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First Name: Roy

Last Name: Browning

Birthplace: USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Nacogdoches, TX

Date of Birth: 10 October 1907

Date of Death: 19 April 1987

Rank: Sergeant

Years Served:
Roy Browning

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Roy Browning

Sergeant, U. S. Army

Silver Star

Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 23 (September 6, 1943)
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Sergeant Roy Browning (ASN: 38066333), United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving with an Armored Field Artillery Battalion, in the vicinity of Tunisia.
March 1943, Sergeant Browning was hauling ammunition to his battalion which was then in action against the enemy. During a burst of heavy counter-battery fire directed at the Battalion, his ammunition half-track was struck by an 88-mm. shell which set the vehicle on fire, killing one man and injuring two others. Sergeant Browning promptly secured a fire extinguisher from an adjacent vehicle and, heedless of personal safety, though a case of small arms was going off, proceeded to put out the fire. Due to his heroic action the injured men were saved and valuable equipment recovered.

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Texas WWII Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 316111   Created by: drjones46




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