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Warren, Shields, Jr.

Date of birth:
March 21st, 1916 (Florida, United States)
Date of death:
January 26th, 1994 (Raleigh/North Carolina, United States)
Buried on:
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: 60. Grave: 7327.
Nationality:
American (1776 - present, Republic)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant Colonel
Unit:
Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division "All American", U.S. Army
Awarded on:
August 19th, 1944
Awarded for:
Operation Overlord
For action performed between 6 June and 10 June 1944, at Hill 30 near Chef-du-Pont/Manche département, Basse-Normandie, France.

Headquarters 82nd Airborne Division, General Orders No. 47 (1944).
Silver Star Medal (SSM)

Royal Decree No. 31, dated 8 October 1945.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant Colonel
Unit:
Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division "All American", U.S. Army
Awarded on:
1945
For wounds received in action in Belgium on 24 december 1944.

This award was obtained in the form of an Oak Leaf to be attached on the ribbon of the first award.
Headquarters 82nd Airborne Division, General Orders No. 8 (1945).
Purple Heart

Received with bronze palme.
Period:
Vietnam War (1955-1975)
Rank:
Colonel
Awarded on:
July 9th, 1965
"For meritorious service from 6 September 1963 to 30 June 1965."

OLC
Army Commendation Medal (ARCOM)
Period:
Vietnam War (1955-1975)
Rank:
Colonel
Awarded on:
December 9th, 1965
"For exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States from November 1957 to June 1965."

Department of the Army, General Orders No. 40

[This award supersedes award of the Army Commendation Medal (First Oak Leaf Cluster) awarded for meritorious service from 6 September 1963 to 30 June 1965 as announced in General Orders Number 131, Headquarters, FIFTH United States Army, Chicago, Illinois 60616, dated 9 July 1965.]
Legion of Merit - US Military

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