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First Name: Quincy

Last Name: Gillian

Birthplace: USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Limestone County, TX
Middle Name: E.

Date of Birth:

Date of Death: 28 July 1943

Rank: Private

Years Served:
Quincy E. Gillian

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Quincy E. Gillian
Private, U.S. Army

On 28 July 1943, Private Quincy E. Gillian was serving with Service Company, 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Division, in the South Pacific Area.

On that day, PVT Gillian’s unit was in action against Japanese forces at New Georgia, Solomon Islands, while assisting the 43rd Infantry Division in taking the Munda airfield in heavy fighting. PVT Gillian’s courageous actions and extraordinary heroism that day, at the cost of his life, earned him the U.S. Army's second highest award for valor, the Distinguished Service Cross.

Medals, Awards and Badges

Distinguished Service Cross
Purple Heart
Army Good Conduct Medal
American Campaign Medal
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with Bronze Star
World War II Victory Medal
Combat Infantryman Badge

Distinguished Service Cross Citation (Synopsis)

Private Quincy Gillian (ASN: 18059806), 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 Service Company, 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 28 July 1943, at New Georgia, Solomon Islands. Private Gillian'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 37th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.

General Orders: Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the South Pacific Area, General Orders No. 297 (1943)


Private Quincy E. Gillian is buried at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial in Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines, in Plot L, Row 14, Grave 123.


Honoree ID: 138385   Created by: MHOH




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