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First Name: Walter

Last Name: Romero

Birthplace: New Iberia, LA, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Houston, TX
Middle Name: L.

Date of Birth: 20 September 1914

Date of Death: 25 May 1993

Rank: Corporal

Years Served:
Walter Louis Romero

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Walter Louis Romero

Corporal, U. S. Army

Silver Star

Headquarters, 80th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 134 (May 23, 1945)
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 Walter L. Romero (ASN: 38676358), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the Anti-Tank Company, 317th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division, in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States from 24 to 26 December 1944 in Luxembourg.
During the attack on Kehmen, Luxembourg, during the period 24 to 26 December 1944, Corporal Romero, a platoon runner, distinguished himself by gallant action in carrying out his duties under intense enemy fire and severe weather conditions.
On 24 December 1944, he guided his platoon through deep snows to their defensive positions despite the enemy fire.
On 25 December 1944, he acted as an observer for an attached tank unit and while constantly under fire relayed fire missions to the tank commander.
On 26 December 1944, when his platoon was subjected to devastating enemy machine gun fire he guided a friendly tank to a position from which it destroyed the enemy machine gun and permitted the riflemen to liberate Kehmen, Luxembourg.
Corporal Romero's courage, initiative, and untiring devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army.

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Honoree ID: 316130   Created by: drjones46




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