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First Name: Clyde

Last Name: Simmons

Birthplace: USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Marines (present)

Home of Record: Texas City, TX
Middle Name: A.

Date of Birth:

Rank: Sergeant

Years Served:
Clyde A. Simmons

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Clyde A. Simmons

Sergeant, U. S. Marine Corps

Navy Cross

Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 341 (August 1945)
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Sergeant Clyde A. Simmons (MCSN: 269471), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty while serving as a Section Leader of Company I, Third Battalion, Sixth Marines, SECOND Marine Division, in action against enemy Japanese forces on Saipan, Marianas Islands, 17 June 1944.
When the front lines were attacked by enemy tanks during the predawn hours, Corporal Simmons skillfully led his bazooka section to assist the troops under attack and, although subjected to intense hostile fire along the route, courageously directed his men over open fields and under total darkness to contact the Japanese. When three hostile tanks approached simultaneously, he immediately manned the weapon of one of his seriously wounded men and scored hits on all three vehicles, although continuously exposed to intense enemy fire. His outstanding courage and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

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Texas WWII Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 315821   Created by: drjones46




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