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First Name: Hersel

Last Name: Adams

Birthplace: USA


Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Mineola, TX
Middle Name: R.

Date of Birth:

Date of Death: 09 September 1943

Rank: Captain

Years Served:
Hersel R. Adams

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Hersel R. Adams
Captain, U.S. Army

On 9 September 1943, Captain Hersel R. Adams was serving with the 141st Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, in the European Theater of Operations.

On that day, CPT Adams was Killed in Action. His courageous actions that day 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
American Defense Service Medal
American Campaign Medal
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
World War II Victory Medal
Combat Infantryman Badge

Distinguished Service Cross Citation (Synopsis)

Captain (Infantry) Hersel R. Adams (ASN: 0-283874), United States Army, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) for extraordinary heroism in action against a hostile force. Captain Adams distinguished himself by intrepid actions in September 1943 while serving with the 141st Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division. His unquestionable valor in close combat is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflects great credit upon himself, the 36th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.

General Orders: Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 94 (1943)


Captain Hersel R. Adams is buried at the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial in Nettuno, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale. Lazio, Italy, in Plot G, Row 13, Grave 9.


Honoree ID: 199103   Created by: MHOH




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