Capt Lee Silver

Capt Lee Silver

Birth
Death 23 Feb 1945
Burial Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France
Memorial ID 56375510 · View Source
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He was awarded the Silver Star and the Purple Heart
Silver Star
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Captain (Infantry), [then First Lieutenant] Lee Silver (ASN: 0-1640007), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with Company G, 232d Infantry Regiment, 42d Infantry Division, in action on 5 January 1945, at Herrlicheim, France. When a superior enemy force cut off his Company from contact with the remainder of the Regiment, Lieutenant Silver made his way through intense enemy artillery, mortar, and small arms fire to his Regimental Commander in order to bring him a message of vital importance. Unable to return to his Company because the enemy had completely surrounded the town in which it was situated, Lieutenant Silver made several trips alone under heavy fire into enemy territory and obtained essential information for his Commanding Officer. His outstanding courage and unfailing devotion to duty reflect distinct credit upon the armed services of the United States and are worthy of the highest praise.General Orders: Headquarters, 42d Infantry Division,
General Orders No. 54 (1945
Action Date: 5-Jan-45
Service: Army
Rank: Captain
Company: Company G
Regiment: 232d Infantry Regiment
Division: 42d Infantry Division

Gravesite Details Entered the Service from Florida.

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  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56375510
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Lee Silver (unknown–23 Feb 1945), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56375510, citing Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial, Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .