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First Name: Jack

Last Name: Hamby

Birthplace: OK, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Amarillo, TX
Middle Name: M.

Date of Birth: 09 March 1921

Date of Death: 14 April 1946

Rank: Private First Class

Years Served:
Jack Milton Hamby, Jr.

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Jack Milton Hamby, Jr.

Private 1st Class, U. S. Army

Silver Star

Headquarters, 1st Infantry Division, General Orders No. 23 (May 27, 1944)
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Private First Class Jack M. Hamby (ASN: 6955194), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with Company E, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against the enemy in the vicinity of Gela, Sicily, on 11 July 1943.
When an enemy machine gun threatened his company's flank, Private First Class Hamby fearlessly crossed hazardous terrain under heavy fire and destroyed the enemy gun with a rocket launcher. His fearless devotion to duty enabled in the face of heavy enemy fire enabled his company to repel the enemy attack.

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Texas WWII Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 316140   Created by: drjones46




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