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First Name: Otto

Last Name: Nance

Birthplace: Dallas, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

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

Date of Birth: 14 August 1921

Date of Death: 26 April 1945

Rank: First Lieutenant

Years Served:
Otto Austin Nance, Jr.

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Otto Austin Nance, Jr.

1st Lieutenant, U. S. Army

Silver Star

Headquarters, 35th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 27 (April 21, 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) Otto A. Nance, Jr. (ASN: 520358), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the 35th Infantry Division, in action near ****, Germany, on 8 March 1945.
At the point of his platoon as they attacked and were pinned down by enemy fire, Lieutenant Nance personally led his men in a charge against an enemy-held house and seized it. Then, despite the fact that his carbine had jammed and was useless, he raided an enemy hideout near the building and captured five prisoners.
His utter disregard for personal safety, his courage, leadership and inspirational bravery reflect credit upon him as an officer and upon the military service of the United States.

Origin of Nickname/Handle:

Texas Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 317317   Created by: drjones46




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