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First Name: Hugh

Last Name: Allcorn

Birthplace: Brown County, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Middle Name: J.

Date of Birth: 07 September 1914

Date of Death: 02 February 1989

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Years Served:
Hugh J. Allcorn

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Hugh J. Allcorn
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army

Hugh J. Allcorn was mobilized with the 36th Infantry Division in Brownwood, TX, on 15 October 1940. He later served with the 9th Infantry Division in the North Africa and Sicily campaigns as a unit commander.

In April 1943, Second Lieutenant Hugh J. Allcorn was serving with the 9th Infantry Division, Seventh Army in Southern Tunisia.

2LT Allcorn's courageous actions and extraordinary heroism during that time earned him the U.S. Army's second highest award for valor, the Distinguished Service Cross, which was presented to him by General George S. Patton.

Post-War Life

Following the war, Allcorn was in the construction business for 15 years. He was elected Brown County Tax Assessor/collector in 1960 and served in that capacity for 16 years. He then retired to his farm and ranch.

He helped in the organizations of the Zephyr Lions Club and the American Legion Post and was an officer of each. He was also an adult leader for the 4-H Club for 10 years.

Medals, Awards and Badges

Distinguished Service Cross
Purple Heart
American Defense Service Medal
American Campaign Medal
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with 3 Bronze Stars
World War II Victory Medal
Combat Infantryman Badge

Distinguished Service Cross Citation (Synopsis)

Second Lieutenant Hugh J. Allcorn, United States Army, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in April 1943. Second Lieutenant Allcorn's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.

General Orders: Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 32 (1943)

Death and Burial

Second Lieutenant Hugh J. Allcorn died on 2 February 1989 in Zephyr, TX, after a long illness. He is buried at Eastlawn Memorial Park in Early, Brown County, TX, in Lot 78, Section D-2, the Garden of Devotion.

Honoree ID: 311533   Created by: MHOH




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