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First Name: Addison

Last Name: Wilson

Birthplace: McKinney, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

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

Date of Birth: 05 February 1919

Date of Death: 20 July 2007

Rank: Captain

Years Served:
Addison George Wilson, Jr.

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Addison George Wilson, Jr.

Captain, U. S. Army

Silver Star

Headquarters, II Corps, General Orders No. 36 (June 9, 1944)
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 Addison G. Wilson, Jr. (ASN: 0-409709), United States Army, for gallantry in action on 6 December 1944 in the vicinity of Mount Defense, Italy.
While descending a trail down the mountain which had been zeroed in by enemy mortars, Captain Brown and Major Maurice K. Brown were caught in a heavy mortar concentration which killed four of our infantry and wounded several others. Repeatedly exposing themselves to continued mortar and artillery fire they gave first aid to the wounded. Then they proceeded over a stretch of the trail and of open ground which was receiving extremely heavy shell fire in order to reach the nearest Aid Station and notify litter bearers where the wounded were located. Their repeated risk of their lives in voluntarily exposing themselves to heavy mortar and shell fire was far beyond the call of duty and reflects the highest traditions of the military service.

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Texas WWII Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 316564   Created by: drjones46




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