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First Name: Andrew

Last Name: Cheek

Birthplace: USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Stockdale, TX
Middle Name: Roy

Date of Birth: 20 April 1914

Date of Death: 20 February 1994

Rank: Colonel

Years Served:
Andrew Roy Cheek

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)
•  Korean War (1950 - 1953)
•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)


Andrew Roy Cheek
Colonel, U.S. Army

In May 1944, then-Major Andrew Roy Cheek was serving with the 760th Tank Battalion, Fifth U.S. Army.

From 14 through 26 May, MAJ Cheek's unit was in action against German forces. MAJ Cheek's courageous actions and extraordinary heroism that day earned him the U.S. Army's second highest award for valor, the Distinguished Service Cross.

Following World War II, Cheek remained in the military and served during the Korean and Vietnam wars. He retired from the Army with the rank of Colonel.

Medals, Awards and Badges

Distinguished Service Cross
Silver Star Medal
Purple Heart
American Defense Service Medal
American Campaign Medal
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with 4 Battle Stars
World War II Victory Medal
Army of Occupation Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Combat Infantryman Badge

Distinguished Service Cross Citation (Synopsis)

Major (Infantry) Andrew Roy Cheek, 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 760th Tank Battalion, in action against enemy forces from 14 through 26 May 1944. Major Cheek's outstanding leadership, 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, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 133 (August 8, 1944)

Death and Burial

Colonel Andrew Roy Cheek died on 20 February 1994 in Wilson County, TX. He is buried at Stockdale Cemetery in Stockdale, Wilson County, TX.


Honoree ID: 312369   Created by: MHOH




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