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First Name: Louis

Last Name: Ivey

Birthplace: Hardin Co., TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Diboll, TX
Middle Name: H.

Date of Birth: 24 August 1918

Date of Death: 06 August 1982

Rank: Technician Fifth Grade

Years Served:
Louis Harold Ivey

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Louis Harold Ivey

Technician 5th Grade, U. S. Army

Silver Star

Headquarters, 8th Armored Division, General Orders No. 1 (February 8, 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 Louis H. Ivey (ASN: 38055841), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with Company C, 7th Armored Infantry Battalion, 8th Armored Division, on 25 January 1945.
Private Ivey with other members of his squad was engaged in clearing the town of Berg, Germany. As they approached the last houses in town the entire squad was pinned down by sniper and machine gun fire. Private Ivey, disregarding his own personal safety and with no assistance, moved his machine gun to a position where he could bring flanking fire on the enemy gun. This action permitted the rest of the squad to advance.
During this entire operation Private Ivey was under heavy mortar and machine gun fire. Private Ivey's initiative and aggressiveness made possible the capture of eight prisoners and allowed his squad to continue its advance. His actions reflect great credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of the United States.

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Texas WWII Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 316153   Created by: drjones46




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