SSgt George Gaydush

SSgt George Gaydush

Birth
McKeesport, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 23 Apr 1945 (aged 27)
France
Burial Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France
Plot Section B ~ Row 16 ~ Grave 65
Memorial ID 56372516 · View Source
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George served as a Staff Sergeant, 331st Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on May 13, 1941, prior to the war, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Office Clerk and also as Single, without dependents.

George was "Killed In Action" in France during the war.

He was awarded the "Distinguished Service Cross" and the Purple Heart with "1" Oak Leaf Cluster.

Service # 33038908

Son of Michael Gaydush who resided in Duquesne, Pennsylvania.

(Bio by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett)

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Distinguished Service Cross

Awarded for actions during the World War II
(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Staff Sergeant George Gaydush (ASN: 33038908), United States Army, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company D, 331st Infantry Regiment, 83d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 18 April 1945. Staff Sergeant Gaydush'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 83d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.

General Orders: Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 261 (1945)

Action Date: 18-Apr-45
Service: Army
Rank: Staff Sergeant
Company: Company D
Regiment: 331st Infantry Regiment
Division: 83d Infantry Division

SYNOPSIS submitted by Dwight "Andy" Anderson.

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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56372516
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSgt George Gaydush (15 Sep 1917–23 Apr 1945), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56372516, citing Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial, Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .