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William Wylie Galt
Birth: Dec. 19, 1919
Death: May 29, 1944

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was killed in action. He served as a Captain in the United States Army in the 1st Battalion, 168th Infantry, 34th Infantry Division. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on May 29, 1944 at Villa Crocetta, Italy. His citation in part reads "When the lone remaining tank destroyer refused to go forward, Capt. Galt jumped on the tank destroyer and ordered it to precede the attack. As the tank destroyer moved forward, followed by a company of riflemen, Capt. Galt manned the .30-caliber machine gun in the turret of the tank destroyer, located and directed fire on an enemy 77-mm antitank gun, and destroyed it. Nearing the enemy positions, Capt. Galt stood fully exposed in the
turret, ceaselessly firing his machine gun and tossing hand grenades into the enemy zigzag series of trenches despite the hail of sniper and machine-gun bullets ricocheting off the tank destroyer. As the tank destroyer moved, Capt. Galt so maneuvered it that 40 of the enemy were trapped in one trench. When they refused to surrender, Capt. Galtr pressed the trigger of the machine gun and dispatched every one of them. A few minutes later an 88-mm shell struck the tank destroyer and Capt. Galt fell mortally wounded across his machine gun. He had personally killed 40 Germans and wounded many more." (bio by: Don Morfe) 
 
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Mount Olivet Cemetery
Great Falls
Cascade County
Montana, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Jun 02, 2004
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 Added: Dec. 19, 2013
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