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First Name: Lewis

Last Name: Chevaillier

Birthplace: Marshall, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Marshall, TX
Middle Name: B.

Date of Birth: 20 September 1915

Rank: First Lieutenant

Years Served:
Lewis B. Chevaillier

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Lewis B. Chevaillier

1st Lieutenant, U. S. Army

Silver Star

Headquarters, U.S. Forces, Pacific, General Orders No. 225 (October 5, 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 First Lieutenant (Coast Artillery Corps) Lewis B. Chevaillier (ASN: 0-380494), United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving with Battery B, 60th Coast Artillery Regiment (Anti Aircraft), in action at Corregidor, Philippine Islands, on 30 April 1942.
During an intense Japanese artillery shelling of Corregidor, several men were severely wounded and left lying in an exposed position. Although the island was alerted for enemy air raids and the shelling continued without interruption, Lieutenant Chevaillier, with no thought of personal safety, voluntarily left his covered position and assisted in evacuating the wounded men to a first aid station several hundred yards distant. By his gallant and courageous actions, Lieutenant Chevaillier fully exemplified the heroic spirit of the dauntless defenders of Corregidor. His gallant actions and selfless devotion to duty, without regard for his own safety, were in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.

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Texas WWII Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 316491   Created by: drjones46




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