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First Name: Guinn

Last Name: Goodrich

Birthplace: Nashville, TN, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: El Paso, TX
Middle Name: B.

Date of Birth: 21 September 1910

Date of Death: 11 May 2004

Rank: Colonel

Years Served:
Guinn B. Goodrich

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)
•  Korean War (1950 - 1953)
•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)


Guinn B. Goodrich

Colonel, U. S. Army

Silver Star

Headquarters, 8th Armored Division, General Orders No. 81 (August 4, 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 Lieutenant Colonel (Armor) Guinn B. Goodrich (ASN: 0308572), United States Army, for gallantry in action against the enemy while Commanding the 18th Tank Battalion, 8th Armored Division, in Germany on 29 March 1945 and 5 April 1945 and April 12, 1945.
As a leader of a task force, Colonel Goodrich displayed outstanding gallantry in the engagements with enemy forces. On one occasion he moved his command post so close to behind assaulting elements that he was under constant artillery and mortar fire. While personally directing one operation he was painfully wounded by shrapnel.
After receiving medical treatment he continued to carry on his duties. His close personal supervision and tactical skill resulted greatly reduced casualties in his task force and in all actions Colonel Goodrich demonstrated courage and disregard for his own safety that was an inspiration to his men and in keeping with the highest traditions of the Armed forces of the United States.

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Texas WWII Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 316497   Created by: drjones46




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