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First Name: Mervin

Last Name: Cross

Birthplace: Caldwell, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Caldwell, TX

Date of Birth: 02 December 1920

Date of Death: 22 February 2004

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Years Served:
Mervin Cross

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Mervin Cross

2nd Lieutenant, U. S. Army

Silver Star

Headquarters, 36th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 60 (March 3, 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 Second Lieutenant (Infantry) Mervin Cross (ASN: 0-2010606), United States Army, for gallantry in action while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force while serving with the 143d Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, in action against the enemy on 7 December 1944 in France.
His gallant actions and dedicated devotion to duty, without regard for his own life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.

Origin of Nickname/Handle:

Texas Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 317277   Created by: drjones46




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