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First Name: William

Last Name: Gilcrease

Birthplace: OK, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)


Home of Record: El Campo, TX
Middle Name: E.

Date of Birth: 13 December 1923

Date of Death: 27 January 1993

Rank or Rate: Petty Officer Second Class

Years Served:
William Eugene Gilcrease

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


William Eugene Gilcrease

Seaman 2nd Class Petty Officer, U. S. Navy

Silver Star

Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 313 (April 1943)
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Seaman Second Class William E. Gilcrease, United States Navy, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving on board the Heavy Cruiser U.S.S. SAN FRANCISCO (CA-38), in the action against Japanese naval forces in the Solomon Islands area on the night of 12 - 13 November 1942.
Although wounded and in great pain, Seaman Second Class Gilcrease carried wounded comrades to safety. His gallant actions and dedicated devotion to duty, without regard for his own life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

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Texas WWII Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 316106   Created by: drjones46




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