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First Name: Jack

Last Name: Berry

Birthplace: USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Mexia, TX
Middle Name: G.

Date of Birth:

Date of Death: 15 December 1943

Rank: Staff Sergeant

Years Served:
Jack G. Berry

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Jack G. Berry
Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army

In September 1943, then-Sergeant Jack G. Berry was serving with the 143rd Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, Fifth U.S. Army in the European Theater of Operations.

During that month, SGT Berry's unit was in action against German forces. SGT Berry's courageous actions and extraordinary heroism in that period earned him the U.S. Army's second highest award for valor, the Distinguished Service Cross.

Berry was promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant and was Killed in Action on 15 December 1943.

Medals, Awards and Badges

Distinguished Service Cross
Purple Heart
Army Good Conduct Medal
American Campaign Medal
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
World War II Victory Medal
Combat Infantryman Badge

He was also awarded the Italian Cross of Military Valor.

Distinguished Service Cross Citation (Synopsis)

Sergeant Jack G. Berry (ASN: 20807564), United States Army, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 143d Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces in September 1943. Sergeant Berry'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 36th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.

General Orders: Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 110 (1943)


Staff Sergeant Jack G. Berry is buried at the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial in Nettuno, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy in Plot I, Row 2, Grave 58.

Honoree ID: 199696   Created by: MHOH




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