628th Tank Destroyer Bn.Les presentes Citations comportent l'attribution du la Broux de Guerre avec Etoile du Bronze.
5th Armored Division
Paris, le 25 Jan 1945.
Le General de Gaulle Preside du GPRF.
P.O. Le General D'Armee J U I N
Chef d'Etat-Major General
de la Defense Nationale.
Signe: JUINP.A. Le colonel MISSONER
Directeur du Cabinet de I' E.M.G.D.N.
SILVER STAR MEDALFOR GALLANTRY IN ACTION
1st Lt. Basil Belew B Co. 1st Lt. Roland A. Eubank B Co. 1st Lt. Frank E. Hurt, Jr. B Co. S/Sgt. John C. Boatti A Co. S/Sgt. Gilbert N. Moser B Co. S/Sgt. Daniel W. Scanlon C Co. Sgt. Stanley Z. Basak C Co. Sgt. Wendell A. Chamberlin C Co. Sgt. Lawrence A. Elmore B Co. Sgt. John Kalis B Co. T/4 Allie R. Claycomb Medics Cpl. Bobbie C. Bush A Co. T/5 William J. Walters B Co. T/5 Russell K. Burden Medics Pfc. Leonard R. Brill A Co. Pfc. George W. Dignan Recon. Pvt. Alfred B. Ames B Co. Pvt. Warren J. Beam Medics
*Indicates Oak Leaf Cluster
BRONZE STAR MEDALHEROIC SERVICE
Capt. Robert C. Jones C Co. Cpl. Leo McCartney B Co. 1st Lt. Louis Duchscherer B Co. Cpl. George O'Brien A Co. 1st Lt. Ben J. Smith C Co. Cpl. Joseph L. Olsabeck A Co. 2nd Lt. Robert C. Joyce Recon Cpl. Patrick P. Pennetti B Co. 1st Sgt. Mike Lewka A Co. T/5 Harold J. Ashby Recon T/Sgt. John J. Slavinski Hq Co T/5 WIlliam J. Boyer Recon S/Sgt William J. Barth Recon T/5 Sam Cschignano Medics Sgt. George A. De Lia B Co. T/5 Floyd Davidson Medics Sgt. Lawrence A. Elmore B Co. Pfc. Abe J. Auvic, Jr. A Co. Sgt. Michael A. Kull B Co. Pfc. Arthur P. Dewey Medics Sgt. Doyle E. Swilley A Co. Pfc. Charles W. Lamoreaux Recon Cpl. Jack T. Crawford A Co. Pfc. William Nicholson Recon Cpl. Earl Daniel A Co. Pfc. William E. Brundage B Co.
*Lt. Col. William J. Gallagher Hq Co M/Sgt. George A. Howell Hq Co *Major Hal A. Burgess, Jr. Hq Co M/Sgt. Paul L. Kirkpatrick Hq Co Major Joseph A. Patalive Hq Co T Sgt. Marvin Allred B Co. Capt. Joseph F. Bayer Hq Co T/Sgt. Ernest L. Kirshbaum Hq Co Capt. Francis Tillman England Medics S/Sgt. Carl Gutterman C Co. Capt. James H. Lloyd A Co. S/Sgt. Herman A. Fittery Medics Capt. Paul L. McPherran B Co. S/Sgt. John Koczan A Co. Capt. Elmer V. Sparks Hq Co S/Sgt. Roy E. Mellring Hq Co Capt. Daniel T. Thomas Hq Co S/Sgt. Dominic A. tomburrini C Co. Capt. Authur L. Travis Hq Co T/4 Rene J. Webster, Jr. Hq Co *Capt. John S. Wright Hq Co Cpl. Jacob A. Koetje A Co. 1st Lt. David Doerr Recon T/5 Paul W. Barnes Medics 1st Lt. David C. French C Co. T/5 Alonzo H. Edhn Medics *1st Lt. Glenn O. Garber, Jr. A Co. Pfc. George P. Hassen C Co. 1st Lt. Charles H. Geissel Recon Pfc. Kenneth O. Young Medics 1st Lt. Herbert A. Pratte C Co. Pvt. Vernon R. Adams Recon WOJG Frank E. Gerlach Hq Co Pvt. Glenn C. Sanders Hq Co.
PURPLE HEART MEDALHeadquarters Company "B" Company "C Company 1st Lt. Edward V. Jahoda T/5 Ernest Caudill *Pfc. William W. Le Page T/Sgt. Roy Haupt T/5 William L. Grizzle Pfc. Mathew R. Politylo Cpl. John J. Jago T/5 Joseph S. Monaco Pfc. David Romig T/5 Joseph Blozitis T/5 William Walters Pfc. Harold W. Taylor T/5 Edgar H. English T/5Nicholas J. Valenti Pfc. William T. Tomlin T/5 Michael Wojtyszyn Pfc. Edward C. De Witt *Pfc. James W. Carrol Pfc. Joe Watts Pfc. Jont R. Greens Pvt. Judas E. Dixon Pvt. David F. Downs Pfc. Vincent Iacona Pvt. Dan Kelton Pvt. Martin M. Ellmer Pfc. Joseph P. Keller Pvt. Gilbert L. Kluska Pfc. Henry J. Maslowski Pvt. Thomas J. Linane Pfc. Theodore Spalte Pvt. Carmine Monte jr. "A" Company Pfc. William G. Van Pett Pvt. Allonse M. Witkowski Pfc. William J. Yaker 1st Lt. Daniel C. French Pfc. Joseph J. Ward Reconnaissance Company 1st Lt. Glenn O. Garber, Jr. Pfc. Otis Banks 2nd Lt. E.V. Winchester Pfc. Walter Lindewall Capt. David Doer 1st Sgt. Mike Lewka Pfc. Samuel Kurtz 2nd Lt. Robert J. Joyce Sgt. George H. Fieldhouse Pfc. James E. Smith 2nd Lt. Craig L. Vinson Sgt. Donald T. Hayward Pfc. Frank G. Lynn *S/Sgt. Charles C. Freeman Sgt. Chester E. Kapica Pfc. Teddy Ozana S/Sgt. Arthur P. Puffer Sgt. Emil I. Locateili *Pfc. Alfred B. Ames Sgt. Dudley W. Carter Sgt. Franci Scanton T/5 Harold J. Ashby T/4 Ettore DiSarro T/5 William J. Boyer T/4 William D. Wendelken "C" Company Pfc. Kenneth C. Bishop Cpl. Anthony D. Condelmo Pfc. Albert H. Greh *Cpl. Peter Jacquinto 1st Lt. Seymour Feldman Pfc. Charles W. Lamoreaux *Cpl. Pete Kanischok 1st Lt. Carl A. Forslund Pfc. Kenneth Stephey Cpl. George Kee 1st Lt. Herbert A. Pratte Pfc. Anthony B. Zakares Cpl. Bishop R. Love, Jr. T/Sgt. Joseph S. Drost Pvt. Bernie O. Garrison Cpl. George T. O'Brien *S/Sgt. Carl Gutterman Pvt. Guy W. Johnson Cpl. Frank J. Tartaglia S/Sgt. Charles Howlett Jr. Pvt. Miles C. Kent Cpl. Jesse G. Hunter S/Sgt. Daniel D. Scanton Pvt. Robert D. Prichard T/5 Nunzio J. Rappa Sgt. Frank R. Balogh Pvt. Marvin T. Rogers Pfc. William H. Austin Sgt. Stanley Z. Basak Pvt. Morris Weinstein Pfc. Donald M. Ryder Sgt. Robert Fritz Pfc Donald H. Schacht Sgt. William J. Kane Medical Detachment Pfc. Luther E. Sells Sgt. Joseph J. Riley Pfc. Benny M Youzopovitch Sgt. Ursin Trahan Capt. Francis T. England Pvt. Woard C. Brown *Sgt. Edwin Van Vliet T/4 Allie R. Claycomb T/4 Arthur A. Lenlinger *T/4 Floyd Davidson "B" Company T/4 Elmer H. Knopf Cpl. Cyrus C. Kauffman *T/4 Joseph J. Malvestuto *T/5 Paul W. Barnes 1st Lt. Roland A. Eubank T/4 Charles E. Morgan *T/5Sam F. Coschignano S/Sgt. Marvin R. Phillips *T/4 Oscar J. Schneider T/5 Thomas J. McCan, Jr. *S/Sgt. Willie M. Stephens T/4 Stoy M. Smith Pfc. Kenneth O. Youngs Sgt. Freeman P. Caretti Cpl. Upton S. Apling Sgt. Lawrence w. Elmore *Cpl. Victor Gamma Sgt. Anthony M. Marrapese Cpl. Ashbey C. Long Sgt. Louis P. Matchinski Cpl. Steve Tepkowski Sgt. Patrick P. Pennetti Cpl. Charles J. Sarneski Sgt. Herbert A. West Cpl. Chester B. Singleton Sgt. Edward W. Barth **T/5 Ordell C. Haedrich Sgt. Michael A. Kull, Jr. *T/5 Arthur B. Stancil Cpl. Adam S. Kiwior T/5 George W. Yusko Cpl. Joseph P. Louisa Pfc. Lloyd J. Hale Cpl. Richard Meehan Pfc. Robert W. Herman T/5 William Ayers Pfc. Walter Kieler *Indicates Oak Leaf Clusters
EUROPEAN THEATRE OF OPERATION
CERTIFICATE OF MERITCITATIONHeadquarters Company "B" Company "C" Company 1st Sgt. Claide L. Wielenga 1st Sgt. Daniel A. Lawlor Pfc. George P. Hassen T/Sgt. Gregor J. Feibel S/Sgt. Joseph Darrah Pfc. John W. Majors T/Sgt. Roy Haupt S/Sgt. Marvin P. Phillips Pfc. David Romig T/Sgt. Willis D. Meranda S/Sgt. Walter Kohlage Pfc. Ame R. Pena T/Sgt. Harry P. Wentworth Sgt. Edward N. Francht Pfc. Julian Zatate S/Sgt. Nicholas Buchko Sgt. Mike Gazdayka Pvt. Dan Helton S/Sgt. Anthony J. Kapitan Sgt. Joseph P. Louisa Pvt. Joseph Kustos S/Sgt. Merle Mountz Sgt. Edward G. David S/Sgt. Daniel Wagner, Jr. Sgt. Freeman P. Caetti Reconnaissance Company Sgt. Lassie Moore Sgt. Charles A. Mead Sgt. Harry H. Tobin Sgt. Herbert A. West 1st Sgt. A. P. Puffer, Jr. T/4 Howard J. Fraunpreis Sgt. John R. Ross S/Sgt. John Asti T/4 Wayne M. Lowery T/4 Richard M. Culp S/Sgt. Edward R. Cooper T/4 Donald Vazakes T/4 Edward T. Hyatt S/Sgt. Alfred Cumer T/4 Frank Vervaet, Jr. T/4 Robert H. Bratton S/Sgt. William C. Davis t/4 Charles M. Westphal T/5 Frank A. Hackimer S/Sgt. Charles C. Freeman T/5 Sylvester Karwowski S/Sgt. John J. Jacobs T/5 Walter W. Petrick "C" Company S/Sgt. Albert L. Closewicz T/5 Richard E. Williams S/Sgt. Wilbur R. Lowe T/5 Anthony Zanis 1st Sgt. Isaac H. Luckey Sgt. Warren F. Bidwel Pfc. Henry H. Baylor S/Sgt. LeRoy J. Mercier Sgt. William J. Boyer Pfc. Paul W. Tibbetts, Jr. Sgt. Robert Fritz Sgt. Dudley W. Carter Pfc. Howard G. Mailliard Sgt. Nelson W. Galle Sgt. Ermand Desiderio Sgt. Vincent P. Meecham Sgt. George A. Fladd Sgt. Chester B. Singleton Sgt. Stephen J. Levandoski "A" Company Sgt. Edward Van Vliet, Jr. Sgt. FrankW. Satchall Sgt. Luther W. Womach Sgt. John F. Shovlin 1st Sgt. Mike Lewka T/4 Arthur A. Denlinger T/4 Mario A. Del Costello T/Sgt. Conrad T. Daily T/4 Stewart C. Williams T/4 Franklin T. Wilson S/Sgt. James P. Deeb Cpl. Jack A. Crawford Cpl. Henry J. Katula, Jr. S/Sgt. Francis Kilroy Cpl. Curtis W. Griffith T/5 Harold R. Austin, Jr. Sgt. Lewis D. Cinkovich Cpl. Steve Lepkowski T/5 Edward V. Weselinski Sgt. Jacob A. Koetje Cpl. Charles J. Sarnecki T/5 Clarence E. Wolte T/4 Arnold C. Anderson T/5 James W. Carrol T/4 Leonard R. Brill T/5 Clayton C. Rondo Medical Detachment T/4 Charles H. Hunter T/5 Harold W. Taylor T/4 Demont H. Roller Pfc. Raymond C. Fields T/3 Joseph J. Difibaugh T/4 Harvey H. Sharpe Pfc. Ordell C. Haedrick Cpl. Cyrus C. Kauffman Cpl. Finley J. McGimpsey T/5 Thomas J. McCann, Jr. T/5 James E. Tinker
HEADQUARTERS, DIVISION ARTILLERY
FIFTH ARMORED DIVISION
APO 255, U.S. ARMY
10 March, 1945 SUBJECT : Commendation To : Captain James H. Lloyd, Company A, 628th T.D. Bn. THRU : Commanding General, 5th Armored Divison. Commanding Officer, 628th Tank Destroyer Battalion. 1. During the period February 8-26, 1945, your company performed the mission of reinforcing the fires of Division Artillery in a highly commendable manner during the preparation for the Roer River crossing. During that time the company fired 129 missions, expending 2840 rounds; of which 80 missions of 1342 rounds were fired for the assault the morning of February 23. 2. In the performance of this mission, you, your officers, and men have all exhibited an excellent knowledge of Field Artillery and the ability to carry out the secondary mission of a Tank Destroyer Company. 3. It is with pleasure that I take this opportunity of commending you and your officers and men for the excellence of their work during the mission. Colonel FA, Commanding
HEADQUARTERS, FIRST BATTALION
505th PARACHUTE INFANTRY
23 January, 1945 SUBJECT : Letter of Commendation TO : C.O. Co, B, 628th T.D. Bn. (Through Channels) 1. During the period of 3 January, 1945 to 10 January 1945, Lt. Joyce, Lt. Eubanks and their men supported this Battalion in its fight against an aggressive enemy. The presence of Company B, 628th T.D. Bn, was an assurance to the men of this unit that if enemy armor was encountered, the fighting prowess of this T.D. Company was such, that the enemy could be efficiently and quickly dealt with. Under severe combat conditions their alertness and close knit cooperation with this battalion assisted this unit in destroying a ruthless foe. 2. They are indeed a credit to all T.D. units and it is my desire to commend them for their fine work. Major Infantry Commanding
1st Ind.HEADQUARTERS, 505YH PARACHUTE INFANTRY, APO 469, U.S. ARMY, 24 Jan, 1945 TO : Commanding Officer, Company "B", 628th T.D. Bn THRU : Commanding General, 82nd Airborne Division, APO 469, U.S. Army 1. To the above, I would like to add my commendations to the officers and men of Company "B", 628th T.D. Bn. for a fine performance of duty under the most trying conditions. At all times, they displayed aggressiveness, morale and cooperation of the highest order. 2. It is the earnest desire of the officers and men of the Regiment that we be permitted to work together again in the event of future missions. Colonel, Infantry Commanding 2nd Ind.HEADQUARTERS, 82nd AIRBORNE DIVISION, APO 469, U.S. ARMY, 25 JANUARY, 1945 To : Commanding Officer, Company "B", 628th T.D. Battalion THRU : Commanding Officer, 628th T.D. Battalion It is gratifying to note the fine cooperation between the branches of the service as exemplified by the commendation letter submitted herewith. Major General, U.S. Army Commanding