2Lt Joseph F Wilson

2Lt Joseph F Wilson

Death 16 Dec 1944
Burial Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France
Memorial ID 56376390 · View Source
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Brother of Bernard J. Wilson who resided in Pico, California.

Joseph served as a Second Lieutenant, Company M, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Illinois prior to the war.

Joseph was "Killed In Action" in France during the war and was awarded the "Distinguished Service Cross", Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and the French Croix de Guerre.

Service # O1692505

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


Distinguished Service Cross Awarded for actions during the World War II.

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Second Lieutenant Joseph F. Wilson (ASN: 0-1692505), 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 M, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 16 December 1944. Second Lieutenant Wilson'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 3d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.

General Orders: Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 191 (1945)

Action Date: 16-Dec-44

Service: Army

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Company: Company MRegiment: 30th Infantry RegimentDivision: 3d Infantry Division

Citation Synopsis submitted by Dwight "Andy" Anderson.




  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56376390
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2Lt Joseph F Wilson (unknown–16 Dec 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56376390, citing Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial, Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .