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First Name: Jack

Last Name: Myers

Birthplace: TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

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

Date of Birth: 09 November 1921

Date of Death: 22 October 1988

Rank: Staff Sergeant

Years Served:
Jack Gordon Myers

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Jack Gordon Myers

Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army

Silver Star

Headquarters, 35th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 51 (November 8, 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 Staff Sergeant Jack G. Myers (ASN: 38424871), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the 35th Infantry Division, in action near ****, France, on 28 September 1944.
Sergeant Myers, leading his squad as point for the advance of tank-mounted Company B, *** Infantry Regiment, had the mission of contacting the enemy and forcing them to expose their position. Observing an enemy tank in the wooded terrain, Sergeant Myers notified the company commander of the presence of enemy armor, and then placed his men in advantageous positions. While so engaged, he heard the voices of enemy infantrymen. Directing the fire of his automatic weapons upon the enemy, a fire fight ensued in which Sergeant Myers was wounded as he moved among his men, directing their fire.
Despite his wound, and in the face of enemy fire, Sergeant Myers reorganized his defense and began a withdrawal intended to lure the enemy into the open. At this point, Sergeant Myers fainted from loss of blood. His gallant actions are in accord with the military traditions of the United States.

Origin of Nickname/Handle:

Texas Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 317253   Created by: drjones46




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