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First Name: Alsey

Last Name: Sanders

Birthplace: USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Devine, TX
Middle Name: P.

Date of Birth: 12 January 1921

Date of Death: 16 January 1989

Rank: Sergeant

Years Served:
Alsey Phillip Sanders, Jr.

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Alsey Phillip Sanders, Jr.

Sergeant, U. S. Army

Silver Star

Headquarters, 35th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 31 (May 8, 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 Alsey P. Sanders, Jr. (ASN: 18057896), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the 35th Infantry Division, in action near ****, Germany, on 10 April 1945.
Sergeant Sanders was a member of a forward observer's party accompanying leading elements of the 1st Battalion, *** Infantry Regiment, which was temporarily halted by enemy machine gun and small arms fire as they neared their objective. Armed only with a rifle, Sergeant Sanders worked his way forward to a vantage point, placed effective fire upon enemy positions, then returned and guided a group of tank destroyers forward, pointing out targets which were promptly brought under fire and neutralized. He then returned to his observation post and assisted in directing artillery fire upon enemy positions.
His aggressiveness, coolness and bravery under fire reflect credit upon Sergeant Sanders' character as a soldier.

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Texas Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 317343   Created by: drjones46




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