comnlrrilding ofllcer of Cannon Company, 423d Infantry Ecgiment, heroically . 20th Infontrg Regiment, is cited for outstanding priorm- anee of duty in action against the enemy in the Cabaruan Hills, .

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