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First Name: Al

Last Name: Carroll

Birthplace: Lohn, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Lohn, TX
Middle Name: B.

Date of Birth: 06 January 1924

Date of Death: 18 January 1944

Rank: Private First Class

Years Served:
Al Bernard Carroll

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Al Bernard Carroll

Private 1st Class, U. S. Army

Silver Star

Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the South Pacific Area, General Orders No. 395 (March 15, 1944)
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Private First Class Al Bernard Carroll (ASN: 38371974), United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving with Company F, 164th Infantry Regiment, Americal Division, in action at Bougainville, Solomon Islands, on 18 January 1944.
On that date, as the point, defending his platoon's right flank, Private First Class Carroll suffered painful wounds in his shoulder. When the platoon leader gave him permission to retire for medical treatment, Private First Class Carroll bravely refused, knowing that the fire-power of his automatic weapon would give his platoon the time needed to prove its defense. Disregarding his wounds he continued firing effectively until he was mortally wounded by enemy machine-gun fire.
Private Carroll's courageous actions reflected great credit upon himself and served as an inspiration to the officers and men of his battalion. His gallant actions and selfless devotion to duty, without regard for his own safety, were in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.

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Texas WWII Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 316138   Created by: drjones46




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