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First Name: William

Last Name: Ash

Birthplace: USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

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

Date of Birth: 04 July 1920

Date of Death: 30 December 1966

Rank: Corporal

Years Served:
William Sherman Ash

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


William Sherman Ash

Corporal, U. S. Army

Silver Star

War Department, General Orders No. 104 (September 13, 1946)
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Corporal [then Private First Class] William S. Ash (ASN: 18033904), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with Battery E, 60th Coast Artillery Regiment (Anti-Aircraft), in action on 6 May 1942, during a heavy enemy artillery and aerial bombardment, at Corregidor, Philippine Islands.
As he was running a shot truck forward loaded with a sensitive fuse projectile, Corporal Ash was severely wounded, but with great courage and presence of mind he successfully brought the vehicle to a halt, thus insuring that the runaway truck did not detonate the sensitive fuse. Corporal Ash's heroic determination and fortitude reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.

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Texas WWII Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 316127   Created by: drjones46




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