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First Name: Raymond

Last Name: Little

Birthplace: Burlington, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: San Antonio, TX
Middle Name: E.

Date of Birth: 16 October 1920

Date of Death: 15 September 1991

Rank: Staff Sergeant

Years Served:
Raymond Eugene Little

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Raymond Eugene Little

Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army

Silver Star

Headquarters, 82d Airborne Division, General Orders No. 97 (June 28, 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 Staff Sergeant Raymond E. Little (ASN: 38112792), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, in action on 19 January 1945, near ****, Belgium.
When the assault platoon was caught in the crossfire of two well displaced machine guns, Staff Sergeant Little leaped to his feet and seizing a light machine gun from a wounded comrade rushed to a position exposed to their fire, silenced one and rendered fire of the other inaccurate. He moved to the right flank and fired on a group of approximately thirty enemy riflemen that were attempting to cut off the platoon and forced them to flee, killing and wounding several.
Staff Sergeant Little's daring, single-handed attack repelled all the attacking enemy forces, saving the platoon from a very precarious position and reflects the highest credit upon himself and the American Parachute Forces.

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Texas Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 317315   Created by: drjones46




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