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First Name: Alexander

Last Name: Sutton

Birthplace: USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Houston, TX
Middle Name: G.

Date of Birth: 03 October 1913

Date of Death: 23 July 1986

Rank: Colonel

Years Served:
Alexander Garrett Sutton, Jr.

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


Alexander Garrett Sutton, Jr.

Colonel, U. S. Army

Silver Star

Headquarters, 35th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 28 (April 24, 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 Major (Corps of Engineers) Alexander G. Sutton, Jr. (ASN: 0-328595), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the 35th Infantry Division, in action in the vicinity of ****, Germany, on 2 March 1945.
While conducting a forward reconnaissance, Major Sutton, Executive Officer, *** Engineer Combat Battalion, encountered disorganized elements of a task force isolated by a road crater connecting an anti-tank ditch on either side of the road, and subjected to intense enemy mortar and small arms fire. Without hesitation, Major Sutton exposed himself to the full fury of the enemy fire, reorganized forces present, supervised evacuation of the wounded, and personally assisted in evacuating one wounded soldier from a point fifty yards in front of the crater.
He sent for a squad of engineers and, using other forces to provide covering fire, construction an expedient fill of logs and debris, thereby surmounting a most difficult obstacle and enabling the task force to continue its forward progress. His intrepidity and fearless leadership are in accord with the military traditions of the United States.

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Texas WWII Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 316556   Created by: drjones46




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