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First Name: Sylvester

Last Name: Kubala

Birthplace: Bomarton, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Iowa Park, TX
Middle Name: J.

Date of Birth: 31 December 1918

Date of Death: 02 January 1968

Rank: Private First Class

Years Served:
Sylvester Joseph Kubala

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)
•  Korean War (1950 - 1953)


Sylvester Joseph Kubala

Private 1st Class, U. S. Army

Silver Star

Headquarters, 70th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 93 (August 11, 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 Private First Class Sylvester J. Kubala (ASN: 18033101), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with Company C, 276th Infantry Regiment, 70th Infantry Division, on 4 January 1945.
When an enemy machine gun threatened to halt his platoon's advance, Private First Class Kubala crawled 100 yards over snow-covered terrain in daylight, under severe hostile fire, to a position from where he could engage the German gun. Disregarding the hail of enemy fire, he single-handedly charged the gun, firing his M-1 rifle as he ran, killing two of the crew and capturing four others. His intrepid and courageous action accounted for an enemy machine gun and six Germans, and enabled his platoon to continue its advance.

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Texas WWII Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 316142   Created by: drjones46




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