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First Name: Everett

Last Name: Simpson

Birthplace: Clarendon, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Amarillo, TX
Middle Name: S.

Date of Birth: 17 February 1915

Date of Death: 25 August 1999

Rank: Brigadier General

Years Served: 1934-1973
Everett Seldon Simpson

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Everett Seldon Simpson

Brigadier General, U. S. Army

Distinguished Service Cross

Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 10 (1945)
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Major (Infantry) Everett Selden Simpson (ASN: 0-405521), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action as a member of the 3d Battalion, 142d Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry division, in action on 28 September 1944, near Remiremont, France.
During an attack on Hill 630 the leading elements of the 3d Battalion were subjected to intense enemy fire from both flanks. Major Simpson who was with the leading assault platoon, immediately ordered the establishment of a command post and aid station, then pressed forward with his companies. In the face of the hostile fire, he then set up a defensive position and moved from company to company to point out their positions and sectors of fire. While he was advancing across the fire-swept area, he was seriously wounded by an exploding mortar shell.
Despite his severe wound he refused to be evacuated by a litter so that the other wounded men could be removed more promptly. While two aid men were assisting him to the battalion aid station, Major Simpson shouted orders to the soldiers he passed, encouraging them to push forward. Even at the aid station his first thoughts were for his men, and, while his painful wound was being dressed, he issued instructions concerning plans for a forthcoming attack. His extraordinary heroism exemplifies the finest traditions of the Armed Forces of the United States.

Headquarters, 36th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 140 (1945)
(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Lieutenant Colonel (Infantry) Everett Selden Simpson (ASN: 0-405521), United States Army, was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in connection with military operations against an opposing armed force during World War II.

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Texas WWII Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 316082   Created by: drjones46




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