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First Name: Marcario

Last Name: Gallardo

Birthplace: El Paso County, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: El Paso, TX
Middle Name: J.

Date of Birth: 30 January 1917

Date of Death: 28 October 1944

Rank: Private

Years Served:
Macario J. Gallardo, Jr.

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Macario J. Gallardo, Jr.
Private, U.S. Army

On 28 October 1944, PVT Macario J. Gallardo, Jr. was serving with 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Seventh U.S. Army in the European Theater of Operations.

On that day, PVT Gallardo’s unit was in action against German forces during the Rhineland Campaign. PVT Gallardo’s courageous actions and extraordinary heroism that day, at the cost of his life, 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
Army Good Conduct Medal
American Campaign Medal
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with Arrowhead Pin, Silver and 2 Bronze Stars
World War II Victory Medal
Croix de Guerre with Palm (France)
Presidential Unit Citation
Combat Infantryman Badge

Distinguished Service Cross Citation (Synopsis)

The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Macario Gallardo, Jr. (38578217), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 7th Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 28 October 1944. Private Gallardo'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, his unit, and the United States Army.

Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 77 (1945)


The burial location of PVT Macario J. Gallardo, Jr. is unknown.


Honoree ID: 313119   Created by: MHOH




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