Beyond the Call of Duty

When will their glory fade?
                                                                                        Alfred Lord Tennyson


Decorations & Awards

Medal of Honor Order of the Purple Heart
Distinguished Service Cross Air Medal
Distinguished Service Medal Soldier's Medal
Silver Star Medal Combat Infantryman Badge
Legion of Merit Combat Medic's Badge
Bronze Star Medal Prisoner of War Medal
Presidential Unit Citation Foreign Medals

Medal of Honor

". . . the highest award bestowed by the United States Government . . ."

Cecil H. Bolton, First Lieutenant, 413th Infantry

Willy F. James, Private First Class, 413th Infantry


The Medal of Honor - Complete Citations
The American War Library

Medal of Honor - Eligibility Criteria

Distinguished Service Cross

". . . for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy. . . "

Archer L. Bradshaw 2nd Lieutenant, 415th Infantry John Olsen, 1st Lieutenant, 415th Infantry*
Howard Brohman, Private, 415th Infantry Jerry M. Page, 1st Lieutenant, 413th Infantry
George E. Burns, Sergeant, 415th Infantry James V. Polio, Private F.C., 413th Infantry*
Francis T. Chase, Jr., Private F.C., 414th infantry Everett E. Pruitt, 1st Lieutenant, 415th Infantry
David L. Colombe, Private, 414th Infantry Roger S. Rees, Captain, 413th Infantry
William C. Dyer, 1st Lieutenant, 415th Infantry Jess T. Renteria, Technician 4th Grade, 414th Infantry
Kenneth W. Eakens, 1st Lieutenant, 413th Infantry Vincent S. Rohay, Staff Sergeant, 413th Infantry
William C. Felkins, Captain, 387th Field Artillery* Joseph M. Schallmoser, Private F.C.,413th Infantry
Clifford P. Hinkel, Sergeant, 415th Infantry Perry O. Tester, 1st Lieutenant, 413th Infantry*
Gerald C. Kelleher, Lt. Col., 415th Infantry Beverly Tipton, Private F.C., 413th Infantry
Henry A Malone, Technical Sergeant, 413th Infantry George T. Van Giesen, 1st Lieutenant, 414th Infantry*
Frank Moralez, Private F.C., 413th Infantry* William B. Whitney, Captain, 414th Infantry

* Posthumous award

Distinguished Service Cross

Distinguished Service Medal

". . . for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility. . . "

Terry Allen, Commanding General, 104th Infantry Division

(Oak Leaf Cluster)

Distinguished Service Medal

Silver Star Medal

". . .for gallantry in action against an enemy of the United States. . ."

786 received this high award, 96 were posthumous

22 received an Oak Leaf Cluster.

Silver Star

Silver Star Awards

Legion of Merit

". . for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services . ."

William R. Woodward, Brigadier General, 104th Division Artillery

Bryant E. Moore, Brigadier General, HQ 104th Infantry Division

Bartholomew R. DeGraff, Colonel, HQ 104th Infantry Division

Anthony J. Touart, Colonel, HQ 414th Infantry

Welcome P. Waltz, Colonel, HQ 413th Infantry

John H. Cochran, Colonel, HQ 415th Infantry

Legion of Merit

Bronze Star Medal

". . for heroic or meritorious achievement in connection with combat operations . ."

2,008 awarded for Heroic Achievement

1,615 awarded for Meritorious Service

Bronze Star

Order of the Purple Heart

". . . for wounds received in combat against an enemy of the United States. . ."

7,011 awarded

Purple Heart

Air Medal

". . for meritorious achievement

while participating in aerial flight against the enemy . ."

54 awarded

Air Medal

Soldier's Medal

". . . for heroism not involving actual conflict. . ."

24 awarded

Soldier's Medal

Combat Infantryman Badge

". . . to all Infantryman who performed their duties satisfactorily in combat. . ."

Combat Infantryman Badge

Combat Medic's Badge

". . . to all Medical Department soldiers who performed their duties satisfactorily
in combat. . ."

Combat Medic's Badge

Prisoner of War Medal

". . . for any person who was taken prisoner and held captive. . ."

Prisoner of War Medal

Presidential Unit Citations
(The Distinguished Unit Citation was redesignated the Presidential Unit Citation (Army) per DF, DCSPER, date 3 November 1966)

War Department General Orders No. 137, 1946

3rd Bn, 413th Infantry and these attached units for the period 23-26 Feb 1945

3rd Platoon, Antitank Company,
413th Infantry
Forward Observer Party, 87th
Chemical Battalion
Forward Observer Parties (2), 385th Field Artillery Battalion
Liaison Party, 385
th Field Art Bn
2nd and 3rd Platoons, Company A, 329th Engineers
Medical Detachment, 3rd Battalion Section, 413th Infantry

War Department General Orders No. 35, 1946

2nd Bn, 413th Infantry and these attached units for the period 24-26 Feb 1945

Forward Observer Party, Cannon Company
Medical Detachment, 2nd Battalion Section
2nd Platoon, Antitank Company

War Department General Orders No. 54, 1945

2nd Battalion, 415th Infantry for the period 2-4 December 1944

3rd Battalion, 415th Infantry for the period 2-6 December 1944

Note: No attached units were listed for either of these awards in Department of Army Pamphlet No.672-i. The actual citation may read differently.

Department of Army General Orders No. 65, 22 September 1948

1st Battalion, 415th Infantry and attached units for the period 23-25 Feb 1945

Only the citations listed above were approved. Others listed as pending in the Timberwolf Tracks were not approved.

Presidential Unit Citation

World War II Victory Ribbon and Medal
Victory Medal

"In all of the far-flung operations of our own Armed Forces the toughest job has been performed by the average, easy-going, hard-fighting young American who carries the weight of battle on his own young shoulders.

"It is to him that we and all future generations of Americans must pay grateful tribute."

President Franklin D. Roosevelt

Battle Credits:

Northern France, Rhineland, and Central Europe

Army Awards

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