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First Name: Uriel

Last Name: Griggs

Birthplace: USA


Branch: Army (1784 - present)

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

Date of Birth: 1922

Date of Death: 1993

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Years Served:
Uriel H. Griggs, Jr.

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Uriel H. Griggs, Jr.

2nd Lieutenant, U. S. Army

Silver Star

Headquarters, 90th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 233 (December 24, 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 Second Lieutenant (Field Artillery) Uriel H. Griggs, Jr. (ASN: 0-1184505), United States Army, for gallantry in action against the enemy while serving with the 241st Field Artillery Battalion, 90th Infantry Division in action on 13 December 1944 in the vicinity of Dillingen, Germany.
When visibility from a pillbox used as an Observation Post became limited, Second Lieutenant Griggs moved outside to a position under heavy observed enemy small arms fire at close range. He, at risk of his life, remained in this position, directed and adjusted accurate artillery fire which knocked out one enemy machine gun, three enemy mortars and killed approximately fifty enemy soldiers. The combined courage and technical knowledge of Second Lieutenant Griggs aided materially in the repulsion of the enemy counterattack.
His gallantry was in accordance with high military tradition.

Origin of Nickname/Handle:

Texas Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 317287   Created by: drjones46




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