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DeWitt, Terry S.

Date of birth:
February 25th, 1917 (Enid/Oklahoma, United States)
Date of death:
September 30th, 1944 (Near Nijmegen, the Netherlands)
Buried on:
Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial
Plot: G. Row: 3. Grave: 3.
Nationality:
American (1776 - present, Republic)

Biography

Service number: 39857175.
Entered service in Virginia.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Sergeant
Unit:
Company L, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division
Awarded on:
November 11th, 1944
Action:
Citation:
"For extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 401st Glider Infantry Regiment, Attached to Company L, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 30 September 1944. Sergeant Terry's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 82d Airborne Division, and the United States Army."

Details:
HQ XVIII Airborne Corps. G.O. 8, November 11th,1944.
Awarded posthumously.
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Sergeant
Unit:
Company L, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division
Awarded on:
October 8th, 1945
Awarded for:
Operation Market Garden
Ridder vierde klasse der Militaire Willems Orde (MWO.4)
Action:
Citation:
"For having distinguished himself throughout the fighting of the 82nd Airborne Division in the vicinity of the city of Nijmegen in the period from September 17th to October 4th by excellent acts of courage, tact and loyalty. Thereby repeatedly having shown extraordinary devotion to duty and great perseverance; in all respects having set a praiseworthy example, an inspiration to all in those glorious days during which he lost his life."
Details:
Royal Decree No. 31, dated October 8th, 1945.
Awarded Posthumously.

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