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First Name: Joseph

Last Name: Allison

Birthplace: USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Cooper, TX
Middle Name: Roy

Date of Birth: 18 July 1923

Date of Death: 04 October 1951

Rank: First Lieutenant

Years Served:
Joseph Roy Allison, Jr.

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)
•  Korean War (1950 - 1953)


Joseph Roy Allison, Jr.

1st Lieutenant, U. S. Army

Silver Star

Headquarters, 70th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 93 (August 11, 1945)
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Technical Sergeant [then Staff Sergeant] Joseph R. Allison (ASN: 18073852), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with company C, 276th Infantry Regiment, 70th Infantry Division, on 5 March 1945, near Forbach, France.
When the patrol of which he was a member came under the fire of two enemy machine guns, Technical Sergeant Allison crawled ahead of the patrol, into the chain of intense fire, to destroy the enemy guns.
Despite the severity and proximity of the hostile fire, he worked his way to within hand grenade distance and hurled three hand grenades into the enemy positions, single-handedly destroying and silencing both guns. He then moved behind enemy lines where he remained for six hours, returning with valuable information which served as the basis for a subsequent successful attack.

First Lieutenant Allison was a member of Company I, 3rd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy near Chorwon, North Korea, on 4 October 1951.

Allison was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

Origin of Nickname/Handle:

Texas WWII Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 216880   Created by: MHOH




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