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First Name: Robert

Last Name: Harwood

Birthplace: Gause, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

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

Date of Birth: 14 September 1916

Date of Death: 17 October 2013

Rank: Technical Sergeant

Years Served:
Robert Henry Harwood, Sr.

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Robert Henry Harwood, Sr.

Technical Sergeant, U. S. Army

Silver Star

Headquarters, 6th Armored Division, General Orders No. 1 (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 Technical Sergeant Robert H. Harwood, United States Army, for gallantry in action against the enemy while serving with Company C, 44th Armored Infantry Battalion, 6th Armored Division, in the vicinity of Eincheville, France on 15 November 1944.
After receiving a wound, he continued to lead his platoon in the attack and was wounded again. Refusing to pause for medical treatment, he traveled sixty yards to direct supporting fire on enemy machine gun positions. Returning to the head of his platoon, he continued the attack and aided in capturing seventy prisoners.
Only when the mission was completed, and he had been struck for the third time, would he allow himself to be evacuated. His courageous actions and heroic efforts reflect high praise upon himself and the United States Army.

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Texas WWII Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 316166   Created by: drjones46




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