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First Name: Thiele

Last Name: Harvey

Birthplace: Memphis, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Marines (present)

Home of Record: Odessa, TX
Middle Name: F.

Date of Birth:

Rank: Private First Class

Years Served:
Thiele Fowler Harvey, Jr.

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Thiele Fowler Harvey, Jr.

Private 1st Class, U. S. Marine Corps

Silver Star

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Private First Class Thiele F. Harvey, Jr. (MCSN: 820917), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity while serving with Company C, First Battalion, Twenty-sixth Marines, FIFTH Marine Division in action against enemy Japanese forces on Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands on 20 February 1945.
When his three man patrol which was sent out to establish contact with the adjoining company was ambushed by heavy fire form an enemy machine gun and one of the men was seriously wounded, Private First Class Harvey dragged the fallen Marine under heavy fire to the shelter of a nearby hole. Remaining with the wounded man while his companion went for aid, he held off the hostile forces with his rifle and hand grenades until the arrival of the rescue party. Then, exposing himself to enemy fire and directing accurate heavy fire on the Japanese position, he successfully covered the evacuation of the casualty. By his initiative, courage and unselfish devotion to duty, he undoubtedly saved the life of his comrade and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Origin of Nickname/Handle:

Texas WWII Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 316308   Created by: drjones46




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