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First Name: T.

Last Name: Cunningham

Birthplace: TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Dallas, TX
Middle Name: J.

Date of Birth: 18 November 1923

Date of Death: 06 May 2009

Rank: Technical Sergeant

Years Served:
T. J. Cunningham

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


T. J. Cunningham

Technical Sergeant, U. S. Army

Silver Star

Headquarters, 11th Airborne Division, General Orders No. 23 (February 10, 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 Sergeant T. J. Cunningham (ASN: 38473846), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the 11th Airborne Division on Leyte, Philippine Islands, on 6 December 1944.
During an attack against the enemy, Sergeant Cunningham moved forward in the face of intense hostile fire to an extremely exposed forward position and rescued a wounded comrade. In the performance of this heroic deed, Sergeant Cunningham was wounded.
His daring initiative and high sense of loyalty to his fellow soldiers were an inspiration to his unit and exemplify the finest traditions of the military service.

Origin of Nickname/Handle:

Texas Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 317280   Created by: drjones46




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