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First Name: Gus

Last Name: Henson

Birthplace: IL, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Dallas, TX
Middle Name: C.

Date of Birth: 27 October 1908

Date of Death: 21 November 2006

Rank: Captain

Years Served:
Gus C. Henson

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


Gus C. Henson

Captain, U. S. Army

Silver Star

Headquarters, 8th Armored Division, General Orders No. 46 (June 7, 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 Captain (Field Artillery) Gus C. Henson, United States Army, for gallantry in action against the enemy while serving with the 8th Armored Division in Germany on 1 April 1945.
When an infantry platoon was pinned down by enemy small arms and artillery fire, Captain Henson braved the fire to got to their aid. Upon making contact with the trapped men, he found that they were disorganized and in great danger of annihilation. Displaying the highest qualities of leadership, he reorganized the platoon, made personal reconnaissance and using all available cover, led the men to safety. Captain Henson's keen knowledge and outstanding personal bravery reflect great credit on himself and are in keeping with the highest traditions of the Armed forces of the United States.

Origin of Nickname/Handle:

Texas WWII Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 316500   Created by: drjones46




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