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First Name: William

Last Name: Carr

Birthplace: Clint, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Marines (present)

Home of Record: Marfa, TX
Middle Name: J.

Date of Birth:

Rank: Private First Class

Years Served:
William J. Carr

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


William J. Carr

Private 1st Class, U. S. Marine Corps

Silver Star

Commanding General, Fleet Marine Force Pacific: Serial 99714
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Private First Class William J. Carr (MCSN: 448982), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity while serving as a Rifleman of Company G, Second Battalion, Fourth Marines, SIXTH Marine Division, in action against enemy Japanese forces on Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, 22 May 1945.
When he and another Marine were seriously wounded while advancing to a forward position, Private First Class Carr made his way alone to the Company Command Post to report the situation rather than call for stretcher bearers and endanger their lives.
Proceeding to the aid station for treatment and finding the corpsmen fully occupied with other casualties, he refused morphine to alleviate his pain and immediately returned through intense enemy fire to aid his wounded comrade. Again braving heavy fire, he succeeded in carrying the Marine to safety and treatment. By his initiative, gallant spirit and courageous devotion to duty, Private First Class Carr upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

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Texas WWII Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 316232   Created by: drjones46




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