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First Name: Frederick

Last Name: Silvey

Birthplace: Bexar Co., TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: San Antonio, TX
Middle Name: J.

Date of Birth: 26 May 1915

Date of Death: 12 June 1987

Rank: Colonel

Years Served:
Frederick Joseph Silvey

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Frederick Joseph Silvey

Colonel, U. S. Army

Silver Star

Headquarters, 82d Airborne Division, General Orders No. 111 (July 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 (Field Artillery) Frederick J. Silvey (ASN: 0-356134), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the 319th Glider Field Artillery Battalion, 82d Airborne Division, in action on 11 July 1944, near ****, France.
When his battalion was supporting an infantry counterattack, Major Silvey moved forward with the riflemen as assurance that the close-in artillery fire was friendly and under control. When radio communication failed, he formed a voice team to his battalion through the infantry command post. He moved about through intense small arms, mortar, and artillery fire with complete disregard for his own safety. This example was instrumental in maintaining the momentum of the attack. Major Silvey's aggressiveness, courage and calm devotion to duty in the face of danger are in keeping with the highest traditions of the Airborne Forces.

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Texas WWII Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 316557   Created by: drjones46




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