- Second World War (1939-1945)
- 2nd Lieutenant (Second-lieutenant)
- 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division "Screaming Eagles", U.S. Army
For action performed on D-Day, June 6th, 1944, Normandy, France.
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Second Lieutenant (Infantry) Walter G. Amerman (ASN: 0-1307632), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 1st Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. Second Lieutenant Amerman with complete disregard for his own personal safety attacked an enemy machine gun nest that was firing upon a Pathfinder Group while they were trying to set up their equipment. After destroying the machine gun nest, Second Lieutenant Amerman organized a defensive position permitting the Pathfinders to set up the equipment and guide the planes to their drop zone. Second Lieutenant Amerman's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 101st Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 31 (July 1, 1944)