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Willis B. Hall

Date of death: Killed in Action
Home of record: Baxley Georgia
Status: KIA


Distinguished Service Cross

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Awarded for actions during the World War II

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Technician Fifth Grade Willis B. Hall (ASN: 34575366), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 335th Infantry Regiment, 84th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 29 - 30 November 1944 and 1 December 1944, in Germany. Technician Fifth Grade Hall courageously braved fierce enemy fire and repeatedly crawled several hundred yards to render first aid to soldiers wounded in action. With complete disregard for his own personal safety, he performed missions of mercy for men of not only his own unit but other units as well. Through his intrepid actions, Technician Fifth Grade Hall saved the lives of at least eight wounded fellow soldiers. The extraordinary heroism and courageous actions of Technician Fifth Grade Hall exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 84th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.

General Orders: Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 66 (1945)

Action Date: November 29 - 30 & December 1, 1944

Service: Army

Rank: Technician Fifth Grade

Company: Medical Detachment

Regiment: 335th Infantry Regiment

Division: 84th Infantry Division